Tour: HML - 2013 (HML) - 2013 / 2014

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Dutch Dinner and Evening Walk in Old Amsterdam Accompanied by your tour director, stroll through some of Amsterdam's oldest streets and view historical 17th century buildings, monuments and the Oude Church. A typical dinner in a cozy restaurant is included.

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person


Marksburg Castle Enjoy a guided visit of Marksburg Castle, located on a hill overlooking the Rhine River. It has survived time and is one of the best examples of medieval architecture in Germany. The earliest part of the castle was constructed in a triangular layout built in the Romanesque style. Later in the 13th century, it was bought by Count Eberhard II of Katzenelnbogen, whose family was one of the wealthiest in the Rhineland, and was expanded in the Gothic style, giving the castle its unique present-day form. It has also been used as a fortress, a home for disabled soldiers, and a state prison.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person


Classical Austrian Dinner Enjoy a delicious Austrian dinner with drinks at a typical local restaurant.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Heurigen Dinner Enjoy dinner with music and wine at one of the Heurigen (wine taverns) in the wine-growing area of the Vienna Woods. A Heuriger is a tavern that serves its own wine from the current harvest year and traditional fare such as Wienerschnitzel and Apfelstrudel.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Schoenbrunn Palace One of Europe's most impressive baroque palace complexes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and former summer residence of the imperial family, Schonbrunn was originally built in 1642 and later redesigned from the ground up by Empress Maria Theresa. The dazzling residential apartments and state rooms with their original furnishings and decorations, and the impressive park and gardens surrounding the palace, convey an authentic impression of the imperial lifestyle.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person


Waltz and Operetta Concert An opera house orchestra and soloists perform famous works by Johann Strauss, Lehar, Mozart, and more in one of the city's elegant concert halls.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person


Excursion to Mount Titlis Drive to Alpine Engelberg - Central Switzerland renowned sport centre - to take the Titlis-Rotair, world's first revolving cable car, up to 10,000 feet where eternal snow resists even the summer sun. A panoramic view all the way up with 360 degree vistas on glaciers and icefalls. If you are looking for a nice place to rest the Restaurant on top of Mount Titlis is the one for you with breathtaking views from its terrace and solarium.

Approximate value: €78 EUR per person


Mount Pilatus Journey almost 7,000 feet (2,132m)up - via the world's steepestcogwheel railway (with an inclination of 48 degrees), the silent aerial tramway and the panoramic gondola for spectacular views over central Switzerland. The Mount Pilatus mountain range was first inhabited by Celtic herdsmen and later became well-known to travelers worldwide when completion of the Gotthard Route made the area more accessible. The rugged cliffs above Lucerne have been cloaked in myth and legend since the Middle Ages when it was believed that a dragon with healing powers and spirits inhabited the rocky crevices.

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person


One Hour Cruise on Lake Lucerne Board your private motorboat for an enchanting and relaxing one-hour cruise on glassy Lake Lucerne, also known as the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery and admire fjords, bays, and rolling meadows.

Approximate value: €32 EUR per person


Dinner and Show at La Nouvelle Eve No visit to Paris is complete without a night out at the cabaret! Enjoy a whirling international dinner show (unlimited wine) at Pigalle's one and only La Nouvelle Eve.

Approximate value: €124 EUR per person


Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show and a glass of champagne completes your evening in style.

Approximate value: €167 EUR per person


Dinner Party and Illumination Drive A perfect introduction to Paris! After a full-course dinner with choices of typical French dishes, drinks included, your tour director will show you the "City of Light."

Approximate value: €68 EUR per person


Excursion to the Louvre Museum Your guide will bring to life the most celebrated treasures of the impressive Louvre Museum, including da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Built originally as a royal fortress in the Middle Ages, the Central Arts Museum was opened to the public in 1793. The Louvre holds 35,000 works of art divided into eight categories: paintings, prints & drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, and Islamic art. NOTE: This excursion is not available to groups on Tuesdays, public holidays, and Sundays.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person


Excursion to the Palace of Versailles Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person