Soak up the vibe of Amsterdam, be romanced in Paris and take in the most exciting city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona. This 7-day trip through Western Europe’s top cities will give you a taste of the best part of each–Unbeatable beaches and nightlife in Barcelona, the magic of Paris and a relaxed ambiance in Amsterdam. You’re guaranteed a vacation you won’t forget whisking through Europe with Bus2alps!
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Plan your flight to arrive on Saturday to Amsterdam. We will arrange for your transport to the hotel followed by an included welcome dinner.
After breakfast, you’ll take part in the Amsterdam Walking Tour. The walking tour covers much of the city, including the Red Light District, Dam Square, and the canals. The walking tour concludes near the Anne Frank House. Entry to the Anne Frank House is optional but we highly recommend booking tickets in advance for the Anne Frank House as availability is limited. For those that choose not to enter the Anne Frank House, you have a free afternoon to explore the city’s museums, restaurants, and shops. There are also various bike and canal tours for a quicker way to see the city.
We also recommend visiting the Heineken Factory. The visit includes a walk through the brewery, beer tasting, and a small souvenir. Additionally, just a short ferry ride over to the North Side of Amsterdam you will find a flight simulation experience ‘This is Holland’ and the A’Dam Lookout. Amsterdam is also rich with museums, boasting the largest volume in Europe. We recommend making time to see the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Anne Frank House, if you have not already done so.
After an early breakfast, you will depart to Paris by private coach. After checking-into your hotel, you’ll have time to freshen up before the walking tour begins. The Paris Walking Tour, including stops at the Notre Dame, Pont des Arts, Les Tuileries, the Louvre and much more. The tour ends near the Louvre. Guides will point out the secret entrance, for all those interested in seeing its over 70,000 pieces of art. The night is yours to check out Paris’s bustling nightlife, scope out the sunset at Sacre Coeur, or stroll around the quaint streets of Paris.
You have a free day to explore Paris. Ask your Trip Leader for some recommendations for the best crepes in Paris, explore one of the many famed neighborhoods or take a stroll along the Seine River. In the afternoon, you’ll meet the group at the entrance of the Eiffel Tower to watch the sun set while taking the best photos of the city. The tickets for the Eiffel Tower are included
After breakfast, you will depart for Barcelona by train. You’ll get into the city in the afternoon and have the evening to explore the city after checking into your hotel.
After breakfast, you will begin the Sandeman’s New Barcelona Walking Tour. The walking tour will cover some of Barcelona’s most amazing sites throughout the various neighborhoods of the city. Ater the walking tour, your trip leader will take you to Gaudi’s Park Güell, for the best views of the city. The rest of your day is free to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Your trip leader will inform you about how you can visit La Sagrada Familia, how to get to the beach, one of the many museums, or hang out in one of Barcelona’s famous districts. Later in the evening, the night will consist of stops at Barcelona’s popular bars such as Los Chupitos or L’Ovella Negra, ending at one of its world-renowned nightclubs on the beach.
Friday is free to explore the Catalan capital and the sites that you did not get to visit on Friday after checking out of the accommodation and storing your bags. Your trip leader will inform you about how to get to Barcelona’s top sites, including the Olympic Village, the Picasso Museum, and the beach. In the evening, you’ll have an included traditional Spanish dinner.
Check out and we will arrange your transfer to the Barcelona Airport.