32 Day All About Europe (London Extension)

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Overview
Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Panorama
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 32 Days
From: London to London
Tour Code: 5295
Visits: England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium
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Arrive In London, England
Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.
2
London
Enjoy free time for independent activities. Take a panoramic tour of London's famous landmarks, consider Madame Tussauds, or ride on the London Eye. Your local host will be on hand to assist. (B)
3
London - Paris, France
Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to scintillating Paris. Here, you'll be met by your Tour Director and transferred to your hotel. (B)
4
Paris
A local expert will point out many of the best-known Parisian sites: La Sorbonne, Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower, the modern glass Louvre Pyramid, the Invalides, and the Champs Elysees, and will give you insight on the beautiful French capital. (B)
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Paris - Chateaux Country - Tours - Bordeaux
Travel south to Blois and along the Loire Valley, stopping in Tours to see the well-preserved historic centre with Place Plumereau. Continue to Poitiers, beautifully situated on a rocky plateau. South again to Saintes, then the Grande Champagne wine-growing area. Spend the night in Bordeaux on the banks of the Garonne. (B/D)
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Bordeaux - Carcassonne - Barcelona, Spain
From the vineyards of the Gironde and the Garonne, travel eastwards to Carcassonne in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Spend some time to admire what is perhaps the best-preserved medieval fortified town in Europe. Later, cross the Spanish border and travel through Catalonia. You'll soon be in Barcelona. (B/D)
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Barcelona
The guided city tour includes a drive around Montjuic to see the Olympic Stadium and a panoramic view of the port and city. The drive continues to the city centre to Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi's architectural masterpieces in the Houses Batllo and Mila and the Sagrada Familia (entrance fees not included). (B)
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Barcelona - Arles, France - French Riviera
Recross the French border and head into the vineyard-covered region of the Herault for a stop in Arles. This is where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1888- 1889, and produced more than 300 paintings and drawings. Continue skirting the stunning shoreline of the Mediterranean to arrive in the heart of the world-famous French Riviera. (B)
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French Riviera
A full day at leisure allows you to take advantage of everything the splendid Cote d'Azur has to offer. You might like to explore the Old Town, climb up Castle Hill for incredible panoramic views of Nice and the breathtaking azure sea, or spend some time in the Marc Chagall National Museum. Tonight, consider joining our optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion to the nearby Principality of Monaco. (B)
10
French Riviera - Venice Area, Italy
Enjoy a scenic drive along the French and Italian Flower Rivieras. Then, cross the fertile Po River plains to the shores of the Adriatic to reach the Venice area. (B/D)
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Venice Area
Your day begins with a fascinating included orientation featuring a BOAT RIDE that transports you to monumental St. Mark's Square. Time at leisure here enables you to explore and absorb the unique atmosphere of this unforgettable city built on water. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER at work. How about a romantic optional gondola trip? (B)
12
Venice Area - Florence
Today, cross the verdant Apennine hills into Italy's most popular region-Tuscany! Arrive in Florence, one of Europe's wealthiest cities during the Middle Ages and the renowned "Cradle of the Renaissance." An included walking tour with a Local Guide features: Piazza Santa Croce with its impressive basilica, Piazza della Signoria and its many statues, Palazzo Vecchio, the stately archways of the Loggia dei Lanzi, and Piazza del Duomo with its cathedral and showpiece bell tower by Giotto. Also see the magnificent East Door of the Baptistry-the famed "Gate of Paradise." (B/D)
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Florence - Pisa - Rome
On the way to Rome, stop in Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower, part of the Square of Miracles and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. (B)
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Rome
