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Country Roads of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands - Small Group

11 Day Tour to Amsterdam, Bruges & Luxembourg

Country Roads of Belgium Luxembourg and the Netherlands
Belgium Bruges Colorful Houses With Bikes And Shop Stands On Street
11 Days
3 Countries

Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

11 Cities

Brussels, Waterloo, Ghent, Bruges, Clervaux, Luxembourg City, Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Amsterdam, Monnickendam

15 Meals

5 Dinner with Wines, 10 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 20
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If you prefer to travel with a smaller group of curious fellow travelers passionate about diving into incredible experiences, Insight Vacations Small Group tours are the perfect choice. With all the premium features of Insight Vacations including 4 and 5-star hotels, one-of-a-kind inclusions, immersive local cultural experiences and superior dining, small group departures have a maximum of just 24 guests allowing for a more intimate, premium touring experience. Every tour includes at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. These immersive impact experiences are not only a positive force for change in the destinations you visit, by advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but also offer you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community.

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Prefer to get off the beaten track? On our Country Roads tours, you'll leave the tourist hotspots behind and explore your destination from the perspective of a local. You'll eat like a local and enjoy farm-to-table dining. Seen all the iconic sites? Discover a new perspective!

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Small Group Tours

Insight Vacations Small Group departures are limited to only 24 guests. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, more personalized attention from your Travel Director, and the opportunity to form closer connections with fellow travelers. Perfect for couples, families, and solo travelers who want to explore must-see destinations with like-minded people.

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This 11-day guided tour whisks you through scenic Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. In Luxembourg, indulge in a farm-to-table feast at the horse-stables-turned-restaurant L'Écurie du Parc, then stroll past the 12th-Century Clervaux Castle after dinner. Climb to the top of the star-shaped Mardasson Monument for a birds-eye view of the fields where the World War II’s Battle of the Bulge was fought. Cruise through Amsterdam’s canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sailing past 16th-Century merchant houses and the iconic Magere Brug — the skinny, white-painted wood bridge over the Amstel River. Later, join a Local Expert at the Rijksmuseum, where you can view Rembrandt's ‘Night Watch’, and see a shoemaker whittle wood into traditional clogs.

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Day 1

Welcome to Brussels

Airport transfers depart Brussels airport for your centrally-located hotel. After checking in, the afternoon is yours to relax. Join your Travel Director for a visit to the cheeky Manneken Pis statue and a leisurely stroll around the Grand Place, voted the most beautiful square in Europe. Your delightful first evening also includes a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in the heart of the Old Town, with an opportunity to mingle with your fellow travelers.

A rainbow over the public garden in the Mont des Arts in  Brussels, Belgium
Accommodation Sofitel Europe
Included Meals Dinner with Wine
Top Rated Highlights The Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels Grand Place Visit

Visit the Grand Place and view the Mannekin Pis.

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Authentic Dining Guests enjoying a Welcome Dinner in Brussels, Belgium
Brussels Welcome Dinner

Your delightful first evening also includes a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in the heart of the Old Town with an opportunity to mi...

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Day 2

The Battlefield of Waterloo or Chocolate Truffle Making Lesson

Explore Brussels with Insight Choice. Learn about Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo or alternatively, join a private chocolate truffle making lesson and tasting with a master chocolatier, and further explore Brussels with a Local Expert. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the lively city of Antwerp. Later you have a choice of cuisine and ambience from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening. 

The Grand Place in the central square of Brussels, Belgium
Accommodation Sofitel Europe
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Authentic Dining Authentic mixed chocolate truffles Brussels, Belgium
Brussels City Tour and Chocolate-making

Join a private chocolate truffle-making lesson and tasting with a master chocolatier to get up close and personal with the decadent flavors of Brus...

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Top Rated Highlights The Lion's Mound on the battlefield of Waterloo, Belgium
Waterloo Visit with Local Expert

No visit to Belgium is complete without a trip to the site of the historic Battle of Waterloo. Your Local Expert reveals how the Battle of Waterloo...

