Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg 2014

  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
    At Leisure 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: This leisurely trip around Benelux reveals the treasures of three of Europe's smallest nations – from the canals, picturesque towns and fairytale castles to Rembrandt and Royal Delft.It's Insider moments like… strolling up the tree-lined lane to a pretty 18th century farmstead, where its owner waits with an aperitif for you in his courtyard. Marc Nyssen is still farming the land he was born and raised on and he reminisces about his family's history on the Hoeve – where they've farmed for five generations. Sitting down around the big wooden table, he tells more stories as you dine on a meal straight from the Hofstede De Stamper farm – with home-reared beef bourguignon, creamy gratin and tangy apple pie.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Belgium's Best Traditions Discover a manufacturer of chocolate, learn all the secrets that make Belgian chocolate the most exquisite in the world. Then head to a Belgian Brewery and enjoy tasting a selection of Belgian Beers and typical local appetizers.

    • + Waterloo In 1815 Napoleon fought his last famous battle here against the Duke of Wellington! Visit the famous battlefields, monuments, historical sights, and discover how this decisive battle changed the face of Europe. See the huge iron monument on top of an artificial mound, built by the widows of battle veterans, from which there is a spectacular panoramic view.


    • + Dinner In A Historic Dutch House Savour a meal of Dutch specialities in elegant surroundings. Drinks included.

    • + Hidden Amsterdam Wealth and spirit is what the Jews have brought to Amsterdam. Both can still be admired in the former Jewish part of the city. We begin with a visit of the Anne Frank House, and also see the Begijnenhof, where unmarried women lived in safety in earlier times.

    • + Kinderdijk Visit And Boat Ride See the spectacular straight line of 19 working windmills, built around 1740 to pump water out of the reclaimed 'polder' lands. Part of a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site, situated below sea-level. Experience the Dutch provincial landscape between the Rhine river branches of the delta, during our boat ride.

    • + Volendam Discover the polder lands of the former Zuider Zee (Southern Sea) and its genuine countryside. Capture the wonder and feel the power of a 17th century windmill in action. Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the famous picturesque village of Volendam, its old harbour, wooden houses and locals dressed in traditional costume. This optional experience will only be offered during the period when Keukenhof is closed.


    • + Excursion To The Roman City Of Trier In Germany With Dinner Drive to the German city of Trier, visit the historic Roman city with our Local Guide. After free time in the centre we proceed to the nearby hills for great views over the Moselle river and surrounding famous wine region. Here, in an original villa turned into a restaurant, we enjoy a three-course dinner with drinks overlooking the valley.


    • + Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, Flanders Fields Excursion Conducted by an expert Local Guide, we take an in-depth drive and visit of Belgium's historic heritage, where we will see Hitler's Atlantic Wall, the seaside resort of Ostend, Flander's fields and Nieuwpoort war memorial.

    • + Magical Bruges By Horse And Carriage We go for a magical carriage ride by the colourful canals and squares of the Venice of the North. See the Lake of Love with its gliding swans, the ornate bridges, the step-gabled houses reflecting in the canals and the bells of the carillon chiming creating a fascinating dream-like atmosphere.

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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