Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris (HWE)

12 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Paris

2018 Tour Details

For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries—plus Paris—at a leisurely pace, this Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium guided 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 or Heineken Experience (depending on the season); pretty Vrijthof Square in Maastricht, 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 famous museums, including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which houses priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, the Bastogne War Museum, and the Louvre Museum in Paris – the world’s most visited art museum.

History buffs are sure to be delighted with a 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 to give you a true local perspective.

All of this and much more are included on this grand Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium guided tour. The Monograms vacation package 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.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

AMSTERDAM
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, canal cruise, visit Rembrandt’s masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum; enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the Heineken Experience (departures May 19-October 6)
KEUKENHOF
Visit the Flower Park (departures March 31 - May 12)
DELFT
Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory
THE HAGUE
Orientation drive
MAASTRICHT
Visit Vrijthof Square
BASTOGNE
Visit the Bastogne War Museum; take pictures of the American Memorial
LUXEMBOURG
Guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, General Patton’s grave
WATERLOO
Visit the battle site
BRUSSELS
Walking tour including Grand’Place and a picture stop at Manneken Pis; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
BRUGES
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Canal cruise with Belgian chocolate bonbons; guided walking tour, visit the Church of Our Lady and the market square; enjoy a traditional lace demonstration
BRUSSELS-PARIS
By high-speed Thalys Train
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and The Louvre, Photo stop Eiffel Tower

Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of Bruges
  • La Grand-Place, Brussels
  • City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
  • 17th Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam

Transportation:

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.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and a special farewell dinner in Brussels

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Welcome to Amsterdam! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 AMSTERDAM

Your discovery of Holland features a guided morning sightseeing tour of the capital. Enjoy a CANAL CRUISE past gabled merchant houses, arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city. Next, visit the fabulous RIJKSMUSEUM with its priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Then, hear about the importance of beer in the past and the art of beer brewing during the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE in the original factory (departures 0519-1006). Afternoon at leisure. An optional excursion is available to a cheese farm, a clog maker, a working windmill, and dinner in the fishing village of Volendam at the former Zuiderzee.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 AMSTERDAM. EXCURSION TO KEUKENHOF, DELFT & THE HAGUE

Visit the famous bulb fields in South Holland and the extraordinary Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite KEUKENHOF flower park in springtime (departures March 31-May 12). Next, continue to the world-renowned 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. Later, you may wish to join an optional Dutch dinner, followed by a walk through Old Amsterdam.

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Day 4 AMSTERDAM–MAASTRICHT–BASTOGNE, BELGIUM–LUXEMBOURG

Enter the Province of Limburg and stop in the picturesque city of Maastricht with its famous VRIJTHOF SQUARE. Cross the border and stop in Bastogne to 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.

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Day 5 LUXEMBOURG

Morning sightseeing with your Local Guide covers the city’s past and present—from the fortifications and the Old Town, perched high atop a sandstone outcrop with striking views of the Alzette and Pétrusse Gorges, to the modern administrative center of European institutions. Visit the CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY, see the turreted Grand Ducal Palace, take a stroll along the panoramic cliff path known as “the most beautiful balcony in Europe,” and see the GRAVE OF GENERAL PATTON. An optional excursion is available to ancient Trier in Germany.

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Day 6 LUXEMBOURG–WATERLOO, BELGIUM–BRUSSELS

Drive through 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. Arrive in Brussels, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and St. Michael Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter GRAND’PLACE to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot 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.

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Day 7 AT LEISURE IN BRUSSELS

This morning is your chance to join a half-day optional excursion to Antwerp, the second-largest Belgian city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. Balance of the day is at leisure to further explore Brussels on your own.

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Day 8 BRUSSELS. EXCURSION TO BRUGES

Focus on Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. A CANAL CRUISE (weather permitting) and Belgian CHOCOLATE BONBONS, will give you a first taste of this delightful town. The Local Guide will show you the Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo in the CHURCH OF OUR LADY, featured in the movie The Monuments Men, and the famous MARKET SQUARE. Also enjoy a traditional LACE DEMONSTRATION, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. Time for souvenir hunting and exploring on your own before returning to Brussels. Tonight, an included farewell dinner at the lively Chez Léon restaurant, specializing in moules et frites (mussels and fries), is the perfect way to celebrate the success of your vacation.

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Day 9 BRUSSELS–PARIS, FRANCE

This morning, travel by HIGH-SPEED THALYS TRAIN (first class) to Paris. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay in the “City of Light.”

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Day 10 PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights, including visits to the gothic NOTRE DAME Cathedral, the LOUVRE MUSEUM, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower.

