07 DAYS IN EASTERN EUROPE takes you to the cultural and architectural wonderland of PARIS, BRUSSELS and AMSTERDAM. You visit three of the most popular Nations FRANCE, BELGIUM and NETHERLANDS in Eastern Europe.
Explore the rich culture and architectural heritage of Paris. It is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, cuisine, and culture. Fine-dining restaurants, bistros, markets, and patisseries reflect other aspects of France's famed culinary heritage. Opt for an enjoyable dinner cruise on the banks of the River Seine. Discover the historical landmarks and admire the beautiful architecture of Paris on a hop-on-hop-off tour. Visit the Montparnasse Observatory to enjoy a fabulous view of the city or choose to spend a memorable evening at the Lido.
Enjoy the museum and cultural wealth of Brussels. Enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour of the city. See the Manneken Pis fountain, St. Michael Cathedral, the Atomium, the Grand Place, the Palace of Justice, the Royal Museum of art and history and the Royal Palace. The country is also known for artisanal chocolate, plus long traditions of lace-making, beer-brewing, and diamond-cutting.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour in Amsterdam. Explore the city attractions like the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Icebar, historical Red Light District and Heineken Experience. Walk through the blooming tulip gardens or take a canal cruise. The neon-lit Red Light District is home to the Erotic Museum, exhibiting provocative paintings and prints.
The tour will guide you through a cultural vacation and heaps of memorable good times.
03 nights in Paris
02 nights in Brussels
02 nights in Amsterdam
Paris is the capital of France It is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, cuisine, and culture. The cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The famed Louvre museum houses da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The Musée d’Orsay has Impressionist works by Monet, Degas, and Renoir. On the Seine’s Right Bank, the Montmartre neighborhood is home to Sacré-Coeur Basilica and sweeping hilltop views. In the Marais, nightclubs sit among restored 17th-century mansions. On the Left Bank are the Latin Quarter, bustling with Sorbonne scholars, and the historically bohemian Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The city’s open-air cafes are an institution for casual eating and people-watching. Fine-dining restaurants, bistros, markets, and patisseries reflect other aspects of France's famed culinary heritage.
Paris is a year-round destination, but a common time to visit is summer (May–Jul) when the weather is warmest. In June, the streets come alive for the Fête de la Musique. Fête Nationale (Bastille Day) takes place Jul 13–14. Many shops and restaurants close in August when locals head off for holiday. Many museums offer free entry during Journées du Patrimoine (Sep). Paris is also busy during Fashion Week (Mar/Sep) and the Mondial de L’Automobile show (Oct). Winters can be cold and damp, even snowy.
Belgium is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east. The bilingual capital, Brussels, has elegant art-nouveau buildings and ornately gilded halls at the Grand Palace.
In Flanders, the port of Antwerp on the River Scheldt includes the centuries-old Diamond District and the home studio of Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens. Medieval Ghent has the circa-1180 Gravensteen castle and 14th-century St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Bruges’ modern seaport, Zeebrugge, is a contrast to Markt square with its 13th-century belfry. Traditionally industrial, Wallonia’s principal cities are based around the Sambre and Meuse river valleys. Liège is the birthplace of a namesake sugar-crusted waffle. The country is also known for artisanal chocolate, plus long traditions of lace-making, beer-brewing, and diamond-cutting.
Peak season is in summer (Jun–Aug), which brings warm weather and festivals such as Brussels’ medieval Ommegang Festival (Jul) and Boom’s Tomorrowland Music Festival (Jul), a major electronic-music event. Dec, when outdoor Christmas markets and ice rinks open in Brussels and other towns, is also a popular time to visit, though the weather can be quite cold. The Tour of Flanders cycling race takes place each spring (Apr).
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Vondelpark has cafes and an open-air theatre, and the nearby Royal Concertgebouw is a prominent classical-music venue. In the Jordaan district are shops and galleries, as well as the Anne Frank House, where the Jewish diarist hid during the Second World War. Dining ranges from casually decorated “living room” restaurants to traditional Dutch eateries and Indonesian rijsttafel (“rice table”) specialists. Coffee shops sell small amounts of marijuana. The neon-lit Red Light District is home to the Erotic Museum, exhibiting provocative paintings and prints. In spring, Amsterdam is a base for visits to the surrounding tulip attractions.
Popular times to visit are during tulip season (mid-Mar–early May), summer (Jun–Aug) when the weather is mild and warm, and fall (Sep-Oct). Key events include King’s Day (Apr), celebrated with flea markets, outdoor concerts and an abundance of orange, the national color. Gay Pride (Aug) is a citywide street party with a parade of boats down Amsterdam’s canals. Winters are cold and damp.
Day 01: Arrival in Paris
On arrival at Paris’s International airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you can either relax or opt for an enjoyable dinner cruise on the banks of the River Seine to view some of the city’s famous monuments, which are softly lit up. Overnight in Paris.
Day 02: Paris
After breakfast, discover the historical landmarks and admire the beautiful architecture of Paris on a hop-on-hop-off tour. Later you have the option of visiting the Montparnasse Observatory to enjoy a fabulous view of the city or you can choose to spend a memorable evening at the Lido by taking an optional tour. Overnight in Paris.
Day 03: Paris
After breakfast, you have a free day. You can visit the Grand Versailles Palace and Gardens or you could also opt for a fun-filled day by taking a visit to Disneyland Paris and relive your childhood fantasies. Overnight in Paris.
Day 04: Paris - Brussels
After breakfast, proceed to Brussels by train. Later enjoy a hop-on-hop-off tour during which you will see some of the main sights of the city – The Manneken Pis fountain, St. Michael Cathedral, the Atomium, the Grand Place, the Palace of Justice, the Royal Museum of art and history and the Royal Palace. Enjoy visiting Mini Europe, a miniature park that displays all the monuments around the European cities. Overnight in Brussels.
Day 05: Brussels
After breakfast, the day is free to relax or opt for a full day trip to marvel at the UNESCO listed cities Ghent and Bruges.
Day 06: Brussels - Amsterdam
After breakfast, travel by train to Amsterdam. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour on a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and explore the city like the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Icebar, historical Red Light District and Heineken Experience. In the evening you can go for an Amsterdam canal cruise. Overnight in Amsterdam
Day 07: Amsterdam
After breakfast, you have a free day to explore Amsterdam or you can opt for a full day tour to see the famous Zaanse Shans windmills, explore the quaint fishing villages of Volendam and Marken and learn about the traditional Dutch culture. Or you can opt for a tour of Keukenhof Tulip Gardens and flower fields. Overnight in Amsterdam
Day 08: Departure from Amsterdam
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your return flight.