2018: European Capitals with Budapest (476E)

17 days from Paris to Budapest

Your 17-day affordable European tour features some of the most dynamic and historic capitals on the continent. From Paris to Vienna, and major points in between, you'll become familiar with legendary cities such as Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Prague.

You'll sightsee with a knowledgeable local guide who will share the history, culture, and local nuances in each city. You'll see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, and Eiffel Tower in Paris; the Grand Place in Brussels; Prague's 1410 Astronomical Clock and the 1357 Charles Bridge; as well as Vienna's State Opera in 'The City of Music' where the masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven Brahms, and Strauss are heard. You'll see Amsterdam from a canal cruise - the best way to see this unique city!

Enjoy visiting some of Europe's smaller - but fascinating - cities. See the world's largest diamond district in Antwerp, and the historic streets of Dresden to hear the bells of the Zwinger Palace Glockenspiel. You'll also walk through Tabor's medieval Old Town in the Czech Republic.

At the end of your European Capitals tour, you'll enjoy a Monograms vacation in Budapest. Traveling by high-speed train from Vienna to the bustling Hungarian capital to enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and plenty free time to explore independently. You'll spend three fascinating days in Budapest to experience guided sightseeing tours of Matthias Coronation Church, Heroes' Square, and a drive up to Fishermen's Bastion.

With so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences to discover during your affordable European vacation, you'll treasure the priceless memories all the more.


HOTELS
PARIS Campanile Pantin (ST) or Timhotel Berthier (ST)
BRUSSELS Ibis St. Catherine (ST) or Ramada La Woluwe (ST)
AMSTERDAM AREA Tulip Inn Airport (ST) or Best Western Plus Amedia Airport (F)
BREMERHAVEN Comfort (F)
BERLIN Abba (F) or City East Berlin (ST)
PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F)
VIENNA Star Inn Schonbrunn (ST) or Kavalier (ST)
BUDAPEST Continental (F)

Call (630) 369-2995 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13596991

Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
17 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ParisCheck into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the French capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2ParisParis is a world-class city that probably has more familiar landmarks than almost any other city in the world. This morning, see these sites during the included city tour with an expert Local Guide. In the afternoon, feel like a French aristocrat on the optional walking tour through the opulent Palace of Versailles. Tonight, consider joining the optional dinner at a typical restaurant. (B)
Day 3BrusselsEnjoy a leisurely morning in Paris before heading to Brussels, capital of Belgium and major center for international politics since WWII. Tonight, dinner is included at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4BrusselsJoin your Local Guide this morning and explore this vibrant city, headquarters of the European Union. Along the way, hear about the ornate Grand'Place and see the tiny yet world-famous Manneken Pis statue. The afternoon is free to make your own discoveries. (B)
Day 5AmsterdamStart the day by getting to know the international port city of Antwerp. See the centuries-old Diamond Quarter, the largest diamond district in the world; the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1663; the 14th-century Cathedral of Our Lady with its triptychs by Rubens; and much more. Cross the border into South Holland and stop in Rotterdam, the 'Gateway to the World,' for an introduction to Europe's busiest port, boasting an eclectic tapestry of architectural styles. Later, arrive in Amsterdam, vibrant capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. (B)
Day 6AmsterdamEnjoy a CANAL CRUISE to see the city from water level, then watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a DIAMOND CENTER. Continue the discovery with a Local Guide showing you the city's highlights. Maybe get to know the beautiful Dutch countryside on an optional excursion. (B)
Day 7BremerhavenDepart Amsterdam and stop in Groningen, an important trade center in the 13th century that today is hailed as the 'World Cycling City.' In the center of town, admire the Martini Tower with its 62-bell carillon, the Spanish Moorish synagogue, and much more. Reach Bremerhaven for a guided visit of the interactive GERMAN EMIGRATION CENTER, Europe's largest museum about emigration, particularly German emigration to the United States. (B,D)
Day 8BerlinTravel to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, which majestically straddles the Weser River. Attractions here include the opulent Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the massive, 15th-century statue of Roland, the city's protector; the oldest wine cellar in Germany, the Ratskeller, whose wine list boasts more than 650 German wines; and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers' famous fairytale. You'll see the highlights on your included guided walking tour, then it's on to the city of Berlin! (B)
Day 9BerlinOn the included guided tour, learn how Berlin is no longer divided but every bit as fascinating. Once a city of stark contrasts, since the fall of the wall, Berlin has developed into a harmonious blend of old and new. It has preserved the old buildings, such as the State Opera House and Brandenburg Gate; its neoclassic-style boulevards, such as the Kurfustendamm and Unter den Linden; and it has created brand new buildings in the most daring, contemporary architectural styles. It is once again Germany's capital and one of Europe's most lively cities. This afternoon, maybe join an optional excursion. (B)
Day 10PragueTravel southwest toward the Czech border to Dresden, hailed as the 'Jewel Box' city for its splendid baroque and rococo center. With four nature reserves and 63% of the city consisting of green areas and forests, Dresden is one of the greenest cities in all of Europe. On your included guided sightseeing tour, see the ZWINGER PALACE GLOCKENSPIEL with its bells made by the famous Meissen porcelain factory, as well as many other city highlights. Cross into the Czech Republic and head towards Prague. (B)
Day 11PragueThe wealth of gothic and baroque architecture in the 'Golden City' of Prague inspired local composers Dvorak and Smetana-and will inspire you, too, today during your included guided sightseeing tour. See the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with its fantastic Astronomical Clock, and more. Your Tour Director can suggest optional excursions, including a fun evening of traditional Czech music and entertainment. (B,D)
Day 12ViennaVisit Tabor this morning, founded in 1420 as an egalitarian peasant commune. Walk through the pretty Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets to its main square. In the afternoon, cross the Austrian border to arrive in Vienna, Austria's capital. This evening, how about an optional classical concert? (B)
Day 13ViennaOnce the seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire and home to Strauss, Brahms, Beethoven, Hadyn, and Mozart, Vienna blends ornate baroque architecture with an irresistible musical heritage-you can almost hear the classical music as you stroll its streets. There's much to enthrall you today on the included guided sightseeing tour. Admire the fabulous State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Parliament. Later, maybe try some of Vienna's heavenly Sachertorte at a traditional coffee house, or you could join the optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. This evening, the included Viennese farewell dinner might be just the ticket! (B,D)
Day 14BudapestTravel by high-speed train to Budapest. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay. (B)
Day 15BudapestMorning guided sightseeing features Matthias Coronation Church, impressive HEROES' SQUARE, and a drive up to Fishermen's Bastion for magnificent panoramas of Buda and Pest. (B)
Day 16BudapestYour Local Host can recommend how best to spend your day at leisure. (B)
Day 17BudapestYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/04/2018$2,756.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/11/2018$2,796.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/08/2018$2,796.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
06/15/2018$2,796.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/06/2018$2,698.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
07/13/2018$2,698.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/17/2018$2,630.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/24/2018$2,666.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
08/31/2018$2,796.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/07/2018$2,796.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/21/2018$2,796.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement
$806-$875

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $120-$168; in twin $63-$87; triples on request

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single
room $108-$166; in twin $61-$90; in triple $58-$77


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