EXCURSIONS - Traditional Grand European 2016

Traditional Grand European (KA)

21 Day Tour from London to Paris

2016 Tour Details

A European tour…it should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, tasty meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this Traditional Grand European tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Florence, Nice, at the French Riviera, Lyon, and Paris. On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating to the 7th century; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications; Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna dating to the 12th century; in Rome St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; and much more.

On this comprehensive tour of Europe, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll take a Rhine Cruise with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking drives along the Italian Riviera and French Riviera. You’ll sit back and relax as you drive through the most attractive parts of Austria to Italy, as well as past the Burgundy vineyards and Fontainebleau Forest in France. You’ll stand in awe as you experience the fantastic views when you ascend the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and you’ll get a different perspective of Amsterdam as you cruise on its canals. And you’ll ride the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Brussels.

Globus also includes special experiences you won’t find anywhere else. For example, you’ll enjoy a beer at a local café in Brussels, a wine tasting in Rüdesheim, capital of Riesling wine country, and a farewell dinner followed by a Seine Cruise in Paris. All of this and much more await you on this magnificent European vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St.Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
LONDON–BRUSSELS
By high-speed Eurostar train
BRUSSELS
Visit Grand’Place; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a beer at a local café; welcome dinner
AMSTERDAM
Canal cruise; visit a major diamond center
RHINE CRUISE
RÜDESHIEM
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting and dinner
BLACK FOREST
Hear about the art of woodcarving
RHINE FALLS
LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge
VADUZ
Visit the capital of Liechtenstein
INNSBRUCK
Walk to the Golden Roof
MUNICH
Orientation drive featuring the Olympic Stadium and a visit to Marienplatz
SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square Vienna Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
FERRARA
Walk along Este Castle to the cathedral
ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
ÈZE
Visit a perfume factory
AVIGNON
Walk through the Old Town, see the Palace of the Popes
LYON
Orientation drive through the Old Town, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite see the Murales
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant and Seine River cruise
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

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

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

  • Vatican City
  • Historic Centre of Rome

Transportation:

High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; Seine River cruise in Paris. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Brussels and special dinners in Rüdesheim and farewell dinner in Paris

 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

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard, if held.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 London–Brussels, Belgium

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Walk to the GRAND’PLACE and admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without rubbing the statue of Everard t’ Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis. Later, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a beer at a local café. A welcome dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel.

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Day 4 Brussels–Amsterdam, Holland

In Amsterdam, enjoy a CANAL CRUISE, the best way to see the 700-year-old capital, and visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. Later, maybe join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and the pretty fishing village of Volendam at the former Zuiderzee.

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Day 5 Amsterdam–Rüdesheim, Germany–Rhineland

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. Stop in Rüdesheim, capital of Riesling wine country, and enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING at Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss, followed by dinner with wine and local specialties, before going to your Rhineland hotel.

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Day 6 Rhineland–Black Forest–Rhine Falls, Switzerland–Lucerne

Stop in the BLACK FOREST, renowned for its cuckoo clocks. Hear about the art of WOODCARVING from a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, and enjoy a taste of the local fruit wine. On the Swiss border, take photos of the thundering RHINE FALLS, and continue to picturesque Lucerne. This evening, you may wish to sign up for a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Lucerne

During your walking tour, admire the emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches and maybe join an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus.

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Day 8 Lucerne–Vaduz, Liechtenstein–Innsbruck, Austria–Munich, Germany

A short stop in Vaduz, capital of the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein. Next, a spectacular drive through the Tyrolean Alps to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol. Walk through its quaint streets and take pictures of Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF before continuing to Munich. Your orientation drive features Munich’s most famous landmarks: the Olympic Stadium and 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower. Also visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls and you may wish to try a Stein of beer at the famous Hofbräuhaus, Munich’s most famous beerhall, dating back to 1589.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Munich–Salzburg, Austria–Vienna

Arrive in Salzburg and follow your Local Guide for a pleasant stroll through the historic center. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. See Mozart’s birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse and browse through the downtown market. Next, pass the lovely Salzkammergut Lake District, also famous from the same movie, and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, proud capital of Austria.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Vienna

Guided sightseeing features the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, HELDENPLATZ, a stop at the Hofburg Palace, and a visit to ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. To make the most of your stay, you may wish to join an optional excursion to magnificent Schönbrunn Palace and later, why not enjoy an optional evening concert at one of Vienna’s famous concert halls?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 Vienna–Venice, Italy

Journey across scenic Semmering Pass and through the loveliest parts of Austria to Italy and the Adriatic Sea. Arrive in Venice, the city of romantics. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional evening featuring an exciting water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by dinner, Venetian style.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 Venice

Enter in style by private boat and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and its BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Then, explore Venice at your own pace or join an optional gondola ride.

