This Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg travel trio packs a punch with good food and epic sightseeing. The enchanting beauty of Bruges is a highlight, but there's more to experience, from seeing how Belgian lace is made, to dinner in an 18th-century Flanders farmstead.
Our prices start from2,650 LAND ONLY
10 Days • GUIDED • 13MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- Services of a well-being director
- Services of a travel director
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To Amsterdam
Fall in love with the Lowlands, launching your holiday in the magical city of Amsterdam, whose labyrinthine canals and vibrant squares you will have an opportunity to explore on your own. Later, you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception cruise, including a light meal and welcome drink. Cruise the city's famous waterways admiring the picture-perfect surrounds and gabled façades.
Day 2 - Explore Amazing Amsterdam
Explore Amsterdam's historic city centre this morning and enjoy a small group sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum with a Local Specialist. Come face-to-face with such masterpieces as Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch', Van Gogh's self-portrait, and 'The Milkmaid' by Vermeer. Celebrate spring and enjoy an included visit to Keukenhof (subject to season) where you'll stroll through an enchanting wonderland of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths with millions of blooms planted across the 32-hectare site.
Day 3 - A Day at Floriade 2022
Today's excursion will deliver deep insights into the role of horticulture in city building. Dive Into Culture at the once-in-a-decade International Horticultural Expo, Floriade Expo 2022, where you'll learn all about what it could be like to live in a green city of the future as you enjoy the tranquility of all that greenery and a multitude of live events. Tour the location's three districts – Food, Energy and Health – and its Green Island to understand how the urban landscape could change when a city is built entirely with environmental sustainability at its heart. You'll return home inspired by the prospects of a better future for the planet and having enjoyed an unforgettable encounter with a unique collection of trees, plants and flowers sourced from across the world.
The following 2022 departures will not include Floriade - March 25, April 1 and April 8.
Day 4 - Onwards To Maastricht, Bastogne And Luxembourg City
The fortified city of Maastricht, with its beautiful old churches, ancient city walls, and stunning merchant houses, takes center stage this morning. We spend some time strolling through its town center before continuing to Bastogne, the site of bloody skirmishes in the World War II Battle of the Bulge. Visit the 12th-century Cistercian Orval Abbey, renowned for being one of the few breweries that produce Trappist beer before journeying to the Duchy of Luxembourg, where tonight we'll dine in our hotel.
Day 5 - See The Sights Of Luxembourg City
This morning, we pay tribute to Allied Forces hero, General George S. Patton, whose final resting place is the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Later, we embark on a leisurely walking tour of Luxembourg City with a Local Specialist. Our route takes us past the Cathedral and the Grand Ducal Palace, with its Flemish Renaissance façades, and includes spectacular views of the gorge of the rivers Alzette and Petrusse. Spend the rest of the day at leisure soaking up the quaint atmosphere of this tiny country or indulge in a coffee while you people-watch in the leafy Place d'Armes - the choice is yours.
Day 6 - Journey To Bruges
En route to the enchanting medieval village of Bruges, we stop in Dinant whose famous son, Adolphe Sax, is credited with having invented the saxophone.
Day 7 - Uncover The Treasures Of Bruges
Wake up in beautiful Bruges and join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of the town. Take to the water and enjoy a whimsical sightseeing cruise along the city's wonderful canals lined with Gothic façades. Dive Into Culture next and admire the delicate art of Belgian lace. Spend the rest of the day on your own, immersing yourself in the old-world allure of this town. This evening, we Connect With Locals, joining Marc Nyssen at his 18th-century Bruges farmstead to learn about Flanders farm life and enjoy dinner at an exclusive Be My Guest experience.
Day 8 - Continue To Ghent And Brussels
Delve into centuries of trade heritage in the port city of Ghent, with its picturesque riverine backdrop. See the medieval city's three famous towers - Saint Nicholas Church, the Belfry and Saint Bavo's Cathedral - before continuing to Brussels, a multi-cultural melting pot, which you will have an opportunity to explore after your Travel Director shows you the city's highlights. See the Atomium, designed for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, Mannekin Pis and the exquisite Grand Place with its opulent and ornate guildhalls. This evening, consider sampling mouth-watering Belgian cuisine washed down with the city's best beers. Our Stays With Stories accommodation is the elegant Sofitel Brussels Europe. The hotel has long been the lodgings of choice for the world's movers and shakers, including Mark Zuckerberg and Angela Merkel. It's surrounded by leafy parks, cafes and museums, in the heart of the tranquil European District.
Day 9 - Brussels Your Way
Embrace a full free day to explore the Belgian capital as you wish. Stroll past the Royal Palace and through the leafy lanes of Brussels Park or indulge in tasting delicious chocolate. Your Travel Director will assist you to make the most out of your free day at leisure. This evening we celebrate a memorable sojourn through three fascinating countries during a Farewell Dinner.
Day 10 - Journey Home
We bid Belgium a fond adieu this morning as we prepare to close the curtain on a memorable holiday. Find out more about your airport transfer from your AAA Travel Agent
Coach returns to Amsterdam from Brussels on Day 10. Guests are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Amsterdam will be at the Trafalgar Amsterdam hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 3pm, depending on traffic conditions.
2022 Tour Dates
Pricing is subject to change without notice. It is inevitable prices or details may have changed since initially provided, see your AAA Travel Agent for current pricing. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on March 25, 2022 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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