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Optional Experiences Walking tour with beer & waffles in Antwerp
Antwerp Unveiled

Join this half-day experience to Antwerp, the second largest city and biggest port of Belgium. Discover the city with your Local Specialist and see...

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Day 3

Ghent and on to Bruges

In the morning, admire the contrast of the Chinese and Japanese Pavilions and the impressive, metallic spheres of the Atomium. Your journey then crosses the pasture lands of Flanders to reach Ghent, the City of Flowers, offering a fascinating cultural mix of medieval heritage and modern urban life. With a Local Expert, take a stroll through the historical streets and be mesmerised by the outstanding beauty of its quays, churches and squares. Visit St. Bavo's Cathedral, former home of the Eyck masterpiece, and see the Castle of the Counts. We continue to Bruges, where you'll stay for the next two nights. Meet your Local Expert in Bruges for a stroll along cobbled streets, lined with high-gabled houses from the 16th century. Visit the Market Square dominated by the 83-meter medieval bell tower, The Belfry of Bruges. Explore Burg Square with its ornate Gothic town hall and glorious frescoes on the walls of the Holy Blood Chapel.

Narrow shop lined Street in Ghent, Belgium
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Radisson Blu Hotel

About the Hotel

Bruges, Belgium

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges features modern external architecture and comfortable welcoming design internally. Rooms are elegantly designed and their plush furnishing will bring a homely sense, perfect for your two night stay. The hotel is perfectly located in the Historic Center of Brugge district, just a 5 minute walk from the city Center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights The Atomium in Brussels, Belgium
See the Brussels Atomium

See the Atomium, and the Chinese and Japanese Pavilions.

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Top Rated Highlights Interiors of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium
Ghent St Bavo's Cathedral Visit

Visit St. Bavo's Cathedral with a Local Expert, former home of the Van Eyck masterpiece, and see the Castle of the Counts.

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Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences
Scenic Bruges Canal Cruise & Dinner

A boat trip on the picturesque canals of Bruges allows us to admire the city's most romantic and beautiful sights from an entirely different angle ...

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Day 4

Bruges

Enjoy a relaxed start and leisurely morning to explore the city of Bruges at your own pace. With your free afternoon, perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the historic town of Ypres? Explore the market square and attend the famous Last Post Ceremony, commemorating the fallen Allied Forces on the surrounding Flanders Fields.

Traditional buildings on Spiegelrei canal in Bruges, Belgium
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Radisson Blu Hotel

About the Hotel

Bruges, Belgium

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bruges features modern external architecture and comfortable welcoming design internally. Rooms are elegantly designed and their plush furnishing will bring a homely sense, perfect for your two night stay. The hotel is perfectly located in the Historic Center of Brugge district, just a 5 minute walk from the city Center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights View to Belfort tower in market square, Bruges, Belgium
Bruges City Tour

Visit the Market Square and famous belfry of the Market Hall with your Local Expert. See the Gothic town hall in Burg Square and the frescoes on th...

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Top Rated Highlights

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

What could be more magical than a horse and carriage ride by the colorful canals and squares of the ‘Venice of the North’? See the Lake of Love wit...

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Optional Experiences

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 5

Luxembourg

Travel into the French-speaking region of Wallonia, where picturesque country roads lead you to the late 19th century Maredsous Abbey. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Molignée valley, the Benedictine monks have toiled for over 100 years to create a cultural household for arts and crafts and a successful school, brewery and cheese plant. Your visit concludes with a sample of freshly brewed beer and a taste of creamy, golden-crusted cheese. Continue on to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to arrive at your 18th century château home for two nights. In the evening, you will be served a fresh and delicious Farm-to-Table Dinner at restaurant L'Écurie du Parc. See the 12th century Clervaux Castle illuminated on your stroll after dinner.

The famous old town of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Château d'Urspelt View Hotel Details
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Château d'Urspelt

About the Hotel

Clervaux, Luxembourg

The Château d'Urspelt is a magnificent 18th century residence, classified as a national monument and fully renovated to feature both modern convenience and style, together with traditional charm.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Room Service

Style

  • Castle
Authentic Dining Two glasses of trappist beer in Chimay, Belgium
Maredsous Abbey Beer Tasting

Visit the late 19th century abbey, surrounded by the lush greenery of the Molignée valley. Then, learn about the production secrets of the Maredsou...

