London is the largest city in Western Europe, and it has a history much broader than its borders and even richer than the royal family. Visitors to the city can experience historical sites by a guided tour or at their own pace, and they have access to the modern entertainment venues and shopping outlets along with the vast, gorgeous parks for which the city known. For those looking to fill their vacation with a strong mix of education and entertainment, London is an ideal destination at any age.
VACATION IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND AND SAVE!
From tiny pubs to Big Ben, Cosmos knows what you’re looking for in a vacation to Britain and Ireland – the sights, the scenes, the locals and the legends. So we get you straight to the Crown Jewels of London and the hidden gems of Dublin. We see that you cross Abbey Road and other famous sights off your list. And we weave in the landscapes and the lore with the luck of the Irish – providing guided sightseeing, essential transportation and convenient hotels along the way. On a Cosmos vacation to Britain and Ireland, you’ll see the coast, the countryside, the castles and the cathedrals – with plenty of time to taste the crumpets.
Book a select 2020 Cosmos Europe vacation to receive the $50 per person discount on the land price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied by March 9, 2020 for travel in 2020.
9 Day Tour from Rome to Paris
This amazing escorted vacation in Europe explore the essential destinations in Italy, Switzerland and France. Begin your journey in the eternal city of Rome, with guided sightseeing of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. See Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement, and visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to see the artist’s only signed sculpture, the Pieta. Imagine gladiators fighting as you near the Roman Forum for a visit to the ancient Colosseum. Continue through Italy to stay in Florence—the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David. Stand before the magnificent cathedral to admire Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gates of Paradise,” and sculptures of Signoria Square. From Florence, travel to Venice, entering the city by private boat. Visit St. Mark’s Square to admire its Byzantine basilica, clock tower, Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. See a traditional glass blower create works of art, and enjoy an authentic pasta dinner and a private water-taxi ride on Venezia’s Grand Canal. On to the Swiss Alps! Stop in Bellinzona to sip famed regional Merlot with a wonderful view from Castelgrande. Continue to Lucerne amid the grandeur of the Alps and St. Gotthard Pass. See Lucerne’s Lion Monument to Swiss Guards of the French Revolution, and cross the Chapel Bridge to explore the lovely city. From Basel, take a high-speed train to Paris. Spend two nights in the “City of Light” for sightseeing, a Seine River cruise, and lots of free time to explore.
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
April 11 $4413 April 25 $4453 May 2, 30 $4508
June 13 $4578 June 27 $4453 July 11, 25 Aug 22 $4336
Sep 5, $4508 Sept 19 $4518
BRITAIN & IRELAND IN DEPTH
24 Day Tour from London to London
Traveling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles. On any tour through Britain and Ireland you’d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles and palaces, magnificent cathedrals, and historical sights. That’s why Globus has included visits to prehistoric Stonehenge; the ancient Roman ruins in Bath; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century; Holyrood Palace (when available), The Queen’s official residence in Scotland; Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle; Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; Brodie Castle with its outstanding art collection and magnificent library; and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.
You’d also expect lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery. That’s why Globus has included a cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors; a drive on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park in Wales; England’s tranquil Lake District; the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s best scenery; and much more.
May 4, June 1, July 13 $6740
FROM THE SHANNON TO THE THAMES
13 Day Tour from Limerick to London
You’ve seen photos of London’s Big Ben—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve heard about Dublin’s friendly culture—now’s your time to experience it. You’ve read William Shakespeare’s plays—now’s your time to visit his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. You’ve heard of the ill-fated Titanic—now’s your time to travel to Belfast and learn about how it was built. You’ve seen photos of Stonehenge—now’s your chance to stand in front of it. You’ve seen photos of Edinburgh Castle—now’s your chance to see it. All of this—and much more—are included on this Ireland, Scotland and England tour. Your tour starts in Limerick, Ireland and ends in London, England. In between, you’ll see breath-taking landscapes, visit historical sights, see the famous landmarks, and learn about the cultures and histories of these countries. You’ll overnight in Limerick, Killarney, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, York, Bath, and London.
Throughout this tour, you’ll witness spectacular scenery, including the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, with breath-taking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. In Northern Ireland you’ll see Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site formed millions of years ago. Words cannot capture the magnificence of all of these natural beauties; you must witness them in person!
May 5, June 2, 16, July 14, Aug 25, Sept 8 $4067
Aug 11 $4247
Sept 22 $3986