12 Days Holland Luxembourg Belgium Package from Globus Journey $2509/- (Posted on Jun 8 2011)

12 Days Holland Luxembourg Belgium Package from Globus Journey $2509/-

HOLLAND LUXEMBOURG & BELGIUM AT LEISURE W/PARIS EXT (LWE) / 2011
12 days from Amsterdam to Paris

For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries at a leisurely pace, this is the perfect vacation. Enjoy three nights in Amsterdam and Brussels and a 2-night stay in Luxembourg. Special highlights have been included, like the bulb fields of South Holland and Keukenhof Flower Park during springtime (departures 0402-0514; departures 0528-1001 visit the Anne Frank House instead), an Amsterdam canal cruise, and visits to the Rijksmuseum to see Rembrandt’s masterpieces and the Aalsmeer Flower Auction. Also enjoy stops in quaint Maastricht, at the American Memorial in Bastogne, General Patton’s grave, and in Waterloo, where your special Lion Museum Pass gives you access to various sites. An excursion to Bruges features guided sightseeing, a canal cruise, and a traditional lace demonstration. In Brussels, visit Grand’Place, enjoy a full day at leisure with the possibility to visit Antwerp, and celebrate your vacation with an included farewell dinner at a local restaurant. End you vacation with three nights in Paris.

Amsterdam Attractions

Amsterdam Attractions

Accommodations

MEALS – (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
Full buffet breakfast (B); 3 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a farewell dinner in Brussels.

SUPERIOR HOTELS – (D) Deluxe (SF) Superior First-Class (F) First-Class
Amsterdam NH Amsterdam Centre (SF), Luxembourg Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa (F), Brussels Radisson Blu Royal (D), Paris Radisson Blu Ambassador (SF)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland.
The day is free to rest or to start exploring the Dutch capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 Amsterdam.
Start your discovery of Holland with a morning sightseeing tour of the capital with a Local Guide. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE along gabled merchant houses and arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city. Next, visit the fabulous RIJKSMUSEUM with priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Then, time to explore Dam Square and the city center on your own, or join your Tour Director for an included visit to a major DIAMOND CENTER to appreciate how a rough mineral is transformed into a sparkling jewel. Afternoon at leisure. You may want to join an optional excursion to the fishing village of Volendam at the former Zuiderzee. (B)

DAY 3 Amsterdam. Excursion to Aalsmeer, Delft, The Hague & Keukenhof.
A scenic day. Start with an early visit to the impressive AALSMEER FLOWER AUCTION, where more than 17 million flowers and two million plants are sold each day. Next, continue to the world-renowned ROYAL DELFT POTTERY FACTORY with its magnificent collection of hand-painted earthenware pieces, and see skilled craftsmen at work. After an orientation drive of The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and the International Court of Justice, continue to the famous bulbfields of South Holland and visit the extraordinary flower park of KEUKENHOF (departures 0402-0514) before returning to Amsterdam. Departures 0528-1001 visit ANNE FRANK HOUSE instead. (B)

DAY 4 Amsterdam–Maastricht–Bastogne, Belgium–Luxembourg.
This morning, drive south to Maastricht, where the famous treaty for a stronger unified Europe was signed. Learn more about the European Union as you stroll around this delightful city and enjoy time for lunch in one of the quaint cafés flanking Vrijthof Square. Cross the Belgium border and stop in Bastogne at the AMERICAN MEMORIAL of the Battle of the Bulge. Late-afternoon arrival in Luxembourg, the homonymous capital of one of Europe’s smallest sovereign states. (B,D)

DAY 5 Luxembourg.
Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide covers the city’s past and present, from the fortifications and the Old Town, perched high atop a sandstone outcrop with striking views on the Alzette and Pétrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative center of European Institutions. Visit the CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY, see the turreted Grand Ducal Palace, take a stroll along the panoramic cliff path known as “the most beautiful balcony in Europe,” and see the GRAVE OF GENERAL PATTON. An optional excursion to Trier in Germany can be arranged. (B)

Luxembourg Pont Adolphe

Luxembourg Pont Adolphe

DAY 6 Luxembourg–Waterloo, Belgium–Brussels.
A highlight visit today: drive through the Belgian Ardennes to WATERLOO, where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course. Your Lion Hamlet Pass gives you access to the Lion Mound Hamlet Visitor’s Centre, where the Lion Mound, the films, and the Panorama help you relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. Arrive in Brussels, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and Saint Michel Cathedral. Admire GRAND’ PLACE with its baroque guild houses, the gothic Town Hall, and take pictures of the statue of Manneken Pis. (B)

DAY 7 Brussels. Excursion to Bruges.
Most of today is dedicated to Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities. A CANAL CRUISE (weather permitting) will give you your first feel of this delightful town. Your Local Guide will show you the Madonna of Bruges in the CHURCH OF OUR LADY and the famous MARKET SQUARE. Also enjoy a traditional LACE DEMONSTRATION. Then, time for souvenir hunting and exploring on your own before returning to Brussels. (B)

DAY 8 At Leisure in Brussels.
Full day at leisure. You may want to join a half-day optional excursion to Antwerp, the second-largest Belgian city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. Visit the famous Rockox House, where the art collector and friend of Rubens lived; the Plantin-Moretus Museum, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the early days of book printing in the 16th century; the Grote Markt; and the Church of Our Lady to admire two of the most important triptychs by Rubens. Tonight, an included farewell dinner is the perfect way to celebrate the success of your vacation. (B,D)

DAY 9 Brussels–Paris, France.
This morning, board the high-speed THALYS TRAIN to Paris, arriving at lunchtime. The afternoon is free to rest or to start exploring the splendid French capital. (B)

DAY 10 Paris.
Morning sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, as well as an ascent to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. (B)

DAY 11 At Leisure in Paris.
Full day at leisure.

DAY 12  Paris.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Paris in Night

Paris in Night

DATES & PRICES
View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation.  Below you’ll find the date you’ll depart, the date the vacation starts and date you’ll return.

Tour Start Date Return Date Land Price
11-Jun-2011 22-Jun-2011 $2549
25-Jun-2011 06-Jul-2011 $2549
09-Jul-2011 20-Jul-2011 $2529
23-Jul-2011 03-Aug-2011 $2509
06-Aug-2011 17-Aug-2011 $2509
20-Aug-2011 31-Aug-2011 $2549
03-Sep-2011 14-Sep-2011 $2549
17-Sep-2011 28-Sep-2011 $2529
01-Oct-2011 12-Oct-2011 $2519

Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable and are included in the invoice at the time of the booking. Please contact your local travel agent to check the exact amounts. The amount varies for each vacation.

US$ Price Details

Single room supplement:  $1030
Triple room reduction: $90

Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room $328, in twin room $198, in triple room $164
July-Aug.: in single room $276, in twin room $166, in triple room $133

Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room $282, in twin room $144, in triple room $139
May 16-20, Aug 27-31, Sept 3-7 & 13-16: in single room $523, in twin room $261, in triple room $209

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– Additional accommodations before or after your vacation may be available at our low prices.

Additional Information:
– Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change

Taxes & fees
Taxes and fees are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full land and air deposit are received.

Applicable Taxes and Fees (Airfare & Charges Not Included in the Price)

Not Included In Your Vacation Price ( Land-Only or Cruise-Only)
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 – $375 per person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Trip Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.

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12 Days Holland Luxembourg Belgium Package from Globus Journey $2509/-

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