Prices

  • £399.00 Adult
  • £379.00 Child (5-15)
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4 Day Christmas in Amsterdam

Join our special 4 day Christmas tour to Amsterdam.  Travel by luxury coach with visits to both Brussels and Bruges.

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.




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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's House
  • Experience the cafe culture
  • On day one we include a visit to Brussels, and on day four a visit to medieval Bruges.
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

London to Brussels to Amsterdam

Day 2

Volendam and Amsterdam

Day 3

Amsterdam Free Time

Day 4

Bruges and Depart

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. Christopher’s 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.

3*Hotel – Upgrade to our 3 star hotel for only £50 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’s House, and spend some time in the famous Dam Square.

Rest of evening free to enjoy the nightlife 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 specialities, 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.

Important Information

  • Before booking this tour, please check that you have a valid passport and travel visa (if your nationality requires one).

Tour Inclusions

  • 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.

Departure Details

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

Your Accommodation

The Winston – 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.

3* Hotel option. All rooms 2 bedded ensuite, bed and continental breakfast basis.  Hotel details will be available from Spring 2017.

If you have any questions on the rooming please contact our office staff.



FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.