Rome, 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 amphitheatre ever built; the Roman Forum; Piazza Venezia, and Campidoglio. An optional visit is available to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. (B)
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Rome - Ancona (Embarkation) - Overnight Ferry Crossing To Patras, Greece
A day of scenic beauty awaits as you travel through the rugged Apennines past quaint, Old World villages on your way to Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. This afternoon, embark an overnight FERRY for your sea crossing to Greece. (B)
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Patras (Disembarkation) - Olympia
Awaken surrounded by fresh sea air this morning as you cross the Mediterranean. This afternoon, disembark in Patras and make your way south for a visit to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, first held in 776 BC. An optional guided visit to the archaeological site unveils the sacred precinct of Zeus, whose temple once housed a statue of the god that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (B/D)
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Olympia - Tripoli - Athens
This morning, travel through the mountains of Arcadia into the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula. Stop in Tripoli, one of the main targets of Greek insurgents during the Greek War of Independence, then cross the mighty Corinth Canal. Continue to Athens, capital of Greece and one of the world's oldest cities. This evening, bask in the lively atmosphere of the old Plaka district with its welcoming tavernas and festive bouzouki music, or you could choose to join an optional Greek dinner. (B)
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Athens
Cradle of Western civilisation and birthplace of democracy, Athens offers so much to see and experience. Included city sightseeing this morning features the highlights and a visit to the ACROPOLIS with the Parthenon. Later, explore the shops and museums or spend the afternoon swimming on the coast. (B/D)
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Athens - Delphi - Thermopylae - Thessalonika
On the way to Delphi, your Tour Director will tell you all about the area's fascinating history rooted in Greek mythology. Arrive in the dramatic setting on the slopes of Mount Parnassus and enjoy a guided tour of Delphi's ancient sanctuary, dedicated to the god Apollo. Hear about the mystical Oracle and tour the EXCAVATION SITE, then visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM to admire the Charioteer, an extraordinary bronze statue dating back to the 5th century BC. Next is Thermopylae, the cavernous entrance to Hades in Greek mythology and site of the famous battle between the Spartans and Xerxes' overwhelming Persian forces in 480 BC. See the LEONIDAS MONUMENT, which commemorates the Spartan king. Travel along the coast to Thessalonika for an overnight. (B/D)
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Thessalonika - Sofia, Bulgaria
Cross the Bulgarian border and head north through the Struma River Valley, Spartacus' mountainous homeland. In Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, join your Local Guide for sightseeing that includes the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Theatre, and St. Sophia Church. (B/D)
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Sofia - Nis, Serbia - Belgrade
On to Serbia. In Nis, one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and an important centre for the electronics, textiles, and tobacco industries, visit the well-preserved 18th-century Ottoman FORTRESS. Continue to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. (B)
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Belgrade - Szeged, Hungary - Budapest
Enter the autonomous Serbian province of Vojvodina and cross into Hungary. Stop at the border town of Szeged, with fabled ties to Attila the Hun and the ancient home of paprika. Later, arrive in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. (B)
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Budapest
Included sightseeing with a Local Guide today features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube River. See Heroes' Square with its iconic monument and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as the Royal Castle, the awe-inspiring Hungarian Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen's Bastion, and Matthias Coronation Church. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
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Budapest - Gyor - Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria
Head toward the Austrian border today and along the way, stop in colourful Gyor with its narrow lanes, characteristic corner balconies, and baroque town centre. Stop in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, where medieval towers, fortifications, St. Michael's Gate, and gothic St. Martin's Church await your discovery. Cross into Austria and arrive in its dazzling capital-Vienna. (B)
