Continental Introduction with London (HYE)

17 Day Tour from Paris to London

2020 Tour Details

Europe—a continent rich with different cultures, gastronomic specialties, architecture, art, scenery, and history—and this is the ideal Continental Introduction: experience and see what Europe has to offer. Spend two nights in Paris, Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam plus overnights in Lucerne, Lugano, Florence, Munich, and the Rhineland as well as three nights in London with Monograms. On the included sightseeing tours, see examples of the local art and architecture, such as Michelangelo’s David statue and the magnificent cathedral in Florence, Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings in Rome’s Sistine Chapel, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées in Paris, the patrician mansions in Amsterdam and London’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral. Also, learn about the fascinating histories as you visit attractions such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; the medieval center of Innsbruck; and Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character, and is famous for Christmas ornaments.

Extend your European vacation with a Monograms London extension that includes a flight from Amsterdam to London, transfers to/from airports, three overnights, guided sightseeing, and services of an expert Local Host.

Magnificent scenery awaits you on this tour to Europe. You’ll enjoy spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps, a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards, and more. Scenery, food, historical monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this splendid European vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

PARIS
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant and orientation drive; guided sightseeing including a Seine River cruise
LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge
PISA
Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower
FLORENCE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Dinner at Finisterrae restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square
ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum
FERRARA
Walk through Este Castle to the cathedral
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite aperitif at Caffé Florian
INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof
MUNICH
Orientation, visit Marienplatz and the famous Hofbräuhaus
ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town
RHINE CRUISE
AMSTERDAM
Canal cruise with Local Guide; visit a major diamond center
AMSTERDAM-LONDON
By Air
LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral

Headsets throughout the tour except London.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; Seine River cruise in Paris; private boat ride in Venice; Rhine River cruise; canal cruise in Amsterdam; flight to London.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners), including dinners at a local restaurant in Paris and Florence

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE

Welcome to Paris! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, followed by an orientation drive for a first impression of this magnificent city.

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Day 2 PARIS

In the morning, an optional excursion is available to the lavish Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Later, guided sightseeing features Paris’ main highlights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Champs-Elysées, and a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, why not join an optional dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge?

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Day 3 PARIS–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

Enjoy a scenic drive past Fontainebleau Forest and into Burgundy, on your way to the Swiss Alps. In picturesque Lucerne, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church.
Today’s Distance: 404 mi / 650 km

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Day 4 LUCERNE–LUGANO

Morning at leisure. Take advantage of an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. Later, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to Lugano in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, sign up for an optional boat cruise, followed by dinner.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km

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Day 5 LUGANO–PISA, ITALY–FLORENCE

Pass the commercial capital of Milan and turn towards the Mediterranean Sea. Arrive in Pisa, and marvel at its legendary Leaning Tower. In nearby Florence, there is time to explore the many gold and leather shops on Piazza Santa Croce before joining Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with Tuscan specialties and wine at Finisterrae restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 323 mi / 520 km

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Day 6 FLORENCE–ROME

Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic center and admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue to Rome, the “Eternal City.”
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km

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Day 7 ROME

Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore Rome’s famous landmarks.

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Day 8 ROME–FERRARA–VENICE

In Ferrara, walk through impressive Este Castle to the marble cathedral and browse among the attractive little shops. Tonight, in Venice, why not try out local specialties at one of the city’s fine restaurants?
Today’s Distance: 342 mi / 550 km

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Day 9 VENICE

Enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE and a walking tour with a Local Guide to visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the famous BRIDGE OF SIGHS, followed by a traditional GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Afternoon at leisure. An optional gondola serenade is available and later, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite an aperitif at the famous CAFFÉ FLORIAN awaits.

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Day 10 VENICE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–MUNICH, GERMANY

Cross the spectacular Brenner Pass into the Tyrolean Alps. In Innsbruck, a pleasant stroll through quaint medieval lanes takes you to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Continue to Munich, and visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls, and the famous HOFBRÄUHAUS, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 367 mi / 590 km

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Day 11 MUNICH–ROTHENBURG–RHINELAND

Enter the Swabian Jura with its lush hills and arrive in picturesque Rothenburg for a walk through this walled town. Time to join the locals at one of the many restaurants and to shop for Christmas ornaments, for which the town is famous.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km

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Day 12 RHINELAND–AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Admire castle-crested hills and terraced vineyards during a scenic and relaxing RHINE CRUISE, followed by a drive to Amsterdam.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi / 420 km

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Day 13 AMSTERDAM

Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE past patrician mansions and gabled façades. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.

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Day 14 AMSTERDAM–LONDON, ENGLAND

Travel to London by AIR. Your Local Host can help you maximize your time.

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Day 15 LONDON

Morning guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks and a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL. Optional excursions are available.

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Day 16 LONDON

Your Local Host will have interesting suggestions for your day at leisure.

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Day 17 LONDON

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

KEES SCHUELER

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

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.

Tour Director - KEES SCHUELER

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