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Cosmos Tours Europe: Side Trips to Oktoberfest

Explore Germany’s Major Cities with Cosmos Tours

If you’re planning a trip to Germany for this year’s Oktoberfest, there are plenty of sights and attractions that warrant an early or extended visit to this world-class destination. With Cosmos Tours preparing your European adventure, you can afford to treat your loved one without breaking the bank.

First stop, the historic city of Berlin. Besides the symbolic trail of cobblestones left at the original site of the Berlin Wall, the German capital offers one of the most vibrant night scenes in Europe. Parties are known to last until the wee hours of the morning or all weekend. If you’re into the performing arts, you can also catch world-class orchestra performances here, like those done by the multi-awarded Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

After Berlin, visit Frankfurt, one of the world’s leading financial centers. Aside from being a center of commerce, the city is also home to a number of museums, notably the Städel. Officially known as Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, the art museum currently holds some 3,000 paintings, 600 sculptures, and more than 10,000 drawings and prints. Highlights include pieces by some of the world’s most prominent artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Rembrandt van Rijn. For tourists with artistic and intellectual inclinations, a trip to Frankfurt is a must.

On the other hand, if you wish to stay in Munich for Oktoberfest, you can explore and get to know the city better through a bike tour. Ranked by global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle as the world’s most livable city in 2013 due to its high quality of living, Munich continues to make its streets more and more bike-friendly. You can visit some of its most famous destinations such as the English Garden, Peace Angel monument, and the Maximilianeum on a bike tour.

For unforgettable Cosmos Tours in Europe, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-528-9300; our knowledgeable travel planners will be glad to hear from you.

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Affordable Tours: Paris on a Budget

Affordable Tours to Paris are Possible through Pavlus Travel

Paris, the City of Light, is a beautiful place to visit all year round. Museums, cafés, palatial hotels, shops, churches and beautiful landmarks are just some of the things that await the city’s visitors. Unfortunately, Paris can be quite expensive, but with affordable tours from Pavlus Travel and a bit of planning, you can enjoy a trip to Paris without spending a dollar more than you can afford.

Paris on a Budget

First of all, the best way to get a good discount on a tour to Paris is through the help of a travel agent with exclusive deals from leading vendors. These exclusive deals may be lower than other “affordable tours” available online. It’s always best to work with a travel agent with a good reputation.

Tour packages already include tickets to popular landmarks, and these are usually discounted because they are purchased as a group. The group discount will allow you to save on ticket costs right off the bat. Now, if your tour package allows you to explore Paris on your own, there are a number of sites to visit that do not require entry tickets.

Free Museums

  • Museum of Paris History
  • Paris Modern Art Museum
  • Paris Fine Arts Museum
  • Maison de Balzac
  • MuséeBourdelle
  • Maison Victor Hugo
  • Paris Asian Arts Museum
  • Museum of Romantic Life

You can enjoy the collections housed in each of these museums free of charge! There is also the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, as well as plenty of public parks and gardens. Instead of going to gourmet restaurants, buy bread, cheese, and pastries from local shops and have a picnic! If you’d like to try a Parisian café, head to those smaller cafés that offer student rates—they usually have budget rates as well. And to cap off a perfect Parisian day, go on a romantic evening stroll along the banks of the Seine River.

There are plenty more to see and enjoy in Paris for free. With a bit of planning, you can have the perfect Paris getaway on a budget! If you’re looking for affordable tours to France, trust only Pavlus Travel. Call us at 1.800.528.9300.

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Insight Tours in Italy: Sardinia's Colorful Festivals

Take Part in Sardinia’s Popular Festivals with Insight Tours to Italy

WithInsight Tours to Italy, you can visit the lovely island of Sardinia any time you want! Here at Pavlus Travel, we offer exclusive deals on their tour packages.

If you want to take part in some of Sardinia’s popular festivals, the best time to visit is in August. When you visit this beautiful island off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea during this time, you will be treated to three special events—making it the ideal tour month for those looking forward to immersing themselves in the colorful culture and traditions of Sardinia.

Tradition and culture are richly depicted in each of Sardinia’s festivals. With the sea and mountains providing a beautiful natural backdrop, you can complete a very unforgettable island vacation by mingling with the locals and joining in on the fun and festivities!

There is still time to book a tour for August, so contact your Pavlus Travel agent for details on Insight tours to Italy.

