Essential Europe 2019

Essential Europe 2019


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

England , France , Italy , Switzerland

Tour Itinerary

Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions in each city, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo's famous David; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll enjoy great views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower; and St. Paul's Cathedral in London, which held its first service in 1697 and was the marriage site for Lady Diana and Prince Charles.Other highlights of this European tour include a lunch stop in Bellinzona, Switzerland, where you will ride the elevator to the courtyard of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll also enjoy a pizza party in Florence, a pasta dinner in Venice with a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal, and a thrilling ride on the Eurostar train from Paris to London.But that’s not all…throughout this European vacation, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. That means that you won’t be waiting in long lines to visit the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, or the Colosseum in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence… we've worked hard behind the scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime!

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 with pasta and wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: ROME.
Guided sightseeing of the Eternal City 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. (B)

Day 3: ROME–FLORENCE.
A pleasant drive past hilltop towns and the vineyards of Chianti brings you 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 and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Afterwards, you may wish to shop for Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry, sold by the ounce, before joining [LF] a PIZZA PARTY at Finisterrae restaurant. (B,D)

Day 4: FLORENCE–VENICE.
Arrive in Venice, city of romantics, and enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT to visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Time to wander through the narrow streets with their numerous shops at your own pace and you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A PASTA DINNER has been prepared for you at a local restaurant, followed by an exciting ride by [LF] PRIVATE WATER-TAXI through the Grand Canal as a proper arrivederci on your last night in Italy. (B,D)

Day 5: VENICE–BELLINZONA, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE.
From the flat Po area, enter the Swiss Alps and stop in Bellinzona. [LF] Ride the elevator to the COURTYARD of Castelgrande, part of the fortifications dating back to the Middle Ages and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, enjoy a spectacular panoramic view and a light lunch to try out local specialties and the delicious Merlot wine for which the Ticino area is famous. On your way to picture-book Lucerne marvel at the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard. (B,L)

Day 6: LUCERNE.
Join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. Shop for Swiss watches or chocolates, and to make the most of your stay, choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. Why not sign up for a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking? (B)

Day 7: LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE.
Say auf Wiedersehen in Basel and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the Burgundy vineyards with views of pretty châteaux and past Fontainebleau Forest. An optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by a drive for a first impression of this magnificent city. (B)

Day 8: PARIS.
In the morning, an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles is available. Later, discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most renowned sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. During your SEINE CRUISE enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say au revoir, Paris. (B)

Day 9: PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND.
Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN for a smooth ride to London, arriving in the afternoon. Why not take in a West End show tonight? (B)

Day 10: 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, Buckingham Palace, and more. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Afternoon at leisure. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle, and later, maybe enjoy dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River. (B)

Day 11: LONDON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions


Sightseeing & Activities:

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; 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; [LF] pizza party at Finisterrae restaurant

VENICE
Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta dinner at local restaurant; [LF] private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal

BELLINZONA
[LF] Visit the Castelgrande courtyard and enjoy a light lunch with wine

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

PARIS
Guided sightseeing, enjoy a Seine cruise

PARIS–LONDON
By high-speed Eurostar train

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s CathedralMotorcoach; private water-taxi in Venice; high-speed Eurostar train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch in Bellinzona; 3 three-course dinners at a local restaurant in Rome, Florence and Venice


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$830-$1,140

Triple room reduction per person:
$60

Extra nights per person in Rome:
in single room $172-$237, in twin $112-$170, in triple $98-$153

Extra nights per person in London:
in single room $219-$291, in twin $124-$158, in triple $114-$147

Rome: Starhotels Michelangelo
Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers is located a short walk to St Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.
Address:
Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma , Italy
Florence: Starhotel Tuscany
This 102 room modern property offers authentic Italian charm and contemporary comforts with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. The restaurant specialises in authentic Tuscan dishes, served in warm, welcoming surroundings and the bar is a delightful spot for a morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea. While, in the evenings, its open fires and leather armchairs make it the perfect place for a romantic drink or late night digestif. There's also a fitness center, relaxation area and a library, perfect for unwinding after a day in the city.
Address:
Via Di Novoli, 59
Florence , Italy
Venice: NH Laguna Palace
Modern hotel with conference facilities, moorings for almost 400 boats in adjoining marina; 25 minute shuttle to center of Venice.
Address:
Viale Ancona 2
Venice-Mestre , Italy
Lucerne: Astoria
Modern Eight-story Hotel located in the center of Lucerne, 3 minutes from train station or lake.
Address:
Pilatusstrasse 29
Lucerne , Switzerland
Paris: Les Jardins du Marais
In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.
Address:
74, Rue Amelot
Paris , France
London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.
Address:
200 Westminster Bridge
London , United Kingdom
London: Park Plaza Waterloo
One of the newest hotels in central London, the 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.
Address:
6 Hercules Road
London , United Kingdom

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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