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European Tapestry

Amsterdam to Paris

From $4,789
total price from Boston, New York
$4,195 air & land inclusive plus $594 airline taxes and fees
Tour Days
12 days
Tour Membership
12-24 Guests
Post-Tour Extension

Overview

Europe of old – and new – springs to life on this relaxed journey through cities rich with art and architecture, vibrant street life, storied surround­ings, and prized UNESCO sites.  We travel from canal-laced Amsterdam and medieval Bruges to diverse Luxembourg and romantic Paris…in our own moveable feast of culture, cuisine, and comfort.

Tour Details

European Tapestry

Amsterdam to Paris

From $4,789

total price from Boston, New York
$4,195 air & land inclusive plus $594 airline taxes and fees

Tour Days
12 days

Tour Membership
12-24 Guests

Optional Extension

Tour Days
12 days

Tour Membership
12-24 Guests

Optional Extension

Overview

Europe of old – and new – springs to life on this relaxed journey through cities rich with art and architecture, vibrant street life, storied surround­ings, and prized UNESCO sites.  We travel from canal-laced Amsterdam and medieval Bruges to diverse Luxembourg and romantic Paris…in our own moveable feast of culture, cuisine, and comfort.

Small Group Highlights

  • Amsterdam touring, including guided visit to Rijksmuseum and canal cruise
  • Visit to Keukenhof flower garden (Apr, May)
  • Medieval windmills at Kinderdijk
  • Three-night stay in medieval Bruges
  • Bruges touring and canal cruise
  • Champagne tasting
  • Visit to Mardasson Memorial and Bastogne War Museum
  • Paris city tour
  • Pleasing mix of guided touring and free time
  • Relaxed pacing
  • Centrally located lodgings

Day-by-Day Itinerary

B
= Breakfast Included
L
= Lunch Included
D
= Dinner Included
1
Depart U.S. for Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Depart U.S. for Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2
Arrive Amsterdam
D
D
Arrive Amsterdam

After arriving in the Dutch capital, there’s time to relax at our city-center hotel before this afternoon’s briefing about the journey ahead.  Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel.

After arriving in the Dutch capital, there’s time to relax at our city-center hotel before this afternoon’s briefing about the journey ahead.  Tonight we enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel.

3
Amsterdam
B
B
Amsterdam

We discover this canal-laced capital city on a morning walking tour where we learn about the historic architecture of the city and its intricate network of canals. Our walk concludes at the Royal Palace and Dam Square in the heart of the city. Then we visit the renowned Rijksmuseum, where a guide illuminates for us the Golden Age of Dutch painting through works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and other masters. Our tour ends here; we are free to continue exploring the museum on our own; tour the famed Anne Frank House; explore the Hermitage Amsterdam, a Western branch of the famed Russian museum; or to do anything else we wish. This evening we enjoy a canal cruise with wine and cheese before dinner on our own.

We discover this canal-laced capital city on a morning walking tour where we learn about the historic architecture of the city and its intricate network of canals. Our walk concludes at the Royal Palace and Dam Square in the heart of the city. Then we visit the renowned Rijksmuseum, where a guide illuminates for us the Golden Age of Dutch painting through works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and other masters. Our tour ends here; we are free to continue exploring the museum on our own; tour the famed Anne Frank House; explore the Hermitage Amsterdam, a Western branch of the famed Russian museum; or to do anything else we wish. This evening we enjoy a canal cruise with wine and cheese before dinner on our own.

4
Amsterdam
B
D
B
D
Amsterdam

On tours departing in April and May, this morning we enjoy a half-day visit of the dazzling gardens at Keukenhof; on tours departing June through October, we visit the acclaimed Vincent Van Gogh Museum.  With more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths blanketing more than 79 acres with dazzling color, Keukenhof – also known as the “Garden of Europe” – ranks as the world’s largest flower garden and one of the most beautiful spring gardens anywhere.  At the Van Gogh Museum, we see the world’s largest collection of works by the Dutch artist known for his bold colors and raw emotion – and who had an incalculable impact on 20th-century Western art.  The museum houses some 200 paintings, along with works by such contemporaries as Corbet, Monet, and Gauguin.  Then the afternoon is at leisure for independent exploration.  Tonight we enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

