Ah, a relaxing week's vacation in Old Europa. What could be finer? Don't ask anyone who's taken this trip! Our seven-day odyssey across four count read more...ries is a blur of beauty, culture, and adventure from start to finish, with loads of optional activities to pick and choose from. From the varied architectural wonders of Berlin to the nightclubs of Amsterdam to romantic Bruges and classic London, this trip contains more European awesomeness per minute than should be permissible by law. (We won't tell if you won't.)collapse
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Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))
Take an included bike tour around Berlin.
Hop onto two wheels and tour around Berlin, cycling by iconic sites in both the former East and West Berlin.
Enjoy free time to explore historic monuments, such as the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Experience Berlin's famous nightlife.
Get out and explore fascinating Berlin.
East Side Gallery Visit Along Berlin Wall
Berlin 1h -2h
The very name Berlin conjures images of the famous Berlin Wall. Two sections of the original structure still remain on display- at the East Side Gallery, where artists have decorated the remaining section of the wall, and the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer). View these remnants of history that once divided east from west.
Berlin Wall Memorial
Learn about the history of the "Iron Curtain", the physical, political and emotional barrier that once separated Berlin under the Communist Eastern Bloc and their neighbours to the west. At Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer), see a complete section of the wall, and look from the east side to see the remains of an electric fence in the so-called "death strip". Discover the stories of those who died trying to escape to the freedom of West Berlin.
Checkpoint Charlie Museum Visit
13EUR per person
Down the street from the Berlin Wall is the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, a museum that documents the history of the wall, and interestingly, many of the different ways people tried to escape. From hot air balloons to one-man submarines, learn about the tenacity and creativity used by those desperate to cross from the east to western side.
Brandenburg Gate Visit
The Brandenburg Gate is a spot of great historical significance. Witness the spot where hundreds of thousands of people were finally able to cross from the East side to the West after the fall of the wall. Walk the cobblestones of the surrounding Pariser Platz and mingle with locals who continue to gather here to see stage shows and celebrate public events.
For those interested in Berlin's government, past and present, visit the Reichstag, home to the German parliament. Climb the stairs to to the top of glass dome for a 360-degree view of the city, or learn about the fascinating history of the building, restored following damage suffered during the bombing raids of the Battle of Berlin in 1945.
Television Tower (Fernsehturm) Visit
13-23EUR per person
For an amazing view of Berlin, visit the famous Berlin Television Tower. Bring your camera and take panoramic photos from the viewing room, then grab a drink and snack at the cafe located 203m (666 ft) above ground.
Hop on a train and cross into the Netherlands.
Berlin - Amsterdam 6h30m-7h
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.
Enjoy an included hop on, hop off canal boat tour.
Head into a cozy bruin cafe or "eetcafe" (to the Dutch what pubs are to the British and Irish), local spots where friends gather to catch up over a beer or glass of house wine.
Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Boat Tour
AmsterdamCruise the canals of Amsterdam on a hop-on, hop-off canal boat. Meander through the famous canals of Amsterdam past famous landmarks and museums such as the Anne Frank Museum and the Rijksmuseum. See somewhere you'd like to check out? No problem! Just hold onto your ticket, hop off and hop back on whenever you're finished sightseeing at that location.
With so much to see and do, get out and explore.
18-25EUR per person
Visit the Rijksmuseum, a national museum of arts and history. With over 1 million objects in their overall collection, approximately 8,000 objects are on display at a given time. Masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer are among the highlights.
Van Gogh Museum
15EUR per person
Visit this museum dedicated to the life and works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. The museum houses the largest collection of the artist's works including his famous pieces: Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, and The Bedroom.
Anne Frank House Visit
9EUR per person
Visit one of the most dramatic and powerful sights in Amsterdam, the house of Anne Frank. As you climb the stairs to the little attic the Frank family was hidden in during WWII, each step becomes heavier and heavier with the realization of what transpired in the middle of this tranquil city.
Red Light District Visit
Explore the world famous (or infamous!) Red Light District, which consists of several canals and the side streets between them, south of Central Station and east of Damrak. It is still a residential district, with many bars and restaurants as well as historic buildings and museums. This is, after all, the oldest part of the city and home to the gothic Oude Kerk church on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, the oldest in Amsterdam.
Enjoy an orientation walk and free time to explore Bruges-options include a brewery tour or cycling around the historic centre.
Jump on a bus from Amsterdam and head into Belgium, for a visit to the small medieval trading town of Bruges. Bruges is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and has remained practically unchanged since its heyday. Once inside the city walls, the town closes in around you with street after street of historic houses and a canal always nearby.
Amsterdam - Bruges 5h
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Orientation WalkEnjoy a brief walk with the CEO, designed to orient you with useful places in new destinations like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.
Bruges AfternoonGet out and explore the city from the comfortable seat of a carriage or while cruising around on a bicycle.
7-8EUR per person
Visit a local brewery and learn about the production process of one of Belgium's best beers.
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
44EUR per group
Hop into the cab of a horse drawn carriage for a new perspective on this lovely city.
Guided Bike Tour
28EUR per person
Rent a bike and enjoy a guided tour around the city and surrounding countryside.
Hop on a bus to London and enjoy a final night out with the group.
Bruges - London 5h
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Depart at any time. (Breakfast)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals