Tour of Europe w/ London -Cosmos Vacations

Cosmopolitan Europe with Extended Stay in London (5155)

18 Day Tour from London to London

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Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and on this European tour, you’ll get to experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer. You’ll start in London, then sail across the Channel by ferry to reach France from the UK. Then spend two nights in Vienna, the Venice area, Rome, the Lucerne area, and Paris, and one overnight in Brussels, Würzburg, Prague, and Florence. You will return to London by train, crossing the Channel tunnel on the Eurostar.

On your sightseeing tours, learn about the fascinating histories as you see attractions such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution;; Prague’s Jewish Quarter, which houses some of the best-preserved and most important Jewish sights in Europe; and Vienna’s Hofburg, the palatial complex for the Habsburgs. You’ll also see examples of the local art and architecture, such as the glorious cathedral in Florence and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this European tour. Cherish time in spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, where you can enjoy a stroll on the scenic promenade. Enjoy a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of an enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. Take in the breathtaking alpine scenery as you travel across Austria to beautiful Lake Wörth, an alpine lake formed by glaciers, and as you travel to Lucerne, surrounded by its picturesque lake nestled amid the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps. Sit back and relax as you travel through the Tuscan countryside, with its rolling hills, olive grows, vineyards, and small towns.

Scenery, historic monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this Cosmopolitan Europe tour planned for value-minded travelers.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Sightseeing:
Visits to Nuremberg, Velden, Venice, Assisi, Lugano, Lucerne. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Guides:

Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Prague, Vienna, Rome, Florence, Paris; professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Rhineland, Lake Wörth and Carinthia, Swiss Alps, Burgundy Wine Country

NOTES:
December 15 Departure – Christmas lunch in Rome
December 31 Departure – New Year's departure in London

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice; Eurostar train Paris-London

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Vienna

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in London, England

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2 London

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, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 London–Brussels, Belgium

Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your FERRY for the Continent. Here, meet your Tour Director and luxury coach and you’re off to Brussels.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Brussels–Rhine Cruise, Germany–Würzburg

Drive south to the shores of the mighty Rhine. Your included RHINE CRUISE reveals some legendary sites such as the Lorelei rock, ancient castles, and scenic vineyards. On to Würzburg, a baroque city known for its cathedral, bridges, palace, and gardens.

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Day 5 Würzburg–Nuremberg–Prague, Czech Republic

En route to Prague, stop in Nuremberg, an ancient city still showing its medieval walls with rampart walks and an 11th-century castle. It is also famous for its 1945 trials of the Nazi leaders and war criminals. Continue to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and historic capital of Bohemia.

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Day 6 Prague–Vienna, Austria

The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with its ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK. This afternoon, motor from Bohemia into Moravia and cross into Austria to spend two nights in its splendid capital, Vienna. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 7 Vienna

There’s so much to see on your included guided sightseeing tour: the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. In the afternoon, an optional trip to the Palace of Schönbrunn. This evening, enjoy an optional Viennese concert.

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Day 8 Vienna–Velden–Venice Area, Italy

Enjoy breathtaking alpine scenery as you travel across Austria to Velden and beautiful Lake Wörth for a short visit. Next, cross into Italy by way of Tarvisio, then descend to the Venice area for two overnights.

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Day 9 Venice Area

The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by free time to soak up the atmosphere of this unique city and a chance to visit a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola ride.

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Day 10 Venice Area–Assisi–Rome

Travel south across the Po Plain into the very heart of the Apennines, dotted with towns and villages perched on the mountain sides. Spend time in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous basilica with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto. Reach Rome in time to join the optional Rome by Night excursion.

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Day 11 Rome

Rome, the “Eternal City,” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in St. Peter’s Square, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM.

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Day 12 Rome–Florence

This morning, drive north through the Tuscan countryside to reach Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance.” On the included walking tour with a Local Guide, discover most of the city highlights: Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the “Gate of Paradise.”

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Day 13 Florence–Lugano, Switzerland–Lucerne Area

Head north and cross into Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Canton Ticino. Stroll along Lugano’s picturesque lakeside promenade before immersing yourself in the alpine landscapes of Lucerne and its surroundings.

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Day 14 Lucerne

One of Switzerland’s finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your visit takes in the impressive city walls, CHAPEL BRIDGE, ornate patrician houses lining cobblestone streets, and the LION MONUMENT—a masterful stone sculpture in honor of the heroic Swiss Guard of Louis XVI. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, there is time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.

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Day 15 Lucerne Area–Paris, France

Enjoy vistas of green pastures and rustic chalets on the way to France. Travel past some of its famous vineyards as you approach the exciting capital, Paris. Arrive in time to enjoy the optional cabaret show.

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Day 16 Paris

Paris holds a special place in the imagination. It’s a city of many facets and famed for its culture, beauty, sophistication, and sparkle. By sitting with a glass of wine in a bistro or sidewalk café, you can absorb the essence of the city. The center has wide boulevards and impressive buildings. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sites: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Pyramid, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. Optional excursions are also available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and, to celebrate the success of your tour, a French farewell dinner might be just the ticket.

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Day 17 Paris–London, England

Relax on your EUROSTAR journey back to London.

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Day 18 London

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

VITTORIA VACCARO

Years of Experience: 9

I love guiding travelers through Europe and turning their travel dreams into reality! It's extremely rewarding to work toward the mutual understanding and respect of cultures and peoples. I put all my energy into what I do, and I feel utmost gratitude when guests leave me with tears of happiness in their eyes and the promise to come back.

Tour Director - VITTORIA VACCARO

 Accommodations

LONDON Novotel London West (F)
BRUSSELS Ibis St. Catherine (ST)
WÜRZBURG Ringhotel Wittelsbacher Höh (ST)
PRAGUE International (F)
VIENNA Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST)
VENICE AREA Poppi (ST) at Mira or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera
ROME Pineta Palace (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)
FLORENCE Italiana Hotel Florence (ST)
LUCERNE AREA Ibis Styles (ST) or Ibis (ST) at Kriens
PARIS Ibis Tour Eiffel Cambronne (ST) or Forest Hill la Villette (ST)

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