Netherlands & Belgium Explorer

6 days from $4,728 per person*
  • Cruise the canals of Amsterdam on a gentle boat ride.
  • With private guide, discover the charming medieval town of Bruges.
  • Explore Grand Place and see the 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, first explore historic Antwerp, home of 17th century master painter Peter Paul Rubens, then see the magnificent Grand Place in the nation's capital, Brussels, as you tour the city and this famous square 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".

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Hotel with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Netherlands - Welcome Package
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Canal Cruise (4hrs) - Guide/Cruise
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Tour - Shared - Grand Holland Tour (9 hrs) (Max 12 pax) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Amsterdam to Antwerp
    Amsterdam to Antwerp
    • Transfer - Private - Hotel - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Amsterdam - Antwerp [2 hrs] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Walking Tour (4 hrs) - Guide
  • Day 4 Antwerp to Brussels
    Antwerp to Brussels
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Antwerp - Brussels [1hr ] - 1st Class Train Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Bruges (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Brussels
    Brussels
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Brussels Airport) - Vehicle/Driver
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: NH Doelen (4*)

Amsterdam’s oldest and most celebrated hotel, the NH Doelen rests on the banks of the Amstel River in the heart of the city’s historic center. The NH Doelen in Amsterdam is centrally located between both Dam and Rembrandt Square, putting you within walking distance of countless museums, shopping streets, cultural areas and tourist attractions. All rooms feature classical décor, large windows, plenty of natural light and a wide range of amenities. With extra-comfortable beds, you’re guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep. Start your day with a delicious breakfast while taking in the stunning canal views at the NH Amsterdam Doelen hotel restaurant before heading out to explore the city.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  NH Doelen Hotel
NH Doelen Hotel

Day 2: Amsterdam

Discover the delights of Holland on a full-day, small-group tour to Rotterdam, The Hague, and Delft from Amsterdam. A comfortable 90-minute ride in a luxurious air-conditioned minivan will get you to the first destination of Rotterdam. Here you will have the chance to enjoy a 75-minute Spido boat tour, the best way to view one of the world’s largest ports. Admire Rotterdam's impressive skyline, cutting-edge architectural harbors, shipyards, and docks. Next, head to the cultural town of Delft to see the highlights and immerse into local Dutch traditions. You will visit 'De Delftse Pauw,' a factory specializing in handmade Delft Blue pottery, considered one of the most coveted porcelain types since the 17th century. Conclude the day of touring at, The Hague, and see grand government buildings shrouded in history before returning to Amsterdam.

Accommodation: NH Doelen (4*)
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rotterdam
Rotterdam

Day 3: Amsterdam - Antwerp

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

Take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp. The train ride takes approximately 2 hours.

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide assistance waiting for you at the train station with a sign and 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 knowledgeable guide will meet you at your hotel and embark on an enriching stroll of the city. Spend some time discovering Belgium’s second largest city of Antwerp, home to revered 17th-century artist Rubens and some of his artistic masterpieces. A walk through the city is the perfect way to get to know Antwerp. Follow your guide through Antwerp’s historic streets and discover beautiful landmarks such as ‘Rubens House’ and ‘The Cathedral of Our Lady.' The tour concludes at your hotel.

Accommodation: Hilton Antwerp Old Town (4*)

The Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel is located on Antwerp's most famous and historic town square in the heart of Antwerp city center and within walking distance of all the main attractions. The hotel building formerly housed the Grand Bazar Shopping mall and the original 1864 facade still forms part of the hotel. The four-star hotel offers a mix of old world charm and modern luxury, combining traditional sophistication with contemporary comfort and convenience. Guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town feature flat-screen televisions, comfortable work stations, and the chain's signature Serenity beds. Guests can enjoy High Tea in the hotel lobby or a gourmet meal in the hotel's Brasserie Flo Antwerp Restaurant and Bar.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Antwerp
Antwerp
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hilton Antwerp Hotel
Hilton Antwerp Hotel

Day 4: Antwerp - Brussels

Meet your private driver and transportation for a train station transfer.

Enjoy a transfer by train from Antwerp to Brussels on an intercity train. Travel time is approximately 1 hour.

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

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.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Brussels
Brussels
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel
NH Du Grand Sablon Hotel

Day 5: 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*)
Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bruges' City Hall
Bruges' City Hall

Day 6: 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.

