All About Europe with London (5295)

32 Day Tour from London to London

2020 Tour Details

What do you want from your European tour? Historic treasures, amazing architecture, scenic beauty, and exciting cities? Whatever it is, this European vacation offers it to you! You’ve heard about a tiny but powerful state with a treasure cove of masterpieces, Vatican City? Now it’s your chance to visit St Peter’s Square. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower in Pisa? Here’s your opportunity to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. You’ve heard of the French Riviera? Drive along both the French and the Italian Riviera’s. You’ve watched the Olympics? Visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece. You’ve heard how gorgeous the Swiss Alps are? Now is the time to see them in person. You’ve read how the countries in Eastern Europe have transformed into wonderful vacation destinations? See it for yourself and visit Budapest, Bratislava, Sofia, and Belgrade. You’ve wondered about the Eurostar train, connecting the UK to continental Europe through the Channel Tunnel? It’s part of this experience!

All of this and much more is included on this European tour that starts and ends in London, and travels through France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Spend time in the French Riviera and France’s beautiful wine region. Experience lively Barcelona and visit some of the world’s oldest sights, including Athens’ Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; the towers, cobblestones, and turrets in Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications; Niš in Serbia, one of the oldest cities in the Balkans; and much more.

But that’s not all…you’ll also witness gorgeous scenery throughout this Europe tour—from the rolling hills in Tuscany to the majestic Swiss Alps, Greece’s Peloponnese coast and the Danube valley. It’s a dream vacation for value-minded travelers!

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 Tour Highlights

LONDON
Visit
PARIS
Guided sightseeing
TOURS, BORDEAUX & CARCASSONNE
Visit
BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing
ARLES & NICE
Visit
VENICE
Canal boat ride, glassblowing workshop
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour
PISA
See the Leaning Tower
ROME
Guided sightseeing
ANCONA–PATRAS
Overnight Ferry
OLYMPIA
Visit
CORINTH CANAL ATHENS
Guided sightseeing, visit Acropolis
DELPHI
Archaeological site guided visit
SOFIA
Guided sightseeing
NIS & SZEGED
Visit
BUDAPEST
Guided sightseeing
GYÖR & BRATISLAVA
Visit
VIENNA
Guided sightseeing
SALZBURG, MUNICH, BREGENZ, LUCERNE & STRASBOURG
Visit
AMSTERDAM
Canal cruise, guided sightseeing

Guides:

Host service in London

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

Security cruise regulations require first and last name, date of birth, gender, nationality, and passport number at time of booking.
December 22 Departure – Christmas in Paris and New Year’s in Venice including festive dinner
December 31 Departure – New Year’s in London

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Acropolis Athens
  • Archeological Site of Delphi
  • Arles (Roman and Romanesque Monuments)
  • "Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue)
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City
  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
  • Paris Banks of the Seine
  • Piazza del Duomo Pisa
  • Pyrenées
  • Strasbourg - Grand Ile
  • Venice and its Lagoon

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Eurostar train London–Paris and Brussels–London; overnight ferry Italy-Greece in cabins with private facilities; canal transfer boat in Venice; Pisa mini train ride; canal cruise Amsterdam

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 10 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Budapest

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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 and the CosmosGO app are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2 LONDON

Enjoy free time for independent activities. Take a panoramic tour of London’s famous landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, we recommend our optional “Taste of London” excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Paris with your Tour Director. Transfer to your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 305 mi/ 492 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 PARIS

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Paris starting with an included guided tour to see the sites and monuments.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 PARIS–TOURS–CHÂTEAUX COUNTRY–BORDEAUX

Travel south to Blois and along the Loire Valley, stopping in Tours to see the well-preserved historic center. Continue to Poitiers, beautifully situated on a rocky plateau. South again to the Grande Champagne wine-growing area. Spend the night in Bordeaux on the banks of the Garonne.
Today’s Distance: 373 mi/ 600 km

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Day 6 BORDEAUX–CARCASSONNE–BARCELONA, SPAIN

From the vineyards of the Gironde and the Garonne, travel eastward to Carcassonne in the foothills of the Pyrenées. Spend some time to admire what is perhaps the best-preserved medieval fortified town in Europe. Later, cross the Spanish border and travel through Catalonia to Barcelona.
Today’s Distance: 404 mi/ 650 km

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Day 7 BARCELONA

Your guided city tour includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a panoramic view of the port and city. Continue to the city center to Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces (entrance fees not included).

