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Europe In Depth (Winter 2017/18)

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DATES AVAILABLE: 01-Nov-2017 To 31-Mar-2018
DURATION: 31 Days

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INCLUSIONS

  • 31 Day Globus Tour
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in first class hotels
  • Professional Tour Director and Driver
  • Transport by deluxe, air conditioned motorcoach
DATES AVAILABLE: 01-Nov-2017 To 31-Mar-2018
DURATION: 31 Days

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Europe In Depth (Winter 2017/18) - Pricing

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DURATION: 31 Days

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Please keep in mind that not all discounts are combinable and mightn’t be available for all tours, but we’ll do our best to get you the highest discount amount possible. Please ask your consultant for more details.

Past Traveller

Globus highly value their frequent travellers, so if you’ve completed a previous trip with them or their partner company Cosmos, you could be eligible for a 5% discount.

Multiple Trips

Book two trips at the same time and get a saving off the shorter trip! Savings vary depending on the trips and we’ll be happy to let you know what your combination is eligible for.

Group Discounts

Groups of 8 or more travellers will receive a discount off everyone’s trip, which varies depending on the trip.
Groups of 16 or more may even receive a further discount.

Early Payment

Pay in full for a Globus trip at least 4 months prior to receive a reduction in your trip cost.

Young Traveller Savings

If you’d like to bring your children or grandchildren with you we’d be happy to have them, and they can save up to 10% depending on the tour you’re taking.
Young travellers must be between the ages of 5 and 17 at the time of travel and share a room with an adult.

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AT GLOBUS, WE’VE PERFECTED THE ART OF TOURING; FIRST CLASS TRAVEL  AND WORLD CLASS VALUE.

Backed by more than 89 years of touring expertise and experience, there’s no better way to experience your next holiday than on a Globus Tour. You experience more inclusions on a Globus Tour giving you freedom to customise relax and just enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. 

Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller with Globus priority access to major destinations on our Europe, Canada, America, Alaska, Asia, Africa, South and Central America tours.

  • Stay in carefully selected hotels, often close to major attractions and always catering to the standards expected by Australian travellers
  • Be shown around by our professional local travel experts who are intimately aware of the best places to be and when to be there
  • Expect to experience first-class travel on our motor coaches, rail journeys and cruise extensions 
  • Waste no time and bump straight to the front of the queue at major attractions. When you travel with Globus, you’re a VIP. 
  • Leave the crowds behind. Our Local Favourites program puts the best of each city – restaurants, shops, special experiences – at your fingertips

Why Choose Globus?

Over 88 years in the Travel business
Part of the Globus family of brands, Globus has more than 88 years of experience in planning itineraries and guiding holidays around the world. As experts in travel, we continue to raise the bar when it comes to offering first-class touring. You can book with confidence knowing that we have a 98% customer satisfaction rating and are internationally recognised for our products and services.

More inclusions than any other Tour Operator
We’ve all taken holidays where the little “extras” have busted the budget. On a Globus tour, you get an easy, all-in-one holiday that gives you the freedom to relax and just enjoy. Every one of our tours include these elements to make your holiday complete:

Sightseeing
When it comes to sightseeing with Globus, we take you right inside the must-see attractions – we won’t just zoom by on a motorcoach, giving you seconds to snap a picture. By using the relationships we’ve forged over the last eight decades, travelling with Globus gives you VIP access to major attractions. Plus special behind-the-scenes experiences that immerse you in your destination and free time to personalise your trip with excursions and activities you can book online.

Transportation
On Globus tours, we get you around on private deluxe motorcoaches, and where alternative transport is required (like rail journeys), we’ll include first class seats.

Meals
From food and wine tastings to traditional meals at local restaurants, we help you experience the culture of your destination through its cuisine.

You’ll start each day the right way – with a hearty included breakfast. In the afternoon, we sometimes include special lunches to sample local specialities. Otherwise you’ll have free time to sample the local fare on your own. And at night, we include dinners at local restaurants so you can take advantage of the best each city has to offer.

Superior hotels
On a tour with Globus, we’ve pre-screened and selected hotels for their comfort, cleanliness, attractiveness and convenient location, often within mere steps from the greatest cities. For example, while other Tour Operators choose hotels outside of Venice, our Italian tours put you right in the heart of the city!
Furthermore, we know that relaxing at the end of the day is essential when you’re on holidays. The last thing you want to do is stand at check-in and wrestle with suitcases. That’s why we take all that hassle away – your Tour Director handles check-in and all your bags are delivered to your room. Plus – we take care of the porterage gratuity for you!

