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Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,588 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Holland And Belgium Dutch Clog

Countries Visited

Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg ...more Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Bastogne, Luxembourg City, Dinant, Bruges, Ghent, Brussels ...more Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Bastogne, Luxembourg City, Dinant, Bruges, Ghent, Brussels
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Amsterdam

    Get ready to fall in love with the beautiful 'Lowlands', beginning your holiday in the magical city of Amsterdam. You will have an opportunity to explore its labyrinthine canals and vibrant squares on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception cruise, including a light meal and welcome drink. Admire the city's famous waterways, gabled façades and cosmopolitan atmosphere as we launch our adventure together.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
  2. Day 2 Explore Amazing Amsterdam Dive Into Culture

    Explore Amsterdam’s historic city centre this morning. Dive Into Culture on 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. Celebrate spring and enjoy an included visit to Keukenhof (subject to season) where you'll stroll through an enchanting wonderland of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths with millions of blooms planted across the 32-hectare site.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
  3. Day 3 Discover Delft and Rotterdam Dive Into Culture

    Soak up the gezellig Dutch atmosphere this morning, before heading to Delft via The Hague. We Dive Into Culture during a visit to the Royal Delft Pottery workshop and admire the delicate blue and white porcelain that has made this historic town famous. We continue our journey south, arriving in the edgy port city of Rotterdam where we will enjoy an informative orientation tour. Heading back to Amsterdam, consider a leisurely evening in one of the charming pleins lined with cosy cafés.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
  4. Day 4 Onwards to Maastricht, Bastogne and Luxembourg City

    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 strolling through its town centre before continuing to Bastogne, the site of bloody skirmishes in the World War II Battle of the Bulge. Later we visit the 12th century Cistercian Orval Abbey, renowned for being one of the few breweries that produce Trappist beer, before journeying onward to the Duchy of Luxembourg, where tonight we'll dine at our hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Parc Hotel Alvisse Luxembourg
  5. Day 5 See the Sights of Luxembourg City

    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 embark on a leisurely walking tour of Luxembourg City 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 Breakfast
    hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Parc Hotel Alvisse Luxembourg
  6. Day 6 Journey to Bruges

    Today we journey across Belgium, making a stop in Dinant, whose famous son, Adolphe Sax, is credited with having invented the saxophone. Later we arrive in the enchanting medieval town of Bruges, where you can explore the cobbled streets and perhaps try the delicious local chocolate and Belgium's famous frites – the perfect fried chips!

    meals Breakfast
    hotel De' Medici
  7. Day 7 Uncover the Treasures of Bruges Dive Into Culture Connect with Locals

    Wake up in beautiful Bruges and join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the town. Take to the water and enjoy a whimsical sightseeing cruise along the city's wonderful canals lined with Gothic façades. Dive Into Culture next and admire the delicate art of Belgian lace. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, immersing yourself in the old-world allure of this town.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel De' Medici, NH Brugge
  8. Day 8 Continue to Ghent and Brussels Stays With Stories

    Delve into centuries of trade heritage in the medieval port city of Ghent, with its picturesque riverine backdrop. See the 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. Our Stays With Stories hotel is the elegant Sofitel Brussels Europe. The hotel has long been the lodging of choice for the world’s movers and shakers, including Mark Zuckerberg and Angela Merkel. It’s surrounded by leafy parks, cafes and museums, in the heart of the tranquil European District.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sofitel Europe
  9. Day 9 Brussels Your Way Make Travel Matter

    Embrace this day at leisure to explore the Belgian capital as you wish. Stroll past the Royal Palace and through the leafy lanes of Brussels Park or indulge in tasting delicious chocolate. Your Travel Director will assist you to make the most out of your free day. This evening, join us for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate our memorable sojourn through three fascinating countries.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Sofitel Europe
  10. Day 10 Farewell Brussels

    We bid Belgium a fond adieu this morning as we prepare to close the curtain on a memorable holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Whats Included

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

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Dive Into Culture

  • Amsterdam: Visit the Rijksmuseum, the national art gallery of the Netherlands, where you'll enjoy its exceptional collection of works by the Dutch masters.
  • Delft: Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate porcelain is created.
  • Bruges: See first-hand the famous tradition of Belgian lace at a workshop in Bruges.

