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Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics. Harrods has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul’s Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.
You will travel independently today to the gateway airport to catch your overnight trip to London. savor the onboard food and amenities. Onboard for the Night Flight
Greetings from London! Make your own transportation arrangements to go to your accommodation once you arrive at London's international airport. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like, or you can select one of our extra tours. London overnight Optional: Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour Ticket, Valid for 48 Hours Take your time and explore one of the best cities in the world! You will have the freedom and flexibility to see London at your own leisure with this tour aboard a well-known hop-on-hop-off bus. Use this ticket to board a Golden Tours bus and travel anywhere in London. You can get on or off at any of our many locations. From the luxury of your seat, take a look at the amazing Tower of London or the well-known Marble Arch monument, then disembark to take a stroll in the tranquil Hyde Park. Enjoy a thrilling Thames River sightseeing trip. Tickets have unlimited use throughout the whole 48-hour period of their validity.
TOTAL LONDON is optional. 10 HOURS OF EXPERIENCE Start your thrilling day in London with a panoramic guided tour of some of the city's most well-known attractions, such as Westminster Abbey at Parliament Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, etc. From the comfort of your seat, familiarise yourself with one of the most populated cities in the world. Use your camera or smartphone to take lots of pictures. Take a panoramic tour of the city to take in London's most breathtaking views. View the famous Ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Visit the impressive Tower of London and get up close to the ancient Crown Jewels. Take a Thames River boat trip through the center of the city. Take a trip in one of the recognizable glass capsules on the London Eye.
GRAND LONDON BIKE TOUR, OPTIONAL, 3 HOURS The goal of this grand trip is to show you London in all its splendor. Impressive monuments and obscure nooks and corners will give you a sense of everyday life in the city. Visit all the must-see landmarks and attractions in London. Casually pedal along the park trails, cycling lanes, and riverside walkways. The tour includes stops at well-known landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the gorgeous Royal Parks, where you will stop for a rest stop by the lakes while always being completely safe. Ride a bike along the Mall after that. There will also be views of Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral.
Take the day at your leisure or sign up for one of our optional tours. London overnight A 6-hour tour of Stonehenge is optional. You will be driven directly to the famed stones after leaving Central London, where you may spend a wonderful morning at this historic site. For 5,000 years, Stonehenge has stood on the Salisbury Plain, and it is still unclear how the ancient structure ended up there. During your journey, form your own opinions and discover the fascinating theories underlying these solid rocks. During your trip to and from Stonehenge, comfort will be provided by your opulent, air-conditioned carriage.
Optional: 11 hours at Windsor, Bath, and Stonehenge Visit the Queen's official seat, Windsor Castle, historic Stonehenge, and the picturesque city of Bath, which includes access to the Roman Baths, on a day trip to three of the UK's most well-known landmarks. Visit the stunning Windsor Castle in the charming town of Windsor to kick off your trip to Britain. The Neolithic stones of Stonehenge will be your next trip. Stonehenge, one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the UK, promises to provide an amazing experience. The lovely city of Bath, the first English city to be designated a World Heritage Site, will be the final stop of the day. One of the best historical sites in the nation is the Roman Baths, which are renowned across the world.
Optional: 1.45-hour LONDON BY NIGHT OPEN-TOP BUS TOUR As night falls over the city, most of the traffic thins out, and all of the lovely lights come on, our tour on an open-top bus will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to see London from a distinctive perspective. Drive by Big Ben, the illuminated clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. View the well-known advertising wall that lights up Piccadilly Circus in central London at night. At night, the Tower of London is a sight to behold. Your English-speaking tour guide will provide you with information on London's history as well as many other important details about other major cities and well-known sites.
Optional 10-hour tour of Oxford and Cambridge You'll see Oxford and Cambridge, two of the most well-known academic cities in the UK, on this informative day trip! With the help of a knowledgeable guide, take a walking tour of Oxford to learn more about its lengthy past. Go to Christ Church College to see where the Harry Potter movies were shot. Learn about one of Cambridge's top sights, the renowned King's College Chapel. You may also visit the Corpus Clock, which dates to 1446 when Henry VI started construction on the castle and was completed a century later. Take a walking tour across Cambridge to experience the best of the city on foot.
