Frankfurt 7-Day Central Europe Tour Including Germany, Belgium

Day Trips & Excursions, Frankfurt Central Station to Returns to original departure point

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Catch a glimpse of Central Europe's most fascinating and vibrant cities with the 7-Day Taste of Central Europe Tour. Your journey starts with a leisurely drive North-West from Frankfurt to discover historic German cities like Bonn and Cologne, you will visit Ludwig van Beethoven Haus and the Gothic Cathedral (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Arriving in Amsterdam you will visit the bustling streets and canals, stroll around the Dutch countryside and windmills town Zaanse Schans and between 21 March 2019 and 19 May 2019, we will visit the beautiful garden of Europe, Keukenhof. After Amsterdam we are heading towards South to Brussels and arrive finally in the City of Lights, Paris with all its main attractions. After Paris we'll explore the Champagne region of Reims, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, some more German cities Trier and Koblenz. This tour will leave you a grandeur and historic feeling after all those vibrant cities. You will be back in Frankfurt with an unforgettable experience!
ItineraryDay 1: Monday: Frankfurt – Bonn – Cologne – Amsterdam (500 km)Stop At: Beethoven House, Bonn, North Rhine-WestphaliaThe morning begins with a leisurely drive north-west from Frankfurt to Bonn, the capital of the former West Germany until reunification. The national government is now run from Berlin, but Bonn retains a rich history that is well worth exploring. Discover the city’s secrets on an orientation stroll through its streets, walking past highlights such as the Rococo-fronted town hall and Ludwig Van Beethoven Haus, a museum celebrating the life of the much-loved composer. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kolner Dom, Cologne, North Rhine-WestphaliaThen it’s on to Cologne, where you’ll head inside the city’s glorious Gothic Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cologne further, to do a spot of local shopping or to simply relax with a suitably refreshing German brew. After lunch the day is rounded off with a drive into the Netherlands. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Amsterdam or nearby city.Day 2: Tuesday: Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans – Amsterdam (50 km)Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland ProvinceA day of delights begins with a leisurely trip through the Dutch countryside, where you’ll get to sample at close quarters some of the things that the Netherlands is traditionally famous for: clogs, cheese and windmills. Call in at the hugely popular model town of Zaanse Schans. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceNext, you’ll head from the quiet countryside to the cosmopolitan city as your journey takes you back to Amsterdam. After visiting a well-known diamond factory, where you’ll see the unique cutting techniques that have been practiced here since the 16th century, you can take an optional hour-long pre-dinner canal cruise, which is a great way to discover more about this unique European city. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam, North Holland ProvinceAfter disembarking you’ll walk to one of the city’s grandest areas, Dam Square, where the Royal Palace is located and the King’s birthday celebration takes place. You’ll have photo opportunities here, free time for shopping or further sightseeing, and then round the day off with dinner. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Keukenhof, Lisse, South Holland ProvinceAnd if you travel with the Red Line tour from mid-March to mid-May we will also visit Keukenhof Garden. A yearly flowerpark with more than 7 million spring-flowering bulbs. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Amsterdam or nearby city.Day 3: Wednesday: Amsterdam – Brussels – Paris (500 km)Stop At: Atomium, BrusselsAfter leaving Amsterdam in the morning you’ll head south across the border into Brussels, the Belgian capital and political centre of the European Union. On the way, the tour stops to see the distinctive Atomium monument, a cell-shaped structure of stainless steel spheres and tubes built for the 1958 World’s Fair.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Manneken Pis, BrusselsIn the centre of Brussels itself an orientation tour will call in at the exquisite Grand Place, as well as seeing the famous impish Manneken Pis Statue. After some free time you can try some mouth-watering Belgian delights. Then from Brussels we will head south again across the French border and on to the bright lights of Paris.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Grand Place, BrusselsIn the centre of Brussels itself an orientation tour will call in at the exquisite Grand Place, as well as seeing the famous impish Manneken Pis Statue. After some free time you can try some mouth-watering Belgian delights. Then from Brussels we will head south again across the French border and on to the bright lights of Paris.