Iconic Experience

  • Amsterdam: Cruise along the old waterways with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. Discover the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
  • Rotterdam: Witness the impressive market hall and Erasmus Bridge on your orientation of this modern city.
  • Maastricht: Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in Holland, where churches, city walls, monumental merchant houses and big squares merge seamlessly with contemporary boutiques and restaurants.
  • Bastogne: Visit the Mardasson Monument, where American troops who fought for liberation of the Belgian people are memorialised with the inscription ''They who live now can witness the grandness of those who died here, they all fought with an increasing respect for freedom for which they went through an ordeal of fire to achieve it.''
  • : Stop in Villers-devant-Orval to visit the 12th-century Orval Abbey, renowned for its local production of the Trappist beer. Venture beyond the dominant yellow stone façade to discover a variety of architectural styles that evoke the building's storied history.
  • Luxembourg City: With your Local Specialist, enjoy views over the Petrusse Ravine and walk through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the cathedral, the Palace of the Grand Duke and visit the grave of U.S. General George S. Patton.
  • Dinant: Stop for time at leisure in Dinant and see the towering Collegiate Church of Our Lady.
  • Bruges: Visit the Market Square and famous belfry of the Market Hall with your Local Specialist. See the Gothic town hall in Burg Square and the frescoes on the walls of the Holy Blood Chapel.
  • Ghent: Stroll along the Lys River to the historic city centre of Ghent and discover one of Europe’s finest panoramas of water, spires and centuries-old grand houses.
  • Brussels: Join your Travel Director for an orientation of Brussels. See the Atomium, Mannekin Pis and Grand Palace.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Luxembourg City and Bruges with a Local Specialist
  • : Discover Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Ghent and Brussels
  • : Visit General George Patton's Grave in Luxembourg City, Orval Abbey, Dinant and a lace making workshop in Bruges
  • : View The American Memorial at Bastogne
  • : Scenic Cruise on the canals of Amsterdam and Bruges
  • : Tickets for Keukenhof Tulip Bulb Gardens are included during the flowering season (end of March until mid-May)

Trafalgar Difference

  • Brussels: Stay where Europe's movers and shakers do when they visit Brussels. The elegant Sofitel Brussels Europe lies in the leafy European District of the city.

Whats Included

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

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Amsterdam

Available on Day 2

Hidden Amsterdam

We'll pay a visit to The Royal Palace in Amsterdam with our Local Specialist. Built in 1648, it originally served as the Town Hall and is still in use by the Dutch Royal Family today. It has also been 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.
Adult Price: € 48

Monnickendam Dinner & Dutch Countryside

A beautiful countryside drive brings us to historic Monnickendam, the small fishing village that was formerly a major Dutch port. A walk along the wonderful streets and past lovely gabled houses brings us to the town’s former cheese weigh-house, now an atmospheric restaurant, for a delicious three-course dinner with wine, beer and soft drinks.
Adult Price: € 63

Van Loon Museum

In the heart of the canal district lies Museum Van Loon, a magnificent private residence built in 1672. The former residence of the artist Ferdinand Bol, the 18th-century interior still evokes the splendor of the Golden Age. With our Local Specialist, we’ll discover the large collection of paintings, fine furniture, precious silver and porcelain from several centuries. A short walking tour in the heart of the city will then take us to the Beguinage (Begijnhof), a hidden courtyard where extremely pious women lived for almost 700 years. This glimpse behind the façades of Amsterdam's world-famous canals is highly recommended.
Adult Price: € 42

Available on Day 3

Muiderslot, A Genuine Castle

We'll take a short drive with our Local Specialist 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, it's easy to picture 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.
Adult Price: € 56

Luxembourg City

Available on Day 5

Roman Trier Discovery And Dinner

Your Local Specialist will reveal the historic Roman city of Trier, with free time in the center before you proceed to the nearby hills, for views over the Moselle River and famous wine region. Here, in a traditional villa converted into a restaurant, you’ll enjoy a three-course dinner with drinks overlooking the valley.
Adult Price: € 70

Bruges

Available on Day 6

Ypres Excursion and Last Post Ceremony

Travel with your Local Specialist to the historic town of Ypres, a ‘city of peace’ famous for its involvement in World War I. Visit two famous cemeteries and attend the famous Last Post Ceremony, which commemorates the fallen of the British Army and her allies on the surrounding Flanders Fields. You’ll also have the chance to visit Ypres' famous market square and take in the atmosphere of this unique location.
Adult Price: € 47

