From London to Rome, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, visit celebrated cities as well as picturesque towns and witness beautiful scenery.
In Paris, Florence, and Rome, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable expert who intimately knows the cities. See the must-see sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées in Paris; the historic center in Florence; and Rome’s Colosseum—where the deadly gladiatorial fights were held during the Roman Empire—and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. Also visit St. Peter’s Square, an architectural and religious landmark. . Your orientation in Venice includes a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, one of the most famous squares in the world. In Lucerne, see the Lion Monument, a stone sculpture erected to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution, and Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.
You’ll experience an engineering marvel, the Cross-Channel Tunnel, as you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris. Another marvel is Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, which you’ll see on this Europe tour. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness amazing scenery throughout this Europe tour. Enjoy views of Burgundy, the French most famous wine-growing area, prosperous farms, and half-timbered villages as you travel between Paris and picture-perfect Lucerne. Nestled amid the Alps and surrounded by its stunning lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s finest towns. Also enjoy a stroll along the promenade of picturesque Lake Lugano as well as views of the rolling hills in Tuscany.
If you desire to see some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery and famous cities, this value-minded Europe tour is the perfect vacation!
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare from Vancouver to London and return from Rome
- 11 nights in Superior Tourist Class accommodation below or similar
LONDON Novotel London West
PARIS Courtyard Arcueil or Campanile Pantin
LUCERNE AREA Rothaus or Ibis at Kriens
VENICE AREA Mercure at Marghera or Poppi at Mira
MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade or Grand Hotel du Park et Regina
ROME Park Hotel Dei Massimi or Pineta Palace
- Professional Tour Director while touring
- 12 day guided vacation coach tour with individual headsets throughout the tour
Sightseeing: Visits to Lucerne, Lugano, Verona, Venice, Montecatini, Pisa. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
Scenic Highlights: Burgundy Wine Country, Swiss Alps
Guides: Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Paris, Florence, Rome; professional Tour Director while touring
- Meals: 11 Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Book by April 4: Travel Bets Bets Exclusive!
August 17 – 29, 2017
|Double Occupancy or Single Share*|
|Vancouver||$3359 + $698 tax|
|Kelowna, Victoria||add from $400 more per person|
|Single Room Supplement||add $798|
(Tour Director & Driver)
|add $118 per person|
|Repeat Globus family of brands*||$140 discount|
*Single Share Program Available: Cosmos accept reservations on a “guaranteed share” basis. They charge the basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded rooms. For mutual comfort, they adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms. If no other traveler has booked on “guaranteed share” basis, they’ll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be accommodated in a single room at no extra charge.
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Day 1 Arrive in London, England
Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Day 2 London
A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?
Day 3 London–Paris, France
Board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris. Here, you’ll be met by your Tour Director and luxury coach. Spend two nights in Paris.
Day 4 Paris
Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see these sites during the included city tour. View the famous Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and much more with a Local Guide. This evening, why not join an optional welcome dinner?
Day 5 Paris–Lucerne Area, Switzerland
Fascinating, ever-changing scenery greets you today. Enjoy views of Fontainebleau Forest, the wine-growing area of Burgundy, prosperous farms, and tidy, half-timbered villages as you head through the alpine heart of Switzerland to the picture-book Lucerne area.
Day 6 Lucerne Area
One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. The orientation includes the LION MONUMENT, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. Also admire the famous wooden CHAPEL BRIDGE with its splendid frescoes. A selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.
Day 7 Lucerne Area–Lugano–Verona, Italy–Venice Area
More wonderful alpine scenery awaits as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard. Once through its great tunnel, start your scenic descent into the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino. Stop in beautiful Lugano and take a stroll along the lakeside promenade. Later, cross into Italy and drive through the Lombardy plains to Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, known as “Little Rome” for its splendid amphitheater still standing in its former glory. Overnight in the Venice area.
Day 8 Venice Area
Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. The orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.
Day 9 Venice Area–Florence–Montecatini
Travel south across the Apennines into the gentle and hilly countryside of Tuscany. Enjoy a guided walk through Florence to discover its Renaissance treasures, then continue to Montecatini for an overnight.
Day 10 Montecatini–Pisa–Rome
This morning, stop in Pisa to see the famed SQUARE OF MIRACLES and to view the Leaning Tower. Then, journey south to Rome. Tonight, consider an optional evening drive through the city—a floodlit spectacular of shimmering fountains, magnificent churches, and piazzas—followed by dinner.
Day 11 Rome
Today, get to know more about the “Eternal City” with a Local Guide. Visit St. Peter’s Square, the COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM.
Day 12 Rome
Arrivederci, Roma—your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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