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January 27, 2015

Spring Break Planning: See the World

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It’s never too early to start planning your spring break travel. Escape the snow and watch as the history lessons your kids are learning in school come alive! Believe it or not, you can experience some of Europe’s and Africa’s most fascinating destinations in just a week. Want affordable, shorter vacations to exciting places? You got it! Want to see the sights and have time to explore on your own? Done! So pack your bags and discover the destinations of your dreams.

Here are our top 10 favorite spring break destinations:

1) Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Visit Nuremberg, Vienna, Salzburg

Johann Strauss Statue, Vienna, Austria

Johann Strauss Statue, Vienna, Austria

2) Cairo, Alexandria & the Mediterranean

Visit Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, El Alamein, Memphis, Sakkara

Giza Pyramid, Cairo, Egypt

Giza Pyramid, Cairo, Egypt

3) Ireland

Visit Downpatrick, Giant’s Causeway, Derry, Donegal town, Knock, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Adare, Killarney, Blarney, Tramore, handweaving mill at Avoca, Glendalough

Ross Castle, Killarney, Ireland

Ross Castle, Killarney, Ireland

4) Tunisia

Visit Tunis, Dougga, Sidi-Bou-Said, Carthage, Monastir, El Djem, Sfax, Matmata, Tamezret, Douz, Chott el Jerid, Gafsa, Kairouan

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Tunisia

5) Spain & Portugal

Visit Avila, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fátima, Obidos, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Marbella

Plaza d’España, Seville, Spain

Plaza d’España, Seville, Spain

Costa del Sol, Spain

Costa del Sol, Spain

6) France

Visit Giverny, Rouen, Honfleur, Normandy Landing Beaches and American Cemetery, Bayeux and its tapestry, Mont St. Michel, St. Malo, Rennes, Blois, Chartres

Mont Saint Michel, France

Mont Saint Michel, France

7) Tuscany & Rome

Visit Greve in Chianti, Montecatini, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Assisi

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) Slovenia & Croatia

Visit Postojna Caves, Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace, Turkish Quarter, Plitvice, Church of St. Marcus

Postojna Caves, Croatia

Postojna Caves, Croatia

9) Moscow & St. Petersburg

Visit Red Square, Kremlin, Trinity Monastery of St. Serviyev, Peterhof Palace and its gardens, Hermitage Museum

St. Basil Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

St. Basil Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

10) Switzerland

Visit to Appenzell, Vaduz, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Gruyère village, Berne, Interlaken, Lucerne

Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano, Switzerland

How do you get to visit ALL the must-see sights and have significant time to explore the destination? There’s so much to do, so much to see, and we’ve got the answer for you: Cosmos. On a Cosmos escorted tour, you get the most affordable travel packages to the world’s most captivating places. With Cosmos, you’ll enjoy the benefits, security, and convenience of escorted travel, an expert Tour Director, a greater choice of activities and excursions, and longer stays in key cities so that you can truly immerse yourself in the local culture. You can also personalize your getaway, thanks to well-designed itineraries that feature the must-see sites as well as significant free time to explore your destination the way you want.

See our top 10 list, and more week-long vacations here and start planning today!