The Best of Europe with London 2023 - 19 Day Tour from London to London

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The Best of Europe with London 2023

19 Day Tour from London to London



Tour Description:

A European tour should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. This, and more, is what you get on the Best of Europe tour. Visit London, where you could join one of our optional excursions or just discover the city at leisure. From there, cross the Channel on the Eurostar train to Brussels and then continue by coach to discover many diverse continental destinations. Local Guides will tell you all about Amsterdam’s canals; Rome’s St Peter Square; Florence’s Renaissance old city center with a replica of the “David” by Michelangelo; Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire; Paris’s most famous landmarks, and much more. As you journey through Europe, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery, such as the picturesque Rhineland with its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages, and breathtaking views of the Italian and French Rivieras. Sit back and relax as you drive past the Burgundy vineyards in France and through gorgeous alpine landscapes from Switzerland to Italy. Marvel at the beauty of Tuscany with its rural villages, rolling hills, vineyards, rows of cypress trees, and olive groves, and stand in awe as you witness the blue sea and amazing views on the Sorrento coast and the legendary island of Capri. Last but not least, you’ll love the green hills and valleys as you travel through Umbria to visit medieval Assisi. Travel back to London on the high-speed Eurostar train from Paris and spend one additional night in London. This will allow you to maybe go out and catch up on anything you missed out at the beginning of your vacation. All of this and more await you on this dream European vacation designed for value-minded keen travelers!

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Dates & Pricing

Thursday 23 Mar 23 — Tuesday 11 Apr 23Starting at $3,389Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 06 Apr 23 — Tuesday 25 Apr 23Starting at $3,799Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 20 Apr 23 — Tuesday 09 May 23Starting at $3,699Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 04 May 23 — Tuesday 23 May 23Starting at $3,899Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 18 May 23 — Tuesday 06 Jun 23Starting at $3,799Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 01 Jun 23 — Tuesday 20 Jun 23Starting at $3,799Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 15 Jun 23 — Tuesday 04 Jul 23Starting at $3,889Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 29 Jun 23 — Tuesday 18 Jul 23Starting at $3,719Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 13 Jul 23 — Tuesday 01 Aug 23Starting at $3,719Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 27 Jul 23 — Tuesday 15 Aug 23Starting at $3,719Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 10 Aug 23 — Tuesday 29 Aug 23Starting at $3,719Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 24 Aug 23 — Tuesday 12 Sep 23Starting at $4,159Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 07 Sep 23 — Tuesday 26 Sep 23Starting at $4,249Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 21 Sep 23 — Tuesday 10 Oct 23Starting at $4,189Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 05 Oct 23 — Tuesday 24 Oct 23Starting at $4,019Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


Destination & Sightseeing

Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. Cosmos includes hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations—with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Cosmos Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets on the Continent, and private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi. Cross the English Channel by Eurostar train. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your CosmosGO mobile app!

ITINERARY

Day 1
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

Day 2
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, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the River Thames

Day 3
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. Today’s Distance by coach: 127 mi/ 203 km

Day 4
Today, enjoy an included canal cruise to see the city from water level with a Local Guide, then stop at a diamond center to watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones. This afternoon, continue your journey to Wiesbaden. Today’s Distance: 258 mi/ 415 km

Day 5
Drive through the picturesque Rhineland and enjoy splendid scenery as you skirt the Rhine river. Visit Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town, located at the confluence of the Neckar and Rhine Rivers, then continue to Switzerland. Today’s Distance: 270 mi/ 435 km

Day 6
Lucerne is nestled amid snowcapped Alps, surrounded by a lake, and graced by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. Your orientation includes the wooden Chapel bridge and the Lion monument, erected in memory of the 800 Swiss Guards who defended Louis XVI and his wife. A grand selection of optional activities completes the day: a ride on the “cabrio” cable-car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for an authentic Swiss watch

Day 7
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) and the cobblestone streets. Today’s Distance: 317 mi/ 510 km

Day 8
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 (squares). 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 glassblowing workshop. Don’t miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you

Day 9
An interesting drive southward, crossing the rolling Apennines. Stop in medieval Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182, and visit the world-famous St. Francis Basilicas with the beautiful frescoes by Giotto. Then, head for Rome. Today’s Distance: 317 mi/ 510 km

Day 10
The “Eternal City” is steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Start the included introduction to Rome’s landmarks from St. Peter’s Square with a Local Guide. Enjoy a drive along the iconic landmarks of the city: the Tiber River, the Caius Cestius Pyramid, the Aurelian Walls, and the Caracalla Baths. Complete the experience with a walk back in time from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Constantine and the fascinating Colosseum, symbol of the Roman Empire

Day 11
This morning you have an opportunity to visit the treasures of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel on our optional excursion. Later, travel south all the way, with the Vesuvius volcano in the distance. Visit Pompeii, where time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius eruption buried the city. On your guided visit to the archaeological site, see the remains of luxurious villas, temples, theater, and forum. From here, it’s just a few more miles to reach the lively Sorrento area. Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km

Day 12
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

Day 13
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. Today’s Distance: 320 mi/ 515 km

Day 14
Stop in Pisa, where you hop on a mini train to reach the Square of Miracles to see the famous Leaning Tower. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, drive northwest for glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. Visit a typical perfume workshop in Èze and later reach the shores of the charming Côte d’Azur. Today’s Distance: 273 mi/ 440 km

Day 15
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. Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

Day 16
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. Today’s Distance: 358 mi/ 577 km

Day 17
Paris is a world-class romantic city with many familiar landmarks. 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 tour through the immense Palace of Versailles. This evening, why not join an optional dinner?

Day 18
Relax on your Eurostar train journey back to London. Today’s Distance by train: 212 mi/ 342 km

Day 19
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Novotel London West
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Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.