GLOBUS 2018: Enchanting Europe (HM)
9 days from Amsterdam to Zurich
The name of this escorted European tour-Enchanting Europe-says it all! You'll be enchanted as you travel from Amsterdam, Holland's lively capital, to picturesque Lucerne in the Swiss Alps with overnights in Koblenz and Wiesbaden in the Rhine Valley, in Bavaria's capital Munich, and in romantic Salzburg. Enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam; admire Cologne's impressive gothic cathedral; walk through the medieval walled town of Rothenburg; visit the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich; enjoy a guided walking tour through romantic Salzburg and see the sites where the beloved movie The Sound of Music was filmed; walk through the historic center of Innsbruck and take pictures of the Golden Roof. Stop in Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein: and cross the Chapel Bridge, dating back to the 14th century and admire the emotional Lion Monument in Lucerne. You'll also be enchanted by the gorgeous scenery you will see on this tour of Europe. Spend a full day in the Rhine Valley and enjoy a romantic cruise along the most scenic part of the river including lunch - followed by a Riesling wine tasting in the charming town of Rudesheim - and drive through the most spectacular parts of the majestic Alps in Austria and Switzerland. Of course there is time to shop for Christmas ornaments in picture-book Rothenburg, for crystal in Innsbruck, for stamps in Vaduz, and for chocolate and Swiss watches in Lucerne. Globus has included a special welcome dinner at one of Amsterdam's lively restaurants and a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Lucerne to celebrate the success of this guided Enchanting Europe tour.
|Offer valid through 12/31/2017|
|Day 1||Amsterdam||Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Amsterdam's lively restaurants. (D)|
|Day 2||Amsterdam||See the main sights of the 700-year-old capital with a Local Guide, such as the original Heineken Brewery, the Rijksmuseum, and more. A highlight is a leisurely CANAL CRUISE along the patrician mansions and gabled facades, the best way to get a good impression of how this city was built and how much still remains from the Golden Age. Also visit a major DIAMOND CENTER. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, and a working windmill, followed by dinner in the pretty fishing village of Volendam-a great introduction to Holland. (B)|
|Day 3||Koblenz||A smooth drive past the Dutch region best know as the locale of A Bridge Too Far brings you to the Rhine Valley. Stop in Cologne and see the awesome twin-spired gothic cathedral. Overnight in Koblenz, where the Mosel River flows into the Rhine River. Why not join an exciting optional excursion to one of the more famous castles, Marksburg, from where you have spectacular views of the river below? (B,D)|
|Day 4||Wiesbaden||Today is dedicated to a romantic [LF] RHINE CRUISE, including lunch, along the most scenic part of the Rhine River. Pass castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and trim, half-timbered towns before arriving in Rudesheim, capital of the Riesling wine. Here, a traditional [LF] WINE TASTING awaits before continuing to your hotel. (B,L,D)|
|Day 5||Munich||Stop in picturesque Rothenburg for a walk through this medieval, walled town, famous for Christmas ornaments. Continue to Munich, capital of Bavaria, and see the Olympic Park and the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower. Also visit MARIENPLATZ with its New and Old Town Halls. A highlight is a visit to the famous [LF] HOFBRAUHAUS, dating back to 1589. Free time for dinner before going to your hotel. (B)|
|Day 6||Salzburg||Drive eastwards, following the Bavarian Alps to Austria. Arrive in Salzburg, where your Local Guide takes you for a walking tour through the historic center. 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. Also see Mozart's birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. Time to browse through the downtown market. (B)|
|Day 7||Lucerne||A scenic drive brings you to Innsbruck, tucked among the Alps, where you join your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF. Next is Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Time to buy your stamps or other souvenirs before continuing to picturesque Lucerne in Switzerland. (B)|
|Day 8||Lucerne||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, a special farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant for a proper auf Wiedersehen. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Zurich||Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich, not Lucerne. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $499Triple room reduction per person: $56Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:in single room $160-$196, in twin $88-$106, in triple $78-$90Extra nights per person in Zurich:in single room $150, in twin $100, in triple $80
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