Wonders of Europe with Extended Stay in London (51252017)

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Tour Length: 16 Days
Countries Visited: Belgium, England, France, Italy, Switzerland
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Tour Category: Other Cosmos Tours
Tour Operator: Cosmos Tours
Tour Code: 5125-2017
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Wonders of Europe with Extended Stay in London

Vacation Overview
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, visit the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the iconic Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, see the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now the oldest-preserved wooden bridge in Europe. In Trier, Germany’s oldest city, a walking tour highlights the Roman remains, 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. A highlight of Florence is Piazza Signoria, adorned with ornate and famous statues. Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and the delicate floating city of Venice are other architectural wonders. Of course, no traveler to Europe should miss the distinct Parisian style, and you’ll have time to explore Paris’ famous districts. Enjoy time in the French Riviera, visit a famous perfume factory in Èze, and the Provence region, known for its vineyards and gorgeous scenery. Stop in Aix-en-Provence, known for its fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés. Experience an engineering marvel, the Chunnel, as you take the Eurostar train from Paris back to London.From the historic sights and architectural treasures to the beautiful scenery, this enriching, value-minded European tour offers something for everyone.

 

Guides
Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Trier, Strasbourg, Rome, Florence, Paris; professional Tour Director while touring

Hotels


LONDON
Novotel London West (F)

BRUSSELS
Ramada La Woluwe (ST)

STRASBOURG AREA
Ibis Centre Ponts Couverts (ST)

LUCERNE AREA
Krone (ST) at Sarnen or Rothaus (ST)

MILAN
Starhotels Business Palace (F) or Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station (F)

VENICE AREA
Antony Palace (F) at Marcon or Poppi (ST) at Mira

ROME
Fleming (F) or Holiday Inn Express San Giovanni (ST)

MONTECATINI
Settentrionale Esplanade (F)

FRENCH RIVIERA
Ibis Styles Nice Airport (ST) or Ibis Styles Vieux Port (ST) or Quality Mediterranee (ST) at Menton

LYON AREA
Lyon Ouest (ST) or Parkest (ST)

PARIS
Novotel Paris 17 (F) or Kyriad Bercy (ST)

Meals
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners

Transportation
Transportation: Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; canal transfer boat in Venice; Eurostar train Paris-London

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

Day 2:
London. The whole day is free to take advantage of our rich program 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, a leisurely cruise on the Thames River would be fun! (B)

Day 3:
London–Brussels, Belgium. Depart London early this morning and head out into the lush countryside to the English Channel port, where you board a FERRY bound for the Continent. Upon arrival, your Tour Director and luxury motorcoach meet you, and you’re off across Belgium to Brussels. (B)

Day 4:
Brussels–Trier, Germany–Strasbourg Area, France. Cross the German border and stop for an included walking tour in 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 for an overnight. (B,D)

Day 5:
Strasbourg Area–Lucerne Area, Switzerland. On your included 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; and explore the city’s historic heart in the magical La Petite France district. Later, enter Switzerland and head towards the majestic Alps before stopping in 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. (B)


Day 6:
Lucerne Area–Lugano–Milan, Italy. More wonderful alpine scenery awaits as you drive into the mountains surrounding massive St. Gotthard. Pass through its great tunnel, then begin your scenic descent into the warmth and sunshine of Canton Ticino. Take a break in lovely Lugano and stroll along its lakeside promenade. On to vibrant Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. (B,D)


Day 7:
Milan–Venice Area. Leave Milan and cross the flat Po River plain to the Venice area. Here, you’ll board your private MOTORBOAT for incredible views of the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and monumental ST. MARK’S SQUARE. Later, visit a GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP to watch a skilled craftsman at work. Don’t miss out on an optional gondola serenade that glides through century-old canals. (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. (B)

Day 9:
Rome. Today’s sightseeing of the “Eternal City” with a Local Guide features St. Peter’s Square, and includes an inside visit of the COLOSSEUM and the ROMAN FORUM. (B)

Day 10:
Rome–Florence–Montecatini. Say “Arrivederci, Roma” as you drive northwards through lovely Tuscan countryside 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. (B)


Day 11:
Montecatini–Pisa–Èze, France–French Riviera. Stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower and the SQUARE OF MIRACLES. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, head northwest, getting glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit one of the famous PERFUME FACTORIES in Èze before reaching your destination on the lovely French Riviera. (B)


Day 12:
French Riviera–Aix-Enprovence–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. (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 is one of the oldest hospitals in Europe. Head for the exciting city of Paris. Time to enjoy an optional cabaret show. (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: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opéra, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Pyramid, the Invalides, and Champs Elysées. Optional excursions is also available to the Louvre and, to celebrate the success of your tour, a French farewell dinner might be just the ticket. (B)

Day 15:
Paris–London, England. Relax on your EUROSTAR journey back to London. (B)

Day 16:
London. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 

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Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

City Highlights
Individual headsetsSightseeing:Visits to Lucerne, Lugano, Venice, Assisi, Pisa, a perfume workshop in Èze, Aix-en-Provence, Beaune. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Notes
NOTE:December 19 Departure - New Year in Paris including reveillon dinner

Scenic Highlights
Scenic Highlights: Black Forest, Swiss Alps, Italian and French Rivieras, Burgundy Wine Country

 

Cosmos Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2018 early booking. All tours will be open for 2018 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2017. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2018 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Price Details US
Prices based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $846No triple room reduction.Extra nights per person in London:in single room $149-$204, in twin $91-$139, in triple $64-$1112018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2017.

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