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Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Amsterdam, Paris & London: A Family Journey 2017


9 Days

Limited to 24 guests

Discover three European capitals, visiting the house of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and dressing up in costume at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London.

A&K Advantages

Explore three amazing capital cities, experiencing the best sights along with exclusive insider moments with locals

In Amsterdam, cruise the canals and feast on Dutch pancakes

Have fun with a Culinary Connection that brings you inside an authentic Parisian boulangerie for a baking lesson

Join a local artist for a sketching lesson and Artisan Connection

Thrill travellers of all ages by riding the high-speed rails of Europe between Amsterdam, Paris and London, where you also take flight on the London Eye Ferris wheel

Visit Shakespeare's Globe Theater and dress up in costume

16 meals, with 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1S
ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
DAY 2
AMSTERDAM | Canal Cruise & Anne Frank’s House
DAY 3
ZAANSE SCHANS | Windmills & Wooden Shoes
DAY 4
PARIS, FRANCE | Highlights of the City of Light
DAY 5
PARIS | Kid-Friendly Tour of the Louvre
DAY 6
PARIS & LONDON, ENGLAND | Montmartre to London
DAY 7
LONDON | The Tower of London
DAY 8
LONDON | Discovering Windsor Castle
DAY 9
DEPART LONDON
DAY 1S
ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are transferred to your high-style hotel across from beautiful Vondelpark. This evening, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow travellers for a festive welcome dinner.

Park Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
AMSTERDAM | Canal Cruise & Anne Frank’s House

Embark on a walking tour of this beautiful city and then cruise through its canals. Visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary. Sit down to a lunch of traditional Dutch pancakes before enjoying the rest of your day at leisure.

Park Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
ZAANSE SCHANS | Windmills & Wooden Shoes

Journey to Zaanse Schans Open-Air Museum, where traditional 18th- and 19th-century buildings have been moved from all over the Zaan region. See wonderful examples of Holland’s classic windmills, observe a wooden clog-making demonstration, and learn how Dutch cheeses and hand-painted pottery — like those made in Delft — are produced. Board a high-speed train to glittering Paris, your next destination, where you enjoy dinner on arrival at a local restaurant.

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
PARIS, FRANCE | Highlights of the City of Light

Take in the best of Paris, seeing Notre Dame Cathedral and climbing to the top of the Arc de Triomphe for great views over the city and the Champs-Élysées. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure.

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
PARIS | Kid-Friendly Tour of the Louvre

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Louvre, taking in the very best of its 35,000 works of art, including greats by Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Recharge with a tasty treat and make a Culinary Connection when you visit a traditional Parisian boulangerie and participate in a hands-on baking demonstration. This evening, board a cruise on the Seine River followed by dinner at a restaurant.

Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
PARIS & LONDON, ENGLAND | Montmartre to London

Discover the charms of the storied Montmartre District, strolling its winding back streets and meeting a local artist who teaches you how to sketch - all part of a special Artisan Connection. Then, board the Eurostar to London, England. Tonight, sit down to dinner at a traditional British pub.

The Kensington
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
LONDON | The Tower of London

Before the crowds appear, rise early for the official opening ceremony, brimming with British pageantry, at the Tower of London, the historic castle that houses England’s gorgeous Crown Jewels. Drive to a traditional candy making company for a hands-on workshop. Next, take a Thames riverboat to the reconstructed Globe Theatre of Shakespeare, where you learn about Elizabethan society and dress up as a character from a Shakespeare play. End the day at the top of the city, soaring high on the London Eye for spectacular panoramas in every direction.

The Kensington
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8
LONDON | Discovering Windsor Castle

Today, set your sights on the majestic Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest continuously occupied fortress and one of the Queen’s main residences today. During your visit, experience special family-friendly discoveries in addition to seeing the changing of the red-clad guard and the incredible dollhouse, originally designed for Queen Mary. Enjoy lunch on your own in the town of Windsor followed by an afternoon at leisure, perhaps to visit Buckingham Palace or Trafalgar Square. Tonight, gather for a celebratory farewell dinner.

The Kensington
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
DEPART LONDON

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Minimum age is 6 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.


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