Available on Day 7

Belgium's Best Traditions and Tastes

You’ll discover all the secrets and techniques that make Belgian chocolate the most exquisite in the world. Then head to a Belgian Brewery to savor a selection of Belgian beers.
Adult Price: € 39

Magical Bruges By Horse And Carriage

Experience a magical carriage ride by the colorful canals and squares of the Venice of the North. You’ll see the Lake of Love with its gliding swans, the ornate bridges, the step-gabled houses reflecting in the canals and hear the bells of the carillon chiming.
Adult Price: € 38

Brussels

Available on Day 8

Waterloo Explored

In 1815 Napoleon fought his famous last battle here against the Duke of Wellington. You’ll visit the battlefields and monuments and discover how the face of Europe was changed forever. You’ll also see the famous iron lion monument on top of the hill, which you can climb if you wish. The monument was built by the widows of veterans and you'll hear their story as you gaze at the spectacular panoramic view.
Adult Price: € 40

Available on Day 9

Antwerp Unveiled

Join this half-day experience to Antwerp, the second-largest city and biggest port of Belgium. You’ll discover the city with your Local Specialist and visit the largest Gothic cathedral of Belgium to see artworks by Peter Paul Rubens. You can also enjoy a traditional beer or waffle in the beautiful square right by the Cathedral.
Adult Price: € 42

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Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Service
Booking was very smooth and easy! Rob took good care of us.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your trip to Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Rob is a great Travel Specialist, so we're happy to hear you enjoyed working with him. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback!
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Vacation
The trip was good! Saw lots of interesting things that we wouldn’t have seen on our own.
Mary Martin
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Service
I have booked 13 trips with GET. I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE I’m talking to family.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Oh my goodness! Thirteen trips! That's amazing!! We are certainly thankful for your repeat business, and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed this trip so much. When you're ready to plan vacation number 14, be sure to give us a call! Happy Travels!!
Monday, October 17, 2022
Vacation
Beautiful country’s. The weather was beautiful the first part of October. Just on the edge of winter. We had a wonderful tour guide full of great information about the countries we visited. Was helpful in all respects. Most hotels centrally located to shops and restaurants
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Service
Thanks to the Dream Team ( tourguide Jelle and Driver Rudy ) best team .
Vacation
Great service and excellent tour
Phyllis Schneider
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Service
This was originally booked Nov 2019, then postponed twice due to COVID. I had a good experience with all of my re-scheduling phone calls and billing. Alyssa Rucker was efficient and helpful.
Vacation
Optional experiences, should have been included in the original tour cost. Not participating in the optionals means a lot of unscheduled time to 'explore' cities/locations on our own - but the optionals were often the major attraction of that stop (which why almost everyone on our tour signed up for most optionals.) Felt a little like 'nickel and diming' us.
Michelle Pinch
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Service
They did well with the rudiments of the trip. Where improvement can be found is in response time between the client and the agency, as well as "thinking outside of the box" with regards to anything the client requests. Don't say "We can't do that" until the inquiry is thoroughly reviewed with whomever needs to make those final decisions.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do appreciate your insight and suggestions and are happy to see that you enjoyed the trip.
Friday, May 6, 2022
Vacation
From meet and greet to final goodbyes, Veronica Stel was superb in all her efforts. The agenda was reasonable and all the stops and sights were clearly laid out and followed to a "T". I would recommend anyone who wanted to see most of the highlights of these 3 countries contact Trafalgar.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Service
It was top notch! The accomodations,included tours , optionals ,tour guide Jelle was exceptional same for the bus driver Kris , the dream team . I highly recommend this tour to the tulips
Vacation
Exellent from the first moment .
Trusted Customer
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Service
Daniel did our bookings, he’s wonderful
Vacation
Hope there’s at 3 days to explore Belgium, Luxembourg and more flexibility to go around the city, villages and not rushing due to time allowed, otherwise good experience
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 28, 2019
Service
My contact was rude.
Vacation
Our tour director was dishonest and lied about timing and dates so we would buy her excursions.
John Fitzgerald
Monday, May 20, 2019
Service
All was done professionally and well.
Vacation
Interesting sights and well planned. Hotels in Amsterdam and Luxembourg were poorly located and our excellent guide could have led walking tours better if he’d worn an orange scarf or somesuch. Otherwise, all was great.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Service
Staff was knowledgeable and did great job of getting good flights.
Vacation
We were able to see a lot of interesting sights without the hassle of trying to do it on our own. Everything was well organized and professionally executed.
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