European Escape (KEF)

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 Photo Highlights

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

  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Venice and its Lagoon

 Meals & Itinerary

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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Day 2 ROME

A fascinating day awaits. Your guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings plus The Last Judgment, and monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and 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 explore even more famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

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Day 3 ROME–FLORENCE

A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Follow your Local Guide for a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts with Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded Signoria Square. Time to check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry on Piazza Santa Croce before arriving at your hotel. This evening, an optional dinner is available to try out Tuscan specialties.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km

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Day 4 FLORENCE–VENICE

Enter Venice in style by private boat and visit St. Mark's Square. Admire the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch a skilled gassblower fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite pasta dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km

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Day 5 VENICE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE

Travel through the Po plains of Northern Italy, and enter Switzerland. Stop in Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the mountains and explore the little shops along Via Nassa. Then, be inspired by the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne.
Today’s Distance: 342 mi / 550 km

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Day 6 LUCERNE

During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive Lion Monument and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and consider optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

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Day 7 LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE

Say Auf Wiedersehen to Switzerland and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and pass the Fontainebleau Forest. An optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris’ fine restaurants, followed by a drive through the French capital.
Today’s Distance: 423 mi / 680 km

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Day 8 PARIS

Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées. Enjoy a Seine Cruise with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower.

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Day 9 PARIS

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.

CHRIS HEATHERLEY

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

After a brief foray into teaching, my love of travel coupled with a keen interest in history and languages drew me to the role of Tour Director. I find it immensely satisfying to see each individual traveler come to his or her own understanding of the European scene, whilst enjoying the camaraderie of the group experience. Don't forget, travel is one of the few things you buy that makes you richer, with new experiences, insights, understandings and fresh perspectives. As members of the tour, not only do we discover the traditions of the countries we travel through, yet also we learn more about ourselves and our common humanity.

Tour Director - CHRIS HEATHERLEY

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Rome
Florence
Venice
Lucerne
Paris

Rome

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. A lifetime experience!

Price Range: $

Florence

Florentine Dinner

Florentine Dinner

Bask in the spirit of Tuscany at this incredible dinner featuring the region's most celebrated Italian dishes and tantalizing wines.

Price Range: $$

Venice

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $$

Lucerne

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

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

Price Range: $$

Paris

French Dinner and Orientation Drive

French Dinner and Orientation Drive

The nighttime magic of Paris comes to life on this enchanting evening of fine French cuisine, followed by a guided drive through the "City of Light"!

Price Range: $$

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.

Price Range: $$



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