Vantage celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!
Informal capital of the European Union, Brussels is a city of contrasts, from Gothic, Baroque, and art nouveau treasures to gleaming glass modernity. You’ll peel back its French and Flemish layers on this exciting extension. From your centrally-located hotel, discover the city’s pretty squares and elegant architecture on an included half-day panoramic city tour, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Grand Place.
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Board an overnight flight to Brussels, Belgium
Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Brussels.
Upon arrival on Day 2, check into your hotel before heading out on a short orientation walk. You’ll have a few hours to explore on your own before rejoining your fellow travelers for dinner in the hotel this evening.
Discover the historic gems of Brussels on a tour, then on your own
Today, enjoy a half-day city tour of Brussels. In the Lower Town, marvel at the historic guild houses of the expansive Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the Upper Town, with its unique spread of regal architecture. Your guide can point out some restaurants where you can have lunch on your own. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to spend as you wish.
Enjoy a day at leisure in Brussels
Enjoy a day at leisure in the remarkable city. Peruse the collection at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts or gaze upon the towering triumphal arch and stunning arcade in the Parc du Cinquantenaire, constructed to commemorate 50 years of Belgian independence. Be sure to sample the many varieties of Belgian waffles as you explore!
Destination Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional excursion. Explore the site of the legendary, 1815 Battle of Waterloo on an optional highlights tour. Learn more
Throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries, French military commander and political leader Napoleon Bonaparte rose through the ranks of the French army, expanding his empire across central and western Europe. His reign finally came to end on June 18, 1815, when he was defeated by the combined forces of the Prussian and British armies, led by the Duke of Wellington. This engaging tour will shed light on this historic battle as you explore the site where it took place. You’ll see the Lion’s Mound, the most easily recognizable landmark of the Battle of Waterloo, erected between 1824 and 1826. You’ll also have time to explore the onsite Memorial Museum, and browse the immersive, multi-sensory exhibits found here.
Due to high call volume, we recommend you visit MyPortfolio to book this Destination Enhancement. Don’t wait — these optional experiences are limited to a select number of guests and are selling out fast!
This tour is available during your optional trip extension in Brussels, Belgium.
Join your base tour in Amsterdam
After an included breakfast at the hotel, you’ll transfer to Amsterdam, free-wheeling capital of the Netherlands. Upon arrival, embark your river ship and join Day 2 of the base tour.
Paris never goes out of style. So, let Vantage return you — or introduce you — to this timeless capital on a romantic 3-night extension. You’ll be seduced by the city’s intoxicating allure, where every corner offers the chance to fall in love — whether with the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, or with the luscious food! You’ll enjoy the best location at Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel, the services of our worldwide Concierge to plan activities and make restaurant reservations. Take advantage of your intercontinental experience and linger a while longer! Embrace the Parisian way of life on this intimate tour in the City of Lights.
Journey toward Paris, with a stop in Lille
Your extension begins with breakfast aboard the ship. Then, you'll transfer via coach toward Paris. On the way, stop for lunch (on your own) in Lille, one of France's bustling university towns, with charming design and architecture. You'll also have a short orientation walk around town, with some free time on your own. Upon arrival in Paris, check into your chic and central hotel, and join an orientation walk. Enjoy an evening at leisure with dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your City Host for recommendations.
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Paris
Welcome to Paris! The day will begin with breakfast at the hotel before setting off on a panoramic city tour. Immerse in the beauty of such an emblematic and romantic destination, including photo stops at Trocadero to see the Eiffel Tower up close and the Ile de le Cité, a city-centric island home to Notre Dame Cathedral.
Later, indulge your afternoon and evening at leisure to mingle among the Parisians, with dinner on your own.
Enjoy Paris at your leisure today
Following breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have a full day at your leisure to explore the sites of Paris on your own.
Destination Enhancement: Customize your journey when you add an optional excursion. Make the most of your time in France with an optional visit to the charming village of Montmartre. Learn more
Discover the beauty and charm of the French village of Montmartre during an optional guided tour. This is the most picturesque neighborhood in Paris and has served as an inspiration for artists, from master impressionists to modern street artists, for over a century. Stroll through Montmartre's cobblestone streets, legendary cabarets, and eclectic cafes. You'll feel as if you've stepped back in time, walking in the footsteps of Picasso and Van Gogh.
This tour is available during your optional trip extension in Paris, France.
Fly home from Paris
After a sumptuous breakfast buffet at your hotel, you'll check out and transfer to the Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport and depart France on a flight back home to the U.S.