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Paris or nearby city.Day 4: Thursday: Paris – Versailles – Paris (60 km)Stop At: Champs-Elysees, Paris, Ile-de-FranceParis is your oyster over the next two days as you enjoy guided tours around one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Your Parisian adventures get off to a spectacular start with a drive along the famous Champs Élysées to the Place de la Concorde, which played such a key part in the French Revolution. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Place de la Concorde, Paris, Ile-de-FranceParis is your oyster over the next two days as you enjoy guided tours around one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Your Parisian adventures get off to a spectacular start with a drive along the famous Champs Élysées to the Place de la Concorde, which played such a key part in the French Revolution. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYou’ll also get to see the iconic Arc de Triomphe here too, the imposing monument that sits near the western end of the avenue and commemorates the fallen of the revolution and Napoleonic wars. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Musee de l’Armee des Invalides, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYou’ll take in another significant historical building next as you head to L’Hôtel National des Invalides, where Napoleon’s tomb is located, followed by a stop at the most legendary of all Paris’s icons: the Eiffel Tower. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Eiffel Tower, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYou’ll take in another significant historical building next as you head to L’Hôtel National des Invalides, where Napoleon’s tomb is located, followed by a stop at the most legendary of all Paris’s icons: the Eiffel Tower. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-FranceYou can either take time to explore the neighbourhood and have some lunch or scale the Eiffel Tower. Choice is yours. Finally, you’ll travel on the coach out through the Parisian suburbs to the splendid Palace of Versailles, the vast regal château that was the residence of the royal family until the start of the revolution in 1789. Today the palace is another popular Parisian attraction. In the evening, you can enjoy one of our optional Paris evening shows.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Paris or nearby city.Day 5: Friday: Paris Stop At: Louvre Museum, Paris, Ile-de-FranceThe second day of your Parisian experience begins with a visit to the Louvre, one of the world’s greatest art museums. Here you’ll set your eyes upon some of history’s most famous masterpieces, including the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace (also called Nike of Samothrace), and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Opt for a guided gallery tour, which will enhance your experience and allow you to browse through hundreds of works in just a few hours. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Seine River, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYou can then take a leisurely cruise along the river Seine, a great sightseeing option that offers splendid views of iconic Parisian landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and Pont Alexandre III. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceAfter an exhilarating morning of walking the gallery corridors, replenish your energy levels with lunch in the museum before heading to the area surrounding the Palais Garnier, Paris’s opera house. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, Paris, Ile-de-FranceAfterwards, you have an option of having a French 4 course dinner and show experience or spend time shopping at the legendary department stores Galeries Lafayette. For some members of the group it will be time to say goodbye to new-found friends, while others will opt to stay another night in this French city of delights before picking up the Green Line tour the next day.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Paris or nearby city.Day 6: Saturday: Paris – Reims – Luxembourg (420 km)Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Reims, Marne, Grand EstThe Red Line tour leaves from Paris for a delightful scenic journey through the rolling countryside of the Champagne region, famous the world over for the sparkling white wine produced here. Enjoy seeing the historic attractions of provincial capital Reims, including the city’s cathedral – a key national heritage site, where coronations of French kings took place from the 11th century onwards.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pont Adolphe, Luxembourg CityHistory and tradition are equally evident in your next location: Luxembourg, the world’s only remaining Grand Duchy. After arriving in refined Luxembourg city, you’ll be introduced on foot to the main places of interest, including the Place de Constitution and Pont Adolphe, before having time for further exploration on your own.