NH Doelen (4*): Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s oldest and most celebrated hotel, the NH Doelen rests on the banks of the Amstel River in the heart of the city’s historic center. The NH Doelen in Amsterdam is centrally located between both Dam and Rembrandt Square, putting you within walking distance of countless museums, shopping streets, cultural areas and tourist attractions. All rooms feature classical décor, large windows, plenty of natural light and a wide range of amenities. With extra-comfortable beds, you’re guaranteed to get a good night’s sleep. Start your day with a delicious breakfast while taking in the stunning canal views at the NH Amsterdam Doelen hotel restaurant before heading out to explore the city.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  NH Doelen Hotel
NH Doelen Hotel

Hilton Antwerp Old Town (4*): Antwerp

The Hilton Antwerp Old Town hotel is located on Antwerp's most famous and historic town square in the heart of Antwerp city center and within walking distance of all the main attractions. The hotel building formerly housed the Grand Bazar Shopping mall and the original 1864 facade still forms part of the hotel. The four-star hotel offers a mix of old world charm and modern luxury, combining traditional sophistication with contemporary comfort and convenience. Guest rooms and suites at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town feature flat-screen televisions, comfortable work stations, and the chain's signature Serenity beds. Guests can enjoy High Tea in the hotel lobby or a gourmet meal in the hotel's Brasserie Flo Antwerp Restaurant and Bar.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hilton Antwerp Hotel
Hilton Antwerp Hotel

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.

Netherlands & Belgium Explorer Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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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    Fiona was fabulous and planned a dream vacation for us from start to finish. Our guides and tours were all very personable, knowledgeable, and comfortable. Our drivers were very punctual and professional. Our itinerary and tickets kept us knowing exactly where and when we needed to be somewhere. The weather, food and hotels were amazing. We truly had our dream vacation and now need a beach vacation to recuperate from the fast paced vacation we just returned from! Would recommend your agency to anyone! Thank You!

  • David B. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip! Thank you for the attention to detail and comprehensive planning!

  • Cleo M. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    Excellent guidance and assistance from Rachel Cook in your Delaware office and great guides/drivers. The hotel was nicely situated and everything went smoothly - we thank you! It was our first time on such a tour and we would like to try it again.

  • Suzanne A. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We had an amazing experience with Kensington! I loved our specialist Garret. He was incredibly helpful! We also really loved our guide in Cape Town.

  • Kyran D — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Our tour expert Rachel Cooke was outstanding! She handled all inquiries and requests with great professionalism and patience. The location of our hotels were optimal for touring and easy access to trains and metro. Tour guides Marion for the Latin Quarter, Frederick the Louvre, Bruno Mont St Michel and Melanie for the beaches of Normandy were all very knowledgeable and delightful to be with!

  • Donna O — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Andrew was an amazing guide starting in Inverness! And Debbie was great for our walking tour in Edinburgh. We could not be happier! We learned so much about Scotland and enjoyed every minute of our trip.

  • Robert Goodby — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was one of the best trips we've ever taken. Everything worked as planned, someone was always waiting to greet us at each transfer point, and the guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg were absolutely first-rate: knowledgeable, friendly, fluent in English, and very helpful. Our conversations with them about Russian life and history were an unexpected bonus to what was already a highly educational and informative itinerary.

  • Peter Stephanos — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    Kensington was top notch. Our transfers were always on-time and courteous/professional. When there was a labor strike in Athens, they rescheduled our cancelled ferry and booked us on a flight. We had no idea until they called and said we had been booked on the flight. So helpful that we didn't ever have to stress!

  • Barbara Schulman — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    We had an absolutely WONDERFUL trip; Everything was perfectly planned by Kensington; all drivers were professional and the city guides were excellent, educated in the history of their city and enjoyable to be with. Upon hearing that we were artists, one guide even changed her tour to include local artworks that we would not have known about , and we were thrilled. We have never had a tour planned personally for the 2 of us, and were delighted with the results. All contacts with our planner, Jason Susinski, were timely and professional. We will definitely travel with Kensington again.

  • Nancy Silvio — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was my first experience with a totally guided tour. It was wonderful to not have to worry about anything, it was all well planned out. What we did see was wonderful, important and the guides were knowledgeable and kind. When we expressed interest in going bowling in Berlin he made sure we found the best place!! Anything was possible.

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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