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8 Days

France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium Tour

【8-Day】France, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium Tour

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Kenya – Paris

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Paris – Kenya

Destinations

Highlights

  • Tour world attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Amsterdam Canals, and more!
  • See Luxembourg’s most symbolic monuments - Place de la Constitution & Adolphe Bridge.
  • Explore Germany’s oldest city, Trier, and birthplace of the notorious philosopher Karl Marx.
  • Head out for an unforgettable night in local clubs

Prices

Single Room

$2,374
Ksh 242,100

Double Room PP

$1,900
Ksh 193,800

All Rates Are Per Person
For Children Rates Please Contact Us

Age Range 

1 to 99 Years

Travel Style

Modern air-conditioned coach

For Information On Travelling With Children Please Contact Us

The ultimate Europe Tour covering 5 Countries France, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium get ready for a fun filled 8 days visiting 11 Cities and towns. See the famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Amsterdam Canals and much more.

Itinerary

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Picture it travel through five countries. 

☆ Tour world attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Amsterdam Canals, and more!

☆ See Luxembourg’s most symbolic monuments – Place de la Constitution & Adolphe Bridge.

☆ Explore Germany’s oldest city, Trier, and birthplace of the notorious philosopher Karl Marx.

Take a flight from Kenya and arrive in the beautiful city of Paris. Check into your hotel from now until tomorrow afternoon the time is yours to relax and explore. Our adventure starts the next day.

Day 2: Paris

Summary of The Day

Today’s experience begins with a visit to the Louvre, one of the world’s greatest art museums. Here you’ll set your eyes upon some of history’s most famous masterpieces, including the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace (also called Nike of Samothrace), and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Opt for a guided gallery tour, which will enhance your experience and allow you to browse through hundreds of works in just a few hours. 

You can then take a leisurely cruise along the river Seine, a great sightseeing option that offers splendid views of iconic Parisian landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral and Pont Alexandre III.

After an exhilarating morning of walking the gallery corridors, replenish your energy levels with lunch in the museum before heading to the area surrounding the Palais Garnier, Paris’s opera house. 

Afterwards, you have an option of having a French 4-course Dinner and Show experience or spend time shopping at the legendary department stores Galeries Lafayette.

Overnight in Paris or a city nearby.

Sightseeing
Louvre Museum

Louvre

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the city’s 1st arrondissement (district or ward). Approximately 38,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 72,735 square metres (782,910 square feet).The Louvre is the world’s third most visited museum, receiving 7.3 million visitors in 2016.

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

The Galeries Lafayette is an upmarket French department store chain. Its flagship store is on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris but it now operates in a number of other locations in France and other countries. In 2009, Galeries Lafayette recorded earnings of over one billion euro.

 
Meals

 
Hotel (included)
Ibis Paris Orly Rungis ,  Campanile Paris Est-Bobigny , OR Similar

Day 3: Paris – Reims – Luxembourg

Summary of The Day

Today’s tour leaves from Paris for a delightful scenic journey through the rolling countryside of the Champagne region, famous the world over for the sparkling white wine produced here. Enjoy seeing the historic attractions of provincial capital Reims, including the city’s cathedral – a key national heritage site, where coronations of French kings took place from the 11th century onward.

History and tradition are equally evident in your next location: Luxembourg, the world’s only remaining Grand Duchy. After arriving in refined Luxembourg City, you’ll be introduced on foot to the main places of interest, including the Place de Constitution and Adolphe Bridge, before having time for further exploration on your own.

Overnight in Luxembourg City or a city nearby.

Sightseeing
Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims

Cathedral Notre-Dame de Reims

Notre-Dame de Reims is a breathtaking French Gothic cathedral built in the 13th century. It is still a functioning church today, but also a major tourist destination that sees more than one million visitors annually for its amazing facade.

Place De La Constitution

Place de la Constitution

Place de la Constitution is a monument and square that commemorates Luxembourgers who perished in WWI. Erected in 1923, the monument symbolizes freedom and offers visitors striking views over the Petrusse Valley and the Adolphe Bridge.

Pont Adolphe

Adolphe Bridge

This unofficial national symbol of Luxembourg was designed by Frenchman Paul Sejourne and built between 1900 and 1903. It was named after the Grand Duke Adolphe, ruler of Luxembourg from 1890 to 1905.

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
Novotel Luxemburg Kirchberg ,  Melia Luxembourg , OR Similar

Day 4: Luxembourg – Trier – Koblenz – Rüdesheim am Rhein – Frankfurt

Summary of The Day

Today we leave Luxembourg behind and head across another European border into Germany. The first stop is historic Trier, Germany’s oldest city and the birthplace of Karl Marx. You’ll have the chance to see from the outside the house where the influential philosopher was born, which now functions as the Karl Marx Haus museum.