Spend the day at your leisure or sign up for one of our optional tours. London overnight Optional: 14 hours of The Beatles and Liverpool You will embark on a Magical Mystery Tour to the Cavern Club and the Beatles Story Museum with this Liverpool and the Beatles Tour. For all your outbound and inbound rail trips, you must arrive at Euston Station by 6:30 AM with your printed train tickets. At 7:07 AM, your train will leave, and at 9:21 AM, it will arrive at Liverpool Lime Street Station. A visit to The Beatles Story at Albert Dock will be one of the tour's top highlights. From the Beatles' humble beginnings to their global dominance, this exhibition will transport you through time. It will be convenient for you to schedule a Beatles Magical Mystery tour for your day in Liverpool. The journey will be done on a classic 1960s coach, identical to the vehicle seen in the 967 movies Magical Mystery Tour, and will start at The Beatles Story exhibition and end two hours later in the Cavern Club!
Optional: 3 Attractions in London from Merlin's Magical London Take advantage of this fantastic package bargain, which includes admission to the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, and the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, to make the most of your time in London. Riding the renowned London Eye, which is 135 meters above the ground, allows you to view London from one of its most picturesque vantage points. Explore the renowned waxworks at Madame Tussauds and mingle with the celebs. Visit the SEA LIFE Aquarium on London's South Bank to see the many amazing animals.
Optional: The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour at Warner Brothers, 7 hours Grab some of the most sought-after tickets available and embark on this amazing Warner Bros. Studio Tour of London. Explore the expansive sets, get up close and personal with your favorite objects, and learn about the skill and artistry that went into making enduring movies. Where Harry's journey into the Wizarding World began, so will yours—in the cabinet beneath the stairs. You will then be welcomed into the Great Hall and prepared for a feast following an introduction movie featuring some of your favorite characters. Before entering the first studio, where there are sets, costumes, props, and Death Eaters, you may see the genuine outfits and wigs worn by major cast members here.
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OPTIONAL: FULL-DAY TOUR OF LEGOLAND Windsor Visit the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort for an exciting trip and get ready for the ideal family day out! At LEGOLAND Windsor, there will be something for everyone with over 55 rides and live performances spanning 150 acres of land. At LEGOLAND, there are countless options. Miniland, a display of well-known sites constructed from more than 40 million LEGO bricks, is sure to wow you. You may learn what it takes to become a LEGO model maker and observe the assembly of LEGO models in the Model Making studio. Family excursions are going to be plentiful!
CHELSEA FC STADIUM TOUR AND MUSEUM TOUR, OPTIONAL, 1 HOUR Take a live guide-led, fully guided tour of Chelsea FC. The guides, many of whom are Chelsea FC supporters and season ticket holders, will conduct the tours in English. They are incredibly passionate about the team and love to welcome visitors and fans to the stadium. A stop at the Chelsea FC Museum, which features a full trophy cabinet on display and chronicles the club's history from its founding in 1905 to the present, will be included in the trip. All tours will come to a close in the Megastore.
JACK THE RIPPER WALKING TOUR, OPTIONAL, 1.5 HOURS On this walking tour, you will trace the eerie footprints of Jack the Ripper through East London's Whitechapel neighborhood during the Victorian era, passing through the locations of the gruesome murders. Start your spooky tour from Trader's Gate and go to Aldgate High Street and Mitre Square, the locations of the murders of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. The most significant clue to resolving the mystery of Jack the Ripper can be found at the following stop, Goulston Street! Walk along Commercial Street until you reach the infamous Hanbury Street, where the horrifyingly dismembered body of Annie Chapman was discovered.
Go to the train station on your own to catch the train to Paris. Find your own way to your accommodation after arriving at the Paris Train Station. You will then have the rest of the day to yourself in Paris. Joining our optional tours is entirely up to you. Paris overnight
OPTIONAL: A 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour is available. You will see all of the breathtaking sights that Paris has to offer during this tour. You'll pass by the Opera, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, the Orsay Museum, Concorde, Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Grand Palais, and a tonne of other amazing sites during this sightseeing tour. Get a general overview of the city as you move about and decide which locations you want to explore further. You can get off at the closest stop to visit nearby monuments and attractions. Go shopping on Champs-Elysées, visit the Louvre Museum to see the greatest works of art and paintings, get off near Notre Dame and take a moment to admire its architecture from the left banks of the Seine, or climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower for the best views of the city!
