Traditional Grand European

22 Day Guided Tour from London to Paris with Globus

Read 18 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus 22 Day Traditional Grand European. A European tour - it should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, tasty meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
London
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Paris
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic
Trip Style
Scenic
Countries Explored:
England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, France
Trip Operated By:
Globus
Globus
599 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.7 out of 5
18 Reviews
Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Arrive In London, England
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
2 London
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL/ Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. (B)
3 London - Brussels, Belgium - Amsterdam, Holland
Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and transfer by highspeed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels and motorcoach to Amsterdam, where a welcome dinner awaits at your hotel. (B/D)
4 Amsterdam
Meet your Local Guide and hear about the fascinating history of the 700-year-old capital during a leisurely CANAL CRUISE. Admire the patrician mansions and the gabled façades; the "Golden Bend," the most prestigious part of the Herengracht and a monument to the Golden Age; the Stopera, Amsterdam's proud concert hall; the Hermitage, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg; and much more. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTRE. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picturebook Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, and dinner. (B)
5 Amsterdam - Rudesheim, Germany - Rhineland
Via the Dutch region best known as the setting of A Bridge Too Far, enter Germany and the Rhine Valley, where a romantic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and half-timbered towns awaits. A true highlight is a WINE TASTING at Breuer's Rüdesheimer Schloss in the capital of the Riesling wine country, followed by dinner with local specialties, before going to your hotel. (B/D)
6 Rhineland - Black Forest - Rhine Falls, Switzerland - Lucerne
Stop in the BLACK FOREST, renowned for its cuckoo clocks. Hear about the art of WOODCARVING from a local woodcarver, and enjoy a taste of the traditional fruit wine. On the Swiss border, take photos of the thundering RHINE FALLS, and continue to picturesque Lucerne. This evening, you may wish to sign up for a folklore party, complete with yodeling and alphorn blowing. (B)
7 Lucerne
During your walking tour, admire the LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches, knives, or chocolate. Why not join an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus? (B/D)
8 Lucerne - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Innsbruck, Austria - Munich, Germany
Stop in Vaduz, capital of the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein, before entering Austria for a spectacular drive through the Tyrolean Alps to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol. Walk through its quaint streets and take pictures of Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF before continuing to Munich. Visit MARIENPLATZ with its Old and New Town Halls. You may wish to try a Stein of beer at the famous Hofbräuhaus, Munich's most famous beer hall, dating back to 1589. (B)
9 Munich - Salzburg, Austria - Vienna
Arrive in Salzburg and follow your Local Guide for a pleasant stroll through the historic centre. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter's Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. See Mozart's birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse and browse through the downtown market. Next, pass the lovely Salzkammergut Lake District, also famous from the same movie, and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, proud capital of Austria. (B)
10 Vienna
Guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings like the Vienna State Opera; and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian Imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and awesome ST. STEPHEN'S CATHEDRAL. Time to savour Sachertorte and watch the jolly crowd in one of Vienna's famous coffee houses, or choose from our optional excursion possibilities. (B)
11 Vienna - Venice, Italy
Journey across scenic Semmering Pass and through the loveliest parts of Austria to Italy and the Adriatic Sea. Arrive in Venice, a powerful magnet for romantics and art lovers from all over the globe. You may wish to join an optional evening featuring an exciting water-taxi ride along the Grand Canal, followed by a Venetian dinner. (B)
12 Venice - Chianti Hills
Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT to ST. MARK'S SQUARE and admire the byzantine basilica, lavish Doges' Palace with its Bridge of Sighs, and watch skilled GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects. Why not join an optional gondola ride? Look forward to a memorable overnight stay in the breathtaking Chianti Hills, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and charming stone villages, and enjoy a traditional dinner with local wine. (B/D)
13 Chianti Hills - Assisi - Rome
Pass through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi. Visit ST. FRANCIS' BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humanity, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God's creatures. Then, continue to Rome, the "Eternal City." (B)
14 Rome
Guided sightseeing starts with a visit to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, followed by a visit to monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pietà. Then, enjoy views of other major sites as you drive to the Roman Forum to visit the amazing COLOSSEUM, where gladiators once fought. For those who wish to see it all, an optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)
15 Rome - Florence
An easy morning drive to Florence, "Cradle of the Renaissance." Meet your Local Guide, and visit the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo's celebrated David. Continue your walking tour through the historic centre and stand in awe in front of the magnificent cathedral, admire Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistry's heavy bronze "Gates of Paradise," and sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Later, enjoy a tasty pizza at the Finisterrae restaurant. (B/D)
16 At Leisure In Florence
Time to explore this fascinating city at your own pace. Later, to further discover Tuscany, an optional excursion to the medieval town of San Gimignano, including dinner, is available. (B)
17 Florence - Pisa - Èze, France - French Riviera.
In Pisa, marvel at its amazing Leaning Tower. Next, enjoy spectacular views driving along the Italian and French Rivieras. Leave the highway for the panoramic Moyenne Corniche and visit one of the PERFUME FACTORIES for which the area is famous. This evening, you might choose to sample some French cuisine. (B)
18 French Riviera
A leisurely day on France's most popular coast. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence and to Monte Carlo. (B)
19 French Riviera - Avignon - Lyon
Stop in Avignon, the medieval residence of several popes and antipopes. Walk through the OLD TOWN, and admire Pont d'Avignon, the bridge of the popular song, and the magnificent Palace of the Popes. Time to browse through the many shops for traditional Provencal products. Arrive in Lyon, capital of the Gauls during Roman times. (B/D)
20 Lyon - Paris
Drive past the Burgundy vineyards and Fontainebleau Forest to Paris, the traditional climax of a European holiday. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées, and a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, dinner and show at the famous Moulin Rouge might just be the ticket! (B)
21 Paris
A full day at leisure offers you the possibility to join optional excursions to the magnificent Palace of Versailles and the famous Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. Tonight, further explore Montmartre, Paris' renowned art district, where a farewell dinner has been prepared at a local restaurant, the proper way to say au revoir, Paris. (B/D)
22 Paris
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Globus Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • LONDON: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • LONDON-BRUSSELS-AMSTERDAM: By high-speed Eurostar train and coach.
  • AMSTERDAM: Welcome dinner; canal cruise with Local Guide; visit a major diamond centre.
  • RUDESHEIM: Wine tasting and dinner.
  • BLACK FOREST: Hear about the art of woodcarving.
  • RHINE FALLS; LUCERNE: Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge.
  • VADUZ: Visit the capital of Liechtenstein.
  • LUCERNE: Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge.
  • VADUZ: Visit the capital of Liechtenstein.
  • INNSBRUCK: Walk to the Golden Roof.
  • MUNICH: Orientation drive and a visit to Marienplatz.
  • SALZBURG: Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square.
  • VIENNA: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen's Cathedral.
  • VENICE: Private boat ride; visit St. Mark's Square; glassblower demonstration.
  • CHIANTI HILLS: Overnight stay.
  • ASSISI: Visit St. Francis' Basilica.
  • ROME: Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica.,and the Colosseum.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo's David and Signoria Square; dinner at a local restaurant.
  • PISA: Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower.
  • EZE: Visit a perfume factory.
  • AVIGNON: Walk through the Old Town, see the Palace of the Popes.
  • PARIS: Guided sightseeing; Seine River cruise; a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Montmartre.
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 7 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and dinners at local restaurants in Rudesheim, Florence, and Paris.
  • TRANSPORTATION: High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; Seine River cruise in Paris.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour except London.
  • FREE WI-FI: available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Included Meals
  • 21 Breakfasts
  • 7 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • London Hilton London Metropole (SF) or Park Plaza Waterloo (SF), Amsterdam Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre (F), Rhineland NH Wiesbaden (F) at Wiesbaden, Lucerne Grand Hotel Europe (F), Munich Holiday Inn Munich Leuchtenbergring (F), Vienna Am Konzerthaus MGallery (F), Venice Antony (F) at Mestre, Chianti Hills Compagnie des Hotels (SF) at Radda in Chianti, Rome Crowne Plaza St. Peter's (SF), Florence Starhotels Tuscany (SF), French Riviera Aston La Scala (F) at Nice, Lyon Mercure Château Perrache (F), Paris Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré Coeur (F)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
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Reviews (18)

