TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Night-time transfer to the Montmartre neighbourhood. Funicular ride(included). Welcome to Paris! On arrival at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Our guide will be ready at the hotel and will give an overview of the tour. At the end of the evening, we provide transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets- Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. You can choose between Indian, Chinese, French and American cuisines. We will ascend by funicular to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Return to hotel.
Day 02 : SUN. Paris
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer. A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose. At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre were you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines. Return to hotel.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day (or Monday).
Day 03 : MON. Paris - Rouen
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rouen Historic Center. We go to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Free time. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best known perfumeries in Paris. At around 5:30 PM we will leave Paris for ROUEN, city museum with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches. Accommodation in the city.
Day 04 : TUE. Rouen - Eperlecques - Canterbury London
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: World War II bunker. Ferry crossing to United Kingdom. Evening transfer to Camden district. We set off to the north of France. In Eperlecques we visit a huge bunker in the middle of the forest (admission included). From this point, V1 and V2 missiles were fired to the UK. Next, we leave on a ferry across the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic centre. Continuation to LONDON We provide transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London. Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on).
Day 05 : WED. London
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the guard. British Museum. English Teatime. Transfer to Soho. Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). In the afternoon, at 5pm, after a period of free time, we invite all our travellers to a traditional Afternoon Tea. In the evening, a stroll through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with its atmosphere, its theaters and its entertainment. Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Thai, international, and so on) in the lively district.
Day 06 : THU. London - Colchester - Ferry
After breakfast we will go to the British Museum, one of the main and oldest museums in the world, where we can see relics from cultures all around the globe. Free time. At around 4 PM, we will leave for COLCHESTER, known as the most ancient city of England. Time to stroll. We will then board a modern ferry in Harwich, and take a night voyage in cabins with bathroom. Note: The ferry used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes we might change the stage, leaving London at 3 PM and taking the railway tunnel under the English Channel, and spending the night in Antwerp.
Day 07 : FRI. Volendam - Amsterdam
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Visit to Amsterdam. At around eight in the morning we reach Holland (Hoek Van Holland) and we visit VOLENDAM, a very picturesque fishing village. After this, we travel to AMSTERDAM where we include a panoramic visit of the city to see its narrow canals, the Dam Platz, its official buildings and parks. We will also see the technique of cutting diamonds. Transfer to the red light district, with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of the world. It is very likely that you will have heard about this neighbourhood.
Day 08 : SAT. Amsterdam - Brussels - Bruges - Paris
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Feeling Belgium. We will leave for BRUSSELS, and will have time in the Grand Place and take a stop to photograph the Atomium. Later in BRUGES, the marvellous Flemish city known as the “northern little Venice”.
Time for lunch. Continuation to France. PARIS, arrival at the end of the day.
Recommendation: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. In this way, you will be able to get to know Euro Disney, Versailles and other places of interest. End of our services.
Courtyard Saint Denis 4* / Novotel Saint Denis 4*/ Novotel Est 4* / IBIS Berthier 3*/ Similar
IBIS Rouen Centre Droite / Kyriad Rouen Centre
Holiday Inn Express London Wimbledon South 3* / Premier Inn Wimbledon South 3* / Premier Inn London Croydon Town Centre 3* / Similar
Hotel Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport 4*/ IBIS City West 4* / Similar
Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.