OPTIONAL: SEINE RIVER CRUISE TOUR OF PARIS FOR 1 HOUR *Daily * Eiffel Tower, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France, is where we'll meet. Meetings will take place every hour from sunrise to night. Set out on a Seine River tour that departs at the base of the Eiffel Tower. As you cruise beneath Parisian bridges and take in a sequence of stunning structures along the waterway, you may learn more about Paris and the places you see from the local commentary. You will see the Louvre, the Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and more while on this cruise.
OPTIONAL: HALF-DAY GUIDED SEGWAY TOUR WITH A LOCAL GUIDE OF THE SIGHTS IN PARIS (3H) *Available: Daily * Location of the meeting: 20 Avenue Duquesne, 75007 Paris, France *Time of the meeting: 10.30 AM & 2.30 PM Prepare yourself for a lovely, hassle-free tour of Paris with a local guide riding a Segway! Take your friends and family on a private tour of the city whenever you like to learn more about its fascinating past! Ask your guide for suggestions on other fantastic nearby activities, and the journey won't finish here. With this 3-hour trip, pause to take in the splendour of the Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysees, the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, Place de la Concorde, and many other sights.
OPTIONAL: EIFFEL TOWER SKIP THE LINE ENTRANCE AND EVENING ILLUMINATIONS SEINE RIVER CRUISE *Daily *, Meeting Time: 03.30 PM Meeting Location: 45 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France Enjoy Paris's skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower! To appreciate the expansive views of the city, go to the second floor of the building. You will board a boat later in the evening, once night falls, and take a leisurely ride along the River Seine, admiring the shadowy figures of people strolling along the riverbanks, passing beneath the lovely bridges, and taking in the illuminated exteriors of famous buildings like the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral along the way.
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OPTIONAL: HALF-DAY VERSAILLES TOUR (5H) *Daily * 2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France, is the meeting location. The meeting time is 9:00 AM. The Palace of Versailles undoubtedly offers something to appeal to every traveler's interests, whether they be in illustrious history, royalty, architecture, or horticulture. Visit the spectacular architecture and furnishings of this royal house in Versailles Palace to treat yourself. As you tour the Palace at your own leisure, relive the illustrious reigns of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI. You will have complete freedom throughout your Versailles trip to explore the opulent State Apartments, which include beautiful reception halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the magnificent Hall of Mirrors. Next, take your time exploring the enormous palace gardens that André le Notre created. You can listen to the historical commentary about Versailles while traveling there, which includes background music in the baroque style, to gain some background knowledge about the palace and make the most of your visit to this interesting historical place. Travel through French history to the decadent and extravagant era that existed before the French Revolution. The colorful fashions of King Louis' fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries are celebrated to the fullest extent at Versailles. The Palace, which combines Classical and Baroque elements, has been included on the World Heritage List for 30 years. Versailles has a rich past that dates back a long time. When a Parisian crowd attacked the Palace during the Revolution, Marie-Antoinette managed to escape through a secret entrance in the Queen's bed chamber.
OPTIONAL: EIFFEL TOWER SECOND FLOOR ACCESS GUIDED VISIT (2.5H) *Daily * Dispatch Location: 21 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, Paris, France 75007 8:45 AM Meeting Time You will meet your tour guide at the meeting location in the morning to pick up your ticket and begin your tour of the Eiffel Tower. With the assistance of a competent local guide, climb the renowned tower. Up until you reach the second story, pay attention to your guide's amazing, wonderful tales. After the tour, climb all the way to the top to take in the breathtaking views of the city.
OPTIONAL: Museum of Love GUIDED SKIP THE LINE TOUR FOR ACCESS (2.5H) Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris *Available: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun *Meeting Point: 10 AM & 3.30 PM With 10.5 million visitors in 2018 alone, Paris' Louvre Museum is unquestionably the largest museum in the world. With this 2.5-hour guided tour, you may learn the mysteries of three of its most popular works of art, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa. Your professional guide will enlighten you with fascinating stories and anecdotes about the woman with the inescapable look and the wry smile before escorting you off to see two more priceless paintings. You won't waste any time standing in line and will go straight to the Mona Lisa. After that, you are free to explore the museum at your own pace, encountering masterpieces by renowned artists and finding new favorites by lesser-known ones. Optional tours of the Paris Canals and the Seine River (2.5H) Meeting Times: 10.30 AM & 2.30 PM *Daily *Meeting Location: Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France *Available Before discovering a distinctive panorama of Old Paris from the Canal Saint-Martin, cruise down the River Seine. View the Notre Dame and the Louvre Museum from the sea as well as other Parisian landmarks. As you travel through less well-known Parisian areas and take in the city from the water, pass through tunnels and locks and float past under bridges. Depending on what works best for your schedule, you can pick between a morning or an afternoon departure.
