14 Day Holland, Germany, Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris

14 Day Holland, Germany, Luxembourg & Belgium with Paris

Starting at $2,799


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Destination & Sightseeing

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Paris-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Amsterdam
    • 1 night Bremen
    • 2 nights Berlin
    • 2 nights Rhineland
    • 1 night Luxembourg
    • 2 nights Brussels
    • 2 nights Paris
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 17 meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in Hamburg, Berlin & Paris
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, enjoy a delightful glass-top boat cruise along the historic winding canals
  • View Bremen’s 600-year-old Town Hall with its splendid Weser Renaissance facade
  • In Hamburg, view the dynamic seaport named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • History comes to life in Berlin on a tour of the landmarks in this fabulous cosmopolitan city 
  • A cruise on the Rhine offers vistas of hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and charming villages
  • Pause to pay respects at the U.S. Military Cemetery from WWII in tiny Luxembourg
  • Visit the poignant memorial at Bastogne, scene of the infamous Battle of the Bulge
  • Visit Brussels Grand Place with its spired 15th century City Hall and antique golden guildhalls
  • Discover the delights of endlessly fascinating Paris, including the iconic Eiffel Tower

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland’s sophisticated and modern capital. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Tonight, your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour Manager for a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting that outlines the delightful tour that awaits you. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Amsterdam no later than 4:00 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible. Afterwards, savor a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers Overnight: Amsterdam Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Amsterdam Canal Tour
This morning, board a glass-top boat for a cruise of the winding canals of historic Amsterdam for an up-close view of stately historic mansions, 16th-century gabled merchant houses, and charming churches with bell towers. This afternoon you'll have an opportunity to explore this dynamic city on you own, or perhaps join the optional tour of traditional Holland that includes a visit to Volendam, a charming fishing village on the old Zuiderzee. Visit a cheese farm, clogmakers, and see a historic windmill. Finally, enjoy dinner in a charming Dutch restaurant Optional: Dutch Country Village with Dinner (PM) Overnight: Amsterdam Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Lowlands of Holland, Bremen's Old Town
Today will be a long but rewarding day of travel. Drive across the lowlands of Holland with its peaceful expanse of green fields to the edge of the former Zuiderzee before crossing the mighty Afsluitdijk dike that holds back the North Sea. Take some time to admire this impressive feat of engineering. Upon entering Germany, head to the colorful and charming Hanseatic town of Bremen on the Weser River. Embark on an orientation tour of the Old Town, highlighted by the 600-year-old Town Hall with its splendid Weser Renaissance facade, recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, dinner is together at a local restaurant Overnight: Bremen Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Hamburg City Tour, Arrive in Berlin
Depart Bremen early this morning and continue to Hamburg, the largest port city on the Elbe River. A major center of international trade, Hamburg's dynamic port has brought great wealth to the city and World Heritage recognition by UNESCO. During your tour, view Alster Lake in the heart of the city, dotted with elegant waterside villas and the St. Pauli Piers near the colorful Fischmarkt. On to St. Michael's Church, Germany's finest baroque-style ecclesiastical building bearing the largest clock tower in Germany, and the impressive Town Hall built in the early 1800s. Then depart Hamburg and drive east, crossing the former "Iron Curtain" to Berlin, Germany's fabulous capital city, an international mecca for art, culture, and fashion. Tonight, discover the vibrant city of Berlin, or perhaps join the optional excursion to a "Berlin Style" dinner party with traditional dishes, drinks and live music, followed by a scenic drive through the highlights of Berlin Optional: Berlin by Night with Dinner (PM) Overnight: Berlin Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Berlin's Famous Landmarks
History comes to life during your tour of Berlin today, viewing landmarks of the former East and West German sections including the triumphant Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of the reunification, the glass-domed Reichstag Building and Checkpoint Charlie, a symbol of the formerly divided city. Drive along lively Unter den Linden Boulevard past the grand State Opera House and the imposing Cathedral. See a remaining section of the wall and the Holocaust Memorial. After the tour you will have time at leisure to perhaps visit the district of Kurfürstendamm, the most elegant boulevard in Berlin for strolling, shopping and relaxing at a street side café, or you may wish to participate in an optional Berlin's Hidden Past tour and delve beneath the surface to see what remains of the city of the latter part of the 20th century - the defeat of the Nazis, the liberation, destruction and division of Germany’s capital by the hated "Berlin Wall" that brought to focus the East/West division of Europe by the Cold War. Evening is at leisure to enjoy Berlin's trendy restaurants and non-stop nightlife Optional: Berlin's Hidden Past (PM) Overnight: Berlin Meals: Breakfast DAY 7, Wednesday - Drive to Rhineland

DAY 10, Saturday - Bastogne War Museum, Tour Brussels
Crossing into Belgium, stop at Bastogne, scene of the infamous Battle of the Bulge waged by U.S. forces against retreating Germans. Visit the Bastogne War Museum which covers World War II from its origins to the Battle of the Bulge. Depart for Brussels where you will enjoy a tour with views of the Atomium, the Royal Palace, the Museum district, and the Palace of Justice. Visit the 17th-century Grand Place with its decorated guild houses, and stroll through the city center to view the famous Mannekin Pis fountain. Your evening is free to explore the myriad of restaurants on the Rue des Bouchers Overnight: Brussels Meals: Breakfast DAY 11, Sunday - Full Day in Brussels

DAY 12, Monday - Discover Paris
This morning, drive south over the French border to Paris, "City of Light", arriving at lunchtime for a guided tour. Drive along the impressive Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, Concorde Square, and the iconic Eiffel Tower, symbol of Paris. On to the vivacious Left Bank, where artists, philosophers and writers once flourished in the artistic community at Montparnasse. View the Latin Quarter, home to many of France's higher education establishments. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the endless delights of this romantic city. Tonight, don't miss the optional tour for a delightful evening that includes a delicious dinner in a French restaurant followed by a sightseeing drive of Illuminated Paris, “City of Light” Optional: Illuminated Paris and Dinner (PM) Overnight: Paris Meals: Breakfast DAY 13, Tuesday - Full Day in Paris

DAY 14, Wednesday - Depart France
Au revoir! Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast