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The Best of Europe Tour Package

THE BEST OF EUROPE TOUR PACKAGE

Best of Europe

18D/17N England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France | Original price per person from₱152,587.00

Amsterdam Canal - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Canal - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Capital of Kingdom of the Netherlands

Amsterdam Capital of Kingdom of the Netherlands

Gotthard Pass Mountain pass - Switzerland

Gotthard Pass Mountain pass - Switzerland

Capri, Italy

Capri, Italy

Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg, Germany

Sorrento,Italy

Sorrento,Italy

Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy
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Travel Period : Valid until December 16, 2018

Description

7.5% Early Bird Discount for 2018 Tours when you book before December 31, 2017. 

Guaranteed Best Deal - Cosmos Tours will not give a bigger discount in 2018 guaranteed!

This tour begins in London, then cross the English Channel by Eurostar train (except where specified) to Brussels and continue by motorcoach to Amsterdam.

Travel along the banks of the legendary Rhine River to Germany and stop in Heidelberg before crossing into Switzerland. In Lucerne, marvel at the famous Lion Monument. Drive through the St. Gotthard Tunnel to the shores of Lake Lugano, and pause in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony.

In Venice, enjoy a canal boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and see the Bridge of Sighs, Doges’ Palace, and the Basilica. Visit Assisi and St. Francis’ Basilica, then head for Rome, the “Eternal City,” for a visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Travel south to the archaeological site of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Enjoy two overnights on the Riviera, with a boat trip to the glamorous Isle of Capri. Travel north for time in Tuscany, Florence, and in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower.

Finally, cross into France for an overnight in the Côte d’Azur and a taste of Provence. Continue to the alpine town of Grenoble for an overnight. Stop in Burgundy’s Beaune on the way to Paris, the “City of Light,” for two final overnights.

Inclusions

    • 17 Nights Hotel Accommodation.
    • Daily Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Five (5) Dinner Meals
    • Sightseeing: Visits to Heidelberg, Lucerne, Lugano, Verona, Venice canal boat ride, Assisi's St. Francis Basilica, Neapolitan Riviera, Capri boat trip, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Beaune.
    • Scenic Highlights: Rhineland, Swiss Alps, Sorrento coast, Italian & French Rivieras, Route Napoleon.
    • Guides: Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Amsterdam, Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Paris; professional Tour Director while touring.
    • Transportation: Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; cross-Channel ferry; canal transfer boat in Venice; boat transfer to Capri.
    • 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.​

    Exclusions

    The following are not included in the basic package price, but etravel PH can easily arrange them for you.

    • Airfare and Airline Taxes
    • Roundtrip airport transfers (offered as optional)
    • Pre and Post-accommodation which maybe necessary depending on flight schedule
    • Visa and airport taxes (Schengen Visa - Php 7,500; UK Visa - Php 12,500)
    • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips to guides, drivers, porters and waiters

Things we love

    • Pancakes! Amsterdam is reputed to have one of the best pancakes in the world -- smothered or stuffed with every topping imaginable.
    • Taking a leisurely stroll in the lakeside city of Lugano, bedecked with historic buildings, tree lined boulevards and breath taking views of the lake and the Alps.
    • Toss a coin at the Trevi Fountain, Rome's most famous fountain, where tradition says that if you do, you are ensured a return to the Eternal City.
    • Who knows? You may catch a glimpse of a celebrity or two on your visit to Capri. An enchanting place frequented by the jet set crowd.
    • Have a Gelato on your visit to Florence, reputed to be the place where this wonderful frozen treat was concocted.

    Departure Dates:

    2018: Jan 2 | Mar 23, 30 | Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 | May 4, 11, 18, 25 | Jun 1, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 29 | Jul 6, 20 | Aug 3, 17, 31 | Sep 7, 28 | Oct 5, 12 | Nov 9 | Dec 16

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  • Note:Pre and post-accommodation maybe necessary before and after the tour

Itinerary

    Day 1     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.

    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-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-AMSTERDAM AREA, HOLLAND 
    Leave London in the early morning on your EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Meet your Tour Director and board 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. This afternoon, continue your journey to the scenic Rhineland for an overnight. (B,D)

    Day 5     RHINELAND-HEIDELBERG-LUCERNE AREA,SWITZERLAND 
    Drive through the picturesque Rhineland this morning or, alternatively, take the optional Rhine River cruise and enjoy splendid scenery including the Lorelei rock. Next, drive into Germany's oldest university town, Heidelberg, nicely located at the confluence of the Neckar and Rhine Rivers, for a short visit. In the afternoon, travel by way of the Autobahn into Switzerland for two overnights in the Lucerne area. (B)

