Heidelberg, Germany

European Sampler

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As the name implies, this vacation is a sample of some of the major highlights of Europe. Start with two nights in London where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral and time to watch the Changing of the Guard (if held). Next, board the Eurostar train to Brussels, followed by a comfortable drive to Amsterdam where sightseeing by way of a leisurely canal cruise awaits you. In Germany, cruise the romantic Rhine River, take pictures of Heidelberg Castle, and enjoy dinner with beer at a local restaurant. Stop in the Black Forest, and enjoy a woodcarving demonstration by a local woodcarver, followed by lunch with Bratwurst and Sauerkraut. In Switzerland, visit the Rhine Falls and spend two nights in charming lakeside Lucerne. Admire the Lion Monument, receive a Swiss chocolate surprise, and enjoy the Alpine scenery before driving through the Burgundy wine area to Paris. Here sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the Parisian highlights and a ride up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.

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9 days from RM11,426/pax

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Day to day

Day 1

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. 

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

Day 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, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. Visit magnificent 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 and maybe later, enjoy dinner, followed by a Thames cruise. (B)

Day 3

LONDON-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. 

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. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE aboard a glass-roofed launch, which is the best way to get a good impression of how Amsterdam was built and how much still remains from the Golden Age. Why not join an optional Dutch dinner with local specialties, followed by a walk through Old Amsterdam? (B)

Day 4

AMSTERDAM-HEIDELBERG, GERMANY. 

Pass the Dutch region near Arnhem, best known as the locale of 'A Bridge Too Far,' and enter Germany. Today's highlight is a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the most scenic part of the river with its centuries-old castles. Continue to Heidelberg for a pleasant walk through the OLD TOWN to the Marktplatz (market square), from where you can take pictures of the famous red-walled ruins of Heidelberg Castle, and enjoy dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5

HEIDELBERG-BLACK FOREST-RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND-LUCERNE. 

Enter the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the BLACK FOREST, famous for cuckoo clocks, where another highlight awaits you: be welcomed by a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, enjoy a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION, and see samples of his work. Then, enjoy a special lunch, consisting of the traditional Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and a beer, followed by a slice of delicious homemade Black Forest Cake. On the Swiss border, stop at thundering RHINE FALLS before continuing to picture-book Lucerne. (B,L,D)

Day 6

LUCERNE. 

During your walking tour, visit the impressive BOURBAKI PANORAMA, Edouard Castres' circular painting dating back to 1881, depicting scenes of the Franco-Prussian War. Also 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. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Of course, you will taste CHOCOLATE PRALINES from Laderach Chocolatier Suisse, one of Switzerland's most famous chocolate makers. Balance of the day is at leisure. You can shop for Swiss watches and you may wish to join an exciting optional excursion to Mount Pilatus, the "Guard of Lucerne," by cable car. Tonight is your chance to yodel or blow an alphorn during an optional folklore dinner party for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B)

Day 7

LUCERNE-PARIS, FRANCE. 

Say "Auf Wiedersehen" in Basel and cross the border into France. Drive past the vineyards of the Burgundy wine region, with views of beautiful castles and Fontainebleau Forest. Arrive in Paris, where an optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris' lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the "City of Light." (B)

Day 8

PARIS. 

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

Day 9

PARIS

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Map of European Sampler

Local favourites

Get a taste of a destination's hidden gems and local flavours, exclusive to Globus. These behind-the-scenes activities really allow you to experience the world like a local.

  • Woodcarving demonstration in the Black Forest
  • Taste traditional German specialities with a local lunch in the Black Forest
  • Enjoy a Swiss chocolate surprise in Lucerne