22 Day Traditional Grand European reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Glorious Global Journeys and Glorious Globus!!”
- VIC, Australia Nov 2016

Thank you Yvonne for arranging my booking and making last minute changes for me. Everything was handled efficiently - will definitely book with you again. I can't speak highly enough about the tour itself. It was absolutely incredible. Laura our tour director was the most amazing tour director ever and Oscar our bus driver was simply wonderful. It was such good value for money and I would recommend it to everyone. 10/10 for everything!

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“A once in a lifetime experience.”
- NSW, Australia May 2016 1 Helpful Vote

A once in a lifetime experience. Global Journeys is a timely, highly professional, online travel grouping - my experience was very positive, extremely well organised & executed, from my initial enquiry & handling of my actual booking (incl. flights, travel insurance, optional excursions & ongoing advice) - thanks again Michelle!- through to the absolutely incredible itinerary itself. ...read more

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“Fantastic tour, no doubts whatsoever”
- WA, Australia Jun 2015 4 Helpful Votes

I can say without any doubts whatsoever that our tour was fantastic, from accommodation to our wonderful driver Denielo and tour guide Pia. We were looked after from day one and Pia's attention to every little detail was amazing. She was fantastic. Globus have really done their homework on these tours, and they really deliver. We would not hesitate to travel with them many times over . Our trip to Europe was a dream run. We will never forget it. Thank you Globus and special thanks to Denielo and...read more

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“All up, one tired but very happy customer”
- Australia Oct 2014 2 Helpful Votes

I could not fault the Grand Traditional tour I have just completed with Globus. It exceeded all expectations. The pace was hectic but we would not have seen what we did had it not been so and I chose this tour to see and experience as much as possible. Lia our tour guide was excellent. Her historical knowledge, her experience with Globus, her handling of the busload of different personalities and problems, was excellent. All up, one tired but very happy customer.

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“A great trip with a good operator”
- Australia Sep 2014 1 Helpful Vote

The schedule was busy as you would expect in a tour like this. It was a well organised schedule and we had a great time seeing many places in a relatively short period of time. The Tour Director (Liz) was patient, personable, good and knowledgeable who looked after us well and the Driver (Danilo) was a pleasant man. Personally, my wife and I (and I think a few of the other tour members) were disappointed that we did not have the option of going to Moulin Rouge. We were so looking forward to Moulin...read more

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