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Seven Countries, Venice & Paris

Seven Countries, Venice & Paris

This European tour offers it all - historic sights, big cities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty. It's a marvelous vacation through seven captivating countries! Photo Credit: Leonardo Barbosa

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Seven Countries, Venice and Paris

Trip Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights

 

Starr has partnered with Cosmos Vacations, a leader in the packaged travel industry. When you travel with Cosmos, you'll have the opportunity to experience the inside stories behind each destination. For 80 years, Cosmos has been a leader in escorted travel with inspirational Tour Directors who not only show you the sites, but take you deeper into each place you'll see. With Cosmos, you get little-known insights, engaging commentary, and unique cultural experiences.

 

 

Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners

  • Tour Director upon arrival in London

  • Round Trip airfare from EWR/PHL airport

  • Transfers between airport & hotels

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

 

 

Trip Highlights:

 

London

London is one of the great "world cities," and remains a global capital of culture, fashion, finance, politics, and trade. Vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas, and energy. The capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, it is also the largest city in Western Europe.

Enjoy a full day on your own to explore the many attractions London has to offer.

 

Eurostar Train to Brussels

Travel on the Eurostar train to Brussels where your tour director and comfortable coach will take you for an orientation drive.

 

Brussels

As the centre of European culture and institutions, Brussels has much more to offer than most people imagine. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers, there are almost 90 museums, beautiful parks and architecture, and much more.

 

Rhine Cruise

Start the day with an included Rhine steamer cruise with some legendary sights, including Lorelei rock. The mighty slate rock Lorelei in the Romantic Rhine Valley, rises up almost vertically to 435 feet above the water-level.

 

Romantic Road

Germany's Romantic Road, a trade route during the Middle Ages, is now known for its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside. We'll make a stop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character.

 

Venice

Venice, the capital of northern Italy's Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals, including the Grand Canal thoroughfare, lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark's Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city's red roofs.

 

Venice Boat Ride

Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark's Square, allowing you to admire the palazzos and maze of streets.

 

Glassblowing Studio

While in Venice, enjoy watching glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries.

 

Verona

Stop in romantic Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a stroll in the old city.

 

Lake Lucerne

Visit the Lucerne area, one of Switzerland's finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snowcapped Swiss Alps. Here, visit the Old Town, with its famous Chapel Bridge.

 

Dijon

Dijon is the capital city of the historical Burgundy region in eastern France, one of the country's principal wine-producing areas. It's known for its vineyard tours and building styles ranging from Gothic to Art Deco.

 

Paris

See the most famous sights in Paris - including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower - on the guided sightseeing tour.

 

Need to Know:

 

Proof of Citizenship Requirement: Passport

Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of your stay.

 

Tour: October 25, 2024

Tour: November 8, 2024

Deposit/Final Payment Policy:

  • Deposit is $300 per person.

  • Final payment is due by 5/11/2024.

Deposit/Final Payment Policy:

  • Deposit is $300 per person.

  • Final payment is due by 7/11/2024.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancellation occurs from booking date to 6/26/24, a $25.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 6/27/24 and 8/21/24, a $1,300.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 8/22/24 and 10/25/24, the passenger is in full penalty and no refund will be granted.

Cancellation Policy:

If cancellation occurs from booking date to 7/10/24, a $25.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 7/11/24 and 9/4/24, a $1,300.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 9/5/24 and 11/8/24, the passenger is in full penalty and no refund will be granted.

*In addition to the cancellation polices listed above, if additional payments have been made to Starr for the purpose of securing your airline reservation, these monies are non-refundable once received. Any name changes after final payment is made will be assessed a per person change fee. The amount of the fee will be determined by the airline.

 

Accessibility:

  • This is a trip for those who are physically fit and can transport their own luggage and walk long distances. This trip is NOT recommended for those who require a walker, wheelchair, or walking assistance of any kind.

  • There are no skycaps in Europe and hotels do not always offer luggage handling. DO NOT BRING A extra large/heavy suitcase.

  • Not all sightseeing stops/sites accommodate wheelchairs and some locations and sightseeing activities require extensive standing, sitting or walking, sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets.

  • Cosmos/Starr is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant's inability to participate with the group.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act is only applicable within the United States and facilities for disabled individuals are limited outside its borders. Most transportation services, including the touring motorcoaches and cruise ships, are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Motorized scooters are not suitable on international tours.