On tours departing in April and May, this morning we enjoy a half-day visit of the dazzling gardens at Keukenhof; on tours departing June through October, we visit the acclaimed Vincent Van Gogh Museum.  With more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths blanketing more than 79 acres with dazzling color, Keukenhof – also known as the “Garden of Europe” – ranks as the world’s largest flower garden and one of the most beautiful spring gardens anywhere.  At the Van Gogh Museum, we see the world’s largest collection of works by the Dutch artist known for his bold colors and raw emotion – and who had an incalculable impact on 20th-century Western art.  The museum houses some 200 paintings, along with works by such contemporaries as Corbet, Monet, and Gauguin.  Then the afternoon is at leisure for independent exploration.  Tonight we enjoy dinner together at a local restaurant.

5
Amsterdam/Kinderdijk/Bruges, Belgium
B
L
B
L
Amsterdam/Kinderdijk/Bruges, Belgium

Today we travel to the village of Kinderdijk to see The Netherlands’ iconic windmills, approaching by boat.  A local expert tells us about this UNESCO World Heritage site, whose 19 original windmills date to medieval times and still operate today.  After lunch, we depart for Bruges, arriving late afternoon.  Dinner tonight is on our own.

Today we travel to the village of Kinderdijk to see The Netherlands’ iconic windmills, approaching by boat.  A local expert tells us about this UNESCO World Heritage site, whose 19 original windmills date to medieval times and still operate today.  After lunch, we depart for Bruges, arriving late afternoon.  Dinner tonight is on our own.

6
Bruges
B
D
B
D
Bruges

This morning we embark on a walking tour of this gem of a medieval city then visit a chocolatier to watch the chocolate-making process and, of course, to sample the goods.  Next: a leisurely private cruise along the city’s romantic canals.  After lunch on our own, the remainder of the afternoon is ours to do as we wish in this beloved city.  We meet up tonight for dinner together at a local restaurant.

This morning we embark on a walking tour of this gem of a medieval city then visit a chocolatier to watch the chocolate-making process and, of course, to sample the goods.  Next: a leisurely private cruise along the city’s romantic canals.  After lunch on our own, the remainder of the afternoon is ours to do as we wish in this beloved city.  We meet up tonight for dinner together at a local restaurant.

7
Bruges/Ghent
B
L
D
B
L
D
Bruges/Ghent

This morning we travel to the port city of Ghent, capital of Belgium’s East Flanders region known for its renowned international flower trade.  Our walking tour here includes a visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral, filled with priceless artworks including a 24-panel altarpiece by Jan van Eyck and works by Peter Paul Rubens.  After lunch together, we return to Bruges with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.  With its historic city center (a UNESCO site), treasure-filled museums, historic architecture, and evocative network of canals, this intimate town offers diversions aplenty.  We dine tonight at a local restaurant.

This morning we travel to the port city of Ghent, capital of Belgium’s East Flanders region known for its renowned international flower trade.  Our walking tour here includes a visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral, filled with priceless artworks including a 24-panel altarpiece by Jan van Eyck and works by Peter Paul Rubens.  After lunch together, we return to Bruges with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.  With its historic city center (a UNESCO site), treasure-filled museums, historic architecture, and evocative network of canals, this intimate town offers diversions aplenty.  We dine tonight at a local restaurant.

8
Bruges/Bastogne/Luxembourg
B
D
B
D
Bruges/Bastogne/Luxembourg

We travel today to tiny Luxembourg, the world’s only Grand Duchy and once the crossroads of Western Europe.  En route we honor the 77,000 American troops killed or injured in the deadliest battle of WWII, which took place in the Ardennes, the deeply forested region flanking Belgium, France, and Luxembourg.  The Battle of the Bulge, as it became known, left an indelible mark on the region, as we see on our visit to the Mardasson Memorial, commemorating those who died here.  We also tour the adjacent Bastogne War Museum, which provides a dramatic look at the war through personal testimony, artifacts, and interactive exhibits and displays.  We reach Luxembourg City this afternoon and dine together tonight.

We travel today to tiny Luxembourg, the world’s only Grand Duchy and once the crossroads of Western Europe.  En route we honor the 77,000 American troops killed or injured in the deadliest battle of WWII, which took place in the Ardennes, the deeply forested region flanking Belgium, France, and Luxembourg.  The Battle of the Bulge, as it became known, left an indelible mark on the region, as we see on our visit to the Mardasson Memorial, commemorating those who died here.  We also tour the adjacent Bastogne War Museum, which provides a dramatic look at the war through personal testimony, artifacts, and interactive exhibits and displays.  We reach Luxembourg City this afternoon and dine together tonight.

