Cosmopolitan Europe with Extended Stay in London
About London, United Kingdom
This comprehensive vacation begins in London, then crosses the English Channel by ferry and arrives in Brussels by motorcoach. Continue to Germany for a leisurely Rhine River cruise. Through Bavaria, visit Nuremberg on the way to the Czech capital of Prague. Travel into enchanting Bohemia and Moravia before reaching Vienna with its State Opera, Hofburg Palace, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Cross Austria and the Styrian Alps to Venice, where a canal boat ride takes you to St. Mark’s Square. Here you’ll also encounter the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and the Basilica. Travel south to the “Eternal City” of Rome and to Renaissance Florence for highlights like Santa Croce, Signoria Square, and the beautiful Duomo. Stop in subtropical Lugano and spend two nights in scenic Lake Lucerne. Your final two nights are in Paris, the “City of Light,” with guided sightseeing and free time to make your own discoveries. A Channel ferry returns you to London for an overnight and free time to explore on your own!
Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing:Rhine cruise; visits to Nuremberg, Velden, Venice, Assisi, Lugano, Lucerne
LONDON Novotel London West (F)BRUSSELS Park Inn (ST)WÜRZBURG Novotel (F)PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F) or Barcelo (F)VIENNA Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST)VENICE AREA Poppi (F) at Mira or Holiday Inn (F) at MargheraROME Buenos Aires (ST) or Villa Maria Regina (F)FLORENCE Nilhotel (F) or Italiana Hotels Florence (F)LUCERNE Luzernerhof (F)PARIS Novotel La Defense (F) or Holiday Inn Express La Villette (ST)
Buffet breakfasts (B); 4 dinners (D), including a dinner at a local restaurant in Vienna
NOTES:April 10 Departure – Easter in RomeDecember 15 Departure – Christmas lunch in Rome
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