Air & Land
8 Day Classic Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights NYC-Amsterdam, Paris-NYC
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 6 nights accommodations
- 2 nights Amsterdam
- 1 night Bruges
- 3 nights Paris
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- Breakfast daily
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guide in Paris
- Amsterdam Canal Cruise
- Windmill Village
- Diamond Cutters
- Brussels Grand Place
- Our Lady's Church with Michelangelo's Madonna
- Paris City Tour
DAY 1, Sunday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Holland. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey
DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation
DAY 3, Tuesday - Amsterdam City Tour and Volendam*
This morning, cruise the canals in a glass-top boat and view historic homes, 16th-century merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. View the harbor, gabled mansions, and the "Skinny Bridge." Enjoy a guided visit to a diamond polishing factory, followed by a drive through the museum district, where you will view the Royal Palace and Dam Square. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a charming fishing village on the old Zuiderzee. Next, visit a cheese farm and see a working windmill and clogmakers
Optional: Amsterdam by Night with dinner (PM)**
DAY 4, Wednesday - Brussels City Tour
This morning, travel through Holland's open fields, criss-crossed with canals and windmills to reach Belgium. Arriving to the capital city of Brussels, enjoy a tour with guided views of the Atomium, Palace of Justice, and 17th-century Grand Place with its decorated guild houses. Stroll the city center to view the famous Mannekin Pis fountain. Afterward, continue to the city of Bruges, once a center for the clothe trade in the 13th Century and now one of the most popular destinations in Belgium
DAY 5, Thursday - Bruges City Tour***
This morning, enjoy a delightful orientation in Bruges with its charming squares and historic buildings. The tour takes you first to view the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage convent, and continues for a walking tour of the city's medieval districts, where you will visit Our Lady's Church, which houses the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square and Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. Later, depart Bruges for Paris
Optional: Illuminated Paris and dinner (PM)
DAY 6, Friday - Paris City Tour
This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Paris, the City of Light, including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Napoleon's Tomb, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure
Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM)
DAY 7, Saturday - Day at leisure
Enjoy the day at leisure in Paris. Explore the countless museums, such as the Louvre and Orsay, relax in the Luxembourg gardens or shop in the capital of fashion
Optional: Louvre Museum Tour (AM)
DAY 8, Sunday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to the USA
*Apr 28 departure: please note that due to local events, the Amsterdam sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager
**The optional Amsterdam by Night with dinner will not be available on the April 28 departure
***Oct 20 and Oct 27 departures: please note that Our Lady’s Church will closed.
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Amsterdam by Night with dinner
01 May 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 $89|
|An evening to enjoy the excitement of one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. You begin with a drive through the floodlit sights as you make your way to a traditional, cozy Dutch restaurant for a dinner of local specialties, with drinks included. Later on foot, explore with your guide the narrow canals and lanes of the notorious "Red Light" district and see the numerous bridges and classic architecture of this 800-year-old capital in its magical night-time glory.|
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
Illuminated Paris with dinner
01 May 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 $87|
|Discover the "City of Lights" with the Illumination tour and dinner in a typical French Bistro. Enjoy the traditional atmosphere and music while being served delicious specialties and unlimited wine in a Parisian restaurant. Then see the striking floodlit monuments as we drive the Champs Elysees and along the River Seine, viewing Concorde Square, Notre Dame, the Louvre and its glass pyramid, and of course the Eiffel Tower.|
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
01 May 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 $89|
|Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Today's tour takes you Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure.|
Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.
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Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
The May 5 departure will be accommodated at the NH Brugge in Bruges, and the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel in Paris.
The May 26 departure will be accommodated at the Ramada Apollo Hotel in Amsterdam, the NH Brugge in Bruges, and the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel in Paris.
The June 16, June 30 and Oct 13 departures will be accommodated at the Ramada Apollo Hotel in Amsterdam.
Sep 8 departure, some passengers may be accommodated at the Ramada Apollo Hotel in Amsterdam and the Hotel Velotel in Bruges
Triple and Twin with Child Rooms at the Hotel Mercure Montmartre will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.
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Description: 2 Amsterdam, 1 Bruges, 3 Paris, 2 London
Season: Mar - Oct '13