Sample Group tour

Highlights of Holland and Belgium

8 DAY TOUR

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 Amsterdam

  • Transfer from by private deluxe coach from Amsterdam Airport to your Amsterdam down town hotel.
  • Sightseeing tour of Amsterdam by coach, with a local guide.
  • Narrated canal cruise on the canals of Amsterdam.
  • Welcome dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Overnight in Amsterdam

Day 2 Aalsmeer and Lisse

  • Early breakfast to visit the Aalsmeer flower auction; the world's largest flower market (Monday-Friday).
  • Visit to the Keukenhof in Lisse; the largest flower garden in the world (March 22 - May 20).
  • Overnight in Amsterdam

Day 3 Marken and Volendam

  • Travel north to the village of Marken, a former fishermen's village on the IJsselmeer. Here you can see life as it used to be, with the authentic village style and where the people still wear the traditional costumes.
  • From Marken take a boatride to Volendam, picturesque and representative of Dutch tradition. You can even have your picture taken in traditional Dutch costumes (not included).
  • Visit a cheese farm, to see how cheese is made and of course taste the wide variety of different cheeses.
  • Back to Amsterdam where you can spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
  • Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 4 Delft, Kinderdijk and Brussels

  • Check out and departure for Brussels via Delft and Kinderdijk.
  • In Delft enjoy a guided city tour and a visit the popular Delft Blue Pottery factory for an exhibition and tour.
  • Visit Kinderdijk, which is listed on the Unesco World heritage list. See 14 windmills in a row, along the dike, a true photo opportunity if there ever was one!
  • Continue to Brussels for check in.
  • Dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Overnight in Brussels.

Day 5 Brussels

  • In the morning a guided sightseeing tour of Brussels on foot and by coach. See the main sights of Brussels such as the Royal Palace, the Palace of Justice and the beautiful market square.
  • Afternoon visit Museum of Modern Art: The building it self, designed in 1984 by the architects Beek and Bastin, is worth visiting, as it is eight floors under the ground, around a well of light! The museum houses a permanent collection of 20th century sculptures, paintings and drawings.
  • Rest of the afternoon at leisure.
  • Overnight in Brussels.

Day 6 Ghent and Bruges

  • In the morning you will go to Ghent to see the famous painting " The adoration of the Lamb" by the Brothers van Eyck in the St. Bavo's cathedral.
  • Continue with a walking tour to see the Belfort, the St. Michielsbrug and the Graslei.
  • Time to have lunch on your own in Ghent.
  • Continue through the beautiful Flamish landscape to the medieval city of Bruges where you will have a guided walking tour, you will see the Holy blood Chapel, the Belfort, Lake of Love and the Beguinage.
  • Back to Brussels for dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 7 Waterloo, Brussels

  • In the morning visit to Waterloo, where Napolean was defeated. See the Lion of Waterloo and visit the visitor center.
  • Afternoon free for independent sightseeing and souvenir shopping.
  • Farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Overnight in Brussels.

Day 8 Departure

  • Check out of hotel and transfer to Brussels airport for your return flight.


Price includes:
 

  • 7 nights accommodation in superior tourist class and first class hotels, based on twin occupancy with private facilities in the room.
  • Free single room for tour leader.
  • Daily buffet breakfast;
  • Private deluxe coach according to the program:
    • Full day coach on day 2, 3, 4 and 6;
    • Half day coach on day 1, 5 and 7;
    • Transfer on day 8;
  • 3-course welcome dinner in Amsterdam, 1 drink included;
  • 3-course dinner in Brussels, no drinks included;
  • 3-course farewell dinner in Brussels, 1 drink included;
  • Local guides (max. 4 hours) in Amsterdam, Delft, Brussels, Ghent and Bruges;
  • Narrated canal cruise in Amsterdam on day 1;
  • Boat transfer Marken - Volendam on day 3;
  • Entrance to; Flower Auction Aalsmeer, Keukenhof, Cheesefarm, Delft Blue Pottery, Museum of Modern Art, St. Bavo's Cathedral and visitors center Waterloo;
  • Porterage at hotels, 1 suitcase per person;