Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris (HWE)

12 Day Tour from Amsterdam to Paris

2020 Tour Details

For those who wish to visit the Benelux countries at a leisurely pace, look no further, this Holland, Luxembourg & Belgium tour is the perfect vacation. Spend three nights in Amsterdam, two-night stays in Luxembourg and Brussels, and one night in the medieval town of Bruges. The must-see attractions in each city have been included, such as a canal cruise in Amsterdam, the impressive Vrijthof Square in Maastricht, the 17th-century Cathedral of Our Lady in Luxembourg, and the Grand-Place in Brussels, the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. Visit famous museums, such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which houses priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, and the Bastogne War Museum in the Ardennes. Visit the famous Keukenhof Flower Park (departures from March 28 to May 16) or the original Heineken factory (departures from May 30 to October 3) History buffs will be delighted on the visit to Waterloo, Napoleon was defeated in the famous Battle. Highlight of this tour is Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. Enjoy guided sightseeing and a canal cruise, and Belgian bonbon tasting a unique experience offered by Globus to give you a true local perspective.

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.
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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 30 - October 3)
KEUKENHOF
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the Flower Park (departures March 28 - May 16)
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
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
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
BRUSSELS-PARIS
By high-speed Thalys Train
PARIS
Guided sightseeing, Seine Cruise

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; canal cruise in Amsterdam and in Bruges; high-speed, first-class Thalys train.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant 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

Meet your Local Guide and start your discovery of Holland with 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. For those who wish to experience Dutch life in the countryside, an optional excursion is available to picture-book Volendam, a fishing village at the former Zuiderzee, including visits to a working windmill, a clogmaker, a cheese farm, plus dinner.

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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 (departures March 28-May 16). 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 and visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE to learn about the history of beer and the art of brewing (departures May 30-October 3). Later, you may wish to join an optional walk through Old Amsterdam, followed by a traditional Dutch dinner.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 160 km

Breakfast Breakfast

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 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.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi / 450 km

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 LUXEMBOURG–WATERLOO, BELGIUM–BRUGES

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 Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns.
Today’s Distance: 186 mi / 300 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 BRUGES–BRUSSELS

This morning, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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. Continue to Brussels, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter GRAND’PLACE to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You won’t want to 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.
Today’s Distance: 75 mi / 120 km

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Day 8 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 at your own pace. Tonight, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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 trip.

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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 this city.

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Day 10 PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing features Paris’ most famous highlights like Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower. Also enjoy a relaxing SEINE RIVER CRUISE with views of many well-known landmarks.

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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 a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are 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

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 Optional Excursions

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