Traditional Grand European (HS)

22 Day Tour from London to Paris

2019 Tour Details

A European tour…it should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, tasty meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this Traditional Grand European tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, the Chianti Hills, Rome, Florence, the French Riviera, 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 17th 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, the Colosseum, 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 Riviera’s. 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 Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, and you’ll get a different perspective of Amsterdam as you cruise on its canals. You’ll ride the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Brussels.

Globus includes special experiences you won’t find anywhere else. For example, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting and dinner 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 European vacation!

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral
LONDON–BRUSSELS–AMSTERDAM
By high-speed Eurostar train and coach
AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; canal cruise with Local Guide; visit a major diamond center
RHINE CRUISERÜDESHEIM
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 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’s demonstration
CHIANTI HILLS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Overnight stay;
ASSISI
Visit St. Francis’ Basilica;
ROME
Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum;
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square; dinner at a local restaurant;
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; 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:

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

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; 7 three-course dinners, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and dinners at local restaurants in Rüdesheim, Florence, and 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 residence, 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–AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and transfer by high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels and motorcoach to Amsterdam, where a welcome dinner awaits at your hotel.

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Day 4 AMSTERDAM.

Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled façades; the “Golden Bend,” the most prestigious part of the Herengracht and a monument to the Golden Age; the Stopera, Amsterdam’s proud concert hall; the Hermitage, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg; and much more. 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, and dinner.

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Day 5 AMSTERDAM–RÜDESHEIM, GERMANY–RHINELAND

Via the Dutch region best known as the setting of A Bridge Too Far, enter Germany and the Rhine Valley, where a romantic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and half-timbered towns awaits. A true highlight is Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a WINE TASTING at Breuer’s Rüdesheimer Schloss in the capital of the Riesling wine country, 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, 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, complete with yodeling and alphorn blowing.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 LUCERNE

During your walking tour, admire the LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches, knives, or chocolate. Why not join an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus?

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Day 8 LUCERNE–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–MUNICH, GERMANY

Stop in Vaduz, capital of the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein, before entering Austria for 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. Visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls. 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 a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings like the Vienna State Opera; and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian Imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. Time to savor Sachertorte and watch the jolly crowd in one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses, or choose from our optional excursion possibilities.

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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, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. You may wish to join an optional evening featuring an exciting water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by a Venetian dinner.

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. Why not join an optional gondola ride? Look forward to 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 traditional dinner with local wine.

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Day 13 CHIANTI HILLS–ASSISI–ROME

Pass 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 starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to 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 famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

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Day 15 ROME–FLORENCE

An easy morning drive to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” 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 stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Later, enjoy a tasty pizza at the Finisterrae restaurant.

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Day 16 AT LEISURE IN FLORENCE

Time to explore this fascinating city at your own pace. Later, to further discover Tuscany, an optional excursion to the medieval town of San Gimignano, including dinner, is available.

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Day 17 FLORENCE–PISA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA

In Pisa, marvel at its amazing Leaning Tower. Next, enjoy spectacular views driving 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 choose to sample some French cuisine.

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Day 18 FRENCH RIVIERA

A leisurely day on France’s most popular coast. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence and to Monte Carlo.

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Day 19 FRENCH RIVIERA–AVIGNON–LYON

Stop in Avignon, the medieval residence of several popes and antipopes. Walk through the OLD TOWN, and admire Pont d’Avignon, the bridge of the popular song, and the magnificent Palace of the Popes. Time to browse through the many shops for traditional Provencal products. Arrive in Lyon, capital of the Gauls during Roman times.

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Day 20 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 a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge might just be the ticket!

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Day 21 PARIS

A full day at leisure offers you the possibility to join optional excursions to the magnificent Palace of Versailles and the famous Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. Tonight, further explore Montmartre, Paris’ renowned art district, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant, the proper way to say au revoir, Paris.

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Day 22 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
Amsterdam
Rhineland
Lucerne
Munich
Vienna
Venice
Chianti Hills
Rome
Florence
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). 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)


London
Amsterdam
Lucerne
Vienna
Venice
Rome
Florence
Nice
Paris

London

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Tower of London and 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: $$

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: $$

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: $$$

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: $$

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 city's authentic jewels. A lifetime experience!

Price Range: $

Florence

A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Journey through the celebrated Tuscan countryside to discover the charming village of San Gimignano and take part to a traditional Tuscan meal.

Price Range: $$

Nice

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: $$$$

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Mona Lisa's Smile & 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 guest in a party: $3,666*
18 guest in a party: $813*

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.

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