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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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    • Departure 27 April will be in Amsterdam on Kings Day. The city centre will be closed to traffic and celebrations will be taking place throughout the country which may impact the timings for your arrival into Amsterdam.
    • Tickets for Keukenhof Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (22 March – 13 May) Departures are 30 March, 06 April, 13 April, 20 April, 27 April, 04 May and 11 May will include tickets to the magnificent Keukenhof tulip fields.
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      • Departure 27 April will be in Amsterdam on Kings Day. The city centre will be closed to traffic and celebrations will be taking place throughout the country which may impact the timings for your arrival into Amsterdam.
      • Tickets for Keukenhof Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (22 March – 13 May) Departures are 30 March, 06 April, 13 April, 20 April, 27 April, 04 May and 11 May will include tickets to the magnificent Keukenhof tulip fields.
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      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Take a At Leisure 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?


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      9 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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)


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        • 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Amsterdam (3 Nights)

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      Amsterdam Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Day 3

      The Hague – Delft and Rotterdam Excursion

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      Amsterdam – Maastricht – Bastogne – Luxembourg (2 Nights)

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      Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Luxembourg – Orval – Dinant – Bruges (2 Nights)

      Bruges, Belgium

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      Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Grand Place, Bruges, Belgium

      Day 8

      Bruges – Ghent – Brussels (2 Nights)

      Bruges, Belgium

      Day 9

      Brussels At Leisure

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      Day 10

      Depart Brussels

      Day 1

      Arrive Amsterdam (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Amsterdam (3 Nights)

      Fall in love with the Lowlands, launching your At Leisure holiday in the magical city of Amsterdam, whose labyrinthine canals and quaint cobbled squares you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception cruise including a light meal and welcome drink. Cruise the city's famous waterways admiring the picture-perfect surrounds and gabled façades.

      Hotel

      Wyndham Apollo

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Wyndham Apollo

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Amsterdam Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - Amsterdam Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Explore Amsterdam's historic city centre this morning and enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum with a Local Specialist. Come face-to-face with such masterpieces as Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch', Van Gogh's self-portrait, and 'The Milkmaid' by Vermeer. We leave great art behind and visit a historic diamond polishing factory where we'll gain an Cultural Insight into the tradition of diamond cutting. Celebrate spring and enjoy an included visit to Keukenhof. Meander through an enchanting wonderland of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths with millions of blooms planted across the 70-acre site (subject to season).

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 3

      The Hague – Delft and Rotterdam Excursion Day 3 - The Hague – Delft and Rotterdam Excursion

      Soak up the gezellig Dutch atmosphere this morning before heading to Delft via The Hague. We admire the delicate blue and white porcelain that has made this historic town famous during a Cultural Insight at the Royal Delft Pottery workshop. Meandering south, we arrive in the edgy port city of Rotterdam where we will enjoy an informative orientation and ascend the iconic Euromast Tower for stunning panoramic views of this city, much of which had to be rebuilt after World War II. Heading back to Amsterdam, consider an evening relaxing in one of the charming pleins lined with cosy cafés.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Amsterdam – Maastricht – Bastogne – Luxembourg (2 Nights) Day 4 - Amsterdam – Maastricht – Bastogne – Luxembourg (2 Nights)

      The fortified city of Maastricht, with its beautiful old churches, ancient city walls, and stunning merchant houses, takes centre stage this morning. We spend some time ambling through its cobblestone town centre before continuing to Bastogne, the site of bloody skirmishes in the World War II Battle of the Bulge. See the Mardasson Memorial commemorating the almost 80,000 American soldiers who were injured or killed during the siege before journeying to the Duchy of Luxembourg, where tonight we'll dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Novotel Kirchberg

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Novotel Kirchberg

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 5 - Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure

