Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Brussels orientation drive; Rhine cruise; visits to Rothenburg, Venice, Verona, Lucerne
Scenic Highlights:Rhineland, Romantic Road, Tyrolean Alps, Brenner Pass
Host service in London. Local Guide for city sightseeing in Paris
- March 27 Departure - Easter Week
Day 1Arrive in London, England
Check into your hotel. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
A full day to savor our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the River Thames? (B)
Day 3London–Brussels, Belgium
Leave in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your ferry for the Continent. Here your Tour Director and comfortable coach wait to take you to Brussels for an orientation drive and an overnight. (B)
Day 4Brussels–Rhine Cruise, Germany–Frankfurt Area
Today, journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy the afternoon cruise. Then, on to the Frankfurt area for an overnight. (B,D)
Day 5Frankfurt Area–Romantic Road–Innsbruck, Austria
The Romantic Road is undoubtedly today’s highlight. See picturesque Rothenburg before heading towards Innsbruck for an overnight. (B,D)
Day 6Innsbruck–Brenner Pass–Venice Area, Italy
Journey south into Italy by way of the majestic “Europa Bridge” and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where the included orientation starts with a boat ride along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco. Time at leisure to soak up the magic atmosphere of this unique city. Also visit a typical Venetian glassblowing workshop. (B,D)
Day 7Venice Area–Verona–Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Stop in Verona to see Juliet's legendary balcony. Over the Swiss border, begin the climb to the St. Gotthard Tunnel and descend to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne. (B,D)
Day 8Lake Lucerne–Dijon, France
Your visit this morning focuses on the main highlights of Lucerne. Also time for an optional excursion to the Stanserhorn. In the afternoon, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon. (B)
This morning, leave Dijon and travel via the autoroute to Paris. An afternoon’s included sightseeing with a local expert shows you many of the best-known Parisian sights. (B)
Day 10Paris–London, England
Relax and let the countryside whiz by on the road north to the coast, where you board your Channel ferry. Through Kent, return to London for an evening arrival. (B)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Transportation:Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in London if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice.
Buffet breakfasts; 4 dinners
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Years of Experience: 9 years
I've lived in several countries, so it's my pleasure to introduce you to "My Europe." You'll become familiar with the diversity of breathtaking scenery, as well as the fascinating culture, history, architecture, and cuisine. It's my aim to provide you an enjoyable, informative, hassle-free, memorable, and satisfying travel experience.