Dutch sights and Belgian delights with Floriade & Bruges

11 Days
Amsterdam to Brussels
From (GBP)
£ 2,650
Dates & Pricing

2022 Amsterdam > Brussels

Tour Map
Tour Code:
TUAB
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Amsterdam
Return City:
Brussels

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Amsterdam

    Fly to Amsterdam from one of up to 16 UK airports. You'll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight, raise your glass to a fabulous cruise at this evening's welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Dordrecht

    Freechoice

    Join a knowledgeable local for a guided tour of Rotterdam. A dynamic, international city with a bold and passionately beating heart, Rotterdam is known as the architectural capital of the Netherlands. Or, you could choose to explore beautiful Delft before dropping into the pottery factory and museum to discover more about the world famous Delft Blue Pottery. Alternatively, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, famous for its historic windmills. Or visit Gouda, a town synonymous with cheese, and visit its local cheese market that dates back centuries. Alternatively, take an excursion to Leiden, the vibrant university city with its traditional Dutch architecture and artistic heritage. Discover the city’s fascinating history with a local guide, from its link to the Pilgrims who sailed to America on the Mayflower to the birthplace of renowned artist Rembrandt van Rijn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Veere

    Freechoice

    Visit the Delta works, including the famous Storm Surge Barrier, an incredible feat of modern engineering, purpose-built to protect the flooding Delta Plain. Alternatively, you can choose to explore the charming village of Veere, located on a series of regional dykes, with a history that extends all the way back to the 15th century. Or, for something more active, embark on an enjoyable guided cycling tour of Veere and its surroundings. Alternatively, choose to visit an oyster farm for a tour and tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Antwerp

    Freechoice

    Let a local expert guide you through Ghent, one of Belgium’s most historic cities with a myriad of medieval buildings and charming canals, or explore Antwerp, renowned as the diamond capital of the world, see sights such as the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady, the Medieval fortress and the main square lined with many ornately decorated buidings. Alternatively, choose Rubens Antwerp.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Arnhem

    Freechoice

    Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. The Arnhem Airborne Experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Alternatively, join a cycling tour through pretty surrounds of Nijmegen, or visit the Gardens of Appelltern, home to over 200 inspirations gardens. From the sustainable to the colourful, enjoy walking through these incredible gardens at your leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Hoorn

    Freechoice

    Visit the Veldzicht Hoeve cheese Farm, here you will meet the family that owns and runs it. During your tour you will learn about their passion for energy neutral and sustainable dairy farming as well as how their delicious Beemster cheese is produced, Or, discover Hoorn with a local guide and be immersed into the local life while tasting fine regional cheese and seafood. Alternatively, discover the long held family secrets to making traditional apple pie with a cooking class hosted by a local, while learning about life in this region. Alternatively, you can choose to explore Hoorn by bike, or if you are feeling a little more adventurous, sail into open waters on a Tall Ship sailing experience.

    Enrich

    A special experience awaits as you are treated to a choir performance in the 17th century Dutch reformed church of Oosterkerk.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Amsterdam

    Today is your opportunity to explore Floriade, the once in a decade Horticultural expo focussing on a sustainable future.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Amsterdam > Bruges

    This morning farewell your Scenic Space-ship and transfer via coach to the beautiful Belgian city of Bruges, the historic Flemish city that was founded by the Vikings in the 9th century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Bruges

    This morning you will have the pleasure of exploring the beautifully preserved medieval centre with your local guide. Meander through the cobbled laneways that reveal charming town squares, see sights such as the Belfry of Bruges, the medieval bell tower, and enjoy a tasting of local Belgian beer while learning about the fascinating history of this ancient town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bruges

    Enjoy this fabulous city at your leisure. Perhaps wander along the romantic canals crossing some of the 80 plus bridges of the city, some dating back to medieval times. If you’re feeling active, climb the 366 steps of the Belfry Tower for sweeping views across the city or indulge in some of the local specialities such as the famed Belgian waffles and chocolates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Bruges

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return journey home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the journey may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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