Escorted by George Weigel, River Cruise, Canal Cruise, Amsterdam, The Floriade, Keukenhof, Brussels and more
Escorted tour by George Weigel, Amsterdam, Canal Cruise, Local Food Tour, Floriade, Keukenhof, Brussels, Louvre Museum, Versailles, Giverny, Seine River Cruise.
12 Days13 Meals
9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Overnight Flight You’re on your way to discover some of Europe’s most intriguing cities. From the canals of Amsterdam to the historic city of Brussels and the iconic boulevards of Paris, you’ll experience a dynamic mix of cultures, cuisine, and history across the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
Thursday, April 28, 2022 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tour Begins Your tour begins in Amsterdam, the thriving 800-year-old capital of Holland. Take the day to get settled in and explore the city before joining your fellow travelers for a delicious welcome dinner. After getting your fill of local flavor, you may choose to cap off your night by joining your Tour Manager for a stroll through Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District. (D)
Friday, April 29, 2022 Amsterdam See the city the way it’s meant to be seen – by canal. On your private boat, cruise under sloping bridges and pass by quintessential Dutch houses as you hear stories of the city’s past and present. Step off the boat and into a local neighborhood where you’ll explore further with your taste buds on a lunchtime tasting tour. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to discover Amsterdam as you wish. (B, L)
Saturday, April 30, 2022 Amsterdam - Floriade - Amsterdam Vibrant flowers and countless shades of green blanket the sprawling grounds of Floriade, a once-in-a-decade event that celebrates horticulture on an epic scale. Spend most of your day exploring the grounds and discover the role that living flora and fauna play in our modern world. Enjoy your last evening in Amsterdam at your leisure. (B)
Sunday, May 1, 2022 Amsterdam - Keukenhof - Brussels, Belgium Before you bid the Netherlands farewell, explore the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, featuring acres of tranquil ponds, shaded paths, and more than 7 million tulips and other flowers on exhibit. Arrive this afternoon in Brussels, the multicultural hub of the European Union with a unique and eclectic vibe. Get to know your home for the next 2 nights before enjoying dinner in the heart of historic Brussels. (B, D)
Monday, May 2, 2022 Brussels Today, experience Belgium how you wish, because it’s your choice! Spend the day in Bruges, exploring the cobblestone streets, canals, and romantic bridges of this fairytale town -OR- stay in Brussels and join a local guide for a panoramic city tour and a visit to Parlamentarium – an interactive museum that showcases the history of the EU Parliament and how it works today. (B)B
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Brussels - High Speed Train - Paris, France Zip through the Ardennes and the French countryside on the incredibly efficient high-speed Thalys train, arriving in Paris in less than 2 hours. Say bonjour to this capital city’s alluring blend of culture, cuisine, and history in the hilltop arrondissement of Montmarte, where hip bohemia meets sky-high basilicas like the iconic Sacré-Coeur. Settle into your hotel and enjoy an evening to explore your new neighborhood at your leisure. Perhaps you’ll consider an optional dinner at the dynamic Paradis Latin* cabaret show, featuring champagne, can-can dancers, and endless excitement. (B)
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Paris Get to know Paris in a way that fits you best, because it’s your choice! See Paris’ most iconic sights like the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Île de la Cité, and Place Vendome on a panoramic city tour -OR- hop on Le Métro with a local guide for a walking tour of the medieval Marais neighborhood and the gardens and arcades of the Palais Royale. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour of the world-renowned Louvre Museum. Begin your exploration of the museum by entering through I. M. Pei’s famous Louvre Pyramid, a magnificent glass pyramid rising out of the courtyard of the Louvre. A local expert will provide commentary as you venture through the countless masterpieces that line the halls of the museum, including the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa.
Thursday, May 5, 2022 Paris Enjoy an interesting visit to the incomparable Palace of Versailles. The palace and gardens of Versailles reflect the extravagant tastes of King Louis XIV, the "Sun King." On this excursion, travel by coach to Versailles where your local guide will recount the history of the palace and lead you through the various rooms of the State Apartments. Of particular interest are the Queen's bedchamber and the famous Hall of Mirrors. You then have leisure time to explore the incredible gardens, some of the most famous in the world, which took over 40 years to complete. As the sun fades and the “City of Light” debuts its sparkling grandeur, join your traveling companions for a dinner cruise along the Seine and to toast the end of a wonderful journey with Paris twinkling all around you. (B, D)
Friday, May 6, 2022 Paris – Bois Richeux – Giverny – Paris Today you travel to Bois Richeux. Feel like you have stepped back in time when exploring the medieval gardens, established more than 2000 years ago. After this visit, you travel to another of France’s famous gardens in Giverny. The tranquil gardens here combine flora and water elements, and also inspired Monet’s greatest works when he lived in Giverny for more than 40 years. Tonight, enjoy the city for dinner at your leisure (B)
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Paris - Tour Ends Bid Europe au revoir as your tour comes to a close today. (B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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