10 Days Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels Package from $2229/- (Posted on Jun 14 2011)

10 Days Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels Package from $2229/-

AMSTERDAM, LUXEMBOURG & BRUSSELS
10 Days from $2,229 USD

Your tour of Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels takes you through Western Europe’s scenic and cultural gems.  Embrace the 17th century homes of Amsterdam as you tour this city through its intricate canal networks.  Enjoy the world-class food and wine of Luxembourg, as well as its numerous scenic gardens.  End your 10 day tour in the enchanting Brussels where you will be surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of Belgium, and will discover masterpieces in Gothic architecture.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 – Amsterdam
Your journey begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Europe on an internationally recognized airline.

Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, Holland

Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, Holland

Day 2 – Amsterdam
Touch down in Amsterdam. A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and then escorts you to your hotel. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at an included dinner.
Included meals: breakfast (in flight), dinner

Day 3 – Amsterdam
Your Tour Director acquaints you with all the charm of Amsterdam this morning, from its canals to its gabled 18th-century homes. Then visit the Anne Frank House. Here, you can climb to the attic room where a young Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding for two years during World War II. The tour also includes a visit to a working Dutch diamond-cutting factory. Later this morning, on a narrated canal cruise, you’ll pass along some of the city’s many waterways and view the houseboats that still serve as residences for many local citizens. On selected springtime departures, an optional excursion to Keukenhof Gardens will be offered. This evening, opt for dinner and a relaxing cruise on Amsterdam’s canals.
Included meals: breakfast

Included entrances: Anne Frank House, diamond-cutting factory, canal cruise
Keukenhof Gardens: $89 USD
With its millions of flowers growing on 70 acres of gardens, Keukenhof has been a showplace for the Dutch floral industry throughout the past 50 years.
Please note: The peak for tulips can vary with the weather. This optional excursion is seasonal and runs only from late March through May.
Canal Cruise with Dinner $115 USD
Travel along the canals of Amsterdam on a low-slung house boat, enjoying the view of row houses lit up for the night. Your tour will take you through the center of town as you enjoy a wonderful Dutch feast by lantern light.

Day 4 – Amsterdam
You’ll have a full day to take in the sights of Amsterdam on your own. If the art of the Dutch masters interests you, plan to visit the recently renovated van Gogh Museum or the Stedelijk Museum (a collection of modern art). Instead, you might consider an optional excursion to two more Dutch cities, The Hague (European seat of the United Nations) and Delft, along with a visit to a flower market.
Included meals: breakfast
Delft & The Hague $95 USD
Your first stop on this excursion is a visit to a flower market for a close-up look at one of Holland’s best-known national exports: its brilliantly hued tulips. Continue to Delft, a charming village of canals, cobbled alleyways and medieval architecture. Your final destination is The Hague, seat of the Dutch Parliament and home to Queen Beatrix.

Day 5 – Luxembourg City
Crossing south to the province of Limburg, notice how the landscape quickly changes from flat to hilly to mountainous (some compare Limburg to Switzerland). Stop in the Limburger capital of Maastricht for Tour Director-led sightseeing of this superb city. Then cross into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, as the country is officially titled. This tiny principality is smaller than the smallest state in the United States. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an included dinner with your fellow travelers.
Included meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 6 – Luxembourg City
An expert local guide leads today’s sightseeing tour of Luxembourg City, the country’s capital. Travel through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. View the poignant World War II Monument of National Unity, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the 17th-century Citadel of the Holy Spirit and the elegant Grand Ducal Palace, once a royal residence and now the setting for formal state functions. This afternoon, enjoy free time in Luxembourg City. Stroll the city’s numerous gardens and scenic lookouts or opt for our Medieval Heart of Europe excursion.
Included meals: breakfast
Luxembourg: Medieval Heart of Europe: $49 USD
Travel along Luxembourg’s scenic “Little Switzerland” route to Chateau de Beaufort. While visiting this awe inspiring, 12th-century castle you will have the opportunity to taste the local drink, creme de cassis, in the Renaissance castle’s annex. Next, you’ll journey to Echternach, a medieval town on the German border that features an enchanting abbey.
Please note: This excursion is seasonal from April to October.