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Vienna
Once the seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire and home to Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Hadyn, and Mozart, Vienna blends ornate baroque architecture with an irresistible musical heritage. There?s much to enthrall you today on the included guided sightseeing tour. Admire the fabulous State Opera House and Parliament, and stroll through Heroes? Square for views of splendid Hofburg Palace. In your free time later, be sure to pop into one of the traditional coffee houses for a slice of heavenly Sachertorte, or you can join one of our exciting optional excursions! (B)
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Vienna - Salzburg - Munich, Germany
Travel along the Danube to Mozart's splendid Salzburg. There's time here to stroll through the charming Getreidegasse, the town's elegant main shopping street. On to Germany through green Bavarian landscapes to arrive in Munich. (B)
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Munich - Bregenz, Austria - Lucerne, Switzerland
Your day begins with an orientation drive of Germany's "Secret Capital," Munich. See its beautiful main square, Marienplatz, and marvel at the world-famous Glockenspiel. Later, stop in Bregenz before skirting Lake Constance, then cross into Switzerland and head for Lucerne. (B)
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Lucerne
Sightseeing this morning introduces you to one of Switzerland's finest cities. See the impressive city walls; CHAPEL BRIDGE, Europe's oldest covered bridge, dating back to 1333; ornate patrician houses lining cobblestone streets; and the LION MONUMENT, a masterful stone sculpture honouring Louis XVI's heroic Swiss Guard. A selection of optional activities is available to round out your day. (B/D)
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Lucerne - Strasbourg, France - Trier, Germany
Cross into France today and spend some time at leisure in magical Strasbourg, seat of the gothic cathedral with its ancient murals, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock; taste the unique Franco- German cuisine; or explore the city's historic heart in the magical La Petite France district. Return to Germany and head to ancient Trier for an overnight. (B)
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Trier - Amsterdam Area, Holland
Through the industrial Ruhr and then into the canal criss-crossed countryside of Holland to Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the included CANAL CRUISE, experience the city from water level, then stop to watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a DIAMOND Centre. Discover the main sites with a Local Guide and spend some time at leisure (B/D)
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Amsterdam Area - Brussels - London, England
Drive to Brussels and board the EUROSTAR train to London. (B)
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London, England
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1
Arrive In London, England
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.
2
London
Enjoy free time for independent activities. Take a panoramic tour of London's famous landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, how about dinner followed by a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)
3
London - Paris, France
Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR TRAIN to scintillating Paris with your Tour Director. Transfer to your hotel. (B)
4
Paris
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Paris starting with an included guided tour to see the best known sites and monuments. (B)
5
Paris - Chateaux Country - Tours - Bordeaux.
Travel south to Blois and along the Loire Valley, stopping in Tours to see the well-preserved historic centre. Continue to Poitiers, beautifully situated on a rocky plateau. South again to the Grande Champagne wine-growing area. Spend the night in Bordeaux on the banks of the Garonne. (B/D)
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Bordeaux - Carcassonne - Barcelona, Spain
From the vineyards of the Gironde and the Garonne, travel eastward to Carcassonne in the foothills of the Pyrenées. Spend some time to admire what is perhaps the best-preserved medieval fortified town in Europe. Later, cross the Spanish border and travel through Catalonia to Barcelona. (B/D)
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Barcelona
Your guided city tour includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a panoramic view of the port and city. It continues to the city centre to Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi's architectural masterpieces (entrance fees not included). (B)
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Barcelona - Arles, France - French Riviera
