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Save up to $200 on 2021 Europe and North America Budget Vacations
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Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 9, 2020 - November 9, 2020 for travel in 2021. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Combinable with all other applicable promotions. Applies to new bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.
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Young Travelers Save 10%
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
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The breathtaking Alps span the borders of several European countries, and this vacation gives you the opportunity to see the best of the alpine region. This scenic Alps tour includes overnights in Munich, the Innsbruck area, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Lake Como, Turin, Täsch, the Lucerne area, and Zurich. Every day you’ll marvel at stunning scenery: lush dairy pastures, picturesque quaint villages, imposing peaks and enchanting forests. You will drive along Grossglockner Pass, Austria’s highest pass with inspiring views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain; visit Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains,"; take in views of Italy’s Lake Carezza, a small, emerald-green mountain lake; see the Austrian and Italian Tyrolean Alps; discover Switzerland’s Engadine National Park, considered by some to be the world’s most beautiful mountain area with deep-blue lakes and mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet,; experience beautiful Lake Como, one of Europe’s deepest lakes; get to know Kitzbühel, with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center ,car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustics chalets beneath the Matterhorn, and much more.But it is not all about alpine scenery; you will also get to know Turin, an Italian city set at the foot of the Alps, and on the included city tour, you’ll discover all the secret treasures this winter Olympic city has to offer. In Bavaria, you will also visit charming Linderhof Castle, the smallest but maybe the most elegant of the three King Ludwig fairy-tale castles.One of the highlights of this Alps tour is a memorable trip aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt to quaint Andermatt. From your train windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snow-capped peaks, glacial ice fields, forests, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Passing over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels, this is Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway along with the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery. You will have many opportunities to practice your photographic skills on this amazing Alps tour designed for savvy travelers! It’s a dream vacation!
Day 1: ARRIVE IN MUNICH AREA, GERMANY.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this delightful Bavarian capital. This evening, meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2: MUNICH AREA–LINDERHOF CASTLE–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA.
A fascinating itinerary today. First, see Munich’s most famous square Marienplatz, then head south to visit LINDERHOF CASTLE—the smallest of the three Bavarian fairytale palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II and inspired by Louis XIV’s Versailles. The rococo-style Linderhof is surrounded by splendid Italian Renaissance gardens. Continue into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town center and historic Golden Roof.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi/ 200 km (B,D)
Day 3: INNSBRUCK AREA–KITZBÜHEL–GROSSGLOCKNER–CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY.
Travel through glorious alpine landscapes as you head to medieval Kitzbühel with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center dating back to the 9th century. On to Grossglockner Pass—the highest in Austria and featuring thrilling views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain, lush dairy pastures, and picturesque villages. Cross the border into Italy through the splendid Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the celebrated winter resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km (B)
Day 4: CORTINA D’AMPEZZO–LAKE CAREZZA–BOLZANO.
This morning, travel through the spectacular Dolomites, then over Falzarego and Pordoi Passes. Stop at enchanting Lake Carezza to admire its brilliant rainbow colors. Search for the beautiful mermaid who, according to legend, hid here from the romantic pursuits of a powerful wizard. On to Bolzano, home to the famous “Ice Man” from the Bronze Age.
Today’s Distance: 81 mi/ 130 km (B)
Day 5: BOLZANO–GLORENZA–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
Enjoy the visit to Glorenza, the smallest fortified city in Tyrol and ideally situated where Switzerland, Austria, and Italy meet. Via Tubre Pass, descend into Engadine National Park’s 66 square miles of unspoiled nature with deep blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000-foot-high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons-style homes. Continue to glamorous St. Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi/ 180 km (B,D)
Day 6: AT LEISURE IN ST. MORITZ.
A whole day to do as you please in this stylish Swiss spa resort, known for its stunning mountain scenery, hiking opportunities, and superb shopping. (B)
Day 7: ST. MORITZ–BERNINA EXPRESS TO TIRANO, ITALY–LAKE COMO.
Today, experience a memorable trip aboard the BERNINA EXPRESS. Crossing the Alps to Tirano in Italy, this spectacular rail journey takes you to altitudes greater than 7,000 feet. Later, rejoin your motorcoach and head to the shores of Lake Como, Italy’s third-largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km (B,D)
Day 8: LAKE COMO–TURIN.
Travel through the Po Valley to Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the legendary Holy Shroud. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a Local Guide. This evening, consider an optional dinner.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km (B)
Day 9: TURIN–AOSTA–MARTIGNY, SWITZERLAND–SION–TÄSCH.
A pleasant drive through the Aosta Valley, known as the smallest region in Italy and a favorite winter sports area. Enter Switzerland via ancient Martigny and Sion, through one of the main Swiss wine-making regions, then head to charming Täsch in the Zermatt area.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km (B,D)
Day 10: TÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH.
Take a short train ride to Zermatt, and spend the entire day in this well-known mountain resort, situated in the shadow of the legendary Matterhorn. Stroll along the narrow, traffic-free streets lined with a variety of shops, cafés, and bars. Enjoy an optional ride on Europe’s highest rack railway to 10,272-foot Gornergrat for breathtaking views of the Alps. (B)
Day 11: TÄSCH–GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN TO ANDERMATT–LUCERNE AREA.
Today, another highlight of your tour: the world-renowned GLACIER EXPRESS. Board Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway, which passes over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels to give unique panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and surrounding valleys, forests, alpine meadows, rushing streams, and picture-perfect villages. Ride the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt at the St. Gotthard massif, 4,711 feet above sea level. Rejoin your motorcoach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km (B)
Day 12: LUCERNE AREA–INTERLAKEN–BERNE–ZURICH.
