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London & Amsterdam by Rail tour

London & Amsterdam by Rail

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
7 days
From: $ 1,828 $ 261 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream in London.
  • Wave hello to the royal family at Buckingham Palace!
  • Experience the best sites and activities with sightseeing passes in both cities!
  • Wind your way through the elaborate canal system of Amsterdam and past rows of narrow homes.
  • Take your pick of Amsterdam's world famous museums, from the Van Gogh Museum to Rijksmuseum.

Short Description

Smart, sophisticated, timeless, photogenic. Just a few ways to describe London and Amsterdam, which you’ll explore your own way during this 6-night vacation, with convenient Hop-On/Hop-Off tours in each city.

Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Trip Type Vacation / Holiday Package
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City London, England
End City Netherlands

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into London (LHR), out of Amsterdam (AMS)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights in London at the Radisson Blue Edwardian Grafton Hotel, or similar
  • London Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour (2-day Pass)
  • Eurostar rail from London to Amsterdam
  • 3 nights in Amsterdam at the Eden Hotel Amsterdam, or similar
  • Amsterdam Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus & Boat Sightseeing Tour (2-day Pass)
  • Breakfast daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to London, England!

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel; Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Hilton London Paddington; Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley; Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel; Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Hilton London Paddington; Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

Touch down in the land of style and sophistication: London! Head to your luxurious hotel, settle in, then begin exploring the city.

You might want to take a stroll through picturesque Notting Hill. Weave in and out of antique stores, dine at a quaint cafe, and admire the pastel colors of the postcard-worthy houses that fill this adorable neighborhood.

Transfer to London hotel

Day 2: London

Enjoy breakfast, then grab your camera and start sightseeing! Today, take advantage of your 2-day sightseeing pass. Take tons of selfies in-front of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, then walk over to Buckingham Palace. If you're lucky, you may even witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony!

Spend the afternoon strolling through picturesque Hyde Park, surrounded by the famous Marble Arch, V&A Museum, Natural History Museum, Harrod's, and Kensington Palace! Can you say tons to do?

Tonight, treat yourself to an authentic fish n' chips dinner, paired with a pint or two, of course.

Original London Sightseeing Tour (48-hour Hop-on/Hop-off)

Explore the highlights of London from the famous open-top buses visiting over 80 sites throughout the city. Easily find your red bus among the other vehicles, and embark on a journey filled with exciting sights, stunning photo opportunities, and 48 hours of fun! Your ticket includes a Thames River Cruise Pass, 3 free Walking Tours, and of course 48 hours of unlimited access to Hop-On/Hop-Off bus routes.

Day 3: London

Recharge with a lovely English breakfast, then spend the day adventuring. Visit St. Paul's Cathedral and feel your eyes widen as you admire its grandeur! St. Paul's is surrounded by tons of London's very best sites, like the Museum of London and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and is a short walk from London Bridge, the Tower of London, and the Tower Bridge. Take today to explore these iconic landmarks, and stop at cute shops and restaurants in-between!

For some awesome street food, hit up Borough Market on Southwark Street! You also might want to do some souvenir shopping at Camden Market. If you're a shopaholic, check out Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Oxford Street.

In the evening, be sure to take a ride on the London Eye! See jaw-dropping views of the city on this romantic, yet thrilling ride. After that, hit a local pub and treat yourself to a yummy last night meal and, yes, one last pint.

Day 4: London - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Accommodation: Eden Hotel Amsterdam; Dutch Design Hotel Artemis

Say goodbye to London as you hop on the brand new Eurostar train to the capital of the Netherlands - Amsterdam!

Once you settle in, grab your camera and head for a stroll through the 7 bridges area. Here you'll find a network of bridges that hug the city's many canals, setting a scenic and romantic tone as the pathways become illuminated in the evening.

Train to Amsterdam!

Day 5: Amsterdam

Activate your hop-on/hop-off pass today and start exploring!

In the evening, why not take a walk through the city's famed red light district? Tour the famous cafe's of Amsterdam or catch a burlesque show - the city is your oyster!

Amsterdam Bus & Canal Boat Tour (48-hours)

Explore the highlights of Amsterdam from the comfort of a sightseeing bus or boat! You'll have 48-hour access to a hop-on/hop-off bus with a panoramic roof, making it easy to discover the sites you've been dreaming about. From the Royal Palace to Amsterdam Dungeon to the city's many famous museums, you can hop on and off and your leisure.

You'll also see the city from a different view from the renowned canals on a cruise. Pass under bridges, past houseboats, and along the charming buildings that line the many miles of canal.

Day 6: Amsterdam

If you haven't yet taken advantage of the canal portion of your sightseeing pass, today is the perfect day to do so! It's a scenic and convenient way to get around the city. You'll also want to leave time to explore the museums of Amsterdam.

Perhaps pay a visit to the Van Gogh museum, home to the largest collection of paintings and drawings by this post-impressionist master. You can also stop by the Rembrandt House Museum, the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum (Dutch national museum), or even the Hermitage Museum, a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Day 7: Depart the Netherlands

Your two-city adventure ends today. In accordance with your departure flight, you'll be transferred to Amsterdam airport (AMS) for your flight home.

Transfer to Amsterdam airport (AMS)

Fly home!

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