Wonders of Europe 2020

Wonders of Europe 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From London to Paris via Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, discover the many wonders on this memorable European tour. History buffs will delight in seeing many of Europe’s historic sights. In Rome, see the iconic Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, walk on the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and the oldest-preserved wooden bridge in Europe. In Trier, Germany’s oldest city, a walking tour highlights the Roman heritage, pleasant market squares, and Germany’s oldest Christian church. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm and is Europe at its most quintessential. On your walking tour here, see the gothic cathedral with its spires, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, and wander around the magical La Petite France district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and a waterfront promenade.If you’re more interested in art and architecture, you’ll enjoy the treasures offered on this Europe tour. Visit Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with the Piazza Signoria, adorned with ornate and famous statues. Stand in awe in front of Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and explore the delicate floating city of Venice, both unique architectural wonders. Of course, no traveler to Europe should miss the distinct Parisian style, and you’ll have time to explore Paris’ famous sites. Enjoy some time in the French Riviera, visit a famous perfume factory in Èze, and discover the Provence region, known for its Mediterranean climate, vineyards, and gorgeous scenery. Visit Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne and known for its fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.From the historic sights and architectural treasures to the beautiful scenery, this enriching, value-minded European tour offers something for everyone.

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.
The whole day is free to take advantage of a variety of optional activities. How about a fascinating tour of London’s landmarks, a visit to the Tower of London with the lavish Crown Jewels, or 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. (B)

Day 3: LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels.
Today’s Distance: 232 mi/ 373 km (B)

Day 4: BRUSSELS–TRIER, GERMANY–STRASBOURG AREA, FRANCE.
Cross the German border, and stop for an included guided walking tour of ancient Trier, founded by the Celts in the late 4th-century BC. Later, travel through the fabled Black Forest, known for its cuckoo clocks, wood carving, delectable Black Forest Cake, and traditional farmhouses with sweeping, half-hipped roofs. Cross into France to arrive in Strasbourg.
Today’s Distance: 298 mi/ 480 km (B,D)

Day 5: STRASBOURG AREA–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND.
On your included guided walking tour in Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament, see the monumental gothic cathedral with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock; experience the unique Franco-German culture mix; and explore the city’s historic heart, the magical La Petite France district. Later, enter Switzerland and head towards the majestic Alps to Lucerne. Visit the LION MONUMENT, a masterful stone sculpture honoring Louis XVI’s heroic Swiss Guard; and CHAPEL BRIDGE, Europe’s oldest covered bridge, dating back to 1333.
Today’s Distance: 214 mi/ 345 km (B)

Day 6: LUCERNE AREA–MILAN, ITALY.
More wonderful alpine scenery awaits as you drive to the mountains surrounding massive St. Gotthard pass. Through its great tunnel, begin your scenic descent into the warmth and sunshine of Canton Ticino. Then, continue to vibrant Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km (B,D)

Day 7: MILAN–VENICE AREA.
Leave Milan and cross the Po River plain to the Venice area. Here, you’ll board your private MOTORBOAT to St. Mark’s Square. Take time to enjoy the Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace, and monumental ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Visit a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP to watch a skilled craftsman at work. Don’t miss out on an optional gondola serenade that glides through centuries-old canals.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km (B,D)

Day 8: VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME.
An interesting drive southward, 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 9: 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. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)

Day 10: ROME–FLORENCE–MONTECATINI.
Say “Arrivederci, Roma” as you drive northward to reach Florence. On the included walking tour with a Local Guide, discover the landmarks of this Renaissance city, like Piazza Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi, Palazzo Vecchio, and the breathtaking cathedral on Piazza del Duomo. Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km (B)

Day 11: MONTECATINI–PISA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA.
Stop in Pisa where a mini train ride takes you to see the Leaning Tower and the SQUARE OF MIRACLES. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, head northwest for glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit one of the famous PERFUME FACTORIES in lovely Èze before reaching your destination on the glamorous French Riviera.
Today's Distance: 304 mi/ 490 km. (B)

Day 12: FRENCH RIVIERA–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–LYON AREA.
Leave the French Riviera this morning and head inland, crossing sun-drenched Provence. Take in the Mediterranean atmosphere of Aix-en-Provence, then travel through the famous wine-producing area of the Rhône Valley. Overnight in the Lyon area.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km (B,D)