Spend the day at your leisure or sign up for one of our optional tours. Paris overnight OPTIONAL: VERSAILLES BIKE TOUR WITH SKIP-THE-LINE ENTRANCE TO PALACE (8H) *Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday * Meeting Location: TBA Time of Meeting: TBA On this full-day tour from Paris, pedal your way through the Versailles parks and take advantage of the skip-the-line entrance to the majestic palace. A cycling tour of Marie-Hamlet Antoinette's and the Petit and Grand Trianons will reveal the mysteries of royal life as well as the facts about the monarch and the palace's part in the French Revolution. After that, skip the line and enter the Palace of Versailles directly. There, you'll have time to go around on your own and view the King's Apartments and the renowned Hall of Mirrors.
OPTIONAL: PARIS BY NIGHT ILLUMINATIONS TOUR AND MOULIN ROUGE SHOW (5H) *Daily * Meeting location: Tour Eiffel, Paris, 75007 With this evening trip that includes a performance at the Moulin Rouge, discover Paris at its best. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and other well-known sights will look even more stunning when illuminated at night, so start your journey with an illuminations tour past them. Then, proceed to the Montmartre District's Moulin Rouge, the cancan's birthplace, for a spectacular performance of "Feerie." For a more personalized sightseeing experience, pick between a normal coach tour and a small-group tour in a minivan.
OPTIONAL: PARIS CATACOMBS SKIP THE LINE WALKING GUIDED TOUR (5H) *Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday * Meeting location: Tour Eiffel, Paris, 75007 A tour of the Paris Catacombs will allow you to delve deeply into the past. Find out why more than six million people's remains were buried beneath the city in a confusing network of tunnels; you'll need a guide to help you navigate. Prepare to go on a guided tour of the Paris Catacombs by meeting your professional guide at street level. To access the complex system of tunnels, descend 130 steps, and then follow your guide through the sometimes-confusing maze. Hear the tales of how the Paris Catacombs were created as a sizable underground cemetery that has housed around six million people's remains since the 18th century. From 1786 to 1788, the dead of Paris were transferred in large numbers from existing graves to the Catacombs. The Catacombs had already begun to draw tourists' attention by the early 19th century. As you proceed through the tunnels, you will have numerous opportunities to question your guide. This is a rare chance to discover a side of Paris that most visitors skip. After exploring the Catacombs, the tour will come to a close when you return to the street level and ascend the stairs from where it began. Optional: Paris-based guided tour of the VERSAILLES Palace with gardens and a fountain show (5H) Meeting Location: Invalides (Métro), 107 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris, France *Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday *Meeting Time: 8:45 AM In the heart of Paris, meet your guide for a tour of Versailles. For the trip to Versailles, board the cozy, air-conditioned carriage. The Palace of Versailles was initially constructed in 1623 as a relatively modest hunting lodge for Louis XIII. However, Louis XIV extended it and transformed it into the modern-day representation of richness and extravagance. The palace that is visible now was finished in 1710 and is currently one of Europe's most renowned palaces. When you arrive, you can skip the lines by following your guide who has access to them. Follow your guide as they lead you into the Royal Apartments, where Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, the King and Queen of France, used to spend the majority of their time. Visit the Dauphin and Dauphine's residences to meet the heirs apparent to the throne. Imagine what life would have been like for the royal family in the 17th and 18th centuries as you tour the numerous drawing rooms, private studies, and bed chambers where they once resided. Continue your journey to explore the 1678-built Hall of Mirrors, one of Versailles' most popular photo subjects. While your tour guide describes the key aspects of it, have a look at it. The Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix can be reached from the Royal Apartments via the Hall of Mirrors. Take some time to yourself after your castle tour to leisurely stroll through the gardens. Admire the magnificent fountains as you stroll through the lovely gardens that are decorated with statues and sculptures. These fountain performances are matched to music from Louis XIV's court on Saturday evenings in the summer to create an unforgettable visual and audio experience. After enjoying some free time in the Versailles Garden, meet up with your guide at the prearranged place to board the coach for the trip back to Paris.
