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Amsterdam, Paris & Rome: Ultimate Plus

10 Days  •  3 Cities

From $2689 with flightsPayments as low as $100

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Why Go?

A trip filled with beautiful canals, a pyramid-shaped museum, and pasta cooked in a wheel of cheese (#foodgoals), see why Amsterdam, Paris, and Rome are can’t-miss destinations. With a little of something for everyone, enjoy all the sightseeing, culture, and history you can imagine. And the stuff your history book didn’t think to include.

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What are the top highlights?

  • Pedal through the streets of Amsterdam amongst hundreds of thousands of bikes
  • Cruise the Seine River and float past Paris’ most notable landmarks
  • Watch the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night with a glass of wine in the Champ de Mars
  • Explore ancient Rome

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers
  • Multilingual Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • Eurostar train from London to Paris
  • 8 nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
  • Metro passes in each city
  • Authentic local dinner in Paris
  • Entrance to select attractions

Accommodations

You’ve selected an UltimatePlus departure. Nice choice! You’ll be staying at 3-4-star hotels throughout your trip. Each property is located in a safe and convenient area to ensure a comfortable stay, in rooms that are only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Actual accommodations will be made available to you 30 days before your trip.

Looking for our standard accommodations? Choose a departure date without the starburst icon, and you’ll stay at a combination of boutique hostels and hotels.

Flights

Admit it, booking flights is the worst. Here's why you should let us do it for you:

  • Flight costs are included in your monthly payment plan, so you can pay over time
  • Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
  • Flights are booked with major airlines
  • 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
  • One checked bag included on most flights
  • Option to make changes to your trip up to 99 days before departure

Booking with a friend? Let us know and we’ll do our best to make sure you’re on the same flight. Still want to book your own flights? That’s cool, simply select ‘No flights included’ instead of your departure city in the ‘Flights from’ dropdown.

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Board your overnight flight, bound for Amsterdam, and dream of craft beer, stroopwafels, and wooden shoes…then wipe the drool off your neighbor’s shoulder, and let the adventure begin.

Day 2: Arrive in Amsterdam & Welcome Dinner

Welcome to Amsterdam! There’s so much to love, from the canals to Van Gogh to the legendary, laid-back attitude. Home of the famous Red Light District and more bikes than people, over 12,000 of which are fished out of the canals each year (bikes, not people), Amsterdam is one-of-a-kind. Seriously, how many cities do you know of with floating houses and hot waffles with caramel served anytime of the day?

Today's Highlights:

  • Meet an EF representative at the airport.
  • Check in at your accommodations.
  • Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
  • Meet your fellow travelers and take a quick walk around the area with your Tour Director.

In the evening, it's time for our Welcome Dinner. Enjoy dinner and drinks with your new friends and travelers. Afterwards, you’re free to take the party elsewhere!

Day 3: Sightseeing Tour of Amsterdam

By now, you’ve probably realized Amsterdam is not your average city. It’s a multicultural, coffee-loving place, home to really friendly (and tall) people. Oh, and there’s an entire houseboat filled with stray cats called Poezenboot, because what city doesn’t have one? Answer: the rest of them. Get to know the unique character of the city during a guided walking tour to some of the city’s most iconic sites before stopping at a chocolate and spice workshop to indulge your sweet tooth.

Today's Highlights:

  • Meet your local guide for an in-depth tour of the city, and walk along a few of Amsterdam’s 165 canals while dodging bicyclists.
  • Stroll through the Jordaan Neighborhood and feel super cultured being in this high-end spot, surrounded by art galleries, patio restaurants, cafes, and music.
  • Tour Nieuwmarkt, a lively city square, market, and nightlife hotspot and pin this place in your maps, because you’ll definitely want to revisit once the sun goes down.

