There are plenty of ways to arrive into Paris. You might arrive to the international airport, possibly by train to many of the stations around the city or even by car or bus coming through the suburbs. Because of this, we have not included an arrival transfer in this trip, but we do have details of how best to get across the city to our starting point. Once we are in Paris, we meet our CEO at our hotel, and get to know our new, extended family. This evening is our first chance to try out the food for which France is so rightly renowned. From the more unusual, such as snails, to the classic, such as a quiche, there is something for everyone. Return to our hotel for the evening.
This morning we take to the streets of Paris for an introductory walk of the city with our CEO. We'll get to see some of the city's best sights, and along the way, we will pick up some ingredients for our final stop, the Eiffel Tower. Once we arrive here, we'll stop for a picnic lunch with our groceries, before we can climb to the top of the tower and marvel at the views over the city. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of the city at your leisure. Having seen many of the sights this morning, there is more time to actually visit these this afternoon. You can come face to face with the gargoyles at Notre Dame cathedral or try some shopping along the Champs Elysees. The hillside of Montmartre was famous for artists and the bohemian lifestyle for many years, and you could happily wander around here for the afternoon. Return to our hotel for the evening.
Since the nineteenth century Paris has been at the forefront of cultural and artistic endeavour, and it was during this time that Napoleon built the Jardin d'Acclimatation on the outskirts of the city. We take the 'Petit Gauge' railway to the Jardin today, where we can be immersed in a nineteenth century wonderland. The highlight here is the Exploradome, a science museum with many interactive activities. There is also plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the attractions in the park, such as a mini golf course, house of mirrors or a pony ride. We return to Paris later in the day.
We travel today by train from Paris to Bruges. This journey across Europe may take us via Lille or Brussels, and ends in Belgium's most beautiful city. Bruges is a haven of medieval buildings, canals and churches waiting to be explored. We take to two wheels and cycle around the city centre today, before a traditional Belgian meal this evening. Belgian food includes a wide variety of different food to try, from mussels and fries to waffles. Something for everyone, not forgetting the most important of all, the Belgian chocolate.
Time to explore the city of Bruges further today. Enjoy the sights on a half day city tour, enjoying the medieval architecture. The afternoon is free to see more of the city, including another chance for yet more chocolate at the Choco-story Museum.
Continue on into the Netherlands today on another train journey up to Amsterdam. The most popular form of transport in the city is the bike, and this afternoon there is the option to traverse the canals, or criss-cross the streets by bike, to make you feel more like an Amsterdammer in training.
There's more time to explore the city today on an Included city tour. Walking between the canals of the city, we can see the different parts of the city, the many ancient buildings. The afternoon is free to visit some more of Amsterdam's historic sites at leisure. The Anne Frank House is a fascinating and sombre reminder of World War Two, while the Vincent Van Gogh museum is full of the works of Amsterdam's finest artist. This is our last night in Amsterdam, so a good chance to have one final dinner with our new friends.
The tour ends at any time, so you can make your way to your departure point at the end of the tour.