Optional: 3-course lunch and wine with the Paris Cooking Class (6H) Available on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9:00 AM, 59 AM Cardinal Lemoine Avenue To start your class, meet your instructor at a cooking school in the heart of Paris (59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine). Before traveling to an outdoor food market close to Paris' Latin Quarter, start with a croissant and a hot cup of coffee or tea. There, you'll pick out the components for your meal and taste some cheese with your instructor. Plan your three-course lunch menu, which will include an appetizing starter, a hearty entrée, and a decadent dessert, first. Then, begin while your instructor keeps a close eye on you. Pick up hints and learn about traditional French cooking methods while you make your meal. Head across to the dining table with your colleague's cooks after spending two hours in the kitchen (and one or two glasses of wine). Enjoy a half-bottle of white or red wine while you eat the delectable dinner you've made. The finer points of food and wine pairing will also be covered. You will be given electronic copies of the recipes before you depart, allowing you to make these delicacies at home. A day trip with wine tasting to the Loire Valley Chambord and Chenonceau Castles is optional and is available on Tuesday and Saturday. The Catacombs of Paris are located at 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy in Paris, France. 7:30 AM Meeting Time This wonderful day excursion to the picturesque Loire Valley features grand castles and exquisite wine tastings. With your choice of a certified tour or audio guide, skip-the-line access to the chateaux of Chambord (or Amboise) and Chenonceau will be provided. Discover the lavish splendor of the French aristocracy up close and learn about life in these Renaissance mansions. From Paris, take a luxury coach with the option of hotel pickup and drop-off.
Spend the day at your leisure or sign up for one of our optional tours. Paris overnight OPTIONAL: 2-hour wine and cheese tour of Paris with tastings (available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, Place Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris, France, is the location of the meeting. Discover the rich history of the Panthéon and the Sorbonne University as you begin your tour with a leisurely stroll through the Latin Quarter neighborhood's old streets. Meet your sommelier in the historic 5th arrondissement of Paris, behind the Pantheon, and discover this fascinating city with fresh eyes as you stroll through the majestic streets of its historic center while learning about the mysteries of Lutece, the ancient Roman settlement. You'll make a stop at a wine store, where your sommelier will offer advice on how to choose the best wines at a competitive price. You will gain all the knowledge necessary to purchase wine and how much to pay for it (labeling, aging, regions, etc.). Following your time spent shopping, you'll go with your sommelier to a quaint, real-deal Parisian cafe for an hour-long wine and cheese pairing tasting. You will learn about three different types of cheese produced by tiny French producers and sample each one with the appropriate French wine. As you discuss grape varietals, the fascinating "new" French wine regions, and biodynamic wine with your sommelier, you will experience novel flavors and sensory experiences.
OPTIONAL: PARIS HISTORICAL CRAFT BEER WALKING TOUR WITH TASTING (3H) AVAILABLE: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY *Meeting Point: 9 Rue Princesse, 75006 Paris, France *Meeting Time: 6:00 PM A beer history in France? Yes! France has a long history of making beer while being known for its wine. Join us as we tour three distinct beer establishments, including the oldest beer pub in Paris. Try some of their offerings to learn more about this delectable custom. What flavor does a traditional French beer have? Why did beer vanish in Paris? And how does the current microbrewery situation look? Come learn with us!
Go to the train station on your own to catch the train to Amsterdam. Make your own way to your accommodation after arriving at the Amsterdam Railway Station; you might want to sign up for our optional tour! Amsterdam overnight Optional: Small-group day trip from Amsterdam to Giethoorn, 9 hours You will travel in a small group of no more than 8 people in a minivan or 15 people in a bus on this 9-hour tour, receiving personalized attention from our amiable and knowledgeable guide. You'll go to Giethoorn, dubbed the "Venice of the Netherlands" and one of the most romantic Dutch villages. Observe the plants, trees, birds, boats, canals, and adorable small wooden bridges. Since there are no main roads in the hamlet, you will enjoy a boat tour of the area while your Giethoorn-based tour guide explains everything there is to know about the village's history and daily life. Whether you are a couple seeking a romantic day or weekend, a family with young children who adore the outdoors, or a solo traveler seeking a special location, Giethoorn will be your destination. Optional: 3-hour bike tour of Amsterdam's top attractions * Daily availability * The meeting will begin at 2:30 PM at Oosterdokskade 63a, 1011 AE. Would you like to tour Amsterdam's top attractions on a bike? Visit the most fascinating sites, hippest neighborhoods, and historic locations. You'll get the ideal chance to achieve that with the Amsterdam Highlights Bike Tour! Starting in Oosterdokskade 63A, your trip will take you by bicycle through the city's core, the Jordan neighborhood, 9 streets, the Vondelpark, the Old and New city, and, of course, the Amstel River. Among many other places, the Jewish Quarter and Anne Frank's House are must-sees on this itinerary.
