PARIS BRUSSELS AMSTERDAM 27 MAY – 03 JUNE 2012 OFFERED BY
Euro Panels Overseas would like to congratulate you for winning the Architecture Contest! As the winning prize, we are happy to offer you a nice trip of 8 days to the 3 fascinating capitals in Europe: Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. During this trip, you will see the most famous and beautiful curiosities with a Spanish guide who will tell you all the interesting facts and history about these bustling cities. You will not only see the most fantastic sights but you will also taste the local cuisine. You can be sure it will be a feast to your taste buds! You will sleep in 4 and 5 star hotels in the city centres. So the sightseeings are just a step away from your bed. We hope you will enjoy your stay in Europe and have a delightful trip!
INTRODUCTION Known throughout the world as the "City of Light," Paris is celebrated for its beautiful city plan, its architecture, museums, bridges, cathedrals, parks, shopping, flea markets, sidewalk cafés, wide and luxurious boulevards, elegant cuisine, and numerous monuments. Paris has always been known to have the aura of romance and mystery and has been the setting for many novels and movies. A character in a play by Oscar Wilde said, "When good Americans die, they go to Paris." Brussels, ever the bon vivant, makes no secret of its passion for the good life, whether you're immersing yourself in Victor Horta's sumptuous Art Nouveau interiors, devouring melt-in-the-mouth pralines or huddling over a lambic beer in a gloriously old-world pub. Beneath the historic pomp of the Grand-Place and the bureaucracy of the EU lies an eccentric city itching to get out, as the Surrealist art at the dreamlike Magritte Museum and the wickedly humorous Manneken Pis confirm. And whether you go for storybook canals or laid-back coffeehouses, the Flower Market's springtime blooms or the Van Gogh Museum's sunflowers, Amsterdam will -- in its inimitable style -- captivate you. Friendly, open-minded and easygoing, the Amsterdammers flaunt their quirky creativity in Jordaan's boutiques and welcome all-comers like long-lost friends in canalside cafés. This is the city of Golden Age art and picturesque canals, legal reefers and red lights, grand merchants' houses and a million bicycle bells. Just remember to always stop and smell the roses like the locals -- or should that be tulips?
FLIGHTS TRAINS TRANSPORTATION 23.20h - 07.30h(+1) CDG-SCL 02/06/2012 AF 406 20.45h-22.00h AMS-CDG 02/06/2012 AF 2241 Amsterdam – Paris - Santiago de Chile 15.50h - 11.25h(+1) SCL-CDG 27/05/2012 AF 401 Santiago de Chile – Paris 11.44h 09.50h 01/06/2012 THALYS Brussels South (Bruxelles Midi) – Amsterdam Central 11.23h 10.01h 30/05/2012 THALYS Paris Gare du Nord – Brussels south (Bruxelles Midi)
PROGRAM DAY 1 (27/05) SANTIAGO - PARIS 15.50h Departure of the flight AF 401 to Paris. DAY 2 (28/05) PARIS 11.25h Arrival of the flight at Paris Charles De Gaulle airport. 11.55h Transfer to Novotel Tour Eiffel****. (by taxi or public transport) By public transport: see next page. 12.30h Check-in. Rest of the day free for visits, shopping, … with Paris Visit Card. 19.00h Pick-up from your hotel for transfer to Moulin Rouge. 19.15h 3-course Belle Epoque menu with 1 bottle of champagne at Moulin Rouge. 21.00h Féerie show at Moulin Rouge. 24.00h Private transfert back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT 1. Arrival at terminal 2. 2. Take the RER train to Paris city’s centre until stop “Denfert Rochereau”. From there take the metro line 6 with direction Charles de Gaulle Etoile until the stop “Dupleix”. 3. Leave the metrostation and follow the route as indicated on the map below until Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel. Walking time: ± 11 min.
DAY 3 (29/05) PARIS 08.00h Breakfast at the hotel. 09.25h Pick up from hotel for Simplicity tour (shared tour): - City Tour, - Lunch at the Eiffel Tower (58 Tour Eiffel), - Versailles with audio guides, - Dinner Cruise 20.00h Return to Eiffel Tower and drop-off. Rest of the day free. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 (30/05) PARIS - BRUSSELS 08.30h Breakfast at the hotel. 09.00h Transfer to Paris Gare du Nord (by own means) 10.01h Departure of the Thalys train to Brussels. 11.35h Arrival at Brussels Midi Railway station. Transfer to Hotel Amigo(by taxi or public transport) Public transport:see next page 12.00h Arrival at Hotel Amigo***** and check-in. Free time to explore Brussels with Brussels Card. Free lunch. 19.00h Dinner at Belga Queen: 4-course Tasting menu served with different Belgian beers (other drinks not included). Overnight at the hotel.
TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT 1. Arrival at Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid (Brussels-South) railway station 2. Take any train which stops at Bruxelles-Centrale/Brussel-Centraal (Brussels Central) Few examples: List on the other page 3. Hotel Amigo is within walking distance from the railway station Bruxelles-Centrale/Brussel-Centraal. 4. Go up the big stairs to the big departure hall with the huge timetable and take exit “Toegang Europa kruispunt”(to the left when you go up the big staircase). Turn left and follow the route like indicated on the map below. Walking time: ± 6 min. The hotel is located right behind the Grand Place.
DAY 5 (31/05) BRUSSELS – KAPELLE-OP-DEN-BOS 08.00h Breakfast at the hotel. 09.00h Private pick up by Eternit. Visit of Euro Panels Overseas. 16.00h Private transfer back to Brussels. 17.00h Back at Hotel Amigo in Brussels. Free dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 6 (01/06) BRUSSELS - AMSTERDAM 07.30h Breakfast at the hotel and check- out. 08.30h Transfer to Bruxelles-Midi Railway station (by taxi or public transport) Public Transport: see next page 09.50h Departure of the Thalys train to Amsterdam. 11.44h Arrival at Amsterdam Central station. Transfer to Hotel Estherea****(by taxi, by public transport or on foot) By public transport or on foot: see next pages 12.00h Arrival at Hotel Estherea***** and check-in. 12.30h Lunch at Haesje Claes (see map). 3-course traditional Dutch menu with coffee or tea (other drinks not included) 13.30h Pick up at the restaurant for private bike tour through Amsterdam with guide. (4h) 17.30h Drop-off at hotel. Free the rest of the day. Free dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL ON FOOT 1. Arrival at Amsterdam Central Station. 2. Leave the station by the main entrance and go straight on. 3. Just follow the route like indicated on the map below. Walking time: ± 16 min. Route to Restaurant Haesje Claes on foot. Walking time: ± 2 min.
TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT 1. Arrival at Amsterdam Central Station. 2. Leave the station by the main entrance and take Tram 1,2 or 5 until stop SPUI. One way ticket: 2,70€ 3. From then on, follow the route on the map below. Walking time: ± 4 min.
DAY 7 (02/06) AMSTERDAM – PARIS 08.30h Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Rest of the day free for visits, shopping, …with I Amsterdam Card. 17.30h Transfert to Amsterdam Schiphol Intl. Airport. (by own means) 20.45h Departure of flight AF2241 to Paris. 22.00h Arrival in Paris. 23.20h Departure of flight AF406 to Santiago de Chile. DAY 8 (03/06) PARIS – SANTIAGO DE CHILE 07.30h Arrival in Santiago de Chile. END OF YOUR TRIP! HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE ENJOYED IT A LOT!
TRANSFER TO AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT 1. Go to Amsterdam Central Station. 2. Take the train to Schiphol. One-way fare: 3,80€/person