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Authentic Dining

Authentic Dining Enjoy a Farm to Table Meal in Luxembourg Les Ecuries du Parc, Luxembourg
Luxembourg Farm-to-Table Dinner

At restaurant Les Écuires du Parc, savor a freshly prepared farm-to-table meal of locally sourced, seasonal produce.

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Authentic Dining

Day 6

Luxembourg City and Countryside

Your travels continue to Luxembourg City for sightseeing with your Local Expert. Visit the grave of U.S. General George S. Patton, laid to rest alongside the men who fought and died in his great Third Army. Admire the view over the Petrusse Ravine from the Pont Adolphe and stroll through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the cathedral and the Palace of the Grand Duke. With the afternoon free for you to explore at your leisure, perhaps join an Optional Experience to the ancient Roman city of Trier, home town of Karl Marx, to explore with a Local Expert?

The famous old town of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Château d'Urspelt View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Château d'Urspelt

About the Hotel

Clervaux, Luxembourg

The Château d'Urspelt is a magnificent 18th century residence, classified as a national monument and fully renovated to feature both modern convenience and style, together with traditional charm.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Room Service

Style

  • Castle
Top Rated Highlights Panoramic view of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Luxembourg City Tour

With your Local Expert, enjoy views over the Petrusse Ravine and walk through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the cathedral, the Pa...

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Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Walking tour & dinner in Trier, Germany
Excursion To The Roman City Of Trier In Germany

Drive into Germany to visit the ancient Roman city of Trier, home town of Karl Marx. Sightseeing with a local expert will reveal the superb Porta N...

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Day 7

Explore Bastogne then on to Rotterdam

Head for Bastogne to visit the Mardasson Monument, a star-shaped memorial dedicated to the U.S. troops who died during Battle of the Bulge in World War II. You may choose to climb to the top for a perspective of what it might have been like during the winter of 1944. Visit the Bastogne War Museum, a fascinating modern and interactive memorial center highlighting the causes, events and consequences of WWII. Travel through the center of Belgium as your journey continues to Rotterdam, the world's largest port rebuilt after wartime devastation. During your orientation with your Travel Director, see the impressive market hall and its radical modern design and the Erasmus Bridge.

Erasmus bridge with city skyline in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center View Hotel Details
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Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center

About the Hotel

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center is situated in an ideal location in the city Center, at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge, next to the River Maas.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Contemporary
Top Rated Highlights Mardasson Monument in Bastogne, Belgium
Bastogne War Museum Visit

Experience a fascinating insight into the history of the World War II at the modern Bastogne War Museum. Visit the Mardasson Monument, dedicated to...

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Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights 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

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences Delfshaven Quarter and dinner in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rotterdam Harbor Cruise & Dinner

A fascinating opportunity to experience the bustle of Europe’s largest port, so crucial to the Dutch economy. We'll admire the city’s impressive sk...

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Day 8

Delft and The Hague

Visit one of the manufacturers of original Delft blue pottery before moving on to the Hague, the elegant governmental center of the Netherlands. See the Binnenhof courtyards where the Parliament is situated and the impressive Peace Palace. Select departures visit Keukenhof Gardens one of the world's largest flower gardens, an unforgettable experience not to be missed. Pass through picturesque villages and windmills of the Dutch countryside to Amsterdam for three fabulous nights. 

Windmill next to a canal in the Amsterdam area, Netherlands
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam View Hotel Details
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Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

About the Hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam is a five-star, Art Nouveau-style hotel, conveniently located minutes from the city center and offering breathtaking views over the canal.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Heritage
Top Rated Highlights A master painter of Delft pottery, Delft, Netherlands
Delft Pottery Tour

Visit one of the manufacturers of original Delft blue pottery and see the potters at work on your guided tour.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights The Ridderzaal, part of the Binnehof in The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague Orientation

See the Binnenhof courtyards and the Peace Palace.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Top Rated Highlights Colourful flowers along a city street in Amsterdam, Netherland
Amsterdam Orientation

Led by your Travel Director, wander the city to see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

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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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Dutch Indonesian Rijsttafel Dinner

Don't leave Amsterdam without trying a Rijsttafel (literally: “rice table”): many small, shareable dishes, ranging from mild to spicy, in all color...