      This morning we pay tribute to Allied Forces hero, General George S. Patton, whose final resting place is the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Later, we take to the streets of a fairy-tale capital on a leisurely walking tour of Luxembourg with a Local Specialist. Our route takes us past the Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Palace, with its Flemish Renaissance façades, and includes spectacular views of the gorge of the Rivers Alzette and Petrusse. Spend the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the quaint atmosphere of this tiny country or indulge in a coffee while you people-watch in the leafy Place d'Armes - the choice is yours.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Luxembourg – Orval – Dinant – Bruges (2 Nights) Day 6 - Luxembourg – Orval – Dinant – Bruges (2 Nights)

      We begin our day with a visit to the 12th century Cistercian Orval Abbey renowned for its distinct cheese and for being one of the few breweries that produces Trappiste beer. En route to the enchanting medieval village of Bruges, we stop in Dinant whose famous son, Adolphe Sax, is credited with having invented the saxophone. This evening we enjoy a memorable Be My Guest experience with Marc and Judig Nyssen at their 18th century Bruges farmstead to learn about Flanders farm life and enjoy hearty Belgian fare.

      Hotel

      Golden Tulip De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Golden Tulip De Medici

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 7 - Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Wake up in beautiful Bruges and join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of this picturesque town. Take to the water and enjoy a whimsical sightseeing cruise along the city's wonderful canals lined with Gothic façades. Admire the delicate art of Belgian lace during a Cultural Insight at the Lace Centre in the old lace school of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. Spend the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the old-world charm of this beguiling town.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Bruges – Ghent – Brussels (2 Nights) Day 8 - Bruges – Ghent – Brussels (2 Nights)

      Delve into centuries of trade heritage in the port city of Ghent, with its picturesque riverine backdrop. See the medieval city's three famous towers - Saint Nicholas' Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo's Cathedral - before continuing to Brussels, a multi-cultural melting pot which you will have an opportunity to explore after your Travel Director shows you the city's highlights. See the Atomium - designed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, Mannekin Pis and the exquisite Grand Place with its opulent and ornate guildhalls. This evening consider sampling mouth-watering Belgian cuisine washed down with the city's best beers.

      Hotel

      Sofitel Europe

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Sofitel Europe

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 9

      Brussels At Leisure Day 9 - Brussels At Leisure

      Embrace a full day at leisure in the Belgian capital to explore the city on your terms. Visit Cinquantenaire and learn about military history through the centuries, meander past the Royal Palace and through the leafy lanes of Brussels Park or indulge in delicious chocolate tasting. Your Travel Director will assist you to make the most out of your full day at leisure. This evening we celebrate a memorable sojourn through three fascinating countries during a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Brussels Day 10 - Depart Brussels

      We bid Belgium a fond adieu this morning as we prepare to close the curtain on a memorable At Leisure holiday. 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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      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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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


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      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
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        • 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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        Service rating : Trafalgar"s itinerary matched the advertised tour. The tour director and the local tour guides were very knowledgeable and courteous. I would recommend Trafalgar to my friends and I plan another trip next year.Product : The excursions were excellent. The city of Bruges and the

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        Service rating : I felt that the tour was very poorly organized and time management was a huge problem. I have never been on an organized tour wherein more time is spent at a rest stop to use the bathroom than actually spent exploring or visiting the town/village/museum that you are paying to

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        Service rating : We enjoyed the number of locations we got to see. We did feel however that it wasn't a leisurely tour. We felt rushed and would have liked to have spent more time in certain locations. Some days we had to make a choice between eating and sightseeing if we wanted to take

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        I recently took your Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium tour. While I had a wonderful time, I do have a few reservations about the tour. First, the hotels in both Amsterdam and Luxembourg, while very nice, were also very isolated. I'm accustomed to staying in more centrally located hotels,

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        Service rating : i will recommend them and travel with Trafalgar againProduct : Not enough time in some cities like Dinant. The Abbey was nice but it was too far and we couldn't spend a lot of time there. I suggest, skip the Abbey and give us a half day in Dinant

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