Europe's Highlights 2020

Europe's Highlights 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this affordable European tour, you'll see the main highlights. Start in Amsterdam with a scenic canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you’ll discover Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities alive, and among other famous sights, you’ll see the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other interesting experiences include a boat ride to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; a visit to Assisi’s Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairy-tale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps. It is not just the cities you’ll see on this European tour; you’ll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A fascinating drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Marvel at the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and journey through France’s famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most picturesque lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains. Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN THE AMSTERDAM AREA, HOLLAND.
Check into your hotel, and start exploring this exciting city with your CosmosGo app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 2: AMSTERDAM.
Enjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights, as well as a CANAL CRUISE to see the town from water level. Then, watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTER. Time in the afternoon to explore on your own or join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 3: AMSTERDAM AREA–MANNHEIM AREA, GERMANY.
Traveling through Germany, choose an included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. Spend the night in the Mannheim area.
Today’s Distance: 336 mi/ 540 km (B,D)

Day 4: MANNHEIM AREA–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA.
Drive through Baden-Wüttenberg to the foot of the Alps to visit King Ludwig’s magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, Germany’s fairytale castle. Carry on into the verdant Austrian Tyrol.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km (B,D)

Day 5: INNSBRUCK AREA–VENICE AREA, ITALY.
Cross the border into Italy to the unique floating city of Venice. This afternoon’s orientation includes a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark’s Square, followed by a visit to a traditional GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don’t miss out on the romantic optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.
Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km (B,D)

Day 6: VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME.
An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Delta, then through the gentle Umbrian hills to medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome.
Today’s Distance: 345 mi/ 555 km (B)

Day 7: 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. (B)

Day 8: ROME–PISA–MONTECATINI.
Drive on the Highway of the Sun to Pisa. Hop on a mini train to the SQUARE OF MIRACLES and admire the curious Leaning Tower, a world-favorite photographic subject. Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini.
Today’s Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km (B,D)

Day 9: MONTECATINI–FLORENCE–LAKE COMO.
Arrive in Florence. This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will keep you enthralled for a whole day. Don’t miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide that features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi. To top it all, see Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificently carved East Door of the Baptistry, known as the “Gate of Paradise.” Journey northward through the Tuscan hills and across the Apennines to the shores of romantic Lake Como.
Today’s Distance: 252 mi/ 405 km (B,D)

Day 10: LAKE COMO–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LUCERNE AREA.
Leave beautiful Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland for a stop in the Italian-speaking town of Lugano. Continue north and, once through Gotthard Tunnel, see more magnificent alpine scenery as you descend to the shores of Lake Lucerne.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km (B)

Day 11: LUCERNE AREA–INTERLAKEN–LAUSANNE AREA.
Spend some time in beautiful Lucerne. Later, stop in idyllic Interlaken and follow the shoreline of Lake Thun. A few more miles to Lausanne, overlooking Lake Geneva.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km (B)

Day 12: LAUSANNE AREA–BEAUNE, FRANCE–PARIS.
Enjoy vistas of famous vineyards on the way to Beaune. Visit the medieval Burgundian town, known all over the world for its wine production. Take the autoroute to Paris.
Today’s Distance: 385 mi/ 620 km (B)

Day 13: PARIS.
Get to know the romantic city with a local expert and see many of the best-known Parisian sites, such as the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysées. An optional excursion is available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, King Louis XIV’s residence. (B)

Day 14: PARIS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Departure April 06 Easter in Rome
Departure December 20 New Year’s in Paris, including festive dinner

Sightseeing & Activities:

AMSTERDAM
Canal cruise, guided sightseeing

RHINELAND
Scenic drive

NEUSCHWANSTEIN
Visit King Ludwig’s castle

VENICE
Canal boat ride, glassblowing workshop

ASSISI
Visit St. Francis Basilica

ROME
Guided sightseeing

FLORENCE
Guided walking tour

MONTECATINI
Visit

PISA
See the Leaning Tower

FLORENCE
Guided Walking tour

LAKE COMO

LUGANO, LUCERNE & BEAUNE
Visit

PARIS
Guided sightseeingTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal transfer boat in Venice, Pisa mini-train ride

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 6 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$580

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2020.

Amsterdam: Best Western Plus Amedia Amsterdam Airport
Mannheim: Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstrasse
Innsbruck: Hotel Ramada Innsbruck Tivoli
Innsbruck: Rumerhof
Venice Area: Poppi
Venice Area: Il Burchiello
Rome: Villa Maria Regina
Montecatini: Settentrionale Esplanade
Lake Como: Lario Mezzegra
Lucerne: Ibis Kriens
Lucerne: Ibis Styles Luzerne City
Lausanne: Novotel Lausanne Bussigny
Paris: Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Porte D'Orleans
Paris: Ibis Styles Meteor Avenue D 'Italie

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Questions & Answers

Question: Where can I find the optional excursions for this tour? Do I pay for optional excursions at the time of booking, or may I pay later after original booking?

