Highlights of France & Spain

Begin your vacation in London with two overnights and leisure time to make your own discoveries in this lively city. Cross the English Channel by Eurostar train to Paris, the ‘City of Light.

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Begin your vacation in London with two overnights and leisure time to make your own discoveries in this lively city. Cross the English Channel by Eurostar train to Paris, the ‘City of Light.’ Here, included sightseeing shows off the Arc de Triompe, Opera, Eiffel Tower, and Champs-Elysees. Next up: board the TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse) to the fortitied ‘City of Popes’ and capital of the Vaucluse region, Avignon, for an included visit to the Palace of the Popes. The Provence region is one of France’s most visited, and you will see its highlights, such as the Roman Amphitheater in Arles and Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. Cross into Spain to begin with a discovery of Spain’s most important cities-Madrid, the country’s lively historic capital, and Barcelona, home to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and the ever-bustling Ramblas. Also visit the spectacular wine-growing region, try some of the local wines, and marvel at the Montserrat Abbey, built atop a mountain.

HOTELS
LONDON DoubleTree by Hilton London- Chelsea (F) or Novotel London West (F)
PARIS Kyriad Bercy (ST) or Novotel La Defense (F) 
AVIGNON Ibis Styles Avignon Sud (ST)
BARCELONA Tryp Condal Mar (F) or Tryp Apolo (ST)
MADRID NH Abascal (F)

Call (954) 748-6881 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12112989

Tour Operator

Cosmos

Offer

Offer valid through 3/31/2015

Duration

11 Days

Escorted

Escorted – Yes

Itinerary

Day Destination Description
Day 1 London Check into your hotel. This 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 Today you can spend the entire day savoring our rich program of optional activities: consider a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London with the stunning Crown Jewels, or choose an excursion to magnificent Windsor Castle, primary residence of Britain’s royal family. Tonight, maybe a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)  
Day 3 Paris Transfer to the railway station and board the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN. You’ll zoom up to 150 miles per hour, traveling through the undersea Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) and arriving in just over two hours in fabulous Paris, the ‘City of Light.’ Meet your Tour Director and transfer to your overnight hotel. (B)  
Day 4 Paris Paris is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. You’ll see many of them this morning with a Local Guide during the included city tour. View Napoleon’s famed Arc de Triomphe at the western end of the Champs Elysees, the opulent Opera, the monumental Eiffel Tower, and much more. This afternoon, you’ll feel like a French aristocrat as you join the optional walking tour through Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles with its incomparable Hall of Mirrors and breathtaking landscaped gardens. This evening, why not join an optional welcome dinner? (B)  
Day 5 Avignon Today, board the TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse) for the journey to Avignon, the fortified ‘City of Popes’ and capital of the Vaucluse region. Enjoy an included visit of the PALACE OF THE POPES, seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1377 instead of Rome. Then, free time lets you explore the cobblestone streets and squares, and view the Pont Saint Benezet (Saint Benezet Bridge), constructed in 1171 and made famous in the song Sur le Pont d’Avignon. (B,D)  
Day 6 Avignon Today, an included excursion takes you to Arles, the most famous of all Provence towns and known the world over by the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. Visit the Roman AMPHITHEATER, dating back to the 1st century and built to hold over 20,000 spectators. In the afternoon, continue to Aix-en-Provence, one of France’s most elegant cities. Take a leisurely walk through the city center, discover colorful squares, explore shaded Cours Mirabeau with its famous cafes and fountains, barter for souvenirs at the quaint Place de Verdun flea market, or enjoy a glass of local wine in one of the outdoor cafes. Return to Avignon for an overnight. (B)  
Day 7 Barcelona Head for the France-Spain border this morning. En route, visit Carcassonne, the most medieval-looking city in France. Fortifications, ramparts, castle walls, and drawbridges from the Middle Ages are still well preserved and certainly worth seeing. Later, head to Barcelona, Catalonia’s lively and beautiful capital. (B)  
Day 8 Barcelona Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuic to see the Olympic Stadium and to admire the great panoramic views of the port and city. The drive continues to Plaza Catalunya and Passeo de Gracia in the city center to see the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces in Houses Batllo and Mila and the Sagrada Familia (entrance fees not included). This afternoon, enjoy the included visit to nearby Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain and site of a Benedictine abbey thought by some to be the location of the mythical Holy Grail. The monastery was founded in 1025, and its VIRGIN OF MONTSERRAT SANCTUARY dates back to 592. There’s time to stroll around the picturesque squares and streets before wine tasting at a local WINE CELLAR. Return to Barcelona. (B)  
Day 9 Madrid Today, take in scenic vistas of the Spanish countryside as you travel to Saragossa, situated on the banks of the Ebro River and an important agricultural center. A short visit introduces you to the city, which was once residence to the kings of Aragon, and more recently, hosted the Expo 2008. Later, head to Madrid for two overnights. (B,D)  
Day 10 Madrid Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid is situated 2,180 feet above sea level-the ‘nearest thing to heaven,’ according to the Spanish. This morning, enjoy the city’s main highlights on an included guided sightseeing tour. Later, maybe join an optional excursion to El Escorial, a world-famous monastery and the political center of the Spanish Empire under Philip II, and the Valley of the Fallen, a memorial honoring those who fell during the Spanish Civil War. (B)  
Day 11 Madrid Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)  

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April 23, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,179.00 (USD)

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April 30, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,179.00 (USD)

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May 21, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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May 28, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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June 11, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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June 18, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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July 09, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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July 16, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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July 30, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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August 06, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,179.00 (USD)

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August 13, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,179.00 (USD)

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August 20, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,179.00 (USD)

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August 27, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,179.00 (USD)

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September 03, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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September 10, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,199.00 (USD)

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September 24, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,169.00 (USD)

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October 01, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,169.00 (USD)

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October 15, 2015 Land Only Price
$2,109.00 (USD)

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Disclaimer

US$ Price Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement: 
$616

No triple room reduction.Travel Terms & Conditions
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Important Notes

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Cosmos to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships’ crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as ‘included’ in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature. 

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