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European Highlights

This tour is bursting at the seams with historical cities and spectacular scenery. Spend one night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. Enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including a Seine cruise in Paris for great views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city’s political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other inclusions, travel on the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris, ride a funicular in Bergamo, walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice’s St. Mark’s Square.

Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy going past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence.

Like all Globus tours of Europe, VIP access to the must-see attractions is included. This means that rather than spending time in long lines, you will spend it gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as his ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. And to top it off: a visit to the Colosseum is included.

Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all their highlights. It’s a dream holiday!

Please note: Itinerary is based on 2020, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
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Tour Provider Globus
Number of Days
9
Price From
$3,789
Start Location
London, United Kingdom
End Location
Rome, United Kingdom
Age Range
Avg. 40+
Group Size
20 to 44
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Expand all
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-PARIS, FRANCE.
Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. The perfect introduction to Paris is a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Later, you may wish to join an optional dinner at a local restaurant to try out French specialties, followed by a drive for more views of the capital of France. (B) Today's Distance: 305 mi / 492 km
Day 3 - PARIS.
Morning guided sightseeing of the world capital of chic and style features the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and a visit to the renowned FRAGONARD MUSEUM. An optional excursion is available to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the world-famous Mona Lisa, and tonight, dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may just be the ticket! (B)
Day 4 - PARIS-LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND.
Drive past Fontainebleau Forest and enjoy views of chateaux and the Burgundy vineyards on your way to the Swiss Alps and picturesque Lucerne. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour. Admire Thorwaldsen's LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, walk through the Old Town, and cross the CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Tonight is your chance to yodel and blow an alphorn during an optional Swiss folklore dinner party. (B) Today's Distance: 423 mi / 680 km
Day 5 - LUCERNE-BERGAMO, ITALY.
A morning at leisure offers the opportunity to climb Mount Pilatus by cable car and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Have your cameras ready during a spectacular drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss- Italian Lake District to the Italian border. Arrive in Bergamo, where dinner at a local restaurant awaits. (B,D) Today's Distance: 205 mi / 330 km
Day 6 - BERGAMO-VENICE.
Enjoy a FUNICULAR RIDE and a walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, the Old Town on the hill. Your next destination is Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and arrive at ST. MARK'S SQUARE. Admire its basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, and enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. Time to browse through the many little shops, before joining a PASTA PARTY at a local restaurant. After dinner, board your PRIVATE WATER-TAXI for an exciting ride through the Grand Canal. (B,D) Today's Distance: 155 mi / 250 km
Day 7 - VENICE-FLORENCE-ROME.
Cross the Apennine Mountains on your way to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." A guided walking tour features the cathedral and the Baptistry's "Gates of Paradise," and a visit to sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Then, continue through the Chianti vineyards and olive-clad Tuscan Hills to Rome, the "Eternal City," where dinner has been prepared at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (B,D) Today's Distance: 360 mi / 580 km
Day 8 - 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 Pieta. 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 Rome's famous sites. (B)
Day 9 - ROME.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Inclusions Expand
8 breakfasts
8 dinners
Departure dates Expand
Start End Availability Price AUD
17 Apr 2021 25 Apr 2021 Open $3,789
24 Apr 2021 02 May 2021 Open $3,879
01 May 2021 09 May 2021 Open $3,989
15 May 2021 23 May 2021 Open $4,149
22 May 2021 30 May 2021 Open $4,039
29 May 2021 06 Jun 2021 Open $4,039
05 Jun 2021 13 Jun 2021 Open $4,119
12 Jun 2021 20 Jun 2021 Open $4,039
19 Jun 2021 27 Jun 2021 Open $4,039
03 Jul 2021 11 Jul 2021 Open $3,929
17 Jul 2021 25 Jul 2021 Open $3,819
31 Jul 2021 08 Aug 2021 Open $3,819
28 Aug 2021 05 Sep 2021 Open $4,009
04 Sep 2021 12 Sep 2021 Open $4,109
11 Sep 2021 19 Sep 2021 Open $4,109
25 Sep 2021 03 Oct 2021 Open $4,059
02 Oct 2021 10 Oct 2021 Open $4,019