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From Warsaw to Amsterdam (6030) - 2014

11 days from Warsaw to Amsterdam


From Warsaw to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands
Amsterdam is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands
Berlin
The Hamburg skyline and waterfront
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin serves as a symbol of peace and reunification of the city
The Reichstag building is a historical building in Berlin, Germany that was built in 1894
Berlin is the capital of Germany and also its largest city
Boats along the beautiful canals of Amsterdam
Hamburg
Bremen
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Vacation Overview

On this vacation from Warsaw to Amsterdam, sample some of the best-loved areas in Poland, Germany, and Holland. You’ll visit the main cities—Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Berlin, Hamburg, and Amsterdam. Start in the Polish capital of Warsaw. Explore the port city of Gdansk, and visit nearby Torun, where Copernicus was born, and see the Old Town (Starowka), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend a night in romantic Pozan before crossing into Germany. Stop in Eisenhüttenstadt, a town founded in 1950 as Stalinstadt. Travel westwards through hills and pine forests to reach Germany’s capital city, Berlin, for two overnights. Another highlight is Hamburg, with stops in Schwerin and Bremen. Consider optional excursions to Wilanow Castle in Warsaw, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lübeck, and historic Potsdam. Your vacation ends amidst the remarkable canals of Amsterdam.

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

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*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


Headsets throughout the tour

Sightseeing:
Visits to Poznan, Eisenhüttenstadt, Schwerin, Bremen

Guides:

Local Guides for city sightseeing in Warsaw, Gdansk, Torun, Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam. Professional Tour Director while touring


Day 1Arrive in Warsaw, Poland

Witamy—welcome to Poland’s vibrant capital city! Check into your hotel, then the rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2Warsaw

Today’s included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide is an excellent introduction to Warsaw, the geographic and political center of Poland since 1611. After its wartime destruction, the historic Old Town was magnificently reconstructed according to old paintings and photographs. This afternoon, why not sample some traditional pierogi (dumplings) or bigos (hunter’s stew) at a local restaurant or join an optional excursion to Wilanów Castle? (B)

Day 3Warsaw–Gdansk

One of the most important shipping ports in Northern Europe, Gdansk was formerly known by its German name, Danzig. Sightseeing this afternoon with your Local Guide introduces you to this beautiful seaside town—past and present. Later, enjoy free time to join one of our optional activities or to do your own exploring in this delightfully walkable city. (B,D)

Day 4Gdansk–Torun–Poznan

First stop today is medieval Torun on the Vistula River, birthplace of astronomer Copernicus. Torun managed to escape major damage in WWI, and your Local Guide will introduce you to this beautiful university town, including the Starowka (Old Town), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next up: Poznan, a part of Polish history for the past 1,000 years. Poznan has a wonderful mix of gothic and baroque architecture, including a 10th-century cathedral, the Dzialinksi Palace, 16th-century town hall clock and a fine opera house. A leisurely walk in the Main Square is a pleasent way to spend the evening. (B,D)

Day 5Poznan–Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany–Berlin

Today, head farther west and cross the border into Germany for an en-route visit to Eisenhüttenstadt. Located on the Oder River in the Berlin-Warsaw glacial valley and surrounded by hills and pine forests, the town was founded in 1950 as Stalinstadt. Situated alongside a new steel mill, it became known as a socialist model city. In 1961 and following de-Stalinization, the town was renamed Eisenhüttenstadt (Ironworks City). Later, via ancient Frankfurt an der Oder, reach Germany’s capital city, Berlin. (B)

Day 6Berlin

On this morning’s included guided tour, learn how the city is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once the city of contrasts with a wall separating two different worlds, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and the Brandenburg Gate, its neoclassic-style boulevards such as the Kurfüstendamm and Unter den Linden, while creating new buildings in cutting-edge architectural styles. It is once again Germany’s capital and one of Europe's most lively and interesting cities. In the afternoon, maybe join the optional excursion to historic Potsdam, famous for its fine palaces and many beautiful historical buildings. (B)

Day 7Berlin–Schwerin–Hamburg

Depart Berlin this morning and head north to Schwerin, the “City of the Seven Lakes.” Time to visit this picturesque town with its iconic Schwerin Castle, located on an island and residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg for centuries. Explore the cobblestoned market square and stroll through the narrow lanes lined with historical buildings. Then, head towards Hamburg for two overnights. (B,D)

Day 8Hamburg

One of Germany’s greatest maritime cities, Hamburg was originally a modest settlement on the banks of the Alster River, but prospered when it became a member of the Hanseatic League. This morning, accompanied by your Local Guide, admire many of the city’s highlights: observe impressive merchant's houses, glistening canals and lavish promenades. Later, why not join an optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lübeck—formerly capital of the Hanseatic League, which controlled trade along the Baltic as far as Russia? (B)

Day 9Hamburg–Bremen–Amsterdam, Holland

Stop in Bremen, Germany’s smallest city-state and oldest maritime city. On the western side of the Town Hall, take photos of the bronze statue of the Bremen Town Musicians, commemorating the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Be sure to touch the donkey’s front hooves for good luck! Later, head west and cross the border into the Netherlands. Arrive in Amsterdam, the country’s 700-year-old capital city. (B)

Day 10Amsterdam

Today, see the city’s highlights with a Local Guide. Later, see the town from water level on a canal cruise, and watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center. Afternoon at leisure—maybe join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 11Amsterdam

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Transportation:
Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Warsaw and Amsterdam if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach


WARSAW Golden Tulip Warsaw Centre (ST)
GDANSK Golden Tulip Gdansk (F)
POZNAN NH Poznan (F)
BERLIN Holiday Inn Express City Centre (ST)
HAMBURG NH Hamburg Hom (F)
AMSTERDAM NH Musica (F) or Ramada Apollo (F)

Buffet breakfasts; 3 dinners


With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CHRISTOPHER MUFFETT

Years of Experience: 7 years

Living in Central Europe for the last 10 years has certainly changed my perspective on life. To wake up each day to different foods, languages, and customs is incredible, helping to broaden my views and keep my mind open to amazing possibilities. It is my pleasure to also help expand the horizons and open new doors for you!

View Offers

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a select 2014 air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Valid on Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms vacations of six nights or more. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between September 18, 2013 and May 20, 2014 for travel in 2014. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus, Cosmos or Monograms in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offers not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2014 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit; any subsequent changes and/or revisions to airline reservations at your request after receipt of full land deposit are subject to revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees. These fees are a minimum of $300 and in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. In addition, promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings. However, promotions in effect at the time of the change will apply. Total air price includes all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking. Air price, air tax and security fees are non-commissionable. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For the most current airline-imposed baggage fees, please check the following website, www.iflybags.com. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.



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