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9 Days / 8 Nights Trip to France & Netherlands

EUROPEAN SAMPLER

Explore Europe’s best destinations in the Netherlands & France - all in one trip!
Experience the best of Europe on a journey featuring beautiful views, festive cheer and intriguing moments.

Along with a small group of travellers, discover elegant streets, historic towns, castles and new experiences in Paris, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Lucerne and Dijon! You’ll mingle with locals, enjoy pub crawls, meet new friends, fall in love with destinations, laugh and make memories you’ll remember with a smile years from now.
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,307
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Escapes by Globus
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Live it up in Amsterdam!
Highlight #1
Live it up in Amsterdam!
Whether you want to cruise in historic canals, visit a coffee shop, or go dancing all night long, in Amsterdam you're guaranteed a fantastic time.
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Highlight #2
Fall in love with Paris
Buttery croissants, artsy districts, chic Parisiennes, world-class window shopping, and those oh so famous romantic views everywhere - you’ll be head over heels before long.
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Highlight #3
Cruise on Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne is postcard-perfect, a Swiss lake with sparkling blue water and snow-capped peaks hugging it.
The Dijon Mustard
Highlight #4
The Dijon Mustard
Visit Dijon to discover the secrets of the traditional French Dijon Mustard, used worldwide as a sauce!
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Paris in 4K

Paris, the capital of France, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. It is also known as the City of Light (La Ville Lumière) or the City of Love and it was initially called Lutetia during Roman times.

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Itinerary

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

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 CENTER. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.

AMSTERDAM–RHINELAND, GERMANY

Pass the Dutch region near Arnhem, best known as the locale ofA Bridge Too Far, and enter Germany. Today’s highlight is a romantic RHINE CRUISE. Sit back, relax, and enjoy views of centuries-old castles, cozy towns, and vineyards. 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, followed by Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner with beer at Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg restaurant.

HEIDELBERG–BLACK FOREST–RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE

Enter the lush valleys and pine-clad hills of the BLACK FOREST, famous for cuckoo clocks. Be welcomed by a local woodcarver, and see samples of his work during a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION. Then, enjoy Kaffee und Schwarzwaldkuchen (coffee and the traditional homemade Black Forest Cake). On the Swiss border, take pictures of the thundering RHINE FALLS before continuing to Lucerne. Start your walking tour with a visit to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the impressive BOURBAKI PANORAMA, Edouard Castres’ circular painting dating back to 1881, depicting scenes of the Franco-Prussian War. Also admire Thorwaldsen’s LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. See the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the walled Old Town, and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church.

LUCERNE

A whole day at leisure in this picturesque town with lots of things to do: shop for Swiss watches, knives, and chocolate. Choose from a selection of optional excursions to Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” a lake cruise, or a folklore dinner party with a chance to yodel or blow an alphorn.

LUCERNE–BEAUNE, FRANCE–DIJON

Leave the Alps behind you and enter the scenic French countryside on your way to the vineyards of Burgundy. Stop in the pretty town of Beaune, where a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING awaits at the renowned Marché aux Vins wine cellar. Also visit the HÔTEL DIEU, originally founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor, before continuing to Dijon for your overnight stay.

DIJON–VERSAILLES–PARIS

Enjoy views of castles on your way to Versailles, where a guided visit of the 17th-century PALACE AND GARDENS has been included. This former hunting château, built by Louis XIII, was transformed into a magnificent palace by the Sun King, Louis XIV, and housed the French kings until the French Revolution. Arrive in Paris, where an optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of its lively restaurants, followed by a drive for a first look at the French capital.

PARIS

Discover the world’s heart of chic and style with a Local Guide. Admire its major sites: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs-Elysées. Enjoy a relaxing SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Time to further explore on your own or to join an optional excursion to the impressive Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at one of Paris’ nightclubs might just be the ticket!

PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Inclusions

 Transportation - Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam; Rhine River cruise; Seine cruise in Paris.

 Meals - Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Heidelberg

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