BEST SELLERS TO EUROPE
Holiday packages to Europe with the best prices
Six Countries, Venice & Paris
10 days Starting from $1959
*Price in US Dollars
TRAVELING TO EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME?
With Europe’s lively history, diverse cultures, and most breathtaking sites, Cosmos will help you in deciding where to go, when to go, how long to stay, and how to get the most of your Europe holiday tour.
PLANNING YOUR EUROPE TRAVEL
Start your planning by first deciding on the total time you have to get away. And are you looking at this trip as your “once in a lifetime chance” to see it all? If so, make room for at least ten days.
Or is it a true starter vacation to get your taste of Europe before a return trip or two? In that case, one week is our minimum recommendation. Paris, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Rome and so may more cities to visit!
Best Things to Do in Europe
Europe is at the centre of the World’s historic past. Every city in Europe offers the most magnificent landmarks from different epochs. From the beginning of the Roman civilization to the cultural renaissance to the World Wars, so much has happened here. Visit Delphi, Paris, Venice, Berlin, Oslo, Edinburgh and many other impressive cities and delve into history.
Fine dining at Michelin star restaurants, snacking on Swiss Cheese and chocolates, relishing Italian delicacies, savoring Spanish Tapas, and so much more, Europe has to offer to travelers with its diverse and tantalizing selection!
The best place to relax would be near the beaches along the beautiful Mediterranean coast of the south of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, or even the islands. Costa Del Sol in Spain, Amalfi Coast in Italy, and more. Europe has some of the most spectacular beaches and resorts. Or even the islands off the mainland like Mykonos, Santorini, and Capri among others.
In Europe, shopping and sightseeing are activities that go hand in hand. Wherever you go, you’ll see that shops are part of city life. And while you discover unforgettable sights, you’ll be welcomed by the window displays of leading international brands, modern designer shops, and traditional shops that have been there since time immemorial.
Best Time to Visit Europe
Europe has something to offer to every traveler no matter which time of the year. Each season offers something special. It is as mesmerizing in summer as it is in winter. Spring is captivating too and so is Autumn in Europe. Europe is a true year-round destination from the azure blue seas of the Mediterranean to the spectacular fjords of Scandinavia to the verdant meadows of Austria to the rocky cliffs of Ireland.
When traveling to Europe in summer, you can enjoy Europe’s clear blue skies and extended daylight time to do more during the day. But if you want to enjoy Europe at a slower pace, go during the shoulder season. You get to see what locals are like in their everyday lives. The low season from November to March offers cheaper rates in Europe for sightseeing and museum visits. Traveling during Christmas time will let you enjoy the famous Christmas markets that pop up.
Travel to Europe when it suits you to best enjoy the destination. For a more moderate climate, Southern Europe is your best bet. A trip to the South of France, Spain, Italy, or Greece offers more temperate weather. If you welcome traveling in cooler temperatures and don’t mind inclement weather, England, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Amsterdam are great options to consider.
London is a vibrant city filled with thousands of years of history, fascinating museums, beautiful parks, magnificent churches, amazing shopping, exciting nightlife, and sumptuous international cuisine. London has an efficient public transportation system with subways—known as the Tube—and buses, making it easy to travel and include this as the main destination in your Europe trip.
- Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
- Westminster Abbey – The site of royal weddings and coronations.
- Buckingham Palace – Visit the official London residence of Britain’s monarchs since 1837.
- St. Paul’s Cathedral – Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built 300 years ago.
- Tower of London – This amazingly preserved landmark is full of history and houses the Crown Jewels.
- London Eye – An enormous Ferris wheel on the banks of the River Thames that gives amazing views of the city.
- British Museum – This museum houses a collection of art and antiquities from prehistoric to modern times.
The ‘City of Lights’ as Paris is called fondly is home to the most fascinating historic and architectural sights in the world. Home to castles, museums, and iconic landmarks, Paris is a juxtaposition of the old and new and is truly a cosmopolitan city. Paris is the place to linger, dream, and fall in love with France, you’ll have the freedom to stroll, sip, and see the reasons why this exquisite haven for dreamers, artists, and lovers is called the most romantic city in the world and a city to definitely include in your Europe vacation.
- Eiffel Tower – Visit this majestic site of engineering marvel which towers the city
- Louvre Museum – One of the world’s largest museums which houses the enigmatic Mona Lisa.
- Champs Elysees – Known as ‘the World’s most beautiful avenue’, this historic thoroughfare runs from Place de la Concorde to the majestic Arc de Triomphe.
- Notre Dame Cathedral – This is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals in Europe and is renowned for its grandeur, antiquity, and architectural genius.
Amsterdam is what travelers dream of in their quintessential Europe vacation. Delight in the Dutch treats along the cobblestone lanes that line the iconic canals. Go where history, romance, and flowers bloom! See the magnificent sights of the Netherlands’ capital city and lose your heart in this beautiful city.
- Canal Cruise – Take the best views of houses built during Holland’s Golden Age
- See the windmills and tulip fields of Zaanse Schans, Marken and Volendam
- Discover Amsterdam’s WWII history and follow in the footsteps of Anne Frank on this walking tour of the Jewish Quarter.
- Museums – Explore this city’s passion for art through the very best museums in Amsterdam, from the Stedelijk to the Rijksmuseumsuch, and witness masterpieces from Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rembrandt, and more.
