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Amsterdam to Basel via Brussels and Paris

Amsterdam Brussels Paris Basel

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Trip Overview

Explore the majesty of Brussels and the splendor of Paris by train with this vacation that works perfectly as a pre- or post-river cruise extension, or as a stand-alone tour. Speed from Amsterdam to Brussels on the comfortable and fast Thalys train, and enjoy two days discovering Belgium’s fascinating capital city. Then, take to the tracks again to Paris, and enjoy all the best of the ‘City of Light’ for two additional days. End your vacation in Basel, the perfect base for onward travel!

Highlights

  • Discover the sprawling Grand Place in eclectic Brussels
  • Spend two nights in one of the world's most romantic cities, Paris
  • Enjoy comfortable, high-speed rail between destinations

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Brussels
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Paris
  • 24-hour Brussels Card
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Paris
  • 2-day Paris Pass
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 AMSTERDAM TO BRUSSELS
Take the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Brussels and check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Once settled in, take some time to discover the majestic city at your leisure. Use your 24-hour Brussels City Card, offering unlimited travel on trams, buses and underground, to conveniently get around the city. A must see is the Grand Place, arguably one of the most beautiful squares in the world, with its towering medieval buildings. Enjoy coffee or a drink at one of the many cafés and bars that line the square and enjoy people watching from this most fascinating vantage point. (Overnight in Brussels) B

DAY 2 BRUSSELS
After breakfast this morning, enjoy another day discovering Brussels with your 24-hour Brussels Card. If it's art and culture you desire, admire the works of artists such as Magritte, Picasso, Bruegel and Rubens, at the Classical Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. The museums are linked by an underground passage making it easy to visit both attractions at the same time. Or visit Autoworld and the Musee du Cinquantenaire within the Parc du Cinquantenaire, built in 1880 to celebrate 50 years of Belgian independence. (Overnight in Brussels) B

DAY 3 BRUSSELS TO PARIS
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and make your way to the train station for the quick journey to Paris. On arrival in Paris, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Begin using your Paris Pass for fast-track entry at the many of the iconic sights of the city including the Louvre, Pantheon, Arc de Triomphe, Musée d'Orsay, Centre Pompidou, and many more! (Overnight in Paris) B

DAY 4 PARIS
Enjoy an additional day in Paris today. Shop the chic boutiques along the Champs-Elysees, discover the famous gargoyles of Notre Dame, or take a boat tour of the Seine for unique waterfront views of the city. Perhaps spend the evening at the bohemian hilltop district of Montmartre and enjoy sunset views of the Eiffel Tower and a quintessentially Parisian meal. (Overnight in Paris) B

DAY 5 PARIS TO BASEL
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and take the fast TGV train to Basel and continue with your onward travels. If you wish to extend or reverse this vacation, one of our Rail Specialists would be happy to help you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Floris Arlequin Grand Place Brussels

Situated just 200 yards from the magnificent Grand Place, the Floris Hotel Arlequin is the perfect base for sightseeing in Brussels. The hotel boasts 92 elegant rooms, each with Wi-Fi internet access, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Guests can relax in the hotel bar after a long day of exploring, or can make use of the hotel’s fitness centre during their stay.

NH Brussels Louise

Situated along Avenue Louise, Brussels’ lively shopping area, the NH Hotel Brussels City Centre offers an elegant escape in the heart of the city. The hotel’s 246 rooms all come equipped with cable television, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can dine on Belgian and international cuisine in the on-site ‘Chez Louise’ brasserie, and make use of the well equipped fitness centre.

NH Collection Brussels Centre

Nestled just a stone’s throw from Brussels’ iconic Grand Place and the famous Menneken Pis statue, the NH Collection Brussels Centre occupies a prime position right in the heart of the Belgian capital. The property’s 241 rooms are all warmly decorated, and feature minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the spacious on-site gym, or dine in ‘Brasserie Atlanta’, where the menus feature the best of Belgian, French and Italian cuisine.

Le Marceau Bastille

Le Marceau Bastille Hotel is a contemporary design hotel with a choice of 55 urban or ecological style bedrooms. The hotel also boasts a funky lobby bar which plays host to its own regularly updated art collection. Le Marceau Bastille is located in the Bastille district of Paris, a short walk from the lively Marais area and the Opera Bastille. The location offers easy access by metro to all of Paris's main sights and attractions.

Saint Paul Rive Gauche Paris

The beautiful Saint-Paul Rive-Gauche is located between the world-famous Sorbonne and the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in the centre of Paris. The 17th century boutique hotel is housed in a former 17th century grand residence and is known for its beautiful arched cellar. Each room comes fully air-conditioned and is equipped with modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi access. Other tourist attractions nearby include Notre Dame, the Pantheon, Palais Garnier and The Louvre.

Grand Hotel Dore Paris

Located in Paris’ 12th Arrondissement, the Grand Hotel Dore is a traditional hotel in the centre of Paris. Just a stone’s throw from the nearest Metro stop, the whole of Paris is your oyster. Rooms are cosy and comfortable, boasting en suite bathrooms and TVs with satellite channels.

Grand Hotel Francais

The Grand Hotel Francais is a chic, modern hotel located in the centre of Paris, just 550 yards from Nation. Rooms are individually decorated, and come equipped with en suite bathrooms, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. The property is ideally located for sightseeing, nestled just 150 yards from a Metro Station.

Hotel Trianon Rive Gauche

From the entrance, our hotel welcomes you in our beautiful baroque open, spacious and comfortable lobby. Perfectly equipped, you can consult the many newspapers and magazines at your disposal, enjoy a delicious espresso or enjoy computers with Internet access and printers.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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