Country Roads of Belgium, Luxembourg & the Netherlands - Classic Group

Amsterdam
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$105^^
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Availability

From 03/09/2022 to 27/09/2022

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Sep Sat 03 2022 to Sep Tue 13 2022
    available
  • Sep Sat 03 2022 to Sep Tue 13 2022
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    From
    $5,320*
  • Sep Sat 03 2022 to Sep Tue 13 2022
    available
  • Sep Sat 17 2022 to Sep Tue 27 2022
    On Request
  • Sep Sat 17 2022 to Sep Tue 27 2022
    On Request
    From
    $5,320*
  • Sep Sat 17 2022 to Sep Tue 27 2022
    On Request

What's included

Highlights.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesAmsterdam: Visit the horticultural expo Floriade, a garden festival dedicated to sustainable technologies to make our cities greener.
Explore the informative pavilions and enjoy the scent and colour of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruits.
Amsterdam: Join a Local Expert and spend your morning among masterpieces.
Visit the Rijksmuseum, the home of Rembrandt’s Night Watch.
Continue to the Van Gogh Museum and discover the artist’s largest collection of paintings and drawings.
: Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
: Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards.
Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
: Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.
All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
: We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
: Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Keukenhof: Visit Keukenhof to see millions of multi-coloured bulb-flowers in bloom on select departures.
Brussels: Visit the Grand Place and view the Mannekin Pis.
Waterloo: 200 years after the fall of Napoleon, visit the site to discover why the Battle of Waterloo was such a defining moment in European history.
Those feeling adventurous can experience panoramic views from atop the Lion's Mound, worth the effort of the 230 steps.
Brussels: See the Atomium, and the Chinese and Japanese Pavilions.
Ghent: Visit St.
Bavo's Cathedral with a Local Expert, former home of the Van Eyck masterpiece, and see the Castle of the Counts.
Bruges: Visit the Market Square and famous belfry of the Market Hall with your Local Expert.
See the Gothic town hall in Burg Square and the frescoes on the walls of the Holy Blood Chapel.
Luxembourg City: With your Local Expert, enjoy views over the Petrusse Ravine and walk through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
See the cathedral, the Palace of the Grand Duke and visit the grave of U.
S.
General George S.
Patton.
Lookout from the Pont Adolphe.
Bastogne: Experience a fascinating insight into the history of the World War II at the modern Bastogne War Museum.
Visit the Mardasson Monument, dedicated to those who fell during the Battle of the Bulge.
Rotterdam: Witness the impressive market hall and Erasmus Bridge on your orientation of this modern city.
Delft: Visit one of the manufacturers of original Delft blue pottery and see the potters at work on your guided tour.
The Hague: See the Binnenhof courtyards and the Peace Palace.
Amsterdam: Led by your Travel Director, wander the city to see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace.
Amsterdam: Cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
Amsterdam: Visit the horticultural expo Floriade, a garden festival dedicated to sustainable technologies to make our cities greener.
Explore the informative pavilions and enjoy the scent and colour of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruits.
: "I love to see how guests respond to Rotterdam, because it confounds their expectations.
The wacky modern architecture of the Markthal (shaped like a giant horseshoe), the world-famous “tilting” Cube Houses and aptly nicknamed “pencil case" make for wonderful, quirky photo souvenirs.
This bustling port city is such a contrast to anything that they experienced - even the views from our hotel to the Ersamus Bridge are a delight to the eye.
": "It's magical to see how a group of guests comes together over the course of our trip.
I can always tell when that's happening because suddenly the enthusiasm is palpable.
": "I decided to become a Travel Director because I love the joy of discovery.
When people see a place they've dreamed about, tasted something they've only read about, and hear the music and stories of a place they're exploring, we all share a joyful creation of lifelong memories.
": City tours of Ghent, Bruges and Luxembourg, all with Local Experts.
Brussels: Your delightful first evening also includes a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in the heart of the Old Town with an opportunity to mingle with your fellow travellers.
Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont: Visit the late 19th century abbey, built upon .
Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times.
If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Airport transfers depart Brussels airport for your centrally-located hotel at 09:00, 11:00 and 14:30. After checking in, the afternoon is yours to relax. At 17:00, join your Travel Director for a visit to the cheeky Manneken Pis statue and stroll leisurely around the Grand Place, voted the most beautiful square in Europe. Your delightful first evening also includes a Welcome Dinner with wine at a local restaurant in the heart of the Old Town, with an opportunity to mingle with your fellow travellers.