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 BARCELONA–ARLES, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA

Back in France, head into the vineyard-covered region of the Hérault for a stop in Arles. This is where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1888-1889, and produced more than 300 paintings and drawings. Continue skirting the stunning shoreline of the Mediterranean to arrive in the heart of the world-famous French Riviera.
Today’s Distance: 429 mi/ 690 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 FRENCH RIVIERA

A full day at leisure allows you to take advantage of everything the splendid Côte d’Azur has to offer. You might like to explore the Old Town, climb up Castle Hill for panoramic views of Nice, or spend some time in the Marc Chagall National Museum. Tonight, consider joining our optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion to the nearby Principality of Monaco.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 FRENCH RIVIERA–VENICE AREA, ITALY

Enjoy a scenic drive along the French and Italian Flower Rivieras. Then, cross the fertile Po River plains to the shores of the Adriatic to reach the Venice area.
Today’s Distance: 360 mi/ 580 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 VENICE AREA

Your day begins with a BOAT RIDE to monumental St. Mark’s Square. Time at leisure here enables you to explore and absorb the unique atmosphere of this unforgettable city built on water. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER at work. How about a romantic optional gondola trip?

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Day 12 VENICE AREA–FLORENCE

Today, cross the verdant Apennine hills into Italy’s most popular region—Tuscany! Arrive in Florence, the renowned “Cradle of the Renaissance.” An included walking tour with a Local Guide features all the most important sites, including Piazza della Signoria and the copy of the “David” by Michelangelo.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km

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Day 13 FLORENCE–PISA–ROME

Today, hop on a mini train in Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower in the Square of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi/ 450 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14 ROME

The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with St. Peter’s Square and Basilica. Other highlights are the iconic Colosseum, the largest amphitheater ever built, and Circus Maximus.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15 ROME–ANCONA (EMBARKATION)–OVERNIGHT FERRY CROSSING TO PATRAS, GREECE

A day of scenic beauty awaits as you travel through the rugged Apennines past quaint, old-world villages on your way to Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. This afternoon, embark an overnight FERRY for your Mediterranean Sea crossing.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 16 PATRAS (DISEMBARKATION)–OLYMPIA

Awaken surrounded by fresh sea air this morning as you cross the Mediterranean. This afternoon, disembark in Patras and make your way south for a visit to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, first held in 776 BC.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi/ 150 km
(excluding overnight ferry)

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Day 17 OLYMPIA–TRIPOLI–ATHENS

This morning, discover the Olympia archaeological site with a Local Guide. Learn about the sacred precinct of Zeus, whose temple once housed a statue that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Later, travel through the mountains of Arcadia into the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula. Cross the mighty Corinth Canal, then to Athens, capital of Greece and one of the world’s oldest cities. This evening, bask in the lively atmosphere of the old Plaka district with its welcoming tavernas and festive bouzouki music, or you could choose to join an optional Greek dinner.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 18 ATHENS

The cradle of Western civilization and birthplace of democracy, Athens offers so much to see and experience. Included city sightseeing this morning features the highlights and a visit to the ACROPOLIS and the Parthenon. Later, explore the shops and museums or spend the afternoon swimming off the coast.

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Day 19 ATHENS–DELPHI–THERMOPYLAE–THESSALONIKA

On the way to Delphi, your Tour Director will tell you all about the area’s fascinating history rooted in Greek mythology. Enjoy a guided tour of Delphi’s ancient sanctuary, dedicated to the god Apollo. Hear about the mystical Oracle and tour the EXCAVATION SITE, then visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Next is Thermopylae, site of the famous battle between the Spartans and Xerxes’ overwhelming Persian forces in 480 BC. See the LEONIDAS MONUMENT, commemorating the Spartan king. Travel along the coast to Thessalonika for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 342 mi/ 550 km

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Day 20 THESSALONIKA–SOFIA, BULGARIA

Cross the Bulgarian border and head north through the Struma River Valley, Spartacus’ mountainous homeland. In Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, join your Local Guide for a city tour that includes the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Theater, and St. Sophia Church.
Today’s Distance: 205 mi/ 330 km

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Day 21 SOFIA–NIŠ, SERBIA–BELGRADE

On to Serbia. In Niš, visit the well-preserved 18th-century Ottoman FORTRESS. Continue to Belgrade, capital of Serbia.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 22 BELGRADE–SZEGED, HUNGARY–BUDAPEST

Cross into Hungary. Stop at the border town of Szeged, with fabled ties to Attila the Hun and the ancient home of paprika. Later, arrive in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km

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Day 23 BUDAPEST

Included sightseeing with a Local Guide today features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube River. See Heroes’ Square with its iconic monument and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Also see the Royal Castle, the awe-inspiring Hungarian Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, and Matthias Coronation Church.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 24 BUDAPEST–GYÖR–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Head toward the Austrian border today and, along the way, stop in colorful Györ with its narrow lanes, characteristic corner balconies, and baroque town center. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, where medieval towers, fortifications, St. Michael’s Gate, and gothic St. Martin’s Church await your discovery. Cross into Austria and arrive in its dazzling capital—Vienna.
Today’s Distance: 174 mi/ 280 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 25 VIENNA

