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Cosmos Arrow 2018: Europe Vacations Arrow 2018: Europe's Highlights (4810)
2018: Europe's Highlights (4810)
14 days from Amsterdam to Paris
From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you'll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland.

In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter's Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome's Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice's St. Mark's Square; a visit to Assisi's Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II's fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.

It is not just the cities you'll see on this European tour; you'll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France's famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains.

Europe's highlights-including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery-are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

HOTELS
AMSTERDAM AREA Best Western Plus Amedia Airport (ST) or NH Airport (F) at Schiphol
MANNHEIM Achat Premium Neustadt Weinstrasse (F)
INNSBRUCK AREA Rumerhof (ST) or Ramada Tivoli (ST)
VENICE AREA Antony Palace (F) at Marcon or Holiday Inn (ST) at Marghera
ROME Villa Maria Regina (F)
MONTECATINI Settentrionale Esplanade (F)
LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at Mezzegra
LUCERNE AREA Ibis (ST) at Kriens or Ibis Styles (ST)
LAUSANNE AREA Novotel Bussigny (F)
PARIS Timhotel Campanile Pantin (ST) or Forest Hill La Villette (ST)
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Tour OperatorCosmos
OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1AmsterdamCheck into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to you to explore this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2AmsterdamEnjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights, as well as a CANAL CRUISE to see the town from water level. Then, watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTER. Time in the afternoon to explore on your own or join an optional excursion. (B)
Day 3MannheimTraveling through Germany, choose an included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. Spend the night in the Mannheim area. (B,D)
Day 4InnsbruckDrive through Baden-Wuttenberg to the foot of the Alps to visit King Ludwig's magnificent NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, Germany's fairytale castle. Carry on into the verdant Austrian Tyrol. (B,D)
Day 5VeniceCross the border into Italy to the unique floating city of Venice. This afternoon's orientation includes a BOAT RIDE to St. Mark's Square, followed by a visit to a traditional GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP. Don't miss out on the romantic optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)
Day 6RomeAn interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po Delta, then 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 7RomeThe '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; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)
Day 8MontecatiniAn easy drive on the Highway of the Sun to Florence. This Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis will help you enthralled for a whole day. Visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city's timeless beauty, but don't miss out on the included walking tour with a Local Guide that features most of the city highlights. You will see Piazza Santa Croce; beautiful Piazza Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio; Loggia dei Lanzi; and, to top it all, Piazza del Duomo and its cathedral with the Giotto Campanile, and the magnificently carved East Door of the Baptistry, known as the 'Gate of Paradise.' Overnight in the spa town of Montecatini. (B,D)
Day 9Lake ComoVisit the SQUARE OF MIRACLES in Pisa and admire the curious Leaning Tower. Journey northwards through the Tuscan hills and across Apennines to Milan to see the majestic gothic Duomo. Continue to the shores of romantic Lake Como. (B,D)
Day 10LucerneLeave beautiful Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland for a stop in Lugano in Italian-speaking Ticino. Continue north, and once through Gotthard Tunnel, see more magnificent alpine scenery as you descend to the shores of Lake Lucerne. (B)
Day 11LausanneSpend some time in beautiful Lucerne. Later, stop in idyllic Interlaken and follow the shoreline of Lake Thun. A few more miles to Lausanne, overlooking Lake Geneva. (B)
Day 12ParisEnjoy vistas of famous vineyards on the way to Beaune. Visit the medieval Burgundian town, known all over the world for its wine production. Take the autoroute to Paris. Tonight, maybe an exciting optional cabaret show? (B)
Day 13ParisGet to know the city with a local expert and see many of the best-known Parisian sites, such as the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees. An optional excursion is available to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, King Louis XIV's residence. (B)
Day 14ParisYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
March 12, 2018Land Only Price$1,949.00 (USD)Quote
March 26, 2018Land Only Price$2,009.00 (USD)Quote
April 09, 2018Land Only Price$2,119.00 (USD)Quote
April 23, 2018Land Only Price$2,119.00 (USD)Quote
May 07, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
May 21, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
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June 04, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
June 11, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
June 18, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
June 25, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
July 09, 2018Land Only Price$2,119.00 (USD)Quote
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August 06, 2018Land Only Price$2,119.00 (USD)Quote
August 20, 2018Land Only Price$2,119.00 (USD)Quote
September 03, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
September 17, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
September 24, 2018Land Only Price$2,159.00 (USD)Quote
October 01, 2018Land Only Price$2,089.00 (USD)Quote
October 08, 2018Land Only Price$2,089.00 (USD)Quote
October 15, 2018Land Only Price$2,089.00 (USD)Quote
October 22, 2018Land Only Price$2,059.00 (USD)Quote
December 20, 2018Land Only Price$2,089.00 (USD)Quote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$676

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room $106; in twin / in triple $65

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $120-$146; in twin $63-$79; triples on request

2019 departure are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2018.

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    2018: Europe's Highlights (4810)
    From $1,949.00 (USD)

    From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own.