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Highlights of Western Europe
9 days / 8 nights
Amsterdam - Brussels - Bruges - Paris - London

Day 1 Amsterdam
On arrival into Amsterdam, own transfer arrangements to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and tour orientation.

Day 2 Amsterdam
This morning we cruise the canals in a glass-top boat and view historic homes, 16th century merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. From the harbour we view the gabled mansions and the “Skinny Bridge”. You will enjoy a guided visit to a diamond – polishing factory, followed by a drive through the museum district, where you will view the Royal Palace and Dam Square. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a charming fishing village on the old Zuiderzee before we continue to a cheese farm and a working windmill at Zaanse Schaans Heritage Park. Tonight you may decide to take an optional Amsterdam by Night with Dinner out.

Day 3 Amsterdam - Brussels (210km/3,30h) - Bruges (100km/2h)
This morning we travel through Holland's open fields, criss – crossing the canals and windmills to reach Belgium. We arrive in the capital city of Brussels where you will have a tour that includes the Atomium, Palace of Justice and the 17th century Grand Palace with its decorated guild houses. You can then stroll around the city centre to view the famous Mennekin Pis fountain before we continue our journey to Bruges.

Day 4 Bruges - Paris (300km/4h)
This morning we take a delightful tour of Brugge with its charming squares and historic buildings. The tour takes you to view the Lake of Love “Minnewater” and the Beguinage convent before continuing on a walking tour of the city's medieval districts where you will see the Our Lady's Church, which houses the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square and Belfry and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. This afternoon we depart Brugge for Paris where you might like to take an optional Illuminated Paris and Dinner tour.

Day 5 Paris
Today we enjoy a guided city tour of Paris, the City of Lights, including a drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. We visit the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Napoleon's Tomb, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera District. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or maybe take an optional tour to Versailles.

Day 6 Paris
Today you can enjoy a full day at leisure to explore or shop in this beautiful city on your own or maybe take an optional Louvre Museum tour.

Day 7 Paris – London (400km/5h)
This morning we travel from Paris to London via the Chunnel, the 31 – mile – long underwater tunnel that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Upon arrival in London you can enjoy the evening at leisure or take an optional Jack the Ripper Tour.

Day 8 London
Today is a full day at leisure to explore London, capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world's premier financial, commercial and cultural cities. With such sights as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral and countless other incredible sightseeing opportunities, cosmopolitan London offers more in one place than almost any other city on earth. There is also an optional Royal London Tour if you prefer.

Day 9 London
Today your tour concludes. Your independent transfer must be arranged to the airport for your onward journey.