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Brussels & Amsterdam

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8 Days
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Discover the highlights of Belgium and the Netherlands on this 8-day whirlwind adventure. Starting in Brussels and ending in Amsterdam, you’ll explore charming cityscapes, visit the medieval towns of Ghent and Bruges, stroll alongside windmills in the Dutch countryside, and marvel at artistic masterpieces by Rubens, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt.


This 8-day Western European vacation takes you through Belgium and the Netherlands to see some of Western Europe’s most charming cities and towns. It features first class accommodations, private transfers, shared tours, and is perfect as an add-on to a longer journey through Western Europe.

Your journey begins in Brussels, the Belgian capital, where you’ll have a night to get your bearings and explore the stunning city, with its Gothic Town Hall, world-class art museums, and abundance of sweet treats (Belgian waffles, anyone?). After your introduction to Belgium in Brussels, connect to Antwerp to explore the second-largest city in the nation. Visit the railway station and Our Lady Cathedral, which has several masterpieces by Rubens. You’ll also head on a guided walk through the old city, starting at the 13th-century castle of Steen and working you way though the Gothic Market Square on the way to the River Scheldt. The next day, discover two of Belgium’s most enchanting cities. In Ghent, you’ll admire the medieval architecture, visit the Castle of the Counts of Flanders, and see the Mystic Lamb painting in Saint Bavo’s Cathedral. In Bruges, explore the Lake of Love and take a boat trip along the canals of the medieval old town. You’ll then ride the train into Netherlands and reach Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is the Dutch capital and one of the most charming cities in Europe. On your first full day in the Netherlands, venture into the Dutch countryside and discover its picture-perfect beauty. You’ll explore the windmill village of Zaanse Schans and visit a working windmill, stop by a cheese factory in the fishing village of Volendam, and take a boat trip to the former island of Marken, where you’ll stop off at a clog maker. The next day, explore Amsterdam’s artistic heritage on a guided tour of two world-famous museums. Skip the line at the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum and marvel at masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. You’ll cap the day off with a boat tour along the canals and free entrance at the Diamond Museum. You’ll have another day to explore Amsterdam at leisure. Visit another of its celebrated museums or get lost in its charming assortment of excellent restaurants, winding canals, and world-famous nightlife.

At the end of your stay, head to the train station to connect to your onward destination.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
AU$ On Request

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Day 1

Brussels Airport to Brussels City

Duration1 Hour

Le Plaza Hotel

Featuring French facades, high ceilings and luxurious tapestries, Le Plaza is set in front of the Rue Neuve Shopping District and 2 tram stops away from the lively Grand Place. It includes a heritage-listed Moorish-style theatre, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and a fitness centre. With a painted dome, marble furnishings and glass chandeliers, the in-house Brasserie Estere offers gourmet food and refined atmosphere. Breakfast is served in a large salon and drinks can be taken in a former winter garden.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Le Plaza Hotel

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    Le Plaza Hotel



    Featuring French facades, high ceilings and luxurious tapestries, Le Plaza is set in front of the Rue Neuve Shopping District and 2 tram stops away from the lively Grand Place. It includes a heritage-listed Moorish-style theatre, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and a fitness ...

    Featuring French facades, high ceilings and luxurious tapestries, Le Plaza is set in front of the Rue Neuve Shopping District and 2 tram stops away from the lively Grand Place. It includes a heritage-listed Moorish-style theatre, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and a fitness centre. With a painted dome, marble furnishings and glass chandeliers, the in-house Brasserie Estere offers gourmet food and refined atmosphere. Breakfast is served in a large salon and drinks can be taken in a former winter garden.

