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31 Day Europe In Depth

Globus Guided Tour starting in London and finishing in Paris

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Overview

Operator: Globus
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Duration: 31 Days
From: London to Paris
Tour Code: KM
Visits: England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain
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Day By Day

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 horse-guards 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. (B)
3

London - Brussels, Belgium.

Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Walk to the GRAND'PLACE and admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without rubbing the statue of Everard `t Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis. A welcome dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel. (B/D)
4

Brussels - Amsterdam, Holland.

In Amsterdam, enjoy a CANAL CRUISE, the best way to see the 700-year-old capital, and visit a major DIAMOND CENTRE. Later, maybe join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and the pretty fishing village of Volendam. (B/D)
5

Amsterdam - Heidelberg, Germany - Rhineland.

Pass the locale of 'A Bridge Too Far' on the way to Germany and enjoy this afternoon's highlight: a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the prettiest part of the Rhine River. Arrive in Heidelberg and take pictures of its castle. (B/D)
6

Rhineland - Black Forest - Rhine Falls , Switzerland - Lucerne.

Morning stop in the BLACK FOREST, renowned for cuckoo clocks. Hear about the art of WOODCARVING from a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, and enjoy a taste of the local fruit wine. Next, take pictures of thundering RHINE FALLS and continue to picture-book Lucerne. (B/D)
7

Lucerne.

During your walking tour, admire the emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car, take a cruise on the fjord-like lake, or sign up for a folklore party. (B)
8

Lucerne - Vaduz , Liechtenstein - Innsbruck, Austria - Salzburg.

A short stop in Vaduz, capital of the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein. Next is Innsbruck, Austria's Olympic resort in the Tyrolean mountains. Walk through the Old Town to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF, and shop for crystal, for which Innsbruck is famous, before continuing to Salzburg, where a special dinner with wine awaits you at Farmhouse Lenzenbauer. (B/D)
9

Salzburg - Vienna.

A pleasant stroll with your Local Guide takes you through the historic centre. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, and ST. PETER'S CHURCHYARD. Then, drive past the lovely Salzkammergut Lake District, made famous by the movie The Sound of Music, and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, capital of Austria. (B)
10

Vienna.

Guided sightseeing features the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and a stop at Hofburg Palace. Also admire the unusual Hundertwasserhaus. Optional excursions are available to magnificent Schonbrunn Palace or to Grinzing to taste the Heurigen wine. (B)
11

Vienna - Maribor, Slovenia - Zagreb, Croatia.

A scenic drive through Carinthia brings you via Maribor, the second-largest city in Slovenia, to Zagreb, proud capital of Croatia. Guided sightseeing features all important landmarks of the Lower Town and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop's Palace, and a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. (B/D)
12

Zagreb - Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Arrive in Ljubljana, the elegant capital of Slovenia. Meet your Local Guide and admire Ljubljana's medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and visit the magnificent ST. NICHOLAS' CATHEDRAL. Afternoon at leisure and this evening, a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you. (B/D)
13

Ljubljana - Postojna - Venice, Italy.

Enjoy an exciting visit to the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES by MINI-TRAIN. The caves were discovered in the 17th century, and opened to the public in 1819. Then, follow the Adriatic coast to romantic Venice. Tonight is your chance to try out the city's fine restaurants. (B)
14

Venice.

Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK'S SQUARE and its BASILICA, lavish DOGES' PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. The afternoon is free to explore the maze of little streets, bridges, and canals on your own or to join exciting optional excursions to enhance your stay. (B/D)
15

Venice - Assisi.

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. (B/D)
16

Assisi - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento.

Follow the Apennine Mountains past Rome to Sorrento and continue along one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines, the Amalfi Coast, to Positano, a picturesque village where you can taste the local LIMONCELLO LIQUEUR. Then, return to Sorrento, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B)
17

Sorrento. Excursion To Capri.

Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri Village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. (B)
18

Sorrento - Pompeii - Rome.

In POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD / follow your Local Guide past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue to Rome, the "Eternal City." (B)
19

Rome.

Enjoy Globus' unique guided sightseeing, including inside visits to all highlights of religious and ancient Rome: the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, monumental ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo's Pieta, the amazing COLOSSEUM, and the ROMAN FORUM, where Roman legions marched in triumph. To make the most of your stay, join our optional walking tour to see the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the sites and squares of medieval Rome made famous in the movie 'Angels & Demons.' (B)
20

Rome - Florence - Tuscany.

In Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance," enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide and admire the cathedral, the Baptistry's "Gate of Paradise," visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and see Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for leather and gold before continuing to Montecatini, your peaceful Tuscan resort. (B/D)
21

Tuscany - Pisa - Eze, France - Nice.

Marvel at the Leaning Tower in Pisa before continuing on a spectacular drive along the Italian and French Rivieras. Leave the highway in France, and join the Moyenne Corniche. In Eze, visit a PERFUME FACTORY and hear about the history and production of perfume. Continue to your hotel in Nice at the Cote d'Azur. (B)
22

At Leisure In Nice.

