Our weekend tour to Amsterdam and Bruges is an action-packed adventure visiting two of the most beautiful cities in northern Europe. With a full day to explore Amsterdam, there so many things to do it can sometimes be hard to decide! With comfortable hotel accommodation and our modern coaches - we aim to make your fun-filled weekend as relaxing as possible. On our return to the UK we stop by the medieval city of Bruges to indulge in its delights such as beers, waffles and life-changing chocolates!
|Duration: 3 Days|
|Age Range: 16 - 80yrs|
|Tour Pace: Active|
|Group Size: 25 - 55|
After being introduced to your tour guide, we depart during the evening and take the Eurotunnel or ferry to Calais, France. We travel overnight by a modern executive coach with reclining seats and WC facilities.
Before our arrival to Amsterdam we have an early stop at a service station where you can grab a coffee while freshening up for an amazing day in this beautiful city.
We start our tour with a walk down Damrak and onto Dam Square where we learn about this city's fascinating history and see it's famous buildings and monuments before continuing to the famous floating-flower-market. We take a break for about an hour for you to have a proper breakfast in one of the many restaurants offering authentic Dutch pancakes or a 'full English' menu. You are then invited to continue the tour to visit places such as the IAMSTERDAM sign and Museumplein - this is where you will find the Van Gogh and Rijks museums to enjoy or go shopping at your leisure.
In the afternoon we offer an optional Canal Cruise tour where you can relax while listening to an audio-tour on the boat which lasts for approximately one hour.
In the evening we do a short walking tour of the red-light district before taking a coach transfer to the hotel where we will check in and relax. The hotel has 24 hour access with public transport to the center.
After a continental buffet breakfast we start our optional tour to Zaanse Schans, its a dutch village and you will have the opportunity to watch a clog making demonstration and taste authentic dutch cheeses. We depart Amsterdam mid-day and head towards Bruges, a historic medieval city in north Belgium. We explore this city with a walking tour before giving you enough time to go chocolate shopping or perhaps enjoy some local cuisines or famous beers!
We depart Bruges in the early evening and return back the UK in the late evening. Approximate times are shown on your tickets.
A unique residential area inspired by 18th and 19th century Holland, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Check the warehouse where the famous Dutch wooden ‘Clogs’ are made. Followed by the cheese factory and the various windmills. Don’t forget to see clog and cheese-making demonstrations!
The best way to see real Amsterdam is floating down the many canals the city has and discover its many attractions and around its UNESCO protected canal rings. Enjoy a 1-hr cruise down the canals with a guided tour of its main sights.
These prices may be subject to change on certain weekends, please check the booking page of each tour
Located within 20 minutes of Amsterdam, Ibis Budget Schiphol offers free Wifi, buffet continental breakfast and, 24-hr access to Amsterdam city centre. The rooms compromise of triple bedded-rooms (1 double and 1 single room), flat screen TV, shower, private toilet and free Wifi.
Schipholweg 185, 1171 PK Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
This accommodation is the normal one we use, please contact us to confirm if required
Magnificent Edinburgh - a city so inspiring it will leave you with treasured memories forever. Our tour introduces you to the best it has, from its incredible sights and vibrant atmosphere to its ancient streets and intriguing history. We stay two nights in central Edinburgh and offer a further optional tour to the Scottish Highlands to discover more of this amazing place. On our return we visit York - a medieval city to see the Shambles - the oldest street in England!
Cambridge is the place to visit to be inspired by the many museums and art galleries, where you will get to experience and admire the beautiful architecture and college buildings. Take advantage of the passages set around the historic market place. Take your time to go shopping in well-known branded shops and when you have made the most of this extraordinary place take the time to relax in one of the many restaurants, pubs or cafés Cambridge has to offer. There is plenty to do for a jam packed day here! In Greenwich we'll see the famous Meridian line and its famous observatory that marks GMT and the international time-zones. There is also the exciting Greenwich market to explore and find unique things to remember your trip by!
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland located in the Central Belt region of the country. It hosts the most stunning historical sights and in 1995, UNESCO listed the old and new towns of Edinburgh as World Heritage Sites. With a population of approximately 450,000, Edinburgh manages to combine both ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries. In 2004, Edinburgh became the first member of the UNESCO Creative Cities initiative when it was designated a City of Literature.The Scottish Highlands is the rugged northern and North-western portion of Scotland. This is the Scotland conjured up by visions of tartan, kilts, Bonnie Prince Charlie and all.