Thursday 24th December – Sunday 27th December 2015
Join our special 4 day Christmas tour to Amsterdam. Travel by luxury coach with visits to both Brussels and Bruges. (book here)
A 4 day Christmas tour to Amsterdam, with visits to Brussels and Bruges also included. Accommodation options include the excellent Winston in the City Centre or a very good quality 3 star hotel less than 10 minutes tram from the main attractions.
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. On day we include a visit to Brussels, and on day 4 a visit to medieval Bruges.
Day 1 – Coach pick up points in London (Hammersmith, Great Portland Street, Embankment and Lewisham), Cambridge, Canterbury, Ramsgate and Dover. From Folkestone we depart on the 09:20am train (Eurotunnel) to Calais. Our first major stop is the capital of the European Union – Brussels. During the Christmas period Brussels is home to a fantastic Christmas market. On arrival join the guide for short walking tour, followed by some free time in the famous Grand Place to enjoy the market. We arrive in Amsterdam early evening where we check in to one of the excellent accommodation options we have for you:
St.Christophers at the Winston – A unique hotel 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.
Westcord Art Hotel – 3 Star Hotel – Upgrade to our 3 star hotel for only £40 per person per night. The hotel is located in Amsterdam centre, a short 10 minute tram ride to the main attractions. All rooms are nicely decorated and offer all the comfort one can expect from a hotel of this standard. The hotel has a bar, restaurant and 24 hour reception.
After check in meet the guide for an optional evening walking tour of the Red Light District (included in tour cost).
Day 2 – After breakfast we begin the day with a morning coach excursion to Volendam. 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 the canal cruise to see this amazing city with our local Dutch guide from the comfort of one of Amsterdam’s famous tour boats. then a free afternoon in the City Centre. Attractions open on Christmas day include Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House, and spend some time in the famous Dam Square. Rest of evening free to enjoy the nightife of this unique city.
Day 3 – A free day in Amsterdam centre. Enjoy a Diamond Factory Tour, enter one of the many fantastic museums (including Van Gogh Museum) and galleries, visit the Heineken Brewery or simply enjoy the famous cafe culture in this unique city.
Day 4 – 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 train (Eurotunnel). Drop offs in Canterbury and Ramsgate between 19:30-20:00, in London 21:00-21:45 and in Cambridge 23:00-23:30
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 multi bedded ensuite rooms. Single travelers will share a room with other travelers (of the same sex) form the tour group.
Westcord Art Hotel – click here to see the website -
3* Hotel option. All rooms 2 bedded ensuite, bed and continental breakfast basis.
If you have any questions on the rooming please contact our office staff.
- 4 days use of executive touring coach plus return Folkestone-Calais Eurotunnel Crossings
- 3 nights bed and breakfast in your chosen accommodation in Amsterdam. Ensuite rooms in the Winston (4-6 bedded) and the 3 star hotel (twin/double). Twin/double rooms available at the Winston for £25 per person per night supplement
- Walking tour of Amsterdam highlights, including Red Light District Walking Tour.
- Canal cruise in Amsterdam with guided commentary
- Visits to Brussels and Bruges to enjoy the Christmas markets
- Services of a professional tour guide for a walking tour in Brussels, 2 days in Amsterdam and walking tour in Bruges.
04.15am Cambridge from outside Police Station, Parkside
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
08:30am Dover Eastern Docks Bookings Hall
Before booking this tour, please check that you have a valid passport and travel visa (if your nationality requires one).
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