day 1 LONDON (UK) ARRIVAL
On your arrival, optional transfer to the hotel. On reaching the hotel check-in, before heading for lunch in one of the quaint British pubs. Depending upon your flight arrival time, you can make use of your 3 days Hop-on Hop-off pass and start your sightseeing by visiting St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.
Later in the evening perhaps, head to Leicester Square, popular for its theatres. This West End area is teeming with restaurants and bars, some of them offering live music and entertainment also. After dinner, return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in London.
day 2 LONDON
A slightly early breakfast today to visit Trafalgar Square to see Nelson’s Column, utilising your Hop-on Hop-off London bus tour pass. Walk your way up till the Buckingham Palace to see its grandeur from outside. However, you do get to witness the “Changing of Guard” ceremony. After watching the iconic ceremony, it’ll be time for lunch. Tuck in too much – no problem – head to St. James’ Park for a stroll and catching a nice view of the surrounding area from the top of one of the arched bridges. The Horse Guards Parade Ground lies near the east end of the park, and from here you enter into Whitehall to click a selfie with the famed expressionless guards. Just down Whitehall is 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the leader going or returning.
Then cross over to Westminster Abbey, known as a place for coronations, state funerals and burials of past monarchs, and even famous writers. The nearby area is also a good place to experience the typical British ritual of High Tea at a cafe. Thereafter visit the iconic Big Ben. Interestingly, Big Ben is actually the huge bell atop the clock and the Clock Tower. Then cross over the Westminster Bridge for a ride on the famous London Eye ferris wheel to have unparalleled views of London’s skyline. In case you are hungry for more, we can suggest an optional add-on cruise on the Thames river. Return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in London.
day 3 LONDON
After English breakfast, hop-on to your London bus and expand your horizons by visiting the British Museum that displays over 10 million exhibits from around the world! Then head to Covent Garden for perhaps some shopping and lunch, and maybe catch a glimpse of some street performers.
Next is time for some art appreciation at the National Portrait Gallery, which displays drawings and sculptors, in addition to numerous portraits of famous personalities like William Shakespeare. To liven up the evening, head to the dazzle of Piccadilly Circus to see the Shaftesbury memorial fountain and statue of Eros. Have a drink or two, and dinner at a local pub to the round of your London sojourn. Return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in London.
day 4 LONDON TO AMSTERDAM BY HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Today you take the Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam. On your arrival in Amsterdam – the ‘Canal City’, transfer to hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Amsterdam.
day 5 AMSTERDAM
Breakfast at the hotel. Later embark on a tour of the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring by boat. Avoid the crowds on land and enjoy a relaxing canal cruise. Drinks are included onboard. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
day 6 AMSTERDAM
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a full-day scenic windmill tour of Zaanse Schans and Volendam. Also, visit the fishing village of Marken, and a cheese factory to sample local dairy products. Admire a pastoral setting with windmills, as imagined in folk tales, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods. Return to your hotel in Amsterdam for an overnight stay.
day 7 AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS) DEPARTURE
After breakfast, depart from your hotel for the airport for your onward flight. In case you opt for a private transfer, a representative will meet you at the hotel to take you to the airport.