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Day 9

Amsterdam Sightseeing

After a leisurely start today, you explore Amsterdam, a living museum of the 17th century, yet still a vibrant metropolis and port. The best way to see this remarkable city is from the water as you cruise through the canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the elegant merchants houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, their facades are a reflection of when trade flourished during Amsterdam's Golden Age. Relax as you pass stunning gables, beautiful churches and the iconic Magere Brug, better known as the Skinny Bridge. Disembark your cruise to wander the city and see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace. The rest of the day is at your leisure. With your free time, there's the opportunity to venture out to the Dutch Countryside to the village of Marken. 

Bridge over the canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam View Hotel Details
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Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

About the Hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam is a five-star, Art Nouveau-style hotel, conveniently located minutes from the city center and offering breathtaking views over the canal.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Heritage
Top Rated Highlights Canal cruise passes colourful houses in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Optional Experiences
Traditional Dutch Countryside Tour

Take a break from the hectic pace of city life and unwind as you visit the ‘scenic Dutch countryside’. Enjoy a boat trip on the IJsselmeer lake (11...

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Optional Experiences

Day 10

A True Dutch Delight

If you choose, you could start the morning by visiting the world's largest flower auction at Aalsmeer. Later, in Amsterdam, visit the newly refurbished Rijksmuseum with a Local Expert, Amsterdam's famed treasure trove of Dutch art, housing Rembrandt's ‘Night Watch.' Journey to the village of Monnikendam, learn the secrets of the Cheese Maker's craft, from milk to the finished product. Then witness a traditional Shoemaker turn a block of wood into clogs. In the evening, join your newfound friends and Travel Director at a beautiful restaurant in Monnikendam to enjoy your Celebration Dinner.

Windmill next to a canal in the Amsterdam area, Netherlands
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

About the Hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam is a five-star, Art Nouveau-style hotel, conveniently located minutes from the city center and offering breathtaking views over the canal.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Foreign Currency Exchange
  • 24-hour Front Desk

Style

  • Heritage
Top Rated Highlights The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Visit with an Art Historian

Explore the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum and largest art museum in the Netherlands, with a local art historian. Witness famous works by Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.

Included in Trip

Top Rated Highlights

Insight Experiences Cheese on a shop shelf in Monnickendam, Netherlands
Monnickendam Cheese Workshop and Clog Making Demonstration

Journey through the polder landscape to visit Monnickendam. Along the way, visit a rustic cheese workshop to learn the secrets of the dairy industr...

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Insight Experiences

Authentic Dining Toast to your travels at your Celebration Dinner
Monnickendam Celebration Dinner

Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine in an elegant restaurant in the quaint village of Monnickendam.

Included in Trip

Authentic Dining

Optional Experiences
Aalsmeer Flower Auctions

Experience the excitement at the very epicenter of the international flower trade! Each day, over 19 million flowers are sold at 'Bloemenveiling Aa...

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Optional Experiences

Day 11

Depart Amsterdam

Bid farewell to Amsterdam as you transfer to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. 

Bridge over the canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Brussels Grand Place Visit

Visit the Grand Place and view the Mannekin Pis.

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Waterloo Visit with Local Expert

No visit to Belgium is complete without a trip to the site of the historic Battle of Waterloo. Your Local Expert reveals how the Battle of Waterloo...

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See the Brussels Atomium

See the Atomium, and the Chinese and Japanese Pavilions.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Ghent St Bavo's Cathedral Visit

Visit St. Bavo's Cathedral with a Local Expert, former home of the Van Eyck masterpiece, and see the Castle of the Counts.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Bruges City Tour

Visit the Market Square and famous belfry of the Market Hall with your Local Expert. See the Gothic town hall in Burg Square and the frescoes on th...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Luxembourg City Tour

With your Local Expert, enjoy views over the Petrusse Ravine and walk through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the cathedral, the Pa...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Bastogne War Museum Visit

Experience a fascinating insight into the history of the World War II at the modern Bastogne War Museum. Visit the Mardasson Monument, dedicated to...

