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Classic European Sampler: London, Paris & Amsterdam

Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,290

MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Get to know three of Europe's finest capital cities on this quintessential vacation. With a range self-guided and group tours included, you'll discover pomp and glamor in London, sophistication in Paris and unique, Dutch charm in Amsterdam. Along the way, the many contrasts and cultures will introduce you to the joys of exploring Europe.


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Start off with a 4 night stay in one of the world’s greatest cities, London. On a Hop On Hop Off bus tour which allows you to get on and off the bus at any of the 80 stops within 24 hours, you can decide when and where you would like to do so.

The next day have a tour which will include iconic landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben the London Eye and the Royal Albert Hall. Then continue to Hampton Court in the suburbs of the city, a royal palace used by British Monarchs up to the 18th Century including Henry VIII. Located on the banks of the River Thames, tour the state apartments of the palace and also spend time in the beautiful riverside gardens and perhaps attempt to conquer the world famous maze. After this, continue to Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family. Visit state apartments, the castle grounds and the 14th Century St. George’s Chapel, burial place of Kings and Queens including Henry VIII. 

The following morning, visit the renowned Madame Tussauds waxworks museum with its many life-size and life-like figures both historical and contemporary. This evening brings a typical British tradition, a pub tour in Greenwich on the Thames River. Enjoy drinks at 4 different pubs with a short stroll between them through the streets of Greenwich. 

Next up is the “City of Light”, Paris for a 4 night stay. Your exploration will start off with a Hop On Hop Off bus tour to view the highlights of this exciting city. With 50 stops and 12 hours validity, you will have the opportunity to really discover Paris.

The next day brings a tour to the magnificent Palace of Versailles just outside Paris. The palace was the official residence of the Kings and Queens of France. It has 700 rooms and many works of art and a priceless furniture collection. The formal and neatly laid-out gardens are exquisitely beautiful and contain over 200 statues.

Your final stop is in Amsterdam, the colourful quaint and charming city of canals for a 4 night stay. A Hop On Hop Off bus tour includes boat rides on the canals for a different perspective of Amsterdam.

Also have a tour into the Dutch countryside starting with the picturesque windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Then continue to the lively fishing village of Volendam with visits to a cheese factory and to a museum. In the summer, a boat ride to the island of Marken is included where you will meet a clog maker.

You will have a free day in Amsterdam bringing your 3 city experience to a close.


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Duration
13 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,290

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Day 1

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel Zone 1

Duration1 Hour

Thistle City Barbican

As you would expect of one of the few London City hotels, the Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for business people wheeling, dealing and networking in the Square Mile. However, it is also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too.

Not only is it just around the corner from the Barbican Centre, Sadler's Wells Theatre and the Islington Business Design Centre, it is also close to Angel Islington, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Hoxton's Square, and enjoys easy access to three underground stations. The opportunities to indulge your creative side or explore London's many attractions are countless.

Whether you are traveling for business, the ballet, the nightlife or simply a short break in London, the Thistle City Barbican hotel has all you need to relax and unwind, including complimentary access the hotel's Otium Health & Leisure Club.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
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Thistle City Barbican

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    As you would expect of one of the few London City hotels, the Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for business people wheeling, dealing and networking in the Square Mile. However, it is also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too. Not …

    As you would expect of one of the few London City hotels, the Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for business people wheeling, dealing and networking in the Square Mile. However, it is also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too.

    Not only is it just around the corner from the Barbican Centre, Sadler's Wells Theatre and the Islington Business Design Centre, it is also close to Angel Islington, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Hoxton's Square, and enjoys easy access to three underground stations. The opportunities to indulge your creative side or explore London's many attractions are countless.

    Whether you are traveling for business, the ballet, the nightlife or simply a short break in London, the Thistle City Barbican hotel has all you need to relax and unwind, including complimentary access the hotel's Otium Health & Leisure Club.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hot Tub
    • Indoor Pool
    • Laundry
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massages
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Packed Lunches
    • Private Parking Possible (charges may apply)
    • Restaurant
    • Solarium
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Tour Desk

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Day 2

The Original London Sightseeing Tour (Hop On and Hop Off)

The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 it has now become established as the essential introduction to London. It is the only sightseeing tour to offer you total choice and flexibility. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our tour routes at over 80 different stops with a commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages. The Kids' Club provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds. The services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every 15-20 minutes. The Original Tour allows you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment. Sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and iconic views of the city, both ancient and modern. The fantastic value 24-hour ticket offers a truly comprehensive London sightseeing experience: on foot, by boat and on board a marvellous fleet of London’s famous red buses.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath with Entry Tickets

Your day begins with a visit to one of the National Treasures. Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Here you will visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Your next stop is clouded in mystery. The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England, but beyond its archaeological significance and possible astronomical role, Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids. You will also visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath and take you on a panoramic tour of some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge. Explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years. In Roman times a great Temple was built next to the sacred spring - the waters were believed to have healing properties and attracted visitors from across the Roman Empire.

