Explore the beauty of the city of Amsterdam with its historical center, miles of picturesque canals and multitude of museums. Visit the world's largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, the picturesque towns of 17th century Delft (known for its pottery), beautiful Rotterdam, and The Hague, where the seat of Government sits, all with a local English speaking Guide. Move to Brussels for time to explore Ghent before moving south to Paris, The City of Lights.
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.
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.
A great impression of Holland, that starts with a drive to Rotterdam, the country’s second largest city and famous for its modern architecture. During the city tour you will drive along the banks of the river Maas, to the old port and the remarkable yellow cube houses. The literal highlight is the ascend with the Euroscoop, the rotating glass elevator to the top of the 185 m high Euromast tower. Then on to Delft for free time for shopping or lunch (not included) and a visit to a Delft Blue Pottery factory. After that, we will show you The Hague and pass by our Parliament and the Peace Palace. The last stop will be at the miniature town Madurodam. All entrance fees are included.
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 private vehicle transfer between the train station and your hotel or city with a driver is provided.
Today you will visit the sites that are of interest to you on a hop-on hop-off bus that goes around the city. With this hop-on hop-off tour you can get on and off at any stop an unlimited number of times for a full day of sightseeing. The coach passes all the main sights in the city, including St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Congress Column, the Atomium, Grand Place, Palace of Justice, the Royal Museum of Art and History, and the Royal Palace. This way you will be able to see what you want on your own time. With bus departures every 30 minutes and tickets valid for 24 hours after first use, this is the perfect way to get acquainted with Belgium's capital.
After an hour's drive from Brussels, you will arrive in Ghent where you will visit the St. Bavo's Cathedral, home of the world famous 'Mystic Lamb' painting (optional, closed on Sundays). During the city tour you will see all the important buildings from the Middle Ages, such as the Belfry, the St. Nicholas Church and the Earl’s Castle. In Bruges, visit the Lake of love and the beguinage with some time for lunch. After lunch, start the walking tour and discover: Our Lady's Church, with the Madonna statue by Michelangelo, the Market Square with the Belfry and the Town Hall square (Burg) with the Chapel of the Holy Blood. Don't forget your walking shoes! After the walking tour you can take an optional boat tour along the canals.
Enjoy a transfer by train from Brussels to Paris. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.
Take a private train station transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.
For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistant waiting for you on the platform at the train station, with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver 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 waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy a half day shared tour of Paris. On the tour, you will discover the monuments which have made Paris famous throughout the world: Place Vendôme - Opéra - Louvre museum - Notre Dame Cathedral - Pantheon Church - Luxembourg - Orsay Museum - Concorde Square - Champs-Elysées Avenue - Arch of Triumph - Eiffel Tower - Invalides. Visit the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower (Fast pass) which gives you a wonderful panoramic view. In case of an exceptional impossibility to access the 1st or 2nd floor, the Eiffel Tower will be replaced by the Montparnasse Tower (56th floor as height as 210 meters). Alternative arrangements will be made so please speak to your Destination Expert for further details. This tour has a central pick up point in the centre of Paris and hotel pick up and/or drop off is not provided. The tour ends at the Eiffel Tower. Please note that shared tours can have up to approximately 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day, and are carried out in a number of languages).
Discover Versailles Palace, the symbol of France's grandeur during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Leave Paris by the western districts of the city and follow the Normandy motorway as far as Versailles in a luxury air conditioned coach. Your guide will take you straight in without standing in line and lead you through the most beautiful rooms including the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private Apartment. Then enjoy some free time to explore the palace gardens. This tour has a central pick up and drop off point in the centre of Paris and hotel pick up and/or drop off is not provided. This tour includes entrance to Versailles Palace, authorisation fees for guided visits, and a multilingual guide with individual earphones. Please note that shared tours can have up to approximately 50 people (depending on the number of people that have signed up for the tour on the particular day, and are carried out in a number of languages). Note: from April 2nd to October 29th, the entrance fees to the gardens are NOT INCLUDED: - On "MUSICAL FOUNTAIN DISPLAY" days ( Saturdays and Sundays, Tuesdays from May 21st to June 25th + May 8th + May 9th + August 15th)- On "MUSICAL GARDENS" days (Tuesdays from April 2nd to May 14th and from July 2nd to October 29th), on bank holidays.
You will be picked up from your hotel today for a private transfer to the airport.
On the outskirts of Amsterdam, in the most green district, is the Best Western Blue Tower Hotel (4*). The hotel is situated in an emerging neighbourhood the dynamic Bos & Lommerplein, with fast tram connection to the centre of the city and the Schipol Airport only 11 kilometres away. With simple and stylish modern decor, Best Western Blue Tower Hotel’s 188 air-conditioned guestrooms all include wireless Internet access and satellite television.
The Hilton Brussels City Hotel (4*) is situated in the centre of downtown Brussels, within yards of Gare du Nord station and in close proximity to the Rue Neuve shopping district and the World Trade Center. The Hilton Brussels is the ideal place to stay when you are visiting Belgium’s capital. After a busy day in Brussels or a long journey, you can relax and rejuvenate in the Scandinavian Wellness and Health Club and sample the delicious Flemish cuisine on offer in the Bien Belge Living Lounge restaurant and bar. Offering responsive service and stylish contemporary comfort in an enviable location, this Brussels hotel has everything you need to make the most of your stay in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
Ideally located in the Latin Quarter of Paris, in the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, stands the Belloy Saint Germain hotel. Since 1871, the Belloy Saint Germain has been providing guests quality accommodation with refined, undisturbed serenity in this upscale quarter of the city, only minutes away from some renowned Parisian sites and monuments including the Odéon, the Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon of Paris. Each of the 50 guest rooms at the Belloy are elegantly designed with a sense of classical refinement in mind. Each room features a range of modern amenities to satisfy the needs of the savviest traveller. Before heading out to explore some of the many beauties of the “City of Lights” for the day, it is important that each guest enjoys a hardy, delicious breakfast, something taken very seriously by the culinary staff at the Belloy. The buffet breakfast boasts freshly baked breads and pastries, fresh and if possible, locally produced dairy products and cheeses, fruits and so much more. With comfort and elegance, landmarks and culture sheer minutes away from the entrance way, the Belloy Saint Germain provides guests of all ages a great place to rest while visiting one of Europe’s greatest cities.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
"Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch."
Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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