Best Connection Travel Inc
CLASSIC AMSTERDAM, BRUGES & PARIS
SEPT 3 TO 10, 2018

SPONSORED BY CWF
 
The actual air schedule will be available November 2017 and will be posted on this site then.

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301-688-7337
$2,330 PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
INCLUDES 
ROUNDTRIP AIR FROM DULLES
6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATIONS
6 BREAKFASTS, 4 DINNERS WITH WINE
SIGHTSEEING PER ITINERARY

ITINERARY and HOTEL LINKS

DAY 1, Monday, Sept 3 - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands


DAY 2, Tuesday, Sept 4 - Arrive in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation followed by dinner
Overnight: Amsterdam, NH Amsterdam Centre
Meals: Dinner


DAY 3, Wednesday, Sept 5 - Amsterdam City Tour and Volendam
This morning, cruise the canals in a glass-top boat and view historic homes, 16th-century merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. View the harbor, gabled mansions, and the "Skinny Bridge." Enjoy a drive through the museum district, where you will view the Royal Palace and Dam Square. This afternoon, take a tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a charming fishing village on the old Zuiderzee. Next, visit a cheese farm and see a working windmill and clog makers. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a cozy Dutch restaurant followed by a walking tour with your guide to explore the narrow canals and lanes of the notorious "Red Light" district. The historic bridges and classical architecture of Amsterdam truly come alive at night
Overnight: Amsterdam, NH Amsterdam Centre
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner


DAY 4, Thursday, Sept 6 - Brussels City Tour
This morning, travel through Holland's open fields, criss-crossed with canals and windmills to reach Belgium. Arriving to the capital city of Brussels, enjoy a tour with guided views of the Atomium, Palace of Justice, and 17th-century Grand Place with its decorated guild houses. Stroll the city center to view the famous Mannekin Pis fountain. Afterward, continue to the city of Bruges, also known as the "Venice of the North", and home to some of Europe's best preserved medieval buildings. Tonight, dinner is in a local restaurant
Overnight: Bruges, Novotel Brugge Centrum
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 5, Friday, Sept 7 - Bruges City Tour
This morning, enjoy a delightful orientation in Bruges with its charming squares and historic buildings. The tour takes you first to view the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage convent. Continue with a walking tour of the city's medieval districts, where you will visit Our Lady's Church, which houses the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square and Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. Later, depart Bruges for Paris where you will discover the "City of Lights" with an illumination tour and dinner in a typical French bistro
Overnight: Paris, Novotel Paris Montparnasse
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 6, Saturday, Sept 8 - Paris City Tour
This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Paris including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Les Invalides (which houses Napoleon's Tomb), the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Versailles Palace where you will see classical French architecture at its most decadent
Overnight: Paris, Novotel Paris Montparnasse
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 7, Sunday, Sept 9 - Full Day in Paris
Spend the day at leisure in Paris. Explore the Louvre this morning with the expertise of a professional guide. You will see some of the most famous art works of all time, highlighted by the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the museum’s most reputed masterpiece, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. This afternoon you're on your own to visit the Orsay, relax in the Luxumbourg Gardens or shop in the capital of fashion!
Overnight: Paris, Novotel Paris Montparnasse
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 8, Monday, Sept 10 - Depart France
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands
DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation followed by dinner 
Overnight: Amsterdam 
Meals: Dinner
DAY 3, Wednesday - Amsterdam City Tour and Volendam
This morning, cruise the canals in a glass-top boat and view historic homes, 16th-century merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. View the harbor, gabled mansions, and the "Skinny Bridge." Enjoy a drive through the museum district, where you will view the Royal Palace and Dam Square. This afternoon, take a tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a charming fishing village on the old Zuiderzee. Next, visit a cheese farm and see a working windmill and clog makers. Tonight, you may wish to participate in the optional dinner at a cozy Dutch restaurant followed by a walking tour with your guide to explore the narrow canals and lanes of the notorious "Red Light" district. The historic bridges and classical architecture of Amsterdam truly come alive at night 
Optional: Amsterdam by Night with dinner (PM) 
Overnight: Amsterdam 
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4, Thursday - Brussels City Tour
This morning, travel through Holland's open fields, criss-crossed with canals and windmills to reach Belgium. Arriving to the capital city of Brussels, enjoy a tour with guided views of the Atomium, Palace of Justice, and 17th-century Grand Place with its decorated guild houses. Stroll the city center to view the famous Mannekin Pis fountain. Afterward, continue to the city of Bruges, also known as the "Venice of the North", and home to some of Europe's best preserved medieval buildings. Tonight, dinner is in a local restaurant 
Overnight: Bruges 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5, Friday - Bruges City Tour
This morning, enjoy a delightful orientation in Bruges with its charming squares and historic buildings. The tour takes you first to view the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage convent. Continue with a walking tour of the city's medieval districts, where you will visit Our Lady's Church, which houses the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square and Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. Later, depart Bruges for Paris where you will have the evening at leisure, or you can join the optional tour to discover the "City of Lights" with the illumination tour and dinner in a typical French bistro 
Optional: Illuminated Paris and dinner (PM) 
Overnight: Paris 
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6, Saturday - Paris City Tour*
This morning, enjoy a guided city tour of Paris including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the Eiffel Tower, Cathedral of Notre Dame, Les Invalides (which houses Napoleon's Tomb), the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Paris on your own, or join the optional tour of Versailles Palace where you will see classical French architecture at its most decadent 
Optional: Versailles Apartments (PM) 
Overnight: Paris 
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 7, Sunday - Full Day in Paris*
Spend the day at leisure in Paris. Explore the countless museums, such as the Louvre and Orsay, relax in the Luxembourg gardens or shop in the capital of fashion. You may wish to join the optional guided tour of the Louvre museum in the morning where you will enjoy the expertise of a professional guide. You will see some of the most famous art works of all time, highlighted by the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the museum’s most reputed masterpiece, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa 
Optional: Louvre Museum Tour (AM) 
Overnight: Paris 
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8, Monday - Depart France 
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight 
Meals: Breakfast
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