Depending on the operator you decide to travel with, some allow you to pre-purchase optionals at time of booking the main tour with us, but all will allow you to book your optional while on tour. You would just pay your tour director directly. For more information on optional tours, please give us a call at 1-800-935-2620 and speak with a travel consultant.

Question: Does price include airfare?

Airfare is not included in the base price shown on our website. One of our travel consultants can quote you the lowest price for airfare available at the time by requesting a free quote online or calling us at 1-800-935-2620.

Question: Is there a lot of walking involved in this tour?

On days with included activities there will be roughly 1 to 2 hours of walking.

Question: Do we have daily buffet breakfast and some dinners?

Yes, included on this tour is buffet breakfast daily and 6 dinners.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 41 reviews . Currently showing 12 reviews with comments only.
By Patricia E on Oct 21, 2019

Britt was an excellent tour director and Renzo was a fabulous driver.

By Joel P on May 20, 2019

The driver and tour operator were superb! The cities chosen and the overall tour was one of my best life experiences! I would have preferred the hotel included dinners to include more regional food.

By Lance B on Apr 22, 2019

This was way too fast paced, it should have been explained how much we would NOT get to do or see, and it should have rated it as a tour for younger people as we were exhausted by the whole fast pace. The Hotels on this were not the 3 or 4 stars purported to be, they were less, and frankly I feel we overpaid for them. Also, the foods given in restaurants we prepaid in this tour, were lousy, we only had one or two meals in 2 weeks that we felt were ok. Honestly feel this was money spent and though we thought were going to get better accomodations, we feel we paid too much for the ones we got.

By Belinda S on Oct 01, 2018

It was a wonderfully well planed and well executed tour. We got to see and experience so much and it delivered more than expected.

By Gary T on Jul 09, 2018

The tour guide was outstanding.

By Pearl R on Jul 09, 2018

Hotels were located away from towns, ie Amsterdam hotel near airport, hotel in Venice was located in the 2nd Industrial Zone/cornfields, no shampoo, no tissues, nor body cream; pillows flat like pancakes.

By Sarlette J on Jun 11, 2018

They were a few problems for instance, the diner they offer at Lario Hotel in Switzerland was so disgusting. It looked like food they serve in prison. The view was spectacular. Paris schedule was hectic. We spent too much time one hour and 30 minutes at the souvenir place in the area where they were not nothing to see while we just have only 10 minutes at Eiffel tower to take photo then later during the tour we spent another one hour and 15 minutes in the same area pacing around. Paris schedule needs to organize more. Many of us visited paris just because of Eiffel tower and Le Louvre. The Companile hotel the room I was was not the best. I did not even had space to open one luggage. The room was so dark. The carpet in my room was so dirty. It was so dirty romm 608.

By Swarnalatha R on May 07, 2018

Some of the hotels could have been better. Locations of hotels also. Oils be closer to city center. Too many optional excursions and too few included ones.

By Harold S on Oct 11, 2015

There is a lot of time spent on the bus - especially the first 3 days when you leave London. I guess I wasn't really aware of this. The bus driver has to stop every 2 hours for 15-20 minute break and every 4 hours the bus has to be off for a 1 hour break due to Europe driving regulations. You will see Europe's Highlights though. One of the best things about this trip for us was the opportunity to meet new people on the tour. Some of the Hotels had small rooms and bathrooms, and most were far from city centers. We did enjoyed our trip

By Maryoll L on Mar 29, 2015

Triple occupancy for rooms during tour was more suitable for two adults and a child and not three adults. Pull out chairs (not even pull out sofas) and flimsy twin bed with flat pillow is not acceptable for getting rest, let alone a decent night's sleep, for an adult.

By Yokasta V on Aug 17, 2014

My tour of Europe with Cosmos was absolutely great. I visited so many countries in so little time, yet still saw enough of each place to get a sense of its essence. The Cosmos tour guide was very knowledgeable and the driver always made me feel safe. I would definitely travel with Cosmos in the future.

By Michele S on Aug 04, 2013

We had an excellent tour! The only thing I would change is to make sure all hotels have air conditioning when traveling in the summer. We had 2 hotels with no air conditioning and a couple where the air conditioning did not work well. We plan to book another tour next year and we will use affordable tours again


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