4-Day Western Europe Tour: Paris to Amsterdam - 4 Days

4-Day Western Europe Tour: Paris to Amsterdam

4-Day Western Europe Tour: Paris to Amsterdam. See the best of France and Germany on this amazing 4-Day Western Europe Tour: Paris to Amsterdam!

4-Day Western Europe Tour: Paris to Amsterdam

Highlights
• Spend a lovely day in Reims
• Take a walking tour in Luxembourg
• Visit Trier
• Enjoy a riverside lunch in Koblenz
• Overnight in Frankfurt
• Alte Oper
• Visit Bonn, former capital of West Germany
• Visit the cathedral in Cologne
• See the best of Amsterdam
• Visit a wooden shoe worksop in Zaanse Schans

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Itinerary

Day 1
Paris - Reims - Luxembourg

Our tour leaves Paris for a delightful scenic journey through the Champagne region’s rolling countryside, popular all over the world for the sparkling white wine made here. Enjoy the historical attractions of the provincial capital of Reims, including the cathedral of the city, a major national heritage site where the coronations of French kings took place from the 11th century onwards.

In your next place, history and tradition are equally evident: Luxembourg, the last remaining Grand Duchy of the world. You will be introduced on foot to the key points of interest, including the Place de Constitution and Pont Adolphe, after arriving in the refined city of Luxembourg, before having time for further discovery on your own.

Day 2
Luxembourg - Trier - Koblenz - Frankfurt

Today, we leave Luxembourg behind and head into Germany via another European border. Historic Trier, Germany ‘s oldest city and the birthplace of Karl Marx, is the first stop. From the outside, you will have the chance to see the house where the influential philosopher was born, which now serves as the Museum of Karl Marx Haus.

Then your walking tour takes you to the center of Trier; here you can look around the magnificent cathedral of the city, where the celebrated Holy Robe is preserved and sometimes seen, said to be Christ’s tunic. Trier is also known as ‘The Second Rome’ (Constantine served here for 10 years as an administrator), and the once-great empire ‘s major legacies remain today. Undoubtedly, the highlight is Porta Nigra, the best-preserved gateway to the Roman city north of the Alps, which you can see and photograph.

After an exciting morning in Trier, you’ll move on to Koblenz, famous for its Rhine and Moselle confluence. Here you have the choice of having a nice lunch next to the river, and then you can also choose to add some unforgettable city views to a scenic Rhine boat ride afterwards. You’ll drive back to dry land through the wine-making town of Rüdesheim. Then it’s on to Frankfurt am Main, where the delights of Römerberg will be found, a charming square with a distinctive medieval city hall as its centerpiece.

Day 3
Frankfurt - Bonn - Cologne - Amsterdam

The morning starts with a leisurely drive north-west from Frankfurt to Bonn, before reunification, the capital of the former West Germany. Berlin is now managed by the national government, but Bonn maintains a rich past worth exploring. Discover the mysteries of the city on a stroll around its streets, walking past highlights such as the town hall facing the Rococo and Ludwig Van Beethoven Haus, a museum celebrating the life of the much-loved composer.

Then it’s on to Cologne, where you’ll head to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral within the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is yours to explore Cologne further the rest of the day, to do a spot of local shopping or to just relax with a suitably refreshing German beer.

The day is rounded off by a trip to the Netherlands after lunch.

Day 4
Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans - Amsterdam

We will visit all the major attractions in Dam Square after breakfast at the hotel, including the Royal Palace and the National Monument. For an hour-long cruise through the canals, you will have the choice of jumping on a glass-topped ferry. We will then visit the Coster Diamond Factory, using methods that have been in use since the 16th century, to see how diamonds are cut and prepared for the market. Our first stop in the afternoon is Zaanse Schans, the capital of Holland’s windmills. We’re going to visit the Wooden Shoe Workshop & Museum and the Cheese Farm to see how they make clogs and cheese.