Gulliver’s Travels…it’s a classic story about a man traveling in foreign lands who doesn’t know the language and has many mishaps. Imagine how different things could have been for him if he had experienced these foreign lands with a local—someone who knew the language, could answer questions, and could offer suggestions to make sure his travels ran smoothly! We don’t want you to end up like Gulliver, so that’s why on this 10-day vacation, we’ve arranged for you to have a Local Host® in each city: London, Paris, and Amsterdam. This one-of-a-kind feature offered only by Monograms will ensure you have a “friend in the city” to assist you and help ensure your vacation is what you want it to be. We’ve also arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations.</BR></BR>This vacation includes three nights each in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. It begins the moment you arrive in London, where your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and a set of materials to familiarize you with the city and to help personalize your vacation. The next morning, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert. You’ll hear the inside stories around places like Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married, and the Houses of Parliament. We’ll take you inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral with a long history and where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. We’ll also take you to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, an experience that any traveler to London must have. </BR></BR>And it’s not just London where we’ve arranged a Local Host and guided sightseeing. When you arrive in Paris and Amsterdam, your Local Host will greet you and once again present you with materials to familiarize you with the city. In both cities, we’ve also arranged guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. In Paris, we’ve scouted out the best place to capture a photo of the iconic Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there. We’ll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral, dating from 1163, where you’ll admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. For a different perspective on Paris, we’ve arranged for you to enjoy a Seine River cruise, a beautiful way to see the city. In Amsterdam, your guided sightseeing also includes a cruise. You’ll travel by glass-roofed boat through Amsterdam’s canals, the best way to see houses built during Holland’s Golden Age, as well as its famous bridges and fascinating houseboats. We’ll also take you to a diamond center and the Rijksmuseum, where you’ll see works by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters.</BR></BR>In each city, you’ll have a full day to explore on your own. In London, you may want to ride the London Eye; shop at the world-famous department stores, such as Harrods and Selfridges; enjoy a cruise on the Thames River; ride a double-decker bus and the famous Underground; or enjoy a show in London’s West End. From Paris, perhaps take an excursion to the opulent Palace of Versailles; shop at the many designer boutiques and department stores, such as the Galeries Lafayette, where we’ve secured discounts for you; enjoy dinner at the Eiffel Tower or at one of the many restaurants along the Champs-Elysées; visit one of the many museums; or enjoy a walk in the Jardin du Luxembourg. In Amsterdam, you may want to visit the Anne Frank House or the Van Gogh Museum, join the locals and ride a bike along the canals, or take an excursion to the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken. </BR></BR>And don’t forget…your package includes transportation between the cities. You’ll travel via the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Paris (imagine the thrill of riding through the Chunnel!) and by high-speed Thalys train (first-class) from Paris to Amsterdam. We’ve even included transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. Between that and the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, and the hotels we’ve booked, all you have to do is enjoy your adventures. But unlike Gulliver, we’ll be there to guide and help you—it’s an amazing vacation opportunity!
Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE. ALSO INCLUDED: shopping discounts in Paris at the famous Galeries Lafayette.
Buffet breakfast daily
Travel by high-speed Eurostar train London-Paris with porterage; by high-speed Thalys train (first-class) Paris-Amsterdam; transfers to/from train stations