Holland & Belgium Signature

7 days from $2,723 per person*
  • Visit a diamond workshop in Antwerp with expert guide.
  • Cruise along the canals of Bruges on a gentle boat ride.
  • Visit the world famous flower auction in Aalsmeer.
  • Enjoy the highlights of Amsterdam as you cycle through the city.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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The early morning light drapes itself across meandering canals, old stone bridges and vibrantly-painted building facades. As you bicycle past the flower market, with its kaleidoscopic colors and dizzying fragrances, you’ll finally understand the allure of Holland.

And when you experience the bucolic splendor, fantastic museums, incredible food and medieval abbeys where the monks still run their own breweries, you’ll realize Belgium isn’t too shabby either. Stroll through cityscapes and country roads that offer artistic wealth, innumerable monuments, historical buildings and quaint, old churches. In the evenings, relax in exclusive accommodations hand-selected for their sophisticated and luxurious ambiance.

Explore the old and new parts of beautiful Amsterdam and visit the Royal Palace, the National Monument, the Skinny Bridge, and the beautiful houses along the canals. If you feel a sudden urge to be skilled in the art of flirtation, head to the famous Red Light District where the working girls strike come-hither poses in windows and beckon to passers-by. A short train ride through picturesque landscapes and you arrive in lovely Brussels where you’ll enjoy a private guided tour of monumental square, Grand Place and the city center. In Antwerp, take a tour of some of the oldest breweries and sample wheat beers, pale lagers and golden ales. In Bruges, visit a chocolate factory and experience what Heaven must be like when you sample the mind-blowing confections on display. This trip promises moments of the most delicious kind. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Hotel - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Netherlands - Welcome Package(2)
    • Self-Guided - Time at Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Canal Cruise (4hrs) - Guide/Cruise
    • Self-Guided - Dinner at leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Shared - Grand Holland (8hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Amsterdam to Bruges
    Amsterdam to Bruges
    • Transfer - Private - Hotel - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Amsterdam - Bruges [via Brussels, 4 hrs ] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    • Belgium - Welcome Package(2)
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(6)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Bruges to Brussels
    Bruges to Brussels
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Cruise (4hrs) - Guide/Cruise
    • Local taxi (not included)
    • Bruges - Brussels [2hrs] - 2nd Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(6)
  • Day 6 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Shared - Antwerp (with Diamond Workshop) (5.5hrs) - Coach/Guide
  • Day 7 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Charleroi) - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Amsterdam

A transfer from the airport to your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be given to you by your driver upon arrival. Alternative arrangements will be made if you do not have a private transfer at the start of your itinerary.

A great way to see the city and experience it in local fashion is to rent a bike. Amsterdam is one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the world and bicycles have sometimes more space on the road than their fellow pavement users. Expect to pay EUR12 per day for a bike rental. From the picturesque Jordaan district where streets are named after flowers to the artistic Westerpark where open-air concerts, theatre and exhibitions take place, Amsterdam abounds with walking opportunities that combine well with cultural heritage. Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District is in the very centre of the city, concentrated on two canals, Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburgwal, and the interconnecting streets.

Accommodation: Estherea (4*)

The boutique Hotel Estheréa is housed in a row of 17th century buildings on the Singel, Amsterdam's oldest major canal and part of the ring of canals added to the official UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010. Dam Square, the central railway station, the main shopping area, museums, theatres, and night life are all within walking distance. The rich, colorful interior includes woolen carpets, crystal chandeliers, mahogany paneling, luxurious fabrics, extravagant wallpapers, flowers, plants, and fish. Guests can relax with a cocktail and light snack at Maria's bar or get a workout in at the fully equipped gym.

Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Hotel Estherea
Hotel Estherea

Day 2: Amsterdam

Your English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a tour of wonderful Amsterdam. Your guide will take you through the most picturesque neighborhood of Amsterdam on foot, the canals, the bridges, and to the beautiful 17th and 18th century mansions along the canals. You will also see the Royal Palace on Dam square, the historic buildings along the Amstel River, the colorful flower market and more. Cruise the canals by boat, the best way to see Amsterdam; Holland’s capital has 100 canals and 1000 bridges. While cruising through the old city you will see elegant merchant's mansions, carillon-topped churches and warehouses dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Enjoy dinner at leisure. There are lots of good places to choose from. Here are some suggestions: De Kas, Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, Tel: (0)20-462-4562. An old greenhouse converted into a beautiful dining room. You can be sat at the chef’s table, under the 8 metre high glass conservatory or if the weather permits on the patio. It is an absolute delight to experience some of the greatest cuisine in Amsterdam. The daily harvest defines the menu. 11 Oosterdokskade 3-5 Tel: (0)20-625-5999. Not to be missed, 11 mixes with perfection great quality food, brilliant atmosphere and a unique location. Although the entrance could put some people off, it is worth going to the 11th floor of the Post CS building and admire the view over the city. EUR29.50 for a 3-course dinner.