Day 4: Enjoy a Free Day in Amsterdam + Optional Dutch Countryside Bike Tour

Spend the day exploring on your own and get a feel for the city’s history and culture. Kick back at a canal-side restaurant, wander across a couple dozen bridges, and wonder why this city is called “The Venice of the East” when Amsterdam actually has more canals than the Italian city. Does that make Venice “The Amsterdam of the West”? Make it happen. Spread the word. While you’re exploring, sample the famous Hollandse Nieuwe (which is essentially pickled fish).

Today's Highlights:

  • Make your way to Dam Square, the central public square of Amsterdam, and enjoy the happy, laid-back local attitude. We’re sure the coffee shops have nothing to do with that…
  • Go green lounging in Museumplein, an urban green space where three of the city’s major museums are located. It’s also where you can fight for a spot on the the famous “I Amsterdam” sign.
  • See how Amsterdam does nightlife with a visit to Leidseplein Square, an energetic area filled with cozy bars, famous clubs, and talented street performers.

Free Time Suggestions
The Anne Frank House: Now that your Tuk Tuk tour gave you a peek into Anne Frank’s life , take a little time on your own to see the very same house and annex, now a museum, that sheltered her and her brave family during the Holocaust. Heads up, tickets for this must be purchased a couple of months in advance, so plan ahead!
Dutch Bros: Learn about the history of the city you’ve fallen in love with at the Rijksmuseum – a Dutch national museum dedicated to all things Amsterdam.

Dutch Countryside Bike Tour(extra cost)

Bike like a local into the stunning Dutch countryside. Ride through rural landscapes past picturesque windmills and 17th century villages, then enjoy pancakes and a drink in the quaint Waterland region by the sea.

Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

Day 5: Travel to Paris + Sightseeing Tour

Bonjour, France! Today you’ll take an underwater train ride to the City of Light, also known as the capital and most populous city in France. Get ready to feast on croissants, baguettes, and any other deliciousness you can get your hands on while enjoying every moment as a temporary Parisian.

Today's Highlights:

  • Follow your Tour Director on a walking tour of the city and its sights including the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Float down the River Seine during a scenic boat ride that makes its way through the true heart of the city.
  • Watch the world-famous lights of the Eiffel Tower sparkle (every hour, on the hour after sunset).

Day 6: Tour Paris + Optional Versailles Excursion

Take the best bus ride of your life on this guided bus tour around Paris. See famous sights like the Arc de Triomphe, explore on foot during a couple of planned stops, and hope that there’s enough time to stop by Le Marais—the trendiest shopping area in the city.

Today's Highlights:

  • Saunter along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Known for its theatres and cafes—you may also recognize it as the finish line of the Tour de France.
  • Find peace of mind at Luxembourg Gardens, a tasteful collection of tree-lined promenades, flowerbeds, statues, and the Medici Fountain.

Free Time Suggestions
Moulin Rouge: The original version of this famed cabaret burned down in 1915, but the birthplace of the modern can-can dance lives on. Just look for the large red windmill on the roof, buy yourself a ticket, and then send your friends the pics to prove it.
Montmartre: Once an artists’ village and the stomping grounds of Picasso and Dalí, this charming hilltop district is now home to numerous nightclubs and the white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Walk its steep, winding streets for sweeping views of the city below.

Versailles(extra cost)

Walk through the landscaped gardens, and tour the living quarters of the famous over-the-top palace of Louis XIV. This is where French royalty reveled in their extravagant lifestyle in the decades before the Revolution.

This excursion is pre-book only; if your trip is less than 30 days away, please call 800-766-2645 to purchase.

Day 7: Free Day in Paris

Oui! A free day to wander the city of love. Get inspired, get lost, and get your fill of new foods like coq au vin (chicken braised with wine). At over 40 square miles there’s always something new to discover, so keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready.

Free Time Suggestions
Catacombs of Paris: Dare to step through the “Gate of Hell” on your way below the city streets and you’ll be greeted by walls of stacked skulls and bones of past Parisians. Once only considered a novelty, this absolutely eerie attraction is now designated as an official museum.
The Louvre: Once the home of French kings and now the largest art museum in the world, this astounding collection of art from around the world is not to be missed. From the Palace to the glass Pyramid to the Mona Lisa itself, you’ll be surrounded by history and beauty at every turn.

