Day 1 Amsterdam
Let the wonder commence as you embark your Scenic Space-Ship. (Dinner)
Day 2 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. Or, you could choose to explore beautiful Delft before dropping into the pottery factory and museum to discover more about the world famous Delft Blue Pottery. Alternatively, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, famous for its historic windmills. Or visit Gouda, a town synonymous with cheese, and visit its local cheese market that dates back centuries. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 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. Alternatively, choose to visit an oyster farm for a tour and tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Antwerp
Freechoice: Let a local expert guide you through Ghent, one of Belgium’s most historic cities with a myriad of medieval buildings and charming canals or walk the cobblestoned streets on a guided tour of the fairytale city of Bruges. Alternatively, explore Antwerp, renowned as the diamond capital of the world. Or, choose to learn about the life of the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens during a guided tour of Antwerp. Visit his former residence and the cathedral that is now home to some of his most important works. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Arnhem
Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Or, if you’re feeling more active, join a cycling tour through pretty surrounds. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 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 while tasting fine regional cheese and seafood. Alternatively, you can choose to explore Hoorn by bike.
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Amsterdam
Discover Keukenhof Gardens, complete with over seven million flowering bulbs. Keukenhof has delighted visitors for more than 70 years and you are sure to be impressed. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Amsterdam > Bruges
Depart Amsterdam after breakfast and travel to Bruges, the historic Flemish city that was founded in the 9th century by the Vikings. Upon arrival, you will check into your wonderfully located hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 9 Bruges
This morning you will have the pleasure of exploring the beautifully preserved medieval centre with your local guide. Meander through the cobbled laneways that reveal charming town squares, see sights such as the Belfry of Bruges, the medieval bell tower, and enjoy a tasting of local Belgian beer while learning about the fascinating history of this ancient town. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10 Bruges
Enjoy this fabulous city at your leisure. Perhaps wander along the romantic canals crossing some of the 80 plus bridges of the city, some dating back to medieval times. If you’re feeling active, climb the 366 steps of the Belfry Tower for sweeping views across the city or indulge in some of the local specialities such as the famed Belgian waffles and chocolates. (Breakfast)
Day 11 Bruges
After breakfast, farewell beautiful Bruges, taking with you many wonderful memories.
A group transfer will be provided to Brussels International Airport at 9am, please schedule your flights to depart after Midday. Any transfers outside this time will be at an additional cost. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre-release itinerary subject to change.
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.