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Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg

10 Days 3 Countries 6 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

Take a leisurely jaunt through Benelux - from fairy-tale castles to flowering fields, Rembrandt to Royal Delft. See the historic fortified city of Maastricht, where four nations converge, the breathtaking gorge of Luxembourg's Alzette and Petrusse rivers, and one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities, where traditional Belgian chocolate, beer and lace are in plentiful supply - where else but in Bruges?


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

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 (March 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 – Maastricht – Bastogne – Luxembourg (2 Nights)

This morning 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
Novotel Luxembourg

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
Golden Tulip 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 – Ghent – Brussels (2 Nights)

Visit the beautiful city of Ghent and see the three famous Ghent 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
Sheraton

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.

Meal(s)
Buffet Breakfast

Guest Reviews and Ratings

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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

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Join Marc and Judig Nyssen at their 18th century Bruges farmstead to learn about Flanders farm life and enjoy hearty Belgian fare

  • Cultural Insights
    Explore Holland's long diamond heritage at a historic diamond polishing factory in Amsterdam, visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate, porcelain is created and see first-hand the famous tradition of Belgian lace at a workshop in Bruges

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Luxembourg and Bruges

  • Small Group Sightseeing
    Enjoy a guided visit to Amsterdam's famous Rijksmuseum with a group size of no more than 25 guests

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Luxembourg and Bruges

    • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam and Bruges

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

    • View The American Memorial at Bastogne

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

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

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


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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.


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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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