Back in France, head into the vineyard-covered region of the Hérault for a stop in Arles. This is where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1888-1889, and produced more than 300 paintings and drawings. Continue skirting the stunning shoreline of the Mediterranean to arrive in the heart of the world-famous French Riviera. (B)
9
French Riviera
A full day at leisure allows you to take advantage of everything the splendid Côte d'Azur has to offer. You might like to explore the Old Town, climb up Castle Hill for panoramic views of Nice, or spend some time in the Marc Chagall National Museum. Tonight, consider joining our optional Monte Carlo by Night excursion to the nearby Principality of Monaco. (B)
10
French Riviera - Venice Area, Italy
Enjoy a scenic drive along the French and Italian Flower Rivieras. Then, cross the fertile Po River plains to the shores of the Adriatic to reach the Venice area. (B)
11
Venice Area
Your day begins with a BOAT RIDE to monumental St. Mark's Square. Time at leisure here enables you to explore and absorb the unique atmosphere of this unforgettable city built on water. Watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER at work. How about a romantic optional gondola trip? (B/D)
12
Venice Area - Florence
Today, cross the verdant Apennine hills into Italy's most popular region-Tuscany! Arrive in Florence, the renowned "Cradle of the Renaissance." An included walking tour with a Local Guide features all the most important sites, including Piazza della Signoria and the copy of the "David" by Michelangelo. (B/D)
13
Florence - Pisa - Rome
Today, hop on a mini train in Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower, part of the Square of Miracles and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. (B)
14
Rome
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 amphitheatre ever built, and Circus Maximus. (B)
15
Rome - Ancona (Embarkation) - Overnight Ferry Crossing To Patras, Greece
A day of scenic beauty awaits as you travel through the rugged Apennines past quaint, old-world villages on your way to Ancona on the Adriatic Sea. This afternoon, embark an overnight FERRY for your sea crossing to Greece. (B)
16
Patras (Disembarkation) - Olympia
Awaken surrounded by fresh sea air this morning as you cross the Mediterranean. This afternoon, disembark in Patras and make your way south for a visit to Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, first held in 776 BC. An optional guided visit to the archaeological site unveils the sacred precinct of Zeus, whose temple once housed a statue that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (B/D)
17
Olympia - Tripoli - Athens
This morning, travel through the mountains of Arcadia into the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula. Cross the mighty Corinth Canal, then to Athens, capital of Greece and one of the world's oldest cities. This evening, bask in the lively atmosphere of the old Plaka district with its welcoming tavernas and festive bouzouki music, or you could choose to join an optional Greek dinner. (B)
18
Athens
The cradle of Western civilisation and birthplace of democracy, Athens offers so much to see and experience. Included city sightseeing this morning features the highlights and a visit to the ACROPOLIS and the Parthenon. Later, explore the shops and museums or spend the afternoon swimming off the coast. (B/D)
19
Athens - Delphi - Thermopylae - Thessalonika
On the way to Delphi, your Tour Director will tell you all about the area's fascinating history rooted in Greek mythology. Enjoy a guided tour of Delphi's ancient sanctuary, dedicated to the god Apollo. Hear about the mystical Oracle and tour the EXCAVATION SITE, then visit the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Next is Thermopylae, the cavernous entrance to Hades in Greek mythology and site of the famous battle between the Spartans and Xerxes' overwhelming Persian forces in 480 BC. See the LEONIDAS MONUMENT, which commemorates the Spartan king. Travel along the coast to Thessalonika for an overnight. (B/D)
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Thessalonika - Sofia, Bulgaria
Cross the Bulgarian border and head north through the Struma River Valley, Spartacus' mountainous homeland. In Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, join your Local Guide for a city tour that includes the Parliament building, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the National Theatre, and St. Sophia Church. (B/D)
21
Sofia - Nis, Serbia - Belgrade
On to Serbia. In Niš, visit the well-preserved 18th-century Ottoman FORTRESS. Continue to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. (B)
22
Belgrade - Szeged, Hungary - Budapest
Enter the autonomous Serbian province of Vojvodina and cross into Hungary. Stop at the border town of Szeged, with fabled ties to Attila the Hun and the ancient home of paprika. Later, arrive in Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. (B)
