October 17-26, 2013, European Sampler from London to Paris
Enjoy the Features
10 Meals: 8 Full Buffet Breakfasts, 2 Three-Course Dinners
London - Enjoy guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held
London-Brussels - By high-speed Eurostar train
Amsterdam - Orientation including a canal cruise
Cologne - Visit the cathedral
Heidelberg - Take pictures of the Heidelberg Castle
Lucerne - Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge
Paris - Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower
$2329 per person (double)
For single and triple rates, please contact Sheri McCoy.
Price Inludes: land tour, hotels, sightseeing and the services of a professional tour guide.
Your Itinerary at a Glance
*Board your overnight transatlantic flight, tour begins the next day
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London (SF)
Mövenpick Amsterdam city center, Amsterdam (SF)
Leonardo, Heidelberg (F)
Astoria, Lucerne (F)
Radisson Blu Boulogne, Paris (F)
Hotel Key: SF = Superior First-Class, F = First-Class
Pre-Tour: October 17, 2013
Day 1: October 18, 2013
Board your overnight transatlantic flight to London. Your tour begins the next day.
Arrive in London, England
Day 2: October 19, 2013
After an overnight transatlantic flight, arrive in London. Uniformed Globus hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle. (B)
Day 3: October 20, 2013
London - Brussels, Belgium - Amsterdam, Holland
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and head for the railway station to board the Eurostar Train to Brussels, Belgium. From here, a comfortable drive will bring you to Amsterdam, Holland's 700-year-old capital. Enjoy an orientation drive including a Canal Cruise aboard a glass-roofed launch, which is the best way to get a good impression of how this city was built and how much still remains from the Golden Age. You may want to join an optional Dutch dinner with local specialties. (B)
Note: In the rate event that the Eurostar train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.
Day 4: October 21, 2013
Amsterdam - Cologne, Germany - Heidelberg
This morning, drive past the Dutch region near Arnhem, best known as the locale of A Bridge Too Far, then on to Germany. In Cologne, visit the awesome twin-spired gothic Cathedral, and then the afternoon's highlight: a romantic Rhine Cruise. Continue to Heidelberg and take pictures of the famous red-walled ruins of Heidelberg Castle. (B,D)
Day 5: October 22, 2013
Heidelberg - Lucerne, Switzerland
Morning stop in the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the Black Forest, renowned for its cuckoo clocks. On the Swiss border, stop at the thundering Rhine Falls before continuing to picture-book Lucerne. Why not sign up for a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking? (B)
Day 6: October 23, 2013
During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen's Lion Monument and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the walled Old Town. Then, cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church. Balance of the day is at leisure to shop for Swiss watches and to choose from our optional activities: climb a mountain by cable car or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. (B,D)
Day 7: October 24, 2013
Lucerne - Paris, France
Cross the Swiss border into France and enjoy a comfortable drive through the Burgundy wine area and past Fontainebleau Forest to Paris. (B)
Day 8: October 25, 2013
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, Notre Dame Cathedral, and more. For a bird's-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of Paris' most famous landmark: the Eiffel Tower. An optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace of Versailles is available. Tonight, a lively cabaret show might just be the ticket. (B)
Day 9: October 26, 2013
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Included Meals Key: B= Full Buffet Breakfast, D = 3-Course Dinner
Air from MCI: $1757
Air price based on group air, must have at least 10 passengers traveling from same gateway.
Air-Inclusive price quotes will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For more information please check our website, the carrier's website, or iflybags.com for up-to-day baggage pricing/restrictions.
Insurance & Travel Protection Plus are available for an additional $189 per person
Travel Protection: (Must be purchased at the same time of initial deposit) For those who purchase the Globus Travel Protection Plan, Globus includes the Travel Protection Plus Plan. The Plus Plan allows you to cancel your vacation up to 24 hours (or the prior business day, whichever is farther out) before the scheduled departure FOR ANY REASON. Under this Travel Protection Plus Plan Benefit, Globus will reimburse the cancellation penalty amount in travel certificates, minus the plan cost. Additional terms may apply.
Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
(If cancellation is received by Globus):
119-65 days prior to departure: $250 per person cancelled
64-22 days prior to departure: 20% of total price
21-8 days prior to departure: 30% of total price
7-1 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
On departure day and later: 100% of total price
Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including accommodations, independently supplied services and optional excursions, reserved prior to, during and after the tour.
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