 

Flight Schedule:

Departure: October 25, 2024

Departure: November 8, 2024

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Depart PHL at 10:20pm

Arrive LHR at 10:20am

*Flights are subject to change

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Depart PHL at 9:20pm

Arrive LHR at 9:20am

*Flights are subject to change

Return: November 4, 2024

Return: November 18, 2024

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Depart CDG at 1:30pm

Arrive PHL at 4:05pm

*Flights are subject to change

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Depart CDG at 1:30pm

Arrive PHL @ 4:05pm

*Flights are subject to change

**Only 1 piece of checked baggage is allowed on this trip.**

 

Travel Insurance:

Travel Protection is recommended through The National Tour Association's (NTA) Travel Protection Plan administered by AON Affinity. For more information or to purchase, call 800-388-1470 or log onto: nta.aontravelprotect.com Starr's Tour Operator location # is 306035.

 

Gratuities:

Gratuities to individuals noted below are not included in the price of your tour package. Customary recognized guidelines are as follows:

*Motorcoach Driver – $4-$6 per tour guest, per day

*Tour Director – $4-$6 per tour guest, per day

 

Day 1

A Starr Tours motorcoach will take you from our convenient departure point to the airport to board your transatlantic overnight flight to London.

Day 2

Check into your hotel. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 3

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide that includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Optional afternoon excursions: visit the Tower of London, or Windsor Castle. Tonight, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River?

Day 4

Transfer to the railway station and board the EUROSTAR Train to Brussels. Here, your Tour Director and comfortable coach wait to take you for an orientation drive.

Day 5

Journey into Germany to the shores of the mighty Rhine to enjoy a scenic cruise. Then, on to the Frankfurt area for an overnight.

Day 6

Today's highlight is a drive along the Romantic Road, through towns and villages with medieval towered gates and battlements, squares of half-timbered houses, and richly decorated fountains. Spend some time in the center of Rothenburg before heading to the Innsbruck area for an overnight.

Day 7

Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps while crossing the Europa Bridge and Brenner Pass. Arrive in Venice, where a boat ride along the Giudecca Canal to Piazza San Marco allows us to admire the palazzos and maze of streets. Time at leisure to soak up the magical atmosphere of this unique city. At a glassblowing studio, experience this Venetian art.

Day 8

Stop in fascinating Verona for a stroll in the old city. Cross the Swiss border and enjoy the idyllic views of Canton Ticino, then descend to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Lucerne.

Day 9

Your visit this morning focuses on the Old Town in the heart of Lucerne. Also, there's time for an optional excursion to Mount Stanserhorn. In the afternoon, journey into France for an overnight in the charming town of Dijon.

Day 10:

Leave Dijon and travel on the autoroute to Paris, where included sightseeing with a local expert shows you many of the best-known Parisian sites. Tonight, enjoy a memorable 4-course dinner with wine and a nighttime orientation drive around the glimmering City of Light-the perfect way to experience Paris!

Day 11

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your transatlantic flight home.

Note

Itinerary is subject to change.

 Accommodations Day 1: Overnight transatlantic flight.

 

Accommodations Day 2-3: London - Novotel London West or similar

 

Accommodations Day 4: Brussels - Moxy City Center or similar

 

Accommodations Day 5: Frankfurt Area - NH Frankfurt Airport West or similar

 

Accommodations Day 6: Innsbruck Area - Bon Alpina or similar

 

Accommodations Day 7: Venice Area - Poppi Hotel or similar

 

Accommodations Day 8: Lucerne Area - Ibis Kriens or similar

 

Accommodations Day 9: Dijon - Campanile Congres Clemenceau or similar

 

Accommodations Day 10: Paris - Ibis Styles Meteor Avenue D'Italie or similar

 

Hotels are subject to change and are confirmed 30 days prior to departure.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

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City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (MAIN) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (MAIN)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (MAIN) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (MAIN)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN)
800 Sloan Avenue Hamilton, NJ
Iselin, NJ (MAIN/HUB) APA Hotel Woodbridge (MAIN/HUB)
120 S Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (MAIN) Phila (Northeast) KleinLife (MAIN)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila (South), PA (MAIN) Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (MAIN)
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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