    Facilities

    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Parking
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Antwerp - City of Rubens

Antwerp, Belgium's second largest city, owns one of the greatest harbor in the world. The railway station is one of the most stunning buildings in Europe. Our Lady Cathedral is the largest gothic church in the Lowlands and it boasts countless precious paintings by world class artists of the 17th century. The absolute masterpieces, however, are the Rubens paintings. Our guided walk through the old city starts at the Steen, the impressive 13th century castle that guarded the city and its port. We will take you to the gothic guild houses at the Market Square. The river Scheldt is the cradle of Antwerp where the city built the MAS-museum, famous for its spectacular views of the harbor and the old city. In your free time, do enjoy the local beer called a 'Bolleke'

Duration5 Hours
Day 3

Ghent and Bruges Full Day Tour

Discover two of Flanders' most enchanting cities and follow our guide back in time. Ghent's medieval architecture and vibrant atmosphere will impress you as we visit Saint Bavo's Cathedral, home to famous Mystic Lamb painting (option), and pass by the Castle of the Counts of Flanders the picturesque medieval harbor Graslei and much more. In Bruges, you will enjoy the peaceful Lake of Love and the old beguinage. Furthermore with your guide you discover the city on foot and you also have the option to enjoy a pleasant boat trip along the narrow canals. Do not forget your comfortable shoes to brave the cobbled streets!

Duration10 Hours
Day 4

Brussels City to Brussels Train Station

Duration1 Hour

Brussels to Amsterdam by Train

Sit back and enjoy your journey by rail.

Duration0 Hours

Amsterdam Train Station to Amsterdam Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

The Albus Design Hotel

The Albus Design Hotel is well located within the famous Canal Belt in the historical city centre of Amsterdam and a short walk from all famous sights. Dam square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums are just a walk away. This 4 star Superior Hotel is an excellent choice to explore this lively and vibrant city.

After a long stroll through this vibrant city you come back in this warm and welcoming hotel. Relax in the lounge or visit the social corner to update your online status. In the evening the enthusiastic bartenders welcome you to have a drink before heading out again. Experience an unconventional and creative dinner at Senses, the hotel restaurant. Listed in the top 15 of best restaurants in Amsterdam according to TripAdvisor.

Experience a service that's out of the extraordinary and personalized. Provided by the professional yet down-to-earth friendly hotel staff. They strive to exceed the expectations of every guest.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

The Albus Design Hotel

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    The Albus Design Hotel



    The Albus Design Hotel is well located within the famous Canal Belt in the historical city centre of Amsterdam and a short walk from all famous sights. Dam square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums are just a walk away. This 4 star Superior Hotel ...

    The Albus Design Hotel is well located within the famous Canal Belt in the historical city centre of Amsterdam and a short walk from all famous sights. Dam square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums are just a walk away. This 4 star Superior Hotel is an excellent choice to explore this lively and vibrant city.

    After a long stroll through this vibrant city you come back in this warm and welcoming hotel. Relax in the lounge or visit the social corner to update your online status. In the evening the enthusiastic bartenders welcome you to have a drink before heading out again. Experience an unconventional and creative dinner at Senses, the hotel restaurant. Listed in the top 15 of best restaurants in Amsterdam according to TripAdvisor.

    Experience a service that's out of the extraordinary and personalized. Provided by the professional yet down-to-earth friendly hotel staff. They strive to exceed the expectations of every guest.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Lobby
    • Lounge
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Restaurant

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Day 5

Volendam, Marken and Windmills Half Day Tour

A visit to The Netherlands would not be complete without having seen the lovely Dutch countryside. During this excursion you will see Zaanse Schans, the picturesque windmill village with its typical green-timbered houses and warehouses. Here we will visit a working windmill. Another highlight during this excursion is the famous and lively fishing village of Volendam, where we will visit a cheese factory. You will be given time for lunch at a traditional fish restaurant (lunch not included). Also, we will take a boat trip to or from the former island of Marken, where we will visit a local traditional clog maker.

Duration5 Hours
Day 6

Dutch Masters and Marvels

Are you planning to see some of the world's most famous works of art while in Amsterdam? See unique masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer on this professional guided tour. Skip the lines with fast track entry and a private guide to show you around two of the world's top museums: the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Also enjoy a light lunch at the Rijksmuseum cafe, see Amsterdam's picturesque canals by sightseeing boat and receive a free entrance ticket to the Diamond Museum at the end of your tour. A maximum of 20 people are allowed on this tour, assuring a very personalized experience.

Duration8 Hours
Day 7

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 8

Amsterdam Hotel to Amsterdam Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Mondays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Shared touring experiences as listed in itinerary
  • Private airport transfers 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

DP BRUTPK8DAMS
7 Sep 2020
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