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 statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where you'll want your camera ready as you ascend to the second floor for magnificent views of Paris.Other highlights of this guided tour of Europe 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 enter the Vatican Museums or to ascend the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 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!'
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Rome||Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome's lively restaurants. (D)|
|Day 2||Rome||A fascinating day awaits: your guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL where you can marvel at Michelangelo's ceiling paintings plus The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and 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 explore even more famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)|
|Day 3||Florence||A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, the 'Cradle of the Renaissance.' Follow your Local Guide for a visit to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's celebrated statue of David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze 'Gates 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||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 [LF] PASTA DINNER has been prepared for you at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 5||Lucerne||Leave the flat Po area and enter Switzerland. Stop in the resort of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps and explore the little shops along Via Nassa. Then, be inspired by 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, attractive optional excursions are on offer. (B)|
|Day 7||Paris||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 pass the 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 Lights.' (B)|
|Day 8||Paris||Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most famous sights: the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and more. Then, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER to enjoy awesome views of Paris. 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)|
- US$ Price Details
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 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 $78, in twin $39, in triple $26Extra nights per person in Paris:in single room $153, in twin $96, in triple $96
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