Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris (HWE)

12 days from Amsterdam to Paris

2019 Tour Details

For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries—plus Paris—at a leisurely pace, this Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour is the perfect vacation. You’ll enjoy three nights in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris and a 2-night stay in Luxembourg. The must-see attractions are included, such as a canal cruise in Amsterdam, and in springtime the famous Keukenhof Flower Park (April 1 – May 13 departures); the 17th-century Cathedral of Our Lady in Luxembourg; the Grand’Place in Brussels, the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall; and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, with a history dating back to the 12th century. You’ll visit the famous museums, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, housing priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters; the “Van Gogh Village” and Museum in Nuenen, where you’ll follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps to learn about his life; the Bastogne War Museum, and the Louvre Museum in Paris, the world’s most visited art museum.

History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visit to Waterloo, where you’ll relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. A tour highlight is a visit to Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Here, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing and a canal cruise, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste Belgian chocolate bonbons—a unique experience offered by Globus to give you a true local perspective.

All of this and much more are included on this grand Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour. The Monograms portion of your vacation in Paris includes travel by high-speed Thalys train (first class) from Brussels to Paris, transfers to/from train stations, guided sightseeing, and services of an expert Local Host.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; visit a major diamond center

KEUKENHOF
Visit the Flower Park (departures April 1-May 13)

DELFT
Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory

THE HAGUE
Orientation drive

NUENEN
[LF] Visit the “Van Gogh Village” and museum, and learn about his early work

BASTOGNE
Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American Memorial

LUXEMBOURG
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s grave

WATERLOO
Visit the battle site

BRUSSELS
Walking tour including Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; [LF] farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant

BRUGES
[LF] Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstration

BRUSSELS–PARIS
By high-speed Thalys Train

PARIS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre, Photo stop Eiffel Tower

Headsets throughout the tour

Notes:

NOTE:

  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Paris program cannot be excluded.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam and in Bruges; high-speed, first-class Thalys train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special farewell dinner in Brussels

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland. Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Amsterdam. Your discovery of Holland features a guided morning sightseeing tour of the capital. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE past gabled merchant houses, arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city. Next, visit the fabulous RIJKSMUSEUM with its priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Then, time to explore Dam Square and the city center on your own, or to join your Tour Director for a visit to a major DIAMOND CENTER to appreciate how a rough mineral is transformed into a sparkling jewel. Afternoon at leisure. An optional excursion is available to a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and dinner in the fishing village of Volendam at the former Zuiderzee.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Amsterdam. Excursion To Keukenhof, Delft & The Hague. Visit the famous bulb fields in South Holland and the extraordinary KEUKENHOF flower park in springtime (departures April 1-May 13). Next, continue to the world-renowned ROYAL DELFT POTTERY FACTORY with its magnificent collection of hand-painted earthenware pieces, and see skilled craftsmen at work. After an orientation drive of The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and the International Court of Justice, return to Amsterdam. Later, you may wish to join an optional Dutch dinner, followed by a walk through Old Amsterdam.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

Amsterdam–Nuenen–Bastogne, Belgium–Luxembourg. Enter the Province of Brabant, and stop [LF] in the picturesque town of Nuenen, the “Van Gogh Village.” Enjoy a unique experience: follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in the town where he lived and worked from 1883-1885. Also visit the MUSEUM, and learn about his life, family, and early paintings, like the world-famous Potato Eaters, which he painted here. Next, cross the border and stop in Bastogne. Visit the fascinating BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM, then see the AMERICAN MEMORIAL of the Battle of the Bulge, where thousands of soldiers and civilians died during the winter of 1944-1945. Arrive in Luxembourg, the capital of one of Europe’s smallest sovereign states.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Luxembourg. Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide covers the city’s past and present—from the fortifications and the Old Town, perched high atop a sandstone outcrop with striking views of the Alzette and Pétrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative center of European institutions. Visit the CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY, see the turreted Grand Ducal Palace, take a stroll along the panoramic cliff path known as “the most beautiful balcony in Europe,” and see the GRAVE OF GENERAL PATTON. An optional excursion is available to ancient Trier in Germany.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Luxembourg–Waterloo, Belgium–Brussels. Drive through the Belgian Ardennes to Flanders and arrive in WATERLOO. Visit the site where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course, and relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. Arrive in Brussels, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and St. Michael Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter GRAND’PLACE to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without touching the statue of Everard t’Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

At Leisure in Brussels. This morning is your chance to join a half-day optional excursion to Antwerp, the second-largest Belgian city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. Balance of the day is at leisure to further explore Brussels on your own.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

Brussels. Excursion To Bruges. Focus on Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. [LF] A CANAL CRUISE (weather permitting) and Belgian CHOCOLATE BONBONS, will give you a first taste of this delightful town. The Local Guide will show you the Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo in the CHURCH OF OUR LADY, featured in the movie The Monuments Men, and the famous MARKET SQUARE. Also enjoy a traditional LACE DEMONSTRATION, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. Time for souvenir hunting and exploring on your own before returning to Brussels. Tonight, an [LF] included farewell dinner with wine at the lively Chez Léon restaurant, specializing in moules et frites (mussels and fries), is the perfect way to celebrate the success of your vacation.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

Brussels–Paris, France. This morning, travel by high-speed THALYS TRAIN (first class) to Paris. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay in the “City of Light.”
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

Paris. Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including visits to the gothic NOTRE DAME Cathedral, the LOUVRE MUSEUM, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

Paris. Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

Paris. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

BENJAMIN DEHAM

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"A European tour is very educational and lots of fun. It is always enjoyable to see guests return home with thousands of beautiful pictures and wonderful memories. My greatest satisfaction as a Tour Director has always been that I can let my guests not only see a city, but also feel and experience the absolute magic of a city like Paris. That cannot be found in any guidebook or on the Internet!"

Tour Director -  BENJAMIN DEHAM

 Accommodations

AMSTERDAM

NH AMSTERDAM CENTRE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BRUSSELS

RADISSON BLU ROYAL

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Just 14 kilometers from the airport, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels welcomes guests with a signature art deco façade designed by famed city architect Michel Jaspers. Easily discover the best of the capital's vibrant culture, food, commerce and architecture from this city center hotel. Brussels visitors should be sure to visit nearby Grand Place, Manneken Pis and Magritte Museum, among other attractions. Rooms well-designed in their own right, award-winning restaurants and first-class facilities await enjoyment upon guests' return.

LUXEMBOURG

ALVISSE PARC HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PARIS

MERCURE PARIS CENTRE TOUR EIFFEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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