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Budapest
Included sightseeing with a Local Guide today features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube River. See Heroes' Square with its iconic monument and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Also see the Royal Castle, the awe-inspiring Hungarian Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen's Bastion, and Matthias Coronation Church. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
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Budapest - Gyor - Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna, Austria.
Head toward the Austrian border today and, along the way, stop in colourful Györ with its narrow lanes, characteristic corner balconies, and baroque town centre. Continue to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, where medieval towers, fortifications, St. Michael's Gate, and gothic St. Martin's Church await your discovery. Cross into Austria and arrive in its dazzling capital-Vienna. (B)
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Vienna
Once the seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire and home to Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Hadyn, and Mozart, Vienna blends ornate baroque architecture with an irresistible musical heritage. There's much to enthrall you today on the included guided sightseeing tour. Admire the fabulous State Opera House and Parliament, and stroll through Heroes' Square for views of splendid Hofburg Palace. In your free time, be sure to pop into one of the traditional coffee houses for a slice of heavenly Sachertorte, or you can join one of our exciting optional excursions! (B)
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Vienna - Salzburg - Munich, Germany
Travel along the Danube to Mozart's splendid hometown, Salzburg. There's time here to discover the charming Getreidegasse, the town's elegant main shopping street. On to Germany through green Bavarian landscapes to arrive in Munich. (B)
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Munich - Bregenz, Austria - Lucerne, Switzerland
Your day begins with an orientation drive. See its beautiful main square, Marienplatz, and marvel at the world-famous Glockenspiel. Later, stop in Bregenz before skirting Lake Constance, then cross into Switzerland to head for Lucerne. (B)
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Lucerne
This morning's visit introduces you to one of Switzerland's finest cities. See the impressive city walls; CHAPEL BRIDGE, Europe's oldest covered bridge; and the LION MONUMENT, a masterful stone sculpture honouring Louis XVI's heroic Swiss Guard. A selection of optional activities is available to round out your day. (B/D)
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Lucerne - Strasbourg, France - Trier, Germany
Cross into France today and spend some time at leisure in magical Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament. See the monumental gothic cathedral; taste the unique Franco-German cuisine; or explore the city's historic heart in the magical La Petite France district. Return to Germany and head to ancient Trier for an overnight. (B)
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Trier - Amsterdam Area, Holland
Through the industrial Ruhr region and then into the canal-crossed countryside of Holland to Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On an included CANAL CRUISE, experience the city from water level, then stop to watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTRE. Discover the main sites with a Local Guide and spend some time at leisure (B/D)
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Amsterdam Area - Brussels - London, England
Drive to Brussels and board the EUROSTAR train to London. (B)
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London, England
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Cosmos Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Visits to Tours, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Arles, Nice, Venice canal boat ride, Pisa, Olympia, Tripoli, Leonidas Monument in Thermopylae, Nis fortress, Szeged, Gyor, Bratislava, Salzburg, Munich, Bregenz, Lucerne Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument, Strasbourg
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Chateaux Country, Bordeaux Wine Country, French and Italian Flower Rivieras, Peloponnese, Swiss Alps.
  • GUIDES: Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Paris, Barcelona, Florence, Rome, Athens, Delphi archaeological site, Sofia, Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Eurostar Brussels-London, private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; two-berth cabins with private shower and toilet on overnight ferry Italy-Greece; canal transfer boat in Venice, canal cruise in Amsterdam.
  • HOTELS: Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 11 dinners (D), including a dinner at a local restaurant in Budapest.