Duration11 Hours
Day 4

The London Eye - Fast Track Entry

At 135 meters (approximately 443 feet), the London Eye is the world's largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000, and has since won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving, and a complete turn takes about thirty minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules on the outer side of the rim, you will have a great 360-degree view of London. Many famous landmarks are clearly visible, including Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. On a clear day, you can see as far as 40 kilometers (approximately 25 miles). Make sure to reserve a specific time in advance as all entries now require a fixed-time reservation. A helpful hint? It's less crowded at night and the views on a clear night are even more spectacular.

Duration30 Minutes

Kensington Palace - Entrance Ticket

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Today, the State Rooms are open to the public and managed by the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, a nonprofit organization that does not receive public funds. The offices and private accommodation areas of the Palace remain the responsibility of the Royal Household and are maintained by the Royal Household Property Section. The nearest tube stations are in Queensway, Bayswater, Kensington High Street, or (slightly farther) Gloucester Road.

Duration6 Hours
Day 5

London Central Hotel to London Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Paris Railway Station or Pier to Paris Central Hotels

Duration1 Hour

New Hotel Opera

Located in the 9th arrondissement, in the heart of one of Paris' best entertainment areas, the New hotel Opera offers pleasant accommodation and refined services, two minutes' walk from Mogador Theatre, the Opera Garnier, Paris Casino and many theatres, restaurants and cafes.

At the centre of the Opera district, symbolising the splendour of France's Second Empire, the hotel is also very close to Boulevard Hausmann, the Department Stores, the Louvre Museum and the Opera-Vendome-Madeleine golden triangle.
Its central location and its underground and bus service, makes it within easy reach of all the main tourist attractions in Paris.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
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New Hotel Opera

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    Located in the 9th arrondissement, in the heart of one of Paris' best entertainment areas, the New hotel Opera offers pleasant accommodation and refined services, two minutes' walk from Mogador Theatre, the Opera Garnier, Paris Casino and many theatres, restaurants and cafes. At the centre …

    Located in the 9th arrondissement, in the heart of one of Paris' best entertainment areas, the New hotel Opera offers pleasant accommodation and refined services, two minutes' walk from Mogador Theatre, the Opera Garnier, Paris Casino and many theatres, restaurants and cafes.

    At the centre of the Opera district, symbolising the splendour of France's Second Empire, the hotel is also very close to Boulevard Hausmann, the Department Stores, the Louvre Museum and the Opera-Vendome-Madeleine golden triangle.
    Its central location and its underground and bus service, makes it within easy reach of all the main tourist attractions in Paris.

    Facilities

    • Parking
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Day 6

Paris Open Tour - Hop On/Off Bus 1 Day

Visit Paris boarding an open top bus "Open Tour Paris" and enjoy an exceptional view of Paris. Hop on Hop off as often as you please and see Paris in your own time and at your own pace with the 4 tour itineraries. Explore the Paris you have been looking for, historical, romantic, fashionable, fun and shopper friendly while listening to nice audio guided commentaries! Bus frequency gives you the opportunity to visit at your own pace the top monuments and to be seated comfortably each time you take the bus.

Duration12 Hours
Day 7

Guided Tour of Louvre Museum

Your priority access ticket will allow you to follow your guide straight into the world's largest museum. No need to stand in line! This guided tour offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the museum's huge collection and its greatest works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon.

Before it became a museum in 1793, the Louvre had long been one of the principle palaces of the Kings of France. Located right in the heart of Paris, the Louvre's galleries stretch for 786,000 square feet. It is home to the world's largest collection of art works, spanning more than 7,000 years from ancient civilizations to the 19th Century. The museum's collections are split into eight different departments: Egyptian antiquities, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Islamic art, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, and Prints & Drawings.

Spend time discovering these collections with your guide, who will show you some of the museum's most famous works and tell you about the stories that lie behind them. Marvel at the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1506, one of the most famous female portraits in the world; the Venus de Milo, a celebrated Greek sculpture dating from 100 BC depicting the goddess Aphrodite; or the giant 33-foot-long painting of the Coronation of Napoleon, painted in 1807 by Jacques-Louis David to commemorate the crowning of Napoleon Bonaparte in Notre Dame Cathedral.

