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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.