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Best of Holland

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $2,275 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Clogs hanging up on display, Netherlands

Countries Visited

Netherlands ...more Netherlands

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Aalsmeer, The Hague, Delft, Nijmegen, Keukenhof, Arnhem, Zwolle, Groningen, Volendam ...more Amsterdam, Aalsmeer, The Hague, Delft, Nijmegen, Keukenhof, Arnhem, Zwolle, Groningen, Volendam
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam

    What better place to start your jaunt through Holland than Amsterdam? Spend your day strolling through its pretty streets and tree-lined canals, stopping for a coffee and speculaas along the way. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening on a scenic canal cruise, including a light meal and welcome drinks, admiring the centuries-old façades.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Bilderberg Garden
  2. Day 2 Explore Amsterdam’s Art and Architecture

    Delve into the Golden Age and its extraordinary art, architecture and history, traversing the city's inner labyrinth of canals and narrow streets, along which hundreds of sturdy Dutch bicycles rattle day and night. Dive Into Culture and enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum, featuring the works of great Dutch masters, including Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 A Day at Floriade Expo 2022

    Take a day trip to Floriade Expo 2022, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, where you'll learn all about the future of growing ‘Green Cities' and explore what a green city of the future could look like. On this incredible visit to Almere, itself a new Dutch city built on land that was reclaimed from the sea, you'll Dive Into Culture and discover what it would be like to live in a city which is built with environmental sustainability at its core. Tour the location's three districts, each with their own theme – Food, Energy and Health – as you explore this tranquil setting and lose yourself amidst all that greenery. You'll enjoy a multitude of live entertainment and visit the Green Island, returning home with great insights into what a custom-made green city of the future could look like.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  4. Day 4 Onwards to Delft and Nijmegen

    We rise with the birds this morning, taking a trip to Aalsmeer to visit the vibrant flower auction and see the vividly hued blooms for which Holland is so famous. Alternatively, during the flowering season (end of March until mid-May), we'll enjoy an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof – the mesmerising sight of several million flowering bulbs planted across 80 acres (32 ha) will leave you in absolute awe. We continue through The Hague to the historic town of Delft and Dive Into Culture at the Royal Delft Pottery workshop where we'll gain insights into the manufacturing of this delicate hand-painted blue and white porcelain. Then it's on to Nijmegen where we'll stay the night.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Mercure Centre
  5. Day 5 Off to Stunning Zwolle and Groningen

    Our first stop this morning is to see John Frost Bridge, so named to pay tribute to the commander of the British forces that held the bridge for four days with a mere 750 soldiers, during the World War II Battle of Arnhem. There's more World War II history to follow at the Airborne Museum. Next, we head north to the beautiful Hanseatic city of Zwolle, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour through its medieval centre before making our way to Groningen. With its rich history and peculiar dialect, the city will be a highlight for culture and history buffs.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Apollo
  6. Day 6 Venture to Volendam and Return to Amsterdam

    Dive Into Culture and saddle up to explore the university city of Groningen during a guided bicycle tour of its medieval centre. Ramble along the city's ring of canals like a local, before enjoying a stunning drive through the mesmerising Frisian Lake District en route to Volendam, a former fishing port on the edge of IJsselmeer. Dive Into Culture and learn about the craft of wooden clog making and Dutch cheese, followed by a celebratory Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with the Pauw family as you Connect With Locals over a traditional Dutch meal.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Mercure City
  7. Day 7 Farewell Amsterdam

    For now we say a fond tot ziens to Amsterdam and our newfound friends, closing the door on a memorable Dutch experience. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Best of Holland
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 6 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Discover Amsterdam
  • Explore the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Zwolle and Groningen (on a bicycle tour) with a Local Specialist
  • Tickets for Keukenhof Tulip Bulb fields are included during the flowering season (end of March until mid-May)
  • Tickets for Floriade Expo in Almere (mid-April until end of September)
  • View the John Frost Bridge in Arnhem
  • Visit Aalsmeer or Keukenhof (when open), Royal Delft Pottery, the Airborne Museum in Arnhem and a cheese and clog factory in Volendam
  • Connect With Locals Go Dutch and share a gezellig Be My Guest dinner, savouring delicious local cheeses, with the Pauw family on their dairy farm near Amsterdam.
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit Floriade Expo 2022, where you'll learn about the sustainable practices that would underpin a green city of the future and how these can be incorporated in your own life.
  • Dive Into Culture Learn about the 'green city of the future' at Floriade Expo 2022 and feel what it would be like to live in a city created with a green heart at its core.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate porcelain is created.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit the Rijksmuseum, the national art gallery of the Netherlands, where you'll enjoy its exceptional collection of works by the Dutch masters.
  • Dive Into Culture Take a guided bicycle tour of Groningen and discover how wooden clogs and Dutch cheese are made.

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