Full day to enjoy this enchanting resort on the Cote d'Azur at your own pace. Exciting optional excursions are available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence and to famous Monte Carlo. (B)
23

Nice - Arles - Barcelona, Spain.

In Arles, walk to the impressive Roman Amphitheatre before continuing to the Spanish border and splendid Barcelona. (B/D)
24

Barcelona.

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece, and a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. Also visit the GOTHIC QUARTER. Exciting optional excursions are available. (B)
25

Barcelona - Madrid.

Enjoy rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. (B)
26

Madrid.

Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Madrid and a special visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)
27

Madrid - Bilbao - Biarritz, France.

Highlight today is a stop in Bilbao to visit the spectacular GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, designed by architect Frank Gehry in 1997. Continue to picturesque Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort, for your overnight stay. (B/D)
28

Biarritz - Bordeaux.

Leave the coast and travel through the Landes region to Bordeaux and enjoy an orientation tour. (B/D)
29

Bordeaux - Paris.

Travel by high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Afternoon at leisure with the possibility to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. This evening, a special dinner with wine has been prepared for you at Les Noces de Jeannette restaurant. Afterwards, enjoy a drive through the "City of Light."(B/D)
30

Paris.

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the most famous sights and a visit to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. An optional excursion to the lush Palace and Gardens of Versailles is available. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say, "Au revoir, Paris."(B)
31

Paris.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • LONDON: Guided sight-seeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral.
  • LONDON-BRUSSELS: By high-speed Eurostar train.
  • BRUSSELS: Visit Grand'Place; welcome dinner.
  • AMSTERDAM: Canal cruise; diamond centre.
  • RHINE CRUISE; HEIDELBERG: Take pictures of the castle.
  • BLACK FOREST: Hear about the art of woodcarving;
  • RHINE FALLS
  • LUCERNE: Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.
  • VADUZ: Visit the capital of Liechtenstein
  • INNSBRUCK: Walk to the Golden Roof.
  • SALZBURG: A special dinner at Farmhouse Lenzenbauer; guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and St. Peter's Churchyard.
  • VIENNA: Guided sightseeing, admire the unusual Hundertwasserhaus.
  • MARIBOR: Orientation.
  • ZAGREB: Guided sightseeing; visit the cathedral
  • POSTOJNA: Visit the Postojna Caves by mini-train
  • LJUBLJANA: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Nicholas' Cathedral: special dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
  • VENICE: Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark's Square & Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration.
  • ASSISI: Visit St. Francis' Basilica.
  • SORRENTO: Excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano, taste a glass of Limoncello; excursion to Capri, including jetfoil boatride, funicular ride, and guided sightseeing.
  • POMPEII: Guided walking tour of the excavations.
  • ROME: Guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour, visit Signoria Square; see Ponte Vecchio.
  • PISA: Marvel at the legendary Leaning Tower.
  • EZE: Visit a perfume factory.
  • ARLES: Walk to the Roman Amphitheatere.
  • BARCELONA: Guided sightseeing, visit the gothic quarter; take pictures of the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
  • MADRID: Guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum.
  • BILBAO: Visit the Guggenheim Museum.
  • BIARRITZ: Orientation.
  • BORDEAUX: Orientation drive.
  • BORDEAUX-PARIS: By high-speed TGV train (first-class).
  • PARIS: Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower, farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant, followed by a drive through the "City of Light."
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B); 14 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Brussels, special dinners in Salzburg and Ljubljana, and a special farewell dinner in Paris.
  • TRANSPORTATION: High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; private boat ride in Venice; jetfoil and funicular in Capri; high-speed TGV train.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • 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.

Local Favourites

  • Enjoy waffle and beer tasting at a local café in Brussels
  • Dinner with wine at an Austrian farmhouse
  • Visit the Postojna Caves by mini-train
  • Excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano and taste the local Limoncello liqueur
  • Farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant in Paris
  • Extend your trip to London (KML)

Included Meals

  • 30 Breakfasts
  • 14 Dinners

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Deluxe (D), Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F)
  • London Hilton London Metropole (SF), Brussels Radisson Blu Royal (D), Amsterdam Novotel Amsterdam City (F), Heidelberg Leonardo (F), Lucerne Ameron Flora (F), Salzburg Crowne Plaza The Pitter (SF), Vienna Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront (SF), Ljubljana Austria Trend Ljubljana (F), Venice Plaza (F) at Mestre, Assisi Grand Hotel dei Congressi Assisi (F), Sorrento La Residenza (F) or Michelangelo (F), Rome Crowne Plaza St. Peter's (SF), Tuscany Croce di Malta (F) at Montecatini, Nice NH Nice (F), Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona Plaza (F), Madrid Innside Madrid Suecia (F), Biarritz Radisson Blu (SF), Bordeaux Mercure Château Chartrons (F), Paris Radisson Blu Boulogne (SF)

