DAY 1: PARIS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Night-time transfer to the Montmartre neighbourhood. Funicular ride (included).
Welcome to Paris! On arrival at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Our guide will be ready at the hotel and will give an overview of the tour. At the end of the evening, we provide transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. You can choose between Indian, Chinese, French and American cuisines. We will ascend by funicular to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Return to hotel.
DAY 2: PARIS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Boat ride along the Seine. Evening transfer. A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day (or Monday). At sunset transfer to the Quartier Latin, a very picturesque area of the historic center were you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines. Return to hotel.
DAY 3: PARIS – ROUEN
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rouen historic centre.
We go to the center of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Free time. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. At around 5:30 PM we will leave Paris for ROUEN, city museum with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches. Accommodation in the city.
DAY 4: ROUEN – EPERLACQUES – CANTERBURY – LONDON
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: World War II bunker. Ferry crossing to United Kingdom. Evening transfer to Camden district.
We set off to the north of France. In Eperlecques we visit a huge bunker in the middle of the forest (admission included). From this point, V1 and V2 missiles were fired to the UK. Next, we leave on a ferry across the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic center. Continuation to LONDON We provide transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London. Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on).
DAY 5: LONDON
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of London.
Evening transfer to Soho district.In the morning, we take a comprehensive tour of LONDON: Westminster, House of Parliament, the City and the Thames. Free afternoon. Optionally, we offer the possibility of visiting the Thames Valley and the town of Windsor with its impressive castle. In the evening, we will meet at a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere, its theaters, and bustle (this transfer can also be organised the day before, on arriving in London). Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, International, and so on). Return to the hotel from Piccadilly
DAY 6: LONDON – CAMBRIDGE – YORK – DURHAM
We will depart from London toward northern England. We will stop in CAMBRIDGE to admire its beautiful residential colleges. After lunchtime, we will continue to YORK where its cathedral, its Roman walls and lively shopping streets will create a charming memory. Time for a stroll. Afterwards, we will continue north. DURHAM. Arrival in this small, charming medieval town full of life which has a wonderful cathedral right in front of its castle.
DAY 7: DURHAM – ALNWICK – EDINBURGH
We will travel to Scotland. We will stop in ALNWICK, a picturesque town with lovely gardens and a big medieval castle where the Harry Potter film was shot. We will later continue to EDINBURGH, where we will arrive at noon. This is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city, its steep streets and its parks. Sightseeing tour with a
local guide included.
DAY 8: EDINBURGH – DISTILLERY – INVERNESS – LAGO – NESS – GLASGOW
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit included to a whisky distillery. Loch Ness.
We will continue enjoying a stage with gorgeous landscapes in the Scottish Highlands . We will make a stop to know a traditional whisky distillery. We will pass by INVERNESS the north of Scotland, city located very near the mysterious Loch Ness. After lunch we include the tickets to enter URQUHART medieval castle from where we will make a boat trip on the dark waters of the lake. Afterwards, we will travel to FORT AUGUST with its sluice gate system and FORT WILLIAM, a tourist centre at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest summit in the United Kingdom. We will return south through the high plateaus where it is not difficult to glimpse the snow before contouring Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. Arrival in GLASGOW at the end of the day.
DAY 9: GLASGOW – BELFAST – DUBLIN
We will depart from Glasgow toward southern Scotland. We will board a ferryboat in Cairnryan. Journey toward Northern Ireland. Arrival in BELFAST, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to EIRE (Ireland). Arrival in DUBLIN at the end of the day.
DAY 10: DUBLIN
Sightseeing tour of DUBLIN, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, its old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Free afternoon.
DAY 11: DUBLIN – CAERNARFON – LIVERPOOL
We will board a fast ferryboat early in the morning. After a journey of two or three hours, we will arrive in Wales. We will visit CAERNARFON, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. Time for lunch and a stroll. We will travel next to LIVERPOOL, where you will have a chance to visit The Beatles Story exhibition.
DAY 12: LIVERPOOL – STRATFORD – OXFORD – LONDON
We will travel in southern England. We will visit STRATFORD UPON AVON, Shakespeares hometown. Time for lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, we will travel to OXFORD, a town that is synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied there. We will continue to LONDON. Late afternoon arrival.
DAY 13: LONDON – COLCHESTER – FERRY
After breakfast we will go to the British Museum, one of the main and oldest museums in the world, where we can see relics from cultures all around the globe. Free time. At around 4 PM, we will leave for COLCHESTER, known as the most ancient city of England. Time to stroll. We will then board a modern ferry in Harwich, and take a night voyage in cabins with bathroom. Important note: The ferry used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes we might change the stage, leaving London at 3 PM and taking the railway tunnel under the English Channel, and spending the night in Antwerp.
DAY 14: VOLENDAM – AMSTERDAM
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Visit to Amsterdam.
At around eight in the morning we reach Holland (Hoek Van Holland) and we visit VOLENDAM, a very picturesque fishing village. After this, we travel to AMSTERDAM where we include a panoramic visit of the city to see its narrow canals, the Dam Platz, its official buildings and parks. We will also see the technique of cutting diamonds. Transfer to the red light district, with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of the world. It is very likely that you will have heard about this neighbourhood.
DAY 15: AMSTERDAM – BRUSSELS – BRUGES – PARIS
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Feeling Belgium.
We will leave for BRUSSELS, and will have time in the Grand Place and take a stop to photograph the Atomium. Later in BRUGES, the marvellous Flemish city known as the ¨northern little Venice¨. Time for lunch. Continuation to France. PARIS, arrival at the end of the day. Recommendation: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. In this way, you will be able to get to know Euro Disney, Versailles and other places of interest. End of our services.