Madrid is a vibrant city filled with thousands of years of history, fascinating museums, beautiful parks, magnificent churches, amazing shopping, exciting nightlife, and sumptuous international cuisine. It is a great place to start your Spain holiday package. Madrid has an efficient public transportation system with subways — known as the Metro—and buses, making it easy to travel.
- Puerto Del Sol
- Plaza de Espana
- Cibeles Fountain
- Paseo de Castellana
- Prado Museum
- REAL Madrid Stadium
Barcelona welcomes visitors with its rich history, bustling streets, and a lively atmosphere filled with its many restaurants. With attractions such as Sagrada Familia, the 1992 Olympic venue, Ramblas Boulevard, and the Camp Nou stadium, Barcelona is a great place to experience Spain and makes an excellent start city or end city on your next Spain tour package.
- Sagrada Familia Basilica
- Gaudi’s Casa Batlo
- Park Guell
- La Ramblas – Elegant tree-lined shopping avenue with street artists, musicians, and old-style shops
- Gothic Quarter
- Olympic Stadium and Montjuic
The vibrant and “Eternal City” of Rome has it all—ancient ruins, cultural highlights, architectural marvels, magnificent churches, beautiful statues, mouth-watering cuisine, and stylish boutiques.
- The Colosseum
- Roman Forum
- Sistine Chapel
- St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
- Trevi Fountain
Formed in the 9th century, Venice is a city with a rich history, built on 121 small islands connected by 435 bridges. Enjoy people-watching in St. Mark’s Square, discover hidden treasures and restaurants in the maze of back alleys, and take a gondola ride.
- St. Mark’s Square & Basilica
- Doges’ Palace & Bridge of Sighs
- Rialto Bridge
- Accademia Bridge
Prague, Czech Republic’s capital city, is an architectural jewel. The city is vibrant, filled with fascinating museums, art galleries, beautiful parks, magnificent churches, amazing shopping, exciting nightlife, and sumptuous cuisine. It has an efficient public transportation system with subways — the Metro, trams, and buses, making it easy to travel.
- Prague Castle
- Astronomical Clock
- The Lennon Wall
- Wenceslas Square
- Vysehrad Castle
- The Dancing House
- Old New Synagogue
- Petrin Hill
- The National Museum
Budapest, the capital city of Hungary has a unique, youthful atmosphere with a world-class classical music scene and an exceptional offer of natural thermal baths. It is one of Europe’s most delightful and enjoyable cities. With its scenic setting and architecture, the city has earned its nickname of “Paris of the East”.
- Buda Castle
- Mathias Church
- Chain Bridge
- Margharet Island
- Heroes’ Square
- Szechenyi Bath
- Fisherman Bastion
- St. Stephen’s Basilica
Greece’s major city and the country’s capital, Athens is the site of Greek mythology, the first Olympians, and epic literature. Full of legendary tales and dotted with historic landmarks, this city is a traveler’s delight and is an open-air museum with the most interesting archeological sites. It offers the perfect Mediterranean climate, making it a year-round destination to visit.
- Acropolis Museum
- Tower of the Winds
- Temple of the Olympian Zeus
- Arch of Hadrian
Frequently Asked Questions for travel to Europe
What to pack for my Europe Trip?
The obvious answer is to pack comfortable clothes and shoes. The climate in Europe varies, so remember to bring clothes that can be layered for additional warmth or taken off in warmer weather.
How many days should I plan my Europe holiday for?
Ideally, any time between 7 days to 14 days is a good duration for a Europe tour and to explore your favorite cities. If you have time at hand and want to include most European countries, a 20-day Europe vacation would be ideal.
In Europe, will I have a problem if I don’t speak the language?
In almost every major European city you will find people who speak English. They are generally very friendly and interested in helping you get around and find what you need. However, learning a few words and phrases and attempting to speak the native language will get you much further with the locals. Italy, Spain, and Switzerland tend to be more English-language friendly, while you might have more of a communications challenge when visiting France and Germany. English-speaking countries such as Britain, Ireland, and Scotland are quite comfortable. Alternatively, if you’re concerned about a language barrier, you can and should consider a tour or independent travel package that offers English-speaking support “at the destination.”
What are the most important tips to travel to Europe?
- Be open-minded about the culture of the country you are visiting.
- Travel in a like-minded group with a professional tour company. This will take away any nasty surprises that may come your way.
- Carry cash in small changes as many small shops and restaurants may not accept cards. The bigger cities and places will accept credit cards.
- Ensure your hotel is located in a good location that is adjacent to the local transportation hubs. You will save a ton of money when you avoid the crowded city centers.
- Make sure that your belongings are safe at all times. Don’t ever leave anything out of your sight.
- Be careful while walking around the streets or taking public transport. Keep your valuables like monies, passports, and credit and debit cards in a safe pouch, preferably strapped around yourself.
- Experience the city on free walking tours to explore the best of the region you are traveling in on your Europe tour packages.
Do I need travel insurance on my Europe tour?
Travel Insurance is absolutely mandatory when traveling on a European vacation. The medical expenses in Europe can be extremely high for citizens from other countries. There are various options available within your own country which you can take very easily. However, the vacation expenses are not generally covered. Cosmos does provide Trip Protection which covers any penalty of the tour cost that arises on account of cancellation due to a covered reason.