Netherlands & Belgium Explorer

5 days from $3,455 per person*
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam on a gentle boat ride.
  • With private guide, discover the charming medieval town of Bruges.
  • See the Grand Palace and Royal Palace in Brussels with private guide.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected premium hotels.
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From extravagant palaces to elaborate canals, and even medieval charm, explore the Netherlands and Belgium on a combined discovery.

In Amsterdam, discover the city on a private guided walking tour, then take to the city's network of canals on a scenic boat cruise for a different perspective of the capital. Venture outward into the country to discover other gems of Holland including Rotterdam, the pottery city of Delft (of Blue Pottery fame), and The Hague, house of the Dutch parliament. In Belgium, see the magnificent Grand Palace in the nation's capital, Brussels, as you tour the city with your own private guide. Take a day trip with private transportation and guide to the quaint town of Bruges, renowned for its romantic medieval charm, forever encapsulated in the Hollywood film "In Bruges".

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Hotel with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    • Netherlands - Welcome Package(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Canal Cruise (4hrs) - Guide/Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Tour - Shared - Grand Holland Tour (8.5hrs) - Coach/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Amsterdam to Brussels
    Amsterdam to Brussels
    • Transfer - Private - Hotel - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Amsterdam - Brussels [3hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Belgium - Welcome Package(2)
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Bruges (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Brussels Airport) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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

For your added comfort, you will have Meet & Greet guide assistance upon your arrival, which will be waiting for you outside the customs. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation.

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.

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.

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

A great impression of Holland, that starts with a drive to Rotterdam, our country’s second largest city and famous for its modern architecture. First stop is the Euromast, a literal highlight of the tour. Go to the top (185 m) with the Euroscoop, a rotating glass elevator. Second a city tour, along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. Afterwards a visit to the newly opened Markthal and time for lunch (not included). Then on to a Delft Blue Pottery factory, followed by The Hague. We will drive past the Peace Palace after which we will get out and do a walkingtour , passing the Houses of Parliament and the work palace of the Dutch King. After some free time in the Hague we will return to Amsterdam. All entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Estherea (4*)
Rotterdam
Rotterdam

Day 3: Amsterdam - Brussels

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

Enjoy a transfer by high speed train from Amsterdam to Brussels. Travel time is approximately 3 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.

For your added comfort, you will have a Meet & Greet guide assistance upon your arrival who will be waiting for you at the beginning of the platform where your train arrives. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the train station and accompany you to your accommodation.

Enjoy a half day private sightseeing tour of Brussels with your English speaking guide. Begin your tour with a short stroll in the old city centre. You will get to see the world-famous Grand Place with its unique city hall and splendid guild houses before continuing by vehicle to the magnificent St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Congress Column, the Heizel district with the renowned Atomium, the remarkable Chinese pavilion, and the Japanese Tower. After the impressive Court of Justice and the elegant Louiza Square, you will drive to the stately Place Royale, the Royal Palace, and the old Palace of the Nations, which is now the home of Parliament.

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 4: Brussels

Meet your driver for a private half day tour of Bruges, the most romantic city in Belgium romantic city in Belgium with its medieval bridges and meandering canals. Discover the 'Venice of the North' with your own English speaking guide as you walk through the city. Your guide will introduce you to the main sights and give you the history of the town as you stroll by the artistic wealth of the innumerable monuments, historical buildings, and churches. Stand in admiration of the marvelous market square,  the city hall, the belfry and its halls, 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. The city centre is car free, allowing for a pleasant, traffic-free walking tour. Return to Brussels.

Accommodation: NH Du Grand Sablon (4*)
Bruges' City Hall
Bruges' City Hall

Day 5: Brussels

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

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • 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

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

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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  • Margarette H. — August 10, 2016 — Europe

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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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