Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 32 Day Europe In Depth (London Extension). For those who come to Europe once in a lifetime and wish to see the maximum, from London to Vienna to Rome to Madrid and Paris, this is THE guided tour to explore the European...read more continent. Visit many of the famous cities and sights in Europe, with two-night stays in London, Lucerne, Vienna, Venice, Sorrento, Rome, Nice, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris. Then there's the high-speed Eurostar train ride from London to Brussels; a canal cruise in Amsterdam; a romantic Rhine cruise; the Black Forest; the Rhine Falls; Liechtenstein; Innsbruck; a special dinner at a local farm and a walking tour with a Local Guide in Salzburg; Vienna, to see the unusual Hundertwasserhaus; Zagreb, with a stop in Kumrovec, to visit the Ethnological Museum Staro Selo with an included dinner; an overnight stay in Ljubljana, Slovenia; a private boat transfer in Venice; the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the artist town of St. Paul de Vence; Arles; Bilbao with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum; and overnight stays in Biarritz and Bordeaux. From there you'll take the high-speed TGV train to Paris. Sightseeing in all major cities includes the main sights, as well as highlight features such as the Doges' Palace in Venice; the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's in Rome; Michelangelo's David in Florence; the Prado Museum in Madrid; and a ride up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. More highlights are a scenic drive along the world-renowned Amalfi Coast to Positano where you can taste the local limoncello liqueur, and in Madrid, a traditional paella dinner. You'll see all the European continental coasts: the English Channel, the North Sea coast, the Italian and French Rivieras, and the Bay of Biscay. Hardly any travel company has created a guided tour that offers so much.
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
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 horse-guards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard, if held. (B)
London - Brussels, Belgium.
Meet your Tour Director and travelling 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. A welcome dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel. (B/D)
Brussels - Amsterdam, Holland.
In Amsterdam, enjoy a CANAL CRUISE, the best way to see the 700-year-old capital, and visit a major DIAMOND CANTRE. Later, maybe join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and the pretty fishing village of Volendam. (B/D)
Amsterdam - Heidelberg, Germany - Rhineland.
Pass the locale of 'A Bridge Too Far' on the way to Germany and enjoy this afternoon's highlight: a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the prettiest part of the Rhine River. Arrive in Heidelberg and take pictures of its castle. (B/D)
Morning stop in the BLACK FOREST, renowned for cuckoo clocks. Hear about the art of WOODCARVING from a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, and enjoy a taste of the local fruit wine. Next, take pictures of thundering RHINE FALLS and continue to picture-book Lucerne. (B/D)
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. Choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car, take a cruise on the fjord-like lake, or sign up for a folklore party. (B)
Lucerne - Vaduz , Liechtenstein - Innsbruck, Austria - Salzburg.
A short stop in Vaduz, capital of the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein. Next is Innsbruck, Austria's Olympic resort in the Tyrolean mountains. Walk through the Old Town to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF, and shop for crystal, for which Innsbruck is famous, before continuing to Salzburg, where a special dinner with wine awaits you at Farmhouse Lenzenbauer. (B/D)
Salzburg - Vienna.
A pleasant stroll with your Local Guide takes you through the historic centre. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, and ST. PETER'S CHURCHYARD. Then, drive past the lovely Salzkammergut Lake District, made famous by the movie The Sound of Music, and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, capital of Austria. (B)
Guided sightseeing features the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and a stop at Hofburg Palace. Also admire the unusual Hundertwasserhaus. Optional excursions are available to magnificent Schonbrunn Palace or to Grinzing to taste the Heurigen wine. (B)
Vienna - Maribor, Slovenia - Zagreb, Croatia.
A scenic drive through Carinthia brings you via Maribor, the second-largest city in Slovenia, to Zagreb, proud capital of Croatia. Guided sightseeing features all important landmarks of the Lower Town and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop's Palace, and a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. (B/D)
Zagreb - Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Arrive in Ljubljana, the elegant capital of Slovenia. Meet your Local Guide and admire Ljubljana's medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and visit the magnificent ST. NICHOLAS' CATHEDRAL. Afternoon at leisure and this evening, a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you. (B/D)
Ljubljana - Postojna - Venice, Italy.
Enjoy an exciting visit to the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES by MINI-TRAIN. The caves were discovered in the 17th century, and opened to the public in 1819. Then, follow the Adriatic coast to romantic Venice. Tonight is your chance to try out the city's fine restaurants. (B)
Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK'S SQUARE and its BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. The afternoon is free to explore the maze of little streets, bridges, and canals on your own or to join exciting optional excursions to enhance your stay. (B/D)
Venice - Assisi.
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. (B/D)
Assisi - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento.
Follow the Apennine Mountains past Rome to Sorrento and continue along one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines, the Amalfi Coast, to Positano, a picturesque village where you can taste the local LIMONCELLO LIQUEUR. Then, return to Sorrento, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B)
Sorrento. Excursion To Capri.
Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri Village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. (B)
Sorrento - Pompeii - Rome.
In POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD / follow your Local Guide past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue to Rome, the "Eternal City." (B)
Enjoy Globus' unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. To make the most of your stay, join our optional walking tour to see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the sites and squares of medieval Rome made famous in the movie 'Angels & Demons.' (B)
Rome - Florence - Tuscany.
In Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance," enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide and admire the cathedral, the Baptistry's "Gate of Paradise," visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and see Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for leather and gold before continuing to Montecatini, your peaceful Tuscan resort. (B/D)
Tuscany - Pisa - Eze, France - Nice.
