Arrive In London, England.
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.
, 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)
Rhineland - Black Forest - Rhine Falls , Switzerland - Lucerne.
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
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)