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Classic Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg: Amsterdam to Brussels

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,130

Enjoy the highlights of 3 very different countries, all in close proximity to each other. The cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Brussels, Antwerp and Luxembourg all offer exceptional historical and cultural attractions. Add to this, visits into the countryside to complete your itinerary.


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On arrival in Amsterdam, settle in for a stay of 3 nights before enjoying a canal tour by night which includes a 4 course dinner as you take in the delights of the city from the water.

The next morning, get to know Amsterdam on a tour that includes the Mint Tower, the floating flower market, Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk, St. Nicholas Church and the Jewish quarter among other highlights. Also visit a Diamond factory for a demonstration of diamond cutting. The afternoon is free. Consider the exceptional Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

The following day, head out into the Dutch countryside, first to Zaanse Schans, the picturesque windmill village with its green-timbered houses. Also visit a working windmill. Next continue to Volendam, a typical Dutch fishing village and the ex Island of Marken where you will spend time at a cheese farm and a traditional clog makers.

The next morning travel to Rotterdam, a city of modern architecture. On a tour, see the old port with its unique yellow cube houses. Then continue to nearby Delft for a visit to a Blue Delft factory. Close by is The Hague. Here you will see the Parliament Buildings and the Peace Palace. Finally visit Madurodam, the miniature village before taking the train to Brussels where you will stay for the next 4 nights.

Your discovery of Belgium begins with a day to Ghent and Bruges. Ghent is known for its lace making. Here you will have a tour taking in St. Bravo’s Cathedral with its famous “Mystic Lamb” painting, the Belfry, St. Nicholas Church, the famous Graslei street with its historic buildings and the fortified castle of the Count of Flanders. Continue to Bruges, a city of immense character and a network of attractive canals. Have a walking tour here taking in the cobblestone streets and quaint bridges.

The next morning, head to Antwerp with its preserved historic character. A tour here will include the Market Square with its ancient houses and our Lady’s Cathedral which showcases 4 of Rubens masterworks. Also visit the new MAS museum where you can have an excellent view of the city.

The following day travel to the Duchy of Luxembourg where a tour will include the Cathedral, the Palace of the Grand Duke and the attractive Place des Armes. Also take in the historic Abbey of Neumunster and the Wenceslaswall. There will be time to explore further on your own.
Your final day brings a tour of Brussels including the majestic Grand Place, the Royal Palace, the infamous Manneken Pis statue and the elegant Sablon, an historic neighbourhood situated on a hill. After the tour, your itinerary comes to an end.


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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,130

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Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam

Arrival in Amsterdam and transfer to hotel. Free time for a first contact with the city of canals. Enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner while cruising the beautifully lighted canals.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Park Hotel

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    Park Hotel



    Bang in the city centre of Amsterdam, nestled in the middle of the stunning Fashion and Museum district, you will find the newest and most fashionable urban boutique hotel in Amsterdam, styled in contemporary luxury. Park Hotel is an ideal choice for the seasoned business ...

    Bang in the city centre of Amsterdam, nestled in the middle of the stunning Fashion and Museum district, you will find the newest and most fashionable urban boutique hotel in Amsterdam, styled in contemporary luxury. Park Hotel is an ideal choice for the seasoned business traveller as well as the lifestyle-driven individual eager to access this vibrant city. Arts and culture, dining and nightlife only steps away. Park Hotel caters to the value-minded, yet stylishly discerning guest. Nestled in the Park Hotel, the award winning MOMO Restaurant, Bar and Lounge is the place you head for the best Pan Asian food, Cosmos and the ultimate chill out.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Car Rental Available
    • Currency Exchange
    • Doctor on Call
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge
    • Multi-lingual Staff

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Day 2

Amsterdam

After breakfast at the hotel, your private English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel to start a walking tour to discover the most interesting places in town: Mint Tower, Rokin, the floating flower market, Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and the Nieuwe Kerk and the National Monument, the Beurs van Berlage, Central Station, St. Nicholas Church, the Jewish quarter of the seventeenth century, etc. Afternoon, free to explore other parts of the city or visit one of its museums such as the Van Gogh and the Rijksmuseum, which houses some of the most important works of the great Dutch artists.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Dutch Countryside

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking driver-guide for an excursion that will give you a complete picture of this land and its people. During this excursion you will see the Zaanse Schans, the picturesque windmill village, with its typical green-timbered houses and warehouses. Here you will visit a working windmill. Other highlights during this excursion includes the famous and lively fishing village of Volendam (where you will be given a time for lunch at a traditional fish restaurant) and the former island of Marken. On this flat countryside of polders you will also make a stop to visit a cheese farm and a local traditional clog maker. Return to Amsterdam around 3:00pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft

After breakfast at the hotel and check out, you will be picked up by your private English speaking driver-guide for a trip to Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft ending in Brussels. A great impression of Holland, which will begin with a visit to Rotterdam, famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour, drive along the banks of the Meuse, the old port and the striking yellow cube houses. Then you will go to Delft, where you'll have lunch (not included) and make a visit to a factory of Delft Blue. Then visit the Hague, our Parliament and the Peace Palace. Your last stop is the miniature city Madurodam. Arrival in Brussels.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Royal Windsor Hotel

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    Royal Windsor Hotel



    Grand not only in name but also in comfort, style and location, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place has become the premier hotel amongst refined Belgian visitors. By blending classic charm with luxury amenities that are expected from a Warwick hotel, guests are treated to ...