Day 8: Travel to Rome

Ah, the Eternal City. Home of bruschetta, Catholicism, gladiators, democracy, Michelangelo, and of course, the Roman ruins. Find yourself lost between modern time and ancient Rome while wandering through the winding croissant and cappuccino-scented streets. Not to be confused with flavored streets. Please, don’t eat the streets.

Today's Highlights:

  • Say “au revoir, Paris,” and take flight bound for Italy.
  • Check in at your accommodations and get to know the area.
  • Discover iconic sites like the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps.
  • Enjoy free time to walk around and indulge in Italian food.

Free Time Suggestions
Trevi Fountain: Rumor has it, if turn your back to the Trevi Fountain and toss a coin over your shoulder, it guarantees you’ll return to the Eternal City. Throw in a second coin, and you’ll not only come back, but also find love. (Significant other not guaranteed by EF Ultimate Break.)
Shopping on Vide del Corso: Walk down the longest pedestrian street in the city for some prime shopping. Populated by both locals and tourists, there’s room for everyone on the narrow store-filled street.

Day 9: Explore Rome + Optional Pasta Making Class

Time travel with your local guide to the beginning of democracy and gladiator fights. Feel the history as you explore the ruins of the ancient civilization. Don’t forget your tunic!

Today's Highlights:

  • Gather at the Roman Colosseum where bloody fights, battle re-enactments and many forms of entertainment used to take place.
  • Stumble upon little cafes and enjoy an authentic, flavorful cappuccino. Bonus points if you order in Italian.
  • Explore on your own at night.

Free Time Suggestions
Granita Time: Grab a granita, AKA, a fruity slushy, and slurp away in front of the Colosseum for a prime people-watching event. Or, take the slushy on the go and walk around the area, filled with ancient ruins like the Roman Forum.
Testaccio: Flip the switch and head to the anti-trendy neighborhood packed with those escaping the art-gazing, site-seeing scene. The rich history and authentic, mouth-watering food draw many to the circular streets lined with bars and nightclubs.

Taste of Italy Pasta-Making Class(extra cost)

When in Rome: cook pasta. Learn to craft the dough for homemade pasta, and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your own hands. You’ll also get to taste local snacks and learn about Italian food traditions.

Why wait? Save money by booking this optional excursion before your trip departs.

Day 10: Free Day in Rome + Optional Vatican Excursion + Farewell Dinner

Today you get to explore centuries worth of culinary perfection, unbelievable architecture, and local fashion on your own. And let it be said, Rome looks goooood for being 2,000 years old. (It must moisturize.) Shop, eat, drink, and talk like an Italian (with your hands) during your free day. Embrace the culture and indulge in carbs during your last day in the Eternal City.

Free Time Suggestions
Capitoline Museum: Strike a pose with sculptures of ancient romans (face-swaps recommended). Up on a hill overlooking the Forum, this museum has some amazing ancient sculptures.
Piazza, please!: Head over to Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s best known public squares. Fountains, street performers, shops, restaurants, and so much more. Hangout, sip coffee, and embrace the atmosphere of this outdoor hub. Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.

Farewell Dinner
Share some last laughs and revisit the best moments of the trip at this included farewell dinner with the group.

A Visit to the Vatican(extra cost)

Visit the Pope’s house: Vatican City. Take a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica, and get your dose of art history up close and personal—viewing Michelangelo's famed Sistine Chapel frescoes.

This excursion is pre-book only; please call 800-766-2645 to purchase if your trip is less than 30 days away.

Day 11: Fly Home

Arrivederci, amici!
Translation: Goodbye, friends. Your next destination awaits—home. Before you head to the airport, enjoy your last few moments together. Take one more group photo. Grab that final drink. (Fine, maybe a couple of drinks.) But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?

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EXTEND YOUR TRIP 2 WAYS

1. Double the fun
A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

2. Go ahead or stay behind
Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

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