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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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6 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

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    • Tickets for Keukenhof Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (22 March – 13 May 2018) Departures 08 April, 22 April, 29 April and 06 May will include tickets to the magnificent Keukenhof tulip fields instead of a visit to Gouda.
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    • 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 traveling as part of a family group. 
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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Shared Rooming: Guarantee Room Share and Triple Rooms are not available on this trip.
      • Tickets for Keukenhof Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (22 March – 13 May 2018) Departures 08 April, 22 April, 29 April and 06 May will include tickets to the magnificent Keukenhof tulip fields instead of a visit to Gouda.
      • Conditions and restrictions apply, visit www.trafalgar.com/previewconditions for details.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • 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.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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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.

      Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.


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      Trip code: AMEX

      5 Nights

      accommodation

      8 Meals
      • 5 hot buffet breakfast

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


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      Travel Highlights

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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


       

      Amsterdam Explorer

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Amsterdam (5 Nights)

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      Amsterdam Sightseeing including the Rijksmuseum

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      Day 3

      Amsterdam – Excursion to Haarlem, Volendam and Zaanse Schans

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      Day 4

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

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      Day 5

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

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      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

      Optional Experiences

      Hidden Amsterdam

      Still in use by the Dutch Royal Family, The Royal Palace in Amsterdam was built in 1648. Originally serving as the Town Hall, it was also a Napoleonic Palace before its current role. Its rich history and the interior of this magnificent building in the heart of Amsterdam make this a must see in Amsterdam.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Van Loon Museum

      In the heart of the canal district lies Museum Van Loon, a magnificent private residence built in 1672. This former residence of the artist Ferdinand Bol, the interior has remained largely intact since the 18th century and still evokes the splendour of the Golden Age. We’ll discover the museum’s large collection of paintings, fine furniture, precious silver and porcelain from several centuries. Behind the house, the beautiful garden is laid out in formal style and is an oasis of quiet in the modern inner city. This glimpse of the world behind the façades of the world-famous canals is highly recommended.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Holland's Favorite Food

      Nibble your way through Amsterdam's international dining scene on a tasting tour led by a local specialist. Learn about the international flavors that have influenced Dutch cuisine, while grabbing bites at a cheese shop, beer garden and family restaurant. Savour handpicked local delicacies including artisanal cheeses, a sweet ‘stroopwafel’ and the best fish in town. We'll wash them all down with a beer or jenever.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      Dutch Countryside Bicycle Ride with a Local

      The Netherlands is well known for being the perfect country to go for a bike ride. We'll leave the hectic city behind and cycle into the beautiful and green nature reserve called “Waterland”. Our Local Specialist will take us through centuries-old picturesque villages with typical wooden houses. We'll cross wooden bridges, pass brooks and green pastures and ride along the Ijsselmeer. Comfortable bicycles, helmets and refreshment in a typical Dutch Café are provided. The best way to experience Holland!

      Adult Price: €52.00

      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

      Optional Experiences

      Muiderslot, A Geniune Castle

      We'll take a short drive to imposing Muiderslot Castle, which will give us a real taste of Dutch history. It's part of Amsterdam's Defence Line and is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. During your guided tour, through rooms refurbished in 17th-century style, you'll imagine yourself in a Rembrandt painting as it evokes the period when Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, known as the "Dutch Shakespeare," occupied the castle. We'll also enjoy a garden tour and a refreshment in a typical Dutch Inn is included.

      Adult Price: €53.00

      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

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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

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        • 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


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      Travel Highlights

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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 : I felt the tour director did not always communicate well, I felt she wasn't enjoying her job at times. One example is we didn't go up the euromast tower, we drove past no mention of it. That night I checked itinerary and that was one of included things. The next day we were

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        Service rating : My family was disappointed in the "hand picked" hotel. The staff was rude at times and the rooms were not clean. They completely skipped cleaning our room all together one day. The Apollo also had construction going on and stepping over and around workers with chemical smells

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        Reception dinner was awful. No choice of foods. Farewell dinner awful. Menu was changed from our choices. Place was filthy. Hair in food. Limited optionals. Castle was waste of time. Had to wait fo a castle guide who was the rushed, had refreshments at local pub then had to stand on street

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        Hotel location is pretty good but unfortunately reception area under renovation. Good to find alternative hotel to accommodate us. So far, all are great!

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