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Duration: 12 days | Departures Wednesdays | For travel through 18 December (2015) 02 January to 18 December (2016)
Location: Starts London | Netherlands, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France
Price: From $2,279* (2015) $2,645* (2016) pp twin share (Single travellers can pay the same with a “Guaranteed Share” ask us)

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  • cosmos-toursSee some of Europe’s most precious gems on this magnificent mosaic of European culture. Begin in London and cross the Channel by ferry and board your motorcoach to Amsterdam, where a guided sightseeing tour and 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 half-timbered houses. Overnight in Munich and continue south on to Venice.

    10 Day Escorted Coach Tour from London to London via Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France.

    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 Santa Croce, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo. Heading north, cross the Lombardy plain into Switzerland’s Canton Ticino for a stop in subtropical Lugano before climbing toward St. Gotthard Tunnel and descending to Lake Lucerne.

    Your holiday ends in Paris, the “City of Light,” where a Local Guide shows you the sights and you’ll enjoy free time to soak up the romantic beauty.

    • Day 1 -ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND

      Check into your hotel. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
    • Day 2 – LONDON

      A full day to savour our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)
    • Day 3- London – Amsterdam Area, Holland

      Leave London in the early morning and head through the lush English countryside to the Channel port, where you board your ferry for the Continent. Here you meet your Tour Director and join your luxury coach for the drive to the Amsterdam area. (B)
    • Day 4 – Amsterdam Area – Rhineland, Germany

      Today, enjoy sightseeing in Amsterdam with a Local Guide pointing out the city highlights.

      Later, a canal cruise to see the town from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond centre. In the afternoon, travel southwards to reach the Rhineland for an overnight. (B,D)

    • Day 5 – Rhineland – Romantic Road – Rothenburg – Munich

      Start the day with a scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or opt for a Rhine cruise. Admire the pretty villages, the castles perched high above the river, and the numerous terraced vineyards. Next, a drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages protected by medieval towergates and battlements, with squares of half-timbered houses and richly decorated fountains. A fine example of this architecture is the centre of Rothenburg, where you stop awhile. Overnight in Munich. (B, D)
    • Day 6 – Munich – Innsbruck, Austria – Venice Area Italy

      Travel from Munich to Austria for a stop in the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. In the afternoon, drive over Brenner Pass into the Dolomites to admire this unique natural world wonder before the descent into the Piave Valley to the Venice area. (B,D)
    • Day 7 – Venice – Montecatini

      The included orientation tour starts with a boat ride and is followed by a chance to watch Venetian glassblowers fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Then, southwards into the hilly Tuscan countryside to reach Montecatini for two overnights. (B)
    • Day 8 – Montecatini

      Florence, a Renaissance gem and city of the Medicis, will keep you enthralled all day. Traffic is banned in part of the historic center, so visitors can wander at leisure and admire the city’s timeless beauty in relative peace and quiet. 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 magnificent East Door of the Baptistry, known as the “Gate of Paradise”. Later, join the optional excursion to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (B,D)
    • Day 9 – Montecatini – Lucano, Switzerland – Lake Lucerne

      Across the Lombardy plains this morning to Canton Ticino’s subtropical resort of Lugano. Here you take a break to stroll along the lakeside promenade before your motorcoach climbs towards the St. Gotthard Tunnel. Emerge on the German speaking side of Switzerland, then descend into the gentle landscape around Lake Lucerne. (B)
    • Day 10 – Lake Lucerne – Paris, France

      This morning, visit the Lion Monument and the wooden bridge before joining an optional boat trip. Then, vistas of green pastures and attractive chalets with rustic timbering and luxuriant flowers. Enter France via the comfortable highway, past some of its most famous vineyards, to Paris. Arrive in time to enjoy an optional cabaret show. (B)
    • Day 11 – Paris

      Included sightseeing with a local expert of many of the best-known Parisian sights: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramid near the Louvre, the Invalides, and Champs Elysees. Optional excursions are also available to visit some of the highlights and, to celebrate the success of your tour, a French farewell dinner might be just the ticket. (B)
    • Day 12 – Paris

      Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.(B)
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  • Breakfast: 11
    Lunch: 0
    Dinner: 4

    • Individual Headsets 
    • Sightseeing: Visits to Rothenburg, Innsbruck, Cortina, Venice, Lugano, Lucerne.
    • Scenic Highlight: Rhineland, Romantic Road, Italian Dolomites.
    • Guides: Host service in London. Local Guides for city sightseeing in Amsterdam, Florence, Paris. Professional Tour Director while touring.
    • Transportation: Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class airconditioned motorcoach. Cross-Channel ferry; canal transfer boat in Venice.
    • Hotels: Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
    • Optionals: Choice of optional excursions available at reasonable prices to customise your own experience.

 

  • *TERMS & CONDITIONS

    Cosmos guarantees most Europe departures that are still in operation 35 days prior to the published departure date, UK departures 45 days prior, and USA & Canada departures 30 days prior. Throughout our European peak periods, from 1 May to 15 October, Cosmos guarantees most UK departures that are still in operation 60 days prior to departure. Throughout our American peak periods, from 15 May to 15 October, Cosmos guarantees most USA & Canada departures that are still in operation 60 days prior to departure.

    PLEASE NOTE: This guarantee does not apply in any situation where the safety of clients is at potential risk or in the case of global health warnings; or when the operation of a tour is not possible for reasons beyond our control (such as industrial action/strikes and operational restrictions); or in the case of multiple coach departures (i.e. “A” coach) or late cancellation of group parties; or a Force Majeure event.

    A Force Majeure event is an inevitable or unpredictable event including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane (or other natural disaster), act of war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, political unrest, blockage, embargo, labour dispute or strike.

    Flights are additional. Pricing is based on per person, share twin. Prices are correct at time of printing & may be subject to change without notice. Blackout dates & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel. Prices are based on cash or Eftpos payment only, are subject to currency fluctuations and may be amended or withdrawn at any time. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. We welcome ALL major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Fine Travel recommends Travel Insurance. Please always refer to your Fine Travel Consultant for further details on 0800 00 3463. (TC: 4600)