MAP - European Charm with London 2017

European Charm with London (HBT)

15 Day Tour from Amsterdam to London

2017 Tour Details

On this charming European tour, you will visit some of Europe's most beautiful cities and witness some of its most spectacular scenery. Your tour starts with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and ends with a sightseeing tour and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. In between, you will have some amazing experiences. History buffs will enjoy walking the cobblestone streets of Heidelberg’s Old Town; admiring the ramparts and towers in Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character; visiting the Bavarian Alps’ Ettal Abbey, founded in 1330 by Benedictine monks and later rebuilt after a fire in 1744; and exploring Venice’s Doges’ Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century;.

Those who love spectacular scenery will also be delighted on this European tour. You'll overnight in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy's most famous ski resort in the Dolomites. You'll board a mountain train that climbs to car-free Zermatt, a quaint and romantic village with rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. You'll drive along the coastline of Lake Geneva, the "Swiss Riviera,” and you'll enjoy a scenic Rhine cruise, with its historical castles and charming villages.

Globus has also included some-out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll enjoy dinner with beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, a liquor tasting in Ettal, a visit to Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of King Ludwig II's castles, and a Prosecco wine tasting in Italy. These charming experiences and much more—including a thrilling ride on the high-speed Eurostar train—are just part of what makes this a one-of-a-kind European vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing; canal cruise; visit a major diamond center
RHINE CRUISE
HEIDELBERG
Take pictures of the castle; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with beer at the Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant
ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town
MUNICH
Orientation including Marienplatz
OBERAMMERGAU AREA
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit Ettal Benedictine Abbey; liquor tasting
NEUSCHWANSTEIN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit King Ludwig’s castle
INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO
Stay overnight in Italy’s most famous ski resort
CONEGLIANO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Prosecco wine tasting
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
LAKE MAGGIORE
Stop in the town of Stresa
TÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH
By mountain train
LAUSANNE–PARIS
By high-speed TGV train (first-class)
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower
PARIS-LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar Train
LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • The Dolomites
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam

Transportation:

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat in Venice; mountain train in Zermatt; high-speed, first-class TGV train; high-speed Eurostar train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special dinner in Heidelberg

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland

Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions and Tour Director for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Amsterdam

See the main sights of the 700-year-old capital with a Local Guide, like the Royal Palace, Mint Tower, the original Heineken Brewery, the Rijksmuseum, and more. Highlight is a leisurely CANAL CRUISE along the patrician mansions and gabled façades. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, and a working windmill, followed by dinner in the pretty fishing village of Volendam.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Amsterdam–Heidelberg, Germany

On the way to Germany, pass the Dutch region best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far. Highlight of the day is a romantic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and half-timbered towns. Arrive in Heidelberg, walk the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town, and take photographs of its castle. Next, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 Heidelberg–Rothenburg–Munich–Oberammergau Area

Admire the ramparts, towers, and 16th-century houses in medieval Rothenburg, famous for Christmas ornaments. Hear why this town was spared during the Thirty Years’ War. Next is Munich, capital of Bavaria. Drive by the Olympic Stadium with its 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls, before continuing to the peaceful village of Ettal.

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Day 5 Oberammergau Area

A special highlight today: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit beautiful ETTAL ABBEY, nestled at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Founded in 1330 by Benedictine monks, the original structure was destroyed by a fire in 1744 and later rebuilt in baroque style. See the beautiful frescoes that adorn the ceilings and walls, and the marvelous altars. Also on the agenda: a TASTING of the LIQUOR produced by the abbey monks. Later, free time in Oberammergau to get acquainted with the history and traditions of this Passion Play village. To round off your stay in this area, maybe join the exciting optional excursions to Linderhof Castle with its beautiful terraced gardens, and a Bavarian dinner to try out traditional dishes and enjoy local entertainment.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Oberammergau Area–Neuschwanstein–Innsbruck, Austria–Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy

In the heart of the Bavarian Alps you will see two castles practically facing each other. Hohenschwangau is the castle where King Ludwig II grew up, but the most famous one is the one you will visit: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which inspired Walt Disney and was featured in the movie The Monuments Men. Next is Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian Tyrol. Stroll through the Old Town to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Time to shop for crystal, for which the city is famous, before continuing across spectacular Brenner Pass into Italy and the Dolomites. Overnight is in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s most famous ski resort.

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Day 7 Cortina d’Ampezzo–Conegliano–Venice

Drive through the impressive Dolomites, the “Rocky Mountains of Europe,” and stop in Conegliano Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite for a Prosecco WINE TASTING. Learn about the creation of this unique sparkling wine that can only be produced in the Friuli-Veneto region. Continue to Venice, city of romantics. Tonight, you may wish to join our optional excursion, “A Venetian Night Out,” including an exclusive, private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Venice

Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional gondola ride.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 Venice–Lake Maggiore–Zermatt, Switzerland

A comfortable drive to the Italian-Swiss Lake District. In elegant Stresa at Lake Maggiore, an optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged before crossing lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its excellent wines and great mountain resorts. To reach the most famous of them, leave the coach behind in Täsch and board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn.

