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Amsterdam & Zurich
September 17th - 25th
Discover the endearing duality of Tina Turner's dynamic yet peaceful personality through two contrasting destinations: Amsterdam and Switzerland! Like Tins's song "River Deep – Mountain High", we invite to marvel at the canals of Amsterdam and the mountains of the Swiss Alps
“Sometimes you have to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything - whatever is bringing you down - get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”
— Tina Turner
Simply the Best!
Tina's life in Switzerland serves as an example of creating a fulfilling life based on love and personal choices, irrespective of societal expectations.
Day 1: September 17th - USA: Depart from USA (flight suggestions in January)
Day 2 : September 18th - Arrival at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport by 12 AM. The group transfer at 1:30 PM. Welcome orientation meal and neighborhood walking tour. Getting to know you at a funhappy hour inspired the song title "Let’s Stay Together" ... in sisterhood.
Day 3 : September 19th - Today will start with "Rolling Down the River (canels)" like "Proud Mary". Amsterdam is known as the Venice of the North, and with its boat-lined canals along every street, it's easy to understand why. However, with over 1000 more bridges than venice and a 62-mile-long canal belt, perhaps Venice should be known as the Amsterdam of the South. After time for lunch, contine on to visit the Royal Palace. The official home away from home for the Royal Family. late afternoon,take a break for a bit of R&R.
Full Throtal Option: For those not ready to stop, book our optional bike tour, one of the best ways to to experince Amstrdam.
"Private Dancer:" early evening, head out for dinner and visit the famous and heavily regulated Red-Light district. Here, nothing is left to the imagination. In quite a surreal fashion, this red light district is actually centered near a church, Oude Kerk, which is the oldest building in Amsterdam. An elementary school is also located on the same street. Instead of a peek show, you will have a peek into the workings of true iberalism on a private tour of one of a brothel. Of course, you are not required to enter.
Day 4: September 20th - "BEF – Ball of Confusion" is a way to describe the chaos on May 10, 1940, when German the army unexpectedly invaded the war-netural Netherlands. Visit the Anne Frank House to reflect on themes of love, hope, and resilience, as Tina Turner's life was marked by personal challenges and triumphs. Every year, millions of people travel to Amsterdam to see where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis.You will travel back in time to the Amsterdam of WWII and experience the emotion and hope of Anne Frank during the dark days of the war as her story unfolds. After the tour, have time for fun muchin' and lunchin at one of Fleace favorite locations. After lunch, head to South Amsterdam to explore the P.C. Hooftstraat at your own pace. Everybody in the Netherlands knows this street. It's definitely one of the best shopping streets in Amsterdam, and probably even the country.
Full Throtal Option: Like Tina, you can take to the stage for connection to source and discover your true self! Continue to an optional visit to AMAZE, a 3,000 square-meters, audiovisual immersive walk-through experience. In seven separate stages, we will take you on a journey from head to heart that stimulates all senses. https://amaze-amsterdam.nl/
In the evening, join the other ladies Enjoy a lively evening at a local jazz club, dancing and celebrating the spirit of "Nutbush City Limits."
Day 5: September 21st - Depart by train for Rotterdam, the second-biggest city in the Netherlands. The moment you step foot into Rotterdam, you will notice that it looks and feels very different from Amsterdam. After World War 2, nstead of rebuilding the city that had been lost, the citizens of Rotterdam chose to build a new, modern city. While in Rotterdam, you will visit Markthal the Cube Houses, Old Harbour. Later, join the other ladies for your last night in the Dam.Windmills and clogs! You will have time for a traditional dutch lunch before returning to Amsterdam for a bit of free time before an exciting "GoldenEye" Saturday nigh at location with a view of the city skyline,. In keeping with our Tina Turner theme, channel your inner Bond Girl by wearing gold. Think Beyonce's Renaissance tour, but in gold.
Day 6: September 22nd - Today, submerge tastebuds in an urban wine tour & tasting. You will learn about a new way of approaching winemaking, where wine made in the city, with the heart for nature. After the wine experience, are off to Zaanse Sachans, to step back into 17th to 19th century Dutch life. This open air museum gives you a glimpse into traditional houses, working windmills. and wooden clog marking. The windmill De Katlast is the last remaining wind-powered paint and dye mill in the world, it was built between 1646 and 1696. In the Weaver’s House, you can see a weaver at work making traditional Dutch sails..
Day 7: September 23rd - "What Love has to do with it?" ... EVERYTHING! Today, you are off to Switzerland, the most expensive county in Europe. Tina Turner's decision to move to Switzerland was influenced significantly by her love for then boyfriend, Erwin Bach, that was 16 years her junior. The two were togehter 27 years and married in 2013. Their relationships proves that love and compatibility can transcend age differences, race, and geographical location. It is said that Tina fell in love with Switzerland because of its serene environment, safety, and the Swiss respect for privacy. There, she could just be Tina!
Book your flight to arrive in Zurich by 10am. First stop will be for lunch at Frau Gerolds Garten, an urban oasis with a unique atmosphere. Savor some delicious Swiss cuisine in a vibrant, artsy setting. Try the classic fondue or raclette for an authentic Swiss experience. After, you will have a walking tour down the cobblestone streets of the charming old town. After the tour you will have free time to discover boutiques and maybe shops for a Swiss watch and chocolate shops. After the hotel check-in time to relax before heading out to dinner.
Full Throtal Option: For those that mere to the evening, before calling it a night, indulge in some heavenly Swiss chocolate at Sprüngli. Their truffles and Luxemburgerli macarons are legendary.
Day 8 - September 24th - Today, you will visit the upmarket villager of Küsnacht, where Tina Turner live until ther transistion. Start your day by taking a short train ride to Küsnacht. On arrival, boat ride across Tina's beloved Lake Zurich. Within momets of taking in the view and fresh alpine air, you will understand why turn and her husband purchaed a 2nd house to have directly lake access. After the boat ride, you will have lunch at one of her favorite restaurants. In 2018, Globalnista founder, Fleace Weaver had the good fortune to have dinner in the restaurant the same night Tina was a guest. After lucch, get better sense of Tina life in Switerland by going to the village center and visiting shops and markets that se frequented. Have conversation with those that knew and adored her. Before heading back to Zurich have drink and ccelebartetory toast to the queen of Rock, that rocked her life, her way, while inspiring others to push past boundaries and do the same.
Day 9 - September 25th - Our Tina inspired tour closes, but the tribute to her will live on in our hearts and minds. When in doubt look in a mirror and tell yourself say "You better me be Good to Me," because you too are SIMPLY THE BEST!
After Tina Turner, "We Don’t Need Another Hero, "
because she was EVERYTHING!
Amstrdam and Switerland
September 17 to 25th
4 Star Ground Package
Per-Person based on Double Occupancy
Single Room Supplement: Add $1845
No travel buddy? No problem!
A roommate can be assigned.
Gound-Only Package Includes:
Group airport/hotel transfers, accommodations, group airport transers orientation lunch,train between Zurich and Küsnacht, two boat rides, Red Lght Distrct with brothel tour, Golden Eye party, dday trio to rotterdam, wine tasting, and, cultural tours and nightlife,
Monthly payment plan available for
a one time $69 set-up & processing fee.
$799 Deposit Required
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