London, Paris & Amsterdam self guided Tour 2012


Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 – London
Day 1: London, England
Arrive in London. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: London.
In the Morning follow our preplanned tour that takes you past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards, the Prime Minister’s Downing Street, and Piccadilly Circus. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and see the Changing of the Guard (if held) at Buckingham Palace. Your sightseeing trip ends at your hotel before lunch, with plenty of time for further exploration.

Day 3: London.
Full day at leisure.

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Optional
Windsor Castle $85 USD
Windsor Castle
Travel to Windsor for a guided visit to the worlds largest inhabited castle. Founded by William the Conqueror in 1070, Windsor has been the preferred royal retreat for the past 900 years and is still in use by the Royal Family.
Please note: Windsor Castle is occasionally closed when in use by the Royal Family; a visit to Hampton Court will be substituted when necessary.

London Eye & Pub Dinner $115 USD

London Eye & Pub Dinner
Glide through the London sky on the London Eye Ferris Wheel. The worlds highest observation wheel, the London Eye lifts its passengers 450 feet above the River Thames for a 30-minute ride in an enclosed gondola. In clear weather, you can see for 25 miles around the city center. Afterward, enjoy a mini-tour of London’s West End before venturing to a local pub for dinner.

Please note: The day of the week for this excursion is subject to change.
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Day 4: London-Paris, France
Morning transfer to the high-speed EUROSTAR TRAIN (upgrades to Standard Premier available); mid-afternoon arrival at your Paris hotel.

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Day 5 – Paris

Day 5: Paris.
In the Morning follow our preplanned tour that takes you to famous Parisian landmarks: see the Latin Quarter, Napoléon’s Les Invalides, the Opéra, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, which honors those who fought for France, and drive along the Champs-Elysées. Admire the rose windows and other splendors in NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL. Take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points.

Day 6: Paris
Full day to explore the “City of Light” at your own pace.
This morning, try to take in a panoramic view of the City of Light . You’ll see the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Opera House, Les Invalides, the Champs-Élysées and legendary Notre Dame. This massive Gothic cathedral, begun in 1163 and completed in 1345, can hold up to 6,000 worshipers. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to Versailles, home of the magnificent palace built by King Louis XIV.
You might wish to visit Paris two most famous museums, the Louvre and the Musée dOrsay. The latter is housed in a former railway station built in 1900, and today contains an extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work, from Manet to Gauguin. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to Montmartre, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and the rest of the Lost Generation?of the Parisian 1920s, take in the famous Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, and stop and enjoy a crepe at one of the local terrasse. Tonight, attend our optional Evening in Paris with dinner at a local restaurant followed by a cruise on the Seine.
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Optional
Versailles $89 USD
Versailles
It took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn Versailles into the most magnificent château in all of France. On this excursion, you will see the palace in all its glory. Tour the State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Then stroll through the lavish gardens with their fine statuary, splendid fountains and colorful flowerbeds.

Please note: This excursion requires advanced reservation and must be booked by 45 days prior to departure.
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View of Sacre-Coeur, Montmartre at night.

Image via Wikipedia

Day 7: Paris–Amsterdam, Holland. This morning, depart Paris by high-speed THALYS TRAIN  with mid-afternoon arrival in Amsterdam. Enjoy a picturesque ride on the Thalys train to Amsterdam
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Day 8: Amsterdam
In the Morning follow our preplanned tour that takes you on a CRUISE by glass-roofed launch through Amsterdam’s canals for the best views of houses built during Holland’s Golden Age. Admire Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the RIJKSMUSEUM; also visit the Heineken Experience

Day 9: Amsterdam
Full day at leisure to enjoy this thriving city.
Today is free to explore Amsterdam on your own. The city is wonderfully small scale, ensuring you’ll never venture too far off course. Your Tour Director will help you choose from a variety of options this morning. You may wish to explore the Begijnhof courtyard, dating back to the 14th century. If you are traveling in April or May, join an optional excursion to the famous and beautiful Keukenhof flower gardens (seasonal). This evening, opt for dinner and a relaxing cruise on Amsterdam’s canals.
View the magnificent houseboats and unique homes that dot the canal banks, along with the charming collection of Dutch bicyclists. Then, visit the Anne Frank House, where the young diarist and her family hid from the Nazis. You’ll enter the same annex where Annes celebrated diary was found. Dinner is included with your fellow travelers this evening.
Included entrances: Anne Frank House

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Day 10: Amsterdam
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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