Take in the alternative atmosphere of Berlin, soak up the vibe of Amsterdam, and be romanced in Paris. With history, culture, crazy nightlife, and a free-spiritied nature, it's pretty easy to see why all the cool kids are Euro Looping for their break.
The trip departs Prague from Hlavni Nadrazi at 9:00*. The meeting point is the Bus Departure point. Access this via Platform 1 outside the main entrance and the Fatnova Kavarna. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Travel to Berlin is by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and toilet. We play DVDs through the duration of the trip. Estimated travel time is 5 hours**. Approximate arrival time in Berlin is 14:00*. Upon arrival we will check into our accommodation. You will have the afternoon free to check out Museum Island, get a view of the city from the TV Tower, head to the East Side Gallery,, or explore the city. Sunday night we will organize a Pub Crawl with New Europe at 20:00 for those interested in checking out the eclectic Berlin night scene. If you choose not to join the Pub Crawl, we will direct to Berlin's amazing bars and night clubs.
Saturday morning we wake up to the city that first divided Europe and then reunited it: Berlin. After breakfast we will depart at 10:30* to see Berlin with the Sandeman’s New Berlin Walking Tour, one of the top walking tours in Europe! The tour lasts about 3 hours. The tour will take us to the Brandenberg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, The Reichstag, Jewish Museum, Mitte Town, and Museums Island. After, you are free to explore, join a specialized walking or bike tour, or follow your trip leader to the East Side Gallery or Potsdamer Platz for shopping. There will be an optional, organized group dinner at 19:00. The night is free for you to explore some of Berlin's best local bars and clubs.
After breakfast we will grab our luggage and depart for Amsterdam at 10:00*. Estimated drive time is 8 hours**. We will arrive in Amsterdam at 18:00* and check into our accommodation. The night is free to explore the various bars, clubs, and shows of Amsterdam.
Monday morning we depart at 10:00* on the Sandeman’s New Amsterdam Walking Tour. The walking tour lasts around 3 hours and covers much of the city including the Red Light District, Anne Franke House, and the canals. The walking tour concludes near the Anne Franke House. Entry to the Anne Franke House is optional. For those that choose to not enter the Anne Franke House, your trip leader will show you to the Museumsplein where you can visit the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, see the famous I AMSTERDAM sign or head for the Heineken experience. Located outside of the Heineken Museum is a pancake house built in an old carousel to cure your munchies. The night is free to explore the various bars, clubs, and shows of Amsterdam.
Tuesday is a free day for you to explore Amsterdam. Amsterdam is rich with museums, boasting the largest volume in Europe. Bus2alps recommends making time to see the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, and Heineken Experience, if you have not already done so. There are also various bike and canal tours for a quicker way to see the city. The night is free to join a pub crawl or explore Amsterdam’s engaging and provocative nightlife.
Wednesday morning we depart Amsterdam at 9:00* for Paris. Estimated drive time is 7 hours**. We arrive in Paris, Europe’s most romantic city, at approximately 16.00* and check into our accommodation. The afternoon is free to hang out or explore. If you are looking for a good sunset, head up with your Bus2alps guide to Sacre Couer or to the Eiffel Tower. We will organize a Pub Crawl with New Europe that meets at the hostel at 20:00*. If you choose to go to Sacre Coure, you can meet the Pub Crawl at the Blanche Metro stop at 20:45. If you choose to not join the Pub Crawl, you can check out one of Paris’ numerous nightlife districts, grab a bottle of wine and baguette, and watch the Eiffel Tower light up, or relax at the hostel.
Thursday morning we depart at 10:00* with the Sandeman’s New Paris Walking Tour. The tour last 3 hours and brings us to the Champs Elysee, Arc du Triumph, Notre Dame, Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Bastille, plus much more. The tour last 3 hours. Afterwards, your trip leader will bring those interested to the Eiffel Tower or Arc du Triomphe. You will have time in the afternoon to check out the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, hang out at the Eiffel Tower. Thursday night we will set up an optional dinner cruise of Paris (35 euro). Come with us as we fall under the spell of Paris and take you on an enchanting cruise on the Seine River .
The last full day of ‘The Euro Loop’ gives you time to check the last of Paris off your list. Friday is the perfect day to take a trip out to Versailles Palace. Located about a 40 minute trip from our accommodation, Versailles is the most notable palace in the world. Meet your Bus2alps Trip Leader in the accommodation lobby at 10:30* for Versailles. You will have plenty of time on Friday on return from Versailles to visit the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, climb the Eiffel Tower, Arc du Triompe, or head for some last second retail therapy. We depart Paris for Prague at 20:00*. Estimated travel time to Prague is 14 hours**.
Saturday morning we arrive in Prague at approximately 10:00*. In 9 days we will have spanned 4,500 kilometers, 4 countries, 3 major cities, and an unforgettable time. Now go get some rest!
* All departure/arrival times are subject to change due to weather and seasonal availiabiity. You will be informed 24 hours prior about any changes. ** Drive times are all estimated and are subject to change due to road conditions and traffic.
New Berlin Walking Tour: It is no surprise that the city where New Europe began offers one of the best tours in Europe. The New Berlin Walking Tour helps bring to the present, the past of a divided city that changed the face of Europe.
New Amsterdam Walking Tour: There is more to this city than just coffee shops and red lights! New Europe weaves you through the cobblestone roads and along the beautiful canals of Amsterdam providing great insight to the unique culture of this city.
New Paris Walking Tour: This tour explores centuries of Parisian history, romance, and beheading. New Europe shows you Paris as it was meant to be seen; by walking along the banks of the Seine, and through its royal gardens and squares. Visit Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, Pont Neuf, The Louvre and Palais Royal all in one tour.