European Jewels

About Europe

See some of Europe’s most precious gems on this magnificent mosaic of European culture. Begin in London with two overnights and free time to discover the UK’s capital. Cross the English Channel by ferry and board your motorcoach to Amsterdam, where guided sightseeing and a canal cruise await. In Germany, travel along the castle-dotted Rhine River and join the Romantic Road as it passes by medieval towns with fairytale-looking, half-timbered houses. Overnight in Munich and continue south through the majestic Dolomites on your way to Venice. A boat ride along one of the main canals takes you to St. Mark’s Square, with time to admire the famous Venetian landmarks. On to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” for a guided walking tour that features Palazzo Vecchio, sculpture-filled Signoria Square, the Duomo, and more. Heading north, cross the Lombardy plain into Switzerland’s Canton Ticino for a stop in lovely subtropical Lugano before climbing toward St. Gotthard Tunnel and then descending to Lake Lucerne. Your vacation ends in Paris, the inimitable “City of Light.”

City Highlights

Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing:Visits to Rothenburg, Innsbruck, Venice, Montecatini, Lugano, Lucerne


LONDON Novotel London West (F)AMSTERDAM AREA NH Airport (F) at Schiphol or Crowne Plaza (F) at HofdoorpRHINELAND Dorint Köln (F) at Junkersdorf or Zum Anker (ST) at Andernach or Ramada (F) at BruehlMUNICH Tryp (F) or Rivoli (ST)VENICE AREA Mercure (ST) at Marghera or Poppi (F) at Mira or Antony Palace (F) at MarconMONTECATINI Bellavista Palace (F)LAKE LUCERNE Luzernerhof (F)PARIS Kyriad Prestige Boulogne (F) or Holiday Inn Express La Villette (ST)


Buffet breakfasts (B); 4 dinners (D)


NOTES:April 16 Departure – Easter weekDecember 10 Departure – Christmas MarketsDecember 18 Departure – Christmas lunch in Florence


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; canal transfer boat in Venice


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