European Sampler (HD)

9 Day Tour from London to Paris

2018 Tour Details

As the name implies, this guided European tour is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe. You’ll spend two nights in London, Lucerne, and Paris, as well as a night each in Amsterdam and Heidelberg. On your sightseeing tour in London, you’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married, and see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, if held. In Amsterdam, your sightseeing is via a canal cruise to experience Amsterdam! In both Heidelberg and Lucerne, you’ll discover the must-see sights on a walking tour, including Heidelberg’s Old Town and Lucerne’s Bourbaki Panorama, a circular painting dating to 1881 and depicting memorable scenes from the Franco-Prussian War. Your Paris sightseeing includes a Seine cruise, where you’ll be treated to great views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

This escorted European tour also includes majestic scenery, such as a romantic Rhine cruise, a stop at the spectacular Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall, and an exciting ride on the high-speed Eurostar train. Of course, on a European sampler tour you must taste specialty foods unique to each area, and with Globus, you get the special opportunity to do just that! You’ll enjoy dinner and a beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, and coffee with traditional homemade Black Forest Cake in Germany’s Black Forest.

Fascinating sightseeing, spectacular scenery, tasty local food, expert Local Guides, and a Tour Director ready to bring these destinations to life…what more can you ask for in a European guided tour?
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
LONDON–BRUSSELS
By high-speed Eurostar train
AMSTERDAM
Canal cruise
RHINE CRUISE
HEIDELBERG
Walking tour of the Old Town, take pictures of the castle; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg
BLACK FOREST
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Woodcarving demonstration; enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake)
RHINE FALLS
LUCERNE
Walking tour including Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the Bourbaki Panorama, the Lion Monument, and the Chapel Bridge
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise

Headsets throughout the tour except London.

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

  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam

Transportation:

High-speed Eurostar train; 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; 2 three-course dinners with wine, including a special dinner in Heidelberg

 Itinerary

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

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 magnificent ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle and maybe later, enjoy dinner, followed by a Thames cruise.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM–AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN, followed by a comfortable drive to Amsterdam, Holland’s 700-year-old capital. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE aboard a glass-roofed launch, which is the best way to get a good impression of how Amsterdam was built and how much still remains from the Golden Age. Why not join an optional Dutch dinner with local specialties, followed by a walk through Old Amsterdam?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 AMSTERDAM–HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

Pass the Dutch region near Arnhem, best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far, and enter Germany. Today’s highlight is a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the most scenic part of the river with its centuries-old castles. Continue to Heidelberg for a pleasant walk through the OLD TOWN to the Marktplatz (market square), from where you can take pictures of the famous red-walled ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 5 HEIDELBERG–BLACK FOREST–RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE

Enter the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the BLACK FOREST, famous for cuckoo clocks, where another highlight awaits you: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite be welcomed by a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, watch a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION, and see samples of his work. Then, enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and the traditional homemade Black Forest Cake). On the Swiss border, stop at thundering RHINE FALLS before continuing to picturesque Lucerne.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 LUCERNE

During your walking tour, visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the impressive BOURBAKI PANORAMA, Edouard Castres’ circular painting dating back to 1881, depicting scenes of the Franco-Prussian War. Also 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. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Balance of the day is at leisure. You can shop for Swiss watches and you may wish to join an exciting optional excursion to Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” by cable car. Tonight is your chance to yodel or blow an alphorn during an optional folklore dinner party for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE

Say auf Wiedersehen in Basel and cross the border into France. Drive past the vineyards of the Burgundy wine region, with views of beautiful castles and Fontainebleau Forest. Arrive in Paris, where an optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 PARIS

Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its renowned sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and enjoy a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Time to further explore Paris on your own or to join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast 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

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

 Accommodations

London
Amsterdam
Heidelberg
Lucerne
Paris

 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)


London
Amsterdam
Lucerne
Paris

London

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Visit Buckingham Palace's impressive Royal Mews to see the Royal Family's magnificent Gold State Coach, then step inside the palace itself to explore more than 20 of its grandest rooms.

Price Range: $$

Amsterdam

Dutch Dinner and Evening Walk in Historical Amsterdam

Dutch Dinner and Evening Walk in Historical Amsterdam

Join a traditional Dutch dinner at a local restaurant and then stroll through one of Amsterdam's oldest and most fascinating areas: the Red Light District.

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: $$

Paris

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

Enjoy a full-course dinner with drinks followed by an illumination drive of Paris

Price Range: $$

Palace of Versailles Visit

Palace of Versailles Visit

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

Price Range: $$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

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: $1,616*
12 guests in a party: $834*

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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