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Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 15 – 35 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 4 hr
Pre-trip Extension:
Paris · 2 nights $545

Post-trip Extension:
Haarlem · 2 nights $295
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Pre-Trip Extension - Paris

2 nights for only $545

  • Two nights at the Millennium Paris Opera Hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers
  • High speed Thalys train transfer between Paris and Amsterdam
Paris ToursBegin your adventure with a visit to Paris and see for yourself why the City of Light has inspired poets, lovers, emperors and artists for centuries. Visit Montmartre and its charming cafés and artists’ colony. Here, too, is the Moulin Rouge, made famous by Toulouse-Lautrec in his vivid and colorful artworks. Or venture to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité for a gargoyle’s view of the city. You have plenty of time to stop at the Eiffel Tower or the magnificent museums, like Musee Picasso or the Musee d’Orsay. Take a stroll through the Tuileries Gardens on your way to the Louvre. You can walk to many of the major sights from your centrally located, 4-star hotel.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.

Single supplement: $295

Day 1 - Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Paris

Depart from the U.S. for France. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary and airline tickets.

Day 2 - Arrive in Paris / Begin your Pre-Trip Extension

Upon arrival at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) Airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area – VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Please note: Make sure that your VBT luggage tags are attached to your bags. This helps the representative identify you.

After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative or driver, who will be holding a VBT sign. Your representative will welcome you to France and arrange for your transfer via taxi or van (approximately 60 minutes depending upon traffic) to your Paris hotel. At this time, please verify with your airport representative the time of your transfers to the Paris Gare du Nord train station for your train to Amsterdam. Important: If you are delayed in meeting your VBT representative at the CDG Airport, please call 06 72 07 59 24 or 06 15 15 15 25 from within France. Outside of France, call +33 672 07 59 24 or +33 615 15 15 25.

VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Paris. Use the rest of the day to relax or to begin exploring Paris.

Day 3 - Independent exploration of Paris

Today, see for yourself why the City of Light has inspired poets, lovers, emperors and artists for centuries. Visit Montmartre and its charming cafés and artists' colony. Here, too, is the Moulin Rouge, made famous by Toulouse-Lautrec in his vivid and colorful artworks. Or venture to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral on the Île de la Cité for a gargoyle's view of the city. You have plenty of time to stop at the Eiffel Tower or the magnificent museums, like Musee Picasso or the Musee d'Orsay. Take a stroll through the Tuileries Gardens on your way to the Louvre. You can walk to many of the major sights from your centrally located, 4-star hotel.

Day 4 - Transfer by train from Paris to Amsterdam

Meet your VBT representative in the hotel lobby. The representative will have a group train ticket and help you transfer to the Paris Gare du Nord train station, where you board a train for Amsterdam (approximately 3 hours). En route, you will pass through the lovely countryside of northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Get off the train at the Schiphol Airport stop, and take the escalator up into the arrivals hall and meet your transfer representative from Schiphol Taxi, who will be holding a VBT sign, at the meeting point – a huge red and white checkered box opposite where you purchase train tickets. Please use only Schiphol Taxi, +31 (0)654354601 or +31 (0) 681299101. Transfers provided by any other company will be at your own expense. You will then be transferred to your hotel (transfer time is approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic).

Please note that the hotel check in time is 3:00 p.m. but they will do their best to get you to your rooms as soon as possible. VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Amsterdam. Use the rest of the day to relax or to begin exploring Amsterdam.

VBT Air Package guests will be arriving throughout the day.

At 6:00 p.m., one of your VBT Trip Leaders will meet you in the lobby of the hotel for a short welcome meeting. Then, try one of Amsterdam's wonderful restaurants for dinner on your own.

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