LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRIP TO PARIS, AMSTERDAM, and REYKJAVIK: One Trip, Three Countries
An opportunity of a lifetime: One day you are enjoying the mysteries of the luxurious Blue Lagoon of Iceland, then you are riding on a boat on the canals of beautiful Amsterdam, and then finally experiencing the breathtaking views on the Eiffel Tower of Paris! This year, we have combined three cities in three very diverse European countries to celebrate the end of an incredible Summer Season.
DAY ONE: Depart on your overnight trip to Reykjavik Iceland.
Welcome to Iceland! From the beautiful mountains to the majestic streets of Reykjavik, we will experience firsthand the wonders, fun and excitement of this incredible country Upon arrival, we will be transported to our hotel where you have an array of options.
For an additional cost, you can experience
a) BLUE LAGOON: A once in a lifetime adventure at the Blue Lagoon! Soak away the afternoon in soothing geothermal mineral water. Return to Reykjavik at 5 pm; or
b) A Tour of the Scenic “Golden Circle” - a very popular tourist route in South Iceland, covering about 300 km looping from Reykjavķk into central Iceland and back. The three primary stops on the route are the national park Žingvellir, the waterfall Gullfoss (meaning "golden falls"), and the geothermally active valley of Haukadalur, which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur.
In the evening, we’ll take to the late night streets of Reykjavik and hit some of the best restaurants and hottest nightclubs in Iceland (and perhaps the most unique in the world!)
Overnight at the Hotel Natura,
Early morning breakfast and then an early morning flight to AMSTERDAM. NETHERLANDS!
Upon arrival in Amsterdam. Check in at the hotel.
Amsterdam is a laboratory of progressive living, bottled inside Europe's most 17th-century city. This city is a patchwork quilt of canal-bordered islands, anchored upon millions of wooden pilings. But unlike its dwelling-in-the-past, Amsterdam sees itself as a city of the future, built on good living, cozy cafés, great art, street-corner jazz...and a spirit of live-and-let-live!
During its Golden Age in the 1600s, Amsterdam was the world's richest city, an international sea-trading port, and the cradle of capitalism. Wealthy, democratic burghers built a planned city of tree-shaded canals, lined with town-houses topped with fancy gables. Immigrants, Jews, outcasts, and political rebels were drawn here by its tolerant atmosphere, and painters like young Rembrandt captured that atmosphere on canvas.
The Dutch people are unique. They may be the world's most handsome people — tall, healthy, and with good posture — and the most open, honest, and refreshingly blunt. As connoisseurs of world culture, they appreciate Rembrandt paintings, Indonesian food, and the latest French films, but with an un-snooty, blue-jeans attitude.
Day At leisure.
This evening we will dine at a famous Dutch style restaurant
Overnight at the Wescorde City Center Hotel.
Situated in the heart of the city near the shopping district, this Amsterdam hotel is within 0.4 km (0.2 mi) of Dam Square, the Kalverstraat shopping street, and the Royal Palace. Central Station is about a 5-minute walk. The Anne Frank House is 0.7 km (0.4 mi) away.
Tour of Amsterdam. We’ll take an amazing Canal Cruise throughout the city. A cruise along Amsterdam’s picture-book canals… it’s something not to be missed!Cruising through a number of Amsterdam’s canals, this cruise passes along some of the city’s most beautiful spots. While gliding through the old centre of the city you see elegant merchant’s mansions, carillon-crowned churches and the warehouses with their rich history from Holland’s Golden Age.
We will then stop at the Internationally famous Anne Frank House.
The Anne Frank House located on the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, who hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the building. As well as the preservation of the hiding place — known in Dutch as the Achterhuis — and an exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, the museum acts as an exhibition space to highlight all forms of persecution and discrimination.
Your Evening at leisure. Perhaps at your own risk and peril, you can visit Amsterdam’s “Red Light District” and see why thousands of American college students can’t wait to visit this part of Europe.
TRAVEL BY TRAIN TO PARIS FRANCE, THE CITY OF LIGHTS!
Paris is all about the finer things that culture can offer — in art, fashion, food, literature and ideas. But it's also flat-out filled with joie de vivre!
With the help of your Paris-savvy tour guide, you'll do more than sightsee in this remarkable city — you'll truly experience it.
Your afternoon is at leisure.
Tonight, we will take in an evening cruise on the Seine River - leaving from the Port De Alma. (at small additional cost). Then, we’ll walk along the Champs Elysees and hit some of the hottest restaurants and nightspots in all of Europe.
Overnight at the Timhotel Palais:
Located in Paris's city center, Timhotel Palais Royal Louvre is 1.5 km (1 mi) from Jardin des Tuileries and 1 km (0.6 mi) from Paris Opera. The Louvre and Palais Royal are a 10-minute walk away.
Timhotel Palais Royal Louvre offers a daily breakfast buffet for a surcharge. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel. The front desk is open 24 hours a day, providing concierge services and a safe deposit box. Other amenities include complimentary daily newspapers in the lobby.
DAY SIX: Time for Our Paris Tour!
Spend a day seeing it all: Join our local expert guide as we take to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dam and more! Dinner on the Champs (Included) . Rest of evening at leisure.
Optional Moulin Rouge show at additional cost. (for details, see http://www.moulinrouge.fr/)
DAY 7: RETURN TO USA:
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PRICE: $1905 plus fuel $535 fuel charges (subject to be lower but not higher) = $2440
Directions: Meet your TTD group leader at the Iceland Air Terminal
PRICE SUBJECT TO INCREASE 5 PM FRIDAY
Price based on double occupancy. A single supplement is available for an additional $820 per person.
Price includes air travel, fuel and taxes, lodging, transfers to and from airport in Iceland, Hotel in Amsterdam and Paris, breakfast daily, one-way transfer from Amsterdam airport to hotel, group dinner, guided city tour of Amsterdam and Paris based on above, one-way train from Amsterdam to Paris, dinner in Paris on the Champs, one-way transfer back to airport on return from Paris.
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France, The Netherlands and Iceland