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Holland And Belgium Dutch Clog
10 Days
3 Countries

Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

11 Cities

Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Dinant, Luxembourg City, Bastogne, Maastricht, Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Rotterdam

13 Meals

4 Dinners, 9 Breakfasts

Comfortable

Mainly 2–3-night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires 1-3 miles of walking per day that might involve some uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones and stairs.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar
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Experience all the highlights of the Low Countries on this Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg trip. Buzzing capitals, quaint merchant towns and lush countryside are the backdrop to the fascinating stories of these tiny nations.

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Day 1

Arrive Brussels

Launch your holiday in Brussels. Later, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.

Bronze Sculpture of Manneken Pis in Brussels, Belgium
Accommodation Martin's Hotel
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

Brussels Your Way

Today, your Travel Director will take you on an Orientation tour of Brussels, see the Atomium, designed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, Mannekin Pis and the exquisite Grand Place with its opulent and ornate guildhalls. After you will have an opportunity to explore the 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 remaining day at leisure. 

The Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium
Accommodation Martin's Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Visit Waterloo, Belgium
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 th...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 3

Continue to Ghent and Bruges

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 on to Bruges.

Atomium Monument in Brussels, Belgium
Accommodation Hotel De' Medici Bruges
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Visit Ypres and last post ceremony, Belgium
Ypres Excursion and Last Post Ceremony

Travel with your Local Specialist to the historic town of Ypres, a ‘city of peace’ known for its involvement in World War I. Visit two well-known c...

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Optional Experiences

Day 4

Uncover the Treasures of Bruges

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, before joining the rest of your group for a 3-course meal at your hotel. 

Grote Markt square in Bruges, Belgium
Accommodation Hotel De' Medici Bruges
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture See traditional lace making at a workshop in Bruges
Discover the famous tradition of Belgian lace in Bruges

See first-hand the famous tradition of Belgian lace at a workshop in Bruges.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Optional Experiences Why not visit a chocolatier and brewery in Bruges, Belgium
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 savou...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Bruges by horse and carriage, Belgium
Magical Bruges by Horse and Carriage

Experience a magical carriage ride by the colourful canals and squares of the Venice of the North. You’ll see the Lake of Love with its gliding swa...

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Optional Experiences

Day 5

Journey to Luxembourg

En route to the Duchy of Luxembourg, we stop in Dinant whose famous son, Adolphe Sax, is credited with having invented the saxophone. Visit the 12th-century Cistercian Orval Abbey, renowned for being one of the few breweries that produce Trappist beer. Get a taste of their sustainable Trappist beer, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Tonight, we wine dine at our hotel.

 

Canal in Bruges, Belgium
Accommodation Parc Hotel Alvisse Luxembourg
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Walking tour with beer & waffles in Antwerp
Orval Beer

Taste acclaimed Orval Trappist beer, renowned for its fruity flavors. Brewed in the monastic tradition, it has been produced respecting the natural...

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Day 6

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.

View of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Accommodation Parc Hotel Alvisse Luxembourg
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Walking tour & dinner in Trier, Germany
Roman Trier Discovery And Dinner

Your Local Specialist will reveal the historic Roman city of Trier, with free time in the centre before you proceed to the nearby hills, for views ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 7

Onwards to Bastogne, Maastricht and Amsterdam

Continue on to Bastogne, the site of bloody skirmishes in the World War II Battle of the Bulge. Next the fortified city of Maastricht takes center stage, we spend some time strolling through its town center before journeying to the magical city of Amsterdam, where we will cruise the city's famous waterways admiring the picture-perfect surrounds and gabled façades.

View of Maastricht, Netherlands
Accommodation Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Walking tour and dinner in Monnickendam, Netherlands
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 ...

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Optional Experiences

Day 8

Explore Amazing Amsterdam

Explore Amsterdam’s historic city center this morning. Dive Into Culture as you join 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.

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Accommodation Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit the Rijksmuseum, the national art gallery of the Netherlands
Discover exceptional collections of work at the Rijksmuseum

Visit the Rijksmuseum, the national art gallery of the Netherlands, where you'll enjoy its exceptional collection of works by the Dutch masters.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Optional Experiences Royal Palace visit in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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 ...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit Van Loon Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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 Ferdinan...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Dinner in a historic Dutch house, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dinner in a Historic Dutch House

Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialities, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Muiderslot Castle visit and drink in Muiden, Netherlands
Muiderslot, a Genuine Castle

We'll take a short drive with our Local Specialist to the imposing Muiderslot Castle, for a real taste of Dutch history. It's part of Amsterdam's D...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 9

Discover Delft and Rotterdam

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, we join together for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner.

Porcelain Clogs in Delft, Netherlands
Accommodation Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate porcelain is created
Discover the craft of pottery making at the Delft Pottery factory

Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate porcelain is created.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Markthal a colourful indoor market in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam Orientation

Witness the impressive market hall and Erasmus Bridge on your orientation of this modern city.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Exploration and boat ride in Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Kinderdijk Exploration and Boat Ride

Join us to discover the spectacular straight line of 19 working windmills at the Kinderdijk. Part of a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site and situated b...

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Day 10

Depart Amsterdam

We bid Amsterdam a fond farewell this morning as we prepare to close the curtain on a memorable holiday.

Bike by canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Included Meals Breakfast

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Dive Into Culture
Discover the famous tradition of Belgian lace in Bruges

See first-hand the famous tradition of Belgian lace at a workshop in Bruges.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Orval Beer

Taste acclaimed Orval Trappist beer, renowned for its fruity flavors. Brewed in the monastic tradition, it has been produced respecting the natural...