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Day 13 Venice–Ferrara–Rome

Enter the Po area and arrive in Ferrara, “City of Bicycles.” Stroll along imposing Este Castle, former residence of the ruling family, to the marble cathedral. Time to explore the shops and little cafés before continuing to the “Eternal City.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 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 Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 Rome–Florence–Tuscany

An easy morning drive to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” During your walking tour with a Local Guide, visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to shop for leather goods and gold, for which the city is famous, before continuing to the resort town of Montecatini in Tuscany.

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Day 16 Tuscany–Pisa–Eze-French Riviera, France

In Pisa, marvel at its amazing Leaning Tower. Next, enjoy a spectacular drive along the Italian and French Rivieras towards France. Leave the highway for the panoramic Moyenne Corniche and visit one of the PERFUME FACTORIES for which the area is famous. This evening, you might want to sample some French cuisine.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 17 At Leisure in Nice

Full day to enjoy France’s most popular coast at your own pace. Exciting optional excursions are available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence and to famous Monte Carlo.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 18 Nice–Avignon–Lyon

Stop in Avignon, the medieval residence of several popes and antipopes. Walk through the OLD TOWN, and admire the bridge of the popular song and the magnificent Palace of the Popes. Time to browse through the many shops for traditional Provençal products. Next is Lyon, France’s capital during Roman times. Enjoy an orientation drive through the OLD TOWN, beautifully situated between the Rhône and the Saône Rivers. Catch glimpses of the city’s fortifications, the cathedral on Fourvière Hill, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the MURALES, examples of trompe l’oeil, started by a group of students in the ‘70s with the aim to bring art to ordinary people, not confined to galleries or museums.

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Day 19 Lyon–Paris

Drive past the Burgundy vineyards and Fontainebleau Forest to Paris, the traditional climax of a European vacation. Afternoon at leisure to explore the world capital of chic and style at your own pace or join an optional excursion to the famous Louvre Museum to see the Mona Lisa. Tonight, dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge might be the ticket!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 20 Paris

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. For a bird’s-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. An optional excursion to the Palace of Versailles is available. Tonight, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant, followed by a CRUISE on the Seine River as a proper way to say au revoir, Paris.

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Day 21 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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 Accommodations

London
Brussels
Amsterdam
Wiesbaden
Lucerne
Munich
Vienna
Venice
Rome
Montecatini
Nice
Lyon
Paris

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

Hotel Amenities

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

Hilton London Metropole

Superior First-Class

Hilton London Metropole 225 Edgware Road, London,   United Kingdom

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

Brussels

Radisson Blu Royal

Deluxe

Radisson Blu Royal Rue D.Fosse-Aux-Loups 47, Brussels,   Belgium

Rue D.Fosse-Aux-Loups 47
Brussels, Belgium

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Just 14 kilometers from the airport, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels welcomes guests with a signature art deco façade designed by famed city architect Michel Jaspers. Easily discover the best of the capital's vibrant culture, food, commerce and architecture from this city center hotel. Brussels visitors should be sure to visit nearby Grand Place, Manneken Pis and Magritte Museum, among other attractions. Rooms well-designed in their own right, award-winning restaurants and first-class facilities await enjoyment upon guests' return.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite

Amsterdam

Novotel Amsterdam City

First-Class

Novotel Amsterdam City Europa Boulevard 10, Amsterdam,   Netherlands

Europa Boulevard 10
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern Commercial Hotel located in suburban area, 1 km from RAI Conference Center & convenient to city center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

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

Wiesbaden

Mercure Wiesbaden City Hotel

First-Class

Mercure Wiesbaden City Hotel Bahnhofstrasse 10-12, Wiesbaden,  Germany

Bahnhofstrasse 10-12
Wiesbaden, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel with multilingual staff lies in the center of the capital; within walking distance to the pedestrian zone and the old town.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Lucerne

Grand Hotel Europe

First-Class

Grand Hotel Europe Haldenstr. 59, Lucerne,   Switzerland

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

Munich

Hilton Munich City

Superior First-Class

Hilton Munich City Rosenheimer Strasse 15, Muenchen,  Germany

Rosenheimer Strasse 15
Muenchen, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Contemporary 5-story Business Hotel set in shopping & entertainment district, near Gasteig Cultural Center.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Vienna

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Superior First-Class

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront Handelskai 269, Wien,   Austria

Handelskai 269
Wien, Austria

Modern Hotel, Vienna's only hotel located directly on the Danube - 1 km from Giant Ferris Wheel and 2 km from Millennium Tower.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Venice

Antony

Antony Via Orlanda 182, Venice,   Italy

Via Orlanda 182
Venice, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Antony Hotel is a 4 star hotel with 114 rooms, located between Marco Polo Airport and Venice . The hotel is just few minutes walking from public bus stop that allow you to reach quickly Venice centre (tickets available at the reception). The hotel offers the best amenities including parking, free WI-FI in all the rooms and public areas, restaurant and meeting room. Particular attention is given to families : family room (free cot on request), play room inside and outside.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Rome

Crowne Plaza St Peter's

Superior First-Class

Crowne Plaza St Peter

Via Aurelia Antica, 415
Roma, Italy

Modern Hotel in rectangular 5-story building with recessed balconies located near Villa Pamphilli park & Vatican.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Montecatini

