BIRTHDAY EUROPEAN ESCAPE Exclusively For Monesia Tennie Rome to Paris 2017

I have included a European Tour for 9 Days from Rome to Paris for November 25 - December 4, 2017. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any adjustments. -Christopher Hall - A Hint of Paradise

PLEASE NOTE: Rates can change at any time by the hotel or travel supplier and cannot be guaranteed until a reservation is secured with a deposit. Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

What's Included in Quote Rates:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Round Trip Airfare

DEPOSIT | TOTAL | FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE

  • Deposit Amount: $1,100
  • Total: $3,892 (Avg Per Person $1,946)
  • Final Payment Due Date: September 27, 2017

Flight Information

Departure Wednesday, November 25, 2017

American Airlines #718

Leaves 6:40 PM Philadelphia (PHL) Arrives 9:10 AM Rome (FCO)

Return Sunday, December 4, 2017

American Airlines #6559

Leaves 12:10 PM Paris (CDG) Arrives 12:30 PM London (LHR)

Layover 1hr 40mins

Leaves 2:10 PM London (LHR) Arrives 5:50 PM Philadelphia (PHL)

Vacation Overview

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 and Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

Other highlights of this European tour are a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Rome, a pasta dinner in Venice, and a stop in the resort 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 see the amazing Colosseum in Rome or to enter the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. We've worked hard 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!”

Itinerary

Day 1 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 with wine at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

Meal Included: Dinner

Day 2 Rome

Enjoy Globus’ unique guided sightseeing, including 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 Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and visit the amazing COLOSSEUM to hear about the gladiators who fought here. 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 Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and more.

Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 3 Rome–Florence

A pleasant drive through the Tuscan hills brings you to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance.” Follow your Local Guide for a visit of the ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS with Michelangelo’s celebrated David. Admire the magnificent cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate 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.

Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 4 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 PASTA DINNER with wine has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.

Meal Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 Venice–Lugano, Switzerland–Lucerne

Leave the flat Po area and enter Switzerland. Stop in the resort of Lugano at its sparkling lake surrounded by the Alps and explore the little shops at Via Nassa. Then, admire the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps and St. Gotthard on the way to picturesque Lucerne.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 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 to make the most of your stay, why not join an exciting optional excursion?

Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 7 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 past Fontainebleau Forest. 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.”

Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 8 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, and more. To enhance your stay, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the lavish baroque Palace and Gardens of Versailles, built by the Sun King, Louis XIV. Tonight, dinner and a lively cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge might just be the ticket!

Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 9 Paris

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meal Included: Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

ROME

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Colosseum

Colosseum
St. Peter’s Square
Sistine Chapel
Vatican Museums
Basilica

FLORENCE

Guided walking tour, visit Michelangelo’s David and Signoria Square

Signoria Square
Michelangelo’s David

VENICE

Private boat ride; visit St. Mark’s Square; glassblower demonstration; pasta dinner at a local restaurant

Glassblower Demonstration
St. Mark’s Square

LUGANO

Stop at the lakeside

Lakeside

LUCERNE

Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument

PARIS

Guided sightseeing

Headsets throughout the tour.

Arc De Triomphe
Eiffel Tower

Hotels

Rome

Albani

Hotel as shown or similar

First-Class

Located in a quiet residential area, this 154-room colourful hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, a mediterranean restaurant featuring an original crystal chandelier and an American bar serving snacks and late night drinks.

Cicerone

Hotel as shown or similar

First-Class

A 250 room centrally located hotel in the Prati area within pleasant walking distance along the River Tiber to historic Castel Sant'Angelo. The hotel has an elegant restaurant, cozy sitting rooms, and an American bar.

Florence

Mediterraneo

Hotel as shown or similar

First-Class

Modern hotel situated on the banks of the river Arno, steps away from the city center - Duomo and Palazzo Pitti nearby.

Venice

Boscolo Bellini

Hotel as shown or similar

This standard and elegant hotel is located by the Grand Canal only 100 yards from the Santa Lucia train station. It is housed in an 18th-century building with refined and luxurious decor. The 97 air-conditioned and comfortable rooms have a private bath, cable TV, safe, and minibar.

Carlton on the Grand Canal

Hotel as shown or similar

First-Class

Modern Hotel in traditionally styled four story building dating from 1887; located on the Grand Canal, opposite main station.

Lucerne

Ameron Hotel Flora

Hotel as shown or similar

First-Class

Downtown Hotel with restaurant and modern facilities is located near the lake, Old Town, shopping and the railway station.

Grand Hotel Europe

Hotel as shown or similar

First-Class

A classical 19th century 169 room property. This hotel offers a wonderful contrast of old charm with modern interior design and has a beautiful garden to enhance your stay. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel with a fee (payable locally). The main dining room is opulently decorated serving traditional Swiss dishes and there is also a lounge and terrace area with a bar service.

Paris

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Hotel as shown or similar

First-Class

Group-oriented 12-story hotel on the Left Bank - Near the Eiffel Tower and Champ-de-Mars train station.

Les Jardins du Marais

Hotel as shown or similar

Superior First-Class

In the centre of Paris, with 263 rooms and a tranquil garden, this delightful property is composed of nine 19th-century buildings and has 'small village' charm. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, a fitness room and Free Wi-Fi access.

Meals

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

Additional Excursions

*Excursions are not included in price of the total tour.

Rome

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the citys authentic jewels. A life-time experience!

Price Range: $

Florence

Florentine Dinner

An evening you'll never forget. Find out first-hand that the best and the most delicate food and wines originate in Tuscany. Be sure to come with an appetite!

Price Range: $$

Venice

Gondola

Enjoy a ride in a traditional gondola, gliding through centuries-old canals, under famous arched bridges, past lavish palaces and quaint piazzas.

Price Range: $

Lucerne

Pilatus

Enjoy the magnificent panorama from the Mount Pilatus

Price Range: $$

Horse-drawn Carriage Ride with Snack

Enjoy an amazing horse-drawn carriage ride and a Swiss Alps Farm visit with snack in Engelberg.

Price Range: $$

Paris

Dinner Party and Illumination Drive

Enjoy a full-course dinner with drinks followed by an illumination drive of Paris

Price Range: $$

The Palace of Versailles

Admire the historic Versailles, the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King.

Price Range: $$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enjoy an exciting evening at the world-renowned Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge!

Price Range: $$$$

We Hope You Enjoyed Your Birthday European Escape

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