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Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover exceptional collections of work at the Rijksmuseum

Visit the Rijksmuseum, the national art gallery of the Netherlands, where you'll enjoy its exceptional collection of works by the Dutch masters.

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Discover the craft of pottery making at the Delft Pottery factory

Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate porcelain is created.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Rotterdam Orientation

Witness the impressive market hall and Erasmus Bridge on your orientation of this modern city.

Included in Trip

About this trip

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

What to expect

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)

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
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 th...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Ypres Excursion and Last Post Ceremony

Travel with your Local Specialist to the historic town of Ypres, a ‘city of peace’ known for its involvement in World War I. Visit two well-known c...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 savou...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Magical Bruges by Horse and Carriage

Experience a magical carriage ride by the colourful canals and squares of the Venice of the North. You’ll see the Lake of Love with its gliding swa...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Roman Trier Discovery And Dinner

Your Local Specialist will reveal the historic Roman city of Trier, with free time in the centre before you proceed to the nearby hills, for views ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
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 Ferdinan...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Dinner in a Historic Dutch House

Join us for a delicious meal of Dutch specialities, including drinks, in the elegant surroundings of this historic house.

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Muiderslot, a Genuine Castle

We'll take a short drive with our Local Specialist to the imposing Muiderslot Castle, for a real taste of Dutch history. It's part of Amsterdam's D...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Kinderdijk Exploration and Boat Ride

Join us to discover the spectacular straight line of 19 working windmills at the Kinderdijk. Part of a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site and situated b...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

Best Value Why touring is the easiest way to travel Learn more >

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Language(s) across Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg: Dutch is the official language in Holland; Dutch, French, and German are the official languages in Belgium; and Luxembourgish, French, and German are the official languages in Luxembourg.
  • Currency used in Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg: The Euro (€)
  • Capital Cities: Amsterdam (Holland), Brussels (Belgium), and Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)
  • Time Zone(s) in Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg: Central European Time Zone (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

 

Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg passport, visa, and entry requirements for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Holland, Belgium or Luxembourg.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

The weather in the Netherlands is influenced by its maritime location and prevailing westerly winds. It experiences mild, wet winters with temperatures averaging around 2-6°C (36-43°F) and cool summers with temperatures averaging around 17-20°C (63-68°F). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with slightly drier months in spring and early autumn. The coastal areas are often slightly milder than inland regions due to the moderating effect of the North Sea. The country occasionally experiences strong winds and storms during the winter months, with the possibility of snowfall, particularly in the eastern regions.

Belgium has a temperate maritime climate characterized by mild temperatures, moderate rainfall, and relatively high humidity. Winters are typically cool with average temperatures ranging from 0°C to 6°C (32°F to 43°F), while summers are mild with average temperatures between 12°C and 23°C (54°F to 73°F). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with slightly drier months in spring and early autumn. The country is influenced by the North Sea, which helps moderate temperature extremes. Cloud cover is common, and fog can occur, particularly in the colder months.

Luxembourg experiences a temperate climate with a mix of maritime and continental influences. Winters are generally cold, with average temperatures ranging from -2°C to 4°C (28°F to 39°F), and summers are warm, with average temperatures between 13°C and 23°C (55°F to 73°F). Rainfall is spread throughout the year, with relatively wet periods in spring and late summer. Snowfall is possible in winter, adding to the colder conditions. Luxembourg's climate is influenced by its landlocked location and the surrounding hilly terrain, which can lead to variations in weather across the country.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Cobblestone streets and uneven terrain require comfortable footwear.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: It's advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.

As a result, American appliances designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt appliance into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance or pose safety risks.

If you plan to bring American appliances to Europe, you will need a voltage converter or transformer to change the voltage to 220-240 volts from 110 volts. Additionally, you will likely need a plug adapter to fit the American-style plug into the European power outlets. All of Europe operates on the same two round-pronged outlets (Type C).

It's important to note that not all appliances are compatible with voltage converters, so it's essential to check the labels or user manuals of your devices before using them with a voltage converter. Some electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, are dual voltage and can support 120V and 220-240V, so they may not require a voltage converter, but a plug adapter will still be necessary.

To avoid any issues with electrical compatibility during your travels, consider purchasing appliances specifically designed for the voltage used in the region you'll be visiting or use appropriate voltage converters and plug adapters to ensure the safe operation of your American appliances in Europe.

We recommend purchasing an adapter with a voltage converter so you can pack less. And to pick up any necessary adapters or converters for your electronic devices before departing on your guided tour and bringing them with you.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are common accessories in hotels. Should you want to bring your own, though, you will need to bring an adapter and voltage converter or make sure it is dual voltage by checking the label for INPUT AC 120V - 240V or a switch that can be set to 125V or 250V. Many devices have this feature, so it's worth checking before you travel. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in European hotels, restaurants, and public spaces, especially in major cities and tourist areas, but it is worth noting that the settings will differ from what you are used to in the USA.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. Most hotels in Europe can provide a portable fan for additional room cooling if requested. Your Travel Director will be on hand to assist you throughout your trip.

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers to and from the airport on the first and last days of your tour are complimentary only if you are traveling on a tour operated by Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, or Luxury Gold, and your flight times coincide with the shuttle-coach transfer timings. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while abroad.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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
Review date: 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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