ENCHANTING EUROPE - 2017

13 Days - LONDON to PARIS

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Overview


The name of this European tour - Enchanting Europe - says it all! You're sure to be enchanted as you travel from London to Paris with overnights also in Amsterdam, Koblenz, Munich, Vienna, Innsbruck, Lucerne, and the Black Forest. Guided sightseeing is included in London, where you’ll visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, wedding site of Lady Diana and Prince Charles; in Salzburg, where you’ll  walk through the historic center and admire Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square, where some of the scenes of the Sound of Music were filmed; in Vienna, where you'll visit Heldenplatz; and in Paris, where you’ll take the elevator to the second floor of the incomparable Eiffel Tower. Just imagine the views of Paris from this vantage point!

You’ll also be enchanted by the gorgeous scenery you will see on this tour of Europe. You’ll take a Rhine cruise along the most scenic part of the Rhine River; stop at the Rhine, Europe’s largest waterfall; drive past the Salzkammergut Lake District in Austria, and travel through the majestic Alps.  Plus, Globus has included out-of-the-ordinary experiences just for you. For example, you’ll learn about cuckoo clocks and enjoy Black Forest Cake in Germany’s Black Forest, and you’ll take a Tyrolean horse-drawn carriage ride through the centre of Innsbruck.

Must-see attractions, thrilling train rides, gorgeous scenery, special experiences, and tasty food—these will enchant you on this amazing Enchanting Europe tour.


Extend your holiday with 1 night in London

Inclusion

LOCAL FAVOURITES

Visit the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich
Enjoy a spectacular horse-drawn carriage ride through Innsbruck and a drink at Stiftskeller
Learn about cuckoo clocks in the Black Forest, and enjoy a traditional dinner followed by Black Forest Cake

STANDARD FEATURES

DESTINATIONS
LONDON

Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held.

LONDON-BRUSSELS
By high-speed Eurostar train.

- AMSTERDAM
Canal cruise.

- RHINE CRUISE.

- MUNICH.

Orientation, visit Marienplatz and the famous Hofbrauhaus.

- SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square.

- VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and Cathedral Square.

- INNSBRUCK
Tyrolean horse-drawn carriage ride and a drink at the Stiftskeller; walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof.

- VADUZ
Stop in the capital of Liechtenstein.

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge.

- RHINE FALLS.

- BLACK FOREST.

Learn about the cuckoo-clock and enjoy dinner, followed by traditional Black Forest Cake.

- STRASBOURG-PARIS
By high-speed TGV train (first-class).

- PARIS
Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower.

- TRANSPORTATION
High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; horse-drawn carriage ride in Innsbruck; high-speed, first-class 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.

- MYACCOUNT
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Package Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.

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Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2LONDON.

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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. Highlights are a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL and the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, if held. Time in the afternoon for independent activities. Optional excursions are available to the Tower of London or to Windsor Castle, and maybe later, enjoy dinner, followed by a Thames cruise. (B)

Day 3LONDON - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.

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Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and head for the railway station to board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels, Belgium. From here, a comfortable drive will bring you to Amsterdam, Holland's 700-year-old capital. Tonight is your chance to join the locals during an optional dinner with regional specialties at one of the city's lively restaurants, followed by an evening walk through Old Amsterdam. (B)

Day 4AMSTERDAM - KOBLENZ, GERMANY.

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Enjoy 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. Depart for Koblenz, the German city where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers come together. An optional excursion to impressive Marksburg Castle, with spectacular views of the Rhine River, is available. (B,D)

Day 5KOBLENZ - MUNICH.

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Start with a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the most scenic part of the Rhine River past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and trim, half-timbered towns. Continue to Munich, capital of Bavaria, and see the Olympic Park and the 305-metre-high (1,000-foot) Olympic Tower. Also visit MARIENPLATZ with its New and Old Town Halls. Highlight is a visit to the famous HOFBRAUHAUS, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel. (B)

Day 6MUNICH - SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - VIENNA.

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Drive eastwards, following the Bavarian Alps to Austria. Stop in Salzburg, where your Local Guide takes you for a walking tour 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 by the same movie, and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, proud capital of Austria. (B)

Day 7VIENNA.

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Guided sightseeing features the State Opera House, HELDENPLATZ, a stop at the Hofburg Palace, and CATHEDRAL SQUARE. To make the most of your stay, an optional evening concert is available at one of Vienna's famous concert halls. (B)

Day 8VIENNA - INNSBRUCK.

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Enjoy a scenic drive through the Tyrolean Alps and arrive in Innsbruck. Highlight today is a spectacular HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDE through the centre of Innsbruck, including a drink at the famous Stiftskeller. Then, follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF. (B,D)

Day 9INNSBRUCK - VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN - LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND.

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Follow the Inn River on the comfortable highway through the Arlberg area, famous for Austria's Lech and Zurs ski resorts, to Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Time to buy your stamps or other souvenirs before continuing to picturesque Lucerne in Switzerland. During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen's emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, 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. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches and chocolate. Tonight is your chance to join the Swiss folklore dinner with yodeling and alphorn blowing. (B)

Day 10LUCERNE - RHINE FALLS - BLACK FOREST, GERMANY.

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This morning, why not join an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus? Later, stop at thundering Rhine Falls before re-entering Germany and heading into the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the Black Forest. Arrive at the family-owned Hofgut Sternen hotel and learn all there is to know about cuckoo clocks for which the area is famous. After dinner, you will have a special dessert: traditional Black Forest Cake. (B,D)

Day 11BLACK FOREST - STRASBOURG, FRANCE - PARIS.

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Cross the border into the Alsace region and arrive in Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament, where you will board the high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Choose from our optional excursions: in the afternoon to the magnificent Louvre Museum to see the Mona Lisa, and tonight, maybe try out local dishes at one of Paris' fine restaurants, followed by a drive to explore the "City of Light." (B)

Day 12PARIS

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Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most famous sites: the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and more. For a bird's-eye view, take the elevator up to the second floor of Paris' most iconic landmark: the EIFFEL TOWER. To make the most of your stay, join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace of Versailles. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris' nightclubs might just be the ticket! (B)

Day 13PARIS

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Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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