8 Day Paris & Amsterdam by Rail

3 Paris & 3 Amsterdam
Round trip airfare from JFK, 6 nights first class hotel accommodation, all transfers, most meals, service of English Speaking tour manager throughout the trip
Price Includes
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Wednesday - Depart USA

  • Depart the USA to France. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2: Thursday - Paris, Optional Transfer, Optional Tour

  • Arrival to Paris, optional arrival transfer is available up on request. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.
  • Afternoon free at your leisure or choose our OPTIONAL tour (Champagne Cruise 6:00 PM) Today, see Paris as it is meant to be seen, cruising the river Seine while sipping champagne. The cruise departs near the base of the Eiffel tower and passes by some of Paris most famous monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville, the southern facade of the Grand Louvre Museum and Musee dOrsay. During the cruise, taste 3 champagnes while listening to your sommelier present the history of champagne and the Champagne region as well as commentary on the Paris monuments you cruise past. ( B )
DAY 3: Friday - Paris, Optional Tours

  • Enjoy the morning at leisure in Paris. Or you may begin with our OPTIONAL tour (Grand Louvre Museum (GL) 9:30 AM) This Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area outside the Louvre, and continues inside the museum where an experienced guide will present to you various exhibitions. Of the many exhibitions found therein, this tour covers those of the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian Department, and some of the museums most reputed masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa. Departs at 9:30 a.m. from 2 Place des Pyramides 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the Louvre Museum.
  • And you may choose our OPTIONAL tour (Paris Seinorama) Depart the Cityrama office via the Place de la Concorde and continue along the Champs Elysées as far as the Arc de Triomphe. The tour continues towards the 16th district, considered one of the most prestigious residential areas in Paris, and home to the celebrated Bois de Boulogne. Continue with a visit to the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a panoramic view of Frances unforgettable capital. Your guide will point out the principal landmarks of the city from the Towers second floor observatory. Continue to quai de la Bourdonnais, where you will board a Bateaux Parisiens vessel for a delightful one-hour Seine River cruise. Enjoy commentary detailing the many historic bridges of Paris as you cruise. After the conclusion of the cruise, you may choose to explore the city on your own, or return by bus to the terminal. ( B )
DAY 4: Saturday - Paris, Optional Tour

  • Free day at leisure, or choose our OPTIONAL tour (Fontainebleau & Barbizon (F) 1:30 PM) Visit the Fontainebleau Palace, lavishly built and furnished in Renaissance period style. This chateau was a favorite hunting residence of the French kings since the middle ages. Then, enjoy a tour of the apartments occupied by Napoleon. Afterwards, continue to Barbizon, known as an artistic center since the 19th century. British author Robert-Louis Stevenson and French painters Jean-François Millet and Theodore Rousseau were among a few of the famous residents of this village. ( B )
DAY 5: Sunday - Paris, Amsterdam

  • After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Paris, transfre on your own to Paris Rail Station. Board your train to Amsterdam, arrival and transfer on your own to your hotel. Evening you may choose our OPTIONAL tour (Amsterdam Candlelight Cruise) This evening, enjoy a romantic mini-cruise by candlelight, floating along the beautifully illuminated canals of Amsterdam with its 16th-century merchant houses, gables and churches. Tour includes musical accompaniment, cheese and wine. Departs 9:00pm Mar 22 - Nov 6, 8:00pm Nov 7 - Mar 21, from Prins Hendrikkade 33a, opposite Central Station. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at 26 Damrak. ( B )
DAY 6: Monday - Amsterdam, Optional Tour

  • Free day at your leisure or you may choose our morning OPTIONAL tour (Amsterdam Panoramic City Tour by Bus 9:45 AM) This panoramic tour of Amsterdam takes you to view both the old and new sections of the city. From the comfort of a modern air-conditioned motor coach, view the Royal Palace, National Monument, "Skinny Bridge," Albert Cuyp market, and the beautiful merchant houses along the canals. The tour also includes a visit to a windmill on the Amstel River. Departs from 26 Damrak, the main street between central station & Dam square. Drop-off at 26 Damrak. ( B )
DAY 7: Tuesday - Amsterdam, Optional Tour

  • Free day at leisure, or choose our OPTIONAL tour (#Half Day Marken, Volendam & Windmills 9:00 AM) Enjoy a relaxing drive through the polders region to reach Zaanse Schaans heritage park, a well-known Amsterdammer village where you will visit a working windmill. Continue to visit the charming fishing villages of Volendam and Marken on the shores of the old Zuiderzee. Afterwards, conclude your tour of traditional Holland with a visit to a cheese farm in Edam before returning through the countryside to Amsterdam. Departs at 9:15 a.m. from 26 Damrak (main street between central station & Dam square). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at 26 Damrak. ( B )
DAY 8: Wednesday - Departure

  • After breakfast, check out from your hotel, optional departure transfer to the airport is available up on request. ( B )

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Notes :
  • Upgrade to First Class rail is available for Plan D
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
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Not Included
  • Transfers, Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.