ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are met and transferred to your art-gallery inspired hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for an unforgettable welcome meal, dining at a historic restaurant that sheltered Jews during World War II.
AMSTERDAM | Canal Cruise & Anne Frank’s House
Embark on a walking tour of this beautiful city, visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary. Then cruise through Amsterdam's legendary canals, which are lined with tilted "dancing houses," colorful houseboats and the remains of ancient defensive walls. Spanning 62 miles, the city's canals also encompass some 90 islands and more than 1,200 bridges. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant followed by an afternoon at leisure to explore on your own.
AMSTERDAM | Treasure Trove of Dutch Art
Begin with a private visit to Douwes Fine Art, a gallery offering a firsthand look at art restoration. Come away with a deeper understanding of the process before visiting the Rijksmuseum, where you may feast your eyes on Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer. This afternoon, go by high-speed train to Paris, the "City of Light."
PARIS, FRANCE | Parisian Markets
Start the day with a Market Connection, embarking on a guided food walk through the city, and exploring the local markets that exude the real vibrancy and romance of Parisian life. Later, explore the city from the seat of a vintage Citroën 2CV car, viewing the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées and Notre Dame Cathedral. With time at leisure, stroll through the Tuileries Gardens.
PARIS, FRANCE | Louvre Museum
Visit the magnificent Louvre Museum today. Among the world's most prized museums, this treasure trove of art showcases more than 35,000 works from masters like Michelangelo and Da Vinci, whose captivating Mona Lisa steals the show. Tonight, embark on a romantic cruise along the meandering Seine River, followed by dinner.
PARIS | The Colors of Montmartre
This morning, discover the charms of the storied Montmartre District, a hotbed of creativity since the 19th century. Walk its winding back streets and join a local artist who teaches you how to sketch. Later, board the Eurostar to London, and settle into your boutique hotel before dinner in a traditional English pub.
LONDON, ENGLAND | Legacy of Churchill
This morning, take advantage of exclusive before-hours entry to the Cabinet War Rooms, nerve center of Winston Churchill’s defense of Britain during World War II. Then set off on a panoramic tour that includes Buckingham Palace, the elegant Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral, before visiting the storied Tower of London. After lunch, cruise to the London Eye for a spectacular bird’s-eye view of the city.
LONDON | Royal Windsor
Visit historic Windsor Castle, the largest occupied castle in the world and also one of the Queen's principal residences. Rebuilt and remodeled by successive monarchs since 1080, it is a vision of true royalty with towers and battlements, lavish chambers and state apartments, an elegant chapel, and even an extraordinary dollhouse. Explore the city at leisure this afternoon before gathering tonight for a celebratory farewell dinner.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.