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Amsterdam Explorer

6 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

With the buzz of a big city and charm of a little village, let Amsterdam's tree-lined canals captivate you.

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About this trip

With the buzz of a big city and charm of a little village, let Amsterdam's tree-lined canals captivate you. Wander through the city's labyrinthine streets, the smell of pancakes and spicy 'speculaas' coffee linger as you dodge the swarm of bicycles that pound the city's cobblestone roads. You'll also delve into Dutch WWII history and visit Gouda's traditional cheese market.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: AMEX

5 Nights

accommodation

8 Meals
  • 5 hot buffet breakfast

  • 3 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City orientation in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam

    • Scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam

    • Tickets for Keukenhof Tulip Bulb fields are included during the flowering season as an alternative to Gouda (April until mid-May)

    • Visit the Rijksmuseum, Corrie ten Boom House and Museum in Haarlem, Volendam, Zaanse Schans, The Hague, Delft, Kinderdijk and Gouda


What's Included

Dining

    • 5 hot buffet breakfast

    • 3 dinners


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


Amsterdam Explorer

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam (5 Nights)

Day 2

Amsterdam Sightseeing including the Rijksmuseum

Day 3

Amsterdam – Excursion to Haarlem, Volendam and Zaanse Schans

Day 4

Amsterdam – Excursion to The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

Day 5

Amsterdam – Excursion to Gouda (Keukenhof excursion included during Tulip Season as an alternative to Gouda)

Day 6

Depart Amsterdam

Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam (5 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Amsterdam (5 Nights)

Welcome to the vibrant and friendly city of Amsterdam where you will find more canals than in Venice. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception and light meal on a relaxing city cruise along picturesque canals and under stone bridges - the perfect introduction to the city.

Hotel

Wyndham Apollo

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Wyndham Apollo

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Amsterdam Sightseeing including the Rijksmuseum Day 2 - Amsterdam Sightseeing including the Rijksmuseum

Enjoy a city orientation of Amsterdam with its 17th century architecture this morning. See the Mint Tower and the floating flower market and drive across Dam Square. Stop at the Rijksmuseum where you will see some of the Dutch masterpieces including Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' during a Small Group Sightseeing tour. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city. This evening consider a typical Dutch meal in a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Amsterdam – Excursion to Haarlem, Volendam and Zaanse Schans Day 3 - Amsterdam – Excursion to Haarlem, Volendam and Zaanse Schans

This morning visit the Corrie ten Boom House and Museum in Haarlem with a Local Specialist. Corrie ten Boom was a Christian who along with her family helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. She was imprisoned for her actions and later wrote a famous book, 'The Hiding Place'. Later enjoy an excursion to a typical Dutch fishing village. Sample some famous Dutch cheeses during a visit to a windmill to discover the inner workings. Find out about the Zuider Zee and land reclamation from the sea. This evening meet some of our local friends on a farm and enjoy a meal of Dutch delicacies.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 3

Day 4

Amsterdam – Excursion to The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam and Kinderdijk Day 4 - Amsterdam – Excursion to The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam and Kinderdijk

The Hague is the capital of The Netherlands where the parliament is located. Visit the city and find out a little about the International Courts of Justice. This is the judicial branch of the United Nations which also has its headquarters in the city. Enjoy a stop in Delft when you will find out a little about the famous blue pottery when you visit the factory for an included tour with a Local Specialist. Finally visit the world's largest port city of Rotterdam. This impressive city is best seen with an included visit to the top of the Euromast Tower. A picture perfect moment will be had when you stop to admire the view of a series of traditional windmills in Kinderdijk before returning to Amsterdam.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Amsterdam – Excursion to Gouda (Keukenhof excursion included during Tulip Season as an alternative to Gouda) Day 5 - Amsterdam – Excursion to Gouda (Keukenhof excursion included during Tulip Season as an alternative to Gouda)

Today visit a traditional Cheese Market which takes place in the medieval town of Gouda. The first mention of Gouda cheese dates from 1184 making it one of the oldest recorded cheeses still made in the world today. The cheese is named after the Dutch city of Gouda, not because it is produced in or near the city, but because it has historically been traded here. In the Middle Ages all the cheeses would be taken to the market square in Gouda to be sold. Enjoy seeing this ancient cheese tradition taking place before you have free time to explore some of the other attractions. (Please note that during the opening of Keukenhof an excursion to see the tulip fields will be included instead of the visit to Gouda). This evening celebrate your time in Amsterdam with a delicious Farewell Dinner in the trendy city centre.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

Depart Amsterdam Day 6 - Depart Amsterdam

Bid farewell to your travel companions and Travel Director this morning as your time in Amsterdam comes to an end. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insight
    Visit a working Dutch Windmill and see the inner workings of the machinery responsible for helping to reclaim the Netherlands from the sea. Visit the Delft Pottery factory for a look at the creation of this renowned, hand painted, porcelain. A Dutch dining experience at a cheese farm where you will also gain an insight into the making of traditional wooden clogs

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

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City orientation in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam

    • Scenic canal cruise in Amsterdam

    • Tickets for Keukenhof Tulip Bulb fields are included during the flowering season as an alternative to Gouda (April until mid-May)

    • Visit the Rijksmuseum, Corrie ten Boom House and Museum in Haarlem, Volendam, Zaanse Schans, The Hague, Delft, Kinderdijk and Gouda


What's Included

Dining

    • 5 hot buffet breakfast

    • 3 dinners


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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6 Days, 1 Country, 8 Cities

Amsterdam Explorer

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    • Shared Rooming: Guarantee Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
    • Keukenhof: Departures 26 March, 02 April, 09 April, 23 April, 30 April and 07 May 2017 will include tickets to the magnificent Keukenhof tulip fields instead of a visit to Gouda.
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