For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries—plus Paris—at a leisurely pace, this Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour is the perfect vacation. You’ll enjoy three nights in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris and a 2-night stay in Luxembourg. The must-see attractions are included, such as a canal cruise in Amsterdam, and in springtime the famous Keukenhof Flower Park (April 2 – May 14 departures); the 17th-century Cathedral of Our Lady in Luxembourg; the Grand’Place in Brussels, the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall; and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, with a history dating back to the 12th century. You’ll visit the famous museums, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, housing priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters; the “Van Gogh Village” and Museum in Nuenen, where you’ll follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps to learn about his life; the Bastogne War Museum, and the Louvre Museum in Paris, the world’s most visited art museum. </BR></BR>History buffs are sure to be delighted on the visit to Waterloo, where you’ll relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. A tour highlight is a visit to Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Here, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing and a canal cruise, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste Belgian chocolate bonbons—a unique experience offered by Globus to give you a true local perspective. </BR></BR>All of this and much more are included on this grand Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour. The Monograms portion of your vacation in Paris includes travel by high-speed Thalys train (first class) from Brussels to Paris, transfers to/from train stations, guided sightseeing, and services of an expert Local Host.
AMSTERDAM Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; visit a major diamond centerKEUKENHOF Visit the Flower Park (departures April 2-May 14)DELFT Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory THE HAGUE Orientation driveNUENENVisit the [LF] “Van Gogh Village” and museum, and learn about his early workBASTOGNE Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American MemorialLUXEMBOURG Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s graveWATERLOO Visit the battle site BRUSSELS Walking tour including the Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; [LF] farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant BRUGES [LF] Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstrationBRUSSELS-PARISBy high-speed Thalys TrainPARIS Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre, Photo stop Eiffel TowerHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special farewell dinner in Brussels
Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam and in Bruges; high-speed first-class Thalys train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.