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.
EUROPEAN ESCAPE WITH LONDON
10 DAY tour from Rome to London
Escape to Europe’s most popular destinations with a guided European vacation during the low-season and bypass the tourist crowds and the high-season prices! Rome, Florence, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, and London—these exciting and vibrant cities await you on this thrilling European tour. Guided sightseeing tours will highlight the must-see attractions, including the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel in Rome; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, where you will see Michelangelo’s famous David statue; the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dating back to the 14th century; and a Seine cruise in Paris, where you’ll want your camera ready to capture the magnificent views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
2020: Nov 8, 15, 29 $2269 Dec 6 $2149
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.
The single supplement waiver and single room capacity is limited, please call for availability.
12 Day Tour from London to Edinburgh
Join this tour to explore the undiscovered destinations of Britain by traveling to off-the-cobblestones locales to experience the authentic, timeless traditions of Britain. Begin in London for some historical sightseeing before venturing on to Stonehenge for an up-close view of the mysterious stone formations. You’ll drive through magnificent scenery to Cornwall—a film location for the series Poldark. In Plymouth, see the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked for America in 1620. Cross the wild moorlands and deep river valleys into Dartmoor for an opportunity to join the locals in a cozy tearooms or friendly pubs in the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Dip into history with a visit to Bath’s excavated Roman Baths—the grand socializing complex circa 70AD. Stay overnight in the Welsh capital of Cardiff, and travel to Cotswolds. Take in its picturesque villages and rolling hills on your way to Stratford-upon-Avon—historic home to William Shakespeare. Birthplace of Charles Darwin and one of England’s finest medieval towns, Shrewsbury is located in the glorious countryside near the Welsh border. Next, visit The Beatles Story in Liverpool, then travel further back in time to England’s Lake District aboard a steam railway train. From your carriage, savour the lovely views of the Levens Valley, and continue you journey on a Windermere Steamer cruise boat to Bowness. You’ll stay overnight in Gretna Green—where the blacksmith was known to wed young runaway couples—still a popular wedding venue since the 1700s. Follow the “bonnie banks” of Loch Lomond and the wild Rannoch Moor into the Scottish Highlands. Try to catch a glimpse of “Nessie” in Loch Ness, and hear about the famous battle of Culloden before spending the night in Inverness—the beautiful Highland capital. See St. Andrews, home of golf and tour Edinburgh Castle to admire the Crown Jewels. Specific departures of our escorted tour of Britain include the world-renowned Military Tattoo performance by global performers and a Scottish pipe bands spectacle performed on the castle’s esplanade!
2020: April 20 $3446 May 25, $3473
Saturdays, May, June, July, Aug 22, 29, Sept, Oct 3 $3473 Oct 10 $3446
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement $1228
Hidden Treasures of Southern England
6 Day Tour from London to London
A leisurely tour that highlights some of the historical monuments and beautiful towns found throughout Southern England. Your vacation starts with a short drive from London to Oxford to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education. History buffs are sure to be delighted to visit Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and a town that brings 16th-century England to life; mysterious Stonehenge and the Georgian city of Bath. You will also visit magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, consecrated in 1258 and home to the best preserved original Magna Carta. Discover the Isle of Wight with its rich historical heritage and visit Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s palatial holiday home
2020: May 5 $1871 May 19, June 2, 16, 30 July 14, 28, Aug 11, 25, Sept 8 $1943
Sept 22 $1871
London and Paris Escape
Your escorted vacation in London begins with a welcome dinner and a narrated nighttime cruise on the Thames River to admire illuminated Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Houses of Parliament. You’ll spend three nights in London to see the iconic sites of this historic city—from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, and more. You’ll also ride the London Eye for unmatched views of the city and beyond from this giant observation wheel. Enjoy ample free time to explore London’s many places of interest on your own as well, before boarding a high-speed train to Paris. Enjoy a 3-night stay in Paris, with included sightseeing featuring the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, Champs-Élysées, Notre Dame, and a Seine cruise.
March 1, 8, 15, 2020 $1579
Dec 1, 8, 2019 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020 $1519
Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BRITAIN
15 day/14 night
Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28th – August 11th departures.
See Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel by vintage locomotive.
14 breakfasts and 10 dinners including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet, a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and dinner at a historic pub in York.
Castle Howard, Lanhydrock House, North Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stonehenge, St Andrews, Tower of London, Windsor Castle
June 23 $5995 July 7 $6060 August 25 $7095 Sept 1 $5870
Experience the Military Royal Edinburgh Tattoo on these dates:
July 28 or August 4
$6450 On Sale! $5805 Book by May 30, 2019