Take a journey to the wonderful city of Amsterdam to experience its bohemian way of life, the beautiful canals, party culture and colourful history. Enjoy a fully guided tour by bus, on foot and on an included canal cruise, with two nights central accommodation in the heart of this incredible city. Get the chance to see the Dutch countryside, windmills and cheese farms, and optional visits to the Anne Frank house or the Vincent Van Gogh museum. On our final day enjoy a visit to the stunningly beautiful Belgian town of Bruges with its labyrinth of canals and ancient houses.
Fully guided three day excursion to Amsterdam and Bruges
Two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in central Amsterdam
Canal cruise along Amsterdam's waterways
Walking tours in Amsterdam and Bruges
Excursion to the Dutch countryside to visit a cheese farm and wooden shoe maker
Visit to Zaanse Schans, a living museum and village of Dutch life
Excursion to the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium
Travel with us from London across the channel and through the Low Countries to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, with its beautiful canals and narrow gabled houses. Relax and enjoy the fun way of life this city proudly proclaims to the world. After a delightful cruise along the canals on our guided boat tour you will have the opportunity to explore on foot other parts of the city, including the old fortifications and the Red Light District. Check into our central accommodation and then head out for a night in the bright lights and bars of Amsterdam!
After breakfast on our second day we board our coach and head into the lush green Dutch countryside passing historic windmills and vast tracts of land reclaimed from the ocean known as Polders. We visit a traditional cheese maker and sample the local produce then see how the famous wooden shoes or 'clogs' are made. At Zaanse Schans we visit a working Dutch museum with fascinating collection of wooden houses, farms and windmills. On our way back into Amsterdam we head into the centre with optional drop off locations such as the Anne Frank House or the Vincent Van Gogh museum or simply back to the hotel. A free afternoon is then available.
On our third day we check out after breakfast and head to Belgium to visit the beautiful city of Bruges. We enjoy a guided walk through its cobble stone streets and timber framed buildings. Visit the famouse chocolate shops, see traditional lace making, climb the 366 steps up to the Belfry, sample some of the world renowned Belgian beer or just relax next to one of the many canals.
Our return takes us from Belgium through France to the port of Calais for our journey via the English Channel back to London.
We offer two types of accommodation for this tour, catering for differing budgets and preferences. Breakfast is included in all options.
Included as standard: St Christopher's at The Winston
The basic price of this tour includes 2-6 bedded ensuite accommodation, sharing with other members of the tour (same sex). These rooms are exceptionally good value for money with a short walking distance to the city centre. Great for single travellers who do not want to pay for single room upgrades, and a great way to meet your fellow travellers.
Shared Accommodation If you do not select one of the upgrade options at time of booking, you will automatically be placed in a room with customers of the same gender in The Winston.
Twin Room Upgrade You can choose to upgrade from the shared accommodation to a twin room for a £22.50 per night supplement.
Please note that on the 13th - 15th July, the group will be staying at the Meininger Amsterdam City West. We will not be staying in the Winston.
3 Star Upgrade
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
3 star twin/Double Accommodation You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a twin or double room for an additional £30 per night supplement.
3 star Single Accommodation At our 3* hotel we also offer a single supplement upgrade option, where you can book a single room for an additional £60 per night.
To avoid disappointment, all accommodation upgrades should be added at the time of booking.
We also have 4 or 5 star accommodation options available on request, please contact our office and we will be happy to provide you with a price.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
You can join this tour from the following locations:
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
06:20am London, Lewisham High Street, outside Police Station
07:05am Kent, Ramsgate Train Station
07:45am Kent, Canterbury East Train Station
*Please note that for the tour on the 13th July, we are running on a revised pick up timetable - please see your e-ticket for the correct departure time.*
Pick ups from Kent & Cambridge will be completed in smaller, private vehicles and passengers will be transferred to the coach prior to arriving at the EuroTunnel/ferry terminal.
This tour will finish in London at approximately 10:00pm on the Sunday. The finishing time for passengers who joined the tour in Cambridge, Ramsgate or Canterbury will vary, as the transfer service that we provide links in with our other tours. The transfer service will be by private transport or rail.
I have a Visa for the UK already, can I travel to the Netherlands?
International Friends cannot give immigration advice to our guests so we would strongly suggest you to check with neareat Dutch Consulate for more information about your visa requirements.
How much luggage I can bring with me?
Your luggage will be stored in locker compartment on your bus, each passenger can bring up two suitcases.