"My family and I spent Christmas week in Paris with Bliss Travels... It was our first time in Paris and it could not have been more magical! Bliss provided the perfect, intimate experience we were looking for...and catered to all of our needs! " (M.M Austin/Houston, TX --repeat travelers)
Capitals of Europe: Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris in December (include the holidays in Paris or return home in time to celebrate there)
This is a semi independent vacation with private guides and events
December 18 to 24, 25 or 26, 2019**
3 nights luxury boutique lodging in Amsterdam
1 night luxury boutique lodging in Brussels
2, 3 or 4 or more nights in Paris (choice of moderate or luxury lodging on the Left Bank
**Option to leave on December 23 as well. East coast flights will have you back in the US by about 1pm EST on Christmas Eve if you return on December 24th.
Trip includes all of the following
Private car transfer in from Amsterdam airport
Private car transfers between train stations and hotels in each city (with our small group)
Private car transfer to the airport in Paris for your departure
Lodging in the above hotels for 6, 7 or 8 nights (or additional nights if staying for Christmas)
Daily gourmet breakfasts and other extras in Amsterdam and Paris.
Custom designed itinerary
All planning and prepayment for your trip
Private guides in each city and trip escorted by Bliss Travels
All of the following excursions, admissions and meals:
Welcome event and dinner, with Dutch specialties
7 course tasting menu by top chef with wines/drinks in Amsterdam
2 privately guided walking tours (custom designed) in Amsterdam
9 Streets tour
Van Gogh or other museum of interest
Amsterdam private canal cruise of the holiday light show with foods and drinks
Walking tour of historic Brussels including a chocolate tour: with a full 2 hours of the best chocolates made.
Traditional Belgian dinner including their famous beers (and traditional Belgian specialities.
Train tickets independent trip to Brugges (1/2 day maximum) or 1/2 day on your own in town
Two custom designed privately guided walking tours in Paris including a tour of the Christmas markets with foods and drinks and another as either a neighborhood tour or a “wine bar” crawl
Other tour choices can include any neighborhood tours, themed tours (WWII, Artists tour, Movies in Paris, Ex Pats in Paris, French history or architecture, Right Bank foodie tour for evening tapas, catacombs etc….)
Gourmet Bistro 3 course lunch in Paris with drinks
Choice of Paris Ferris Wheel ride or Seine River cruise
Option to add on a Michelin starred tasting menu and wine pairings during your time in Paris (added cost)
Price for the 6 night trip: $3,550 to $3,750 per person/double room (depending upon Paris lodging)
Price for the 7 night trip: $3,650 to $4,100 per person/double occupancy
Solo supplement of $500 to $800
If staying for Christmas: special plans will be made.
Train tickets and flights not included.
Bliss Travels will book and buy your train tickets for you at cost if you wish. No fees.
Amsterdam’s waterways provide a lightshow over the holidays. Paris literally sparkles, and Brussels turns it’s market square into “Christmas central”. The cities are filled with decorations and trees. The sparkling Eiffel Tower takes on new meaning. Museums beckon. The holiday markets line major boulevards and squares.
In December, specialty treats abound. Truffles, chocolates, foie gras, scallops and oysters, Champagne, delicate and intricate desserts…We love to lead an "off the beaten track" pastry and chocolate tastings of the tip top of each sort of pastry. But, if you want to do it on your own, the Los Angeles Times has a few pastry hints for you too.
So, put some sparkle into your holidays.
Watch a holiday video of Paris
Paris, customized for your group: Come for a long weekend or explore Paris in-depth for a week. We can make it happen.
Available year around. We have a variety of trip lengths and price ranges are available for you. Contact Wendy for more details.
To learn more about Paris, see Wikipedia's online overview.