Amsterdam & Bruges coach tour - 3 days
All 3 day tours are Friday-Sunday, except Bank Holiday Weekends which operate Saturday to Monday. Over Christmas and Easter we operate a 4 day tour including visits to Brussels and Bruges. Click here for details of our Christmas 2013 tour
Tour Highlights: A fantastic tour to Europe's most unique city. See Van Gogh Museum, take the Red Light District walking tour, join the excursion to the Cheese and Clog makers, taste a beer at the Heineken Brewery, tour Anne Frank House or simply experience the cafe culture.
One of our most popular tours, the 3 day coach tour to Amsterdam & Bruges. Coach pick up points in London (Hammersmith, Great Portland Street, Embankment and Lewisham), Canterbury and Ramsgate. Early morning transfers are also arranged from Cambridge to join the coach in London. From Folkestone we depart on the 09:30 high speed Eurotunnel to Calais and arrive in Amsterdam in the afternoon, where we check in to one of our fantastic accommodation choices:
OPTION 1 - The excellent St.Christophers at the Winston. A unique hostel in the heart of Amsterdam, located between Dam Square and the Red Light District, walking distance to the vast majority of major attractions the city has to offer. The Winston also has Amsterdam's one and only Belushi's bar with great food and drink promotions all year round and a funky nightclub 'The Winston Kingdom' where you can sample some great live entertainment. Rooming is based on 3-8 bedded ensuite rooms. Twin rooms available for a supplement (see orange box above).
OPTION 2 - HOTEL UPGRADE – On all Amsterdam tours we offer an accommodation upgrade for those customers looking for some extra comfort after a long day sightseeing. Upgrade to an excellent 3 star hotel by using the upgrade selection in the orange box above.
After check in meet the guide for a walking tour, followed by a Canal Cruise through this wonderful city. We end the day with an evening optional walking tour of the Red Light District (included in tour cost).
After breakfast we begin the day with a morning coach excursion to Zaanse Schanse, a living Dutch Museum. If it is typical of Holland you will find it here. Windmills, Cheese-makers, Clog makers and typical Dutch dress.
We then head back to Amsterdam in time for lunch, with a free afternoon to visit Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Heineken Brewery, Anne Frank House and Dam Square. Evening free to enjoy this unique city.
We depart Amsterdam after breakfast for the drive to Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’. One of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities, and your chance to buy some Belgian specialties, beer and chocolate!!! We depart Bruges late afternoon for our return eurotunnel. Drop offs in Canterbury and Ramsgate between 19:30-20:00, in London 21:00-21:45 and in Cambridge/Oxford 23:00-23:30
Make your own travel arrangements to Amsterdam - Save £30 per person. Travelling to Amsterdam from outside the UK? Prefer to travel by Eurostar?
If you would like to make your own travel arrangements to Amsterdam but still join this tour, we offer a £30 per person reduction for not taking the coach and ferry that is otherwise included in this package. If you would like to take up this option simply use the code NOTRAVEL when booking.
The Winston - click here to see the website
129 Warmoesstraat, Amsterdam
Your accommodation is included in the price of your tour on a bed and breakfast basis. All rooms are 2-6 bedded ensuite rooms. Single travellers will share a room with other travellers (of the same sex) from the tour group. Twin rooms available for a supplement.
3* Hotel - We use a selection of 3* hotels in the city centre, including the Tulip Inn Amsterdam centre, Die Port Van Cleve and Nova Hotel. All hotels hotel are good quality 3* hotels located in the city centre, walking distance to many attractions. Rooming based on ensuite twin/double rooms, bed and breakfast basis.
If you wish to share a room with a specific person also booked on the tour, please make a note in the special requests box of your booking. We always try to give your preferred rooming choice but cannot guarantee it. If you have any questions on the rooming please contact our office staff.
- 3 days use of executive touring coach plus return Folkestone-Calais eurotunnel crossings
- 2 nights bed and breakfast in The Winston in Amsterdam City Centre. All rooms 3-6 bedded ensuite.Twin/double rooms available for a supplement or 3* hotel upgrade to twin/double ensuite room for a supplement (see orange box above right).
- Walking tour of Amsterdam highlights, including Red Light District Walking Tour.
- Evening Canal Cruise in Amsterdam
- Visit and entry to Zaanse Schans
- Visit to Bruges, the ‘Venice of the North’
- Services of a tour guide for the duration of the tour
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The typical group size on our weekend breaks to Amsterdam is 30-40 people. You will travel by 49 seater luxury air-conditioned coach in a shared experience with one of our professional guides.
- 04:15am - Cambridge Parkside, outside Police Station.
- 05:45am - London, Hammersmith Tube Station
- 06:05am - London, Great Portland Street Tube Station
- 06:20am - London, Embankment Tube Station
- 06:55am - London, Lewisham High Street, outside Police Station
- 07:05am - Ramsgate Train Station
- 07:45am - Canterbury East Train Station
This tour normally ends by 10pm in London. If you are travelling onwards to Cambridge, the final arrival time will vary, as the feeder service that we provide links in with our other tours. If we are unable to transfer you by our own transportation, we will provide free rail or coach transfers to Cambridge. In the event that public transport (rail or coach) does not offer a practical and convenient service, International Friends will provide travel by taxi, minibus or coach.
Before booking this tour please ensure you have a valid passport and travel visa (if your nationality requires one). The above itinerary is intended as a guide,and is subject to change.