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Place de la Constitution, Luxembourg CityHistory and tradition are equally evident in your next location: Luxembourg, the world’s only remaining Grand Duchy. After arriving in refined Luxembourg city, you’ll be introduced on foot to the main places of interest, including the Place de Constitution and Pont Adolphe, before having time for further exploration on your own.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Luxembourg or nearby city.Day 7: Sunday: Luxembourg – Trier – Koblenz –Rudesheim am Rhein–Frankfurt (400 km)Stop At: Karl Marx House, Trier, Rhineland-PalatinateToday we leave Luxembourg behind and head across another European border into Germany. The first stop is historic Trier, Germany’s oldest city and the birthplace of Karl Marx. You’ll have the chance to see from the outside the house where the influential philosopher was born, which now functions as the Karl Marx Haus museum. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Porta Nigra, Trier, Rhineland-PalatinateYour walking tour then takes you into the centre of Trier; here you can look around the city’s impressive cathedral, where the celebrated Holy Robe – said to be the tunic of Christ – is preserved and occasionally displayed. Trier is also known as ‘The Second Rome’ (Constantine served as an administrator here for 10 years), and significant legacies of the once-great empire remain today. The highlight is undoubtedly Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps, which you’ll get to see and photograph. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rhine Falls, Neuhausen am RheinfallAfter an exciting morning in Trier, you’ll drive on to Koblenz, famous as the location of the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Here you have the option of indulging in a relaxing lunch alongside the water, then afterwards you can also choose to add on a scenic Rhine boat cruise for some memorable city vistas. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Roemerberg, Frankfurt, HesseBack on dry land you’ll drive through the wine-making town of Rüdesheim. Then it’s on to Frankfurt am Main, where you’ll discover the delights of Römerberg, a charming plaza with a distinctive medieval town hall as its centrepiece.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities.
  • Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Experienced and professional coach driver
  • The services of an experienced tour manager

What’s not included

  • Mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of €7 per person per day, which will be collected by the tour manager in cash whilst on tour
  • Accommodation before and on the last day of the tour
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • All optional activities and tickets for attractions not included in the itinerary
  • Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc.
  • City entrance fees + taxes for Paris: Thursday and Friday (€15 per person, per day)
  • Lunch and dinner (the tour leader offers assistance with reservations and directions to local restaurants/cafés/service station restaurants)
  • Entry/Admission - Beethoven House
  • Entry/Admission - Kolner Dom
  • Entry/Admission - Zaanse Schans
  • Entry/Admission - Amsterdam Canal Ring
  • Entry/Admission - Dam Square
  • Entry/Admission - Keukenhof
  • Entry/Admission - Atomium
  • Entry/Admission - Manneken Pis
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Place
  • Entry/Admission - Champs-Elysees
  • Entry/Admission - Place de la Concorde
  • Entry/Admission - Arc de Triomphe
  • Entry/Admission - Musee de l’Armee des Invalides
  • Entry/Admission - Eiffel Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Seine River
  • Entry/Admission - Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
  • Entry/Admission - Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
  • Entry/Admission - Pont Adolphe
  • Entry/Admission - Place de la Constitution
  • Entry/Admission - Karl Marx House
  • Entry/Admission - Porta Nigra
  • Entry/Admission - Rhine Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Roemerberg

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Itinerary

Day 1: Monday: Frankfurt – Bonn – Cologne – Amsterdam (500 km) Stop At: Beethoven House, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia The morning begins with a leisurely drive north-west from Frankfurt to Bonn, the capital of the former West Germany until reunification. The national government is now run from Berlin, but Bonn retains a rich history that is well worth exploring. Discover the city’s secrets on an orientation stroll through its streets, walking past highlights such as the Rococo-fronted town hall and Ludwig Van Beethoven Haus, a museum celebrating the life of the much-loved composer. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Kolner Dom, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia Then it’s on to Cologne, where you’ll head inside the city’s glorious Gothic Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cologne further, to do a spot of local shopping or to simply relax with a suitably refreshing German brew. After lunch the day is rounded off with a drive into the Netherlands. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Amsterdam or nearby city.
