Enchanting Europe (HM)

9 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Zurich

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The name of this escorted European tour—Enchanting Europe—says it all! You’ll be enchanted as you travel from Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, to picturesque Lucerne in the Swiss Alps with overnights in Koblenz and Wiesbaden in the Rhine Valley, in Bavaria’s capital Munich, and in romantic Salzburg.

Enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam; admire Cologne’s impressive gothic cathedral; walk through the medieval walled town of Rothenburg; visit the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich; enjoy a guided walking tour through romantic Salzburg and see the sites where the beloved movie The Sound of Music was filmed; walk through the historic center of Innsbruck and take pictures of the Golden Roof. Stop in Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein: and cross the Chapel Bridge, dating back to the 14th century and admire the emotional Lion Monument in Lucerne.

You’ll also be enchanted by the gorgeous scenery you will see on this tour of Europe. Spend a full day in the Rhine Valley and enjoy a romantic cruise along the most scenic part of the river including lunch – followed by a Riesling wine tasting in the charming town of Rüdesheim – and drive through the most spectacular parts of the majestic Alps in Austria and Switzerland. Of course there is time to shop for Christmas ornaments in picture-book Rothenburg, for crystal in Innsbruck, for stamps in Vaduz, and for chocolate and Swiss watches in Lucerne.

Globus has included a special welcome dinner at one of Amsterdam’s lively restaurants and a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Lucerne to celebrate the success of this guided Enchanting Europe tour.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing including a canal cruise; visit a major diamond center
COLOGNE
See the cathedral
RHINE RIVER
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Half-day cruise to Rüdesheim with light lunch
RÜDESHEIM
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting
ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the walled town
MUNICH
Orientation, visit Marienplatz and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the famous Hofbräuhaus
SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square
INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof
VADUZ
Stop in the capital of Liechtenstein
LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout the tour.

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

  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam

Transportation:

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch during Rhine cruise; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special farewell dinner in Lucerne

 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 Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Amsterdam’s lively restaurants.

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Day 2 AMSTERDAM

See the main sights of the 700-year-old capital with a Local Guide, such as the original Heineken Brewery, the Rijksmuseum, and more. A highlight is a leisurely CANAL CRUISE along the patrician mansions and gabled façades, the best way to get a good impression of how this city was built and how much still remains from the Golden Age. 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—a great introduction to Holland.

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Day 3 AMSTERDAM–COLOGNE, GERMANY–KOBLENZ

A smooth drive past the Dutch region best know as the locale of A Bridge Too Far brings you to the Rhine Valley. Stop in Cologne and see the awesome twin-spired gothic cathedral. Overnight in Koblenz, where the Mosel River flows into the Rhine River. Why not join an exciting optional excursion to one of the more famous castles, Marksburg, from where you have spectacular views of the river below?

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Day 4 KOBLENZ–RÜDESHEIM–WIESBADEN

Today is dedicated to a romantic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite RHINE CRUISE, including lunch, along the most scenic part of the Rhine River. Pass castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and trim, half-timbered towns before arriving in Rüdesheim, capital of the Riesling wine. Here, a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING awaits before continuing to your hotel.

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Day 5 WIESBADEN–ROTHENBURG–MUNICH

Stop in picturesque Rothenburg for a walk through this medieval, walled town, famous for Christmas ornaments. Continue to Munich, capital of Bavaria, and see the Olympic Park and the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower. Also visit MARIENPLATZ with its New and Old Town Halls. A highlight is a visit to the famous Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HOFBRÄUHAUS, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel.

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Day 6 MUNICH–SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

Drive eastwards, following the Bavarian Alps to Austria. Arrive in Salzburg, where your Local Guide takes you for a walking tour 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. Also see Mozart’s birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. Time to browse through the downtown market.

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Day 7 SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

A scenic drive brings you to Innsbruck, tucked among the Alps, where you join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Next is Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Time to buy your stamps or other souvenirs before continuing to picturesque Lucerne in Switzerland.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 LUCERNE

During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the walled Old Town. Then, cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant for a proper auf Wiedersehen.

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Day 9 LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT

Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich, not Lucerne.

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 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.

BRIGITTE MAIER KARALL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Traveling is my passion, and I see Europe as my doorstep. I get the opportunity to help you experience different cultures, languages, and various lifestyles on one vacation. My goal is to ensure each person has a unique and personal experience.

Tour Director - BRIGITTE MAIER KARALL

 Accommodations

Amsterdam
Koblenz
Wiesbaden
Munich
Salzburg
Lucerne
Glattbrugg

 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
Koblenz
Salzburg
Lucerne

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: $$

Koblenz

Marksburg Castle

Marksburg Castle

Enjoy a guided visit of the Marksburg Castle, one of the best examples of medieval architecture in Germany

Price Range: $

Salzburg

Spectacular Berchtesgaden

Spectacular Berchtesgaden

Spectacular drive out of Salzburg and enjoy the view of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps

Price Range: $$

Lucerne

Swiss Folklore

Swiss Folklore

Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing.

Price Range: $$

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

Grab your camera and prepare for indescribable panoramic views on this thrilling ascent up Mount Pilatus.

Price Range: $$

Scenic Lake Cruise

Scenic Lake Cruise

One hour cruise on lake Lucerne

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,840*
12 guests in a party: $787*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for both 2018 and 2019 travel years unless tour will no longer be offered in 2019. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

 Know Before You Go

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* 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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