9
Luxembourg
B
B
Luxembourg

Known for its rich history and surprising natural beauty, Luxembourg also boasts one of the world’s highest standards of living.  We discover some of this tiny nation-state on today’s city tour that features the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, where the graves of 5,076 American soldiers lie along with that of General George S. Patton, who commanded the U.S. Third Army from Luxembourg City.  Dinner tonight is on our own.

Known for its rich history and surprising natural beauty, Luxembourg also boasts one of the world’s highest standards of living.  We discover some of this tiny nation-state on today’s city tour that features the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, where the graves of 5,076 American soldiers lie along with that of General George S. Patton, who commanded the U.S. Third Army from Luxembourg City.  Dinner tonight is on our own.

10
Luxembourg/Reims, France/Paris
B
B
Luxembourg/Reims, France/Paris

En route to Paris today, we stop in the French city of Reims, the unofficial capital of the Champagne-Ardennes region.  One of France’s leading centers of traditional champagne production, Reims also is where the Germans surrendered to General Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 7, 1945.  Here we visit Notre-Dame de Reims, the celebrated cathedral where kings of France were crowned and which Joan of Arc liberated.  After lunch on our own, we visit a champagne house for a tour and tasting of the prized libation.  Then we continue on to Paris, where dinner is on our own tonight in this city renowned for its fine cuisine.

En route to Paris today, we stop in the French city of Reims, the unofficial capital of the Champagne-Ardennes region.  One of France’s leading centers of traditional champagne production, Reims also is where the Germans surrendered to General Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 7, 1945.  Here we visit Notre-Dame de Reims, the celebrated cathedral where kings of France were crowned and which Joan of Arc liberated.  After lunch on our own, we visit a champagne house for a tour and tasting of the prized libation.  Then we continue on to Paris, where dinner is on our own tonight in this city renowned for its fine cuisine.

11
Paris
B
D
B
D
Paris

We pass by many highlights on this morning’s city tour, including the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, and the Champs-Elysées.  This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Paris as we wish.  Tonight we celebrate our European adventure over a farewell dinner.

We pass by many highlights on this morning’s city tour, including the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, and the Champs-Elysées.  This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Paris as we wish.  Tonight we celebrate our European adventure over a farewell dinner.

12
Depart Paris for U.S.
B
B
Depart Paris for U.S.

We transfer to the airport this morning for our return flight to the United States.

We transfer to the airport this morning for our return flight to the United States.

Tulip Season
Special Tulip Season Departures
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Apr 3, 2025
Apr 7, 2025
Apr 10, 2025
Apr 14, 2025
Apr 17, 2025
Apr 21, 2025
Apr 28, 2025
May 3, 2025
May 8, 2025

All departures during April and May feature a special visit and tour of Amsterdam’s renowned flower garden at Keukenhof, when the more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths planted there are in full bloom.

Tour Price Includes

  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities
  • 10 nights’ accommodations in Deluxe and Superior First Class hotels
  • 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)

Average Daily High by Month (°F )

  Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Amsterdam 54 63 67 71 71 65 57
Paris 60 68 74 76 77 71 61

Average Temperature (°F )

  Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Amsterdam 54 63 67 71 71 65 57
Paris 60 68 74 76 77 71 61

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Post-Tour Extension

Paris – On Your Own

3 days, 2 nights
From
$435
+ $295 Single Supplement

Paris – On Your Own

3 days, 2 nights
From
$435
+ $295 Single Supplement

Savor more time in the “City of Light,” at your own pace, in your own time.

Post-Tour Extension Price Includes

  • 2 nights’ accommodations at Hotel Splendid Etoile (Superior First Class)
  • 2 meals: 2 breakfasts
  • Transfer to airport

Accommodations

Tour Directors

Aurore Fourdin

“Aurore did an amazing job throughout the entire trip. She was knowledgeable, approachable, engaging, and an efficient guide as well as a wonderful human being! We all fell in love with her!”

Sue Ann Nogle
Boonsboro, MD

Szilvia Keszthelyi

“Szilvia was one of the best tour directors we have ever had.  She was personable with a wonderful sense of humor. I would travel with her in a second if given the opportunity again.”

