Duration: 9 Days
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 with the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum the ancient arena of the Gladiators in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll want your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
Other highlights of this guided tour of Europe include a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, and a stop in the town 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 enter the Vatican Museums in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We work 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!”
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free time late afternoon. (B)
Scenic drive en route to Florence.
FLORENCE Guided walking tour includes the Academy of Fine Arts and Signoria Square. Free time. (B) 193 mi / 310 km
VENICE ISLAND Private Boat Ride. Orientation includes St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs followed by a glassblower demonstration. This evening (local favourite) dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) 174 mi/ 280 km )
LUGANO Free time before a scenic drive through the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard tunnel.
LUCERNE Dinner at your hotel (B,D) 342 mi / 550 km
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Free time this afternoon and evening (B)
Drive through the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and pass the Fontainebleau Forest en route to Paris.
PARIS Free time this evening. (B) Today’s Distance: 423 mi / 680 km
PARIS Guided sightseeing includes the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and a Seine cruise. (B)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Paris with a cabaret show. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)