Continental Introduction (HY) - 2014 / 2015

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14 Day Tour from Paris to Amsterdam


Continental Introduction
The Eiffel Tower in Paris
The Eiffel Tower in Paris
Enjoy the gorgeous views of Rome
The Roman Forum, where Roman legions marched in triumph
Saint Peters Square in Rome
Visit the world famous Roman Forum
Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age
Lion Monument
The beautiful Rhine Valley
Visit Paris’s famed Eiffel Tower

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.

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: €164 EUR per person


Excursion to Montmartre Leaving from Pigalle take a little train for an enjoyable ride up to Montmartre, the most artistic and picturesque district in Paris, with its impressive landmark white-domed Basilica of Sacre-Coeur built in the late 19th century in Byzantine style. Admire the surprising view over the rooftops of Paris and walk around Montmartre's narrow streets to discover unexpected jewels like Saint Peter's Church - one of the most ancient in Paris, the Lapin Agile - the oldest of Montmartre's cabarets, the Bateau Lavoir - where Picasso created cubism, and the grocery store featured in the movie "Amelie". Soak up the atmosphere of Place du Tertre and watch the portrait artists in action or even sit for one of them yourself before returning to Pigalle by funicular.

Approximate value: €29 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


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


Lugano Lake Cruise and Dinner Embark your private boat for a relaxing cruise on breathtaking Lake Lugano. See the quaint former fishing village of Gandria, and learn about the local traditions and dishes in a typical Swiss grotto surrounded by nature. Also cruise past Campione d'Italia, an Italian enclave on Swiss territory, and the charming church of Madonna dei Ghirli.

Approximate value: €70 EUR per person


Orientation Drive & Roman Dinner Enjoy an unforgettable drive through some of the "Eternal City's" more exclusive streets. Marvel at the impressive piazzas, fountains, ancient buildings in all their majesty, and much more. This tour will include a 4-course dinner, with wine and soft drinks, at a popular Roman restaurant.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person


Roman Highlights Enjoy a guided stroll through the historical center of Rome. Your Tour Director will propose a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. For instance: Trastevere and its Basilica of Santa Maria, or the baroque district with Campo de' Fiori, the Pantheon, San Luigi dei Francesi, famed Piazza Navona, Via dei Condotti, Piazza del Popolo with its church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and displays of Caravaggio paintings.

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person


A Venetian Night Out including Transfer Travel by private water taxi along the splendid Grand Canal with its elegant palaces to a fine Venetian restaurant. Taste four mouth-watering courses of local specialties and wine or soft drinks. After dinner there is time to explore and absorb the unique, romantic atmosphere of Venice by night.

Approximate value: €71 EUR per person


Gondola Serenade Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas. These long, narrow, flat-bottomed boats with a high prow and stern were designed specifically for the Venetian canals and made in unique shipyards called Squero. Black is the obligatory color, due to a law passed to reduce how the rich and noble over-decorated their personal craft. The comb at the front of the gondola is made of iron and serves not only to balance the boat, but is also the symbol of gondolas and Venice. The six comb teeth represent the six Venetian districts-i sestieri.

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person


Evening Walk in Old Amsterdam and Red Light District Tonight meet your local guide and stroll through some of Amsterdam's oldest streets and view historical 17th century buildings, monuments and the Oude Church. Also wander through the sinful streets of Amsterdam exploring its surprising night life. Visit "De Wallen" (Red Light District), in the past considered one of the most dangerous streets in Amsterdam, where sailors could be found searching for local amusement. You will learn about the realities and legends of this worldwide famous district, still visited by thousands of tourists every day.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person


The Bulb Fields and Keukenhof This colorful excursion drives through outstanding flower fields to Keukenhof Park, where you will have time to admire some of the world's most beautiful spring flowers. Garden enthusiasts and nature lovers can celebrate spring when the 79-acre (32-hectare) park will be a feast for the eyes, with a staggering 7 million bulbs in full bloom, flowering shrubs, centuries-old trees, and ornamental lakes with fountains. There are untold opportunities for amateur and professional photographers, and art devotees will also enjoy the pieces around the park by famous Dutch and foreign artists.

Approximate value: €34 EUR per person


Volendam, Its Windmill, Cheese Farm and Dutch Dinner Visit a Dutch cheese farm and windmill, before enjoying a typical Dutch dinner with drinks in a local restaurant in the quaint fishing village of Volendam, where many inhabitants still wear traditional costumes.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person