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Insight - European Affair & The Chelsea Flower Show - 2022 (CF0104GL02)

10 Days From London to Paris 
Tour Style: Custom Group
Insight Brochure Price from $3,295.00
Brochures: Global Tours
Visits: United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium

Experience the finer things in life as you cruise through the canals of medieval Bruges, admire the Mona Lisa at Le Louvre in Paris and witness the world’s largest flower auction in Amsterdam. Arriving into London, Britain puts its best foot forward with the internationally renowned Chelsea Flower Show. Be on the lookout for the royal, the rich and the famous at the world’s premier garden show before embarking on an exclusive Thames River Dinner Cruise. Hop the English Channel to France and live it up at the Loire Valley Chateaux—where the riverside castles at Chenonceau and Chambord flash back to the heyday of the French royal family. The regality continues with a tour of King Louis XIV’s palace of Versailles before the vacation draws to a close at Monet's Garden and water-lily pond.
Choice Highlights

Well-being
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

Travel Director
  • : "I love to see how guests react to Paris because, despite its fame, it still surprises. It’s a majestic city, which shines in the daytime and sparkles at night."

Insight Experiences
  • London: Experience the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, an inspiring and enjoyable showcase of fabulous floral displays and cutting-edge garden design. Immerse yourself in colour and ingenuity as you enjoy the very best show gardens, flowers, and gardening from around the world.

Authentic Dining
  • London: Enjoy a Thames River Dinner Cruise.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), and 3 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Top Rated Highlights
  • Amsterdam: Cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
  • Aalsmeer: Visit Aalsmeer Flower Auction, enjoy the senses as millions of brilliant flowers are sold worldwide.
  • Almere: Visit the Floriade Expo 2022, a once-in-a-decade horticultural and international garden.
  • Bruges: Visit the Market Square and famous belfry of the Market Hall with your Local Expert. See the Gothic town hall in Burg Square and the frescoes on the walls of the Holy Blood Chapel followed by relaxing canal cruise.
  • Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, facades of the Louvre, the River Seine and its romantic bridges, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe.
  • Chambord: Visit two of the most famous Chateaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonceau Castle, and Chateau de Chambord.
  • Versailles: Visit Château de Versailles, one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art.
  • Giverny: View the gardens that inspired many of Impressionist Claude Monet’s most famous masterpieces.

Insight Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to London!
On arrival, you are transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore London. This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Drink and trip briefing at the hotel.
Visits: London
Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace, London.
Day 2Chelsea Flower Show
Enjoy a full day to experience the famous Chelsea Flower Show – the ‘mecca’ of all garden shows. A transfer in the morning takes you to the famous show! The Chelsea Flower Show will bring together the very best show gardens, flowers and gardening from around the world. You will see magnificent floral displays, model gardens, English garden tools and a host of garden structures and artefacts. This afternoon a transfer back to your hotel is provided. This evening we dine on a spectacular Thames River Dinner Cruise.
Visits: London
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace, London.
Day 3London to Amsterdam
Travel to Dover for the channel crossing to Calais, and transfer to Amsterdam. Later we board our canal boat and dine as we gently glide along the canals, past traditional Dutch-gabled houses built right on the water’s edge, and under picturesque bridges.
Visits: London, Calais, Amsterdam
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam., Hilton Amsterdam.
Day 4Floriade
Start your day at the famous Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the largest of its kind in the world. Experience the intoxicating bustle of the auction floor and witness the incredible number of blooms sold every day. Later visit the Floriade Expo 2022, a once-in-a-decade horticultural and international garden exposition. The theme is “Growing Green Cities”, you will have time to visit the Green Island and other districts focusing on food, energy and health.
Visits: Aalsmeer, Amsterdam
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam., Hilton Amsterdam.
Day 5Amsterdam to Bruges
Continue to medieval Bruges in Belgium. Stroll along the cobbled streets lined with high, gabled houses from the Golden Age of the 16th century. Visit the market square dominated by the 272ft Belfry of the Market Hall. Then explore Burg Square with its ornate Gothic town hall and glorious frescoes on the walls of the Holy Blood Chapel.Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing canal cruise before dinner at a local restaurant.
Visits: Bruges
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Hotel NH Brugge.
Day 6Bruges at Leisure
A free day to explore medieval Bruges at your own pace. Don’t forget to try some of the tempting chocolates or beers for which Belgium is renowned for.
Visits: Bruges
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel NH Brugge.
Day 7Bruges to Paris
Depart Bruges for glittering Paris. Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Expert, taking in the imposing facades of the Louvre and Garnier Opera House. See the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and see the Eiffel Tower, completed for the World Exhibition in 1899.
Visits: Bruges, Paris
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Le Méridien Etoile, Paris., Crowne Plaza Paris - Republique.
Day 8Loire Valley Excursion
Today take a day trip from Paris to visit two of the most famous Chateaux of the Loire Valley: the picturesque Château de Chenonceau, and perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Château de Chambord. You’ll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into ‘castle life’ in these iconic Renaissance riverside estates.
Visits: Paris, Chenonceaux, Chambord
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Le Méridien Etoile, Paris., Crowne Plaza Paris - Republique.
Day 9Versailles and Giverny
Spend the day admiring two of Europe’s most celebrated gardens, Versailles and Giverny. France’s royal history is revealed at King Louis XIV’s majestic palace of Versailles which, along with its magnificent garden, became the quintessential model for palaces in Europe. Visit the luxurious Grand Apartments, the chandelier-lit Hall of Mirrors and the Chapel of Versailles. Then we head to Giverny to view the gardens that inspired many of Impressionist Claude Monet’s paintings.
Visits: Versailles, Giverny
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Le Méridien Etoile, Paris., Crowne Plaza Paris - Republique.
Day 10Farewell Paris
Your memorable journey comes to an end as you bid your Travel Director farewell. Transfers arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport at 08.30 and 11.00.
Visits: Paris
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin
Child: ages 5 to 17

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