Experience Europe's Best: 10-Day Netherlands & France Tour
Embark on a 10-day adventure through the Netherlands and France, where you'll discover the highlights of both countries. From the stunning canals of Amsterdam to the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris, this itinerary is packed with cultural experiences, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking scenery.
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Arrive in Amsterdam, the vibrant capital city of the Netherlands. Meet your private guide at the airport, who will transfer you to your luxury hotel. Spend the day exploring the city's charming canals, picturesque neighborhoods, and world-class museums. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum to see some of the country's most famous works of art. Return to your hotel for a delicious dinner.
Day 2: Amsterdam City Tour
Enjoy a full-day tour of Amsterdam on your final full day in the Netherlands. Start with a visit to the Anne Frank House, where you can learn about the young diarist's life and the Jewish community's history in Amsterdam during World War II. Next, take a scenic boat tour of the city's famous canals and see the city from a unique perspective. In the afternoon, explore the trendy neighborhoods of De Pijp and the Jordaan, where you can browse boutique shops and enjoy a coffee or beer at a local caf. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Dutch restaurant in the evening, where you can sample local dishes such as herring, stroopwafels, and bitterballen.
Day 3: Rotterdam and The Hague
Your first stop is the Euromast tower, a towering landmark that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city. As you ascend the tower, the cityscape unfolds like a colorful tapestry, with skyscrapers, historic buildings, and green parks mingling. Next, you head to the Markthal, an architectural marvel serving a vibrant indoor food market. The aroma of fresh produce, bread, and cheese fills the air, tempting your taste buds with many delicious treats. As you wander through the market, you encounter vendors who offer samples of local specialties, from stroopwafels to freshly caught seafood.
As the day draws to a close, you make your way to The Hague, the political capital of the Netherlands. Here, you visit the Peace Palace, a grand monument to international peace and justice, and the Binnenhof, the center of Dutch politics. You also explore the Mauritshuis Museum, home to a vast collection of Dutch Golden Age art, including Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring." In the evening, you sit down to savor the culinary delights of local restaurants. You relish trying new flavors and dishes, such as bitterballen and stamppot. As the day comes to an end, you return to your hotel,
Day 4: Delft and Utrecht
Embark on a journey to the enchanting cities of Delft and Utrecht. The drive from Rotterdam to Delft will take approximately 30 minutes, where you will be greeted by the famous blue and white ceramics and the city's stunning historic architecture. You'll witness the craft of creating this world-renowned pottery at the Royal Delft factory and explore the charming canals and ancient buildings. Next, you'll continue your journey to the lively university town of Utrecht. The drive will take about an hour, and once you arrive, you'll be captivated by the town's rich history and vibrant cultural scene. Visit the Dom Tower, the highest church tower in the Netherlands, offering picturesque views of the city. See the unique Rietveld Schrder House, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Museum Catharijneconvent, a stunning museum of religious art and artifacts. At the end of a beautiful day, return to your hotel in Utrecht, where you can relax and unwind or explore the city's vibrant nightlife.
Day 5: Leiden and Haarlem
Travel to Leiden, a charming city known for its historic canals and beautiful architecture. Visit the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, and explore the city's museums, including the Museum Boerhaave and the National Museum of Antiquities. Continue to Haarlem, a picturesque city with a rich artistic heritage. Visit the Frans Hals Museum and the Teylers Museum and enjoy lunch and dinner at local restaurants.
Day 6: Journey to Paris
Today, you'll hop on a three-hour scenic train ride from Amsterdam to Paris and start your exploration of the City of Light. Begin with a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower, where you can enjoy stunning city views from the top. Continue to the Louvre Museum, where you can see some of the world's most famous works of art, including the Mona Lisa. In the evening, head to the vibrant neighborhood of Montmartre for dinner and a taste of Parisian nightlife. Check into your luxury hotel for dinner and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 7: Paris Exploration
Continue your exploration of Paris with a visit to the Palace of Versailles, a stunning example of French architecture and the former home of French royalty. You can also visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Champs-lyses. Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine River in the evening, where you can admire the city's landmarks from the water.
Day 8: Visiting Lyon
Take the train to Lyon, known as the gastronomic capital of France. Start your exploration with a visit to the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvire, a stunning hilltop church with panoramic views of the city. Continue to Vieux Lyon, the city's charming old town, where you can stroll through narrow streets lined with Renaissance-era buildings. Enjoy lunch and dinner at local restaurants, where you can sample some of the city's famous cuisine.
Day 9: More sightseeing in Lyon
Continue your exploration of Lyon with a visit to the Muse des Confluences, a science and anthropology museum located at the confluence of the Rhne and Sane rivers. You can also stroll through the Parc de la Tte d'Or, a large urban park with a lake, a zoo, and a botanical garden. In the evening, head to one of Lyon's famous bouchons, small bistros serving traditional Lyonnaise cuisine.
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast, you will take a train back to Paris to catch your flight home. Bid adieu to France and the Netherlands with memories that will last a lifetime.