Day 2: Tuesday: Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans – Amsterdam (50 km) Stop At: Zaanse Schans, Zaandam, North Holland Province A day of delights begins with a leisurely trip through the Dutch countryside, where you’ll get to sample at close quarters some of the things that the Netherlands is traditionally famous for: clogs, cheese and windmills. Call in at the hugely popular model town of Zaanse Schans. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Amsterdam Canal Ring, Amsterdam, North Holland Province Next, you’ll head from the quiet countryside to the cosmopolitan city as your journey takes you back to Amsterdam. After visiting a well-known diamond factory, where you’ll see the unique cutting techniques that have been practiced here since the 16th century, you can take an optional hour-long pre-dinner canal cruise, which is a great way to discover more about this unique European city. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Dam Square, Amsterdam, North Holland Province After disembarking you’ll walk to one of the city’s grandest areas, Dam Square, where the Royal Palace is located and the King’s birthday celebration takes place. You’ll have photo opportunities here, free time for shopping or further sightseeing, and then round the day off with dinner. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Keukenhof, Lisse, South Holland Province And if you travel with the Red Line tour from mid-March to mid-May we will also visit Keukenhof Garden. A yearly flowerpark with more than 7 million spring-flowering bulbs. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel. Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Amsterdam or nearby city.
Day 3: Wednesday: Amsterdam – Brussels – Paris (500 km) Stop At: Atomium, Brussels After leaving Amsterdam in the morning you’ll head south across the border into Brussels, the Belgian capital and political centre of the European Union. On the way, the tour stops to see the distinctive Atomium monument, a cell-shaped structure of stainless steel spheres and tubes built for the 1958 World’s Fair. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Manneken Pis, Brussels In the centre of Brussels itself an orientation tour will call in at the exquisite Grand Place, as well as seeing the famous impish Manneken Pis Statue. After some free time you can try some mouth-watering Belgian delights. Then from Brussels we will head south again across the French border and on to the bright lights of Paris. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Grand Place, Brussels In the centre of Brussels itself an orientation tour will call in at the exquisite Grand Place, as well as seeing the famous impish Manneken Pis Statue. After some free time you can try some mouth-watering Belgian delights. Then from Brussels we will head south again across the French border and on to the bright lights of Paris. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel. Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Paris or nearby city.
Day 4: Thursday: Paris – Versailles – Paris (60 km) Stop At: Champs-Elysees, Paris, Ile-de-France Paris is your oyster over the next two days as you enjoy guided tours around one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Your Parisian adventures get off to a spectacular start with a drive along the famous Champs Élysées to the Place de la Concorde, which played such a key part in the French Revolution. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Place de la Concorde, Paris, Ile-de-France Paris is your oyster over the next two days as you enjoy guided tours around one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Your Parisian adventures get off to a spectacular start with a drive along the famous Champs Élysées to the Place de la Concorde, which played such a key part in the French Revolution. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Ile-de-France You’ll also get to see the iconic Arc de Triomphe here too, the imposing monument that sits near the western end of the avenue and commemorates the fallen of the revolution and Napoleonic wars. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Musee de l’Armee des Invalides, Paris, Ile-de-France You’ll take in another significant historical building next as you head to L’Hôtel National des Invalides, where Napoleon’s tomb is located, followed by a stop at the most legendary of all Paris’s icons: the Eiffel Tower. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Eiffel Tower, Paris, Ile-de-France You’ll take in another significant historical building next as you head to L’Hôtel National des Invalides, where Napoleon’s tomb is located, followed by a stop at the most legendary of all Paris’s icons: the Eiffel Tower. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France You can either take time to explore the neighbourhood and have some lunch or scale the Eiffel Tower. Choice is yours. Finally, you’ll travel on the coach out through the Parisian suburbs to the splendid Palace of Versailles, the vast regal château that was the residence of the royal family until the start of the revolution in 1789. Today the palace is another popular Parisian attraction. In the evening, you can enjoy one of our optional Paris evening shows. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel. Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Paris or nearby city.
