On this charming European tour, you will visit some of Europe’s most beautiful cities and witness some of its most spectacular scenery. Your tour starts with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and ends with a sightseeing tour and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. In between, you will have some amazing experiences. History buffs will enjoy walking the cobblestone streets of Heidelberg’s Old Town; admiring the ramparts and towers in Rothenburg, a walled town that has preserved its medieval character; visiting the Bavarian Alps’ Ettal Abbey, founded in 1330 by Benedictine monks and later rebuilt after a fire in 1744; and exploring Venice’s Doges’ Palace, with its gothic architecture, and the Bridge of Sighs, built in the 17th century;.Those who love spectacular scenery will also be delighted on this European tour. You’ll overnight in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy’s most famous ski resort in the Dolomites. You’ll board a mountain train that climbs to car-free Zermatt, a quaint and romantic village with rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. You’ll drive along the coastline of Lake Geneva, the "Swiss Riviera,” and you’ll enjoy a Rhine cruise, with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages.Globus has also included some-out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You’ll enjoy dinner with beer at a charming local restaurant in Heidelberg, a liquor tasting in Ettal, a visit to Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of King Ludwig II’s castles, and a Prosecco wine tasting in Italy. These charming experiences and much more—including a thrilling ride on the high-speed Eurostar train—are just part of what makes this a one-of-a-kind European vacation!
AMSTERDAM Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing; canal cruise; visit a major diamond centerRHINE CRUISEHEIDELBERG Take pictures of the castle; [LF] dinner with beer at the Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurantROTHENBURG Walking tour of the walled townMUNICH Orientation including MarienplatzOBERAMMERGAU AREA[LF] Visit Ettal Benedictine Abbey; liquor tastingNEUSCHWANSTEIN [LF] Visit King Ludwig’s castleINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden RoofCORTINA D’AMPEZZO Stay overnight in Italy’s most famous ski resortCONEGLIANO [LF] Prosecco wine tastingVENICE Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstrationLAKE MAGGIOREStop in the town of StresaTÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH By mountain trainLAUSANNE–PARIS By high-speed TGV train (first-class)PARISGuided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel TowerPARIS-LONDONBy high-speed Eurostar TrainLONDONGuided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if heldHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special dinner in Heidelberg
NOTES:For operational reasons, slight schedule changes to the Paris program cannot be excluded.
Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat in Venice; mountain train in Zermatt; high-speed first-class TGV train; Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.