Day 1 LONDON, ENGLAND.
Welcome to London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, and a leading and vibrant global city. Your Local Host will be able to help you make the most of your time
Day 2 LONDON.
Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris Wheel situated on the riverbank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history
Day 3 LONDON.
Take your Local Hosts’ suggestion for your day at leisure—maybe explore Camden Market, the one-time undisputed center of London’s alternative scene and still with plenty of delights, from vintage fashion and retro T-shirts to second-hand books and bric-a-brac
Day 4 LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris
Day 5 PARIS.
Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnifi cent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the onciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more
Day 6 PARIS.
A full day at leisure to see the “City of Light”—your Local Host has recommendations for a walking route in the Montmartre district with its beautiful Sacré-Coeur church
Day 7 PARIS–AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
Travel to Amsterdam by HIGH-SPEED THALYS TRAIN (first class)
Day 8 AMSTERDAM.
Morning guided sightseeing includes a CRUISE on glass-enclosed boat through Amsterdam’s canals, where you’ll glide past traditional gable-roofed homes, fascinating houseboats, and the Westerkerk (Western Church). Take photos of the Anne Frank House, Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and the Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge). Visit a DIAMOND CENTER and learn how these precious stones played an important part in local history
Day 9 AMSTERDAM.
Your Local Host will have recommendations for your day, such as a visit to the interesting Bags & Purses Museum
Day 10 AMSTERDAM.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.