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Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Rotterdam Orientation

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

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Delft Pottery Tour

Visit one of the manufacturers of original Delft blue pottery and see the potters at work on your guided tour.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
The Hague Orientation

See the Binnenhof courtyards and the Peace Palace.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Amsterdam Orientation

Led by your Travel Director, wander the city to see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.

Included in Trip
Top Rated Highlights
Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Visit with an Art Historian

Explore the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national museum and largest art museum in the Netherlands, with a local art historian. Witness famous works by Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt.

Included in Trip
Insight Experiences
Monnickendam Cheese Workshop and Clog Making Demonstration

Journey through the polder landscape to visit Monnickendam. Along the way, visit a rustic cheese workshop to learn the secrets of the dairy industr...

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About this trip

Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

5 Dinner with Wines, 10 Breakfasts

Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Here is a selection of the incredible dining experiences you'll enjoy on this tour.

Brussels Welcome Dinner

Your delightful first evening also includes a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in the heart of the Old Town with an opportunity to mingle with your fellow travelers.

Brussels City Tour and Chocolate-making

Join a private chocolate truffle-making lesson and tasting with a master chocolatier to get up close and personal with the decadent flavors of Brussels. Then enhance your discovery exploring Brussels with your Local Expert. Visit the cobbled square of the Grand-Place, home to the Town Hall and other buildings of political significance. This 12th century, Gothic architectural gem also hosts many concerts, fairs and folklore events and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

Maredsous Abbey Beer Tasting

Visit the late 19th century abbey, surrounded by the lush greenery of the Molignée valley. Then, learn about the production secrets of the Maredsous Benedictine beers and cheeses before sampling freshly brewed beer along with a taste of creamy, golden-crusted cheese.

Luxembourg Farm-to-Table Dinner

At restaurant Les Écuires du Parc, savor a freshly prepared farm-to-table meal of locally sourced, seasonal produce.

Monnickendam Celebration Dinner

Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine in an elegant restaurant in the quaint village of Monnickendam.

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Radisson Blu Hotel
Château d'Urspelt
Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

Optional Experiences

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

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Antwerp Unveiled

Join this half-day experience to Antwerp, the second largest city and biggest port of Belgium. Discover the city with your Local Specialist and see...

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Optional Experience
Scenic Bruges Canal Cruise & Dinner

A boat trip on the picturesque canals of Bruges allows us to admire the city's most romantic and beautiful sights from an entirely different angle ...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Magical Bruges by Horse and Carriage

What could be more magical than a horse and carriage ride by the colorful canals and squares of the ‘Venice of the North’? See the Lake of Love wit...

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...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Excursion To The Roman City Of Trier In Germany

Drive into Germany to visit the ancient Roman city of Trier, home town of Karl Marx. Sightseeing with a local expert will reveal the superb Porta N...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Rotterdam Harbor Cruise & Dinner

A fascinating opportunity to experience the bustle of Europe’s largest port, so crucial to the Dutch economy. We'll admire the city’s impressive sk...

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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
Optional Experience
Dutch Indonesian Rijsttafel Dinner

Don't leave Amsterdam without trying a Rijsttafel (literally: “rice table”): many small, shareable dishes, ranging from mild to spicy, in all color...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Traditional Dutch Countryside Tour

Take a break from the hectic pace of city life and unwind as you visit the ‘scenic Dutch countryside’. Enjoy a boat trip on the IJsselmeer lake (11...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Aalsmeer Flower Auctions

Experience the excitement at the very epicenter of the international flower trade! Each day, over 19 million flowers are sold at 'Bloemenveiling Aa...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