    Day 6     LUCERNE AREA 
    One of Switzerland's finest cities, Lucerne is nestled amid its snowcapped Alps, surrounded by its lake, and embellished by the clear mountain waters of the Reuss River. The 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 cablecar ride to the 3 kilometre (10,000 foot) summit of Mount Titlis; a cruise on the fjord-like lake; and, of course, time to shop for that very Swiss watch. (B)

    Day 7     LUCERNE AREA-LUGANO-VERONA, ITALY-VENICE AREA 
    More wonderful Alpine scenery as you drive into the mountain ranges that surround the massive St. Gotthard. Once through its great tunnel, you'll start your scenic descent into the warmer and sunnier ambiance of Canton Ticino. Stop in beautiful Lugano and take a stroll along the lakeside promenade. Then, cross into Italy and drive across the Po Valley to Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. See Juliet's house and balcony, and stroll around the picturesque market square. Tonight you are in the Venice area. (B)

    Day 8     VENICE AREA 
    Venice is more like a marvelous film set than a real live city, with its criss-crossing canals, gondolas and water buses, arched bridges, palaces, and busy little piazzas. The included orientation starts with a BOAT RIDE and is followed by some time to soak up the city's unique atmosphere and a chance to watch Venetian GLASSBLOWERS fashion their delicate objects as they did centuries ago. Don't miss out on the optional gondola trip, gliding along the picturesque canals with a local troubadour to serenade you. (B,D)

    Day 9     VENICE AREA-ASSISI-ROME 
    An interesting drive southward, cutting across the Po plain, then crossing the rolling Apennines. Stop in Assisi, where St. Francis was born in 1182. Visit the world-famous BASILICA with its beautiful frescoes by Giotto, then head for Rome. (B)

    Day 10     ROME 
    The "Eternal City" - a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts in ST. PETER'S SQUARE, followed by a visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the mighty COLOSSEUM. (B)

    Day 11     ROME-POMPEII-NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA 
    South all the way today, with the volcano Vesuvius in the distance. First, a stop in POMPEII, where time stopped in 79 AD when the Vesuvius eruption totally destroyed it. On the included visit you can see the luxurious villas, temples, theatre, and forum. Just a few more kilometres for two overnights on the Neapolitan Riviera. (B)

    Day 12     NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA. EXCURSION TO CAPRI 
    Cross the blue sea to Capri. This legendary island, surrounded by rose-tinted rocks, has incredibly beautiful coves of translucent blues and greens. The town, with its pretty piazzetta, maze of streets, fashionable boutiques, and smart restaurants, is a mecca for the jet set. An optional tour takes you around the island with its steep roads and panoramic views. (B,D)

    Day 13     NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA-FLORENCE 
    An early start this morning for the journey north to Florence. Vistas of undulating 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 will take in most of the highlights. (B,D)

    Day 14     FLORENCE-PISA-FRENCH RIVIERA, FRANCE 
    Stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower in the SQUARE OF MIRACLES. Bypassing the great port of Genoa, you drive northwest, getting glimpses of the Italian and French Rivieras. The drive continues to descend to the shores of the Cote d'Azur for an overnight in this charming region. (B)

    Day 15     FRENCH RIVIERA-ROUTE NAPOLEON-GRENOBLE
    A great itinerary today! Start the day with a visit to a typical Provence PERFUME WORKSHOP in Grasse, then follow in the footsteps of Napoleon as he escaped from exile in Elbe. Once he landed on the shores of the Cote d'Azur, he made his way to Paris via Grasse. Continue via Digne and Gap to Grenoble on the Route Napoleon. Overnight in Grenoble, now an alpine sports mecca and site of the 1968 Winter Olympic Games. (B,D)

    Day 16     GRENOBLE-BEAUNE-PARIS
    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. Time to see the famous HOTEL-DIEU HOSPITAL. Continue northwards directly to Paris for two overnights. (B)

    Day 17     PARIS
    Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see them during the included city tour. View the famous Arc de Triomphe, Opera, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and much more with a Local Guide. In the afternoon, 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 welcome dinner? (B)

    Day 18     PARIS
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Things to do

    • STROLL. Enjoy a delightful stroll at the picturesque Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjes) that lies in the heart of Amsterdam's canal district and also one of the city's most lovely shopping center.
    • MARVEL. Marvel at the heart stopping, baroque charm of picturesque houses  and the world famous Scholss (castle ruins) at Heidelberg.
    • CROSS. Admire a collection of 12th century pictures as you cross the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, the oldest wood bridge of Europe.
    • STAND. Reverberating with history and a magnificent collection of masterpieces by the greatest artists of all time, just stand in the middle of Rome and feel the magic. Rome is a city, unique amongst all in the world!
    • PHOTO OP. Take a souvenir photo at Eiffel Tower in Paris and post it on Facebook, one of the iconic landmarks in the world.

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