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Rome, Paris & Amsterdam: Ultimate Plus

11 Days  •  3 Cities

From $2829 with flightsPayments as low as $109

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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
  • 9 nights in hand-picked accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Daily breakfast & three-course Farewell Dinner
  • Metro passes in each city
  • Authentic local dinner in Paris
  • Seine River cruise
  • Skip-the-line entrances to select attactions

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

Bonjour! Welcome to Paris. Visit grand palaces, royal chateau’s, and famous museums by day, and then stroll through the romantically-lit city by night. After trying to read Mona Lisa’s expression and drooling over jaw-dropping sites, you’ll definitely have all the feels for the City of Love. (Cue romantic French café music).

Today's Highlights:

  • Board your train from Amsterdam to Paris
  • Take a quick walk of the area with your Tour Director and your new BFF’s, AKA, your tour group.
  • Hop on an evening Seine cruise and float past Notre Dame Cathedral. (Keep a lookout for the Hunchback.)
  • Stand in awe in front of the Eiffel Tower as the lights sparkle against the night. Pro tip: this happens every hour on the hour.

Day 6: Explore Paris + Optional Versailles Excursion

Tour the City of Lights and the highlights with an expert guide. Play a game of I Spy to find the major sites around every corner. I spy with my little eye, several glass pyramids surrounded by fountains.

Today's Highlights:

  • Head off the beaten path to some of Paris’s authentic districts: Montmartre, Parc de Belleville, Bastille, and about 17 more.
  • Get the inside scoop on Parisian culture from fashion to snails for dinner, learn about it all.
  • Find inspiration from the local fashionistas, royals, revolutionaries, and intellectuals that shaped the City of Light.
  • Snap the perfect Instagram pictures at Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and Luxembourg Gardens.
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the city even more.

Free Time Suggestions
Fall in Louvre: Paris is home to some of the world’s most incredible art collections. Read Mona Lisa’s expression at the Louvre or check out modern art and the insides of a clock tower at Musee d’Orsay.
C’est Magnifique!: Head to Montmartre, a neighborhood filled with street art, incredible views overlooking the city, and the famous Sacré Cœur Cathedral. Home to, and inspiration for artists like Picasso, van Gogh, Matisse, Dali, and Monet, this is the perfect place to take a stroll and admire a more authentic side of Paris.

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

Paris is immense, yet intimate—full of hidden gems around every corner. Take the day to explore on your own. Try new foods like escargot or coq au vin (snails and chicken respectively), and stumble upon picturesque streets and gardens.

Today's Highlights:

  • Try local specialties and take a stroll along the quaint streets.
  • Visit famous sites like Notre Dame Cathedral, Palais-Royal Gardens, and Musee Rodin.
  • Shop along the rue Saint-Honoré and possibly run into celebrities.
  • Enjoy free time suggestions like walking the old market streets of Rue des Martyres—full of chocolatiers, gourmet cafes, and pastry-shop.

Free Time Suggestions
Go Subterranean: Thanks to overflowing cemeteries in the late 1700s, the city’s dead were transferred to these dark, underground crypts. Sounds haunting, doesn’t it? Catch up with Parisian ancestors in The Catacombs of Paris. To avoid lines, purchase your ticket ahead of time. The 45-minute tour is also closed on Mondays and certain holidays.
Edit Sober: Visit the café haunts of literary giants like Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and many others. Grab a coffee and a journal and you’ll fit right in.

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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