Wonders of Europe - 2021

Wonders of Europe - 2021

Visiting: LONDON., LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM., BRUSSELS–TRIER, GERMANY–STRASBOURG AREA, FRANCE., STRASBOURG AREA–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND., LUCERNE AREA–MILAN, ITALY. , MILAN–VENICE AREA., VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME. , ROME. , ROME–FLORENCE–MONTECATINI. , MONTECATINI–PISA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA. , FRENCH RIVIERA–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–LYON AREA., LYON AREA–BEAUNE–PARIS., PARIS., PARIS. , Venice


Duration: 0 Nights

Physical rating: On the go pace

Tour Operator: Cosmos


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Tour 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, 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.   Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.

Itinerary

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icon 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.

icon Day 2 LONDON.

Location: 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.

icon Day 3 LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.

Location: LONDON–BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.

Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Today’s Distance: 232 mi/ 373 km

icon Day 4 BRUSSELS–TRIER, GERMANY–STRASBOURG AREA, FRANCE.

Location: 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

icon Day 5 STRASBOURG AREA–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND.

Location: 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

icon Day 6 LUCERNE AREA–MILAN, ITALY.

Location: 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

icon Day 7 MILAN–VENICE AREA.

Location: 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

icon Day 8 VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME.

Location: 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

icon Day 9 ROME.

Location: 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.

icon Day 10 ROME–FLORENCE–MONTECATINI.

Location: 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

icon Day 11 MONTECATINI–PISA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA.

Location: 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.

icon Day 12 FRENCH RIVIERA–AIX-EN-PROVENCE–LYON AREA.

Location: 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

icon Day 13 LYON AREA–BEAUNE–PARIS.

Location: 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

icon Day 14 PARIS.

Location: 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.

icon Day 15 PARIS.

Location: PARIS.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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