Experience a world beyond your expectations. Choose from our award-winning vacations on virtually every continent with local favorites and off-the-beaten-path experiences only Globus can share.
We know why you travel. You’d rather have an extra day exploring than a fancy chocolate on your pillow at night. Enjoy hand-selected inclusions and world-class experiences for value-minded travel lovers like you.
Raise your sights and set your sails for the rivers of Europe, South America, and Asia on an Avalon Waterways cruise. Elevate your cruise experience with fewer passengers, more choices, and endless possibilities.
Britain Sampler with Paris to Normandy
16 Day River Cruise London to Paris
Join us for an adventure on this guided tour of Britain to sample iconic and inspiringly beautiful locales in England and Scotland. See the classic landmarks in exciting London, including Big Ben, and take an excursion to see the mysterious Stonehenge, and the excavations of the Roman Baths. Your Globus guided vacation in Britain also takes you to Liverpool (home of the Beatles), and Edinburgh, Scotland. Visit York, England, as well as William Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, before concluding your England and Scotland vacation tour in London.
Your Britain Sampler vacation segues into a wonderful French river cruise from Paris to Normandy aboard your Avalon Suite Ship®. You’ll board a Eurostar train from London to Paris to embark on your Seine River cruise from the “City of Light.”
You’ll first sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the site of Joan of Arc’s persecution, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter. From Conflans, join an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—the inspiration of famous artists, including Vincent van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.
On this French river cruise, enjoy wine, cheese, and beautiful scenery along the Seine River. Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.
You get the best of both worlds on an Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise with a Globus Europe guided tour. Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Globus European tour is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Day 1 London: Welcome to England
Day 2 London: Guided sightseeing
Day 3 London–Stonehenge–Bath: Explore prehistoric Stonehenge, see the Roman relics in Bath, welcome dinner
Day 4 Bath–Ludlow–Llangollen–Liverpool: Sightseeing in Ludlow and Llangollen, transfer to Liverpool
Day 5 Liverpool–Grasmere–Gretna Green–Edinburgh: Stop in Wordsworth's village, travel to Edinburgh
Day 6 Edinburgh: Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle
Day 7 Edinburgh–Abbotsford–Jedburgh–York, England: Guided tour of Sir Walter Scott's house in Abbotsford, visit Jedburgh, walking tour in York
Day 8 York–Stratford-upon-Avon–London: Visit of Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
Day 9 London–Paris (Embarkation): Transfer to Paris; onboard welcome reception
Day 10 Vernon–Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle or walk with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting on board
Day 11 Caudebec: Choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route” or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 12 Caudebec: Choice of full day excursion to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion
Day 13 Rouen: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tour
Day 14 Conflans: Choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 15 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights or walk with your Adventure Host
Day 16 Paris (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
cities and locations
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises.
Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.