D1 Hotel: Courtyard Marriot Paris St Denis / IBIS Porte D´Italie Gentilly or similar
Welcome to Paris!
Upon entering the arrivals hall at the airport, you will be greeted by our driver and transferred to the hotel. Our guide will be at the hotel to give an overview of the tour.
In the evening, we'll head to the Montmartre district. You'll be free to explore on your own here and choose from a variety of restaurants (own expense).
D2 Hotel: Courtyard Marriot Paris St Denis / IBIS Porte D´Italie Gentilly or similar
We'll begin our experience with a guided tour of the main boulevards and breathtaking attractions of Paris. After seeing the highlights, we'll visit the monumental Eiffel Tower and climb up to the second floor of this remarkable giant for stunning views of the city.
We'll end the day with a cruise on the River Seine. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the city on your own. In the evening we'll head to the Latin Quarter, where you may choose from a great selection of restaurants for dinner (own expense).
Before saying farewell to Paris we'll enjoy some free time at center of the city, near the Louvre Museum for some free time and self-guided exploration. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most prestigious perfumeries in Paris (own expense).
At around 5:30pm we'll bid adieu to Paris and make our way to Rouen.
Leaving Rouen behind us we'll journey to the north of France. In Eperlecques we'll visit an historic bunker (admission included), from which V1 and V2 missiles were fired at England.
From here we'll cross the English Channel by ferry, ultimately arriving in Canterbury, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic center.
Once in London we'll transfer you to the lively Soho district for dinner (own expense).
D5Hotel: Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South or similar
Today, get to know London on a locally guided tour which will lead you to the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where, depending on the season, you just might see the Changing of the Guard.
If you wish, later on, you can go on an optional excursion to the London Eye (own expense).
At 5:00pm, after your allotted free time, we'll invite you to a traditional afternoon tea. Afterwards, we'll provide transfers to Brick Lane, a London area brimming with life, art galleries, food stalls, and ethnic restaurants.
D6Hotel: Cabins Aboard Overnight Ferry or similar
After breakfast we'll head to Bond Street, venerated throughout the world for its elegant boutiques, exclusive brands and designs, luxury items, exquisite jewelry, and fine art and antiques. Following some free time to window shop, we'll regroup at around 4:00pm and drive to the ancient city of Colchester.
After a quick stroll through the town we'll board the overnight ferry to Holland in Harwich, with en-suite cabins.
The ferry has a limited number of cabins. In the event of unavailability, we'll leave London at 3:00pm and take the railway tunnel under the English Channel, spending the night in Antwerp.
D7Hotel: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport or similar
At around eight in the morning we'll reach Hoek Van Holland and visit Volendam, a picturesque fishing village.
Afterwards we'll travel to Amsterdam for a panoramic tour of the city, to see its narrow canals, and unique buildings and public areas. We'll also visit a diamond factory to see how these precious gems are cut. Later we'll transfer you
After breakfast at the hotel we'll depart for Brussels, with free time at Grand Place, and a photo stop at the Atomium.
Later we'll travel to Bruges, the marvelous Flemish city often referred to as the Venice of the North. After free time for lunch (own expense) we'll continue on to France, ultimately arriving in Paris, where our journey will end.
Please book your flight out of Paris after 11:00pm if you plan to return immediately after the end of the tour on the last day. If you cannot find a flight that departs after 11:00pm, we highly recommend that you stay one more night Paris. If you book a flight that leaves earlier, you will forfeit the tour services on the last day, and you may not be near enough to the final destination to reach your flight on time. It is the passengers' responsibility to ensure that they can check in and board their flight on time. The same applies to those that pay extra for airport drop-off.
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