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If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have a lot of time, this is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Sample celebrated French food—from fresh baguettes and pastries to gourmet French cuisine and fine wines. See London’s famous museums, shop at its famous stores on Bond Street and Knightsbridge, or kick back and stroll through lovely Hyde Park. A highlight of your trip is Germany’s Romantic Road. Did you know the Romantic Road was a trade route during the Middle Ages? Step back in time as you travel this famous area—with its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, and scenic countryside. Stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character, to really experience the appeal of the Romantic Road. Once you cross into Austria, head south into Italy to visit the unique floating city of Venice as well as Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. Another highlight is your stay in Lucerne. Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snowcapped Swiss Alps, Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s finest cities. On this trip, you’ll see this picturesque town and its famous Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now the oldest preserved wooden bridge in Europe. Don’t miss the Water Tower, built around 1300, which has served as a place to store loot, a treasury, a jail, and a torture chamber. Your vacation concludes in Paris with sightseeing. This affordable European vacation offers it all—historical sites, gastronomic opportunities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty.Request A Quote Book Online
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Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: 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. Professional Tour Director while touring
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 Thames River? (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 Area, Austria
The Romantic Road is undoubtedly today’s highlight. See picturesque Rothenburg before heading towards the Innsbruck area for an overnight. (B,D)
Day 6Innsbruck Area–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 magical atmosphere of this unique city. Also visit a typical Venetian GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. (B,D)
Day 7Venice Area–Verona–Lucerne Area, 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)
Day 8Lucerne Area–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. This evening, dine at a local restaurant. (B,D)
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)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Transportation:Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in London and Paris 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
LONDON Novotel London West (F)BRUSSELS Park Inn (ST) or Ramada la Woluwe (ST)FRANKFURT AREA Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf or Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt (F)INNSBRUCK AREA Bon Alpina (ST) at Igls or Rumerhof (ST) at Rum or Ramada Tivoli (ST)VENICE AREA Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera or Poppi (ST) at Mira or Antony Palace (F) at MarconLUCERNE AREA Luzernerhof (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST)DIJON Ibis Styles Dijon Central (ST)PARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Kyriad Cachan Arcueil (ST) or Ibis Styles Fontenay (ST)
Buffet breakfasts; 4 dinners, including a special dinner at a local restaurant in Dijon
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.
Years of Experience: 10 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.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Six Countries, Venice & Paris:
- Upper Middle Rhine Valley
- City of Verona
- Venice and its Lagoon