Coach: London – Brussels – Den Haag / Lisse – Volendam – Amsterdam – Cologne – Rhine Valley – Luxembourg – London
DAY 1: London – Dover – Ferry – Calais – Brussels – The Netherlands
This morning, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Dover port, to board the ferry for the short channel crossing to Calais.
Upon arrival, we proceed through Belgium. We first visit the city of Brussels, where on our orientation tour we see the Grand Place, the Mannekin Pis statue and the Atomium (photo stop). Later we drive to our hotel and check into for a two-night stay. (Dinner)
DAY 2: The Netherlands: Den Haag / Lisse, Volendam, Amsterdam
Today, we visit the Madurodam Model Village to see miniature Holland (or Keukenhof Gardens for arrivals in Holland between March 21st and May 20th). Later, we drive north through the flat landscape of Holland passing windmills from a bygone era, to visit a cheese and clog making farm.
You can sample local made cheeses and learn how the famous wooden clogs are made, before visiting the picturesque fishing village of Volendam. We then proceed to the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam for a canal cruise through the city’s complex system of waterways. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 3: The Netherlands – Cologne – Rhine Cruise – Mannheim / Frankfurt area
Proceed east into Germany. Joining the autobahn, we arrive at the famous city of Cologne where you can marvel Europe’s largest Gothic twin spire cathedral.
Continuing our drive into the Rhine valley we board a cruise ship for an unforgettable trip along the River Rhine. Admire the majestic views, mountain top fairy tale castles and fortresses from a bygone era. Late evening check into our hotel for an overnight stop. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 4: Mannheim / Frankfurt area – Luxembourg – Calais – Ferry – Dover – London
This morning we check out of our hotel and depart for the world’s only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy, Luxembourg. Here you have some free time to explore the centre of the capital city, Luxembourg.
Early afternoon we depart and journey north for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, where the tour ends, and its time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast)
- On some Tours the return journey will be by flight from Mannheim / Frankfurt area Airport to London Airport. You will be advised either at time of booking or prior to departure. In this instance, you will not visit Luxembourg and your Tour will end at the London Airport on return.
Price: from £399