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7 Day Affordable Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris (Saturday Departure)

7 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands.

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland’s sophisticated and modern capital. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a briefing that outlines the delightful tour that awaits you. Afterwards, savor a Welcome Dinner together. (Dinner)

DAY 3, Monday - Amsterdam City Tour, Visit Volendam
Discover Amsterdam on a tour that introduces you to both the old and the new sections of the city. This morning, board a glass-top boat for a delightful cruise of the winding canals for an up-close view of stately historic mansions, 16th-century gabled merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. View the harbour and the unusual Skinny Bridge and enjoy a drive taking in the famed museum district and the Tower of Tears. In the afternoon, travel to Volendam, a quaint fishing village on the old Zuiderzee, surrounded by a picture-perfect harbor lined with wooden houses. You'll view a historic windmill and see residents who still wear traditional Dutch clogs, aprons and bonnets and then travel to a local cheese farm and learn about the process. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own or, join the optional Amsterdam by night with dinner*. (Breakfast)

*The Optional Amsterdam by Night with Dinner will not be available for the Dec 23 departure.

Optional: Amsterdam by Night Tour and Dinner (PM)

DAY 4, Tuesday - Brussels City Tour, Travel to Bruges
Depart Amsterdam and travel through Holland's open fields, crisscrossed with canals and windmills to Brussels, capital of Belgium. Here, you’ll see the Heysel Stadium and the Atomium, a gigantic structure that still remains from the 1958 World Expo. Continue to view the Palace of Justice, Opera House, Royal Palace, Grand Place and the famous Mannekin Pis fountain. Next, continue to the city of Bruges, also known as the "Venice of the North," and home to some of Europe's best-preserved medieval buildings. Tonight dinner in a local restaurant in Bruges. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5, Wednesday - Bruges City Tour, Travel to Paris
Morning orientation tour begins at the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage Convent. Then, walk along the picturesque cobbled lanes of the city’s medieval district to Our Lady’s Church, housing the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo. Continue past the Market Square and Belfry and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. You’ll understand why Bruges is called a fairy-tale town and considered one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Later, depart Bruges and travel to Paris. In the evening, join the optional Illuminated Paris with Dinner. Discover the "City of Lights" with the Illumination tour and dinner in a typical French Bistro. (Breakfast)

Optional: Illuminated Paris with dinner (PM).

DAY 6, Thursday - Paris City Tour
Drive along the impressive Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, and the stately Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris. On to the celebrated "Rive Gauche," the vivacious Left Bank, where artists, philosophers and writers in a long-gone era flourished in the artistic community at Montparnasse. View the imposing Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the Latin Quarter, home to many of France’s higher education establishments, including the Sorbonne. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or, attend the optional Versailles Apartments. The tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments and walk the palace grounds and formal gardens. (Breakfast)

Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM)

DAY 7, Friday - Depart France
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (Breakfast)

*The Optional Amsterdam by Night with Dinner will not be available for the Dec 23 departure.

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All This Included
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 7 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in Paris
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Highlights
  • Glass-top boat and cruise on Amsterdam’s winding canals
  • Visit Volendam, a quaint fishing village on the old Zuiderzee
  • See the Grand Place in Brussels, one of the most famous squares in Europe
  • Walk the picturesque cobbled lanes of Bruge’s medieval district
  • Drive along the Champs Elysees and see the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris
Accommodations
Amsterdam: Apollo Museumhotel Amsterdam
Bruges: Novotel Brugge Centrum
Paris: Hotel Novotel Paris Vaugirard Montparnasse
Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Triple Rooms at the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel & the Hotel Mercure Montmartre in Paris will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.
  • This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information. 
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