Come to know two of Europe's most dynamic cities, Amsterdam and London, on a leisurely paced in-depth exploration. Spend an enjoyable three nights in each city. Embark on a guided canal cruise of Amsterdam. Choose between a shopping tour of Amsterdam with a cheese tasting or a visit to the Rijksmuseum. Discover the history of the sprawling Hortus Botanicus Gardens. Travel to London on the Eurostar cross channel high-speed train. A local expert will lead you on a tour of London. Explore St. Paul's Cathedral with a local guide. Choose your tour: explore Churchill's War Rooms or Westminster Abbey. Savor dinner at a traditional English pub. This tour gives the perfect balance of free time and included activities to truly give you the complete experience of these remarkable cities.
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2017
- 7 Days
|Day 1||Amsterdam||Overnight Flight: Experience two of the world's most popular cities on one fabulous tour. With three nights in each city you have plenty of time to discover the beauty and allure of both Amsterdam and London.|
|Day 2||Amsterdam||Amsterdam, Netherlands - Tour Begins: Arrive in Amsterdam, the 800-year-old thriving capital of the Netherlands. You'll discover an enchanting city with a network of canals and an array of historic architecture. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a delicious welcome dinner.|
|Day 3||Amsterdam||Amsterdam: Stories of the city's past and present unfold during a guided canal cruise that brings you by the many highlights of Amsterdam's historic city center. Afterward, you may choose to visit one of Amsterdam's quintessential fixtures - a diamond workshop. Next, discover a natural oasis in the city: the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Originally founded in 1638 as a medicinal herb garden, today it boasts more than 4,000 plant species in gardens and greenhouses that are protected from the bustle of the city behind 300-year-old gates.|
|Day 4||Amsterdam||Amsterdam: It's your choice! This morning you may choose to continue to explore the city on an interesting and informative shopping tour where your local expert will show you the best markets to purchase tulip bulbs, Delft ceramics, and cheese (including a demonstration and tasting!) Or perhaps you would prefer to visit the Rijksmuseum, one of the most famous and important museums in the world, home of the Rembrandt masterpiece 'The Night Watch.' Either way, you'll travel like the locals on the Amsterdam metro. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore Amsterdam independently. Or, you may choose to join an optional excursion to the countryside to explore the seaside village of Volendam. Tonight, dinner is included and you will choose the perfect spot from a 'menu' of Amsterdam's great restaurants.|
|Day 5||Amsterdam||Amsterdam - Brussels, Belgium - Eurostar Train - London, England: Sit back and relax as you depart Amsterdam for your drive to Brussels where you will board the innovative Eurostar cross channel high-speed train to London! Arrive in London, the United Kingdom's cosmopolitan capital. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. Perhaps you'll take a walk to Tower Bridge, stroll along the Thames River, or get a bird's-eye view of the city from the London Eye.|
|Day 6||London||London: Join a local expert for a day of exploration in London. Begin with a panoramic tour highlighting Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard (if held). Then you'll be treated to a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral,* an architectural masterpiece famously known for the 'wedding of the century' - Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Spend time at Harrods, the jewel in the crown of London's department stores. Don't miss its world-famous food hall, a diner's paradise! This afternoon, it's your choice! Perhaps you'll step back to wartime Britain while exploring the Churchill War Rooms, the secret underground center of Britain's government during WWII. Or you can choose to tour Westminster Abbey,* the coronation church of Britain's monarchs from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II.|
|Day 7||London||London: Today is yours to explore London your way. You may explore the city on your own. Or, perhaps you'll choose to take an optional excursion to Windsor Castle; originally built to guard the city of London, Windsor Castle has been the home of kings and queens for nine centuries and is the oldest royal residence still in use today. Toast the end of a wonderful trip with a farewell dinner at a traditional British pub.|
|Day 8||London||London - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with many pleasant memories.|
- Hampshire Hotel- Eden Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Grange City Hotel London, United Kingdom
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.