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2023 Tour Details
Tiptoe through the tulips, tread through famous battlegrounds, and sprint to the irresistible bonbons on this aromatic tour. Three nights in Amsterdam, two nights each in Luxembourg and Brussels, plus one night in the medieval town of Bruges is the perfect introduction to the sights and delights of the Benelux countries. Springtime departures include the exploding kaleidoscope of Holland’s famous bulb fields and the extraordinary Keukenhof Gardens, while summer and fall departures lead you to the bold tastes of barley and hops at the Heineken Experience where you’ll hear—and sample—the tradition of the world-famous beer. With intricate canals flowing as freely as the lager from lively Amsterdam to perfectly preserved Bruges, get ready to float up to some of Europe’s most impressive museums, markets, palaces, cathedrals—and confectionaries!
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*Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1, 2022 and November 11, 2023 for travel in 2023. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2023 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0992 PRMW0992
AMSTERDAM Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; enjoy the Heineken Experience (departures June 1 - October 5)KEUKENHOF Visit the Flower Park (departures March 30 - May 18)DELFT Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory THE HAGUE Orientation driveMAASTRICHT Visit Vrijthof SquareBASTOGNE Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American MemorialLUXEMBOURG Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s graveWATERLOO Visit the battle site BRUSSELS Walking tour including Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant BRUGES Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstrationBRUSSELS–PARIS By high-speed Thalys TrainPARIS Guided sightseeing, Seine Cruise
Motorcoach, canal cruise in Amsterdam and in Bruges
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
AMSTERDAM Holland Days AMSTERDAM Take a guided canal cruise. Visit the Rijksmuseum, followed by free time this afternoon and evening.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTART & ARCHITECTURE See the most fascinating views of Amsterdam on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Go even deeper into the artistry of Amsterdam with a visit to the Netherland’s national museum, the Rijksmuseum, illustrating 800 years of Dutch history through extraordinary works of art and photography.
AMSTERDAM. EXCURSION TO KEUKENHOF, DELFT & THE HAGUE Dutch Treats AMSTERDAM Visit Keukenhof Gardens, the world-famous flower park (departures March 25-May 6). AMSTERDAM Visit the Heineken Experience (departures May 13 - September 30). DELFT Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory.THE HAGUE Join in an orientation drive with a photo stop at the Dutch Parliament and the International Court of Justice.
Breakfast 99 mi / 160 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEMS Delft Blue pottery is part of the Dutch cultural heritage like windmills, wooden shoes, and Dutch cheese. Learn how this centuries-old craftmanship has been passed on from generation to generation and the artisans who still create these iconic pieces today.
AMSTERDAM–MAASTRICHT–BASTOGNE, BELGIUM–LUXEMBOURG Heroic History MAASTRICHT Visit Vrijthof Square.BASTOGNE Visit the War Museum and take pictures of the American Memorial en route to Luxembourg.
Breakfast Dinner 280 mi / 450 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORIC SPOTS Witness the bravery of WWII allied troops commemorated in the Bastogne War Museum for a fascinating and moving look at the heroes of the historic Battle of the Bulge. Visit the museum’s American Memorial honoring the 76,890 American soldiers killed, wounded, or missing during this valiant victory on the Western Front.
LUXEMBOURG Lovely Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG Guided sightseeing includes the Cathedral of Our Lady and General Patton’s grave.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY SIGHTS Luxembourg City is one of Europe's most scenic capitals spanning the gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers. Here, the city’s only cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Nearby, General Patton is laid to rest, as he wished, at the American Cemetery together with his men.
LUXEMBOURG–WATERLOO, BELGIUM–BRUGES Battling Bonaparte WATERLOO Visit the battle site where Napoleon was defeated en route to Bruges.
Breakfast 186mi / 300kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Surrender to your love of history! Visit the site of Napoleon’s final defeat now home to the majestic Waterloo Memorial upon the Butte du Lion (Lion’s Mound) See the historical canvas of the Panorama of Battle, measuring 110 meters long and 12 meters high. Admire a sweeping view of the battlefield by climbing the 226 steps to the top of the Lion monument hill.
BRUGES–BRUSSELS Belgian Beauties BRUGES Enjoy a canal cruise and Belgian chocolate bonbon tasting followed by guided walking tour of the city, including the Church of Our Lady and a traditional lace demonstration.BRUSSELS An orientation walk includes Grand’Place and a photo stop at the mischievous Manneken Pis statues and fountain.
Breakfast 75 mi / 120 kmLOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITION Indulge in delicious Belgian bonbons while taking a canal cruise through Bruges A sweet way to see the capital of West Flanders. Traditions continue flowing with a demonstration of the exquisite art of the centuries-old style of Belgian bobbin lace making.
BRUSSELS A Farewell Feast BRUSSELS Enjoy a free day, followed by a farewell dinner at Chez Léon restaurant.
Breakfast DinnerLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES Celebrate new experiences and new friends with an authentic dinner of traditional Belgian specialties, including mouth-watering Moules frites (mussels and fries) at Chez Léon, one of the best renowned restaurants in town.
BRUSSELS Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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