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Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg

10 Days 3 Countries 7 Cities

Discover the best of these European countries at your own pace during this At Leisure cross-country trip.

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About this trip

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.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... strolling up a tree-lined lane to an 18th century Belgian farmstead, where its owner, Marc, waits with an aperitif for you in his historic courtyard, before serving up home-reared beef bourguignon.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: EHBL

9 Nights

accommodation

13 Meals
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Amsterdam (3 Nights)

Welcome to Amsterdam. Relax and unwind after check-in or take a leisurely stroll through this unique city. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a sightseeing Welcome Reception cruise, aboard a canal boat. Enjoy a light meal and welcome drink as you travel through Amsterdam's famous waterways.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Wyndham Apollo/ Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South

2. Amsterdam Sightseeing and At Leisure

In Amsterdam, enjoy an orientation of the historic city centre. Admire Rembrandt's masterpiece the ‘The Night Watch', during your guided Small Group Sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist of the Rijksmuseum. Visit a historic diamond polishing factory for a Cultural Insight into the traditions of cutting and preparing diamonds for export. During the flowering season (April until mid-May), an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof is sure to dazzle, with several million flowering bulbs planted across a 70-acre site.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

3. The Hague – Delft and Rotterdam Excursion

After a leisurely morning, travel through The Hague to the historic town of Delft. Visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop for a Cultural Insight into the manufacturing of this hand painted porcelain. Continue to Rotterdam, the most important river port in Europe. After a short city orientation, visit the Euromast Tower for spectacular panoramic views of the city and the famous harbour. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you please before returning to Amsterdam this evening.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

4. Amsterdam – Haarzuilens – Maastricht – Bastogne – Luxembourg (2 Nights)

In Haarzuilens, visit the magnificent gardens of fairy tale De Haar Castle. Continue your journey and stop in the historic fortified city of Maastricht. Enjoy free time to explore the city before continuing to Bastogne. View the American Memorial, erected to commemorate the 76,890 American soldiers wounded or killed during the Battle of the Bulge. Arrive later at your hotel in the Duchy of Luxembourg. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Double Tree by Hilton

5. Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure

This morning, visit General George S. Patton's grave. Your walking tour of Luxembourg with a Local Specialist shows you the sights including the breathtaking gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse, the Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Palace. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Your Travel Director will be able to advise on how to get the most from your free time in the city.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

6. Luxembourg – Orval – Dinant – Bruges (2 Nights)

Visit Orval Abbey, a Cistercian monastery famous for producing Trappiste beer. Continue your journey and stop in the pretty town of Dinant, birthplace of Adolphe Sax – best known for inventing the saxophone. Later, arrive in picturesque Bruges and join your fellow travellers this evening for a special Be My Guest dinner at an 18th century farmstead.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Hotel
De Medici

7. Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure

Admire the sights of Bruges including the town square during your walking tour with a Local Specialist. Cruise along picturesque canals during your sightseeing cruise and visit the Lace Centre for a Cultural Insight into the production of this local speciality. Spend the rest of the day exploring the charming medieval streets at your own pace.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

8. Bruges – Gent – Brussels (2 Nights)

Visit the beautiful city of Gent and see the three famous Gent towers – Saint Nicholas' Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. This afternoon in Brussels your Travel Director shows you the city's highlights, including the Atomium, Royal Palace, Japanese Pagodas, the Grand Place and the famous Mannekin Pis.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Hotel
Renaissance

9. Brussels – At Leisure

Today is free for you to do as you wish. Explore the Grand Place, join a beer or bike tour, or simply relax in a café and watch the world go by. Your Travel Director will be able to assist you to get the most from this leisurely day. This evening, celebrate a wonderful trip with your travel companions at a Farewell Dinner.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

10. Depart Brussels

This morning bid farewell to your fellow travellers and take home many special memories. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Please Note: Your coach returns to Amsterdam from Brussels on Day 10. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Amsterdam will be at the Trafalgar Amsterdam hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 3pm, depending on traffic conditions.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Luxembourg and Bruges.

  • Local Specialists
    In Amsterdam, enjoy a guided Small Group Sightseeing visit to the Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a historic diamond polishing factory in Amsterdam.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit the Delft Pottery factory for a look at the creation of this renowned, hand painted, porcelain.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit a lace workshop in Bruges.

  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy a memorable dinner of Belgian cuisine at an 18th century farmstead near Bruges. The farm is home to cattle, sheep and poultry. Meet the farmer who was born and raised on the farm.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

Bruges, Belgium
    • City tour in Luxembourg and Bruges

    • Orientation of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Gent and Brussels

    • Visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Euromast Tower in Rotterdam, Royal Delft Pottery, the Gardens of De Haar Castle, General George Patton's Grave, Orval Abbey and Dinant

    • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam and Bruges

    • View The American Memorial at Bastogne


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Tickets for Keukenhof Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (April until mid-May)


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 81 Reviews

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    One of the best tours I have been on. It would have been much better if there was less sales piches. Also some of the excursions should have really been included. But overall it was very good.

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    Service rating : very goodProduct : Not enough free time probably for some but this is what I like.

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    Very nice trip; Veronica did a wonderful job. We really appreciated her extra efforts to insure my wife's dietary requirements were met.

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    Service rating : These were our 5th & 6th trips with Trafalgar and we were not disappointed with the level of service provided by the Travel Directors and Drivers. James Thomson & Nico Hollevoet on the WW1 & WW11 Battlefields tour together with Sophia Belliveau & Olivier Coquart on the Best of

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    Service rating : I have previously filled a questionnaire on second last day of the tour. Overall, I was disappointed with the tour. Maybe I should have been more "savvy" about the amount of free time offered. Tours were cancelled Before I left Australia, it was suggested I must see the Anne

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 07 July and 04 August 2017 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Keukenhof: Departures 31 March, 07 April, 14 April, 21 April, 28 April, 05 May, 12 May and 19 May 2017 will include tickets to the magnificent Keukenhof tulip fields.
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