Your walking tour then takes you into the center of Trier; here you can look around the city’s impressive cathedral, where the celebrated Holy Robe – said to be the tunic of Christ – is preserved and occasionally displayed. Trier is also known as ‘The Second Rome’ (Constantine served as an administrator here for 10 years), and significant legacies of the once-great empire remain today. The highlight is undoubtedly Porta Nigra, the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps, which you’ll get to see and photograph.

After an exciting morning in Trier, you’ll drive on to Koblenz, famous as the location of the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Here you have the option of indulging in a relaxing lunch alongside the water, then afterward you can also choose to add on a scenic Rhine boat cruise for some memorable city vistas. Back on dry land, you’ll drive through the wine-making town of Rüdesheim

Then it’s on to Frankfurt am Main, where you’ll discover the delights of Römerberg, a charming plaza with a distinctive medieval town hall as its centerpiece.

Overnight in Frankfurt or a city nearby.

Sightseeing
KARL MARX HAUS MUSEUM

Karl-Marx-Haus

As its name would suggest, this museum in the German city of Trier was the birthplace of Karl Marx, the perpetually-controversial philosopher who is credited with popularizing the ideas of communism and socialism in the 19th century.

Rhine River

Rhine River

Koblenz is situated right on the banks of the Rhine, the historic river that cuts through West Germany and eventually defines its border with France. Sail down this beautiful symbol of German romanticism on a leisurely cruise.

Frankfurt

Römerberg

Römerberg (lit., “Roman Mountain”) is a public space in Frankfurt, Germany. It is located in front of the Römer building complex, seat of the Frankfurt city administration since the 15th century.[1] As the site of numerous Imperial coronations, trade fairs and Christmas markets, the square is the historic heart of the medieval Altstadt (old town) and today a popular tourist destination.

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
NH Morfelden ,  Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport Hotel , OR Similar

Day 5: Frankfurt – Bonn – Cologne – Amsterdam

Summary of The Day

The morning begins with a leisurely drive north-west from Frankfurt to Bonn, the capital of the former West Germany until reunification. Discover the city’s secrets on an orientation stroll through its streets, walking past highlights such as the Rococo-fronted town hall and Ludwig Van Beethoven Haus.

Then we will go to Cologne, where you’ll head inside the city’s glorious Gothic Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cologne further, to do a spot of local shopping or to simply relax with a suitably refreshing German brew.

After lunch, the day is rounded off with a drive into the Netherlands. 

Overnight in Amsterdam or a city nearby.

Sightseeing
Beethoven Haus

Beethoven House

This museum and memorial is dedicated to the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. This quaint house is the birthplace of Beethoven, and visitors to the home can learn about his impressive body of work as well as his life.

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

The Cologne Cathedral is an incredible dramatic example of Gothic architecture and has earned itself a place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The building dates back to the year 1248, making it more than three-quarters of a millennia old.

 
Meals
 
Hotel (included)
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam Schiphol ,  Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol , OR Similar

Day 6: Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans – Amsterdam

Summary of The Day

A day of delights begins with a leisurely trip through the Dutch countryside, where you’ll get to sample at close quarters some of the things that the Netherlands is traditionally famous for clogs, cheese, and windmills. Call in at the hugely popular model town of Zaanse Schans

Next, you’ll head from the quiet countryside to the cosmopolitan city as your journey takes you back to Amsterdam.

After visiting a well-known diamond factory, where you’ll see the unique cutting techniques that have been practiced here since the 16th century, you can take an optional hour-long pre-dinner canal cruise, which is a great way to discover more about this unique European city. 

After disembarking you’ll walk to one of the city’s grandest areas, Dam Square, where the Royal Palace is located and the Queen’s birthday celebrations take place. You’ll have photo opportunities here, free time for shopping or further sightseeing, and then round the day off with dinner.

Overnight in Amsterdam or a city nearby.

NOTES

From mid-March to mid-May, we will also visit Keukenhof Garden.

Sightseeing
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Canal Cruise

With over 100 kilometers of canals, it is no surprise why there are few automobiles in Amsterdam. On this cruise, you will leisurely sail down the most famous of these canals in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Zaanse Schans Windmill

Zaanse Schans

Established in 1994 by relocating old buildings into one compact area, this collection of historic windmills and houses is located in Zaandam, right on the banks of the river Zaan. There are seven museums in the area.

 
Meals

 
Hotel (included)
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam Schiphol ,  Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol , OR Similar

Day 7: Amsterdam – Brussels – Paris

Summary of The Day

After leaving Amsterdam in the morning, we’ll head south across the border into Brussels, the capital and political center of Belgium and the European Union. On the way, the tour stops to see the distinctive Atomium monument built for the 1958 World’s Fair. 

