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12 Day Holland, Germany, Luxembourg & Belgium - Thursday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Belgium , Germany , Luxembourg , Netherlands

Cities Visited

Amsterdam , Berlin , Bremen , Brussels , Luxembourg , Rhineland

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland's modern capital. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Your tour begins with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Amsterdam
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Amsterdam Canal Tour
This morning, board a glass-top boat for a cruise of the winding canals of historic Amsterdam for an up-close view of stately historic mansions, 16th century gabled merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps join the optional tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a fishing village on the old Zuiderzee. Visit a cheese farm, clogmakers, and see a historic windmill. Finally, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant
Optional: Dutch Country Village with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Amsterdam
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Lowlands of Holland, Bremen's Old Town
Today will be a long day of travel. Drive across the lowlands of Holland before crossing the mighty Afsluitdijk dike that holds back the North Sea. Take some time to admire this impressive feat of engineering. Upon entering Germany, head to the colorful Hanseatic town of Bremen on the Weser River. Embark on an orientation tour of the Old Town, highlighted by the 600-year-old Town Hall with its splendid Weser Renaissance facade, recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Bremen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Hamburg City Tour, Arrive in Berlin
Depart Bremen early this morning and continue to Hamburg, a port city on the Elbe River. During your tour, view Alster Lake in the heart of the city, and the St. Pauli Piers near the colorful Fischmarkt. On to St. Michael's Church, and the impressive Town Hall, built in the early 1800s. Then, depart Hamburg and drive east, crossing the former "Iron Curtain" to Berlin, Germany's capital city. Tonight perhaps, join the optional excursion to a "Berlin Style" dinner party with traditional dishes, and live music, followed by a scenic drive through the highlights of Berlin
Optional: Berlin by Night with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Berlin's Famous Landmarks
During your tour of Berlin today, view landmarks of the former East and West German sections including the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the reunification, the glass-domed Reichstag Building and Checkpoint Charlie, a symbol of the formerly divided city. Drive along Unter den Linden Boulevard past the State Opera House and the Cathedral. See a remaining section of the wall and the Holocaust Memorial. Afternoon is at leisure or, participate in the optional Berlin's Hidden Past tour where you will delve beneath the surface to learn more about the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation, and the destruction and division of Germany's capital
Optional: Berlin's Hidden Past (PM)
Overnight: Berlin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Drive to Rhineland
This morning, depart Berlin and travel through the former East Germany passing Leipzig, and into the rolling hills of the Rhineland to the historic city of Koblenz. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the city is dominated by the mighty Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. This evening, dinner is at your hotel
Overnight: Rhineland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Rhine River Cruise, Village of Bacharach, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Cable Car Ride
Your day begins with a drive into the Rhine Valley where you will embark on a river cruise* through the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cruise offers spectacular vistas of hilltop castles, terraced vineyards, and villages of timber-framed houses. Pass the mighty Lorelei rock that rises vertically from the waters named for the siren that bewitched passing sailors. Spend free time in the charming village of Bacharach to wander around, shop and have lunch on your own. Afterward, enjoy a wine tasting. Later, drive to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress perched on a rocky outcrop over the town of Koblenz. Take in marvelous views over the Rhine and Moselle Rivers before descending via cable car to Deutsches Eck to view the monument to Kaiser Wilhelm. The remainder of the evening is at leisure*For Oct 24 & 31 departures, the cruise is from St. Goarshausen to Kaub.
Overnight: Rhineland
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Moselle Valley, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
This morning, travel to the town of Cochem, in the Moselle Valley, dramatically dominated by medieval Reichsburg Castle. The town with its narrow streets and restored half-timbered houses is indeed a step back in time. This afternoon, cross into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. At the entrance to the city, stop for a guided visit to the U.S. Military Cemetery from WWII where over 5,000 American soldiers and General Patton are laid to rest. Then, take a short orientation tour of Luxembourg City before arriving at the hotel in time for dinner
Overnight: Luxembourg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Bastogne War Museum, Tour Brussels
Crossing into Belgium, stop at Bastogne, scene of the infamous Battle of the Bulge waged by U.S. forces against retreating Germans. Visit the Bastogne War Museum which covers World War II from its origins to the Battle of the Bulge. Depart for Brussels where you will enjoy a tour with views of the Atomium, the Royal Palace, the Museum district, and the Palace of Justice. Visit the 17th century Grand Place and stroll through the city center to view the famous Manneken Pis fountain. The evening is free
Overnight: Brussels
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Full Day in Brussels
Spend a full day to explore Brussels on your own. Or, you may wish to participate in the optional tour to medieval Bruges. The tour takes you to view the Lake of Love (Minnewater) and the Beguinage convent. Continue on a walking tour of the city's medieval districts, where you will visit Our Lady's Church, home of the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo. See the Market Square and Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. Free time to explore before returning to Brussels
Optional: Full Day Bruges City Tour (AM)
Overnight: Brussels
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Depart Belgium
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Brussels-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Amsterdam
  • 1 night Bremen
  • 2 nights Berlin
  • 2 nights Rhineland
  • 1 night Luxembourg
  • 2 nights Brussels
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in Hamburg & Berlin
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, embark on a delightful glass-top boat cruise along the historic winding canals
  • View Bremen’s 600-year-old Town Hall with its splendid Weser Renaissance facade
  • In Hamburg, view the dynamic seaport named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • History comes to life in Berlin on a tour of the landmarks in this fabulous cosmopolitan city 
  • A cruise on the Rhine offers vistas of hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and charming villages
  • Pause to pay respects at the U.S. Military Cemetery from WWII in tiny Luxembourg
  • Visit the poignant memorial at Bastogne, scene of the infamous Battle of the Bulge
  • Visit Brussels' Grand Place with its spired 15th century City Hall and antique golden guildhalls
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Accommodation Details:
    Triple Rooms at the PentaHotel Bremen, Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen and Sofitel Brussels Europe will be accommodated in a single room & twin room.

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    Accommodations

    Hilton Amsterdam
    This deluxe hotel is located in the South area of Amsterdam, close to the city's commercial and business districts.

    Radisson Blu Hotel Bremen
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of one of Germany's most beautiful cities.

    Berlin Hilton
    This superior first class hotel is located at the Gendarmenmarkt, walking distance to the German and French Cathedrals and many other popular attractions.

    Mercure Hotel Koblenz
    This first class hotel is situated on the beautiful banks of the Rhine River.

    Melia Luxembourg
    This first class hotel is located nearby the Luxembourg Modern Art Museum.

    Sofitel Brussels Europe
    This first class hotel is a ten minute walk from the European Parliament building.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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