From the winding canals, quaint streetscapes and world-class museums of Amsterdam to the majestic Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the river Thames in London, discover these two amazing cities in a unique way. By competing in fun, high-tech GPS scavenger hunts that take us off the beaten path, we will learn fascinating historical facts and visit interesting landmarks. Customize this journey with optional experiences such as a bike ride in the Dutch countryside. Harry Potter fans may consider a tour of the studio where the movie magic began. Secrets will be revealed. Join the adventure!
Your adventure begins as you depart by overnight flight to the “city below sea level” – Amsterdam.
We are in for a real treat in the land of windmills and tulips. The included ‘I amsterdam city card’ will provide access to public transportation and free admission to select sights and excursions. This afternoon, consider joining an optional visit to the Heineken museum in its former brewery featuring a sensational interactive tour and samples of their perfectly frothed brews. The city is known for its sparkling nightlife and famous flower markets and our welcome dinner will be a traditional Dutch-Indonesian rice table.
Meals: In-flight, dinner
Optional activity: Heineken experience
The city streets of Amsterdam are our playground as we explore, learn and compete in our unique, interactive Euro Explorer event. Armed with our tablet as the tour guide, we work together in small groups to locate hotspots, answer questions and earn points. Along the way we delve into historical happenings, identify famous people and places and discover fun facts— interactive learning and entertainment at its best! After lunch, use the ‘I amsterdam city card’ and visit one of the included sights.
Our ‘I amsterdam city card’ may find us admiring the Dutch capital gliding through some of the 165 romantic canals aboard a glass-topped canal boat. In almost every corner of the city one can bump into a masterpiece. From Rembrandt’s Night Watch, to the world’s largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh, to the many Golden Age treasures at the Rijksmuseum, there is much to discover. Let the good times roll on an optional bike ride through 13th century Dutch fishing villages along the Ijssel Lake beaches. Watch wooden shoes being carved and sample Edam cheese at a cheese farm before returning to Amsterdam for an evening at leisure.
Optional activity: Dutch countryside excursion
Enjoy the train ride that takes us via Brussels to London in just about 4 hours. After check-in, we collect our team members and tablet, then get out and explore London on this next scavenger hunt. We meet the challenges that stretch grey matter and get our group thinking creatively to win this challenge. At the end of this second hunt we will evaluate talents and honor those with the best hunting skills. This evening join us on a pub crawl.
Take advantage of the included 2-day London pass with free transportation and access to many of London’s famous museums. The travelcard includes travel on all London Underground, Buses, Trams and more. Skip the lines with fast track entry and see some of the city’s top attractions, such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and the Churchill War Rooms—just for starters. People the world-over, both young and old; have been enchanted by the story of Harry Potter for over a decade. Now the doors are open for everyone at the studio where it first began. On this optional excursion, we have the chance to go behind-the-scenes to see detailed sets, costumes, props and animatronics. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time. Our farewell evening includes a dinner of traditional “fish ‘n chips” as you share the good times one last time before saying goodbye to new friends.
Optional activity: The Making of Harry Potter
Our land tour ends with breakfast this morning. Europe’s scenic vistas melt into the distance as we head for home.
Meals: Breakfast, In-flight