In the center of Brussels itself, guests will see the exquisite Grand Place, as well as the famous impish Manneken Pis statue.

In the afternoon, we will head towards French and enjoy the bright lights of Paris. 

Return Time

You will arrive at Paris Place d’Italie around 7:30 pm. The time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

Sightseeing
Brussels

Brussels

Atomium Monument – This bizarre building was constructed for the 1958 World’s Fair. It is quite literally designed to look like atoms, representing the atomic structure of an iron crystal. Each of the “atoms” in the structure is actually showrooms that can be reached via escalators and elevators cased within the atom connectors.

Grand Place – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the main square in Brussels and the city’s most popular and most important tourist destination. It is bordered by several important buildings, including the dramatic Town Hall and Maison du Roi.

Manneken Pis – “Manneken Pis” literally means “Little Man Pee,” and that sums up this world-famous statue nicely. Dating all the way back to 1619, this statue is a fountain that depicts a little boy peeing into the basin below.

 
Meals

Day 8: Paris – Kenya

Summary of The Day

The day is yours until your flight departs.

There is no activities planned for today you may spend the time as you like before you have to catch your flight.
 
Arrive In Kenya
 
Meals

Whats Included

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Return Flights 

3-star hotel accommodations for 7 nights

English-speaking tour guide

Daily Continental Breakfast (Coffee, tea, juice, bread, jam)

Return international flights

All Transfers on tour

Transportation via modern air-conditioned coach

History, mythology and cultural talks

Not Included

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  • Lunch & Dinner (Vegan food options available)
  • Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Min. €4/person/day for tour guide and €3/person/day for driver) Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well.

City Tax per person per day (Must be paid in cash euros prior to entering the cities; no concessions available. Adult pricing applies to all travelers.)

  * Paris City entrance – €15

  • Insurance
  • Travel insurance

 Letter for obtaining UK VISA (or) EU Schengen VISA can be issued upon request for customers who have booked our Europe Tours. 

A letter from Journey Genius will only act as a supporting document, however, the letter does not guarantee a VISA. 

 The issuance of VISA is at the discretion of the embassy/consulate. Journey Genius cannot be held responsible for VISA rejections.

Optional Tours (Pay in cash euros to tour guide upon arrival. Some of them are subject to minimum numbers and local conditions. Prices are only for reference and subject to change without notice. Adult pricing applies to all travelers.)

  * Amsterdam Canal Cruise – €15

  * Volendam Traditional Dutch Village – €10

  * Keukenhof Garden (March-May) – €18 (more info: www.keukenhof.com)

  * Louvre Museum – €15

  * River Seine Cruise – €14

  * Nouvelle Eve Show with Dinner and Transfer – €150

  * Nouvelle Eve Show with Drink and Transfer – €110

  * Paris by Night – €35

  * River Rhine Cruise (Koblenz, operational from 3 April to 31 Oct only) – €15

6. Optional Meals (Pay in cash euros to tour guide upon arrival. Some of them are subject to minimum numbers and local conditions. Prices are only for reference and subject to change without notice. Adult pricing applies to all travelers.)

   * Traditional pork knuckle menu with beer (Koblenz) – €20

Destinations

Covering 5 Countries, 11 Cities and Towns

  • Paris (France)
  • Reims (France)
  • Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)
  • Trier (Germany)
  • Koblenz (Germany)
  • Frankfurt (Germany)
  • Bonn (Germany)
  • Cologne (Germany)
  • Zaanse Schans (Netherlands)
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Brussels (Belgium)

About The Countries

Useful Things To Know Before You Go

Currencies

Euro

France

Luxembourg

Germany

Netherlanda

Belgium

Plugs And Adapters

Greece Greece

Schengen Visa Requirements For Kenyans and Other Nationalities 

We can process your Shengen visa application for you or you can do it yourself directly. If you choose for us to process your visa we charge a fee. For either option the application and requirements are the same please see below:

  • You must submit an Original passport(*) valid for travel to the Members States to visit. The passport validity must exceed the planned stay in the Schengen Area with at least three months. The passport must have been issued within the last ten years. Kenyan Citizens must have a valid e-passport. 
  • You must submit a completed and signed visa application form. Each person travelling with you on your travel document must submit their own visa form. Forms for children under the age of 18 need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • If you are under 18 and are travelling without one or both of your parents or guardians, ask them to sign a consent form. Border guards may ask to see this form when you arrive.
  • You must submit Complete photocopies of original passport, except blank pages.
  • If the applicant is not a resident of Kenya, a justification for lodging the application here must be provided.
  • Previous passport in original if a new passport has been issued within the last three years..
  • Photocopy of the national ID card (both sides).
  • One color photo(*) not more than six months old, passport size (45 mm x 35 mm), full face and taken against a light background.
  • When you submit your application your fingerprints and photos will be taken. These will remain valid for 5 years. Some applicants, such as children under the age of 12, do not need to have their fingerprints taken.
  • Preliminary ticket booking or travel itinerary (it is not necessary to buy a flight ticket at this stage). We will provide this for you.
  • Individual medical travel insurance which covers all costs that could arise as a result of emergency medical assistance, emergency hospitalization or medical repatriation. The insurance should cover costs of at least EUR 30,000 and be valid for the duration of the stay in all the Schengen countries Click here for a list of approved travel insurance companies.

