9-Day Paris, Bruges, Brussels, Hague, Amsterdam, Bonn, Luxembourg Fantastic Tour from Paris

Package Summary

  • Duration For Tour: 8 9
  • Start City: Paris, France
  • End City: Paris, France
    Highlights: Visit Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam, Brussels, Amboise, Barbizon, Bonn, Bruges, Chambord, Chenonceaux, Fontainebleau, Hague, Luxembourg City, Reims, Trier, Versailles, Zaandam. Inclusions: All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle, 8 nights hotel accommodation

$ 849 ( Starting From Per Person )

Overview
Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower.
Luxembourg City is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It stands at the confluence of the Alzette and Petrusse rivers in southern Luxembourg, the city lies at the heart of Western Europe.
Trier is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg and within the important Moselle wine region.

Home - Paris

Guests will be picked up at the airport in Paris in the morning and transfer to the local hotel.

Standard Hotel: IBIS PARIS PORTE D'Italie or similar

Paris

After breakfast, we will take a guided tour of Paris, beginning with the Arc de Triomphe along the Champs-Elysees. We will also visit Place de la Concorde, Notre Dame de Paris, and the Eiffel Tower. After lunch, we will visit the Louvre to admire beautiful works of art. Then, we will head to the Montmartre. Later, we will return to the hotel. In the evening, we will have the option of take a night cruise on the River Seine.

Paris, FRANCE

Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower.

Arc de Triomphe

This breathtaking neoclassical arch is one of Paris' most famous monuments. It commemorates those who fought and died in the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. It also sits atop the Tomb of the Unknown Solider for World War I.

Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees is the name of both an upscale street and shopping district in Paris. It is on the cafes, boutiques, movie theaters, and more. One of the most famous streets of the world, is also known for its many monuments.

Place de la Concorde

The largest square in Paris is the Place de la Concorde. On it sit many major Parisian tourist spots, such as Champs-Elysees, the Luxor Obelisk, the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume and the Musee de l'Orangerie.

Notre Dame de Paris

One of the most recognizable buildings in the world, the immortal Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris houses many of the most important relics in all of Catholicism. Visitors should be prepared to be awed by the majesty of the interior.

Eiffel Tower

One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been a symbol of Paris, France, and Europe since 1889. It was erected as the entryway to the 1889 World's Fair, and has been wowing visitors ever since.

The Louvre

One of the most well-known art museums in the world with one of the largest collections, the Louvre houses such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and works by artists ranging from Raphael to Monet and everyone in between.

Montmartre

This neighborhood in Paris is built on a hill, at the top of which stands the Basilica of the Sacre Couer, famous for its white dome. The area has been home to many artists like Picasso and van Gogh.

Paris by Night

There is a very good reason why Paris is nicknamed "the city of lights," and you will get to see firsthand where that nickname comes from as you traverse the city in the evening, amazed bvy the illuminated display.

Standard Hotel: IBIS PARIS PORTE D'Italie or similar

Breakfast: Included

Paris - Chambord - Chenonceaux - Amboise - Paris (490 km)

After breakfast, departure for the castle in the Loire valley. The Loire is the longest and most beautiful river in France. In this region called 'Garden of France', hundreds of castles are sown along the river of Orleans to Anger. During the Hundred Years War between the Kingdom of France and Britain, the French kings fled to the castles of Val. Many castles are entered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage of culture of which the castles of Chambord, Chenonceau and Amboise are the best known.

Chenonceaux, FRANCE

The population of permanent residents hovers about 400, as of 2012, but there is a large influx of tourists during the summer months, because the village adjoins the former royal Chateau de Chenonceau, one of the most popular tourist destinations in France.

Chateau de Chenonceau

The Chateau de Chenonceau dates back literally a millennia. The first mention of it in writing occurs in the eleventh century A.D. It is immediately recognizable due to the sweeping arches that make up the base of the building.

Chambord, FRANCE

Chambord is a town in Loir-et-Cher in France. It is famous for the royal Chateau de Chambord.

Chateau de Chambord

is one of the most recognizable chateaux in the world because of its very distinctive French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. The building, which was never completed, was constructed by King Francis I of France.

Amboise, FRANCE

is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. It lies on the banks of the Loire River, 17 miles (27 km) east of Tours. Today a small market town, it was once home of the French royal court. The town of Amboise is also only about 11 miles (18 km) away from the historic Chateau de Chenonceau, situated on the Cher River near the small village of Chenonceaux. Its former name was Ambacia, from the old name of the river and marsh Amasse.

Standard Hotel: IBIS PARIS PORTE D'Italie or similar

Breakfast: Included

Paris - Versailles - Fontainebleau - Paris (178 km)

After breakfast, departure for the castle Versailles. The Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art in the seventeenth century. Then leave for the château de Fontainebleau. Before returning to Paris, a stop en route to the village of Barbizon, located on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne), around which some painters flocked for nearly fifty years between 1825 and 1875.