Here are the three major events happening in Sardinia in August:

Festa della Madonna degli Angeli, falls on the first Sunday of August. A procession takes place where local writers, poets and singers participate. There is much singing and dancing, and the party extends well into the night—spilling over to local pubs, restaurants, and bars.

Festa della Birra Trinitaiese falls on the second weekend of August. Expect to experience much merrymaking during this festival. During this time, you can enjoy traditional folk dances and music. There is also an overflow of old-fashioned local sweets and beverages. This is one festival that foodies shouldn’t miss!

Sardinia Reggae Festival happens during the first weeks of August. Famous local Reggae artists stage a four-day concert, making for a very memorable island experience. Of course, dancing is highly encouraged!

There are plenty of other festivals in Sardinia but these three are some of the most popular and most well-attended ones, and they all happen in August. To avoid the hassle of planning a vacation, we recommend that you immediately coordinate with one of our travel planners so you can make it to these festivals on time.

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Trafalgar Tours to Europe: Discover Besançon in France

Affordable Tour of Besançon with Trafalgar Tours in Europe

If you wish to veer away from the popular tourist sections of France, which can be quite crowded during summer, you may want to consider a tour of the Franche-Comté region; in particular, Besançon, its capital city. And if it’s an affordable tour you want, check out Trafalgar Tours in Europe.

Note: We recommend guests to book their tour package early to take advantage of early bird discounts and other perks. You may contact us at 1.800.528.9300 for more details.

Why Visit Besançon?

Besançon is a city with picturesque neighborhoods and plenty of historic landmarks, but what stands out the most about this town is its rich cultural heritage. Known as the Town of Art and History, Besançon is a haven for history and art buffs.

It is also the birthplace of Victor Hugo, one of France’s renowned and beloved writers. So it only makes sense to visit the house where the great writer was born.La Maison Victor Hugo houses an exhibition on the life and work of the writer and poet, as well as an exposition on the impact of poetry on society. The house dates back to the early 1800s.

To include a trip to Victor Hugo’s home in your itinerary, make sure to mention it to one of our travel planners.

Another place worth visiting is The Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is home to two museums: the Museum of the French Revolution and Deportation, and the Natural History Museum. Also within the citadel is a zoo. Don’t be surprised if you run into a red kangaroo while exploring the citadel’s grounds!

Also worth a visit are other tourist spots like the Cathédrale Saint-Jean, the Square Archéologique Castan, Porte Noire, and the Musée du Temps or the Museum of Time.

But if your tour restricts you to only a few sites, it is highly recommended that you put the house of Victor Hugo and the Citadel on top of your list. You can also discuss these and other sightseeing options with your travel agent.

To learn more about the other destinations included by Trafalgar Tours in Europe, call us at 1-800-528-9300.

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Globus Tours in Spain: The Roman Ruins of Tarragona

Visit Tarragona at a Discount with Globus Tours in Spain

If a visit to a laid-back seaside town in Spain with magnificent landmarks sounds good to you, then you’d best include a day trip to Tarragona, Catalonia in your Spain itinerary. And if you’re looking for an affordable tour package, inquire aboutGlobus tours to Spain. They offer discounted escorted tours and vacations to various parts of the world, including Tarragona!

With its beautiful cobblestone streets, Cathedrals, and Roman ruins, Tarragona is the perfect place to visit to learn a bit more about Spain’s rich history.

What’s In Tarragona?

When you ask locals about Tarragona, the first thing that they will mention is that it is a place famous for its ancient Roman ruins. The remarkable Roman Ruins of Tarraco was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Make sure to check with your itinerary planner from Globus about a trip to Tarragona so they can make the necessary arrangements.

From the Citadel to the Forum, these breathtaking historical landmarks will definitely make your trip to Spain even more memorable.

What to See

The Cuartel de Pilatos, a structure believed to have served as a palace for Caesar Augustus. Next, there is the amphitheater that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Although it was used as a quarry after the fall of the Romans, a good part of it still remains intact. It was believed to be a site where many Christians were martyred around 3rd A.D.

Also found in the Tarraco ruins is the Forùm Provincial Pretori I Circ Romans wherein you can see vaults that were a part of the Roman circus. A section of the Forùm was used for chariot races.

Other ancient ruins also include the Roman walls, Citadel, the Necropolis, and the Pretorium Tower. More information about the ruins may be provided by your travel planner.

To get started on planning for your trip and to learn more about Globus tours in Spain, visit Pavlus.com.

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