For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries at a leisurely pace, this is the perfect vacation. Enjoy three nights in Amsterdam and Brussels and a two-night stay in Luxembourg. Special highlights have been included like an Amsterdam canal cruise, the Rijksmuseum, to see Rembrandt’s masterpieces, the Royal Delft Pottery Factory, the world-famous bulb fields of South Holland and Keukenhof Flower Park during spring time (departures April 5-May 17;departures May 24-September 27 visit the world’s largest Aalsmeer Flower Auction instead), and Anne Frank House, Also visit Maastricht, where the treaty for a stronger unified Europe was signed, the American Memorial in Bastogne, and General Patton’s grave. In Waterloo, your special Lion Museum Pass gives you access to various sites to relive the famous Battle of Waterloo; then a special lunch with local specialties and Belgian beer awaits you at the well-known Wellington Café. An excursion to Bruges features guided sightseeing, a canal cruise, during which you can try Belgian chocolate bonbons, and a traditional lace demonstration. In Brussels visit Grand’ Place, and enjoy a full day at leisure with the possibility to visit Antwerp. A farewell dinner with wine has been included at the lively restaurant Chez Léon, the perfect way to celebrate the success of your vacation. Transfer by high-speed Thalys train to Paris, where you enjoy morning guided sightseeing and a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. All services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.
AMSTERDAM Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; visit a major diamond center; [LF] visit the Anne Frank HouseAALSMEER Visit the world’s largest flower auction (departures May 24-September 27)KEUKENHOF Visit the Flower Park (departures April 5-May 17)DELFT Visit the Royal Pottery factoryTHE HAGUE Orientation driveMAASTRICHT Walk through the Old TownBASTOGNE Take pictures of the American MemorialLUXEMBOURG Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s graveWATERLOO Visit the battle site with included Lion Hamlet Pass and [LF] enjoy lunch with local specialties and Belgian beer at the Wellington CaféBRUSSELS Walking tour including the Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; [LF] farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurantBRUGES [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-PARIS By high-speed Thalys TrainPARIS Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The LouvreHeadsets throughout the tour
AMSTERDAM NH Amsterdam Centre (SF)LUXEMBOURG Novotel Kirchberg (F)BRUSSELS Radisson Blu Royal (D)PARIS Crowne Plaza Paris République (SF)
Full buffet breakfast (B); 1 special lunch (L) in Waterloo; 3 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special farewell dinner in Brussels
NOTE:In the rare event that the Thalys train is unavailable, alternative services will be provided.
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; canal cruise in Amsterdam and in Bruges; high-speed first-class Thalys train