Millennium Charter School - Amsterdam and Paris
On March 30th, you will depart San Francisco to begin your European adventure, landing in the timeless city of Amsterdam on March 31st and discovering the hidden treasures of this city. Fantastic excursions, cultural encounters, preserved historical sites, delicious foods and wonderful shopping make this trip exciting and rewarding. Bring these memories home with you on April 7th.
March 31 – April 3, 2021
On March 31st, you will arrive in Amsterdam to begin your European adventure. A highlight of this day will be a guided walking city tour* after checking into your hotel. Built on a network of centuries-old canals, Amsterdam is a delightful city. The largest and most cosmopolitan city of the Netherlands, it is also the diamond-cutting capital of the world. Before closing the evening, you will visit the Anne Frank House*, where Anne Frank took refuge during the Nazi invasion of World War II and wrote her famous diary. Exploring the Rijksmuseum*, Stedelijk Museum* and Van Gogh Museum* with your tour leader will be the highlight of April 1st. Dedicate the remainder of the day with visits to the Flower Market, Dam Square and Rembrandt Square. On April 2nd, you will embark on a full day excursion to the Hague*, where you will visit Escher in the Palace* and Mauritshuis*, seeing beauty abundantly displayed in art and architecture. This evening marvel at the natural sights on the Canal Cruise (free to those who submit their application and deposit by the deadline). April 3rd you will enjoy an exciting excursion through the Dutch countryside to visit the villages of Zaanse Schans* and Volendam* before boarding your train for Paris.
April 4 – 6, 2021
Depart Amsterdam on April 4th for Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where you will see famous landmarks such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and Place de la Concord en-route to your hotel. Enjoy a walking city tour* and explore area points of interest such as the Musee d’Orsay*, where various artistic movements represented include Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Art nouveau. This afternoon see the “City of Light” from atop the Eiffel Tower*. On the morning of April 5th enjoy visits to Louvre* (the world’s largest art museum), housing such legends as the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory and the Mona Lisa. Conciergerie*, once a royal palace transformed into a prison in the late 14th century where Queen Marie Antoinette was held captive until her death, and St. Chapelle*, an amazing example of the gothic architecture and the most beautiful stained glass in all of Paris. This afternoon explore points of interest with your tour leader such as the Pompidou Center*, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and Montmartre. April 6th, you will travel outside of Paris to Versailles*, home to Louis XIV, the Sun King. The opulent Palace and the surrounding grounds will astound you! Upon returning to Paris this evening, you will be enjoying your farewell dinner* aboard a Seine River Cruise*. The following morning, April 7th, you will return to the United States with fond memories, amazing experiences and perhaps a souvenir or two from your European adventure.