Payment or proof of payment of the visa fee(*) (where applicable).

In addition to the above mentioned requirements, the application will be assessed on the criteria for which the relevant documents have been submitted:?

  •  the purpose of the journey;
  •  accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover accommodation;
  •  assessment of sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin or residence;

(*) If your application lacks any of the above documents marked (*) it is considered inadmissible and your documents, including application fee will be returned to you without further notice. (Visa Codex art. 19:3).

Please complete the appropriate checklist:

How much does a visa cost?

When you apply for a visa  you must pay a fee. The application fee are as follows:

  • Schengen visa child (under 6). Free of charge.
  • Schengen visa child (6 – 11 years). Ksh 3,900
  • Schengen visa Adult. Ksh 8,000

If you apply for the visa yourself directly the application fees above will be the only cost.

If you would like us to process your Schengen visa we charge Ksh 10,000. (excluding application fee)

How long does it take?

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you intend to travel. You should apply no later than 15 working days in advance.

In most cases, you will be informed within 15 calendar days whether your application has been successful. Sometimes it can take up to 30 days if more time is needed, and up to 60 days in exceptional cases, for example if extra documents are required.

How will my application be assessed?

Some Schengen member states want to exchange information on visa applicants. This check (known as ‘consultation’) is mandatory for certain nationalities and can take up to 7 days.

Your application will also be checked in the Schengen Information System (SIS II). In addition, your application details will be checked and saved in the Visa Information System (VIS).

Cancellations Due To Visa Rejections

For customers who have availed the VISA letter from Journey Genius and wish to cancel the tour due to VISA rejection:

  * 45 Days (or) more – 16 Days prior to tour departure date — The tour cost will be refunded post deducting service fee of USD 70. Subject to if Airline tickets have been booked then the cost of the airline tickets will be non refundable

  * 15 – 07 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date — The entire tour cost will be forfeited & no-refund will be available

*Letter of VISA rejection issued by the embassy/consulate along with Journey Genius Cancellation Request Form form has to be emailed to info@journeygeniustravel.com  no later than 16 days prior to the tour departure date. Without which the cancellation request will not be processed.  

*Cancellation request will not be accepted if tour departure date is less than 16 days.

Cancellations For Personal Reasons After Receiving Visa Supporting Documents

For customers who have availed the VISA letter from Journey and wish to cancel the tour due to personal reasons post VISA being granted:

  * 45 Days (or) more – 16 Days prior to tour departure date — 75 % of tour cost paid will be refunded. If airline tickets have been booked then the cost of the airline tickets will not be refunded.

  * 08-15 Days prior to tour departure date — 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded. If airline tickets have been booked then the cost of the airline tickets will not be refunded

  * 07 Days (or) lesser prior to our departure date — The entire tour cost will be forfeited & no-refund will be available

*Copy of VISA issued by the embassy/consulate along with “Journey Genius Cancellation Request Form” form has to be emailed to info@journeygeniustravel.com. Without which the cancellation request will not be processed.  

*Cancellation request will not be excepted if tour departure date is less than 08 days.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

* Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

* Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

* This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

* Subject to availability of seats

* Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges. 

* If any airline tickets have been booked the cost of the airline ticket will be non refundable over and above cancellation charges. 

Cancellation Made Within

Refund Policy

31 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date

90% of tour cost paid will be refunded

15-30 Days prior to tour departure date

75% of tour cost paid will be refunded

08-14 Days prior to tour departure date

50% of tour cost paid will be refunded

07 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date

The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

* Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

* Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

* Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

* This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

* Subject to availability of seats.

* Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

* Subject to airline modification fees if accepted by airline.

4) For requests to change name of passengers. Only Possible if Airline tickets have not been booked. Subject to individual airline policy and the airlines fees for change of name.

Modification Notice Period

Service Charge

Requests made from the date of booking until 07 day prior to the tour departure date

US $ 70 will be charged for each order

Requests made 07 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure

No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail “Travel Insurance” to protect themselves against personal / natural / man made exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Journey Genius will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / man made exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our “Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy” would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@journeygeniustravel.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached “Journey Genius Cancellation Request Form“.

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