Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
Welkom to the Dutch capital! Your Local Host will help you maximize your time in the city that has almost as many bikes as residents
Day 2 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 such an important role in local history
Day 3 AMSTERDAM.
During this day at leisure, your Local Host can offer suggestions for things to see and do—like a visit to the Van Gogh Museum
Day 4 AMSTERDAM–PARIS, FRANCE.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED THALYS TRAIN (first 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; magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, the Conciergerie, famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more
Day 6 PARIS.
Your Local Host can help you plan your day in the “City of Light.” You may want visit the quirky Shakespeare & Company bookstore or find your favorite bridge spanning the Seine—there are thirty-seven to choose from!
Day 7 PARIS–LONDON, ENGLAND.
Travel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to London
Day 8 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 9 LONDON.
Full day at leisure. Ask your Local Hosts for suggestions: sample the ultimate in British food and drink—fish & chips with a pint of bitter in a local pub, or try authentic English Afternoon Tea at one of the exclusive hotels
Day 10 LONDON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.