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9 Days / 8 Nights Trip to France & Italy

European Escape

Explore Europe’s best destinations in Italy and France - all in one trip!
On this Escape, you can experience Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, and Paris—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions, including the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll want your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

Other highlights of this guided tour of Europe are a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, and a stop in the town of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps. But that’s not all…throughout this European Escape, Globus has arranged VIP access for you. So, you won’t be waiting in long lines to enter the Vatican Museums in Rome or the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We work behind the scenes to minimize the lines and wait times, so you can maximize the fun. It’s a trip of a lifetime available at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,380
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Escapes by Globus
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Roam Rome Like The Romans
Highlight #1
Roam Rome Like The Romans
Walk through charming picturesque streets, dotted with antique shops, flower markets, old churches, and little pizzerias for a glimpse of local life in this iconic city.
European Escape
Highlight #2
Soak in Florence’s charm and glory
Welcome to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, opera and gelato.
European Escape
Highlight #3
Venice : as romantic as it gets
Relish the romantic vibe of Venice as gondolas carry you along a path of winding canals.
Fall in love with Paris
Highlight #4
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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Italy in 4K

Enjoy a few city's in Italy from the sky. Includes, Venice, Lido, Burano, Murano, Vicenza and Verona.

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Itinerary

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.

Welcome to Rome! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

ROME.

A fascinating day awaits. Your guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL where you can marvel at Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings plus The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and 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 explore even more famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

ROME–FLORENCE.

A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Follow your Local Guide for a visit to the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated statue of David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Time to check out the enticing shops with Florentine leather goods and gold jewelry on Piazza Santa Croce before arriving at your hotel. This evening, an optional dinner is available to try out Tuscan specialties.

FLORENCE–VENICE.

Enter Venice in style by PRIVATE BOAT and visit ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Admire the byzantine basilica, the Clock Tower, lavish Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Also, watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Then, you may wish to join an optional gondola ride. A [LF] PASTA DINNER has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.

VENICE–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE.

Travel through the Po plains of Northern Italy, and enter Switzerland. Stop in the resort of Lugano with its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps and explore the little shops along Via Nassa. Then, be inspired by the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne.

LUCERNE.

During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s emotional LION MONUMENT and the ornate patrician houses lining the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Shop for Swiss watches or knives, and consider optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

LUCERNE–PARIS, FRANCE.

Say Auf Wiedersehen to Switzerland and cross the border into France. On your way to Paris, drive past the vineyards of Burgundy with views of beautiful castles and pass the Fontainebleau Forest. An optional excursion is available to try out local specialties in one of Paris’ lively restaurants, followed by a drive through the French capital.

PARIS.

Discover the world capital of chic and style with a Local Guide and admire its most famous sights: the Opéra, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysées. Enjoy a SEINE CRUISE with spectacular views of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge might just be the ticket!

PARIS.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Inclusions

 Transportation - Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals - Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Rome and a pasta dinner in Venice

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

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