LONDON, PARIS & AMSTERDAM
What is a Classic Independent Itinerary?
Start off with a 4 night stay in one of the world’s greatest cities, London. On a Hop On Hop Off bus tour which allows you to get on and off the bus at any of the 80 stops within 24 hours, you can decide when and where you would like to do so.
The next day have a tour which will include iconic landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben the London Eye and the Royal Albert Hall. Then continue to Hampton Court in the suburbs of the city, a royal palace used by British Monarchs up to the 18th Century including Henry VIII. Located on the banks of the River Thames, tour the state apartments of the palace and also spend time in the beautiful riverside gardens and perhaps attempt to conquer the world famous maze. After this, continue to Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family. Visit state apartments, the castle grounds and the 14th Century St. George’s Chapel, burial place of Kings and Queens including Henry VIII.
The following morning, visit the renowned Madame Tussauds waxworks museum with its many life-size and life-like figures both historical and contemporary. This evening brings a typical British tradition, a pub tour in Greenwich on the Thames River. Enjoy drinks at 4 different pubs with a short stroll between them through the streets of Greenwich.
Next up is the “City of Light”, Paris for a 4 night stay. Your exploration will start off with a Hop On Hop Off bus tour to view the highlights of this exciting city. With 50 stops and 12 hours validity, you will have the opportunity to really discover Paris.
The next day brings a tour to the magnificent Palace of Versailles just outside Paris. The palace was the official residence of the Kings and Queens of France. It has 700 rooms and many works of art and a priceless furniture collection. The formal and neatly laid-out gardens are exquisitely beautiful and contain over 200 statues.
Your final stop is in Amsterdam, the colourful quaint and charming city of canals for a 4 night stay. A Hop On Hop Off bus tour includes boat rides on the canals for a different perspective of Amsterdam.
Also have a tour into the Dutch countryside starting with the picturesque windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Then continue to the lively fishing village of Volendam with visits to a cheese factory and to a museum. In the summer, a boat ride to the island of Marken is included where you will meet a clog maker.
You will have a free day in Amsterdam bringing your 3 city experience to a close.