Three Reasons To Explore Europe With Cosmos

6 March 2017
Read Time: 2.9 mins

From Nordic nations in the north to Mediterranean resorts in the south, Europe is an eclectic continent with intrigue and excitement around every corner.

Rich flavours and warm hospitality that transcend language barriers. Art and architecture that simultaneously look to the past and the future. Enviable lifestyles interwoven with beautiful landscapes. The list of things to love about Europe is long, and there are few others that showcase its treasures like Cosmos. Here are the highlights.

Gaudi commenced construction on the Sagrada Familia in 1882, and it is yet to be finished.

Unearth Creative Legacies

Home to some of the world’s most famous artists, writers and philosophers, Europe is a melting pot of creative legacy, and Cosmos’ local sightseeing tours led by knowledgeable guides introduce lauded works and architectural marvels spanning centuries. You can skip the queues at myriad sites, including the Colosseum in Rome and Antoni Gaudi’s still unfinished Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. On a smaller scale, Cosmos guides you through influential masterpieces holding pride of place on the walls of The Louvre in Paris and Madrid’s Museo del Prado. Literary buffs can also follow in the footsteps of Hemingway through Paris and Madrid, while musos will love exploring Mozart’s Salzburg.

Cassis, like many towns in the French Riviera has a relaxed, seaside vibe.

The Local Lifestyle

Lifestyle is a huge drawcard for travellers to Europe and something that can only be experienced in person. Travelling with Cosmos means you’ll experience each destination in the most authentic light. You’ll have the chance to soak up the sun and leisurely way of life in the French Riviera, sip on a local brew while watching life go by in Venice, and be immersed in the passion and movement of a flamenco dinner show in Barcelona. Stopping to smell the flowers in multicoloured fields in the Netherlands and chatting to stallholders in bustling marketplaces are integral parts of European life, and bound to make your journey all the more memorable.

Cosmos ensure you have the options to travel your own way, or be as guided as you please.

The Traveller’s Experience

With more than 50 years of experience and the know-how of charismatic Tour Directors, you'll experience everything that gives Europe its intoxicating charm in affordable luxury. Quality hotels located near transport links offer a relaxing base in between sightseeing, and if you’re travelling solo, you're guaranteed a room share to avoid single supplements. On the road, expect breakfast daily and some dinners, as well as Wi-Fi on board the coach. Most importantly, however, you'll enjoy a balance of free time, included sightseeing and optional experiences to enhance your holiday. So whether your sights are set on the Iberian Peninsula or a complete journey around Western Europe, Cosmos is your ultimate guide.

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Vicki Fletcher

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Head of Content and Social for Flight Centre, Vicki loves road trips down unknown tracks, hiking into mountain ranges, following locals to the best food in town, and spending long afternoons people watching in city squares. She's written for publications across Australia and Europe. Top travel tip: always look up. Follow Vicki on Instagram @vickijanefletcher.