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Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg Summer 2018 - Trafalgar
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Starts
Amsterdam
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Ends
Amsterdam
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Start and end in Amsterdam! With the discovery tour Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg Summer 2018, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Amsterdam, Netherlands and 10 other destinations in Europe. Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg Summer 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus

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  • JW
    Written on January 26, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Booked a “Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg” tour in 2017 and the tour was actually quite good. The 'Tour Director' Annerieke though was poor. She appeared to be silly and immature and was also distant at times. She also messed up my transfer to the airport from Brussels which meant I had to pay a taxi to get my flight even though I had already paid for the transfer. Unfortunately, Trafalgar - although made aware of this - did not even offer a refund of the taxi fare - poor.
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  • BA
    Written on June 30, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    Booked the “Best of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg” tour through Grand European Travel. The actual tour is done by Trafalgar Tours. Absolutely FANTASTIC driver (Oliver)!! Carolyn, our tour guide was good as well. I’ve done trips with small companies/groups before, but learned quickly that there are pros and cons to using these types of tour companies. Pros: 1. Getting to see (not necessarily actually visit) more sites than I probably would have own my own. Cons: 1. This company charges extra for trips to most of the sites. It felt that the money paid was simply to get you to the various cities/countries. Actual site visits are an extra fee and unfortunately, some of the add-on trips are not worth the charge. 2. I was on vacation…not retired. I wake up at 5:30am every day to go to work. Getting up at the same time while on “vacation” to hurry and eat breakfast and hurry to the bus (which will leave you) is not my idea of a vacation. Noteworthy: They offer an add-on trip to a chocolatier to see how the chocolates are made. Completely uninspiring!! But this was tied to a trip to the Timmermans Brewery which was informative and the lambic beer was so good! We spent what felt like an eternity at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Hamm, Luxembourg City. While it was a solemn place of interest and history, how long can one stare at graves? Yet, we breezed through The Rijksmuseum and while that area has several museums, we only went to the Rijks. I was happy to be able to stay on my own to continue in the Rijks and then visit the Van Gogh Museum. The Atomium is a famous landmark in Belgium. We had to quickly get off the bus about ½ mile from it to take quick photos. Would have been fun to go into the building. It’s like coming to NYC and just driving past the Empire State Building! Markthal Rotterdam (Horseshoe Marketplace and apartment complex) was fabulous and was NOT extra money to visit! One could spend a day there…eating and drinking! It was grand! A canal dinner was offered which is very, very nice. The young woman we had as a tour guide during the dinner was extremely knowledgeable. The food, which we were told was an authentic Dutch dinner, was delicious. Highlight of the trip is the dinner at De Stamper farmhouse! Do not miss that if you do this tour. Best city to visit and walk about on your own was Bruges. The alleyways of Amsterdam are fun, too. Hotels in Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Bruges were ok…pretty standard. Not close to city, but you could get back and forth via bus. However, the RENAISSANCE BRUSSELS was a nightmare! I live in NYC, so I clearly understand what it’s like to live in a city after a terror attack; but the security at this hotel was completely over the top! Imagine a tour bus of 40+ people arriving after being in a bus all day, standing in a line, with all their luggage, in the rain to get in the door and through security where the guards are opening every handbag and piece of luggage…one at a time. It was horrible! And, every single time you stepped out the door of the hotel, you had to go through a metal detector, all your bags were completely searched and you were wanded…every single time! I went out once to go to the city. I landed up staying out all day because I didn’t want to have to go in/out of the hotel. I also didn’t buy anything because I didn’t want to carry any bags back to the hotel. Brussels was the only city where I didn’t buy something. Honestly, there was less security at the airport than there was at the Renaissance and I felt completely secure in the airport! All-in-all, I left feeling like there was so much we didn’t get to do; which is unfortunate. I’ve traveled a lot, mostly on my own, and I’ve never had that feeling after a trip before. Will I ever do a tour like this again? Probably not; it isn’t for me, but I can see the appeal for others. Just watch out for those add-ons! ;)
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  • S
    Written on April 6, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    awesome. saw heaps
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  • KG
    Written on December 25, 2015
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Eway too many people on the bus. 52 made travelling very crowded.
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  • KS
    Written on December 24, 2015
    3.5 - Good

    The trip itself was great but the tour director was the worst, and that can affect the entire trip. She made no effort to know our names and called a few passengers who had mobility issues the handicapped group. Would definitely travel with trafalgar again but hope that the tour director likes their job.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam (3 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Amsterdam Sightseeing and At Leisure
  3. Day 3: The Hague – Delft and Rotterdam Excursion
  4. Day 4: Amsterdam – Maastricht – Bastogne – Luxembourg (2 Nights)
  5. Day 5: Luxembourg Sightseeing and At Leisure
  6. Day 6: Luxembourg – Orval – Dinant – Bruges (2 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Bruges Sightseeing and At Leisure
  8. Day 8: Bruges – Ghent – Brussels (2 Nights)
  9. Day 9: Brussels At Leisure
  10. Day 10: Depart Brussels

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • September 13, 2016

      Will there be long coach rides on this trip?

      The drives on this trip will vary between 1-4 hours on average.

    • September 13, 2016

      How many people travel on this tour?

      There will be up to 50 travellers on this Trafalgar trip

    • September 13, 2016

      Which museums are included in this trip?

      The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Euromast Tower in Rotterdam, Royal Delft Pottery, the Gardens of De Haar Castle, General George Patton's Grave, Orval Abbey and Dinant are all included in this trip.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Netherlands , Belgium and Luxembourg

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    Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

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    Location
    Start and end in Amsterdam.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 10 June 2018 the full payment of $2,101 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2101 for Best of Holland Belgium and Luxembourg Summer 2018, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 983 km.
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • 54 km
    • Delft (Netherlands)
    • 13 km
    • Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    • 57 km
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • 29 km
    • Haarzuilens (Netherlands)
    • 149 km
    • Maastricht (Netherlands)
    • 95 km
    • Bastogne (Belgium)
    • 53 km
    • Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
    • 113 km
    • Dinant (Belgium)
    • 159 km
    • Bruges (Belgium)
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