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 this remarkable city. Your City Host can provide excellent recommendations on how to fill your day in Brussels.
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 on a tour of 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.
See iconic works at the Louvre
Have breakfast at your hotel in the morning, then join in on a guided visit of the iconic Louvre Museum. The Louvre has one of the world's most important art collections, averaging 15,000 visitors per day. First constructed as a fortress in 1190 by King Philippe Auguste to protect Paris against Viking raids, it was then changed into a magnificent Renaissance style building. Throughout the centuries, French kings and emperors have improved and enlarged it, making it the impressive site you see today. With its 800 years of history, the Louvre is not only a museum, but a palace with a centuries-old architectural evolution. After exploring some masterpieces like Venus de Milo, the Mona Lisa, and the Wedding Feast of Cana, transfer back to the hotel and have lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, you're free to explore more of "Gay Paree"! There’s a Paris for everyone, whether you’re into haute couture shopping, poking around in flea markets, exploring the Latin Quarter, visiting museums, seeking out artistic treasures, or visiting some of the world’s most recognizable monuments — from the elegant ironwork of the Eiffel Tower to the “inside-out” architecture of the Centre Pompidou.
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.