What's included

  • 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
  • HEIDELBERG: Walking tour of the Old Town, take pictures of the castle; dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg.
  • BLACK FOREST: Woodcarving demonstration; lunch with regional specialties.
  • RHINE FALLS.
  • LUCERNE: Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge; taste Swiss chocolate pralines.
  • PARIS: Guided sightseeing, ascend the Eiffel Tower.
  • TRANSPORTATION: High-speed Eurostar train; motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WIFI: 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: Visit our website for details on optional excursions available on tour to personalise your holiday.
Details
Name: Excursion to Montmartre
Location: Paris
Description: Leaving from Pigalle take a little train for an enjoyable ride up to Montmartre, the most artistic and picturesque district in Paris, with its impressive landmark white-domed Basilica of Sacre-Coeur built in the late 19th century in Bizantine style. Admire the surprising view over the rooftops of Paris and walk around Montmartre's narrow streets to discover unexpected jewels like Saint Peter's Church - one of the most ancient in Paris, the Lapin Agile - the oldest of Montmartre's cabarets, the Bateau Lavoir - where Picasso created cubism, and the grocery store featured in the movie "Amelie". Soak up the atmosphere of Place du Tertre and watch the portrait artists in action or even sit for one of them yourself before returning to Pigalle by funicular.
Name: Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle
Location: London
Description: Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. One of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II the castle is still used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions. Visit the magnificent State Apartments furnished with priceless works of art by Holbein, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. See wonderful St.George's Chapel the burial place of ten monarchs including Henry VIII and Charles I.
Name: Tower of London and Crown Jewels
Location: London
Description: The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic buildings in the world. Built by William the Conqueror in 1066-1067, it has been guarded by Yeoman Warders (popularly known as the Beefeaters) since the 14th century. It has been a fortress, a royal palace, a prison, a place of execution, and an armory. It is most famously known as the home to the priceless Crown Jewels, including the solid gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Imperial State Crown and Sovereigns Sceptre, the incredible Cullinan diamonds, and the Koh-i-Noor.
Name: A Taste of London
Location: London
Description: A unique chance to combine a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner with several local menu choices, including fish and chips and steak and ale pie at an historic London pub in the City of London. Following dinner you will enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your private cruiser, The Silver Bonito, owned by EDF Energy London Eye. Highlights include Tower Bridge, St. Paul's and the Houses of Parliament, with commentary from your guide as you cruise along the River Thames.
Name: Dutch Dinner and Evening Walk in Old Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Description: Accompanied by your tour director, stroll through some of Amsterdam's oldest streets and view historical 17th century buildings, monuments and the Oude Church. A typical dinner in a cozy restaurant is included.
Name: Dinner Party and Illumination Drive
Location: Paris
Description: A perfect introduction to Paris! After a full-course dinner with choices of typical French dishes, drinks included, your tour director will show you the "City of Light."
Name: Dinner and Show at La Nouvelle Eve
Location: Paris
Description: No visit to Paris is complete without a night out at the cabaret! Enjoy a whirling international dinner show (unlimited wine) at Pigalle's one and only La Nouvelle Eve.
Name: One Hour Cruise on Lake Lucerne
Location: Lucerne
Description: Board your private motorboat for an enchanting and relaxing one-hour cruise on glassy Lake Lucerne, also known as the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery and admire fjords, bays, and rolling meadows.
Name: Dinner and Show at Moulin Rouge
Location: Paris
Description: Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can Can for more than a century. Dinner with half a bottle of wine is served during the show and a glass of champagne completes your evening in style.
Name: Mount Pilatus
Location: Lucerne
Description: Journey almost 7,000 feet (2,132m) up - via the world's steepest cogwheel railway (with an inclination of 48 degrees), the silent aerial tramway and the panoramic gondola for spectacular views over central Switzerland. The Mount Pilatus mountain range was first inhabited by Celtic herdsmen and later became well-known to travelers worldwide when completion of the Gotthard Route made the area more accessible. The rugged cliffs above Lucerne have been cloaked in myth and legend since the middle Ages when it was believed a dragon with healing powers and spirits inhabited the rocky crevices. It has also been said the restless ghost of a Roman governor once found lasting peace in Lake Pilatus and for a long time it was forbidden to climb the mountain should they disturb Pontius Pilate. See why composer Richard Wagner, Queen Victoria (on horseback), King Don Carlos of Spain, Antarctic explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Russian Revolution, and others who have reached the top, have been awed by the imposing Alpine panorama.
Name: Buckingham Palace and the Royal Mews
Location: London
Description: Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During August and September when the Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland, the Palace's state rooms are open to visitors. These are the heart of the Palace, lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection which are used for ceremonial occasions and official entertaining. Before entry to the Palace you will visit the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables still in existence. See the State vehicles, both horse-drawn carriages and cars, used for coronations, royal weddings and State Visits, including the magnificent Gold State Coach which has been used for every coronation since 1821 and was last used for The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.
Name: Excursion to the Palace of Versailles
Location: Paris
Description: Travel out of Paris to the lavish 17th-century baroque Palace of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV, with its magnificent State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Royal Chapel. Your Local Guide will bring its history to life during your visit, then time at leisure to stroll through parts of the elegant 250-acre gardens. Louis XIII originally purchased Versailles and its surrounding land to serve as his hunting lodge. Later, his son, Louis XIV, decided to make it his seat of government, and in 1682, he installed his impressive court and numerous noble visitors in sumptuous surroundings, a symbol of absolute monarchy. NOTE: This excursion is not available on Mondays and public holidays.
 
