Grand European Cruise & Tour

From $1699 (was $1949)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

16 Days

Includes select meals on tour, all meals on cruise
Passport Required

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Introduction

See the best of Europe - 7 popular countries and a dozen of the most unique cities - in style and comfort on this truly grand tour! Sightsee in Berlin, explore Copenhagen's charming boutiques, savor local Spanish food, and more, all on one unforgettable trip.
 

Trip includes

  • 12-Night European Cruise: Aboard Costa Cruise Line's Favolosa 

  • 2-Night Land Tour with Hotel Accommodations: Based on twin/double occupancy in moderate hotels

  • Sightseeing: Special events as listed on the itinerary

  • Meals: All meals onboard the ship, plus select meals on the land portion. 

  • Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.


Activity Level

Activity level easy going

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Trip Highlights

  • Spend a full day experiencing some of coastal Spain’s greatest food, sightseeing, and history in stunning Barcelona
  • Visit graceful ruins and modern skyscrapers in picturesque Lisbon
  • See the stunning architecture in Bremen, a coastal city rich with culture
  • Take 2 days to explore Cologne, Germany's fascinating Rhine metropolitan region


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Grand European Cruise & Tour

Tours Starts: Berlin, Germany

Tours Ends: Milan, Italy

Day 1

Fly to Germany

Take an overnight flight to Germany.

Day 2

Arrive in Berlin

Welcome to Berlin, one of the most beautiful and sophisticated capital cities in the world. If you purchased airline tickets from YMT Vacations, a friendly YMT representative will welcome you at the airport and transport you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure until the included dinner at the hotel begins. This is your chance to get to know your fellow travelers and learn about the exciting days ahead. (D)

Day 3

Morning City Tour of Berlin and Embarkation in Warnemünde (Depart 7:00 PM)

Today starts with a city tour of Berlin. Its history and culture from before and after WWII are on full display; from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, to the beautiful gardens and museums that pepper the capital. Then, we continue to Warnemünde, which was founded as a small fishing village in the 13th century, to board your spectacular floating home for the next 12 nights. Costa’s Favolosa is an amazing Italian-style cruise ship with great food, cabins, and onboard activities. (B)

ABBA Berlin Hotel or similar

Day 4

Copenhagen, Denmark (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

Velkommen til København! The Danish capital was first established in the 10th century, and during your time in this vibrant city you’ll have the chance to learn about its storied history while enjoying the cutting-edge technology that it now embraces. If you’re interested in shopping, take a stroll through a few of Copenhagen’s boutiques. Scandinavian clothing and home goods are world famous for their thoughtful, innovative, minimalist design, and you can make some great purchases right here in Copenhagen.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Harwich, UK (8:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

This small seaside town is quintessentially British—with quiet beaches, a pair of charming lighthouses, the historic Electric Palace cinema, and the Harwich Quay, which is perfect for shopping, walking, or enjoying the local food.

Day 7

Cherbourg, France (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM)

Cherbourg’s bustling modern port stands in stark contrast to both the quiet beauty of the surrounding French countryside, and to the events of D-Day, the landing operations that took place on Tuesday, June 6, 1944. 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of these events that made Normandy's beaches the bloodiest battlefield in Europe. Today you may choose to join the optional excursion to Normandy, or to fill your leisure time in historic Cherbourg, perhaps with a visit to one of the many incredible museums.

Day 8

At Sea

Day 9

La Coruña, Spain (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM)

The port of La Coruña centers on a narrow peninsula that juts from Spain’s northern coast, and boasts one of the Mediterranean’s finest beaches. And its tapas scene is unsurpassed—sample the wide variety of exquisitely-prepared small plates while you’re here!

Day 10

Leixões, Portugal (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Stay local in Leixões, or travel 5 miles into Porto, one of Portugal’s oldest cities and a spectacular place to spend the day. Porto was first settled around 300 BC, and since then has been captured by the Romans, the Moors, and even Napoleon. Its historic center has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the perfect place to sample a glass of port wine—named after Porto itself.

Day 11

Lisbon, Portugal (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Welcome to Portugal’s hilly coastal capital! Lisbon is watched over by 7 picturesque hills, and their view of an ancient city with cobblestoned streets and stately ruins, combined with a thoroughly modern metropolis, is one of Europe’s prettiest. Make sure to come to Lisbon hungry, as their restaurants have access to a tremendous variety of fresh seafood and succulent Alentejan beef.

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

Valencia, Spain (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

This former Roman colony is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Spain due to its appealing combination of culture and history— especially the ancient Serrans and Quart Towers in the medieval city, and the Monasterio de San Miguel de los Reyes. Delicious paella was born in Valencia, and in between meals, you can enjoy numerous museums, parks, and the city’s impressive architecture.

Day 14

Barcelona, Spain (8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

You'll be mesmerized by this thoroughly modern city where Roman ruins live next door to sophisticated high-rises, innovative exhibition spaces, and one of the world’s most impressive sports complexes. A spectacular display of architecture, Barcelona boasts 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a long, sandy coastline, fabulous food, cultural and artistic exhibitions, and terrific shopping. Use your time in this fascinating port to enjoy the world famous Las Ramblas, Gaudí's Sagrada Familia, Olympic Park, and views from Montjuic.

Day 15

Savona, Italy Disembarkation and Transfer to Milan (Disembark 9:00 AM)

Disembark this morning in Savona, then continue to Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy and recognized as a major world fashion and design capital. Enjoy an included panoramic tour with highlights like the Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

Radisson Blu Hotel Milan or similar

Day 16

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Inside Stateroom

A cozy nest: you will feel the comfort and Costa hospitality first hand with this type of cabin.

Oceanview Stateroom

A window between sky and sea: the Costa Ocean View cabins give you more direct contact with the colors of your vacation. Being able to see the sea, enjoy the sunsets and sunrises is what will make your cruise even more romantic.

Balcony Stateroom

Face to face with the sea: a room with a balcony overlooking the sea allows us to experience the warm wind in our hair and the sweet scent of the ocean. All the comfort of a Costa cabin with your balcony overlooking the sea. A real treat.

Costa Cruise Line Favolosa's Deck Plans

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