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Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Coach Tour
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 36)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Globus for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (9)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Europe In Depth with Globus.
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Australia
  “Professionally run tour”
Trip Date: 04/11/2016
Laura, our Tour Director, was very competent and professional. She ensured that all aspects of the tour went well coordinating with various tour providers in advance.
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Australia
  “Our 'WOW' Holiday Through Europe”
Trip Date: 04/11/2016
Our "Europe in Depth" tour was fantastic. There were 39 travellers on this tour which was made up of one New Zealander, five Americans and the rest Aussies. We all got along really well and had the most amazing time. Our tour guide,
Leura, an Austrian who is fluent in five languages, was a wealth of information, had everything organised like clockwork and to top it off is the most beautiful individual. The coach driver, Italian Oscar, is a very accomplished and safe driver who kept the coach immaculate and was always the gentleman. WiFi on the coach was an added bonus. I have now been on two Globus tours and if I travel in the future Globus will be the company I choose.
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New Zealand
  “Wonderful stress free holiday”
Trip Date: 16/09/2016
We could not have had a better holiday. We had a great tour director and an excellent safe coach driver. Our group size was just right and we got on very well with our fellow travellers and made good friends. Every day was a delight, so much to enjoy and such a variety of interesting experiences. Walking up Mt. Pilatus in Lucerne on a sunny day was unforgettable. Vienna's operetta concert was most enjoyable and our Heurigen dinner at that weird restaurant was so unexpected (in a positive way). We were so happy to have seen Slovenia with its most beautiful green capital and the dreamland scenery of lake Bled. The courtyard dinner in Venice was lovely. Assisi was another beautiful place to visit. Pompeii and Rome were the highlights of our trip and throughout the holiday, the input of the local guides was invaluable and enriched the experience. All the places we visited in Spain and France were great. The last evening at the Moulin Rouge in Paris was a wonderful conclusion to a great holiday. The meals were fine, though the best food was at those truck stops in Italy! One suggestion we have: we would have been happier with fewer included hotel dinners giving us the freedom to explore local restaurants. Finally, we had an easy booking system with our Global Journeys agent who responded quickly to our queries and we liked being able to pay the fees with direct bank transfer rather than having to pay by credit card with the usual surcharge.
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Australia
  “A busy 31 days in Europe”
Trip Date: 02/09/2016
If you want to see nearly everything in a relatively short time, this is the tour to do, especially travelling the long distance from Australia. You get a really good taste of different European cities and you will be able to decide whether you would like to return to your favourites next time! This was our second Globus tour but our first to Europe and we will definitely consider using them again in the future. Our group of 44 (initially, one of the couples had to fly home after second day) were a great bunch of people. There were mainly Australians, followed by Americans, New Zealanders and a single Canadian! I would not want such a large number again though. We did all the optional excursions (not including London) except for two, which were the Windmill & Cheese Tour in Amsterdam & the Neapolitan Experience in Sorrento. The total cost if you do all of them from Brussels to Paris is approx. 2790 Euros for 2 people. If you do the Windmill & Cheese Tour, you will not get a chance to see Amsterdam! The ones which I would not do if I had the chance again are 1. Swiss Folklore Party & Dinner in Lucerne 2. Sorrento Flavours 3. Excursion to Toledo in Madrid. This is my personal opinion only. I thought they were either not that interesting or special or they infringed on free time too much. Also you will most definitely not go hungry with all the included and optional dinners.

The first week is probably the most tiring as some mornings, we had to leave the hotel around 7.30 to 8 o'clock, but this got easier and some mornings were more leisurely, the further we got into the tour. I would suggest you need to be quite mobile as there is a reasonable amount of walking and be able to walk slightly uphill on occasions. It isn't really for unfit people, unless you're prepared to miss out on some sights. Our tour started from London on 2 September and whilst the weather was on the warm side, mid to high 20's, overall it was good travelling weather everywhere. It was slightly cooler when we finished in Paris, so take a light to medium jacket, which you will also need for Mt Pilatus in Switzerland. You also need some dressier clothes for the optional Waltz & Operetta Concert in Vienna and the optional Moulin Rouge in Paris.

The hotels were mostly very good and usually close to the city, but not all. The hotel in Vienna overlooked the Danube River and was one of my favourites, although it wasn't close to anything else. The hotel in Paris was nice and the breakfast was excellent but it was too far from the centre of Paris. Our driver, Oscar was brilliant and our tour leader, Lode was very efficient and knowledgeable, but I found him to be a bit intimidating! We felt like VIPs actually, as we skipped queues and got extra inclusions, which we noticed other tours did not get. We got first class seats on the TVG train from Bordeaux to Paris which was great. Overall I thought the tour was excellent and great value for money and we were very happy with the price and service given to us by Global Journeys and Hannah. I was a tiny bit concerned about booking and paying over the internet and not actually seeing the travel agent, but I would be confident in booking with them next time.
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Australia
  “Everyday brought new experiences”
Trip Date: 01/05/2016
This is a back to back tour in Europe taking us away for around 40 days. Everyday brought new experiences. We had an extremely special tour director and coach driver. Enjoyed everyday of it!
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