  • LONDON EXTENSION.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • London Novotel London West (F), Paris Forest Hill La Villette (ST), Bordeaux Kyriad Prestige Ouest Merignac (F) or Mercure Centre Meriadeck (ST), Barcelona Porta Fira (F) or Hesperia Sant Joan (ST), French Riviera Ibis Styles Vieux Port (ST) or Quality Mediterranee (ST) at Menton, Venice Area Antony Palace (F) at Marcon or Poppi (ST) at Mira, Florence Italiana Hotel Florence (ST), Rome Oly Hotel (F), Olympia Olympia Palace (F), Athens Coral (ST), Thessalonika Grand Hotel Palace (F), Sofia Ramada (F), Belgrade Best Western Hotel M (F), Budapest Aquincum (F), Vienna Leonardo (ST) or Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST), Munich NH Messe (F) or Achat Premium South (ST), Lucerne Rothaus (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST), Trier Vienna House Easy (ST), Amsterdam Area Corendon Village (ST) or Tulip Inn Airport (ST); London Extension Novotel London West (F)
Included Meals
  • 31 Breakfasts
  • 11 Dinners
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Trip Inclusions
  • LONDON: Visit.
  • LONDON-PARIS: by Eurostar train.
  • PARIS: Guided sightseeing.
  • TOURS, BORDEAUX & CARCASSONNE: Visit.
  • BARCELONA: Guided sightseeing.
  • ARLES & NICE: Visit.
  • VENICE: Canal boat ride.
  • FLORENCE: Guided walking tour.
  • PISA: See the Leaning Tower.
  • PISA: See the Leaning Tower.
  • ROME: Guided sightseeing.
  • ANCONA-PATRAS: Overnight Ferry.
  • OLYMPIA: Visit.
  • CORINTH CANAL:
  • ATHENS: Guided sightseeing, visit Acropolis.
  • DELPHI: Archaeological site guided visit.
  • SOFIA: Guided sightseeing.
  • NIS & SZEGED: Visit.
  • BUDAPEST: Guided sightseeing.
  • GYÖR & BRATISLAVA: Visit.
  • VIENNA: Guided sightseeing.
  • SALZBURG, MUNICH, BREGENZ, LUCERNE & STRASBOURG: Visit.
  • AMSTERDAM: Canal cruise, guided sightseeing.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR: and Host Service in London.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Eurostar train London-Paris and Brussels-London; overnight ferry Italy-Greece; canal transfer boat in Venice; Pisa mini-train ride; canal cruise Amsterdam.
  • HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.
  • MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 11 dinners (D), including dinner at a local restaurant in Budapest.
  • COSMOSGO: Get our mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS: throughout the tour.
Included Meals
  • 31 Breakfasts
  • 11 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • London Holiday Inn London – Kensington High Street (F) or Novotel London West (F), Paris Ibis Styles Paris Porte d'Orléans (ST) or Kyriad Bercy (ST), Bordeaux Kyriad Prestige (F), Barcelona Porta Fira (F), French Riviera Ibis Styles Vieux Port (ST), Venice Area Poppi (ST) at Mira, Florence Italiana Hotel Florence (ST), Rome Oly Hotel (ST), Olympia Olympia Palace (F), Athens Titania (ST), Thessalonika Grand Hotel Palace (F), Sofia Ramada (F), Belgrade Best Western Hotel M (F), Budapest Ibis Castle Hill (ST), Vienna Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST), Munich NH Neue Messe (F) or Achat Premium South (ST), Lucerne Ibis Styles (ST) or Royal (ST), Trier Vienna House Easy (ST), Amsterdam Area Corendon Village (ST) or Tulip Inn Airport (ST); London Extension Novotel London West (F)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
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Reviews (15)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on All About Europe (London Extension) with Cosmos.
QLD, Australia
Aug 2018
1 Trip
“All About Europe in 32 days”
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We really loved the tour and it achieved everything it boasted. The pace was busy but we knew it would be. Highlights were all the major capitals - Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam. Our Tour Director was excellent. She really knew her business, was very helpful and gave us many interesting history lessons. We felt that Cosmos was a good company and very professional. The hotels were okay; some of the locations were ordinary as they were a bit out of town but in these instances we were usually dropped off for a few hours and then picked up to be taken back to the hotel. Our holiday covered all of September and we could not have wished for better weather. Our fellow passengers were a mixed bunch and apart from the odd one, everyone got along very well.
NSW, Australia
May 2018
“European adventure”
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The tour was great with good people and places visited. I did not like the tour leader Jzolt as he was frank and abrupt and had to speak with him on three different occasions regarding to frequent stops, ignoring my questions and giving the group an option and then 10 minutes later telling me it was not possible? And he still expected a tip? Don't be frank is my tip.

