London to France to Belgium to the Netherlands by Highspeed Train
9 Days • 10 Meals From London to Paris, to the beautiful countryside of Belgium and the Netherlands, enjoy a sampling of some of Europe’s greatest treasures. Get Ready for a Dream Vacation!
If you thought the glamour of Europe was out of reach, you’re in for a treat! Join us for the vacation of a lifetime as we tour the glittering cities and beautiful countryside of England, France, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Discover a treasure trove of historic sites and architectural wonders as you tour Europe’s most vibrant capitals. Browse world-class museums, shop for designer haute couture, and immerse yourself in Old World ambiance. Then sit back, relax, and take in panoramic vistas of lush countryside as you speed by rail to your next exciting destination. A truly indulgent international experience can be yours with our “Affordable Europe by Train”!
Hail, Britannia! – Two Days in London The city of Shakespeare and Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill, London is rich in history, but it’s also a cosmopolitan capital on the cutting edge of culture. We begin our European adventure in this remarkable city with a tour of London’s highlights, including BuckinghamPalace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and TowerBridge. Each stop on your tour is like a step back in time!
Once you’ve gotten the lay of the land in this vibrant city, you’re free to explore on your own and discover the charm and style that makes London a top destination of travelers worldwide. Or if you crave a bit of the royal touch, join us for an optional tour of the Queen’s residence at WindsorCastle, a stately structure built in the 11th century.
Immerse Yourself in the City of Light From London, hop aboard the Eurostar for a high-speed train ride under the English Channel and into the French countryside. Everywhere you look, you’ll see picturesque tableaux familiar from art, history and film, from the colossal Arc de Triomphe to the gothic arches and glorious stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
All of Paris is yours to explore! Stroll down the Champs-Elysees and browse the many stylish shops that line this famous avenue, or take a break in a sidewalk café for a cup of creamy café au lait and a pastry. Travelers with a taste for luxury can join the guide for an optional tour of the opulent Palace of Versailles, which served as the royal residence for France’s kings and queens for more than a century. Exploring the Continent: Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany You will board our high-speed Thalys train and head north to Belgium. The first stop is Brussels, the administrative center of the European Union, where you will have a panoramic tour of the beautiful boulevards and spacious squares of this gorgeous capital city.
From Brussels, we move on to the quaint town of Valkenburg in The Netherlands. This scenic medieval town will serve as our home base as we explore the region over the next three days. View picturesque water mills and castle ruins, or relax with a steaming cup of coffee and a Limburg flan, a local delicacy. While in Valkenburg, you may also opt to tour Bruges, Belgium, a splendid medieval city known for its beauty. As you stroll the winding byways and gaze on the swans that drift on Bruges’ Minnewater (“Lake of Love”), you’ll sense fairy-tale magic in the air!
Your European vacation also includes a three country tour. A leisurely trip through the verdant province of Limburg, also known as “Little Switzerland” and a stop at the ancient town of Maastrict. Founded more than 2000 years ago, it’s the oldest town in the region! We’ll also stop at the lovely German town of Monschau. An idyllic town in a wooded river valley, Monschau evokes its medieval past, from its pristinely preserved half-timbered architecture to its charming town square.
Old-World Glamour – Within Your Reach! Don’t miss out on this chance to experience the splendors of Europe. Join us for an unforgettable journey you’ll remember for a lifetime!
Hotel Accommodations Days Two and Three – Thistle Kensington Park Hotel or Thistle Kensington Palace Hotel, London, England Days Four and Five – Holiday Inn La Villette, Paris, France Days Six through Eight – Park Hotel Rooding, Valkenberg, The Netherlands
2008 Depart USA
Air Inclusive Twin Prices
Single Room Add
October 21, 24, 28
To cover various departure and arrival taxes please add $110 per person to the air inclusive price. Above rates include a fuel surcharge of $160 per person.
Optional excursions are purchased while on tour in local currency. Your Tour Manager will have complete details.
*These departures will operate in reverse order.
Taxes and fuel surcharges are subject to change.
Journeys Around The World
Portland, OR 97224
(503) 620-8700 in Oregon