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New Year's in Amsterdam: London, Paris & Amsterdam

11 Days  •  3 Cities //@ts-ignore//@ts-ignore 100

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Why Go?

Celebrate the New Year abroad! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of London’s modern atmosphere, hand out your own Michelin stars as your taste-test your way through Paris, and celebrate NYE as only Amsterdam can. All this in 10 days makes for one incredible adventure.

What are the top highlights?

  • Ring in the New Year in one of Europe’s most iconic cities
  • Meet Ben and Abbey in London, AKA Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
  • Pedal through the streets of Amsterdam amongst hundreds of thousands of bikes
  • Marvel at the City of Light from the Champs de Mars
  • Taste savory and sweet crepes in the capital of culinary creations

Your trip includes

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

Accommodations

You’ll stay at accommodations hand-picked by our team of local experts, in rooms only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Each property is located in a safe, convenient area. You’ll receive your exact accommodations 30 days before your trip departs.


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Flights

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  • 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 Europe.

Day 2: Travel to Amsterdam

Continue via train on to Amsterdam. There’s so much to love about Amsterdam, from the canals to the Van Gogh to the legendary laid-back attitude. Home of the famous Red Light District and a population that consists of more bikes than people, Amsterdam is one-of-a-kind.


Introduction to Amsterdam
Your tour director will take you on a quick walk so you can get to know the area.


Welcome Mixer
Get to know your fellow travelers at an authentic local spot over some drinks and light appetizers.

Day 3: Sightseeing Tour of Amsterdam (Local Guide)

Get a feel for the city’s history and unique culture as you walk through busy Dam Square. Then take in scenic views of the Amstel River before finishing up in Rembrandtplein, a bustling square packed with outdoor cafés, shops, and clubs.

Day 4: Free Day in Amsterdam

Free Time Suggestions
Van Gogh Museum: Get lost in this goldmine of paintings by the troubled artist, including many of his most famous.
Bike riding: Do as the Dutch do and explore the streets on a bicycle; you can find rental shops all over town.
Vondelpark: Relax on the grass, hang out by the pond, or toss a frisbee.

For more ideas and details, see our Lonely Planet city guide for Amsterdam.


New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Amsterdam! Tonight is yours to do as you please. Party with fellow travelers and locals as you count down to the best year yet.

Day 5: Train to Paris

Head to Paris! The French capital is visited by more than 30 million people a year, drawn by the famous monuments, great food, and some of the world’s best art museums. Paris is comprised of 20 districts, or arrondissements, so there’s plenty of diversity and personality to discover.


Bonjour! Welcome to Paris.
Upon arrival, head to your accommodation and drop your bags. Your Tour Director will take you on a quick walk to orient you with the area and point out some incredible landmarks.


Evening Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower
Float past Notre Dame Cathedral and under some of Paris’ famous bridges, then visit the most iconic tower in the world as its dazzling lights sparkle with the setting sun.

Day 6: Sightseeing Tour of Paris + Optional Trip to Versailles

Enjoy a combination bus/walking tour of Paris’ top highlights. Your expert local guide will tell you all about the city as you see its most well-known sights.

Your guide will also take you off the beaten path to some of Paris’ more authentic arrondissements, and give you the inside scoop on Parisian culture. Get to know the fashionistas, eccentric royals, epic revolutionaries, bougie bourgeoisie, and enlightened intellectuals that shaped the City of Light.

Free Time Suggestions
Edit Sober: Visit the cafe haunts of literary giants like Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and many others.
Fall in Louvre: Paris is home to some of the world’s most incredible art collections. Head to The Louvre and Musee d’Orsay. The Louvre displays art from before the 18th century, and houses the Mona Lisa herself. The Orsay is your place for modern art.
Latin Quarter: Around the Sorbonne, the bars and clubs here are open late and frequented by locals and travelers alike.

Versailles(extra cost)

Spend the afternoon at the over-the-top palace of Louis XIV. Not far from Paris, this is where French royalty reveled in their extravagant lifestyle in the decades before the Revolution. At one point, a thousand nobles were attended by 4,000 servants inside the palace, while 15,000 soldiers and servants lived in the annexes. Walk through the landscaped gardens, tour the State Apartments of the King and the Queen, and see the Hall of Mirrors.


Please note: This excursion must be booked at least 45 days prior to tour departure.

Day 7: Free Day in Paris

Today is yours to explore! Paris is immense, yet intimate. While it can be overwhelming at first, there’s a bounty of hidden gems around every corner.

Free Time Suggestions
Go Subterranean: The Paris catacombs are dark, underground crypts where the city’s dead have been buried for centuries.
Bon Appétit: French food is some of the finest in the world. Demanding customers, meticulous preparation and the freshest ingredients combine for an unparalleled culinary experience. Parisians eat dinner late between 8 and 10pm, so plan accordingly.
C’est Magnifique!: Head to Montmartre, a neighborhood filled with street art, incredible views overlooking the city and the famous Sacré Cœur Cathedral. This is the perfect place to take a stroll, grab lunch and admire a more authentic side of Paris.

Day 8: Eurostar Train to London

Ride a high-speed train under the English Channel to London. What can you say about London? It’s huge, it’s multi-cultural, and it’s brimming with famous sights, fun pubs, great music venues and endless things to do.


Introduction to London
Your tour director will take you on a quick walk so you can get to know the area.


Sightseeing Tour of London (Local Guide)
Hit the Sightseeing tour of London with a licensed local guide giving you all the inside info. Most of the tour will be on a bus ride around the city—you'll see the famous sights like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You'll also get a chance to walk around and explore on foot. If you're lucky you might even catch the Changing of the Guard, a classic London moment.

Day 9: Optional Excursion to Oxford + Free Night in London

Free Time Suggestions:
Comedy Store: Laugh till you can't anymore at the heart and soul of the UK comedy scene.
Fabric: A huge underground dance club with three dance floors, plus some mellower spaces.
Shepherd's Bush Empire: This popular medium-sized music venue has hosted the likes of Björk, Cold War Kids and Cee Lo Green.


For more ideas and details, see our Lonely Planet city guide for London.

Oxford & Windsor Castle Excursion(extra cost)

See the countryside roll by as you escape to Oxford, the picturesque city that doubled as Hogwarts and influenced J.R.R. Tolkien and Albert Einstein. After a guided tour, enjoy free time to explore museums, grab a Covered Market lunch, or simply wander through a place as magical as the stories it inspires. Then, visit Windsor Castle, a timeless royal residence, and the site of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding. Tour the priceless objects in the State Apartments with a local guide, and enjoy strolling the grounds.


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

Day 10: Farewell Dinner

Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell dinner with the group.

Day 11: Fly Home

Cheers, mates!
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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