25 - 27 November 2016
Friday evening to Sunday evening
Overnight departure by coach and ferry to Holland arriving in Amsterdam on Saturday morning about 9am.
A breakfast stop will be made before arriving in Amsterdam. On arrival in the city you can begin the day with a trip on the famous canal boats (*extra charge), after which your tour guide will introduce you to the city, including a walking tour of the sights from Dam Square to the Museum District where you will have the opportunity to visit the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Heineken Beer Museum!
At the end of the tour you will have the afternoon to explore the city at leisure before making your own way to the hotel for check in later in the afternoon.
Amsterdam Canal Boat & Red Light District Tour - €30:
The optional tour price of €15 includes the canal boat trip on Saturday morning. Please book with your guide on the coach before arrival in Amsterdam. Meeting in the hotel reception in the evening you can join our guide for a tour of Amsterdams famous Red Light District 15€. The tour cost includes return transport from the hotel and a 1 hour walking tour with your local guide who will introduce you to some of the cities more colourful nightlife! There will be some free time in the centre to eat, drink or visit a coffee shop before returning to the coach for the journey back to the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we will depart Amsterdam and begin our journey south, stopping to visit a traditional Windmill and Cheese Farm, where you will also see a demonstration of clog making (traditional wooden shoes) and a chance to buy some Dutch souvenirs before we continue our journey south into Belgium and the picturesque city of Bruges for the afternoon.
Departure from Bruges is late afternoon, with a short stop on the way at PJ’s chocolates (near Ostend). This is an opportunity to take home some famous Belgium chocolates. The journey will continue to the port of Calais in France for the evening ferry back to the UK, with arrival late Sunday evening. Arrival in UK towns will depend on sailing times and immigration formalities.
London Students Please Note: We will always try to get you back to London in time for the last Tube, sometimes this will not be the case and you will have to arrange other means of transport such as night buses or taxi.
What Is Included In Tour Price
- Return travel
- 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Free map of Amsterdam & Bruges
- Free guided walking tour of Amsterdam & Bruges
- Free time for sights, shops & museums
- Photostop at traditional Windmill
- Visit to traditional Cheese & Clog Farm
Optional extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.
- Amsterdam canal boat cruise - €15
- Red Light District Tour - €15
Optional room upgrades available at extra cost.
All standard rooms are for 3/4 people sharing. Rooms have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included on Sunday morning. * Note: In busier periods of the year (eg middle of summer) we may have alternative accommodation and possibly have higher numbers of people sharing a room or use a hostel rather than a hotel. *