Travel aboard two of Europe's most renowned high-speed trains, the Eurostar and Thalys, on this fabulous locally-hosted rail adventure.
About the Tour
Experience three of western Europe's most beloved cities by high-speed rail on this 10-day locally hosted journey. 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
- Rail travel aboard the high-speed Eurostar and Thalys trains
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- 9 meals
- London Sightseeing tour
- Paris sightseeing tour, including a Seine river cruise
- Amsterdam sightseeing tour including canal cruise
- Services of a Local host in each city
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 - London, EnglandWelcome 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 - LondonMorning 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 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 - LondonTake 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 to Paris, FranceTravel by high speed Eurostar Train (standard-class) to Paris.
Day 5 - ParisMorning 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; Notre Dame Cathedral; Hôtel de Ville; the Conciergerie; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more. (Note: there are occasions when your city sightseeing in Paris may be affected due to events in the city. On any of these dates, your sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full experience).
Day 6 - ParisFull day at leisure to see the “City of Light” your way. Your Local Host has recommendations for a walking route in the Latin Quarter, famous boulevards for shopping, and much more.
Day 7 - Paris to Amsterdam, HollandTravel to Amsterdam by high speed Thalys Train (first-class).
Day 8 - AmsterdamMorning guided sightseeing includes a cruise by glass-roofed 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, the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge), and the Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge). Visit a Diamond Center and learn how these precious stones played such an important part in local history.
Day 9 - AmsterdamYour Local Host will have many recommendations for your day, such as a visit to the interesting Bags & Purses Museum.
Day 10 - AmsterdamYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Millennium Gloucester, London
This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London’s greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey’s Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.
Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris
This contemporary 249-room property is housed in a brand new 19-storey building conveniently situated opposite the historic Gare de Lyon station in the 12th Arrondissement. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is an International restaurant, lounge bar and fitness facility.
Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam Central Station, Amsterdam
An ultra modern 553-room hotel set in the heart of the city's historic district. The centerpiece of this property is the 11th-floor SkyLounge rooftop bar with outdoor seating offering some of the best views of Amsterdam and its river. There's also a cafe restaurant, a Starbucks coffee stand, and a 24-hour fitness center and lobby bar with library. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.
Additional departures are available upon request. Speak with a rail specialist for details.
Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.