Mullerhal Echternach Luxembourg

Mullerhal Echternach Luxembourg

Day 7 – Brussels
As you head north, travel through the forested Ardennes. The Battle of the Bulge unfolded amid the rolling hills and dense forests of this region. After crossing the border into Belgium, stop in Bastogne for a visit to the Bastogne Historical Center, paying tribute to the American soldiers who defended Belgium in World War II. Arrive later in Brussels, where dinner is included tonight.
Included meals: breakfast, dinner
Included entrances: Bastogne Historical Center

Day 8 – Brussels
Join a professional local guide for a tour of Brussels, unofficial capital of Europe and headquarters for the European Union. In the city’s historical center, see the Manneken Pis and the elegant Baroque houses that line the Grand Place. You’ll also view the European Union buildings, the 18th-century Place Royale, the Royal Palace and the Palais de Justice. In your free time this afternoon, you may choose to browse the galleries of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, featuring work by Monet and Gauguin. Or for a true taste of Brussels, stroll down rue des Bouchers (Butchers’ Street), a narrow alley full of seafood eateries competing for attention.
Included meals: breakfast

Day 9 – Brussels
Spend the day at your leisure in Brussels.Be sure to sample some of Belgium’s renowned pastries or chocolates and take in the colorful local bustle of the Fish Market. Popular museums in the city include the unique Comic Strip Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the Flanders region, including a boat cruise in scenic Bruges.
Included meals: breakfast
Bruges: $95 USD
Journey into the region of Flanders on this half-day excursion. You’ll visit the picturesque town of Bruges, a Middle Ages-influenced town characterized by a market square and harborfront that have remained largely unchanged in the past several centuries. See the landmarks of Bruges with a guided walking tour as well as a boat cruise.

Day 10 – Brussels
Board the train for our tour extension to Paris or transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Included meals: breakfast
(In the case of early morning departures, breakfast may not be provided.)

Extend Your Stay
Add 3 nights in Paris for only $499 USD (Single room: add $200 USD)
Ah, Paris, the city of life, love and light. From the Eiffel Tower to the Mona Lisa, from the bustling Champs-Elysées to the winding streets of Montmartre, you’ll find magic, romance and history as you sip a café au lait, stroll manicured parks and watch the sun set over the Seine.

INCLUDED
Your tour of Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels takes you through Western Europe’s scenic and cultural gems.  Embrace the 17th century homes of Amsterdam as you tour this city through its intricate canal networks.  Enjoy the world-class food and wine of Luxembourg, as well as its numerous scenic gardens.  End your 10 day tour in the enchanting Brussels where you will be surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of Belgium, and will discover masterpieces in Gothic architecture.

You will visit:

  • The Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
  • Belgium

Trip costs include:

  • Round-trip air transportation with a major airline and airport transfers
  • The services of a multilingual Go Ahead Tour Director
  • A professional local guide in Luxembourg City and Brussels
  • 8 nights accommodations in well-located hotels including baggage handling
  • Buffet breakfast (B) daily; 3 three-course dinners, including wine or beer (D)
  • Private deluxe motorcoach
  • Personal audio headset and entrance fees to select sites

Walking on tour:
Exploring three of Europe’s most walkable cities is a delight. Luxembourg City, Brussels and Amsterdam are all easily accessible on foot, and most sightseeing and free time will involve some walks along the medieval streets of Luxembourg’s Old Town, through Brussels’ museums and halls and along the canals of Amsterdam. Brussels is slightly larger than Luxembourg and the main center of Amsterdam, so you might want to break up periods of walking by using the very efficient public transportation. Overall, however, travelers should be used to regular walking.

 

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10 Days Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels Package from $2229/-

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