Holland and Belgium

 

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Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

The Hague

 

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

 

 

Brussels

 
   

Holland and Belgium

 

Holland and Belgium

 

9 Days /8 Nights
1 night Transatlantic Flight,

3 nights Amsterdam, 2 nights Luxembourg, 2 nights Brussels,

8 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners

 

Day 1: DEPARTURE CITY - AMSTERDAM

Overnight flight to Zurich.
 

Day 2: AMSTERDAM

Upon arrival we will transfer to our centrally located Hotel. After a brief rest join your Tour Director on a walking tour. Discover Amsterdam’s attractive historic center and shopping promenade. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 3: AMSTERDAM
After breakfast start your discovery of Holland with a morning sightseeing tour of the capital with a Local Guide. Enjoy a Canal Cruise along gabled merchant houses and arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city. Next, visit the fabulous Rijksmuseum with priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Free time. This afternoon join your Tour Director for a visit to ANNE FRANK HOUSE.
Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 4: AMSTERDAM - THE HAGUE - AMSTERDAM
After breakfast
start the day with an early visit to the impressive Aalsmeer Flower Auction, where more than 17 million flowers and two million plants are sold each day. Next, continue to the world-renowned Royal Delft Pottery Factory with its magnificent collection of hand-painted earthenware pieces, and see skilled craftsmen at work. After an orientation drive of The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and the International Court of Justice, continue to the famous bulb fields of South Holland and visit the extraordinary flower park of Keukenhof before returning to Amsterdam.
Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 5: AMSTERDAM - MAASTRICHT - LUXEMBOURG

Following breakfast, we drive south to Maastricht, where the famous treaty for a stronger unified Europe was signed. Learn more about the European Union as you stroll around this delightful city. We then continue for Bastogne to visit the American Memorial of the Battle of the Bulge. Late afternoon arrival in Luxembourg, the homonymous capital of one of Europe’s smallest sovereign states. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 6: LUXEMBOURG

Breakfast. Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide covers the city’s past and present, from the fortifications and the Old Town, perched high atop a sandstone outcrop with striking views on the Alzette and Pétrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative center of European Institutions. Visit the Cathedral, see the turreted Grand Ducal Palace, take a stroll along the panoramic cliff path known as “the most beautiful balcony in Europe,” and see the Grave of General Patton. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 7: LUXEMBOURG - WATERLOO - BRUSSELS

After breakfast we travel through the Belgian Ardennes to Waterloo, where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course. Arrive in Brussels, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and Saint Michel Cathedral. Admire Grand’ Place with its baroque guild houses, the gothic Town Hall, and take pictures of the statue of Manneken Pis. An highlight is a visit to the Chocolate Museum. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

 

Day 8: BRUSSELS - BRUGES - BRUSSELS

Breakfast. Most of today is dedicated to Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities. A CANAL CRUISE (weather permitting) will give you your first feel of this delightful town. Your Local Guide will show you the Madonna of Bruges, the Basilica of the Holy Blood, and the City Hall. Then, time for souvenir hunting before returning to Brussels. Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.
 

Day 9: DEPARTURE

Transfer to the Zurich airport for your flight home.

   

   

 

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare

  • 7 nights in centrally located hotels

  • 7 European buffet breakfasts

  • 7 dinners (3 courses / 2 choices)

  • Tours of Amsterdam, The Hague, Maastricht, Luxembourg, Brussels

  • Entrances to: according to itinerary

  • All transfers and transportation as per program

  • Tuscany Academy Tour Director

Tour Does Not Include

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Gratuities and Tips

  • Items of personal natures, phone calls, laundry

  • Anything that is not mentioned in "Tour Includes"

 

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