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 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. Paul's 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.
Day - 4 - 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 5 - London-Paris, France
Travel by high speed Eurostar Train (standard-class) to Paris.
Day - 6 - Paris
Morning guided sightseeing 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 stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also, 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, famous boulevards for shopping, and much more.
Day - 8 - Paris-Amsterdam, Holland
Travel to Amsterdam by high speed Thalys Train (first-class).
Day - 9 - Amsterdam
Morning 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. 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 day, such as a visit to the interesting Bags & Purses Museum.
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.
Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacre Coeur
Located at the foot of Sacre Coeur in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris. This 305-room hotel is just a few hundred meters from the famous Moulin Rouge cabaret and close to the Haussman-Opera district's department stores and bistros. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is a fitness room. A plentiful breakfast buffet is served in the bright breakfast room and there is also a trendy lounge bar for snacks and drinks with an alluring outdoor terrace.
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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Transfers are available for purchase along with additional sightseeing.