Expert Tour Directors & Local Guides
With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts – Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you’re travelling. They will share their in depth knowledge, as well as point you in the right direction to get the most out of your free time.

Local Favourites
With Globus, experience the world like an insider. In addition to our included sightseeing of major sights, our exclusive Local Favourites introduce you to your destinations hidden gems with behind-the-scenes activities to spotlight what makes your destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavours.

Some Local Favourites include:

  • Burgundy wine tasting at the famous Marche au Vins wine cellar. Featured on “French Sampler”
  • Learn the exotic art of Belly dancing in Istanbul. Featured on “From Vienna to Istanbul”
  • Meet Alaskan Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his sled dogs at Happy Trail Kennels. Featured on “Spectacular Alaska”

Freedom to customise
At Globus, we understand that individual passions can point you in different directions – you might be an art lover, a foodie or a history buff. That’s why we’ve created MyACCOUNT. It lets you enhance your tour with optional excursions that are meaningful to you. And best of all, you can make these arrangements before you even pack your bags!

The Globus Motorcoach

On a Globus tour, private luxury motorcoaches include all the modern comforts you would expect…

  • Air conditioning
  • An emergency restroom
  • Plush seats with extra leg room so there’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Plus, on the few longer driving stretches, we plan stops every two hours.

PLUS the things you don’t…

  • FREE wireless – to cater for today’s technology-driven traveller
  • Intergrated video monitors
  • Enhanced audio systems
  • An average group size of just 36 travellers!

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 ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard, if held. (B)

Day 3 – LONDON-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and board the highspeed EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Walk to the GRAND’PLACE and admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without rubbing the statue of Everard t’ Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis. Also enjoy a light lunch with waffle and a BEER TASTING at a local cafe. A welcome dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 4 – BRUSSELS-AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
In Amsterdam, enjoy a CANAL CRUISE, the best way to see the 700-year-old capital, and visit a major DIAMOND CENTRE. Later, maybe join an optional excursion to visit a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and the fishing village of Volendam. (B,D)

Day 5 – AMSTERDAM-HEIDELBERG, GERMANY.
Pass the locale of A Bridge Too Far on the way to Germany and enjoy this afternoon’s highlight: a romantic RHINE CRUISE along the prettiest part of the Rhine River. Arrive in Heidelberg and take pictures of its castle. (B,D)

Day 6 – HEIDELBERG-BLACK FOREST-RHINE FALLS, SWITZERLAND-LUCERNE.
Morning stop in the BLACK FOREST, renowned for cuckoo clocks. Hear about the art of WOODCARVING from a local woodcarver, Adolf Herr, and enjoy a taste of the local fruit wine. Next, take pictures of the thundering RHINE FALLS and continue to picturesque Lucerne. Tonight you may wish to join an optional folklore dinner party. (B)

Day 7 – LUCERNE.
During your walking tour, admire the emotional LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Choose from our optional activities: climb Mount Pilatus by cable car, or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. (B,D)

Day 8 – LUCERNE-VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN-INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA-SALZBURG.
A short stop in Vaduz, capital of the pocket-sized Principality of Liechtenstein. Next is Innsbruck, Austria’s Olympic resort in the Tyrolean mountains. Walk through the Old Town to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF, and shop for crystal, for which Innsbruck is famous, before continuing to Salzburg, where a special dinner with wine awaits you at Farmhouse Lenzenbauer. (B,D)

Day 9 – SALZBURG-VIENNA.
A pleasant stroll with your Local Guide takes you through the historic centre. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, and RESIDENZ SQUARE. Then, drive past the lovely Salzkammergut Lake District, made famous by the movie The Sound of Music, and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, capital of Austria. (B)

Day 10 – VIENNA.
Guided sightseeing features the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, HELDENPLATZ, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and a stop at Hofburg Palace. Also admire the unusual Hundertwasserhaus. To make the most of your stay, you may wish to join an optional excursion to magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and later, an optional evening concert is available at one of Vienna’s famous concert halls. (B)

Day 11 – VIENNA-ZAGREB, CROATIA-LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA.
A scenic drive through Carinthia brings you to Zagreb, proud capital of Croatia. Guided sightseeing features all important landmarks of the Lower Town and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and a visit to the majestic CATHEDRAL. Continue to Ljubljana, the elegant capital of Slovenia. (B,D)

Day 12 – LJUBLJANA.
Meet your Local Guide and admire Ljubljana’s medieval castle, the impressive City Hall, and visit magnificent ST. NICHOLAS’ CATHEDRAL. Later, why not join an optional excursion to wonderful Lake Bled? (B)

