Visit two countries in one weekend

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!

tour durationDuration: 3 Days
age range Age Range: 16 - 80yrs
tour pace Pace: Active
group size Group Size: 25 - 53

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great opportunity to visit two countries in one weekend
  • Enjoy Amsterdam's great nightlife
  • Fascinating museums Anne Frank's House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Heineken Experience ( due ti popular demand it's advised to book your tickets online before arriving in Amsterdam)
  • Chill out in Dam Square
  • Enjoy Belgian waffles, chocolates and fruit flavoured beers
  • Visit Zaanse Schans for a typical Dutch experience. See windmills, wooden clogs workshop and windmills
  • A cruise of Amsterdam's famous canals

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Return travel by luxury coach and Eurotunnel / fast ferry
  • 1 night bed and breakfast at A&O Hostel Amsterdam Zuidoost
  • Guided walking tour of historic Amsterdam including Dam Square, the flower market and Leidseplein
  • Lots of free time to enjoy Amsterdam’s great attractions, museums and nightlife.
  • Guided walking tour of medieval Bruges, known as the "Venice of the North"
  • Free time to try some great food in Bruges
  • Optional tour to Zaanse Schans " A typical Dutch Village" for Cheese tasting, Wooden Clog maker demonstration, and Windmills
  • Optional Amsterdam Canal Cruise
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AVAILABILITY

Fri. 10th Jan 2020 - Sun. 12th Jan 2020GBP £185

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Fri. 24th Jan 2020 - Sun. 26th Jan 2020GBP £185

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Fri. 31st Jan 2020 - Sun. 2nd Feb 2020GBP £185Tour Full
Fri. 21st Feb 2020 - Sun. 23rd Feb 2020GBP £185

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Fri. 17th Jul 2020 - Sun. 19th Jul 2020GBP £195

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ITINERARY

Day 1

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.

Day 2

Before our arrival to Amsterdam we have an early stop at a service station where you can grab a coffee whilst 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 Museumplein - this is where you will find the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum 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 you can visit the red light district, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants . There are good public transport connections to central Amsterdam if you want to enjoy the nightlife.

Day 3

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.

OPTIONAL TOURS

Zaanse Schans "A typical Dutch Village" - £30.00

We visit the spectacular windmill village of Zaanse Schans with its characteristic green wooden houses. You can take a selfie with a windmill, see a wooden clog maker in action, and visit a cheese factory...includes free cheese tasting.


Amsterdam Canal Cruise - £10.00

Without a doubt, the most beautiful way of exploring the historic city of Amsterdam is from the water, cruising through the historical canals and marvelling at the beautiful canal houses and their richly decorated facades. 1 hour guided tour with commentary.


These prices may be subject to change on certain weekends, please check the booking page of each tour

ACCOMMODATION

Ibis Schipol

Ibis Schipol

A fantastic 3 star hotel near the airport with 24 hour access to central Amsterdam. All rooms are ensuite and the hotel has a selection of restaurants

Schipholweg 181, 1171 PK Badhoevedorp, Netherlands

This accommodation is the normal one we use, please contact us to confirm if required

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