HOLLAND &

THE HEART OF EUROPE EXPLORER

9

DAYS

 

FROM $1925* pp dbl

HIGHLIGHTS

7 Nights at One Hotel • Windmills & Wooden Shoes Visit • Three Country Tour - (Monschau, Germany -Henri Chapelle U.S. Cemetery, Belgium - Maastrict, the Netherlands) • Clervaux, Luxembourg • Bastogne Historical Center • Mardasson Liberty Memorial • Bruges City Tour • Bruges Canal Cruise • Amsterdam City Tour • Amsterdam Canal Cruise

 

INCLUDES

8 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 10 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Today board your overnight flight to Europe.

 

Day 2 - Arrive Amsterdam

Arrive in Amsterdam, meet your Tour Director and transfer to Valkenburg. En route enjoy a Windmills & Wooden Shoes Visit featuring a picture stop of Holland’s icon and a visit to a small wooden shoe factory. Later drive to the quaint resort town of Valkenburg, the Netherlands for your seven night stay. Valkenburg is a perfect location to discover the Heart of Europe just minutes away from Belgium, Germany & Luxembourg. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (D)

 

Day 3 - Three Country Tour

Today pass through the Duke’s Forest of Germany to the lovely little town of Monschau for time to explore this picture-perfect medieval town where half-timbered houses are decorated with flower boxes and border narrow cobblestone streets. Continue through the Limburg area known as “Little Switzerland” into Belgium. Make a stop at the Henri Chapelle U.S. Cemetery where many WWII American soldiers are laid to rest. Then visit the oldest town in the Netherlands, Maastricht founded 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Enjoy time to explore this vibrant city where in 1991 the Treaty of Maasticht was signed laying the foundation for the European Union. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in the Valkenburg area.   (B,D)

 

Day 4 - Bruges

Today visit Bruges, the “Venice of the North.” Bruges is a medieval city filled with cobblestone streets and exquisitely preserved buildings providing a vivid architectural record of 16th century Europe. Enjoy a Bruges City Tour & Canal Cruise featuring many of the ancient highlights. Maybe visit the Markt, Bruges Main Square, the famous lace stores or a popular cafe during your leisure time. Return to Valkenburg for an evening at leisure. (B)

 

Day 5 - Day at Leisure

Today is at leisure to relax in Valkenburg. Enjoy the spa facilities at the hotel or wander the charming streets of Valkenburg. An optional tour will be available. (B)



Day 6 - Amsterdam

Travel to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands and the country’s financial, cultural, and creative center. It is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system, more than 1,500 bridges and narrow houses with gabled facades. Enjoy an Amsterdam City Tour to see Amsterdam’s historic city center, the Royal Palace and to experience a Canal Cruise. Later, join your Tour Director for a visit to a diamond cutting workshop to learn more about this local artisan craft. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore Dam Square and the city center on your own, or stroll along the canals before returning to Valkenburg. (B)

 

Day 7 - Day at Leisure

Today is at leisure in Valkenburg. An optional tour to Cochem & the Moselle Wine Valley will be available. Today travel through the scenic Moselle Wine Valley passing vineyards along the winding Moselle River. Arrive in the picturesque and popular Rhineland riverside town of Cochem for a wine tasting and leisure time to wander on foot in this quaint city. Shop or enjoy lunch and a pilsner at a restaurant with river views. Later enjoy a Moselle River Cruise for different vantage points of the hilltop Reichsburg Castle before returning to Valkenburg. (B)

 

Day 8 - Luxembourg - Bastogne

Today travel to Europe’s smallest independent nation, Luxembourg. Visit the village of Clervaux, where President FDR’s family lineage can be traced. See the countryside filled with rolling green hills, little towns and war history. On the way back from Luxembourg stop in Bastogne, site of the famous World War II Battle of the Bulge, where a smaller force of Americans held out against huge odds. Visit the Bastogne Historical Center, a museum dedicated to the battle featuring a movie and authentic uniforms. Also see the Mardasson Liberty Memorial dedicated to the 19,000 Americans who lost their lives during the Battle of the Bulge. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

 

Day 9 - Flight Home

This morning transfer to the airport with wonderful memories of Holland & the Heart of Europe. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

Holland &

the Heart of

Europe Explorer

Booking Discount Savings*

up to $200 per couple/

$100 per person

2019 Departure Dates

pp double**

March 20

$1925

April 10

$2025

October 23, 30

$2025

Single Room Supplement + ($600)

Triple Room Reduction  - ($50) per person

**Rates are Land only, per person

††Christmas Markets departures

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* Booking Discount Details -  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive
$100 per couple/$50 per person savings.

Accommodations

7 Night -Parkhotel Valkenburg - Valkenburg,

 the Netherlands

 

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