Day 13: LYON AREA–BEAUNE–PARIS.
Enjoy vistas of famous Burgundy vineyards on the way to Beaune, famous for wines such as Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Its Hôtel-Dieu with its colorful roof was one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. Head for the exciting city of Paris.
Today’s Distance: 304 mi/ 490 km (B)

Day 14: PARIS.
One full day to explore the city that’s known throughout the world for its fashion, art and museums, delicious food, and joie de vivre. Included sightseeing with a local expert shows off many of the best-known Parisian sites. Tonight, consider joining the optional farewell dinner in a typical French restaurant. (B)

Day 15: PARIS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

December 19 Departure - New Year's in Paris including festive dinner

Local Host:
Host service in London

Sightseeing & Activities:

LONDON
Visit

TRIER
Guided sightseeing

STRASBOURG
Guided sightseeing

LUCERNE
Visit

VENICE
Canal boat ride, glassblowing workshop

ASSISI
Visit St. Francis Basilica

ROME & FLORENCE
Guided sightseeing

PISA
See the Leaning Tower

ÈZE
Visit a perfume workshop

AIX EN PROVENCE
Visit

BEAUNE
Visit

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

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$530-$840

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.

London: Novotel London West
London: Holiday Inn London- Kensington High Street
Brussels: Ramada La Woluwe
Strasbourg: Ibis Strasbourg Centre Historique
Lucerne: Ibis Styles Luzerne City
Lucerne: Ibis Kriens
Milan: Starhotels Business Palace
Venice Area: Ambasciatori at Mestre
Venice Area: Poppi
Rome: Park Hotel Dei Massimi
Montecatini: Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
Nice: Ibis Styles Nice Airport
Nice: Ibis Promenade des Anglais at Nice
Lyon: Hotel Lyon Ouest
Paris: Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Porte D'Orleans

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Questions & Answers

Question: Does one carry all their luggage on the whole tour?

Portage of your checked luggage to and from your hotel room to the motor coach is included. You are required to carry your small carry on, if applicable.

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.

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Ratings based off 56 reviews . Currently showing 11 reviews with comments only.
By Maria D on Sep 18, 2018

The tour was spectacular. It was beyond my expectations. The hotel accomodations were just okay except for the one in Rome. It was supposed to be a non- smoking room but it smell like cigarettes. Daily breakfasts and the inclusive dinners were good. Our tour guide Patricia, was so amazing. Our driver, Pascuale, was very reliable a very safe driver. We went to a lot of places. Over all the tour was superb.

By Rita O on May 14, 2015

This was the trip of a lifetime! Accommodations generally were above expectations: the Kensington Close in London, while our room was small, it was comfortable and conveniently situated. The Kyriad in Paris, however, was the worst hotel we have ever stayed in - in addition to closet-sized rooms, the beds were basically cots. That hotel would be a deal breaker as far as booking another excursion. Everything else, however, was outstanding -  our tour director; our driver - everyone went over and above to give us a wonderful, memorable trip. Thank you so much!

By Eleanor H on Sep 06, 2014

I was disappointed. Thought it was enough money too. Tour cost, flight cost and spending money. I had an accident while on the trip trying to keep up. Tripped and fell flat on my face in the square in Italy. Had 5 days left to go after that and it became twice as uncomfortable.... Lots of time on the bus...less time in cities....too many countries on this tour...but I guess it looks good on the brochure package

By Myra S on Aug 02, 2014

I had a wonderful, memorable & nice experience in our group tour. Our tour director is a good person. I enjoyed all the places that we had visited.

By Chandy P on Sep 17, 2013

Room air conditioner was not working properly at several of the accommodations.

By Kevin M on Jun 01, 2013

This was a wonderful trip! We hit the high points of Europe and got some great ideas for when we return. Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Europe!

By Margaret L on May 23, 2013

I enjoyed my vacation with Cosmos. 

By Jo B on May 12, 2012

Some of the rooms were really tiny, and one of the hotel\'s bathroom stunk really bad (like a sewer). We were shocked at how small some of the rooms were, but I understand that that is typical for Europe. Two of the hotel's had wool blankets. I am allergic to wool blankets. All in all, though, we had a wonderful time on our trip. 

By Hal H on Oct 07, 2010

The whole trip was as advertised and it was a blast!

By Reric W on Sep 23, 2010

Only that would have liked to add a day or two additional at locations we wanted to see more of. For example, would have like to add an additional day in Paris to better explore the Louvre. Overall, was very pleased with the execution by Cosmos and the accommodations provided


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