Six Countries, Venice & Paris with Extended Stay in London
About Paris, Italy
If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have a lot of time, this is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Sample France’s celebrated cuisine and fine wines. See London’s famous museums, shop at its famous stores on Bond Street and Knightsbridge, or stroll through lovely Hyde Park. A highlight of your trip is Germany’s Romantic Road—a trade route during the Middle Ages. Step back in time as you encounter its charming walled cities, cobblestone streets, and scenic countryside. A stop in Rothenburg really introduces you to the character and appeal of the Romantic Road. Once you cross into Austria, head south into Italy to visit the unique floating city of Venice as well as Romeo and Juliet’s Verona. Another highlight is your stay in Lucerne, situated on the shores of Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snowcapped Swiss Alps. Marvel at its famous Chapel Bridge, the oldest preserved wooden bridge in Europe, and don’t miss the 14th-century Water Tower, which has served as a treasury, a jail, and a torture chamber. Your vacation concludes with an overnight in Paris and a Channel ferry back to London.
Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Brussels orientation drive; Rhine cruise; visits to Rothenburg, Venice, Verona, Lucerne
LONDON Novotel London West (F)BRUSSELS Park Inn (ST) or Ramada la Woluwe (F)FRANKFURT AREA Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf or Holiday Inn (F) at Frankfurt,INNSBRUCK Alpinpark (F) or Bon Alpina (ST) at IglsVENICE AREA Holiday Inn (F) at Marghera or Poppi (F) at Mira or Antony Palace (F) at MarconLUCERNE Luzernerhof (F) or Ibis Styles (ST)DIJON Kyriad Gare (ST)PARIS Timhotel Berthier (ST) or Holiday Inn Express La Villette (ST) or Kyriad Bercy (ST)
Buffet breakfasts (B); 4 dinners (D), including a special dinner at a local restaurant in Dijon
NOTE:April 16 Departure – Easter Week
Transportation:Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in London and Paris if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Cross-Channel ferry; Rhine cruise; canal transfer boat in Venice