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If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have much time, this European tour is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France and see London, Brussels, Innsbruck, Venice, Lucerne, Dijon, and Paris. After spending some time in London, you will travel to Brussels on the Eurostar train, the easiest way to connect the two European cities. Visit medieval Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its fascinating character. Relax and take in the wonderful views of castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns on the included scenic cruise along the Rhine River. Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, allowing you to admire some of the palazzos and maze of streets. While in Venice, take the opportunity to watch glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries. Some other must-sees on this iconic Europe tour are romantic Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet; your stay in the Lucerne area, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snow-capped Swiss Alps. Last, but not least, visit Paris, capital of France and one of the most celebrated cities on the old Continent. Here, your tour guide will show you some of the most famous sights in Paris—including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower—on the city sightseeing tour. Travel back to London on the high-speed Eurostar train and spend one additional night in London. This will allow you to maybe go out and catch up on anything you missed out at the beginning of your vacation. In a short time, this affordable European tour offers it all—historic sights, big cities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty.
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*Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1, 2022 and November 11, 2023 for travel in 2023. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2023 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0992 PRMW0992
LONDON Visit BRUSSELS Orientation drive RHINE CRUISEROTHENBURG Visit VENICE Canal boat ride, walking orientation, glassblowing workshop VERONA Visit LUCERNE Visit Old Town PARIS Guided sightseeingGuides:
Host service in LondonNotes:
Departure December 31 New Year’s in London
World Heritage Sites are designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. The sites are judged to contain cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Eurostar train London-Brussels and Paris-London; Rhine Cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Check into your hotel. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
LONDON A full day to revel in our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the River Thames.
LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Transfer to the railway station and board the Eurostar train to Brussels. Here, switch to your comfortable motorcoach for an orientation drive of the Belgian capital. Today’s Distance by train: 200 mi/ 320 km
BRUSSELS–RHINE CRUISE, GERMANY–FRANKFURT AREA Journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy an included scenic cruise. Then, on to the Frankfurt area.Today’s Distance: 277 mi/ 445 km
FRANKFURT AREA–ROTHENBURG–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA Today’s highlight is a stop in the Medieval town of Rothenburg on the Romantic Road, with its towered gates and battlements, squares, half-timbered houses, and richly decorated fountains. Continue to the Innsbruck area.Today’s Distance: 326 mi/ 525 km
INNSBRUCK AREA–BRENNER PASS–VENICE AREA, ITALY Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps while crossing the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where, on a boat ride along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco, you’ll admire the palazzi (palaces) and maze of streets. Time at leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique city. At a glassblowing workshop, experience this traditional Venetian art. Today’s Distance: 245 mi/ 395 km
VENICE AREA–VERONA–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND Stop in fascinating Verona for a stroll in the old city and a glimpse of the Roman Arena. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then on to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne. Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km
LUCERNE AREA–DIJON, FRANCE The focus of today’s visit is the Old Town of Lucerne. After that, time for an optional excursion to Mount Stanserhorn and then, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon. Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km
DIJON–PARIS Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris to discover many of the best-known Parisian sites on the included guided sightseeing tour. Today’s Distance: 221 mi/ 355 km
PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND Relax on your Eurostar journey back to London. Today’s Distance by train: 212 mi/ 342 km
LONDON Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 10 years
"I've lived in several countries, so it's my pleasure to introduce you to "My Europe." You'll become familiar with the diversity of breathtaking scenery, as well as the fascinating culture, history, architecture, and cuisine. It's my aim to provide you an enjoyable, informative, hassle-free, memorable, and satisfying travel experience."
Escorting tours for more than 10 years
"It would delight me to show you France - the most visited country in the world. This is a place of enormous variety in its history, natural beauty, and the magic of Paris! Add to this the fantastic food, wonderful wines, and musical language and you'll truly fall in love with the country and its people!"
Escorting tours for more than 5 years
"I grew up in former Czechoslovakia as a Hungarian, during the communist era in a multicultural enviroment. During those times to see the the rest of the world was just a childhood dream, now it is a reality. Before I settled down in Hungary, I lived in Vienna, Berlin and Sydney - just to mention few. Through those years, I gain lots of experience and learnt a lot about the world, and myself. I hope I will have the chance to share my passion about Europe and show you the best of it."
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"Always thirsty for new challenges, my path led me to the role of Tour Director. I love people, enjoy sharing the history and anecdotes of the different places visited on tour. Everyday is different, and this provides me with the motivation to hopefully meet everyone's dream. I do believe that travelling is like a book, if you do not travel you will always remain on the first page. All we need is to open our eyes to the world, and enjoy every moment we have, as life is a journey."