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UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Cosmos is proud to showcase UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the greatest legacies of man kind and mother nature - throughout many of our 2015 European programs.

With over 1000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the Globe, Cosmos is proud to include many visits to these awe-inspiring landmarks within our portfolio. These sites, as determined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) are chosen for their natural, historical and cultural importance to our society and it’s heritage. Only the most outstanding testimonies to the history of mankind and nature are granted the World Heritage title by UNESCO, from the ancient ruins of Olympia - the worlds first ever Olympic arena, to the Hanseatic city of Lubeck, Germany. Discover the worlds richest cultures and oldest monuments, one site at a time with Cosmos tours. 

Here is a small selection of UNESCO sites that we include as part of our sightseeing.


GERMANY

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Picture inset: Lubek


UNESCO SITES:

  • Hanseatic city of Lubek
  • Palaces & Parks of Potsdam & Berlin
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley






Tours
: Highlights of Germany, Imperial Capitals, From Warsaw to Amsterdam, Central Europe, Jewels of the Baltics & Scandinavia



GREECE

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Picture inset: Meteora


UNESCO SITES:

  • Acropolis, Athens
  • Meteora
  • Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian
  • Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos
  • Archaeological sites of Delphi, Mystras, Olympia & Mycenae

 



Tours:
Greece & the Aegean, The Best of Greece, Italy & Greece, European Masterpiece


FRANCE

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Picture inset: Avignon


UNESCO SITES:

  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Mont-Saint Michel
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
  • Roman Theatre and Triumphal Arch of Orange
  • Pont du Gard
  • Historic centre of Avignon
  • Historic fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Pyrenees


Tours:
Jewels of France, Grand tour of France, Discover Provence, Gems of Italy, France & Spain


ITALY

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Picture inset: Naples

UNESCO SITES:

  • Historic Centre of Naples
  • Archaeological area of Agrigento
  • Archaeological site of Pompei
  • Costiera Amalfitana
  • Villa Romana del Casale
  • Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
  • Mount Etna
  • Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica


Tours:
Jewels of Italy, Italy's Best, The Splendours of Italy, Rome, Sorrento & Capri, Leisurely Tuscany & Rome


MOROCCO

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Picture inset: Marrakesh

UNESCO SITES:

  • Medina of Fez
  • Medina of Marrakesh
  • Medina of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Historic city of Meknes
  • Rabat, the modern yet historic capital





Tours:
Jewels of Morocco, Spain, Portugal & Morocco


POLAND

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Picture inset: Warsaw



UNESCO SITES:

  •  Historic centre of Krakow & Warsaw
  • Wieliczka Salt Mines
  • Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp
  • Castle of the Teutonic Order, Marlbork
  • Medieval town of Torun




Tours:
Jewels of Poland, Central Europe, Jewels of the Baltics & Scandinavia, From Warsaw to Amsterdam


SPAIN

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Picture inset: Guell Park, work of Antonio Gaudi

 



UNESCO SITES:

  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
  • Old town of Segovia and ts aqueduct
  • Pyrenees
  • La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
  • Monastery and site of the Escurial, Madrid
  • Old town of Avila and its Extra muros Churches
  • Aranjuez cultural landscape



Tours:
Madrid & Andalusia, Grand Tour of Spain, Jewels of Spain & Portugal, Mediterranean Flavors


SWITZERLAND

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Picture inset: Berne

UNESCO SITES:

  • Benedectine Convent of St. John, Mustair
  • Old city of Berne
  • Lavaux, vinyards and terraces
  • Rhaetian railway in the Abula/Bernina Landscapes




Tours:
Grand Tour of Switzerland, Scenic Switzerland by Train, Alpine Countries, Bernina Express & Glacier Express


PORTUGAL

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Picture inset: Belem Tower

UNESCO SITES:

  • Monastery of Batalha
  • Belem Tower, Lisbon
  • Historic centre of Evora & Oporto
  • Monastery of Acobaca
  • Cultural landscape of Sintra
  • University of Coimbra

 

 


Tours:
The Best of Spain & Portugal, Spain, Portugal & Morocco, Jewels of Spain & Portugal