OPTIONAL: A BIKE TOUR OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AND HIDDEN GEMS OF AMSTERDAM - 3 HRS *Daily * Available 10.30 AM *Meeting Location: Spuistraat 30, 1012 SR You'll cycle through Amsterdam's most obscure neighborhoods and secret jewels on this three-hour tour. To pick up your first-rate bike, you will meet the group at the pickup location in the heart of Amsterdam. Prepare yourself for off-the-beaten-path communities, hidden churches, and secret courtyards as you travel. You can discover more about Amsterdam's intriguing past as well as the daily lives of contemporary Amsterdam residents while navigating through parks and over canals.
OPTIONAL: KINDERDIJK AND THE HAGUE UNESCO SMALL GROUP MUSEUM TOUR VISIT - 9 HRS *Thursdays only *Time: 10.30 AM * Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE, is where we'll meet. Discover The Hague and the Kinderdijk UNESCO World Heritage Site. Choose from Golden Age Dutch paintings, contemporary works by Monet and Mondrian, or small versions of Holland's historical landmarks. Your first stop on this all-day tour will be in the well-known village of Kinderdijk, which is well-known for its one-of-a-kind collection of 19 real windmills. The Mauritshuis Museum, which houses some of the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, including Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," is one of the must-see locations during your next vacation in the royal town of The Hague. You will see Madurodam, a miniatures park full of engaging activities and unique sights, as well as the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, a contemporary palace packed with works of art by Monet and Mondrian and rooms full of Delft blue.
Spend the day at your leisure or sign up for one of our optional tours. Amsterdam overnight A small-group walking tour of Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter is optional and is available daily at 10.30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, 1011 PL, is where we will meet. With this two-hour small-group tour of Amsterdam, you will travel on foot through the Dutch capital with a knowledgeable guide who will provide you with a fascinating insight into the city's World War II era via Anne Frank's eyes. To give you the whole picture of these terrible times, this tour will take you from the Jewish Quarter to the Jordaan District, where Anne Frank's House is. Optional: Small-group food walking tour of Amsterdam's Jordaan District with a private option, 3.5 HRS Wednesdays and Fridays are available; from 11 a.m. Meeting Place: Prinsengracht 2, Het Papeneiland, 1015 DV This Jordaan Food Tour offers so much more than what it first appears to be. You will embark on a guided tour of the special cultural and historic sites of the Jordaan neighborhood before sitting down to a filling meal of twelve delectable Dutch tastings from numerous genuine foodies stops along the way. You will have the opportunity to interact with the locals at the exact same stores and cafes that they have operated for decades (you'll even get to hear their distinctively Jordanian sense of humor!) Prepare to explore secret courtyards, navigate narrow alleyways, and observe the boats cruising by on the canals.
OPTIONAL: 1.5-HOUR WALKING TOUR WITH A LOCAL OF AMSTERDAM'S RED-LIGHT DISTRICT *Daily at 11:00 AM. Meeting Place: 1012 JW Beursplein On this 1.5-hour small-group walking tour, discover Amsterdam's renowned Red-Light District with a knowledgeable guide and learn the history of the windows. Discover the most progressive and open-minded aspect of Dutch society by navigating the winding canals and tiny alleyways in Amsterdam's most picturesque area. You will see it all, from the well-known coffee shops to the red lid windows, the first condom store in history to Amsterdam's oldest cathedral, sensual museums to busy restaurants, and noisy pubs. While learning everything there is to know about the Red Light District from our local expert, you will be astounded by the city's amazing architecture, lovely canals, and rich history.
