Hotel accommodation with full buffet breakfast; Local Host service in each city; Destination Guides; headset in Notre Dame Cathedral; discounts at the famous Galeries Lafayette and other leading department stores in Paris; sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary (inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE); transfers, with porterage Paris-London, to/from train stations.
Day #1 Amsterdam, Holland. Welkom! Time to relax or begin exploring the Dutch capital. Your Local Host provides you with a Destination Guide, full of useful city information, and is on hand to help you create lasting memories.
Day #2 Amsterdam. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you on a CRUISE by glass-roofed launch through Amsterdam’s canals. Admire Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the RIJKSMUSEUM; also visit a DIAMOND CENTER and learn about the important part these precious stones played in local history.
Day #3 Amsterdam. Full day at leisure to enjoy this thriving city.
Day #4 Amsterdam–Paris, France. This morning, depart Amsterdam by HIGH-SPEED THALYS TRAIN (first-class) with early-afternoon arrival in Paris.
Day #5 Paris. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you to famous Parisian landmarks: see the Latin Quarter, Napoléon’s Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, which honors those who fought for France, and drive along the Champs-Elysées. Admire the rose windows and other splendors in NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points.
Day #6 Paris. Full day to explore the “City of Light” at your own pace.
Day #7 Paris–London, England. Morning transfer to the HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN; early-afternoon arrival in London.
Day #8 London. Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, and Piccadilly Circus. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard (if held) at Buckingham Palace. Your sightseeing trip ends at your hotel before lunch, with time for further exploration this afternoon.
Day #9 London. Full day at leisure
Day #10 London. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.