Once the seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire and home to Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Hadyn, and Mozart, Vienna blends ornate baroque architecture with an irresistible musical heritage. On the included sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, admire the fabulous State Opera House and Parliament, and stroll through Heroes’ Square for views of splendid Hofburg Palace. In your free time, be sure to pop into one of the traditional coffee houses for a slice of heavenly Sachertorte, or you can join one of our exciting optional excursions!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 26 VIENNA–SALZBURG–MUNICH, GERMANY

Travel along the Danube to Mozart’s splendid hometown, Salzburg. There’s time here to discover the charming Getreidegasse, the town’s elegant main shopping street. On to Germany through green Bavarian landscapes to arrive in Munich.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 27 MUNICH–BREGENZ, AUSTRIA–LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

Your day begins with an orientation drive. See Munich’s beautiful main square, Marienplatz, and marvel at the world-famous Glockenspiel. Later, stop in Bregenz before skirting Lake Constance, then cross into Switzerland to head for Lucerne.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 28 LUCERNE

This morning’s visit introduces you to one of Switzerland’s finest cities. See the impressive city walls; CHAPEL BRIDGE, Europe’s oldest covered bridge; and the LION MONUMENT, a masterful stone sculpture honoring Louis XVI’s heroic Swiss Guard. A selection of optional activities is available to perfectly complete your day.

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Day 29 LUCERNE–STRASBOURG, FRANCE–TRIER, GERMANY

Cross into France today and spend some time at leisure in magical Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament. See the monumental gothic cathedral; taste the unique Franco-German cuisine; or explore the city’s historic heart in the magical La Petite France district. Return to Germany and head to ancient Trier for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km

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Day 30 TRIER–AMSTERDAM AREA, HOLLAND

Through the industrial Ruhr region and then into the canal-crossed countryside of Holland to Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On an included CANAL CRUISE, experience Amsterdam from water level, then stop to watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTER. Discover the main sites with a Local Guide and spend some time at leisure
Today’s Distance: 267 mi/ 430 km

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Day 31 AMSTERDAM AREA–BRUSSELS–LONDON, ENGLAND

Drive to Brussels and board the EUROSTAR train to London.
Today’s Distance: 323 mi/ 520 km

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Day 32 LONDON, ENGLAND

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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MICHAEL COULSTOCK

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

I'm British, but I work in Europe. It is my office, my back yard, my home away from home. I love to introduce people to this continent and see their reactions to its wonderful sights.

Tour Director - MICHAEL COULSTOCK

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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London
Paris
Barcelona
French Riviera
Venice
Rome
Athens
Budapest
Vienna
Lucerne

London

A Taste of London

A Taste of London

A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

Morning City Sightseeing

Morning City Sightseeing

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708.

Price Range: $

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

Paris

Pure Paris Magic: An Evening of Champagne & Cabaret

Pure Paris Magic: An Evening of Champagne & Cabaret

Enjoy a magical evening at one of Paris¿ legendary cabaret shows!

Price Range: $$

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.

Price Range: $$

Barcelona

Flamenco

Flamenco

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this delightful evening of traditional Spanish Flamenco entertainment.

Price Range: $$

French Riviera

Delightful Dinner on the French Riviera

Delightful Dinner on the French Riviera

Enjoy a memorable meal on the French Riviera during this exceptional dinner outing in Nice.

Price Range: $$

French Riviera with Saint-Paul de Vence

French Riviera with Saint-Paul de Vence

Discover the wonders of the French Riviera on this exciting half-day excursion to Saint-Paul de Vence.

Price Range: $

Venice

Venetian Dinner

Venetian Dinner

The magic of Venice comes to life as you enjoy an unforgettable evening of gourmet specialties at one of the city's most celebrated restaurants.

Price Range: $$

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $$

Venetian Lagoon Cruise with Burano Visit

Venetian Lagoon Cruise with Burano Visit

Experience the floating city from the water as you cruise along the lagoon to charming Burano Island for free time to explore on your own.

Price Range: $

Rome

Treasures of Rome and Dinner

Treasures of Rome and Dinner

Enjoy a tour of Rome and relax over a 3-course dinner with dessert, local wine, and authentic Roman atmosphere!

Price Range: $$

Athens

Greek Dinner & Culture

Greek Dinner & Culture

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of authentic Greek food, culture, dancing, and music at this fun interactive dining experience.

Price Range: $$

Budapest

Danube Dinner Cruise

Danube Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a dining and sightseeing experience like no other as you cruise along the Danube River while savoring a delightful 3-course dinner and marveling at the beauty of Buda and Pest.

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Price Range: $$

Lucerne

Swiss Folklore

Swiss Folklore

Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing.

Price Range: $$

Lake Lucerne Cruise

Lake Lucerne Cruise

Experience the hypnotic beauty of sparkling Lake Lucerne on this enjoyable 1-hour sightseeing cruise.

Price Range: $

Mount Titlis

Mount Titlis

Ride the world's first revolving aerial cableway to the Mount Titlis summit station, where you can lunch, shop, explore the Glacier Cave, cross Europe¿s highest suspension footbridge, or just marvel at the enchanting alpine views!

Price Range: $$

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