Ursuline/Gaughan 2014

Day 1 – April 13- Sunday

Today you depart the United States on your overnight flight to Amsterdam.  Naturally, meals will be served and optional in flight entertainment will be offered.  Please refer to your flight schedule for pertinent details.

Day 2- April 14- Monday

This morning you will arrive in Amsterdam and spend the remainder of the day exploring this delightful city built on a network of centuries-old canals with your tour leader including a visit to the Van Gogh museum. Tonight dinner is included. 

Day 3- April 15- Tuesday

A highlight of your visit in Amsterdam begins today as you embark on a guided tour of the city, including such sights as the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House. 

Day 4- April 16- Wednesday

This exciting day begins with an excursion through the Dutch countryside to visit the villages of Volendam and Marken.   In the evening you will enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam. 

Day 5- April 17- Thursday

Bid farewell to Amsterdam as you travel to Brussels, the capitol city of Belgium. While enjoying the scenic ride to Brussels you will enjoy a visit to Keukenhof en-route.  Upon arrival, you will enjoy a guided tour including old town hall in the historic center, Royal Palace, St. Michaels Cathedral, the triumphal arch at Cinquantenaire Park and more. Dinner is included.

Day 6- April 18- Friday

Dedicate today to an excursion to Bruges, a beautiful city built on canals known for its medieval architecture, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000.  On arrival enjoy a guided tour of the city with ample time to explore the city in the afternoon before returning to Brussels that evening.  You will either attend Mass this evening or on Sunday.

Day 7- April 19- Saturday

Depart Brussels for Paris. Upon arrival you will enjoy a guided city tour en route to your hotel.

The Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, and Place de la Concorde are among the important sights waiting to greet you in the “City of Light”.  This afternoon is dedicated to exploring area points of interest with your tour leader including Notre Dame for an evening Easter Mass, pending availability.  Dinner is included tonight.

Day 8 – April 20- Sunday

Today you will enjoy a visit to the Louvre, the world’s largest art museum. This afternoon you may wish to spend enjoying the charms of the city by visiting Sacre Coeur, Place du Tertre, or famous shops and fountains or delighting in Parisian Boulevards and cafes with your tour leader.  This evening enjoy an ascent of the Eiffel Tower (free to those who registered by the deadline).

Day 9 –April 21- Wednesday

Your last day in Paris is dedicated to exploring the city with your tour leader to sites of your choice such as Muse d’ Orsay, Montmartre, or enjoy last minute shopping at Galleries Lafayette. A Farewell dinner is included this evening.

Day 10April 22- Tuesday

This morning you will transfer to the airport for your return flight to the United States.