International Holidays from South Africa

10 Day Western Europe Rail Tour

A delightful rail tour connects you with countries & cultures in some of Europe’s best-loved areas. Travel at a leisurely pace & truly immerse yourself in this memorable vacation.3 Nights in Amsterdam, Netherlans 3 Nights in Brussels, Belgium 3 Nights in Paris, FranceTOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Van Gogh Museum & Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
  • Grand Place, Place du Sablon, Boulevard de Waterloo & Avenue Louise in Brussels
  • Cruise down the Seine
  • Eiffel Tower & Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris
  • FREE Hop-on-hop-off tour in each city
  • Optional extension to Disney Paris (at aditional cost)

Summary

Bed & Breakfast

10 Days / 9 Nights
Train and Private vehicles

Europe

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Amsterdam Arrive in Amsterdam, your home for the next three days, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Explore this charming city on foot or with your Hop-On Hop-Off Canal Pass, which offers a unique and interesting way to discover its highlights by boat. A perfect starting point is Dam square, the heart of the city close to the 15th century Nieuwe Kerk and the stately Royal Palace. Overnight in Amsterdam at the Hilton Amsterdam or similarDays 2-3: Amsterdam (B) Today, explore other tourist attractions including the Museum District, home to the Van Gogh Museum and Rjiksmuseum; Vondelpark and the Anne Frank House at your own pace. On Day 3, take the opportunity to book some of our recommended tours to the fishing villages of Marken and Volendam, local cheese farms, windmills, and the famous blue pottery of Delft. Overnight in Amsterdam at the Hilton Amsterdamst or similarDay 4: Amsterdam – Brussels (B) Continue your journey to Brussels, the heirloom of northern culture at its best. Discover the heart of medieval Brussels in the magnificent Grand Place, with its world-famous Market Square, and learn the history of the quaint Guild Houses. The City Hall is a masterpiece of Gothic civil architecture; see the beautiful St. Michael's Cathedral, the Royal Residence, the Palace of Justice, the Royal Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Overnights in Brussels at the Four Points by Sheraton Brussels or similarDays 5-6: Brussels (B) On Day 5, visit Place du Sablon, the antiques district which has a fantastic market on weekends, alongside the spectacularly decadent stores of chocolate makers Pierre Marcolini, Wittamer and Neuhaus, enjoy luxury shopping at Boulevard de Waterloo & Avenue Louise. On Day 6, for a day out choose between romantic medieval Bruges with its historic and architectural wonders or opt for Antwerp, the fashion capital of Belgium with its impressive cathedral and entertainment scene, both at a supplementary fee. Overnights in Brussels at the Four Points by Sheraton Brussels or similar Approximate distance: 146 km/ 91 mi. Estimated journey time: 1hr 28mins.Days 7-9: Brussels – Paris (B) After breakfast depart for Paris. During the next three days immerse yourself in this city of cultural riches. From a cruise on the river Seine and a visit to the iconic Eiffel Tower to the astounding collections in the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. On Day 8, take time to explore the ancient streets and lively cafés of the Latin Quarter or just enjoy a leisurely stroll on the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées with its cinemas, cafés, and luxury specialty shops. On Day 9, why not book one of our excursions to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Overnights in Paris at the Hilton Paris Opera or similarDay 10: Departure from Paris (B) Today, be transferred to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight back home. Or why not extend your trip with a few nights in Disneyland Paris.
Rates qouted per person sharing

10 Day Europe Rail Tour

Europe Train Tours from South Africa
IN ZARPer person sharing
ex JNB/CPTex DUR
JuneR40,805R40,975
JulyR43,370R43,560
AugustR35,510R35,680
SeptemberR40,950R41,140
OctoberR40,805R10,975
NovemberR46,245R46,435
DecemberR46,245R46,435

Flights & Taxes included

Package rates includes:
  • Economy Class airfares from South Africa to Amsterdam/Paris on Emirates
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 2nd class train ticket Amsterdam-Brussels & Brussels-Paris
  • One day Hop on Hop off canal pass in Amsterdam
  • One day Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off pass
  • One day Paris Hop-On Hop-Off pass
  • All private transfers to/from airport and train station
  • Seine river cruise ticket
  • Room tax, service charges, airport departure tax and fuel surcharge
Package rates excludes:
  • Meals not specified
  • Excursions not specified
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Items of Personal Nature

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Optional Excursions in Paris

Dinner & Show at the Lido in ParisDinner & Show at the Lido - R3,950pp Daily departures Formal dress required. Gentlemen to were tie & jacket. Cloakroom compulsory (excluded), tables reserved for our clients at the lido cabaret. *Includes collection from your hotel
Dinner & Show at the Moulin RougeDinner & Show at the Moulin Rouge - R4,269pp Daily departures Formal dress required. Gentlemen to were tie & jacket. Cloakroom compulsory (excluded).Wine instead of champagne served during the dinner. *Includes collection from your hotel
58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant ExcursionDinner at 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant & Seine River Cruise - R1,967pp Dine in the heart of Parisian nightlife. When the sun goes down, 58 Tour Eiffel takes on a new dimension. You will be greeted by a hostess who will lead you to your table where the atmosphere of luxury will surround you.
Guided tour of the LouvreGuided Tour of The Louvre - R1,764pp 2hr 30min tour of the Louvre - Excludes meals Depart 08:30 on Mon, Thu, Sat & Sun or 13:15 on Wed *Includes collection from your hotel 
Cruise & Illuminations TourCruise & Illuminations - R 1,446 pp Cruise along the Seine River in the evening admiring the illuminated monuments. *Includes collection from your hotel
Varsailles Guided Tour Versailles Gudied Tour - R1,556pp A guided tour of the Palace of Versailles to dicover it's captivating history. A world Heritage site for 30 years, here you will feel the pomp and ceremony of King Louis XIV's court, view the Hall of Mirrors , Garden of Varsailles and the King and Queen's bedrooms.
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