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Day 11 PARIS

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

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Day 12 PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

BENJAMIN DEHAM

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

A European tour is very educational and lots of fun. It is always enjoyable to see guests return home with thousands of beautiful pictures and wonderful memories. My greatest satisfaction as a Tour Director has always been that I can let my guests not only see a city, but also feel and experience the absolute magic of a city like Paris. That cannot be found in any guidebook or on the Internet!

Tour Director - BENJAMIN DEHAM

 Accommodations

Amsterdam
Luxembourg
Brussels
Paris

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Amsterdam
Luxembourg
Brussels
Paris

Amsterdam

Volendam, its Windmill and Cheese Farm

Volendam, its Windmill and Cheese Farm

Enjoy a visit to the quaint fishing village of Volendam, where many inhabitants still wear traditional costumes.

Price Range: $$

Dutch Dinner and Evening Walk in Historical Amsterdam

Dutch Dinner and Evening Walk in Historical Amsterdam

Join a traditional Dutch dinner at a local restaurant and then stroll through one of Amsterdam's oldest and most fascinating areas: the Red Light District.

Price Range: $$

Luxembourg

Excursion to Trier and Dinner

Excursion to Trier and Dinner

A short drive takes you to Trier, Germany's oldest city. With more than 2,000 years of history and unique monuments to a glorious past, it is well placed on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites.

Price Range: $$

Brussels

Excursion to Antwerp

Excursion to Antwerp

Enjoy an half-day excursion to Antwerp

Price Range: $$

Paris

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Price Range: $$$$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Price Range: $$$$

Seine River Cruise

Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

Price Range: $$$

Private Guided Tour

Private Guided Tour

Explore the City of Light in your own way and at your own pace on this private, guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide-the choice is yours!

Price Range: $$$$

Wine and Food Experience

Wine and Food Experience

No trip to France is complete without experiencing its wines-and these excursions will teach you the best ways to do it!

Price Range: $$

Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

When the sun goes down on the City of Light, this thrilling walking tour reveals its deepest, darkest, spine-tingling secrets.

Price Range: $$

Vintage Car Tour and Dinner on the Champs-Elysée

Vintage Car Tour and Dinner on the Champs-Elysée

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light and savor a delectable VIP dinner with wine on the famed Champs-Elysées!

Price Range: $$$$

Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Tour the King of France's 18th-century wine cellar, learn about the fine art of crafting world-famous wines, and taste three different French wines-c'est magnifique!

Price Range: $

Morning Market Visit and French Cooking Class

Morning Market Visit and French Cooking Class

Breakfast, a little market shopping, a cooking lesson, and a delightful 3-course lunch-you can't go wrong during this enriching and delicious French cooking class!

Price Range: $$$$

Claude Monet's Magnificent Giverny

Claude Monet's Magnificent Giverny

Discover a magical world of lily-adorned ponds, majestic weeping willows, artistic bridges, and a perfectly preserved pastel-pink house at Claude Monet's beloved Giverny.

Price Range: $$$

Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket, 2 parks)

Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket, 2 parks)

Rides, attractions, shows, characters-it all adds up to Disney magic. This fun full-day excursion gives you access to both Disneyland Paris parks. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Price Range: $$$$

Mont St. Michel with guide

Mont St. Michel with guide

Experience one of the icons of Normandy on this full-day excursion featuring a visit to the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont Saint-Michel.

Price Range: $$$$

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Spend an entire mesmerizing day in Normandy, seeing and exploring the most pivotal sites from World War II's D-Day invasion. Visit Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, and the man-made harbor at Arromanches, and reflect on the history of it all during the included lunch.

Price Range: $$$$

Palace of Versailles Visit

Palace of Versailles Visit

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV¿s opulent Palace of Versailles.

Price Range: $$

Moet and Chandon Champagne Tour

Moet and Chandon Champagne Tour

Discover the magic of French bubbly on this delightful full-day excursion into France's beautiful Champagne region that includes champagne sampling and a palate-pleasing champagne lunch-Santé!

Price Range: $$$$

Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

A day of visual wonders as you enjoy artist Claude Monet's fairytale Giverny home, Louis XIV's stunning Versailles, and a delectable lunch in an 18th-century mill.

Price Range: $$$$

Bike Tour

Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Price Range: $$$$

Make Your Own Wine

Make Your Own Wine

Craft your very own wine on this fun instructional excursion in a beautiful 18th-century wine cellar that once belonged to the King of France!

Price Range: $$

Food Tours

Food Tours

Bring your most refined palate for this fun and interactive gourmet foodie walking tour.

Price Range: $$

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