Day 13 – LJUBLJANA-POSTOJNA-VENICE, ITALY.
Enjoy an exciting visit to the spectacular POSTOJNA CAVES by MINI-TRAIN. The caves were discovered in the 17th century, and opened to the public in 1819. Then, follow the Adriatic coast to romantic Venice. Tonight is your chance to try out the city’s fine restaurants. (B)

Day 14 – VENICE.
Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT. Highlights of your guided walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and its BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also enjoy a GLASSBLOWER DEMONSTRATION. The afternoon is free to explore the maze of little streets, bridges, and canals on your own or to join an optional gondola serenade. (B,D)

Day 15 – VENICE-ASSISI.
Through the Apennine Mountains to peaceful Assisi. Visit ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humanity, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. (B,D)

Day 16 – ASSISI-AMALFI COAST-SORRENTO.
Enjoy a comfortable drive along the Highway of the Sun past Rome to Sorrento and continue along one of Italy’s most beautiful coastlines, the Amalfi Coast, to Positano, a picturesque village where you can taste the local LIMONCELLO LIQUOR. Then, continue to Sorrento, where you will stay for the next two nights. (B)

Day 17 – SORRENTO. EXCURSION TO CAPRI.
Speed across the bay by JETFOIL to the Isle of Capri. Ride the FUNICULAR to Capri Village for a guided visit of this pretty town. Free time to explore the little shops on the piazzetta before returning to Sorrento. (B)

Day 18 – SORRENTO-POMPEII-ROME.
In POMPEII, the Roman city both destroyed and preserved by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, follow your Local Guide past patrician homes, public baths, and commercial districts that strikingly recall day-to-day life when Rome was at the apex of her power. Continue to Rome, the “Eternal City.” (B)

Day 19 – ROME.
Globus’ unique guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pieta. 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 further explore famous sites, like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more. (B)

Day 20 – ROME-FLORENCE-TUSCANY.
In Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide and admire the cathedral, the Baptistry’s “Gate of Paradise,” visit sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE, and see Ponte Vecchio. Time to shop for leather and gold before continuing to Montecatini, your peaceful Tuscan resort. (B,D)

Day 21 – TUSCANY-PISA-EZE, FRANCE-NICE.
Marvel at the Leaning Tower in Pisa before driving along the spectacular Italian and French Rivieras. Leave the highway in France, and join the Moyenne Corniche. In Eze, visit a PERFUME FACTORY and hear about the history and production of perfume. Continue to your hotel in Nice on the Cote d’Azur. (B)

Day 22 – AT LEISURE IN NICE.
Full day to enjoy this enchanting French Riviera resort at your own pace. Exciting optional excursions are available to the picturesque artist village of St. Paul de Vence and to famous Monte Carlo. (B)

Day 23 – NICE-ARLES-BARCELONA, SPAIN.
In Arles, walk to the impressive Roman Amphitheatre before continuing to the Spanish border and splendid Barcelona. (B,D)

Day 24 – BARCELONA.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, and a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuic Hill. Also visit the GOTHIC QUARTER. Exciting optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 25 – BARCELONA-MADRID.
Enjoy rustic Catalonian and Aragonian landscapes on your journey to Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. (B)

Day 26 – MADRID.
Guided sightseeing features the highlights of Madrid and a special visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Afternoon and evening at leisure. (B)

Day 27 – MADRID-BILBAO-BIARRITZ, FRANCE.
Highlight today is a stop in Bilbao to visit the spectacular GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, designed by architect Frank Gehry in 1997. Continue to picturesque Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort, for your overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 28 – BIARRITZ-BORDEAUX.
Leave the coast and travel through the Landes region to Bordeaux and enjoy an orientation drive. (B,D)

Day 29 – BORDEAUX-PARIS.
Travel by high-speed TGV TRAIN to Paris. Afternoon at leisure with the possibility to join an optional excursion to the magnificent Louvre Museum with the Mona Lisa. This evening, a special dinner with wine has been prepared for you at Les Noces de Jeannette restaurant, followed by a drive through the “City of Light.” (B,D)

Day 30 – PARIS.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Opera, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and more. For a bird’s-eye view, take the elevator to the second floor of the EIFFEL TOWER. An optional excursion is available to the lush Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Tonight, an optional evening out for dinner and show at the Moulin Rouge may be the best way to say au revoir, Paris. (B)

Day 31 – PARIS.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)