 
April
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07 Apr 2017 15 Apr 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
21 Apr 2017 29 Apr 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
May
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05 May 2017 13 May 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
12 May 2017 20 May 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
19 May 2017 27 May 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
26 May 2017 03 Jun 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
June
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02 Jun 2017 10 Jun 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
09 Jun 2017 17 Jun 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
16 Jun 2017 24 Jun 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
23 Jun 2017 01 Jul 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
30 Jun 2017 08 Jul 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
July
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
07 Jul 2017 15 Jul 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
14 Jul 2017 22 Jul 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
21 Jul 2017 29 Jul 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
28 Jul 2017 05 Aug 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
August
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
04 Aug 2017 12 Aug 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
11 Aug 2017 19 Aug 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
18 Aug 2017 26 Aug 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
25 Aug 2017 02 Sep 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
September
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
01 Sep 2017 09 Sep 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
08 Sep 2017 16 Sep 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
15 Sep 2017 23 Sep 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
22 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
29 Sep 2017 07 Oct 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
October

 
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
06 Oct 2017 14 Oct 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
13 Oct 2017 21 Oct 2017 $2579 USD $3347 USD  
20 Oct 2017 28 Oct 2017 $2539 USD $3307 USD
 
Extra Accommodation Prices
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price    
(from)
Twin Price    
(from)
Triple Price    
(from)
PRE LONDON 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $295 USD $169 USD $159 USD
PRE LONDON 01 May 2017 31 Oct 2017 $396 USD $221 USD $202 USD
PRE LONDON 01 Jan 2017 30 Apr 2017 $264 USD $149 USD $140 USD
POST PARIS 20 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $257 USD $139 USD $135 USD
POST PARIS 21 Sep 2017 19 Oct 2017 $264 USD $142 USD $138 USD
POST PARIS 18 Sep 2017 20 Sep 2017 $582 USD $301 USD $395 USD
POST PARIS 06 Sep 2017 17 Sep 2017 $264 USD $142 USD $138 USD
POST PARIS 01 Sep 2017 05 Sep 2017 $582 USD $301 USD $395 USD
POST PARIS 07 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 $257 USD $139 USD $156 USD
POST PARIS 23 Jun 2017 06 Jul 2017 $264 USD $142 USD $138 USD
POST PARIS 18 Jun 2017 22 Jun 2017 $582 USD $301 USD $395 USD
POST PARIS 16 Jun 2017 17 Jun 2017 $122 USD N/A N/A
POST PARIS 11 Jun 2017 15 Jun 2017 $582 USD $301 USD $395 USD
POST PARIS 19 May 2017 10 Jun 2017 $264 USD $142 USD $138 USD
POST PARIS 15 May 2017 18 May 2017 $582 USD $301 USD $395 USD
POST PARIS 08 May 2017 14 May 2017 $264 USD $142 USD $138 USD
POST PARIS 01 Apr 2017 07 May 2017 $257 USD $139 USD $135 USD
 
Charges
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $63 USD
          

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