Traditional Grand European (HS)

21 Day Tour from London to Paris

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A European tour should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, incredible meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and adventure. On this Traditional Grand European escorted tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, the Chianti Hills, Rome, Tuscany, Monte Carlo, 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, 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 and French Rivieras. 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 enjoy a leisurely Seine cruise in Paris with fantastic views of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, 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, a special dinner in the Chianti Hills, and a farewell dinner in Montmartre, Paris’ renowned art district. All of this and much more await you on this magnificent escorted European vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
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; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration
CHIANTI HILLS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Overnight stay, a special dinner with wine
ASSISI
Visit St. Francis’ Basilica
ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
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
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Montmartre

Headsets throughout the tour except London.

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

  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • La Grand-Place, Brussels
  • Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

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, special dinners in Rüdesheim and in Chianti Hills, and a farewell dinner in Paris

 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 ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708.

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. Then, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a beer at a local café. A welcome dinner awaits 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a WINE TASTING at Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss, followed by dinner with local specialties, before going to your 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 traditional 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, knives, or chocolate, and why not 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 beer hall, 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?

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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, consider an optional evening featuring an exciting water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by dinner, Venetian style.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 VENICE–CHIANTI HILLS

Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK’S SQUARE and admire the byzantine basilica, lavish Doges’ Palace with its Bridge of Sighs, and watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects. You may wish to join an optional gondola ride. Then, enter Tuscany and prepare for a memorable overnight stay in the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite breathtaking Chianti Hills, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and charming stone villages, and enjoy a special dinner with local wine.

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Day 13 CHIANTI HILLS–ASSISI–ROME

Through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi. Visit ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humanity, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Then, continue to Rome, the “Eternal City.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 ROME

Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and marvel at 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 famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

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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–ÈZE, FRANCE–MONTE CARLO, MONACO

. In Pisa, marvel at its amazing Leaning Tower. Next, enjoy a spectacular drive along the Italian and French Rivieras. 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 MONTE CARLO

Full day to enjoy France’s most popular coast at your own pace. An exciting optional excursion is available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence.

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Day 18 MONTE CARLO–AVIGNON, FRANCE–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. Arrive in Lyon, France’s capital during Roman times.

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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. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and enjoy a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge might be the ticket!

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Day 20 PARIS

All day at leisure. Optional excursions are available to the magnificent Palace of Versailles and the famous Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. Tonight, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy MONTMARTRE, Paris’ renowned art district, where a farewell dinner awaits you at one of its lively local restaurants, the 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

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

London
Brussels
Amsterdam
Rhineland
Lucerne
Munich
Vienna
Venice
Rome
Tuscany
Nice
Lyon
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
Vienna
Venice
Rome
Monte Carlo
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: $$

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: $

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: $$

Scenic Lake Cruise

Scenic Lake Cruise

One hour cruise on lake Lucerne

Price Range: $

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

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

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Traditional Austrian Evening

Traditional Austrian Evening

Enjoy a traditional Austrian Dinner with drinks at a typical restaurant or at one of the famous Heurigen.

Price Range: $$

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family.

Price Range: $$

Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Price Range: $$

Classical Austrian Dinner

Classical Austrian Dinner

Enjoy a typical Austrian dinner.

Price Range: $$

Classical Austrian Dinner and Concert

Classical Austrian Dinner and Concert

Experience what Vienna is best known for, as you enjoy a typical Austrian Dinner followed by a concert in one of its beautiful venues.

Price Range: $$$

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

Price Range: $$

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: $

Rome

Evening Drive & Roman Dinner

Evening Drive & Roman Dinner

Enjoy an unforgettable drive through the "Eternal City" followed by a delicious dinner at a popular Roman restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the citys authentic jewels. A life-time experience!

Price Range: $

Monte Carlo

Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner

Panoramic Drive and Provencal Dinner

Take in breathtaking views of the French Riviera on your way to a typical restaurant for dinner.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to St. Paul de Vence

Excursion to St. Paul de Vence

Enjoy the lovely medieval Provencal village of St. Paul de Vence

Price Range: $

Unforgettable Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Unforgettable Monte Carlo by Night and Dinner

Enjoy a delicious French dinner, with wine in Monte Carlo followed by a walking tour of the Old Town.

Price Range: $$

Paris

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: $$$$

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's opulent Palace of Versailles.

Price Range: $$

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile and the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

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: $4,135*
12 guests in a party: $1,987*

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

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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