European Escape (KF2017)

A 9-Day Globus Tours tour starting from $1,329

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Tour Length: 9 Days
Countries Visited: France, Italy, Switzerland
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Tour Type:
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Tour Category: Other Globus Tours
Tour Operator: Globus Tours
Tour Code: KF-2017
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Title
European Escape

Vacation Overview
On this Escape, you can experience Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions, including the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel 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; and the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysées in Paris.Other highlights of this European tour are a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, and a stop in the resort of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps.But that’s not all…throughout this European Escape, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. So, you won’t be waiting in long lines to see the amazing Colosseum in Rome or to enter 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 available at a price that screams “Let’s go!”

 

Meals
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special dinner in Venice

Transportation
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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

Day 2:
Rome. Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM to hear about the gladiators who fought here. 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 Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)

Day 3:
Rome–Florence. A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Follow your Local Guide for a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry on Piazza Santa Croce before arriving at your hotel. This evening, an optional dinner is available to try out Tuscan specialties. (B)

Day 4:
Florence–Venice. Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT and 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. Then, you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A PASTA DINNER with wine has been prepared for you at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5:
Venice–Lugano, Switzerland–Lucerne. Leave the flat Po area and enter Switzerland. Stop in the resort of Lugano at its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps and explore the little shops at Via Nassa. Then, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne. (B,D)

Day 6:
Lucerne. During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and to make the most of your stay, why not join an exciting optional excursion? (B)

Day 7:
Lucerne–Paris, France. Say Auf Wiedersehen to Switzerland and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and past Fontainebleau Forest. An optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.” (B)

Day 8:
Paris. Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and more. To enhance your stay, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge might just be the ticket! (B)

Day 9:
Paris. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 

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Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

City Highlights


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

VENICE
Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta dinner at a local restaurant

LUGANO
Stop at the lakeside

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

PARIS
Guided sightseeing

Notes
Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.Single Supplement Waived (limited availability).

Travelers Notes
Headsets throughout the tour.

 

Globus Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2017 early booking. All tours will be open for 2017 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2016. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2017 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy. The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.All 2017/2018 Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Journeys Club discount, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.Extra nights per person in Rome:in single room $132, in twin $86Extra nights per person in Paris:in single room $156, in twin $94

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