After your guided tour, spend time exploring other parts of the museum at your own pace.

Duration2 Hours
Day 8

Full Day Guided Giverny and Versailles with Lunch

On this tour you will revel in the historical, cultural and artistic grandeur of France through two places highly symbolic of Impressionist style and Baroque architecture: Giverny and Versailles. Discover Claude Monet's house with its magnificent bright gardens, which were the Master's sources of inspiration. Your excursion continues on to Versailles Palace, the Sun King's emblem and one of the most important French artistic achievements of the 17th century. This program also includes lunch.

Duration9 Hours
Day 9

Paris Central Hotels to Paris Railway Station or Pier

Duration1 Hour

Amsterdam Train Station to Amsterdam Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

The Albus Design Hotel

The Albus Design Hotel is well located within the famous Canal Belt in the historical city centre of Amsterdam and a short walk from all famous sights. Dam square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums are just a walk away. This 4 star Superior Hotel is an excellent choice to explore this lively and vibrant city.

After a long stroll through this vibrant city you come back in this warm and welcoming hotel. Relax in the lounge or visit the social corner to update your online status. In the evening the enthusiastic bartenders welcome you to have a drink before heading out again. Experience an unconventional and creative dinner at Senses, the hotel restaurant. Listed in the top 15 of best restaurants in Amsterdam according to TripAdvisor.

Experience a service that's out of the extraordinary and personalized. Provided by the professional yet down-to-earth friendly hotel staff. They strive to exceed the expectations of every guest.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
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The Albus Design Hotel

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    The Albus Design Hotel is well located within the famous Canal Belt in the historical city centre of Amsterdam and a short walk from all famous sights. Dam square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums are just a walk away. This 4 star Superior Hotel …

    The Albus Design Hotel is well located within the famous Canal Belt in the historical city centre of Amsterdam and a short walk from all famous sights. Dam square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums are just a walk away. This 4 star Superior Hotel is an excellent choice to explore this lively and vibrant city.

    After a long stroll through this vibrant city you come back in this warm and welcoming hotel. Relax in the lounge or visit the social corner to update your online status. In the evening the enthusiastic bartenders welcome you to have a drink before heading out again. Experience an unconventional and creative dinner at Senses, the hotel restaurant. Listed in the top 15 of best restaurants in Amsterdam according to TripAdvisor.

    Experience a service that's out of the extraordinary and personalized. Provided by the professional yet down-to-earth friendly hotel staff. They strive to exceed the expectations of every guest.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant

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Day 10

Amsterdam Guided City Tour

Amsterdam has so much more to offer besides the canals. On this live guided tour we will show you countless interesting sights and amazing views inside and outside the historic city centre. You will be able to admire the idyllic suburban scenery and the architecture of beautiful mansions. We will have a photo stop at a remarkable windmill. Also, you will have the opportunity to visit a diamond factory in the Museum District. From here you can decide whether you want to explore Amsterdam further on your own, or get back on the bus that will take you back to the starting point.

Duration2 Hours
Day 11

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 12

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Half Day Tour

A visit to The Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the lovely Dutch countryside. During this excursion you will see Zaanse Schans, the picturesque windmill village with its typical green-timbered houses and warehouses. Here we will visit a working windmill. Another highlight during this excursion is the famous and lively fishing village of Volendam, where we will visit a cheese factory. You will be given time for lunch at a traditional fish restaurant (lunch not included). Also, we will take a boat trip to or from the former island of Marken, where we will visit a local traditional clog maker.

Duration5 Hours
Day 13

Amsterdam Hotels to Amsterdam Airport

Duration1 Hour

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 4 nights in moderate accommodations in London
  • 4 nights in moderate accommodations in Paris
  • 4 nights in first-class accommodations in Amsterdam
  • 1 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour pass in London
  • Shared Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath tour (max 50 guests)
  • Fast-track entry ticket to the London Eye
  • Admission to Kensington Palace
  • Private train station transfers in London and Paris
  • 1 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour pass in Amsterdam
  • Guided skip-the-line admission to the Louvre
  • Shared Giverny and Versailles tour (max 30 guests)
  • Private train station transfesr in Paris and Amsterdam
  • Shared Amsteredam city tour (max 30 guests)
  • Shared Volendam, Marken and Windmills tour (max 30 guests)
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • All other meals and beverages
  • Train tickets between London and Paris & Paris and Amsterdam
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Visa fees if applicable

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Not exactly what you are looking for?  Let us know!  We can customize this itinerary. This can also be done on a private basis (please enquire).

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Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share and include all taxes. Subject to availability.

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