Versailles, FRANCE

Palace of Versailles

Louis IV's opulent mansion is one of the most famous symbols of French political history and power. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the center of French politics for nearly a century, until the beginning of the French Revolution.

Fontainebleau, FRANCE

is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 55.5 kilometres (34.5 mi) south-southeast of the centre of Paris. Fontainebleau is a sub-prefecture of the Seine-et-Marne department, and it is the seat of the arrondissement of Fontainebleau.

Chateau de Fontainebleau

located 55 kilometres (34 miles) southeast of the centre of Paris, and is one of the largest French royal and imperial chateau. The medieval castle and later chateau was the residence of French monarchs from Louis VII through Napoleon III. Napoleon I abdicated his throne there before being exiled to Elba. Today it is a national museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Barbizon, FRANCE

Barbizon is a commune (town) in the Seine-et-Marne department in north-central France. It is located near the Fontainebleau Forest.

Standard Hotel: IBIS PARIS PORTE D'Italie or similar

Breakfast: Included

Paris - Bruges (replaced by Waterloo from March 26 to May 14) - Brussels (430 km)

In the morning, we will depart from Paris, bound for the Belgian city of Bruges, known as the "Pearl of Flanders" and the "Venice of the North." Here, we will walk on the medieval style streets and express our love in front of the Belfry of Bruges. (*During the exposition of the Keukenhof Garden from March 26 to May 14, 2016, in order to meet customer needs, the visit of Bruges is replaced by Waterloo.) After lunch, we will continue to Brussels to take a panoramic tour of the city that visits Grand Place, the King's House, City Hall, the Atomium, Jubel Park and the Little Julian Statue. This is the best place to buy famous Belgian chocolates!

Bruges, BELGIUM

Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in Belgium. Located in the northwest region of the country, Bruges is known for its beautiful canals, cobblestone streets, and medieval architecture.

Waterloo, BELGIUM

Waterloo, located north of Braine-l'Alleud, is a municipality in the province of Walloon Brabant, Belgium. Well known as the site of the Battle of Waterloo, it has a rich history and offers many attractions including museums, castles, memorials, and more.

Waterloo Battlefield

The Battle of Waterloo, fought on June 18th, 1815, is one of the most storied battles in history, when Napoleon's forces were defeated by the English and the Prussians. The battlefield in Belgium is now a popular tourist attraction.

Brussels, BELGIUM

Brussels, Belgium is not just the capital of the country, but also serves as a headquarters for the European Union. This city has vibrant history stretching back centuries, and visitors can see impressive architecture as well as natural beauty.

Grand Place

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the main square in Brussels and the city's most popular and most important tourist destination. It is bordered by several important buildings, including the dramatic Town Hall and Maison du Roi.

Atomium

This bizarre Belgian building was constructed for the 1958 World's Fair. It is quite literally designed to look like atoms. Each of the "atoms" in the structure are actually showrooms that can be reached via elevator through the connectors.

Manneken Pis

"Manneken Pis" literally means "Little Man Pee," and that sums up this world-famous statue nicely. Dating all the way back to 1619, this statue is a fountain that depicts a little boy peeing into the basin below.

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Brussels Airport or similar in Brussels

Breakfast: Included

Brussels - Hague (replaced by Keukenhof Gardens from March 26 to May 14) - Amsterdam (392 km)

After breakfast, we will leave for the Hague, the seat of the Dutch government. First, we will arrive at the Peace Palace, home of the Cour International or Justice, followed by Scheveningen Central Park. (*During the exposition of the Keukenhof Garden from March 26 to May 14, 2016, in order to meet customer needs, the visit of Hague is replaced by Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands - the largest tulip garden in the world.) After lunch, we will continue to the beautiful village of Zaanse Schans to see the windmill, the clog worksop, and the cheese farm. Later, we will arrive in Amsterdam, where we will visit a local diamond factory and take a canal cruise.

Keukenhof, NETHERLANDS

One of the world's largest flower gardens, Keukenhof in the Netherlands covers 79 acres, all filled with vibrant, colorful displays of floral life. It's name translates to "Kitchen Garden."

Keukenhof Park

One of the world's largest flower gardens is located in Lisse, the Netherlands, covering about 79 acres and containing approximately 7 million flowers. Depending on the weather, the best time to visit is around mid-April.

Hague, NETHERLANDS

The Hague is the seat of government in the Netherlands, and the capital city of the province of South Holland. With a population of 515,880 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2015) and more than one million inhabitants including the suburbs.

Peace Palace

The Peace Palace is an international law administrative building that houses the International Court of Justice, Hague Academy of International Law and more. Guests enjoy walking the grounds and artwork of prominent champions for peace throughout history.mon

Zaandam, NETHERLANDS

Zaandam is a town on the Zaan River, a suburb of Amsterdam to the North. Its quaint atmosphere will give visitors a good idea of what day-to-day life is like in the Netherlands.

