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Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Meet your Local Guide and start your discovery of Holland with a CANAL CRUISE past gabled merchant houses, arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city. Next, visit the fabulous RIJKSMUSEUM with its priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.
Visit the famous bulb fields in South Holland and the extraordinary LF KEUKENHOF flower park (departures March 28-May 9). 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—return to Amsterdam and visit the LF HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE to learn about the history of beer and the art of brewing (departures May 16-October 3). Later, you may wish to join an optional walk through Old Amsterdam, followed by a traditional Dutch dinner.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 160 km
Enter the Province of Limburg and stop in the picturesque city of Maastricht with its famous VRIJTHOF SQUARE. Cross the border and in Bastogne, visit the fascinating BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM, then see the AMERICAN MEMORIAL of the Battle of the Bulge, where thousands of soldiers and civilians died during the winter of 1944-1945. Arrive in Luxembourg, capital of one of Europe’s smallest sovereign states.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km
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 of the Alzette and Pétrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative center of European institutions. Visit the CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY, 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. An optional excursion is available to ancient Trier in Germany.
Drive through the Belgian Ardennes to Flanders and to WATERLOO. Visit the site where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course, and relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. Arrive in Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km
This morning, a LF CANAL CRUISE (weather permitting) and Belgian CHOCOLATE BONBONS will give you a first taste of this delightful town. The Local Guide will show you the Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo in the CHURCH OF OUR LADY, featured in the movie The Monuments Men, and the famous MARKET SQUARE. Also enjoy a traditional LACE DEMONSTRATION, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. Continue to Brussels, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter GRAND’PLACE to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You won’t want to leave Brussels without touching the statue of Everard t’Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis.
Today’s Distance: 75 mi / 120 km
This morning is your chance to join a half-day optional excursion to Antwerp, the second-largest Belgian city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. Balance of the day is at leisure to further explore Brussels at your own pace. Tonight, a LF farewell dinner at the lively Chez Léon restaurant, specializing in moules et frites (mussels and fries), is the perfect way to celebrate the success of your trip.
This morning, travel by HIGH-SPEED THALYS TRAIN (first class) to Paris. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay in this city.
Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights like Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower. Also enjoy a relaxing SEINE RIVER CRUISE with views of many well-known landmarks.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Seven-story Hotel situated opposite Leidseplein, 1 block from Vondelpark, near casino, museums, theaters & galleries.
Set in quiet green surroundings on the outskirts of Luxembourg's city-centre, this 325-room property boasts excellent leisure facilities including a gym, seasonal outdoor & year round indoor swimming pools, as well as a beautiful restaurant and inviting lounge bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.
This property, set in a former monastery from the 17th century is the perfect location to explore Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its vicinity to the city canals, cobbled streets, and Medieval sights. Enhance your stay by enjoying a Belgian beer on the terrace or tasting the Belgian-French menu served at the on-site restaurant. Other amenities include a gym overlooking the garden and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Situated in an upscale residential area, close to the Louise shopping district and European Parliment Zone, this welcoming trendy hotel has 143 guest rooms all equipped with a mini-fridge, coffee/tea-making facilities and iron/ironing board. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property and amenities include an on-site dining room, cozy bar, fitness center and seasonal courtyard garden.
This elegant 405-room hotel is located close the River Seine and Eiffel Tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A light and airy restaurant serves up a range of international cuisine which during the summer months can be enjoyed in the tranquil terrace and gardens. There is also a lounge bar for snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
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We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.