Open Skies Taste of Central Europe Motorcoach Tour from Paris
from $1069*
Land Only Rate - All Departures - $820*

10 Days/8 Nights

Thursday Departures:
October 19 & 26, 2017
November 2, 9, 16 & 23 & 28, 2017
December 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017

Countries & Cities Visited: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands & Belgium

Overnight Accommodations: 3-star hotels
Meals: Daily breakfasts

Catch a glimpse of Central Europe's most fascinating and vibrant cities with the Taste of Central Europe Tour. Leaving from Paris, explore the Champagne region of Reims, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the historic German cities of Trier, Koblenz, Frankfurt, Bonn and Cologne. The bustling streets and canals of Amsterdam, the unique atmosphere of Brussels and best of the City of Light — Paris.

Your seven-day tour leaves from Paris, with a stop to visit France's Champagne region of Reims to see their historic cathedral, followed by a visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg highlights include: Place de Constitution and Pont Adolphe.

Next you’ll experience the best of Germany including the Karl Marz Haus Museum & Porta Nigra in Trier, the charming Römerberg plaza in Frankfurt, the birthplace of the renowned composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Bonn, with free time for sightseeing and shopping in Cologne.

Explore the Dutch heritage at the Zaanse Schans* open air museum and witness clogs or wooden shoes being made. Head to Amsterdam and visit the Dam Square and many of its other unique attractions such as the Royal Palace and a diamond factory.

In Brussels you'll see the Grand Place and the legendary Manneken Pis statue. Your last two days of this exciting tour will be spent in the City of Light: Paris, exploring their historical and iconic buildings, culture and lifestyle including Place de la Concorde, Champs Élysées, and the opulent Palace of Versailles (entrance ticket at your own expense). On Friday your Parisian experience begins with a visit to the Louvre (entrance ticket at your own expense), with the rest of the afternoon free at leisure, you can choose to either shop at the legendary department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps, or make your own arrangements to visit and ascent to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower (entrance ticket at your own expense), for unbeatable views over the city, a truly magical and unforgettable experience to end your tour.

Day 1 (Thursday): Depart for your overnight flight to Paris.

Day 2 (Friday): Arrive Paris and proceed on your own to your hotel. Free day and evening to explore the city.

Day 3 (Saturday): Paris – Reims – Luxembourg (420 km)
Enjoy France’s Champagne region of Reims, see the city’s historic cathedral. Your next destination is the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, highlights include the Pont Adolphe and Place de Constitution.
(Overnight in Luxembourg City or nearby city)

Day 4 (Sunday): Luxembourg – Trier – Koblenz – Rudesheim am Rhein – Frankfurt (400 km)
Discovery of Germany begins in Trier, see Karl Marx Haus Museum, the cathedral and Porta Nigra. Travel to Koblenz, via Rüdesheim to Frankfurt am Main, explore the charming Römerberg plaza.
(Overnight in Frankfurt or nearby city)

Day 5 (Monday): Frankfurt – Bonn – Cologne – Amsterdam (500 km)
Stroll past Bonn's town hall and the renowned musician Ludwig van Beethoven house of birth. Next it’s on to Cologne to explore the Gothic cathedral and the best-loved shopping streets in Germany.
(Overnight in Amsterdam or nearby city)

Day 6 (Tuesday): Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans – Amsterdam (50 km)
Experience Dutch 8 heritage at Zaanse Schans open air museum. See clogs or wooden shoes being made. Return to Amsterdam to visit Dam Square, the splendid Royal Palace and a diamond factory.
(Overnight in Amsterdam or nearby city)

Day 7 (Wednesday): Amsterdam – Brussels – Paris (500 km)
Visiting Brussels the centre of the European Union, you’ll see the Atomium monument, City Hall, the Grand Place and the legendary Manneken Pis statue. Sample a delicious Belgian waffle along the way.
(Overnight in Paris or nearby city)

Day 8 (Thursday): Paris – Versailles – Paris (60 km)
Explore the breathtaking sights of Paris: Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe and Napoleon’s tomb at L’Hôtel National des Invalides. After you’ll visit the opulent Palace of Versailles (entrance ticket at your own expense).
(Overnight in Paris or nearby city)

Day 9 (Friday): Paris
Today you’ll visit the Louvre art museum (entrance ticket at your own expense), see the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Afternoon free to visit Notre-Dame Cathedral or shop at department stores Galerie Lafayette and Printemps.
(Overnight in Paris)

Day 10 (Saturday): Proceed on your own to Paris airports for your return flight.

Departure Details:
Departure Point: Paris Place d’Italie
Departure Time: 9 am on Saturday

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point Paris Place de l’talie, between 6:30pm - 7:00pm approximately.

Inclusions:
-Accommodation in a comfortable three-star (minimum) hotels, twin room with private facilities.
-Daily continental breakfast (for all other meals, we offer assistance with reservations and directions to local restaurants/cafés).
-Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches.
-Experienced and professional coach driver.
-The services of an experienced tour manager.
-Convenient joining points throughout the tour.
-Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary - expertly planned to maximise customers' time to visit iconic and must-see sites in each city (optional excursions also available).

Exclusions:
-Mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of €5 per person per day (€3 for the tour manager and €2 for the driver), which will be collected by the tour manager whilst on tour.
-Transfers
-Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary.
-Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc.).

Additional Information:
Passport name and number, gender, date of birth and nationality are required for all passengers; please advise at the time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure that they comply with all the necessary passport (must be valid for at least 6 months), visa, health, insurance and other travel regulations required for all the countries they will be visiting prior to the start of the tour.

OPEN SKIES 10 DAY TASTE OF EUROPE TOUR INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation to Paris via Air Canada (Must have recipricol agreement to be eligible). Call for rates on Iberia Airines if not eligible for AC. 8 nights hotel accommodations, driver and guide, motor coach transportation throughout, sightseeing per itinerary, continental breakfast daily on tour (does not include breakfast in Paris), all taxes and service charges except where specified. Gratuities for driver and guide not included. Domestic partner eligible. Companion eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies®.

**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the shortest non-stop route. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Extra night rates available. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.

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