Spend the day as you choose or sign up for one of our optional tours. Amsterdam overnight Optional: THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM AND LIFE OF VAN GOGH A 9-HOUR VISIT You'll travel to Nuenen on this full-day small-group excursion in a comfortable minivan. Explore the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh to learn about the many places in Nuenen that influenced him, including the reformed church that is seen in one of his paintings. You will learn about Vincent's life in Nuenen, where he resided from December 1883 to November 1885, through this journey.
OPTIONAL: A 12-HOUR GROUP DAY TRIP TO BRUGES Take this amazing trip to the stunning Belgian city of Bruges. You won't miss anything on a 12-hour group visit to this breathtaking city. You'll take a bus from Amsterdam to Bruges. When you arrive in Bruges, embark on a 1.5-hour guided tour to see the city's most alluring and fascinating locations. Bruges was named a World Heritage City in 2000 and has a rich architectural history from the Middle Ages. You will view the most significant locations in the city on this guided walking tour, including Markt Square, which is dominated by the Belfry, the Brug Square, the Church of Our Lady, where you can see "The Madonna of Bruges," one of Michelangelo's greatest works, and the old Beaterio.
Optional: 4-hour walking tour of Amsterdam with cheese tasting You will hear tales on this journey that you would not normally hear. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you will learn about the city's past, from its humble beginnings as a muddy town on the Amstel River to how it rose to become the most significant trading hub in Europe. The goal is to give you a complete introduction to this city, covering everything from its crazy history of prostitution and drug decriminalization to the tragedy of Anne Frank's story and the Nazi occupation. After the tour, you and your other travelers will have all the time you need to continue exploring Amsterdam. Take a walking tour of the streets of central Amsterdam to kick off your trip. One of the city's most recognizable cheese manufacturers is the perfect place to end your tour with a cheese tasting. VIP dinner at the Hard Rock Café and an Amsterdam Nightlife ticket is optional. For two days, get free access to more than 13 clubs in Amsterdam. Between the exotic Club Prime, the techno club Panama, and the house club Escape, pick your favorite. Club Smokey, Club Amsterdamned, Club Hartje, and Club Candela are great places to dance the night away. Visit Club Escape, the largest club in the heart of Amsterdam. Visit the first silent disco club, Hush, and take in the insane music of the Bubbels Bar. Find the Amsterdam clubs that best fit your mood. With this ticket, you'll never get bored! At Douglas, women can get free touch-up makeup. All cocktails are 2 for 1 when you visit Hard Rock Café. You can also visit Holland Casino, which is Amsterdam's largest casino. At the Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, enjoy a VIP dinner! No lines to wait in enjoys a fantastic supper as a true VIP guest at this American restaurant. At this internationally renowned café with an All-American motif, guests will receive a "Rockstar Dinner" and first-rate service.
Spend the day at your leisure or sign up for one of our optional tours. Amsterdam overnight Optional: Spend four hours exploring Amsterdam-Noord. Discover Noord, Amsterdam's hippest district, which is renowned for its diversity and contrast-filled environment. Join one of our local Amsterdam hosts as they give you a customized tour of this hip city. Get off the usual route to see hidden gems like Pekmarkt or visit some of the city's most recognizable waterfront museums like the Museum Amsterdam Noord.
ZAANSE SCHANS SMALL-GROUPS HALF-DAY TOUR, OPTIONAL, 3 HOURS Join a small group on a 3-hour half-day journey to the countryside to experience Zaanse Schans. Visit a cheese farm, observe a working windmill, and learn how a clog maker crafts the renowned Dutch wooden shoe. Spend an afternoon outside of Amsterdam to explore the Dutch countryside and expand your experience.
MADAME TUSSAUDS AMSTERDAM AND A 1-HOUR CANAL CRUISE ARE OPTIONAL AND TAKE ALMOST 2 HRS. Ever longed to meet your heroes but never had the opportunity? You can get a little bit closer to celebrities thanks to Madame Tussauds! Realistic wax replicas of well-known personalities from all over the world are displayed at this entertaining, multi-media attraction in the center of Amsterdam. You name it: musicians, actors, politicians, sportsmen, and even animated movie characters. They most likely exist at Madame Tussauds. Combine a visit to Madame Tussauds with an unforgettable hour-long canal boat tour of the old canal district! View the main attractions from a fresh angle while admiring the stunning architecture from the 17th century.
You will travel independently today to the international Amsterdam Airport to catch your trip home.