Apart from that I loved it, well handled by Hannah and Cosmos and stuck to the itinerary and would travel again. Tour leaders are like lotto whether you get a good one or not.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
5 Helpful Votes
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“All About Europe ..... ohhh yeah and more!!!”
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First and foremost we have to compliment Madeline from Global Journeys for organising everything. We have dealt with Global Journeys for many years and we continue to find that they offer an excellent service.

The tour which we took was 32 day tour 'All about Europe (with London Extension)' ..... what a breathtaking itinerary.

This tour really does visit some exquisite places. Our Tour Director, Patricia was very professional, helpful and a font of information. Our Driver, Alessandro was excellent - he can drive the bus through the narrowest of streets and maintain a smile. We had a group of 17 which led to a really nice group dynamic.

In such a long tour, one only really gets a brief appreciation a region / city however this introduction does spark the interest to return and to visit a favourite region / city in more detail again some day. We really enjoyed the whole experience. One piece of graffiti summed up what travelling is about: "Die with memories not dreams".

Time to start planning our next adventure! Cosmos do provide great tours!
NSW, Australia
Dec 2016
5 Helpful Votes
“Great overview of Europe”
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The trip is a great overview of Europe. The pace is hectic if you do the optional extras. I understand that for the cost it is good value but some of the choices for the included tours were questionable. I feel they need to look at the Barcelona leg as it added a lot of travel for a very short time in the city. Some very long days on the buss but even with all of this I had a fantastic time. We saw so many sights that were amazing and travelling during Christmas and New years made the trip very special. We were lucky to have a fabulous tour group where everyone got on well and our tour guide and bus driver were fantastic. Georgie from Global Journeys was a pleasure to deal with, nothing was to much trouble.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2016
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Iconic Europe”
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This tour took us to lots of cities and we saw heaps of iconic places. The pace of the tour was very full-on, not much free time, no relaxing, but we never would have seen and done so much in the timeframe unless we had been on this tour. Cosmos were great, and I was pleasantly surprised that our accommodation was good everywhere and our breakfasts were also better than I expected. We started off in late September, that was fine, but towards the latter part of the tour the weather was getting colder and we had some rain ( but I suppose the weather is uncontrollable no matter when you go). This is not a relaxing holiday by any means, but if you want to visit the highlights of Europe in one trip this is it.
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13 Jun 2019

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27 May 2019
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27 Jun 2019

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10 Jun 2019
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11 Jul 2019

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24 Jun 2019
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25 Jul 2019

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08 Jul 2019
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08 Aug 2019

6,489

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22 Jul 2019
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22 Aug 2019

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588

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05 Aug 2019
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05 Sep 2019

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26 Aug 2019
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26 Sep 2019

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02 Sep 2019
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03 Oct 2019

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602

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09 Sep 2019
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10 Oct 2019

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16 Sep 2019
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17 Oct 2019

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23 Sep 2019
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24 Oct 2019

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602

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6,137

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Monday
30 Sep 2019
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31 Oct 2019

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597

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14 Oct 2019
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14 Nov 2019

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589

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04 Nov 2019
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05 Dec 2019

6,009

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562

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5,447

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15 Dec 2019
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15 Jan 2020

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22 Dec 2019
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22 Jan 2020

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569

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31 Dec 2019
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31 Jan 2020

5,969

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560

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13 May 2019
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13 Jun 2019

8,753

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595

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8,158

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27 May 2019
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27 Jun 2019

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10 Jun 2019
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11 Jul 2019

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24 Jun 2019
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25 Jul 2019

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595

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8,158

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08 Jul 2019
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08 Aug 2019

8,633

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588

solo traveller

8,045

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22 Jul 2019
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22 Aug 2019

8,623

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588

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8,035

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05 Aug 2019
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05 Sep 2019

8,663

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590

solo traveller

8,073

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Monday
26 Aug 2019
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26 Sep 2019

8,783

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597

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8,186

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Monday
02 Sep 2019
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03 Oct 2019

8,883

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602

solo traveller

8,281

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Monday
09 Sep 2019
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10 Oct 2019

8,883

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602

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8,281

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Monday
16 Sep 2019
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17 Oct 2019

8,983

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607

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8,376

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23 Sep 2019
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24 Oct 2019

8,883

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602

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8,281

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Monday
30 Sep 2019
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31 Oct 2019

8,793

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597

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8,196

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Monday
14 Oct 2019
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14 Nov 2019

8,643

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589

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8,054

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Monday
04 Nov 2019
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05 Dec 2019

8,153

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562

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7,591

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15 Dec 2019
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15 Jan 2020

8,153

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562

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7,591

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Sunday
22 Dec 2019
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22 Jan 2020

8,283

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569

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7,714

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Tuesday
31 Dec 2019
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31 Jan 2020

8,113

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560

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7,553

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