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Europe in One Week Amsterdam Alps and Paris

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$1,085

8 days

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Overview

Want to experience European highlights in one week? This one brings you from the eclectic and charming canal city of Amsterdam to the glittering city of lights, Paris, heading through Germany and the Swiss Alps along the way. Expect iconic sites and more than a few surprises along the way, with delicious food, waterfalls, e-scooter tours and cabaret shows resulting in the most memorable week of your life.

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Swiss Alps, Paris

Countries Visited

Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France

Travel Style

Iconic Essentials

Accommodations

7 nights included

Age Requirements

Social travel experiences for 18-35 year olds

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam

This afternoon we'll meet in the vibrant, eclectic and oh-so-pretty city of Amsterdam. Once you've bonded with your Trip Manager and new travel buddies, it's time to set off and explore this exciting city. The best way to see the charming gable houses is by taking a cruise on the winding canals, so an optional sightseeing cruise is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with the city. The rest of the evening is yours to explore the red light district, eat some stroopwafels or enjoy Amsterdam's legendary nightlife.

  • Accommodation

    Meininger Hostel (or similar)

Day 2

Amsterdam

Today we've got a full day to enjoy Amsterdam! Luck us. Maybe visit some of the city's great museums, stroll the beautiful cobbled streets, head for the waters again, or take our optional exclusive access to the A'dam lookout swing, to get an an enthralling and unique perspective of the entire city. Tonight, there's an optional Dutch feast to enjoy, before we soak up some of the world's most vibrant nightlife.

  • Accommodation

    Meininger Hostel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Amsterdam to Heidelberg via Cologne

Saying our sad farewells to Amsterdam today, we'll get ready for Germany.Cologne is a beautiful old town that was bombed heavily during the second world war but quickly returned to its former glory. It's the perfect place to stop for lunch as we admire the gorgeous Gothic masterpieces that adorn the town, including the famous cathedral. If you're feeling adventurous, try the traditional Himmel and Erde - heaven and earth - in which apple is heaven and mashed potato is the earth. With a side of blood sausage, of course. Tasty, ja?Then on to Heidelberg, a buzzing university city where we'll spend the night. Walk up to the medieval castle and you can enjoy spectacular views of the city below, or check out the world class nightlife. Trust us, the Germans know how to party.

  • Accommodation

    Multi-share Accommodation

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 4

Heidelberg to Swiss Alps Via the Rhine Falls

Danke Germany, we're off to the Swiss Alps.Cameras at the ready! After a morning tea stop at the border we'll get to witness the Rhine Falls - Europe's largest waterfalls - as they cascade down from the Swiss Alps and start their winding journey along the Rhine river.Then into the heart of the Alps where we spend two nights in Chalet-style accomodation. Once we've managed to re-hinge our jaw after drooling at all the scenery, we'll enjoy a delicious Swiss dinner before we turn in for the night.

  • Accommodation

    Balmers Hostel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Swiss Alps

We've got a whole day in the Alps! Where to begin? Start by opening the window of your room & drinking in the incredible view - if you can find words or photos that do it justice, we applaud you! If you're feeling audacious, opt to take a trip to a Swiss mountain with your travel crew, or feel free to explore this classic European adventure town. Go on a hike through one of the many gorgeous trails, breathing in that pure alpine air. Another Swiss feast is included tonight, to refuel after a day of activities.

  • Accommodation

    Balmers Hostel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Swiss Alps to Paris

Our hearts truly stolen by the alps, it's time to head to the city of love.Passing through the gorgeous Burgundy region, we'll reach Paris and enjoy an included dinner before a chance to explore the glittering city of lights.

  • Accommodation

    Generator Hostel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Paris

Bonjour Paris! Today we'll check out the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame and more - you can even opt to see the sights from a unique perspective by whizzing around Paris on an e-scooter. On our final evening we'll have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Parisian dinner on the famous bohemian district of Montmarte, looking out on the heart-swelling city below as you enjoy one of the world's finest cuisines. Later, why not head to an iconic Cabaret show? Can you can can? Ooh la la!

  • Accommodation

    Generator Hostel (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 8

End Paris

What better setting than the city of love for a heartfelt farewell breakfast? Today we say goodbye to our new friends, but we'll stay in touch, and we'll never forget our European adventure.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Swiss Alps
  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you hike & explore the Swiss Alps

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What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Our European selection of hostels will be your accommodation of choice for 7 fabulous nights. Sleep multi share or upgrade to a twin room if travelling with a friend.

  • Food

  • Prep your taste buds for a culinary sensation. Hearty French, Dutch, German and Swiss cuisine will be on offer, with included breakfast every day of the week.

  • Staff

  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
    • Call 1-866-222-6033 for great deals from the USA to & from all start/end cities for your selected itinerary.
    • Internal flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the trip price.
    • Travel to Europe from the USA often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1 of your itinerary start date.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
    • For departure points and stay longer accommodation options call 1-866-222-6033 for more details.
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