    Grand not only in name but also in comfort, style and location, the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place has become the premier hotel amongst refined Belgian visitors. By blending classic charm with luxury amenities that are expected from a Warwick hotel, guests are treated to the feel of Old World elegance with the added convenience of modern accommodations. The Grand Place, Le Square Convention Centre and Manneken Pis are all but a stone's throw from the hotel's doorstep, putting guests in the centre of Belgium's awe-inspiring architecture and welcoming culture. Whether meeting for important business gatherings or a sumptuous Belgian weekend, it's all here.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Children's Facility
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Newsstand
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna

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Day 5

Bruges and Ghent

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking driver-guide for an excursion to Bruges and Ghent.
After an hour's drive, arrive in GHENT and visit St Bavo's Cathedral, home of the world famous late medieval "Mystic Lamb" painting (optional visit, closed on Sundays). During the city tour you will see all important ancient buildings for which the city is so famous: the Belfry, St Nicholas' Church and the famous Graslei with its historic buildings, the fortified castle of the Count of Flanders. Next stop is to BRUGES, where you first visit the dreamy Lake of Love and the beguinage where you can find peace and quiet. Time for lunch. Afterwards, start the walking tour and discover all the highlights of the city: Saint John's Hospital, Our Lady's Church with the statue by Michelangelo (optional), the Market Square with the Belfry and the medieval Chapel of the Holy Blood. Don't forget your walking shoes though! Return to Brussels at around 6:00pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Antwerp

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking driver-guide for an excursion to Antwerp. Antwerp is Belgium's 2nd largest city and Europe's 2nd largest harbor. The city has preserved its historic character and many buildings remind us of its rich past. Above all, it is the city of Rubens, the world famous master of the 17th century. Drive to the ancient fortress of the city. Here, start your walking tour along the "Meathouse" to the Market Square with its ancient houses and Our Lady's Cathedral (entrance fee included). This cathedral boasts many treasures among which 4 of Rubens' masterworks: "The Erection of and the Descent from the Cross, the Ascension of the Virgin and the Resurrection." Some free time in the city center. Then head to the beginning of the port with its splendid new MAS-museum that has been opened. You have a splendid view from the 9th floor of the port, Europe's 2nd largest. Also here you can have a look at the Diamonds of the Diamond Pavillion as Antwerp is the world's diamond center. MAS is closed on Mondays. Free access to the Panorama.
Return to Brussels at around 3:00pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Luxembourg

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking guide to for a trip to Luxembourg. The guide takes you to the many historic sites of the city, both in the upper and lower part of the city. The picturesque historical town, the cathedral, the palace of the Grand Duke and the Place des Armes.
During your walk towards to the lower part of the city, you will have an excellent view on some buildings of the EU on the plateau of Kirchberg. Once in the valley, you will admire the important fortifications and kazemates, the historic abbey of Neumunster, the Wenceslaswall and the beautiful setting on the Alzette river. Before leaving, you have free time in the city center. You return to Brussels at around 9:00pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 8

Brussels

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your private English speaking guide to start your visit of Brussels. During this 3 hour tour you will see the main attractions of the historical centre of Brussels. Beginning at the majestic Grand Place, wander the small streets to discover the most beautiful corners and a city that is full of history at every turn. Visit the famous Manneken Pis, the murals of Tintin, the Royal Palace,stroll through the elegant Sablon, admire the majestic courthouse and much more... This tour of Brussels is the best way to really discover and enjoy the city that's home to the most important institutions of the European Union. Private transfer from hotel to airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily until 22 Nov. 2018.

PRICE INCLUDES:

FIRST CLASS

  • 3 nights in Amsterdam;
  • 4 nights in Brussels
  • Private in/out transfer in every city
  • Regular canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Regular sightseeing tour of Amsterdam
  • Regular tour of Dutch Countryside
  • Regular tour to Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft ending in Brussels
  • Train ticket Amsterdam to Brussesl - high speed 2nd Class
  • Regular tour to Bruges and Ghent
  • Regular tour to Antwerp
  • Regular tour to Luxembourg
  • Regular walking tour of Brussels

Note: Not all regular tours are offered every day. Be aware that the order of the visits might be altered to fit the arrival and departure dates.

DELUXE

  • 3 nights in Amsterdam;
  • 4 nights in Brussels
  • Private in/out transfer in every city
  • Regular dinner cruise in Amsterdam
  • Private guided walking tour of Amsterdam
  • Private tour of Dutch Countryside
  • Private tour to Rotterdam, The Hague and Delft ending in Brussels
  • Private tour to Bruges and Ghent
  • Private tour to Antwerp
  • Private tour to Luxembourg
  • Private walking tour of Brussels

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquir

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26 Feb 2019
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