Like the world’s most beloved tapestries hanging in Europe’s most famous museums, this 14-day tour of Europe intertwines colorful scenery, centuries-old culture, and the timeless stories of seven countries to present an unforgettable experience. From the canals of Amsterdam to the casinos of Monte Carlo, we’ve stitched together an exciting array of sights and scenes to truly capture the big picture of Europe. In addition to the stunning imagery of the castle-dotted Rhine Valley, the snow-dusted Swiss Alps, and the olive-clad Tuscan hills, you’ll be introduced to the artful subjects who help tell the tales of time—the woodcarvers of the Black Forest, the glassblowers of Venice, and the beer makers from Rhineland. A perfectly woven itinerary of fascinating cities, charming countryside, and creative cuisine, this multi-country tour threads together the most memorable sights and experiences of Europe.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam
- Historic Centre of Florence
- Historic Centre of Rome – various properties Vatican City
- Paris Banks of the Seine
- Piazza del Duomo Pisa
- Upper Middle Rhine Valley
- Venice and its Lagoon
- Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners
- Hotel accommodation each destination
- International airfare
- Optional Excursions
ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
AMSTERDAM Guided canal cruise. Visit a Diamond Centre. Free time this afternoon and evening.
RHINE RIVER Scenic cruise.
HEIDELBERG Take pictures of the red-walled castle ruins. Globus Local Favorite Enjoy a beer at the Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg before driving to Karlsruhe.
348 mi / 560 km
RHINELAND–BLACK FOREST–RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE
BLACK FOREST Globus Local Favorite Woodcarving demonstration followed by Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and Black Forest Cake).
RHINE FALLS Take pictures of the waterfalls before continuing to Lucerne.
LUCERNE Free time this afternoon and evening.
211 mi / 340 km
LUCERNE–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge.
VADUZ Orientation walk and free time to browse.
INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof.
205 mi / 330 km
VENICE Private Boat Ride. Orientation includes St. Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and a glassblower demonstration. Globus Local Favorite Special dinner at Rossopomodoro restaurant.
261 mi / 420 km
A scenic drive across the Apennine Hills and through vine- and olive-clad Tuscany to Rome.
354 mi / 570 km
ROME Guided sightseeing includes the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum. Free time this afternoon.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rome with an excursion to discover the city’s best hidden secrets.
FLORENCE Guided sightseeing includes Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, at the Academy of Fine Arts. See Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze Gates of Paradise, and Signoria Square. Free time this afternoon.
193 mi / 310 km
FLORENCE–PISA–MONTE CARLO, MONACO
PISA Take pictures of the Leaning Tower en route to Monte Carlo.
280 mi / 450 km
MONTE CARLO–NICE, FRANCE–LYON
NICE Drive along the Promenade des Anglais.
LYON Old Town walking tour. Free time to browse before dinner at the hotel.
311 mi / 500 km
Scenic drive through Burgundy with its vineyards and châteaux en route to Paris.
292 mi / 470 km
PARIS Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a Seine cruise.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.