The Best of Europe Cosmos

The Best of Europe

This 18-day European tour introduces guests to some of the most beautiful and iconic sights and visits England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. Take in Europe’s beautiful scenery, its diverse history and culture and incredible art. Explore cosmopolitan cities and stroll through its medieval towns and quaint villages. Everything that you have dreamed about can be enjoyed on the grand European vacation.

Enjoy sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Florence, Pisa and Paris. Ride the Eurostar train to Brussels and enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam and Venice. Take in the sights of London at your leisure and watch a diamond cutting presentation in Amsterdam. A scenic drive through the Alps takes you to Lucerne with its crystal clear alpine lake. In Italy, a visit to Verona brings Shakespeare to life in the medieval setting of Romeo and Juliet. Venice welcomes you with its maze of canals and bridges. Visit Assisi, Italy and its world-famous Basilica. In Rome explore St. Peter’s Square, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus. Pompeii is a city frozen in tome where you can see the ancient archeological site. In Sorrento, enjoy a full-day excursion to Mediterranean island of Capri. Florence is home to the renaissance and incredible art can be seen throughout the city. This tour winds up in France including the French Riviera, Grenoble and the eternal city of Paris.


18 Daysfr. $3,699

  • A full day to explore London on your own
  • Eurostar Train from London to Brussels
  • A scenic cruise in Amsterdam
  • A stop at a diamond center in Amsterdam
  • An orientation tour of Lucerne including a visit to the Lion Monument and the Wooden Chapel Bridge
  • An orientation tour of Venice including a boat ride to St. Mark's Square and a chance to visit a glass blowing workshop
  • A visit to the world-famous Basilica in Assisi
  • A sightseeing tour of Rome with a local guide that includes St. Peter's Square, the Basilica in the Vatican, the Colosseum and Circus Maximus
  • A visit to the Pompeii archaeological site
  • A full-day excursion to the island of Capri
  • A walking tour of Florence with a local guide
  • A stop in Pisa with a visit to th Square of Miracles and the Leaning Tower
  • A vist to a Provence perfume workshop in Eze
  • A tour of Paris with a local guide
  • Headsets throughout the tour.
  • Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation, except on Cosmos Lite vacations and unless otherwise noted above. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your Tour Director, Local Hosts®, Local Guides, driver, and ship’s crew are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary. Gratuities are not included on Cosmos Lite vacations and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners
  • Novotel London West Hotel in London, England (2 nights)
  • Best Western Plus Amedia Amsterdam Airport Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands (1 night)
  • Novum City Hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany (1 night)
  • Ibis Kriens Hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland (2 nights)
  • Il Burchiello Hotel in Venice,Italy (2 nights)
  • Grand Fleming Hotel in Rome, Italy (2 nights)
  • Central Park Hotel in Massalubrense-Na (Sorrento Area), Italy (2 nights)
  • Hotel Nil in Florence, Italy (1 night)
  • Ibis Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France (1night)
  • Mercure Alpotel in Grenoble, France (1 night)
  • Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Porte D'Orleans in Paris, France (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Cosmos reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND Location Information Description

London, United Kingdom

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.

Novotel London West Hotel

LONDON Location Information Description

London, United Kingdom

A full day to savor a variety of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, an optional Taste of London excursion with dinner is offered, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the Thames River.

Breakfast

Novotel London West Hotel

LONDON–BRUSSELS–AMSTERDAM AREA, HOLLAND Location Information Description

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Transfer to the railway station and board the Eurostar Train to Brussels with your Tour Director. Take a seat on your luxury motorcoach for the drive to the Amsterdam area.

Breakfast

Best Western Plus Amedia Amsterdam Airport Hotel

AMSTERDAM Location Information Description

Amsterdam, Netherlands

oday, enjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights, followed by a canal cruise to see the city from water level, then stop to watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center.

AMSTERDAM AREA–WIESBADEN, GERMANY Location Information Description

Wiesbaden, Germany

This afternoon, continue your journey to Wiesbaden.

Breakfast

Novum City Hotel

WIESBADEN–HEIDELBERG–LUCERNE AREA, SWITZERLAND Location Information Description

Lucerne, Switzerland

Drive through the picturesque Rhineland and enjoy splendid scenery as you skirt the Rhine river. Next, drive into Germany’s oldest university town, Heidelberg, nicely located at the confluence of the Neckar and Rhine Rivers, for a short visit. Continue to the Lucerne area.

Breakfast

Ibis Kriens Hotel

LUCERNE AREA Location Information Description

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne is nestled amid its snow-capped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your orientation includes the Lion Monument, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife; and the wooden Chapel Bridge. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a cable-car ride to the 10,000-foot summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch.

Breakfast

Ibis Kriens Hotel

LUCERNE AREA–VERONA, ITALY–VENICE AREA Location Information Description

Venice/Italy, Italy

More wonderful alpine scenery as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard Pass. Continue to the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino, then cross into Italy and drive across the Po Valley to Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Stroll around the picturesque market square (Piazza delle Erbe). Tonight, overnight in the Venice area.