Day 5: Friday: Paris Stop At: Louvre Museum, Paris, Ile-de-France The second day of your Parisian experience begins with a visit to the Louvre, one of the world’s greatest art museums. Here you’ll set your eyes upon some of history’s most famous masterpieces, including the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace (also called Nike of Samothrace), and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Opt for a guided gallery tour, which will enhance your experience and allow you to browse through hundreds of works in just a few hours. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Seine River, Paris, Ile-de-France You can then take a leisurely cruise along the river Seine, a great sightseeing option that offers splendid views of iconic Parisian landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and Pont Alexandre III. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France After an exhilarating morning of walking the gallery corridors, replenish your energy levels with lunch in the museum before heading to the area surrounding the Palais Garnier, Paris’s opera house. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, Paris, Ile-de-France Afterwards, you have an option of having a French 4 course dinner and show experience or spend time shopping at the legendary department stores Galeries Lafayette. For some members of the group it will be time to say goodbye to new-found friends, while others will opt to stay another night in this French city of delights before picking up the Green Line tour the next day. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel. Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Paris or nearby city.
Day 6: Saturday: Paris – Reims – Luxembourg (420 km) Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Reims, Marne, Grand Est The Red Line tour leaves from Paris for a delightful scenic journey through the rolling countryside of the Champagne region, famous the world over for the sparkling white wine produced here. Enjoy seeing the historic attractions of provincial capital Reims, including the city’s cathedral – a key national heritage site, where coronations of French kings took place from the 11th century onwards. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Pont Adolphe, Luxembourg City History and tradition are equally evident in your next location: Luxembourg, the world’s only remaining Grand Duchy. After arriving in refined Luxembourg city, you’ll be introduced on foot to the main places of interest, including the Place de Constitution and Pont Adolphe, before having time for further exploration on your own. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Place de la Constitution, Luxembourg City History and tradition are equally evident in your next location: Luxembourg, the world’s only remaining Grand Duchy. After arriving in refined Luxembourg city, you’ll be introduced on foot to the main places of interest, including the Place de Constitution and Pont Adolphe, before having time for further exploration on your own. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel. Accommodation included: Accommodation in a comfortable 3-star (minimum) hotel, twin room with private facilities in Luxembourg or nearby city.
Day 7: Sunday: Luxembourg – Trier – Koblenz –Rudesheim am Rhein–Frankfurt (400 km) Stop At: Karl Marx House, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate Today we leave Luxembourg behind and head across another European border into Germany. The first stop is historic Trier, Germany’s oldest city and the birthplace of Karl Marx. You’ll have the chance to see from the outside the house where the influential philosopher was born, which now functions as the Karl Marx Haus museum. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Porta Nigra, Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate Your walking tour then takes you into the centre of Trier; here you can look around the city’s impressive cathedral, where the celebrated Holy Robe – said to be the tunic of Christ – is preserved and occasionally displayed. Trier is also known as ‘The Second Rome’ (Constantine served as an administrator here for 10 years), and significant legacies of the once-great empire remain today. The highlight is undoubtedly Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps, which you’ll get to see and photograph. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Rhine Falls, Neuhausen am Rheinfall After an exciting morning in Trier, you’ll drive on to Koblenz, famous as the location of the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Here you have the option of indulging in a relaxing lunch alongside the water, then afterwards you can also choose to add on a scenic Rhine boat cruise for some memorable city vistas. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Roemerberg, Frankfurt, Hesse Back on dry land you’ll drive through the wine-making town of Rüdesheim. Then it’s on to Frankfurt am Main, where you’ll discover the delights of Römerberg, a charming plaza with a distinctive medieval town hall as its centrepiece. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Continental breakfast is included at the hotel. No accommodation included on this day.
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