Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium


  • 9 days

  • Netherlands

  • Steady pace

tour : HW

Save 10% on 2021

Was from

£1,899pp

Now from

£1,709pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries at a leisurely pace, look no further, this Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour is the perfect vacation. Spend three nights in Amsterdam, two-night stays in Luxembourg and Brussels, and one night in the medieval town of Bruges. The must-see attractions in each city have been included, such as a canal cruise in Amsterdam, the impressive Vrijthof Square in Maastricht, the 17th-century Cathedral of Our Lady in Luxembourg, and the Grand-Place in Brussels, the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. Visit famous museums, such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which houses priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, and the Bastogne War Museum in the Ardennes. Visit the famous Keukenhof Flower Park (departures from March 28 to May 9) or the original Heineken factory (departures from May 16 to October 3). History buffs will be delighted on the visit to Waterloo, Napoleon was defeated in the famous Battle. Highlight of this tour is Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Enjoy guided sightseeing and a canal cruise, and Belgian bonbon tasting a unique experience offered by Globus to give you a true local perspective.

All of this and much more are included on this grand Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour.

Please note: Please note: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.

Highlights

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; enjoy [LF] the Heineken Experience (departures May 16 - October 3)
KEUKENHOF [LF] Visit the Flower Park (departures March 28 - May 9)
DELFT Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory
THE HAGUE Orientation drive
MAASTRICHT Visit Vrijthof Square
BASTOGNE Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American Memorial
LUXEMBOURG Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s grave
WATERLOO Visit the battle site
BRUGES
[LF] Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstration
BRUSSELS
Walking tour including Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; [LF] farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Day
1

Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

AMSTERDAM.

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

AMSTERDAM. EXCURSION TO KEUKENHOF, DELFT & THE HAGUE.

Day
3

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

AMSTERDAM–MAASTRICHT–BASTOGNE, BELGIUM–LUXEMBOURG

Day
4

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

LUXEMBOURG

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LUXEMBOURG–WATERLOO, BELGIUM–BRUGES

Day
6

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BRUGES–BRUSSELS

Day
7

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BRUSSELS

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BRUSSELS

Day
9

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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