Accommodation: Estherea (4*)
Amsterdam traditional canal side houses
Amsterdam traditional canal side houses

Day 3: Amsterdam

Begin with a visit to the Aalsmeer´s world famous flower auction (closed Sundays and replaced by a visit of a traditional wooden shoe maker). Continue to Rotterdam, the second largest city of the Netherlands, characterized by its contemporary and fascinating architecture. The next stop is at the picturesque town of Delft. During your visit to the Delft Blue Pottery Factory, you'll learn about the historical developments of these ceramic techniques. From Delft you drive to The Hague for a city tour. Pass by the highlights of their governmental city like the House of Parliament and the Peace Palace. During this excursion you can visit Madurodam. This miniature city offers you the highlights of the Netherlands on a scale 1:25.

Accommodation: Estherea (4*)
Rotterdam
Rotterdam

Day 4: Amsterdam - Bruges

A transfer from your hotel to the train station with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Today take the train from Amsterdam to Bruges. The journey from Brussels to Bruges will be done with a Intercity train. The ride will take approximately 4 hours.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.

Accommodation: Die Swaene (4*)

Hotel Die Swaene overlooks one the most picturesque canals of Bruges. It is considered one of the most romantic hotels in Europe. The rooms are elegantly furnished and all uniquely decorated. The hotel's public areas have an atmosphere of times past. A magnificent new wing, the Canal House, which has been inaugurated, has eight rooms and two suites. The sunny terrace provides spectacular views of the canals and water activities. Die Swaene has everything you need to make your visit unforgettable.

Bruges
Bruges
Hotel Die Swaene
Hotel Die Swaene

Day 5: Bruges - Brussels

Discover the 'Venice of the North', with your own English speaking guide as you walk through Bruge, the most romantic city in Belgium, with medieval bridges spanning meandering canals. The city centre is car free allowing for a pleasant, traffic-free walking tour. The tour will introduce you to the history and main sites of the town as you stroll by the artistic wealth of sites such as, innumerable monuments, historical buildings and churches. You will also get the chance to admire the marvelous market square, city hall, the belfry and its halls as well as the numerous canals and the typical God houses (late medieval-looking houses bearing a name and a year on the outside wall) which can be seen everywhere in the city. You will also enjoy a cruise on the canals of Bruges.

Transfer using a local taxi. Please note that this is not included in trip price and is payable locally.

Enjoy a transfer by train from Bruges to Brussels on an intercity train. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.

A private vehicle transfer between the train station and your hotel or city with a driver is provided.

Accommodation: NH Du Grand Sablon (4*)

The NH Brussels du Grand Sablon is on Brussels’ most beautiful square, famous for its antique shops and chocolatiers, and only a short walk to the luxury boutiques along Avenue Louise. The hotel is also conveniently located near the Grand Palace, the centerpiece of the city, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Rooms and suites offer modern comforts and match the sophistication and elegance of the antique shops on Sablon square. The Il Cortile restaurant showcases fine Italian cuisine, where only the freshest ingredients are used. For after-dinner drinks, the lobby bar offers an array of Belgian beers.

Brussels
Brussels
NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel
NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel

Day 6: Brussels

Today, enjoy a shared sightseeing tour of Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city and Europe's second largest harbour. Above all, it is the city where the 17th century, world-famous painter, Peter Paul Rubens lived out his life. Your coach tour includes a guide. Visit the Market Square with its ancient houses and Our Lady's Cathedral. This cathedral contains amongst other treasures, two of Rubens' masterworks: "The Elevation of the cross" and” The descent from the cross". Antwerp is also the world's diamond centre. You will visit a DIAMOND WORKSHOP. Drive through the oldest part of Antwerp’s harbour where the entrance fee is included and then drive to Brussels.

Accommodation: NH Du Grand Sablon (4*)
Our Lady's Cathedral
Our Lady's Cathedral

Day 7: Brussels

Relax on your private airport transfer to Charleroi with private vehicle and English speaking driver.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Estherea (4*): Amsterdam

The boutique Hotel Estheréa is housed in a row of 17th century buildings on the Singel, Amsterdam's oldest major canal and part of the ring of canals added to the official UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010. Dam Square, the central railway station, the main shopping area, museums, theatres, and night life are all within walking distance. The rich, colorful interior includes woolen carpets, crystal chandeliers, mahogany paneling, luxurious fabrics, extravagant wallpapers, flowers, plants, and fish. Guests can relax with a cocktail and light snack at Maria's bar or get a workout in at the fully equipped gym.

Hotel Estherea
Hotel Estherea

Die Swaene (4*): Bruges

Hotel Die Swaene overlooks one the most picturesque canals of Bruges. It is considered one of the most romantic hotels in Europe. The rooms are elegantly furnished and all uniquely decorated. The hotel's public areas have an atmosphere of times past. A magnificent new wing, the Canal House, which has been inaugurated, has eight rooms and two suites. The sunny terrace provides spectacular views of the canals and water activities. Die Swaene has everything you need to make your visit unforgettable.

Hotel Die Swaene
Hotel Die Swaene

NH Du Grand Sablon (4*): Brussels

The NH Brussels du Grand Sablon is on Brussels’ most beautiful square, famous for its antique shops and chocolatiers, and only a short walk to the luxury boutiques along Avenue Louise. The hotel is also conveniently located near the Grand Palace, the centerpiece of the city, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Rooms and suites offer modern comforts and match the sophistication and elegance of the antique shops on Sablon square. The Il Cortile restaurant showcases fine Italian cuisine, where only the freshest ingredients are used. For after-dinner drinks, the lobby bar offers an array of Belgian beers.

NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel
NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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