Europe Tours: Many Meals Included in the Vacation Price
You’ve probably heard stories about high European food prices, and some are certainly true. The Cosmos budget formula also works here to your advantage. We’ve taken care of a portion of your meals, leaving you enough free time to sample Europe’s gastronomic delights on your own.
A full cooked breakfast is provided daily in Britain and Ireland. On the Continent, buffet breakfast is included daily and consists of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, orange juice, cold and hot milk, cereals, yogurt, two types of bread, croissant, jam, butter, and cold cuts (cheese, ham, salami). Many dinners are also included. They are three-course meals and may feature soup or pasta, a main course with salad or vegetables, and dessert. Regional specialties are often offered.
We don’t include hotel dinners where they clash with show times or where dining out at local restaurants is a major attraction. We don’t want you to have paid for a meal that you then skip to take advantage of the best a city has to offer. Your Tour Director knows the local scene and can guide you to restaurants, nightclubs, and other places of entertainment in an affordable price range.
Most lunches are not included, and your Tour Director will prove invaluable in showing you where you can lunch inexpensively. He or she will point out small cafés and restaurants where the locals eat. Perhaps you’ll want to sample local cheeses or sausages. Buy some fresh rolls, and wash it all down with inexpensive local wines and beers. Eating “European-style” can be a lot of fun and a truly memorable experience.
Unlike an airline, we cannot process requests for special meals. While some hotels may be able to provide for a special diet, such as vegetarian or salt-free foods, there is no way for us to guarantee this. Special food usually costs extra. Please ask your Tour Director for assistance.
North America Tours: Eat as You Please
Cosmos travel packages vary as to the number of meals included. All provided meals are clearly stated on the itinerary pages. As most of our hotels offer anything from coffee to a full breakfast, you can start the day the way you like best.
At most lunch stops, your Tour Director will have information on local restaurants. When your itinerary includes a special event, such as a cruise on Prince William Sound, lunch will be included.
Dinnertime is your chance to sample local cuisine. Sometimes your Tour Director will offer an optional dinner outing.