Anne & Ernest Speed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Dionysia Klavdianou

"She is so much fun, extremely efficient, and really knows her stuff."

Andrea & Kent Parker
Lowell, IN

Jean Pierre Enguix

“Jean Pierre is another outstanding Odysseys tour guide. He was such a delight - so personal, so professional, so helpful, we enjoyed being with him tremendously.”

Linda McLalin
Washington, MI

Ron Lazet

“Ron is a true professional and at the top of the various tour directors I have met on various tours. Patient, learned names, humorous!”

Sam Boatwright
Charlottesville, VA

Jozsef Levai

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Thibault Heinkens

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Arjan De Geus

“Exceptional guide! As a fairly new traveler he gave us the confidence that we could explore more.”

Joyce Raiskio
Yarmouth Port, MA

Ingrid van Mil

“Because this was our first (but not our last) Odysseys tour, we feel fortunate to have had the best of the best! You are so fortunate to have her working for your company. Ingrid is excellent!”

Roger & Janet Smith
Indianapolis, IN

Lala Rasulova

"Lala was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. She was always around to help the guests. She definitely enhanced my enjoyment and experience."

Jane Ligon & William Makinson
San Diego, CA

Tour Directors

Szilvia Keszthelyi

“Szilvia was one of the best tour directors we have ever had.  She was personable with a wonderful sense of humor. I would travel with her in a second if given the opportunity again.”

Anne & Ernest Speed
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Ron Lazet

“Ron is a true professional and at the top of the various tour directors I have met on various tours. Patient, learned names, humorous!”

Sam Boatwright
Charlottesville, VA

Arjan De Geus

“Exceptional guide! As a fairly new traveler he gave us the confidence that we could explore more.”

Joyce Raiskio
Yarmouth Port, MA

Jean Pierre Enguix

“Jean Pierre is another outstanding Odysseys tour guide. He was such a delight - so personal, so professional, so helpful, we enjoyed being with him tremendously.”

Linda McLalin
Washington, MI

Lala Rasulova

"Lala was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. She was always around to help the guests. She definitely enhanced my enjoyment and experience."

Jane Ligon & William Makinson
San Diego, CA

Thibault Heinkens

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Dionysia Klavdianou

"She is so much fun, extremely efficient, and really knows her stuff."

Andrea & Kent Parker
Lowell, IN

Jozsef Levai

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director

Ingrid van Mil

“Because this was our first (but not our last) Odysseys tour, we feel fortunate to have had the best of the best! You are so fortunate to have her working for your company. Ingrid is excellent!”

Roger & Janet Smith
Indianapolis, IN

Aurore Fourdin

“Aurore did an amazing job throughout the entire trip. She was knowledgeable, approachable, engaging, and an efficient guide as well as a wonderful human being! We all fell in love with her!”

Sue Ann Nogle
Boonsboro, MD

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Guest Photos & Testimonials

The tour was very well organized, and the tour director executed the plan with skill and finesse…Meals and hotels were outstanding. The small group meant we could move about easily.
Frances Hall
Annapolis, MD
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It exceeded my expectations. This was my first trip to Europe, and I enjoyed the small group tour concept and getting to know my fellow travelers.
Gwendolyn Ely
Queensbury, NY
We enjoyed the variety of experiences, the knowledge of the tour guides (both city guides and the tour director), the small group size, the hotels, and the food that was included.
Beth Fugate
Punxsutawney, PA
Overall, this was an excellent tour. Wonderful hotels, well planned, good activities, good food.
Russel & Carolyn Johnson
Scarborough, ME
The tour was very well organized, and the tour director executed the plan with skill and finesse…Meals and hotels were outstanding. The small group meant we could move about easily.
Frances Hall
Annapolis, MD
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It exceeded my expectations. This was my first trip to Europe, and I enjoyed the small group tour concept and getting to know my fellow travelers.
Gwendolyn Ely
Queensbury, NY
We enjoyed the variety of experiences, the knowledge of the tour guides (both city guides and the tour director), the small group size, the hotels, and the food that was included.
Beth Fugate
Punxsutawney, PA
Overall, this was an excellent tour. Wonderful hotels, well planned, good activities, good food.
Russel & Carolyn Johnson
Scarborough, ME
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