Francia E Quirinale

First-Class

Francia E Quirinale Viale 4 Novembre 77, Montecatini Terme-Pt,   Italy

Viale 4 Novembre 77
Montecatini Terme-Pt, Italy

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Beauty, peace, authenticity and hospitality are the keywords to describe Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale. The family Giusfredi-Nencini owns and manages this elegant and refined historic House since 4 generations, making the Hotel one of the most important in Montecatini Terme.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite

Nice

Aston La Scala

First-Class

Aston La Scala 12, Avenue Felix-Faure, Nice,   France

12, Avenue Felix-Faure
Nice, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This recently restored, 7-storey hotel features 150 guestrooms and a rooftop terrace with seasonal swimming pool and amazing views over Nice. The chic L'Horloge Restaurant serves tasty local specialties prepared by Chef Julien Perrier; while the 7th-floor 7 Blue Bar is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Lyon

Mercure Lyon Lumiere

First-Class

Mercure Lyon Lumiere 69,Cours Albert Thomas, Lyon,  France

69,Cours Albert Thomas
Lyon, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This modern 78 room hotel offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout the property and has a traditional restaurant serving lunch and dinner and a cinema-themed lounge bar for drinks.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

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

Paris

Les Jardins Du Marais

Superior First-Class

Les Jardins Du Marais 74, Rue Amelot, Paris,  France

74, Rue Amelot
Paris, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

First-Class

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 20, Rue Jean Rey, Paris Cedex,   France

20, Rue Jean Rey
Paris Cedex, France

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Group-oriented 12-story hotel on the Left Bank - Near the Eiffel Tower and Champ-de-Mars train station.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms

 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.

Amsterdam
Lucerne
Vienna
Venice
Rome
French Riviera
Paris

Amsterdam

Volendam, Its Windmill and Cheese Farm
Volendam, Its Windmill and Cheese Farm

Volendam, Its Windmill and Cheese Farm

Visit a Dutch cheese farm, a clog maker and a windmill, before enjoying a visit to the quaint fishing village of Volendam, where many inhabitants still wear traditional costumes.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person

Lucerne

Mount Pilatus
Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

Journey almost 7,000 feet (2,132m)up - via the world's steepest cogwheel 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: €63 EUR per person

One Hour Cruise On Lake Lucerne
One Hour Cruise On Lake Lucerne

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 Vierwaldstättersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery and admire fjords, bays, and rolling meadows.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person

Vienna

Classical Austrian Dinner
Classical Austrian Dinner

Classical Austrian Dinner

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

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Heurigen Dinner
Heurigen Dinner

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
Schoenbrunn Palace

Schoenbrunn Palace

One of Europe's most impressive baroque palace complexes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and former summer residence of the imperial family, Schönbrunn 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
Waltz and Operetta Concert

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: €54 EUR per person

Venice

A Venetian Night Out Via The Grand Canal
A Venetian Night Out Via The Grand Canal

A Venetian Night Out Via The Grand Canal

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
Gondola Serenade

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 districtsi sestieri. Note: the gondola is to be shared with other guests (maximum 6 participants on each gondola). There will be one musician on board of one of the gondola boats in your fleet.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person

Rome

Evening Drive & Roman Dinner
Evening Drive & Roman Dinner

Evening 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
Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

To make the most out of your stay join the Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. With our optional walking tour you will have the chance to see the famous Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and other sites and squares of Rome made famous in the movie Angels and Demons. A life-time experience!

Approximate value: €38 EUR per person

French Riviera

Excursion to St. Paul De Vence
Excursion to St. Paul De Vence

Excursion to St. Paul De Vence

Marvel at the lovely landscapes on your way to Saint Paul de Vence, a medieval Provencal village made famous by world-renowned artists such as Chagall, Matisse and Cézanne, where you seem to travel back in time. Enjoy free time to wander through the paved historical streets lined with art galleries and craft shops, view the valley from the well-preserved cemetery ramparts, and enjoy the peace and harmony of this idyllic spot.

Approximate value: €29 EUR per person

Montecarlo By Night and Dinner
Montecarlo By Night and Dinner

Montecarlo By Night and Dinner

Enjoy a scenic drive along the Riviera followed by a delicious French dinner, with wine, in Prince Albert's Monte Carlo. On your walking tour of the Old Town, admire the cathedral and the royal palace. Time to gamble at the famous Grand Casino or to relax on a terrace, basking in the elegant atmosphere.

Approximate value: €68 EUR per person

Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner
Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner

Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner

Take in breathtaking views of the French Riviera on your way up through the famous corniche (cliff roads). Then, proceed to delightful Eze, perched on a rock 1,400 feet above sea level, for a tasty dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person

Paris

Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge
Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge

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: €169 EUR per person

Excursion to The Louvre Museum
Excursion to The Louvre Museum

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: €48 EUR per person

Excursion to the Palace of Versailles
Excursion to the Palace of Versailles

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

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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