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Day 10 Zermatt–Montreux

Morning at leisure. A suggestion: ride Europe’s highest rack railway to 10,272-foot Gornergrat for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps. Next, motor through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley and arrive at Lake Geneva in Montreux, of festival fame.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 11 Montreux–Lausanne–Paris, France

Drive along the coastline of Lake Geneva, the “Swiss Riviera,” to Lausanne, home to the International Olympic Committee. Here, board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. On arrival, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the most renowned sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. For a bird’s-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris’ most iconic landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. This evening, you may wish to try out local specialties at one of Paris’ lively restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 At Leisure in Paris

Another day to enjoy what this extraordinary metropolis has to offer. To enhance your stay, choose from our list of optional excursions: the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa, and the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 Paris–London, England

You will be transferred by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the afternoon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 London

Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the most famous landmarks, a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, and the Changing of the Guard, if held. Optional afternoon excursions to Windsor Castle or the Tower of London are available. And tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CATERINA THIEL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Even though I have been directing tours for many years, I am still passionate about sharing my knowledge and love for European culture and history with my guests. Each tour is a personal challenge as I strive to make everybody feel special, and to create a lasting memory of their journey through our continent's colorful and rich diversity, in the hope they return home inspired and stimulated.

Tour Director - CATERINA THIEL

 Accommodations

Amsterdam
Heidelberg
Oberammergau
Cortina D'Ampezzo
Venice
Zermatt
Paris
London

Amsterdam

Room Mate Aitana

Superior First-Class

Room Mate Aitana Ijdok 6, Amsterdam,  Netherlands

Ijdok 6
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A 284 room designer hotel recently built on the new artificial island in the IJ river and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel boasts a trendy cosmopolitan restaurant, which serves international food, the lounge bar provides a stylish setting for drinks and there is also a fitness center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access

Heidelberg

NH Heidelberg

First-Class

NH Heidelberg Bergheimer Strasse 91, Heidelberg,  Germany

Bergheimer Strasse 91
Heidelberg, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

NH Heidelberg is located in the center of Heidelberg, perfect for getting to know one of Germany's most lovely and romantic cities and the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. Heidelberg is famous for its science and research activities, history, high-profile companies, and elite universities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Oberammergau

Klosterhotel Ludwing Der Bayer

First-Class

Klosterhotel Ludwing Der Bayer Kaiser-Ludwig-Pl. 10-12, Ettal,  Germany

Kaiser-Ludwig-Pl. 10-12
Ettal, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The "Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer" is located in Bavaria's Werdenfelser region and offers a wide array arrangements to fit your personal needs and tastes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Cortina D'Ampezzo

Ancora

First-Class

Ancora Corso Italia, 62, Cortina D

Corso Italia, 62
Cortina D'ampezzo (Bl), Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Set amidst the stunning Dolomites, this charming Alpine-style 49-room hotel was built in 1826 and follows an architectural style typical of the Ampezzo region with characteristic wooden balconies and is uniquely styled with traditional furnishings and original works of art. This family-run property serves Italian and International cosine by candlelight in its restaurant with Gothic style vaulted ceiling and the unique Viennese Terrace decorated in Biedermeier style is a delightful place to enjoy a drink and admire the scenery. Other amenities include a spa area with saunas and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms

Venice

NH Laguna Palace

First-Class

NH Laguna Palace Viale Ancona 2, Venice-Mestre,  Italy

Viale Ancona 2
Venice-Mestre, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern hotel with conference facilities, moorings for almost 400 boats in adjoining marina; 25 minute shuttle to center of Venice.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning

Zermatt

Pollux

First-Class

Pollux Bahnhofstrasse, 28, Zermatt,   Switzerland

Bahnhofstrasse, 28
Zermatt, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Chalet style hotel with modern comforts and amenities, restaurant, sauna and solarium; located near the Gornergrat station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens

Paris

Pullman Paris Bercy

Superior First-Class

Pullman Paris Bercy 1, Rue De Libourne, Paris 12,   France

1, Rue De Libourne
Paris 12, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Contemporary hotel located east of Paris, 2 minutes from Gare de Lyon and 15 minutes from Orly Airport.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar

London

Park Plaza Waterloo

Superior First-Class

Park Plaza Waterloo 6 Hercules Road, London,  United Kingdom

6 Hercules Road
London, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The all new Park Plaza London Waterloo is located within minutes of London¿s famous landmarks in the heart of the city. Dining options include a restaurant with a 24-hour brunch menu and a range of speciality dishes, a bar serving craft beers and signature cocktails, and a café with authentic Italian coffee. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a spa with a 13.5m heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Phone

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Amsterdam
Oberammergau
Venice
Stresa
Zermatt
Paris
London

Amsterdam

Volendam, its Windmill and Cheese Farm

Volendam, its Windmill and Cheese Farm

Enjoy a visit to the quaint fishing village of Volendam, where many inhabitants still wear traditional costumes.

Price Range: $$

Oberammergau

Excursion to Linderhof Castle

Excursion to Linderhof Castle

Visit King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle, famous for its Italian-style terraced gardens.

Price Range: $

Country Dinner

Country Dinner

Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner

Price Range: $$

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

Experience an unforgettable evening in Venice.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.

Price Range: $

Stresa

Boat Trip to Isola Bella

Boat Trip to Isola Bella

Explore one of the last privately owned islands open to visitors.

Price Range: $$

Zermatt

Gornergrat

Gornergrat

Europe's highest mountain railway takes you to the Gornergrat (10,132 feet) in 40 minutes. The incomparable panoramic views embrace some of Switzerland's loftiest peaks, including the world-famous Matterhorn.

Price Range: $$

Paris

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

Enjoy a full-course dinner with drinks followed by an illumination drive of Paris

Price Range: $$

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Price Range: $$

The Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles

Admire the historic Versailles, the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Price Range: $$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

Price Range: $$$$

London

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Visit Buckingham Palace's impressive Royal Mews to see the Royal Family's magnificent Gold State Coach, then step inside the palace itself to explore more than 20 of its grandest rooms.

Price Range: $$

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

Combine a dinner outing at a traditional London pub with a relaxed, nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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