Cheese Farm Shop

Visitors to this shop will be able to see a live cheese-making demonstration. It features a fine assortment of Dutch cheeses and other souvenirs to remind you of your trip to the Netherlands.

Zaanse Schans

Established in 1994 by relocating old buildings into one compact area, this collection of historic windmills and houses is located in Zaandam, right on the banks of the river Zaan. There are seven museums in the area.

Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is also the largest city in the country. This historic city is home to the Anne Frank House, the world's oldest stock exchange, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and much more!

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

With over 100 kilometers of canals, it is no surprise why there are few automobiles in Amsterdam. On this cruise, you will leisurely sail down the most famous of these canals in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.

Standard Hotel: Hotel De Rijper Eilanden or similar in Amsterdam

Breakfast: Included

Amsterdam - Cologne - Bonn - Trier (459 km)

After breakfast, we will depart to Cologne and visit Cologne Cathedral, one of the largest in the world. Then, we will continue to Bonn, birthplace of the great composer Ludwig Van Beethoven and capital of the Federal German Republic between 1949 and 1990. Here, we will take a guided, panoramic tour to former offices of the federal government, the campus of the University of Bonn, Beethoven Square, and more. After lunch, we will continue to Trier, the oldest city in Germany and the birthplace of Karl Marx.

Cologne, GERMANY

This German city traces its roots back to the Roman Empire in 50 AD. Today, it is considered a cultural center in Germany, and is known for its influential and busy arts scene. It has more than thirty museums.

Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral is an incredible dramatic example of Gothic architecture, and has earned itself a place on list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The building dates back to the year 1248, making it more than three-quarters of a millennia old.

Bonn, GERMANY

Bonn is a city on the banks of the Rhine and northwest of the Siebengebirge (Seven Mountains) in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Bonn serves alongside the capital Berlin as the seat of government of Germany.

University of Bonn

Founded in 1818, this German institution of higher education is one of the country's leading universities, with a student population of over 32,000. Included among its many prestigious alumni are Pope Benedict XVI, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Bonn Old Town Hall

The Bonn Old Town Hall is an 18th century Rococo building today used as a visitor's center for travellers as well as the office of the mayor. Like many of Bonn's sights, it is located next to the marketplace.

Trier, GERMANY

Trier is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg and within the important Moselle wine region.

Karl Marx Haus

As its name would suggest, this museum in the German city of Trier was the birthplace of Karl Marx, the perpetually-controversial philosopher who is credited with popularizing the ideas of communism and socialism in the 19th century.

Standard Hotel: Hotel Weinhaus Liesertal or similar in Trier

Breakfast: Included

Trier - Luxembourg - Reims - Paris (336 km)

Today, we will visit Porta Negra, then walk to Karl Marx's House. Then, we will continue to Luxembourg, where we will take a guided, panoramic tour of Constitution Square, the Adolphe Bridge, and the Palace of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. After lunch, we will drive to Reims to visit the Reims Cathedral. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Paris.

Trier, GERMANY

Trier is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of red sandstone in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg and within the important Moselle wine region.

Porta Nigra

"Black Gate" is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps, a testament to the far reach of the ancient empire. This World Heritage Site was built in the 100s AD. Nigra is the only remaining of four gates.

Karl Marx Haus

As its name would suggest, this museum in the German city of Trier was the birthplace of Karl Marx, the perpetually-controversial philosopher who is credited with popularizing the ideas of communism and socialism in the 19th century.

Luxembourg City, LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg City is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It stands at the confluence of the Alzette and Petrusse rivers in southern Luxembourg, the city lies at the heart of Western Europe.

Place de la Constitution

Place de la Constitution is a monument and square that commemorates Luxembourgers soldiers who perished in WWI. Erected in 1923, the monument symbolizes freedom and offers visitors striking views over the Petrusse Valley and the Adolphe Bridge.

Adolphe Bridge

This unofficial national symbol of Luxembourg was designed by Frenchman Paul Sejourne and built between 1900 and 1903. It was named after the Grand Duke Adolphe, ruler of Luxembourg from 1890 to 1905.

Alzette Valley

Alzette Valley is a beautiful valley near Luxembourg City. Actually, Luxembourg City lies in a bend in the Alzette River, high on a bluff above the river. The river helped in defense of the city in previous days.

Reims, FRANCE

Reims Cathedral

Notre-Dame de Reims is a breathtaking French Gothic cathedral built in the 13th century. It is still a functioning church today, but also a major tourist destination that sees more than one million visitors annually for its amazing facade.

Standard Hotel: IBIS PARIS PORTE D'Italie or similar

Breakfast: Included

Paris - Home

After breakfast, guests will transfer to the airport in Paris for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.

Breakfast: Included

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