Cross Brünig Pass and continue to Interlaken. Along the way, take photos of the Jungfrau massif with its three legendary peaks: Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger. Travel through some of the country’s best farmland to the Swiss capital, Berne, where sightseeing includes the BEAR PARK and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich.
Today’s Distance: 162 mi/ 260 km (B)
Day 13: ZURICH.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Sightseeing & Activities:
BERNINA EXPRESS TRAIN
GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN
LUCERNE & INTERLAKEN
Guided sightseeing, visit Bear ParkTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Bernina Express train St. Moritz-Tirano; Alpine train Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch; Glacier Express train Zermatt-Andermatt
Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners
Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Cosmos Tours
Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Cosmos' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Cosmos has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.
It all starts with Cosmos' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Cosmos' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.A SAFE & WARM WELCOME
Cosmos will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE
Cosmos will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Cosmos' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH
To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Cosmos will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Cosmos' team members when with guests.TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS
Traveling with Cosmos removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Cosmos are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Cosmos will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.COMMITMENT TO CLEAN
As a part of Cosmos' commitment to clean, Cosmos is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH
Cosmos has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.
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All accommodations were outside of the city and it was very hard to go back and visit the cities . Food that was provided was poor in choices as far as flavor and it was almost the same in all cities . Local guides were not adequate and unable to answer questions and or accommodate the tourists. Most of the time was spent by seeing things out of the bus rather then being able to visit the city and the museums.
The only time I was really disappointed was on the Glacier Express. The Bernina Express was a great trip. And my husband was upset with the meals they supplied him on 2 occasions when they gave him a dish of rice & some carrots twice. Being diabetic he can't have rice or pasta which they were told, he should have protein. The tour over the mountains and the Dolomites was spectacular. Also loved the drive around the west side of Lake Como.
OUR TOUR DIRECTOR WAS BEST. VERY CONSIDERATE, WELL INFORMED, CARING,CHARMING, HUMEROUS ., HELPFUL.. DRIVER WAS EXCELLENT TOO, DRIVING WAS SMOOTH, CARING, HELPFUL.., COOPERATIVE. AND CONSIDERATE. TRIP SITE SEENIG WAS VERY WELL PLANNED..
Alpine Adventures with Cosmos exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed the breathtaking scenery on a daily basis. Marco (tour director) was professional, organized, and went above and beyond for everyone. Hotels were clean, interspersed with a few luxury hotels. Food was good. It was good value for the money. Planning on another Cosmos tour.
Excellent very happy travelling with Cosmo
Yes, this trip completely was what I expected of it. The country of Swtzerland is very pretty and the way you plan the views is very interesting.. I will recommend your company to everybody.
The day to day itinerary on the Cosmos Alpine Adventure Tour was great. There was a good balance of activity with plenty to do at a reasonable pace. The scenery was outstanding, picture-postcard quality every day all day long.
Our Tour director was terrific. She was professional, efficient, friendly and always available. Our driver was also experienced, professional and safe. They both facilitated a wonderful experience. All hotels were comfortable with the exception of the Villa Argentina in Cortina (old and dated rooms). Overall the tour exceeded our expectations.
The Alpine Adventure Bernina & Glacier Express trip was more spectacular than expected. If a traveler is interested in viewing wonderful mountain scenery in multiple countries, stopping for short visits in quaint mountain villages, riding the trains and a comfortable motor coach to high elevations to take many photos, walking through cities with a city tour guide who points out the most notable sites in the city then this trip is for you. We didn't expect 4-5 star accomodations and some of the rooms and provided meals were a great disappointment. We had several rooms that barely had space for 2 closed 28 inch suitcases. The provided dinners were bland, scant, and not prepared well. We expected a more cultural cuisine. The optional excursions were very interesting and worth the money, except for the Mount Stanserhorn excursion. It takes time to reach the top of the mountain via Cabrio, stand in line at the cafeteria and eat a lunch, use the WC (which is always another line), and hope to walk around outside to view and take pictures of the various mountain peaks. This cost $150 for two and we only had 15 minutes of viewing time before we were hustled back into another line to ride back down the mountain. The optional excursion to Gornergrat was well worth the money and we were very fortunate to have a day with not a cloud in the sky for photo taking. We traveled by bus and train over 2000 miles.
The Alpine Adventure tour from June 17th-29th was most enjoyable, and I also must say a few things about our top-notch tour director. She was definitely the best director I've ever had. She was very informative, helpful, patient, clear, concise, and an absolute joy to be around. I do believe that everyone on the bus hugged her and hugged her again when the tour ended. Many were teary-eyed and I was one of them. She is really an asset to Cosmos and along with the wonderful itinerary, she was the "icing on the cake" and we all loved her.
On our arrival to Tryp Munich Hotel, rooms where giving to other passangers from the same tour, but we have to wait about 6hrs. for one. On July 18, Villa Argentina Hotel, the baggage handler was very rude to us. The rest of the hotels were good. Our tour guide was very nice, she made our vacation very pleasant. Thank you all, especially our agent for all your help.
After having taken over 15 Cosmos-Globus tours, my family & I are well pleased with the expertise of the directors, quality of the accommodations, & content of the trips. We enjoyed the recent Cosmos tour 6060 618. I would like to take a repeat tour
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and have already booked our next one. Cosmos Travel fits our needs and budget perfectly.
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