DAY 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. D
DAY 2 AMSTERDAM
Rijksmuseum, followed by free time this afternoon and evening.
ART & ARCHITECTURE See the most fascinating views of Amsterdam on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Go even deeper into the artistry of Amsterdam with a visit to the Netherland’s national museum, the Rijksmuseum, illustrating 800 years of Dutch history through extraordinary works of art and photography. B
DAY 3 AMSTERDAM. EXCURSION TO KEUKENHOF, DELFT AND THE HAGUE
Visit Keukenhof Gardens, the world-famous flower park (departures March 25-May 6).
Visit the Heineken Experience (departures May 13 - September 30).
*Please note that to access Heinken Experience premises guests must be 18 years of age or more.
DELFT- Visit the Royal Delft Pottery factory.
THE HAGUE- Join in an orientation drive with a photo stop at the Dutch Parliament and the International Court of Justice.
CULTURAL GEMS Delft Blue pottery is part of the Dutch cultural heritage like windmills, wooden shoes, and Dutch cheese. Learn how this centuries-old craftmanship has been passed on from generation to generation and the artisans who still create these iconic pieces today. B
DAY 4 AMSTERDAM-MAASTRICHT-BASTOGNE, BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG
MAASTRICHT Visit Vrijthof Square.
BASTOGNE Visit the War Museum and take pictures of the American Memorial en route to Luxembourg.
280 mi / 450 km
HISTORIC SPOTS Witness the bravery of WWII allied troops commemorated in the Bastogne War Museum for a fascinating and moving look at the heroes of the historic Battle of the Bulge. Visit the museum’s American Memorial honoring the 76,890 American soldiers killed, wounded, or missing during this valiant victory on the Western Front. B, D
DAY 5 LUXEMBOURG
LUXEMBOURG Guided sightseeing includes the Cathedral of Our Lady and General Patton’s grave.
CITY SIGHTS Luxembourg City is one of Europe's most scenic capitals spanning the gorges of the Alzette and Pétrusse rivers. Here, the city’s only cathedral is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Nearby, General Patton is laid to rest, as he wished, at the American Cemetery together with his men. B
DAY 6 LUXEMBOURG-WATERLOO, BELGIUM-BRUGES
WATERLOO Visit the battle site where Napoleon was defeated en route to Bruges.
186mi / 300km
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Surrender to your love of history! Visit the site of Napoleon’s final defeat now home to the majestic Waterloo Memorial upon the Butte du Lion (Lion’s Mound) See the historical canvas of the Panorama of Battle, measuring 110 meters long and 12 meters high. Admire a sweeping view of the battlefield by climbing the 226 steps to the top of the Lion monument hill. B
DAY 7 BRUGES-BRUSSELS
BRUGES Enjoy a canal cruise and Belgian chocolate bonbon tasting followed by guided walking tour of the city, including the Church of Our Lady and a traditional lace demonstration.
BRUSSELS An orientation walk includes Grand’Place and a photo stop at the mischievous Manneken Pis statues and fountain.
75 mi / 120
CULTURE & TRADITION Indulge in delicious Belgian bonbons while taking a canal cruise through Bruges A sweet way to see the capital of West Flanders. Traditions continue flowing with a demonstration of the exquisite art of the centuries-old style of Belgian bobbin lace making. B
DAY 8 BRUSSELS
BRUSSELS Enjoy a free day, followed by a farewell dinner at Chez Léon restaurant.
LOCAL TASTES Celebrate new experiences and new friends with an authentic dinner of traditional Belgian specialties, including mouth-watering Moules frites (mussels and fries) at Chez Léon, one of the best renowned restaurants in town.B ,D
DAY 9 BRUSSELS
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.