Breakfast

Il Burchiello Hotel

VENICE AREA Location Information Description

Venice/Italy, Italy

Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real-life city, with its crisscrossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. Your included orientation starts with a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and is followed by free time to soak up the city’s unique atmosphere and a chance to visit a glass blowing workshop. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you.

Breakfast, Dinner

Il Burchiello Hotel

VENICE AREA–ASSISI–ROME Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

An interesting drive southward, crossing the rolling Apennines. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182, and visit the world-famous Basilica with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto. Then, head for Rome.

Breakfast

Grand Fleming Hotel

ROME Location Information Description

Rome/Italy, Italy

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.

Breakfast

Grand Fleming Hotel

ROME–POMPEII–SORRENTO AREA Location Information Description

Sorrento/Italy, Italy

Travel south all the way today, with the Vesuvius volcano in the distance. Visit Pompeii, where time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius eruption totally buried it. On your included visit to the archaeological site, see the luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. Just a few more miles to reach the lively Sorrento area.

Breakfast

Central Park Hotel

EXCURSION TO CAPRI Location Information Description

Capri, Italy

Cross the blue sea for a full-day excursion to the legendary island of Capri. Surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, Capri has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and cozy restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views.

Breakfast, Dinner

Central Park Hotel

SORRENTO AREA–FLORENCE Location Information Description

Florence/Italy, Italy

An early journey north to Florence. Vistas of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages form the backdrop of your journey through beautiful Tuscany. Arrive in Florence in the afternoon in time to enjoy its magnificent architectural and artistic treasures; the included walking tour with a Local Guide shows the highlights.

Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Nil

FLORENCE–PISA–ÈZE, FRANCE–FRENCH RIVIERA Location Information Description

Nice, France

Stop in Pisa, where you hop on a mini train to see the Square of Miracles and the famous Leaning Tower. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, drive northwest for glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit a typical Provence perfume workshop in Èze and later reach the shores of the charming Côte d’Azur.

Breakfast

Ibis Promenade Des Anglais Hotel

FRENCH RIVIERA–SAINT-ANDRÉ-LES-ALPES–ROUTE NAPOLEON–GRENOBLE Location Information Description

Grenoble, France

Taking the Route Napoleon, follow in the footsteps of the French leader as he escaped from exile in Elba. Stop for some crispy fresh air in Saint André Les Alpes before reaching Grenoble—an alpine sports mecca and site of the 1968 Winter Olympic Games.

Breakfast, Dinner

Mercure Alpotel

GRENOBLE–BEAUNE–PARIS Location Information Description

Paris, France

Enjoy the very heart of the Burgundy wine-growing region, making a stop in lovely Beaune, surrounded by some of the world’s finest vineyards. Continue northward to the exciting city of Paris, capital of France.

Breakfast

Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Porte D'Orleans

PARIS Location Information Description

Paris, France

Paris is a world-class city with more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see the main sights during the included city tour with a Local Guide. In the afternoon, a chance to feel like a French aristocrat as you join the optional walking tour through the immense Palace of Versailles. This evening, why not join an optional dinner?

Breakfast

Hotel Ibis Styles Paris Porte D'Orleans

PARIS Location Information Description

Paris, France

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Apr 26, 2024 – Wait-list
$3,919.00
Fri, May 03, 2024 – Wait-list
$3,829.00
Fri, May 10, 2024 – Wait-list
$4,149.00
Fri, May 24, 2024
$3,999.00
Fri, Jun 07, 2024
$4,029.00
Fri, Jun 21, 2024
$4,129.00
Fri, Jun 28, 2024
$3,994.00
Fri, Jul 05, 2024
$4,029.00
Fri, Aug 02, 2024
$3,949.00
Fri, Aug 30, 2024
$4,099.00
Fri, Sep 13, 2024
$4,099.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2024
$3,999.00
Fri, Sep 27, 2024
$3,999.00
Fri, Oct 04, 2024
$3,899.00
Fri, Oct 11, 2024
$3,699.00
Fri, Mar 28, 2025
$3,959.00
Fri, Apr 11, 2025
$4,179.00
Fri, Apr 25, 2025
$4,319.00
Fri, May 02, 2025
$4,439.00
Fri, May 09, 2025
$4,569.00
Fri, May 16, 2025
$4,479.00
Fri, May 23, 2025
$4,399.00
Fri, May 30, 2025
$4,439.00
Fri, Jun 06, 2025
$4,439.00
Fri, Jun 13, 2025
$4,479.00
Fri, Jun 20, 2025
$4,549.00
Fri, Jun 27, 2025
$4,479.00
Fri, Jul 04, 2025
$4,439.00
Fri, Jul 18, 2025
$4,439.00
Fri, Aug 01, 2025
$4,349.00
Fri, Aug 15, 2025
$4,449.00
Fri, Aug 29, 2025
$4,509.00
Fri, Sep 12, 2025
$4,509.00
Fri, Sep 19, 2025
$4,399.00
Fri, Sep 26, 2025
$4,399.00
Fri, Oct 03, 2025
$4,289.00
Fri, Oct 10, 2025
$4,069.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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