Your Daily Itinerary

Tentative Program Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday – May 15, 2016
Day: Depart Minneapolis for Amsterdam

Meals: None provided
Transportation: International airfare

Day 2: Monday – May 16, 2016
10:50AM: Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to Keukenhof
Afternoon: Visit Keukenhof, the ‘Gardens of Europe’
6:30PM: Group Welcome Dinner and orientation

Meals: Dinner
Transportation: Airport to Keukenhof and accommodations (private coach); accommodations to dinner (walking, public transportation)


Day 3: Tuesday – May 17, 2016
9AM: Walking tour of Amsterdam
1:30PM: Visit the Rijksmuseum 
6:15PM: Visit the Anne Frank Museum

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 4: Wednesday – May 18, 2016
9AM-12PM: Bike ride and presentation with Fietersbond on bicycle industry and culture in Amsterdam
Afternoon: Half-day visit to Vu University or bike ride to Haarlem (TBD)

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking), 24 hour bike rentals

Day 5: Thursday – May 19, 2016
11AM-12:30PM: Business visit with Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange
3-4PM: Visit the Maritime Museum for a guided tour

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 6: Friday – May 20, 2016
7AM: Visit the Aalsmeer flower distribution warehouse for a tour and meet with a representative from Aalsemeer
2PM: Financial history of Amsterdam walking tour

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to Aalsmeer (private coach)

Day 7: Saturday – May 21, 2016
9:17AM: Depart Amsterdam for Paris on the train
12:35PM: Arrive in Paris Nord Station and transfer to accommodations on coach bus
3PM: Guided walking tour of Paris

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to train station in Amsterdam (walking and public transportation); Amsterdam to Paris (train); train station to accommodations in Paris (private coach); accommodations to tour (walking and public transportation)


Day 8: Sunday – May 22, 2016
Morning: Free time to explore Paris, with La Vida Local cultural activity suggestions available from CISabroad Onsite Program Coordinator
Afternoon: Climb the Eiffel Tower
Afternoon: La Vida Local activity to be organized by Onsite Program Coordinator

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 9: Monday – May 23, 2016
Morning: Business visit
Afternoon: Visit the Louvre for a guided tour
Evening: Free evening with La Vida Local cultural activity suggestions available from CISabroad Onsite Program Coordinator

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 10: Tuesday – May 24, 2016
Day: Day-trip to Versailles, home of one of Europe’s most stunning and elaborate palaces

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Paris to/from Versailles (one group transfer via private coach)

Day 11: Wednesday – May 25, 2016
8:30AM Check out of accommodations and early coach bus transfer to the train station to go through customs for the trip to London
11:04AM: Depart for London on the train
12:39PM: Arrive in London, then transfer to accommodations on public transport
3PM: Take a guided walking tour of the city

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to Paris train station (private coach bus); Paris to London (Eurostar); London train station to accommodations (public transportation and walking)

Day 12: Thursday – May 26, 2016
Afternoon: Business visit or Financial Walking Tour
Evening: Free evening with La Vida Local cultural activity suggestions available from CISabroad Onsite Program Coordinator

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 13: Friday – May 27, 2016
Morning: Visit the Bank of England Museum
Afternoon: Visit the Tower of London, the legendary fortress-turned-prison with a macabre history

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 14: Saturday – May 28, 2016
Morning: Visit the British Museum
2PM: Attend a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 15: Sunday – May 29, 2016
Day: Free day to explore London before the program ends, with La Vida Local cultural activity suggestions available from CISabroad Onsite Program Coordinator
6PM: Group Farewell Dinner at The Admiralty

Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

Day 16: Monday – May 30, 2016
8AM: Check out of accommodations and transfer to the airport for return flights home

Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to airport (one group transfer via private coach); International airfare