Enjoy a full day guided visit of The Royal Delft Pottery Factory with its magnificent collection of hand painted earthenware pieces, and see skilled craftsmen at work.
After an orientation drive of The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and the international court of justice, return to Amsterdam and visit one of the most beautiful canal houses of Amsterdam, The Van Loon Museum with its beautiful original furniture and garden area.
Your dinner is at leisure.
This morning you will enter the province of Limburg and stop in the picturesque city of Maastricht with its famous "Vrijthof Square". Cross the border and in Bastogne visit the fascinating BASTOGNE WAR MUSEUM, then see the American Memorial of the Battle of the Bulge, where thousands of soldiers and civilians died during the winter of 1944-1945. Arrive in Luxembourg, capital of one of Europe's smallest sovereign states.
Overnight in Luxembourg
Meet your local guide and start your discovery of Holland with a full day visiting the Rijksmuseum with its priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, the "Amstelkring" Museum, a restored 17th century canal house which concealed a secret Catholic Church, known as "Our Dear Lord of the Attic" originally built in 1663, when Amsterdam officially became Protestant, and the Begijnhof, one of the most extraordinary places in the center of Amsterdam that can be found behind a door on Spuiplein. It leads to the Begijnhof (Beguinage), a medieval inner courtyard where the women of the Catholic sisterhood lived.
Enjoy a lovely stroll through the narrow streets of Amsterdam with your guide. This evening, join your Tour Director for a casual dinner onboard a private boat while cruising the canals. You will be passing gabled merchant houses, arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city.
Meals : B,D
Drive to the Belgian Ardennes to Flanders and to Waterloo. Visit the site where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course, and relive the famous Battle of Waterloo. In Brussels, the thriving capital, your orientation features the Rue Royale, and Saint Michael Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter "Grand Place" to admire its baroque guild houses and the Gothic Town Hall. You won't want too leave Brussels without touching the statue of Everard T'Serclaes, a 14th century hero, for good luck and taking pictures of the tiny but world famous statue of Manneken Pis.
Overnight in Brussels
Morning sightseeing with your local guide covers the city's past and present - from the fortifications of the old town, perched high atop a sandstone outcrop with stricking views of the Alzette and Petrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative center of European Institutions. Visit the cathedral of Our Lady, see the turreted Grand Ducal Palace and take a stroll along the panoramic cliff path known as "The most beautiful balcony in Europe". And see the grave of General Patton.
This afternoon you will enjoy a visit to ancient Trier, Germany's oldest city. The Romans designated Trier as a city rather than a settlement. World-class architectural monuments – many of which have had UNESCO World Heritage status since 1986 – and art treasures have been preserved and tell of fascinating times gone past. Porta Nigra, the amphitheatre, the famous Imperial Thermal Baths where the Romans went to relax, remnants of the St. Barbara Roman Baths from the 2nd century and, just as old, the Roman Bridge, which is still part of a main road into the city, all bear witness to Trier's extensive classical heritage.
Overnight in Luxembourg
Bruges is one of western Europe's most perfectly preserved medieval towns. A canal cruise (Weather permitting) and Belgian chocolates, will give you a first taste of this delightful town. Your local guide will take you on a guided walking tour where you will see the Madonna of bruges (By Michelangelo) in the Church of Our Lady, featured in the movie "The Monuments Men", and the famous market square. Enjoy a traditional Lace Demonstration, a reminder of Bruges' history of cloth-making. Have some free time for souvenirs hunting and exploring on your own before returning to Brussels.
Your flight arrives in Amsterdam in the morning. Meet your tour Manager, Timothée who will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the center of Amsterdam.
This afternoon, enjoy some free time. You may opt to visit the incredibly architectural Van Gogh Museum. Timothee will be available to help with the planning of your day. Dinner at leisure.
Meals B (on plane)
EVENTS & TRAVEL
$ 3,720 per person (Double occupancy)
75th Anniversary Celebration Tour
Day 9 - BRUSSELS - METZ
Transfer to Metz from Brussels (3 hours) - Arrive in Metz around Noon.
- All Accomodations in 3 and 4* Hotels
- A Tour Manager With you for the length of the tour, from your arrival in Strasbourg until your arrival in Metz.
- All guided visits as mentioned on the itinerary
- All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- Gratuities to Guides and drivers !!
Note : Price of $ 3,720.00 is based on 15 participants. Should the number of participants be lower, price may increase.
Airfare is Not Included.
Out of this WORLD