Marvel at the Leaning Tower in Pisa before continuing on a spectacular drive along the Italian and French Rivieras. Leave the highway in France, and join the Moyenne Corniche. In Eze, visit a PERFUME FACTORY and hear about the history and production of perfume. Continue to your hotel in Nice at the Cote d'Azur. (B)
At Leisure In Nice.
Full day to enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Exciting optional excursions are available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence and to famous Monte Carlo. (B)
Nice - Arles - Barcelona, Spain.
In Arles, walk to the impressive Roman Amphitheatre before continuing to the Spanish border and splendid Barcelona. (B/D)
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece, and a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. Also visit the GOTHIC QUARTER. Exciting optional excursions are available. (B)
Barcelona - Madrid.
Enjoy rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. (B)
Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Madrid and a special visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)
Madrid - Bilbao - Biarritz, France.
Highlight today is a stop in Bilbao to visit the spectacular GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, designed by architect Frank Gehry in 1997. Continue to picturesque Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort, for your overnight stay. (B/D)
Biarritz - Bordeaux.
Leave the coast and travel through the Landes region to Bordeaux and enjoy an orientation tour. (B/D)
Bordeaux - Paris.
Travel by high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Afternoon at leisure with the possibility to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. This evening, a special dinner with wine has been prepared for you at Les Noces de Jeannette restaurant. Afterwards, enjoy a drive through the "City of Light."(B/D)
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the most famous sights and a visit to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. An optional excursion to the lush Palace and Gardens of Versailles is available. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say, "Au revoir, Paris."(B)
Paris - London, England.
Board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to London, arriving in the afternoon. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
LONDON: Guided sight-seeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral.
SORRENTO: Excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano, taste a glass of Limoncello; excursion to Capri, including jetfoil boatride, funicular ride, and guided sightseeing.
POMPEII: Guided walking tour of the excavations.
ROME: Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
FLORENCE: Guided walking tour, visit Signoria Square; see Ponte Vecchio.
PISA: Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower.
EZE: Visit a perfume factory.
ARLES: Walk to the Roman Amphitheatre
BARCELONA: Guided sightseeing, visit the gothic quarter; take pictures of the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
MADRID: Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum.
BILBAO: Visit the Guggenheim Museum.
BORDEAUX: Orientation drive.
BORDEAUX-PARIS: By high-speed TGV train (first-class).
PARIS: Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower, farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the "City of Light."
MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B); 14 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Brussels, special dinners in Salzburg and Ljubljana, and a special farewell dinner in Paris.
TRANSPORTATION: High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil and funicular in Capri; high-speed TGV train .
HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Enjoy waffle and beer tasting at a local café in Brussels
Dinner with wine at an Austrian farmhouse
Visit the Postojna Caves by mini-train
Excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano and taste the local Limoncello liqueur
Farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Paris
Extend your trip to London (KML)
Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
LondonHilton London Metropole (SF), Brussels Radisson Blu Royal (D), Amsterdam Novotel Amsterdam City (F), Heidelberg Leonardo (F), Lucerne Ameron Flora (F), Salzburg Crowne Plaza The Pitter (SF), ViennaHilton Vienna Danube Waterfront (SF), Ljubljana Austria Trend Ljubljana (F), Venice Plaza (F) at Mestre, Assisi Grand Hotel dei Congressi Assisi (F), SorrentoLa Residenza (F) or Michelangelo (F), RomeCrowne Plaza St. Peter's (SF), Tuscany Croce di Malta (F) at Montecatini, Nice NH Nice (F), Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona Plaza (F), Madrid Innside Madrid Suecia (F), Biarritz Radisson Blu (SF), Bordeaux Mercure Château Chartrons (F), Paris Radisson Blu Boulogne (SF)
This tour changes it's code in 2017 from KML to HTL
* Source: Globus for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.
Trip Date: 04/11/2016
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Thank you Yvonne for arranging my booking and making last minute changes for me. Everything was handled efficiently - will definitely book with you again. I can't speak highly enough about the tour itself. It was absolutely incredible. Laura our tour director was the most amazing tour director ever and Oscar our bus driver was simply wonderful. It was such good value for money and I would recommend it to everyone. 10/10 for everything!
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Trip Date: 13/05/2016
“A once in a lifetime experience.”
A once in a lifetime experience. Global Journeys is a timely, highly professional, online travel grouping - my experience was very positive, extremely well organised & executed, from my initial enquiry & handling of my actual booking (incl. flights, travel insurance, optional excursions & ongoing advice) - thanks again Michelle!- through to the absolutely incredible itinerary itself.
Most everything I experienced over the 32 days exceeded my expectations. The tour director, coach driver (& local guides) made it not only a learned adventure, but provided insights, experience, knowledge and opportunities which would not have happened, if I had attempted to do this full on tour on my own / with a group of friends. The tour director & coach driver were with us the entire trip, creating for a hassle free, enjoyable & safe holiday - eternal thanks to Marree & Giovanni!
I would definitely recommend Globus to anyone planning to travel to Europe and I intend to use them again for future adventures. Whilst Globus were at the upper end of cost, you pay for what you get and I got excellent service, consistent value for money, unforgettable memories, an amazing holiday & made new friends....to say it exceeded my expectations on reflection is maybe an understatement!!.... many thanks again to all involved at the Globus family.
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