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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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Brian Buroker
Review date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
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The agent was excellent on the phone: patient, clear, helpful, friendly. Even took the time to find the best flight options for us.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like your trip to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands was truly amazing. We are thrilled that we could help you with all the details so you could enjoy your trip to the utmost. Thanks for the kind words. We appreciate the positive feedback.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
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Gary J., our tour director, was excellent. One thing that was so appreciated was that, at most locations, he managed to have our room keys ready to hand out at the moment we arrived at the hotel lobby. Another thing that was good was occasionally he would narrate or read information or history about the days destination or area we were traveling through while on the bus. We would have liked even more of that. The local guides were exceptional.
Anthony Conforti
Review date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Service
Tess is responsive and listens to what we want
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your comments and will be sure to share them with Tess. Thank you!
Friday, May 6, 2022
Vacation
Great trip. Tulips were amazing.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's lovely to hear. Thank you
Friday, May 6, 2022
Laura Creagan
Review date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Service
Daniel did an excellent job booking our trip and communicating with us! When he was out of office, on vacation, we dealt with another agent to get tickets issued. Again, a very helpful agent! Have recommended GET to friends.
Vacation
A very well planned itinerary that allowed us to experience the beauty and many sites of the 3 countries ! Our tour director did an outstanding job coordinating things!
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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provided information that helped me in choosing particular tour. yes I will contact her when planning my next tour.
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I already did. I have no photos or videos to share.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Service
We worked with Barb Gardner to plan & book our trip & it all was completed quite smoothly. Barb helped us find the most convenient flights & upgraded our seats without difficulty. She made the whole process easy. Barb had also assisted us with our Best of Germany trip last fall & it also worked out beautifully.
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It was an excellent trip with lots of enlightening historical sites, some wonderful works of art, breath-taking floral displays and, per my husband, outstanding Belgium beers. Philip Orna and the driver, Mr. Ludwig, did a great job of making adjustments to the schedule and routes to ensure the best experiences for us during the crowded Easter holiday.
Beverly Stichtenoth
Review date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Service
GET is easy to work with and our travel documents were delivered in a timely manner.
Vacation
All in all, we were satisfied with the itinerary of this tour. An opportunity for improvement for future tours may involve managing tour included experiences and optional experiences that are offered on the same day in places where the hotel location is outside of city centers (Luxembourg, Amsterdam). Some travelers were seemingly forced to either include an optional experience when they may not have wished to do so, or were forced to skip an included experience because of transportation limitations that were an impact of those accommodation locations. Specifically, the walking tour of Luxembourg City and the optional experience to Trier should probably both be marketed as included experiences in the tour itinerary, since there was no viable option to accommodate people who would have done the Luxembourg City tour but did not wish to do the optional excursion to Trier.
Priscilla Webb
Review date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Service
Daniel Pelletier was a wonderful, patient, and knowledgeable help with my booking and other questions.
Vacation
Insight runs wonderful tours. Our tour guide, Gary, was patient, diplomatic, extremely helpful and accommodating, and very knowledgeable. The bus is beautiful and comfortable, and the bus driver, Gerard, was polite, helpful, and expert at driving and parking the huge bus. The itinerary was exciting. Everything possible was done to make everyone comfortable and happy. We look forward to our next Insight tour!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much! We will be sure to share your comments with Daniel, Gary and Gerard.  We hope to see you on another trip very soon!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Service
First and foremost is the guide and driver were excellent. Chantal went above and beyond to make our vacation stress free and enjoyable. Gerard was the best. He got into places I thought were unnavigable but he did it. All in all I thought the trip met my expectations.
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I thought most of the add ons were good. I would have preferred an extra day in Rotterdam. I was not happy with the Chateau experience. If we didn't like there menu there was no place else to eat. Also it was pretty far from everything. I heard about Dinant and was looking forward to visiting but it wound up being a big disappointment. They were working on the canal so there were no boats and most of the shops were closed because of it. It was like visiting a ghost town.There should have been a substitution for this visit due to the circumstances.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Service
Organized, informative, great Tour Director & Driver (Nathalie & Jan), & I would highly recommend "GET", & go on another trip.
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Superior trip!. Will definitely go again.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
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Grand European is a great travel company with great service.
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The Country Roads Vacation was great.
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