London is one of the world's great cities, vibrant London manages to shine in the grayest weather and its diversity defies a simple definition. This sprawling city has drawn people for centuries, looking for something and finding the unexpected. London's landscape is steeped in British history and tradition. The classic sights of Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben could not be more English, and are a permanent symbol of England's former greatness.
Arrive in London, England and take your provided shuttle to the group's hotel. Meet all your new singles travel friends as we are greeted in the lobby by our tour host at 7:00pm. Then walk to a local restaurant for an optional dinner. (Arrive early in the day and enjoy a ride on the Thames river with Afternoon Tea.)
We get to experience the underground tube as we travel to St James’s Park area, the oldest Royal Park in London. On our guided walking tour hear stories about Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Westminster Palace, now the Houses of Parliament. It wouldn't be a vacation in London without seeing the Changing of the Guard ceremony (weather permitting). A detachment of the ‘Old Guard’ form at St James Palace for an inspection by the Captain of The Queen’s Guard. Preceded by a Regimental Band or Corps of Drums, the old guards make their way down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace. One half of the Old Guard is already on duty and inspected while awaiting the arrival of the Palace's detachment. Next we get to go inside Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and one of the few working royal palaces in the world. We will visit the State Rooms, The Queen's Gallery and the Royal Mews.
Next sit back and relax on our guided bus tour of London's most important sights. London’s landmarks are timeless, view the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Hyde Park and St. James’s Palace. Then enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a typical English pub.
This morning we visit the Tower of London where we will join one of the famous Yeoman Warder tours and hear exciting tales from the Tower’s past. Visit the Crown Jewels (click here to read about Crown Jewels Crown Jewels, the awe-inspiring symbols of monarchy that are still in use today.
Free time this afternoon to explore London at your own pace or with one of your new single friends.
London to Paris
After breakfast we transfer to St. Pancras station and board the high-speed Eurostar train bound for Paris, where our vacation continues. Upon arrival we will be transferred to our hotel.
After check-in at our Paris hotel, we visit the Louvre, one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. Showcase to 35,000 works of art – from Egyptian and Greek antiquities to masterpieces by artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa Painting
Put those walking shoes back on as we continue to explore Paris. Climb the steps to the top of Notre Dame to see the gargoyles, the bell and the 360° view of Paris as you walk around the tower. Or just visit the spectacular cathedral of Notre Dame, whose massive interior can hold over 6,000 worshipers.
Next on our guided walking tour we will hear about the beheadings of the French Revolution to present day Paris, (including years of Nazi occupation), Walk along the banks of the Seine, through its royal gardens and squares past Napoléon’s Tomb, Académie Française, Assemblée National, the Latin Quarterm Musée d’Orsay and other historical buildings.
Board the Hop On Hop Off Buses of Paris and get a bird's eye view of the the chic shops and boutiques of the Champs-Élysées and stop at the Arc de Triomphe. Then back to the bus for a stop at the Eiffel Tower for photos.
Tonight dinner on your own or you can join the group at a local cafe.
Today is your day to explore Paris at your own pace or with a few of your new travel friends. Use your hop-on hop-off pass and travel your choice of many different routes or spend some time shopping on the Champs de Elysses or take an optional tour to Versailles.
Tonight is your chance to get that last photo or that perfect souvenir of France, as it is a night of leisure.
Paris to Amsterdam
Enjoy a ride on the Thalys high-speed train as we travel to Amsterdam. Upon arrival we will check into our centrally located hotel. Our first day in Amsterdam, often called 'Venice of the north' would not be complete without a canal boat ride. Pass along some of the city’s most beautiful spots. View the magnificent houseboats and homes that dot the canal banks, along with the usual parade of bicyclists.While gliding through the old center of the city you see elegant merchant’s mansions, carillon-crowned churches and the warehouses with their rich history from Holland’s Golden Age.
Then our guided tour through the Red Light District begins. Stroll around the historical center as our guide exposes us to over 800 years of "Amsterdam" culture. From its humble beginnings on the river Amstel to the glorious "Golden Age".
Our visit to the 'Wallen'' (the Red Light District) is perhaps the most interesting part of the tour. See for yourself the oldest profession of the world. Walk past monuments and through old streets, one of which is the well-known 'Zeedijk', once one of the most dangerous streets in Amsterdam - where Seamen could be found looking for local amusement. Nowadays it is a safe area, full of lively Dutch pubs and restaurants and the shady bars of yester-year are long gone.
Today we enjoy a full day tour in and around Amsterdam. During this day tour you will see the highlights of both North and South Holland. We will take you to the fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, where we will visit a cheese farm and wooden clog maker. Later we will of course take a look at the world famous windmills. After this tour we will drive through to Delft, famous for its potteries. Then on to The Hague, where we will have a city tour and end the day with a visit to the miniature town of Madurodam.
Tonight the group will stroll along the streets of Amsterdam.
A free day to explore the Dutch capital; visit the Van Gogh Museum, the Houseboat Museum, Oude Kerk (oldest church), Rembrandt House Museum and maybe even a coffee house. The city is wonderfully small scale, ensuring you will never venture too far off course.
Tonight enjoy our farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Sad to say but our London - Paris - Amsterdam singles vacation has come to an end. After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to all your new vacation buddies as we make our way to the airport and our flights home.
All Taxes and Surcharges
Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates
Best Single Travel Leader
EuroStar and Thalys High Speed Train Rides
Welcome Pub Dinner - Farewell Dinner
9 Nights Accommodations
Guided Tours, Admissions and Activities per itinerary
Airport Transfers at Destination
Meals – Full Board
What's Not Included
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