Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium

9 Days/8 Nights Amsterdam to Brussels

From $3,339 per adult twin share or from $4,370 per adult single.

Fully Guided Journey Globus including

AMSTERDAM | KEUKENHOFF Flower park | ROYAL DELFT Pottery factory | THE HAGUE | NEUNEN “Van Gogh Village” | BASTOGNE | LUXEMBOURG | WATERLOO | BRUSSELS | BRUGES

Luxembourg City

For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries at a leisurely pace, this Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour is the perfect vacation. You’ll enjoy three nights in Amsterdam and Brussels and a 2-night stay in Luxembourg. The must-see attractions in each city have been included, such as a canal cruise in Amsterdam, the 17th-century Cathedral of Our Lady in Luxembourg, and the Grand’Place in Brussels, the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You’ll visit the famous museums, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, housing priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, the “Van Gogh Village” and Museum in Nuenen, where you’ll follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps to learn about his life, and the Bastogne War Museum. In springtime, a visit to the famous Keukenhof Flower Park is included as well (April 2 – May 14 departures).

Map Holland, Luxembourg, BelgiumHistory buffs are sure to be delighted on the visit to Waterloo, where you’ll relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. A tour highlight is a visit to Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Here, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing and a canal cruise, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste Belgian chocolate bonbons—a unique experience offered by Globus to give you a true local perspective.

All of this and much more are included on this grand Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium tour.

Meals Included

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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
3 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special farewell dinner in Brussels.

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND.
Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2: AMSTERDAM.
Your discovery of Holland features a guided morning sightseeing tour of the capital. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE past gabled merchant houses, arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city. Next, visit the fabulous RIJKSMUSEUM with its priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Then, time to explore Dam Square and the city centre on your own, or to join your Tour Director for a visit to a major DIAMOND CENTRE to appreciate how a rough mineral is transformed into a sparkling jewel. Afternoon at leisure. An optional excursion is available to a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and dinner in the fishing village of Volendam at the former Zuiderzee. (B)

DAY 3: AMSTERDAM. EXCURSION TO KEUKENHOF, DELFT & THE HAGUE.
Visit the famous bulb fields in South Holland and the extraordinary KEUKENHOF flower park in springtime (departures 0401-0513). 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, return to Amsterdam. Later, you may wish to join an optional Dutch dinner, followed by a walk through Old Amsterdam. (B)

DAY 4: AMSTERDAM-NUENEN-BASTOGNE, BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG.
Enter the Province of Brabant, and stop in the picturesque town of Nuenen, the “Van Gogh Village.” Enjoy a unique experience: follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in the town where he lived and worked from 1883-1885. Also visit the MUSEUM, and learn about his life, family, and early paintings, like the world-famous Potato Eaters, which he painted here. Next, cross the border and stop in Bastogne. Visit the fascinating BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM, then see the AMERICAN MEMORIAL of the Battle of the Bulge, where thousands of soldiers and civilians died during the winter of 1944-1945. Arrive in Luxembourg, the 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 of the Alzette and Petrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative centre 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 is available to ancient Trier in Germany. (B)

DAY 6: LUXEMBOURG-WATERLOO, BELGIUM-BRUSSELS.
Drive through the Belgian Ardennes to Flanders and arrive in WATERLOO. Visit the site where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course, and 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 St. Michael Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter GRAND’PLACE to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without touching the statue of Everard t’Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis. (B)

DAY 7: AT LEISURE IN BRUSSELS.
This morning is your chance to join a half-day optional excursion to Antwerp, the second-largest Belgian city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. Balance of the day is at leisure to further explore Brussels on your own. (B)

DAY 8: BRUSSELS. EXCURSION TO BRUGES.
Focus on Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. A CANAL CRUISE (weather permitting) and Belgian CHOCOLATE BONBONS, will give you a first taste of this delightful town. The Local Guide will show you the Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo in the CHURCH OF OUR LADY, featured in the movie The Monuments Men, and the famous MARKET SQUARE. Also enjoy a traditional LACE DEMONSTRATION, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. Time for souvenir hunting and exploring on your own before returning to Brussels. Tonight, an included farewell dinner with wine at the lively Chez Leon restaurant, specialising in moules et frites (mussels and fries), is the perfect way to celebrate the success of your holiday. (B,D)

DAY 9: BRUSSELS.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

DAY 9: BRUSSELS-PARIS, FRANCE.
This morning, travel by HIGH-SPEED THALYS TRAIN (first class) to Paris. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay in the “City of Light.” (B)

DAY 10: PARIS.
Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including visits to the gothic NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, the LOUVRE MUSEUM, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower. (B)

DAY 11: PARIS.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure. (B)

DAY 12: PARIS.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Available 2017 Tours

April

Start Date End Date Twin Share Single

15 Apr 2017 26 Apr 2017 $4925 NZD N/A Tour departure is guaranteed
29 Apr 2017 10 May 2017 $5024 NZD N/A Tour departure is guaranteed

May

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13 May 2017 24 May 2017 $5027 NZD N/A Tour departure is guaranteed

June

Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
17 Jun 2017 28 Jun 2017 $4957 NZD $6591 NZD Tour departure is guaranteed

July

Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
08 Jul 2017 19 Jul 2017 $4854 NZD $6389 NZD Tour departure is guaranteed
22 Jul 2017 02 Aug 2017 $4854 NZD $6389 NZD Tour departure is guaranteed
29 Jul 2017 09 Aug 2017 $4854 NZD $6389 NZD Tour departure is guaranteed

September

Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
02 Sep 2017 13 Sep 2017 $4957 NZD $6591 NZD Tour departure is guaranteed
09 Sep 2017 20 Sep 2017 $5048 NZD $6773 NZD Tour departure is guaranteed

October

Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
07 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2017 $4957 NZD $6591 NZD