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Select Cosmos Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
A morning of sightseeing with a Local Guide to enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the Little Mermaid statue and the Rococo Amalienborg complex of royal palaces. In the afternoon, head to Gedser for the 2-hour ferry crossing to Rostock. Then, onward by road to Berlin.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Berlin or join the optional sightseeing—a must for all who wish to experience the German capital’s fascinating mix of history-laden past and confident present. This afternoon, cross the Oder River into Poland on the way to Poznan.
Today’s Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km
Touring eastwards this morning through pleasant agricultural lowlands, reach the Polish capital, Warsaw. Discover the city on your own, or find out more about its sights and history on the optional sightseeing tour. This is an excellent introduction to Warsaw’s historic center, and you’ll see why Warsaw is considered a phoenix “par excellence,” as European cities go.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km
Journey northeast towards Augustów and Suwalki to reach the biggest of the three Baltic states, Lithuania. Overnight in quaint Vilnius—the pretty wedding-cake capital since the 13th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km
On the included sightseeing walk, discover the historic streets of the old town. Later, enjoy some leisure time or take the optional excursion to visit medieval Trakai Castle on the shores of a picturesque lake. This evening, how about an optional Lithuanian folklore dinner?
An interesting journey as you travel right across Lithuania into Latvia for a stop in Pilsrundale to visit the restored baroque Rundale Palace, the former summer residence of the Duke of Courland. The palace was built by the great architect Rastrelli, who also designed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Enjoy more lovely countryside before reaching the capital of Latvia, Riga.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km
On the included tour of the old city with a Local Guide, walk through the narrow streets to the town center. Founded in 1201 by Bishop Albert, head of the Order of Teutonic Knights, Riga still boasts a multicultural population.
Visit the lively historical seaside town of Parnu, then take a stroll on the sandy beach before continuing to Tallinn.
Today’s Distance: 286 mi/ 460 km
Start the day with an included walking tour to appreciate Tallinn’s history and beauty. The Old Town, now on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is certainly the most interesting part of the city. Worth noting are the Hanseatic merchant houses, the mile-long town wall, the medieval Town Hall, and the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads.
Drive east today towards the border town of Narva and cross into Russia. Then, start the journey to St. Petersburg, considered by most travelers to be Russia’s most fascinating city.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi/ 370 km
St. Petersburg was created in 1703 by the iron will of Peter the Great. He made it the capital of all the Russias and ensured that it should rival any other European capital in splendor, beauty, and distinction. An included city tour with a Local Guide introduces you to the palaces, parks, monuments, squares, wide boulevards, and 600 bridges that delight visitors with their symmetrical beauty. Choose from a range of optional excursions available to complete your St. Petersburg experience.
Realize the huge expanse of Russia as you take a last glimpse of St. Petersburg. Then, set off north, traveling through dense pine forests dotted with numerous lakes. Cross into Finland and head for Helsinki.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi/ 410 km
Included sightseeing of the Finnish capital covers the Empire-style palace on Senate Square and the cathedral. The afternoon is free for your own exploration. This evening, embark on the ferry to Stockholm. On board, you can enjoy music, dancing, and shopping.
Today’s Distance: 31 mi/ 50 km
Dock in Stockholm, perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. The effect of its crystalline waters flowing through the city’s intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your city sightseeing takes in all the highlights including the city hall.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport is located close to the airport and 500 meters from the beach. City Centre is only 10 min away by metro and the metro station Femøren is right next to the hotel.
Contemporary designed hotel, combining elegance and sophistication with modern facilities, located in the center of Berlin.
Housed in a distinctive high-rise building in the Alpha business complex, this sophisticated 109-room hotel is close to the main railway station and the old market square. There is a contemporary restaurant and Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
Moxy hotel Warsaw is part of a brand new revitalized complex which is historically known for being a 19th century Polish Vodka Distillery. Its great location, in the buzzing Zabkowska street of the Old Praga district makes it the perfect hotel from which to enjoy the city centre of Warsaw. The hotel's lively public space area gives you the freedom for a great start of both your day and evening. Each room in this lifestyle hotel is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, desk and high-speed Wi-Fi access.
The hotel is located in the city center. It is a superior-tourist class hotel with 101 rooms. The rooms are an environmentally friendly combination of modern comfort and technology.
This modern property invites its guests to stay on the western side of Daugava River with good connections to the Old Town, Riga International Airport and the main attractions in the Latvian capital. Guests can enjoy a meal at the onsite restaurant, enjoy the great views from the high terrace and exercise in the fitness centre. The cozy rooms are perfect for leisure travelers, complete with Free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.
The hotel recently completed a throughout renovation, which has retained the buildings' historical authenticity and at the same time added a firm measurement of innovative design and modern comfort to the historical ambience.
The Courtyard St. Petersburg Vasilievsky offers not only unforgettable hotel stays but also provides an ideal location on the beautiful Vasilievsky Island. Our hotel is located just minutes away from St. Petersburg, Russia's most renowned destinations, and features a contemporary backdrop for clients' visit.
The Scandic Park hotel is located only a short walk away from the city centre of Helsinki. It is the perfect base for exploring Helsinki attractions, such as the Olympic Stadium, Linnanmäki Amusement Park or Sea Life Underwater World. You can also enjoy ballet and opera performances in the nearby Opera House or go see a concert in the Stadium.
The hotel is just off the E4 and E18 intersection, 500 m from Ulriksdal Train Station. It offers free gym, sauna and hot tub access. Wi-Fi and parking are free.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
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We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.