Perfect Paris!

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Paris is and always will be one of the most dramatic and romantic places to visit on earth!

There are not many people that have not heard of this wonderful place, making it one of the most popular destinations to visit.

Its beauty, flair and style make it a must see place in the day, while its literally brilliant nightlife warrants it the name ‘City of Light’!

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As you can see from the picture above, Paris is a vast city brimming with life, from the majestic architecture to the intricate artworks, Paris has it all.

In fact, it is so vast that you would struggle to see it in one day! A few days in Paris is needed to truly appreciate its delightful beauty, but how would you get around?

Well, you could start with one of the most popular forms of transportation – The Metro!

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The Metro

The Paris metro was opened in 1900 and is one of the oldest and best underground systems in the world, rivalling London and New York. There are 14 lines and 380 stations connected

by in excess of 130 miles of track. It is generally seen as the most efficient way to explore the great city,  getting near a couple blocks of anywhere you want to go. The metro runs from

5:00 am to 12:30 am and tickets can be bought at the ticket booth in the station.

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The RER Train

In addition to the metro is the RER train that was first opened in 1961.This is a commuter suburban line that is integrated into the metro system and goes further

outside the city as well as having several stops in central Paris. There are lines that connect to Orly Airport, Charles De Gaulle Airport, Versailles or Disneyland, as

well as other suburban destinations.

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Bus

The bus system in Paris is also exceptional, it’s also a good way to see and familiarize yourself with the city. Metro tickets can be used on the buses and can be bought on the bus as well

as in the metro stations.  Most of the buses run from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm with a few running until 12:30 am.

Paris L’OpenTour buses are also a great way to visit all the major places of interest in the city while enjoying the amazing views from the open top deck.

Enjoy fantastic views from the open top deck. Explore the best of what Paris has to offer through a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. These buses run daily at 30 minute intervals from

9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

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Taxi

There are nearly 15,000 Taxis in Paris which are quite easy to find.

You can hail one on the streets or get your hotel to book one for you.

Taxis are not too expensive and probably the easiest way to get home after a day or night of walking around.

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Boat

What better than a ride on a riverboat shuttle service which takes you on the Seine and to the heart of Paris.

The Batobus runs up and down the seine with eight stops on the route, allowing you to experience a different view of Paris along your journey.

 Take in the Champs Elysées, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, and Jardin des Plantes.

The boat departs daily at 25 minute intervals from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday Tuesday Wednesday  and Thursday, and 25 minute intervals from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Mother’s Day Getaway!

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Mother’s Day is on Sunday 6th March in 2016, the one day when we can truly show appreciation to our wonderful mothers.

Mother’s Day is a day that has been chosen especially  to celebrate mothers and all mother figures in every shape and form.

From grandmothers, great grandmothers, stepmothers and mothers-in-law, everything they do for us through their love can be shown to be appreciated by setting this one day aside.

Flowers and chocolates are usually the main gifts bought on Mother’s Day and are, of course, hugely appreciated.

 

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But as a special treat, why not choose a coach holiday around this date to whisk your loved one away for a truly memorable Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse for a special weekend getaway, go shopping, visit a museum or take in a show.

Say a massive thank you to your mum and treat her to an unforgettable Mother’s Day weekend in London.

Better still, try one of the fabulous coach tours that take you around Britain and beyond………

Book now for Mother’s day or as a Mother’s day gift for future dates!

 

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Britain and Ireland Experience 2016

Experience the Britain and Ireland of a simpler time, through medieval castles and churches that have stood for centuries. Admire Ireland’s breathtaking Dingle Peninsula and roam the charming streets …

  • Lasting for 12 Days
  • Prices Starting From £88 per day

 

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Irish Highlights 2016

The fast-track to Ireland – this seven-day encounter with the southern side takes you from Dublin and back again, stopping at Waterford, Limerick and the scenic Ring of Kerry along the way.It’s Inside…

  • Lasting for 7 Days
  • Prices Starting From £121 per day

 

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European Highlights 2016

Discovering six countries in seven days, this intimate introduction to Europe compares its big players, France and Germany, and their smaller neighbours, Switzerland and The Netherlands.It’s Insider m…

  • Lasting for 7 Days
  • Prices Starting From £141 per day

USA & Canada with Cosmos Tours & Cruises!

Want to see America and Canada at their best?

Want an unforgettable adventure on a fabulous escorted coach tour?

Love city sightseeing and want to visit many iconic historic cities on the way?

 

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Mount Rushmore USA

 

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Canadian Autumn

 

Well, you can’t get much better than joining Cosmos Tours & Cruises on one of their amazing coach tours to the USA and Canada.

 As expert coach tour operators, Cosmos have got coach holiday itineraries for everyone, offering the widest choice of holidays to America and Canada.

Cosmos Tour Directors’ expert local knowledge means you will also be guided off the beaten track to see unexpected gems, as well as experiencing  a superb selection of sightseeing excursions.

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Canadian Rockies holidays and tours

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Snow covered Banff

 

The Rocky Mountains are a special place whether experienced in spring, summer, autumn or winter.

