Best of Holland

Best of Holland

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Best of Holland

7 Days Starting and ending in Amsterdam

Visiting: Amsterdam, Aalsmeer, Keukenhof, The Hague, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Zutphen, Zwolle, Groningen, Volendam

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

EBHOZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 45

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English
From: $2475 $2354 Operator discount: -$10 Exclusive Members Discount: -$111

NB: Prices correct on 15-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Delight in the best of the Netherlands on this in-depth exploration. You'll see the works of great masters at the Rijksmuseum, cycle through medieval Groningen like a local and soak up some of that characteristic gezellig spirit with a family on their farm.

Highlights

  • : Explore the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Zwolle and Groningen (on a bicycle tour) with a Local Specialist

  • : Visit Aalsmeer or Keukenhof (when open), Royal Delft Pottery, the Airborne Museum in Arnhem and a cheese and clog factory in Volendam

  • Delft: Visit the Delft Pottery factory to see how this delicate porcelain is created.

  • Amsterdam: Visit the Rijksmuseum, the national art gallery of the Netherlands, where you'll enjoy its exceptional collection of works by the Dutch masters.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bilderberg Garden

Meals Included: No Meals

What better place to start your jaunt through the Netherlands than Amsterdam? Spend your day strolling through its pretty streets beside tree-lined canals, stopping to enjoy coffee and speculaas along the way. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening on a scenic canal cruise, including a light meal and welcome drinks, admiring the centuries-old gabled façades of canal houses.

Day 2 : Explore Amsterdam’S Art And Architecture Dive Into Culture

Location: Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bilderberg Garden

Meals Included: Breakfast

Delve into the Dutch Golden Age and its extraordinary art, architecture and history. Dive Into Culture and enjoy a Small Group Sightseeing tour of the Rijksmuseum, featuring the works of great Dutch masters, including Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city your way. Visit the floating flower market or stroll along the canals to admire Amsterdam's pretty gabled façades. This evening perhaps join an Optional Experience to enjoy a meal in the Dutch countryside.

Day 3 : Journey To Aalsmeer/Keukenhof, The Hague And Rotterdam Dive Into Culture

Location: Aalsmeer, Keukenhof, The Hague, Rotterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bilderberg Parkhotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We rise with the birds this morning to visit Aalsmeer and its vibrant flower auction, filled with the vividly-hued blooms for which Holland is so famous. Alternatively, during the flowering season (late March until mid-May), we'll enjoy an included visit to the tulip gardens of Keukenhof. The mesmerising sight of millions of flowering bulbs planted across 32 hectares will leave you awestruck. This afternoon, we travel via The Hague to the historic town of Delft and Dive Into Culture at the Royal Delft Pottery workshop where we'll gain insights into the production of this delicate hand-painted blue and white porcelain. We continue to edgy Rotterdam, which was rebuilt from the ground up after being destroyed during World War II. Your orientation tour will reveal an innovative city with architectural treasures worth capturing on camera and a vibrant multicultural scene around every turn.

Day 4 : Onwards To Arnhem And Zutphen

Location: Rotterdam, Arnhem, Zutphen

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hampshire Gravenhof Zutphen

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning at leisure, or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Kinderdijk, famous for its 19 monumental windmills. Later we travel east to Arnhem to see the John Frost Bridge, so named as a tribute to the commander of the British forces that held the bridge for four days with a mere 750 soldiers, during the World War II Battle of Arnhem. Learn about this famous battle, inspiration behind the film 'A Bridge Too Far', on an included visit to the Airborne Museum at Oosterbeek. This afternoon, continue on to the Hanseatic town of Zutphen, our home for the night.

Day 5 : Off To Stunning Zwolle And Groningen

Location: Zutphen, Zwolle, Groningen

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Leonardo Groningen

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we head north to the beautiful Hanseatic city of Zwolle, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour through its historic centre. Later we continue to Groningen, where the rich history and peculiar dialect will certainly be a highlight for culture and history buffs alike. Dive Into Culture and explore this university city the way the locals do on a guided walk with a Local Specialist along its medieval canals and streets.

Day 6 : Venture To Volendam And Return To Amsterdam Dive Into Culture Make Travel Matter

Location: Volendam, Amsterdam

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure City

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we journey through Friesland, crossing the impressive Afsluitdijk - the great Barrier Dam - en route to Volendam, a former fishing port on the edge of IJsselmeer. Dive Into Culture and learn about the craft of wooden clog making and Dutch cheese. Then meet the miller of Katwoude, for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Visit the mill and learn about the important role it plays in managing rising water levels. This evening, enjoy a celebratory Be My Guest Farewell Dinner with the Pauw family as you Connect With Locals over a traditional Dutch meal.

Day 7 : Farewell Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam

Meals Included: Breakfast

For now we say a fond tot ziens to Amsterdam and our newfound friends, closing the door on a memorable Dutch experience. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

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What's Not Included

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • What is the maximum group size?

    An average of 40 to 45 guests

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Trafalgar guests benefit from complimentary arrival and departure transfers, by shuttle coach, on the first and last day of their guided holiday. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings may choose to purchase a private transfer.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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