Tour #3 Itinerary
22 Days / 20 Nights Hotel Lodging
Departs USA July 14, 2024 - Fly overnight.
Starts in London on July 15, 2024
Ends August 4th
Amsterdam Extension till August 6, 2024
On the Plane
Depart LAX or your local airport. Meet new friends on your flight to England!
Arrive at London Heathrow Airport before 12:00 noon and BUZZ's Guides will escort you to the hotel via the Underground/Tube/Subway.
Join BUZZ on an orientation walk and view Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Thames River, London Eye, Horse Grounds, Trafalgar Square and the shopping areas in Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, and Leicester Square.
Tonight experience a London Pub or Disco or a night walk of the city lights.
BUZZ and the Guides will show you Camden Market and historic sites like Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern Art Gallery, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and Tower of London. Your afternoon is free to explore more museums, historical sites or go shopping at Harrods or in Soho. Tonight, go dancing try an Indian Restaurant or meet locals in a British Pub.
In the morning we will stroll through St. James Park on our way to watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace.
Today is a free day to explore what interest you. Art Museums, History Museums, Science Museums, Shopping, Street Markets, etc. OR join your guides and explore the city in a group. Tonight, dance away your last night in London or explore more of London.
London to Paris
Catch The Tube to St. Pancras train station and board your train to France. Yes, you will travel by train under the English Channel on the Eurostar “High Speed” Chunnel train from London to Paris in only 2hrs. & 20mins. with speeds up to 186mph.
Arrive Paris: Explore the area around your hotel. Visit the shops, check out the menus at the cafes and explore the 4 supermarkets in the area. We visit Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, and, if the weather is clear and warm, purchase food and have a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower which is just a 5 minute stroll away. Watch 20,000 strobe lights sparkle on the Eiffel Tower at 10:00pm. You will have the option to go to the top and enjoy the city views & sunset.
We visit Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, the Jewish Quarter with famous falafel, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, and then onto The Louvre at 6:00 pm.
Take the train out to Versailles or take a relaxing stroll in one of many beautiful parks, go shopping and splurge at a French café tonight.
This is a free Day to go on your own or hang out with your guides. For art lovers, check out Museum Rodin, D'Osay and the Pompidou.
Board a morning train and head on down for some beach time in the French Riviera and relax!
Hit the beach and tan, swim, snorkel, play soccer and rest your feet on the beautiful beaches. Tonight, celebrate and dance the night away!
Day Trip to Monte Carlo, Villefranche-Sur-Mer Beach
Take a morning train and explore Monaco and Monte Carlo.
On the way back to Cannes, stop off at a beautiful bay with emerald waters for more beach time!
Tonight, explore the many outdoor restaurant choices and stroll the promenade or dance in a local disco!
Manarola/ Cinque Terre
Catch a morning train to the enchanting Cinque Terre in Italy.
Manarola: After checking in, go swimming and cliff jumping in the Italian Riviera. Try out one of the amazing restaurants for a true Italian meal! Tonight sit back with a Gelato and enjoy the sunset with ocean views.
Manarola/ Cinque Terre
Hike from village to village with amazing ocean views. Rent an ocean kayak and paddle along the cliffs. Stop in at the village of Vernazza and taste the best gelato in the world. Take a beach break in Monterosso and work on that summer tan. After dinner, get 2 scoops of your favorite flavor of gelato and stroll the Via dell Amore and enjoy flood-lit views of the waves below.
Manarola/ Cinque Terre
FREE day in Cinque Terre – Swim, Paddle Board, Hike, or Tan.
Train to Pisa and take the local bus out to Piazza of Miracles for a view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Take your silly pictures holding up or pushing over the tower and continue on to Florence. Explore the city and view Florence’s Gothic Cathedral, The Duomo & Baptistery. Explore the city streets and view San Lorenzo Church, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Uffizi Courtyard and more! Tonight, check out a local Disco or watch street artists in the pedestrian zone while you enjoy the local gelato. Take a walk up the river to Piazzale Michelangelo and watch the amazing sunset over Florence.
Day Trip to Rome
Day trip to Rome on Eurostar’s “High Speed” train in only 1 hour & 40 minutes. We will use the Metro and view the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Arch of Titus, Trajan’s Market & Column, Capitol Hill & Forum view, Victor Emmanuel Monument, Vatican City, St. Peter's Square & Basilica. We will walk the back streets and visit Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. (You will have time for an optional visit to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel. Student I.D required for a discount).
Day Trip to Venice
Take a 2 hour "Power Nap" on the high speed train to the Island of Venice. We will explore and stop off of a visit to the Jewish Ghetto, Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace and more, You can join your friends for a memorable gondola ride for about 15.00 Euros or take a taxi boat back to the via Grand Canal for about 12.00 Euros.
Venice may charge a entrance fee or tax to visit in 2024.
A FULL FREE DAY - sleep in, explore Florence, go shopping or take a side trip to the hilltop town of Siena or Wine Tasting in Tuscany.
We board a morning train through the Alps to the "Adventure Capitol of the World" in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Sign up for optional hair-raising adventures (check out pricing at https://www.outdoor-interlaken.ch)Canyoning, Paragliding, Canyon Swing, Hang gliding, Bungee Jumping, River Rafting or do the ultimate experience and Sky Dive out of a helicopter at 14,000 feet!
Walk through the quaint downtown and shop for Swiss army knives as you enjoy the surrounding views of the Swiss Alps. Tonight, meet backpackers from all over the world at a local hostel and disco.
FREE day for adventure sports, a day hike in the Alps, shopping or bike riding. Meet everyone back at the hotel pool to share your amazing stories. Tonight, take a Chocolate Making Class.
FREE day for adventure sports, go exploring, shopping, bike riding or join BUZZ for an optional amazing day trip into the Swiss Alps via bus, train and cable cars to Lauterbrunnen, Grutschalp, Murren, Gimmelwald and Stechelberg. Stop by the local market and purchase your food for a picnic and take pictures with the Swiss cows and the million dollar views of the Jungfrau mountain range. Meet everyone back at the hotel pool to share your stories.
Board a morning train or charter bus through the Swiss and German countryside on your way to Munich. Afternoon city tour that will end up at the nearby Beer Gardens.
If train schedules do not offer good connections and afternoon arrivals, we may charter luxury coaches for your transfer to Munich.
Morning trip to Dachau and return at noon.
Free afternoon in Munich. Go shopping, visit museums and meet back up at the beer gardens.
or extend to Amsterdam
You can get together with friends and book your extension to Amsterdam. I will send Tour Guides to give you a free orientation tour the first night and assist you the following day to get the most out of your visit.
Large conventions are preventing me from booking my past group hotels at a reasonable price. The internet rate on these hotels starts at $200.00 and above per room / per night. After you sign up, I will send list of hotels in the best location.
I highly suggest you get your friends together and book private rooms at the best hostel in Amsterdam. Don't panic, it is just like a hotel with bunk beds and private bathroom in the room. It is very clean, cool lounge and located in my favorite neighborhood near many museums, restaurants and clubs.
Space is very limited at the hostel.
Train: Tickets go on sale on January, 2024*
*(I will send an e-mail when tickets go on sale).
ICE # 726
Depart Munich: 07:47am ICE # 726
Arrive Dusseldorf: 12:37pm
Change trains - 31-minute layover.
ICE # 126
Depart Dusseldorf: 13:08 (1:08pm)
Arrive Amsterdam: 15:29 (3:29pm)
Fares start from $42.00 per person in 2023
Fare increases as the train fills up.
Flights from Munich (MUC) to Amsterdam on Sunday, August 4th., 2024
start at $152.00 at 11:50am. on KLM as of November, 2023
Munich airport transfer $13.00 / 40mins.
Amsterdam airport to Hostel bus $7.00 / Taxi $50.00
If interested, add an "Amsterdam list of friends" to your
application packet and I will keep you updated.