European Highlights (HG)

9 Day Tour from London to Rome

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From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. You'll spend the night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. You'll enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you’ll ascend to the second floor for great views; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other fun experiences included, you'll ride a funicular in Bergamo, and walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal to Venice's St. Mark's Square.

It is not just the cities you will see on this European tour; you will also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy a drive past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian lake district; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence.

Like all Globus tours of Europe, you will have VIP access to the must-see attractions. This means that rather than spending your time in long lines, you will spend your time gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces in Rome and imagining what it was like to partake in the gladiatorial fights at the Colosseum. Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all its highlights. It's a dream vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON–PARIS
By high-speed Eurostar train
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower
LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge
BERGAMO
Dinner at local restaurant; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite funicular ride and walk through Bergamo Alta
VENICE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal; visit St. Mark’s Square: glassblower demonstration; pasta party at Rossopomodoro restaurant
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, see the cathedral and Baptistry, and visit Signoria Square
ROME
Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum
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
  • Vatican City
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 special three-course dinners with wine in Bergamo, Venice, and Rome

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in London, England

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2 London–Paris, France

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. Time to start exploring this magnificent city, and later, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant to try out local specialties, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.”

Breakfast

Day 3 Paris

Morning guided sightseeing of the world capital of chic and style features 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 famous landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. An optional excursion is available to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the famous Mona Lisa, and tonight, dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may just be the ticket!

Breakfast

Day 4 Paris–Lucerne, Switzerland

Leave Paris, drive past Fontainebleau Forest, and enter Burgundy. Enjoy views of castles and vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps and to picturesque Lucerne. Your walking tour includes Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk through the Old Town and cross the CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Tonight is your chance to yodel and blow an alphorn during an optional Swiss folklore dinner party.

Breakfast

Day 5 Lucerne–Bergamo, Italy

In the morning, you may wish to climb Mount Pilatus by cable car and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Then, have your cameras ready during an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian lake district to the Italian border and arrive in Bergamo, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits you.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 6 Bergamo–Venice

This morning, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a funicular ride and a walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, the old center on the hill. Then, drive to Venice, city of romantics, and prepare for a VIP entrance: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite board your PRIVATE WATER-TAXI for an exciting ride to ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION, then time to further explore this fascinating city on your own. A PASTA PARTY with wine at Rossopomodoro restaurant and a ride along the Grand Canal has been included.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 7 Venice–Florence–Rome

Cross the Apennine Mountains on your way to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” A guided walking tour features the cathedral and the Baptistry’s “Gate of Paradise,” and a visit to sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Then, continue through the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills to Rome, the “Eternal City.” Upon arrival, dinner with wine awaits you at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 8 Rome

Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Breakfast

Day 9 Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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.

KEES SCHUELER

Years of Experience: 18

Discover Europe with me and enjoy the safety, excitement, value, and fun of an organized European vacation. With many years of experience in tour guiding, I know how to travel smart and hassle-free. I will show you as we skip the lines and get the maximum value out of our time. You will discover more hidden treasures, different cultures, and natural wonders.

 Accommodations

London
Boulogne Billancourt
Lucerne
Bergamo
Venice
Rome

London

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

225 Edgware Road
London, United Kingdom

This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes' stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London's major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

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

Boulogne Billancourt

Radisson Blu Boulogne

Superior First-Class

33, Av.Edouard Vaillant
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Clock Radio
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock

Lucerne

Grand Hotel Europe

First-Class

Haldenstr. 59
Lucerne, Switzerland

A classical 19th century 169 room property. This hotel offers a wonderful contrast of old charm with modern interior design and has a beautiful garden to enhance your stay. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The main dining room is opulently decorated serving traditional Swiss dishes and there is also a lounge and terrace area with a bar service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk

Bergamo

NH Bergamo

First-Class

Via Paleocapa 1/G
Bergamo, Italy

Free Wifi

A modern 88 room hotel situated in the lower town center of Bergamo with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the property.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

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

Venice

NH Laguna Palace

First-Class

Viale Ancona 2
Venice-Mestre, Italy

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

Rome

Villa Pamphili

Superior First-Class

Via Della Nocetta, 105
Roma, Italy

Free Wifi

Contemporary 5-story Hotel situated in park setting, 20 minutes from city center & 10 km from Termini train station.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television

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