  • Day 2 - Leaving the city limits behind, visit the Battlefield of Waterloo to learn about Napoleon's final defeat in 1815. Immerse yourself in the action at the Panorama, where a huge 360-degree mural depicts a key moment in the raging battle. If you're feeling energetic, you can climb the 226 steps to the top of the Lion's Mound for panoramic views over the battlefield and countryside. Return to Brussels, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. In the afternoon perhaps join an Optional Experience to the lively city of Antwerp?In the evening, choose from a selection of hand-picked local restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening. Why not choose We Exist, a Syrian initiative supporting immigrants as they build a new life.
  • Day 3 - In the morning, admire the contrast of the Chinese and Japanese Pavilions and the impressive, metallic spheres of the Atomium.Your journey then crosses the pasture lands of Belgian Flanders to reach Ghent, the City of Flowers, offering a fascinating cultural mix of medieval heritage and modern urban life.With a Local Expert, take a stroll through the historical streets and be mesmerised by the outstanding beauty of its quays, churches and squares. Visit St. Bavo's Cathedral, former home of the Eyck masterpiece, and see the Castle of the Counts.
  • Day 4 - Meet your Local Expert from Bruges for a stroll along cobbled streets, lined with high-gabled houses from the 16th century. Visit the Market Square dominated by the 83-meter medieval bell tower, The Belfry of Bruges. Explore Burg Square with its ornate Gothic town hall and glorious frescoes on the walls of the Holy Blood Chapel. With your free afternoon, perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the historic town of Ypres? Explore the market square and attend the famous Last Post Ceremony, commemorating the fallen Allied Forces on the surrounding Flanders Fields.
  • Day 5 - Travel into the French-speaking Walloon region, where picturesque country roads lead you to the late 19th century Scourmont Abbey. The surrounding plateau on which it is built was once considered wild and barren land, but the Trappist monks have toiled for over 100 years to create a successful farm, brewery and cheese plant. Visit the Chimay Experience to learn about the production secrets of Chimay Trappist beers. Your visit concludes with a sample of freshly brewed beer and a taste of golden-crusted cheese. Continue on to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to arrive at your 18th century ch?teau home for two nights. In the evening, you will be served a fresh and delicious Farm-to-Table Dinner at restaurant L'?curie du Parc. See the 12th century Clervaux Castle illuminated on your stroll after dinner.
  • Day 6 - Your travels continue to Luxembourg City for sightseeing with your Local Expert. Visit the grave of U.S. General George S. Patton, laid to rest alongside the men who fought and died in his great Third Army. Admire the view over the Petrusse Ravine from the Pont Adolphe and stroll through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the cathedral and the Palace of the Grand Duke. With the afternoon free for you to explore at your leisure, perhaps join an Optional Experience to the ancient Roman city of Trier, home town of Karl Marx, to explore with a Local Expert?
  • Day 7 - Head for Bastogne to visit the Mardasson Monument, a star-shaped memorial dedicated to the U.S. troops who died during Battle of the Bulge in World War II. You may choose to climb to the top for a perspective of what it might have been like during the winter of 1944. Visit the Bastogne War Museum, a fascinating modern and interactive memorial centre highlighting the causes, events and consequences of WWII. Travel through the centre of Belgium as your journey continues to Rotterdam, the world's largest port rebuilt after wartime devastation. During your orientation with your Travel Director, see the impressive market hall and its radical modern design and the Erasmus Bridge.
  • Day 8 - Visit one of the manufacturers of original Delft blue pottery before moving on to the Hague, the elegant governmental centre of the Netherlands. See the Binnenhof courtyards where the Parliament is situated and the impressive Peace Palace. Select departures visit Keukenhof Gardens one of the world's largest flower gardens, an unforgettable experience not to be missed. Pass through picturesque villages and windmills of the Dutch countryside to Amsterdam for three fabulous nights.
  • Day 9 - Today you explore Amsterdam, a living museum of the 17th century, yet still a vibrant metropolis and port. The best way to see this remarkable city is from the water as you cruise through the canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the elegant merchant houses from the 16th and 17th centuries, their facades are a reflection of when trade flourished during Amsterdam's Golden Age. Relax as you pass stunning gables, beautiful churches and the iconic Magere Brug, better known as the Skinny Bridge. Disembark your cruise to wander the city and see the floating flower market, Dam Square and the Royal Palace. The rest of the day is at your leisure. With your free time, perhaps venture out to the Dutch Countryside to the village of Marken?
  • Day 10 - Explore Amsterdam with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the horticultural expo Floriade, a colourful garden festival dedicated to sustainable technologies to make our cities greener. Alternatively, join a Local Expert and visit the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, two world-class exhibitions abundant in masterpieces. Journey to the picturesque village of Monnickendam and discover Dutch traditions. Learn the secrets of the cheese maker's craft, from milk to the finished product and witness a shoemaker turn a block of wood into clogs. Tonight, join your newfound friends and Travel Director at a beautiful restaurant to enjoy your Celebration Dinner.
  • Day 11 - Transfers to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport arrive at 08:00 and 10:00.
Travel now, pay later
0% 12 months interest free†
Weekly
$105^^
Monthly
$455^
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