London, Paris & Amsterdam
Travel aboard two of Europe's most renowned high-speed trains, the Eurostar and Thalys, on this fabulous 11-day rail adventure.
Travel aboard two of Europe's most renowned high-speed trains, the Eurostar and Thalys, on this fabulous 11-day rail adventure. Start in jolly old London and see historic highlights like Big Ben and St. Paul's Cathedral, then venture to the romantic city of Paris, concluding your adventure in Amsterdam
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- Rail transportation aboard the high-speed Eurostar and Thalys trains
- Local Host service in each city
- Destination Guides
- Discounts at the famous Galeries Lafayette and other leading department stores in Paris
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
- Transfers (with porterage from London-Paris) to/from train stations.
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
- Big Ben
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- Minister's Downing Street
- Napoléon's Les Invalides
- Eiffel Tower
- Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 1 - Depart USA for London
Board your international flight for the journey across the Atlantic Ocean. (Air travel not included in tour cost)
Day - 2 - 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 - 3 - London
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit St. Pauls' Cathedral. 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. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held) at Buckingham Palace.
Day - 4 - London
Take your Local Hosts' suggestion for your day at leisure—maybe an excursion to prehistoric Stonehenge and Georgian Bath, a visit to the 900-year-old Tower of London to see the magnificent Crown Jewels, or Afternoon Tea in one of the famous London hotels.
Day 5 - London-Paris, France
Travel by high speed Eurostar Train, with mid-afternoon arrival in Paris.
Day - 6 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation takes you to Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and drive along the fashionable Champs-Elysées. Stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points, and see the heart of the city from a different perspective…on a Seine River Cruise.
Day - 7 - Paris
Full day at leisure to see the “City of Light” your way. Your Local Host has recommendations for a walking route in the Latin Quarter, a dinner show at Moulin Rouge, a visit to Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles, famous boulevards for shopping, and much more.
Day - 8 - Paris-Amsterdam, Holland
Travel to Holland by high speed Thalys Train (first-class), with mid-afternoon arrival in Amsterdam.
Day - 9 - Amsterdam
Morning guided sightseeing and orientation includes a cruise by glass-roofed boat through Amsterdam's canals, where you'll get the best views of houses built during Holland's Golden Age. Glide past traditional gable-roofed homes, fascinating houseboats, and the Westerkerk (Western Church). Take photos of the Anne Frank House, the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and the Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge). Visit a Diamond Centerand learn how these precious stones played such an important part in local history. Admire the splendid works of Rembrandt and other Dutch masters at the world-renowned Rijksmuseum.
Day - 10 - Amsterdam
Your Local Host will have many recommendations for your time today, such as an excursion to Volendam and Marken, an inside visit of the Anne Frank House, the Bags & Purses Museum, or where to learn about beer making at a local brewery.
Day 11 - Amsterdam
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London
Located in fashionable Kensington, the striking, 27-story property offers excellent transport links close to London's key attractions. The hotel is a 2-minute walk to Gloucester Road underground station and only four stops on the underground to Paddington. Trendy Kensington's restaurants and cafés are at your doorstep, and the Natural History Museum and brand-name shopping on bustling High Street Kensington are a short walk away. The elegant Consortia Restaurant serves a varied European menu of hearty breakfasts, light lunches and delicious dinners, and the Cromwell Tavern offers chilled beers, world wines, and spirits. The hotel also boasts a fitness center and a gift shop. Monograms clients are offered four hours of complimentary Wi-Fi access.
This plush 953 room hotel offers a perfect base in the city's chic artistic hub. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A fitness room, contemporary style restaurant with traditional French cuisine and a trendy lobby lounge serving drinks, snacks and cocktails complete the amenities.
NH Barbizon Palace
This charming 274 room property is housed in nineteen historical town houses and offers the perfect mix of modern facilities combined with unique 17th-century architecture. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel. Leisure facilities include a fitness room, solarium, sauna and Turkish steam bath. The main restaurant is located in the bright, spacious lobby offering a choice of all day dining, snacks and drinks. The elegant Michelin star fine dining restaurant is renowned for its haute cuisine. A separate bar area is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a drink.
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Dates & Prices
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|25th August 2016||$2,544||Please call for availability.|
|1st September 2016||$2,675||Please call for availability.|
|8th September 2016||$2,762||Book Now|
|15th September 2016||$2,675||Book Now|
|22nd September 2016||$2,675||Book Now|
|29th September 2016||$2,675||Book Now|
|6th October 2016||$2,675||Book Now|
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: Departs 25th August 2016 from $2,544 - Please call for availability 1st September 2016 from $2,675 - Please call for availability 8th September 2016 ($2,762), 15th September 2016 ($2,675), 22nd September 2016 ($2,675), 29th September 2016 ($2,675), 6th October 2016 ($2,675)
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Transfers are available for purchase along with additional sightseeing.