Day 1 Amsterdam
Let the wonder commence. Raise your glass at this evening’s welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 Hoorn
Freechoice: Travel from Hoorn to the sleepy fishing village of Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and its quaint wooden church, then continue to Edam, famous for its round cheese. You’ll simply love this village and its beautiful squares, old-style bridges and cheese warehouses. Or, discover Hoorn with a local guide and be immersed into the local life with fine cheese and fish tasting. Alternatively, you can choose to explore Hoorn by bike, as it is a great village to cycle through. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
A special experience awaits you as you will have the chance to meet the hospitable locals of this quiet pocket of northeastern Holland. Not only is there much friendly conversation in store, you can anticipate a truly sumptuous local dinner, with accompanying entertainment to celebrate your time in this charming region.
Day 3 Rotterdam
Freechoice: Join a knowledgeable local for a guided tour of Rotterdam. A dynamic, international city with a bold and passionately beating heart, Rotterdam is known as the architectural capital of the Netherlands and you will see such sights as the Erasmus Bridge and the Beeldenroute Westersingel, displaying various works of art by renowned local artists. Or, you could choose to explore beautiful Delft before dropping into a pottery factory and museum to discover more about the world famous Delft Blue Pottery. Alternatively, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, famous for its historic windmills. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Veere
Freechoice: Visit the Delta works, including the famous Storm Surge Barrier, an incredible feat of modern engineering, purpose-built to protect the flooding Delta Plain. Alternatively, you can choose to explore the charming village of Veere, located on a series of regional dykes, with a history that extends all the way back to the 15th century. Or, for something more active, embark on an enjoyable guided cycling tour of Veere and its surroundings, discover the town square with its impressive Town Hall, cycle past the town’s beautiful harbour, and see the picturesque windmill located on the outskirts. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced.
Day 5 Antwerp
Freechoice: Let a local expert guide you through Ghent, one of Belgium’s most historic cities. Alternatively, explore Antwerp, Belgium’s second city, renowned as the diamond capital of the world and located on the banks of the Scheldt River. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Arnhem
Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem that took place in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Or,if you’re feeling more active, journey to the nearby Hoge Veluwe National Park and enjoy cycling through magnificent surrounds. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Amsterdam
Discover Keukenhof Gardens, complete with over seven million flowering bulbs. Keukenhof has delighted visitors for more than 60 years and you are sure to be impressed. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Amsterdam
Depart Amsterdam after breakfast for your onward or homebound flight. (Breakfast)
Experience Dutch sights and Belgian delights as you cruise the canals of Amsterdam, enjoy a guided tour of Bruges and cycle through the village of Hoorn.
There’s something irrepressibly joyful about Europe in springtime, and nowhere more so than in beautiful Holland, where fields of tulips seem to personify the mood of young and old alike.
You’ll have ample opportunity to join in the fun, with an itinerary that takes in the very best that The Netherlands has to offer. Breathe in the palpable sense of optimism, and enjoy the camaraderie and hospitality of locals in Hoorn, where you’ll be treated to a uniquely Dutch dinner. From sleepy towns like Edam and Volendam, to thriving modern centres like Rotterdam; from famous windmills and canals to timeless bridges and unique architectural styles, there is no better time to discover it all for yourself.
20 meals including 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.