On a Cosmos Canadian Rockies Holiday you can visit the Banff and Jasper National Parks, take a ride on a snowcoach through the Columbia Icefield or a ride on one of the world’s great classic train journeys.

The deep blue sky and turquoise lakes are surrounded by majestic jagged peaks and wild pinewoods. The stunning sunrise and sunset each day brings a type of joy only created in dreams and the beautiful pure air provides a welcome tonic for the mind and soul.

Western USA holidays & tours

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The breathtaking Grand Canyon

 

Cosmos Western USA tours are simply unmissable.

Where to begin? Well, there is Yosemite, with its endless wilderness and rare wildlife. Or the Grand Canyon with its powerful and inspiring landscape.

Experience the phenomenon in the Nevada desert that is Las Vegas with its feverish gambling, neon lights and glamorous shows.

Explore Hollywood, the world’s ‘Capital of Glamour’! Find the footprints of the stars and seek out the famous Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive and legendary Sunset Strip.

East Coast USA holidays and tours

Niagara Falls at night

Niagara Falls at night

 

Cosmos East Coast USA tours will totally overwhelm your senses, from the awesome Niagara Falls where the power of those thundering columns of water will take your breath away, to the glowing colours of Vermont in the Fall.

Experience the thrill of shopping and bar-hopping in Manhattan, or seeing the wonderful New York skyline by night. Don’t miss the enthralling tours of Capitol Hill and the Arlington National Cemetery in the historic city of Washington DC.

A Cosmos East Coast USA tour will also take you to Boston, the ‘Cradle of American Liberty’. See the numerous impressive landmarks that Boston is famous for, including Beacon Hill, the Old North Church, Boston Common and the Public Gardens.

Deep South Tours and Holidays

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Nashville at night

 

Cosmos Deep South tours take you to the birthplace of musical genres including bluegrass, jazz and rock’n’roll.

Visit the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, where legendary artists including Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ike Turner recorded their music. Also, get a chance to pay homage to Elvis Presley, the king of rock’n’roll at Graceland.

Next, visit Nashville, the ‘Capital of Country Music’, and see the famous recording studios of Music Row, the centre of the recording industry since the 1950’s.

Cosmos Deep South tour will also give you the opportunity to explore the French quarter of vibrant, colourful New Orleans, including St Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square as well as the legendary Bourbon Street.

Valentines Day getaway!

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Valentines Day is the perfect time to whisk your loved one away on an enchanting trip for two.

Paris is one beautiful place to go, with its amazing monuments to see and incredible night life to enjoy.

However, there are also other wonderful places to explore, including Prague, Vienna, Bruges and Tuscany.

PRAGUE

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Prague at night.

Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is also known as ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’.  This truly romantic city is famous for its ancient Old Town Square, colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and medieval Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Hall.

Explore this beautiful city by walking along its curved cobblestone streets and beautiful bridges. Travel by tram across the Vltava River and see the magnificent 1000 year old Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral with its grand stained glass windows.

Prague has a wonderfully diverse nightlife with everything from opera, theatre and ballet to music clubs such as the five-story Karlovy Lázně, and a seemingly infinite range of bars and cafés. Find underground bars with amazing cocktails on offer and enticing restaurants serving delicious food and fine red wine.

Explore this elegant ‘Golden City’ for a truly romantic experience never to be forgotten.

VIENNA

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The Musikverein Concert Hall in Vienna

The capital city of Austria, Vienna is known for its Baroque palaces and marvelous concert halls.

Vienna is also famously artistic and residents have included Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

For a special romantic evening out in Vienna, book your tickets for the Vienna Mozart Concert at the Musikverein. Dressed in historical costumes and wigs, the Vienna Mozart Orchestra re-creates the 18th century in this historic concert hall – the perfect valentine gift to enjoy a little Mozart while you’re in Vienna!

Vienna also houses many elegant coffee houses to indulge in delicious cakes and steaming hot coffee while gazing at the outstanding beauty outside, and a chance of snow in February will only add to the romance!

BRUGES

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Bruges magnificent medieval architecture

Medieval Bruges can be counted as one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe.

The whole atmosphere of Bruges oozes pure romance with its medieval architecture, canals and cobbled streets.

 You can try your luck at climbing the Belfry Tower to find the final view absolutely breathtaking. You will also see the old Law Courts, the City Hall, and the ‘Basilica of the Holy Blood’ in which is housed some of Jesus’ blood.

Like in many towns in Belgium, in Bruges you will find many varieties of beer, delicious chocolates and fine lace, a trademark ever since the Renaissance. The many lovely warm restaurants are also there to while away the time on a truly romantic day.

TUSCANY

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Tuscany wine region

 Tuscany with its rolling hillsides, quaint farmhouses, tall cypress trees and olive groves is just waiting to be explored.

 Head to the scenic hills of the Tuscan wine region in February to experience this romantic beautiful countryside all to yourself, without the hordes of other holiday makers.

Taste the local produce and explore the numerous artisan shops while reveling in the truly romantic atmosphere of glorious Tuscany.