8 Day Classic Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Sep 25  (Sold Out) $1839* $1269
Oct 02  (Sold Out) $1829* $1239
$1779* $1209

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. This tour includes a train ride on the Chunnel from Paris to London that is approximately 3 hours in length, food & drink is available on board at an additional cost. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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DAY 1, Monday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation followed by dinner
Overnight: Amsterdam
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Amsterdam City Tour and Volendam
This morning, cruise the canals in a glass-top boat and view historic homes, 16th-century merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. View the harbor, gabled mansions, and the "Skinny Bridge." Enjoy a drive through the museum district, where you will view the Royal Palace and Dam Square. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a charming fishing village on the old Zuiderzee. Next, visit a cheese farm and see a working windmill and clogmakers. Tonight, you may wish to participate in the optional dinner at a cozy Dutch restaurant followed by a walking tour with your guide to explore the narrow canals and lanes of the notorious "Red Light" district. The historic bridges and classical architecture of Amsterdam truly come alive at night
Optional: Amsterdam by Night with dinner (PM)
Overnight: Amsterdam
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Brussels City Tour
This morning, travel through Holland's open fields, criss-crossed with canals and windmills to reach Belgium. Arriving to the capital city of Brussels, enjoy a tour with guided views of the Atomium, Palace of Justice, and 17th-century Grand Place with its decorated guild houses. Stroll the city center to view the famous Mannekin Pis fountain. Afterward, continue to the city of Bruges, also known as the "Venice of the North", and home to some of Europe's best preserved medieval buildings. Tonight, dinner is in a local restaurant
Overnight: Bruges
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Bruges City Tour
This morning, enjoy a delightful orientation in Bruges with its charming squares and historic buildings. The tour takes you first to view the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage convent. Continue with a walking tour of the city's medieval districts, where you will visit Our Lady's Church, which houses the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square and Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. Later, depart Bruges for Paris where you will have the evening at leisure, or you can join the optional tour to discover the "City of Lights" with the illumination tour and dinner in a typical French bistro
Optional: Illuminated Paris and dinner (PM)
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Paris City Tour
This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Paris including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Napoleon's Tomb, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Paris on your own, or join the optional tour of Versailles Palace where you will see classical French architecture at its most decadent
Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM)
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Paris
Enjoy the day at leisure in Paris. Explore the countless museums, such as the Louvre and Orsay, relax in the Luxembourg gardens or shop in the capital of fashion. Or, you may wish to join the optional guided tour of the Louvre museum in the morning where you will enjoy the expertise of a professional guide. You will see some of the most famous art works of all time, highlighted by the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the museum’s most reputed masterpiece, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
Optional: Louvre Museum Tour (AM)
Overnight: Paris
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Depart France
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

An evening to enjoy the excitement of one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. You begin with a drive through the floodlit sights as you make your way to a traditional, cozy Dutch restaurant for a dinner of local specialties, with drinks included. Later on foot, explore with your guide the narrow canals and lanes of the notorious "Red Light" district and see the numerous bridges and classic architecture of this 800-year-old capital in its magical night-time glory.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 28 Apr 2017 - 24 Dec 2017 $85.00
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Discover the "City of Lights" with the Illumination tour and dinner in a typical French Bistro. Enjoy the traditional atmosphere and music while being served delicious specialties and unlimited wine in a Parisian restaurant. Then see the striking floodlit monuments as we drive the Champs Elysees and along the River Seine, viewing Concorde Square, Notre Dame, the Louvre and its glass pyramid, and of course the Eiffel Tower.

*Please note that in the Summer part of the tour may be operated in the daylight

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #5 01 May 2017 - 15 Apr 2018 $85.00
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Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Today's tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #6 03 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $85.00
01 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018 $85.00
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Enjoy a visit to one of the most famous landmarks in Paris, the Louvre Museum. First stop to marvel at the modern pyramid amid the classical medieval fortress. Then continue on your tour to view some of the most famous art works of all time, highlighted by the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the museum’s most reputed masterpiece, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. At the end of the tour, you may remain at the Louvre to continue your exploration or to explore the center of Paris independently. Alternatively, your Tour Manager will accompany you to your hotel.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 11 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $83.00
02 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $83.00
01 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $83.00
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