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7 Day Affordable Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris 2021-2022 (Wednesday Departure)

7 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands.

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland’s sophisticated and modern capital. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. 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. Tonight, your tour begins at 5:30 PM when you join your Tour Manager for a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting that outlines the delightful tour that awaits you. Afterwards, savor a Welcome Dinner together. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Amsterdam no later than 3:30 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible. (Dinner)

DAY 3, Friday - Amsterdam Canal Tour, Visit Volendam
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. 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, perhaps join the optional Amsterdam by Night with dinner. (Breakfast)

Optional: Amsterdam by Night Tour and Dinner (PM)

DAY 4, Saturday - 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 Manneken 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 is in a local restaurant in Bruges. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5, Sunday - 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, Monday - 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 Latin Quarter, home to many of France’s higher education establishments, including the Sorbonne. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or, perhaps, join the optional guided tour of the Louvre Museum in the morning where you will enjoy the expertise of a professional guide and fast track access. You will see some of the most famous art works of all time, highlighted by the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the museum’s most reputed masterpiece, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. (Breakfast)

Optional: Louvre Museum Tour (PM)

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


Map
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
  • Board a 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 Bruges' medieval district
  • Drive along the Champs Elysees and see the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Accommodations
Amsterdam: Apollo Museumhotel
Bruges: Novotel Brugge Centrum
Paris: Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Triple Rooms at the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 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. This itinerary includes mostly city sightseeing. This is an Off Season program. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.