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03 Days - Essence of Holland & Belgium

03 Days - Essence of Holland & Belgium

An attractive 3 day visit covering the cobbled streets of Brussels and the hustle & bustle of Amsterdam

 

Tour Highlights

 

Netherlands

  • Keukenhof Tulip Gardens with entrance OR Volendam Fishing Village

  • Madurodam Model Village with entrance

  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise with entrance

  • Cheese & Clog Demonstration with entrance

 

Belgium

  • Atomium Structure photo stop

  • Walking Tour of Brussels view the Grand Place & Mannekin Pis Statue

  • Walking Tour of Brugge only applicable for departures after 14 May 2017

 

Price Includes

 

  • Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from your selected pick up point

  • Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry

  • 2 nights accommodation in a 3/4* hotel with breakfast

  • 2 Indian dinners

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights

  • All tips and service charges

  • Premium service of a Star Tours’ Tour Manager

 

Hotels

 

  • 2 nights at Golden Tulip Zoetermeer or similar

 

Suggestion

 

Extend your stay to cover Cologne and River Rhine by taking the Serene Europe Tour

 

Additional Excursions

 

Excursions

Adult

Child

(2 - 11 Years)

Amsterdam Night Tour

15 Euros

Free



Day 1

London - Calais - Brussels - Holland

Depart towards Dover for your crossing to Calais. From Calais, settle into your comfortable seats and travel to the capital city of Belgium, Brussels. The tour starts with a photo stop at the most iconic structure of Brussels, The Atomium, followed by the famous Mannekin Pis Statue and Grand Place.

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Day 2

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens or Volendam - Amsterdam

Begin the morning by visiting the world renowned Keukenhof Tulip Gardens; famed for its breathtaking displays of flowers, Keukenhof has over six million bulbs that form a sea of flowers, between March and May. (After 14th May departures, Keukenhof will be replaced by Volendam Fishing Village*). Later, visit the Cheese & Clog Farm for a demonstration on the making process, before continuing to the amazing city of Amsterdam to enjoy a tranquil canal cruise.

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Day 3

Madurodam or Bruges - Calais - London

Drive to Den Haag, the political capital of Netherlands for a visit to Madurodam, this miniature city offers the highlights of Netherlands on a scale of 1:25; here view models of palaces, canals, windmills and even Schiphol Airport. (After 14th May, Madurodam will be covered on day 2 and replaced by a city tour of Bruges, for a walking tour to see the famous Begjinhof, St. Saviour’s Cathedral, Market Square, Bourd and much more). Later enjoy a short stop at P&J Chocolates where your can purchase Belgian chocolates. In the early afternoon, drive back to Calais for the channel crossing, then it is time to say farewell to the group before arriving at your drop off point.


Note: On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

USD Dates & Prices

Departure Dates

From $350

Adult

Child

2-11 YEARS

Mar - 25

$365

$290

Apr - 01, 08, 14, 15, 21, 29

$370

$295

May - 13

$365

$290

May - 27

$350

$275

Jun - 24

$350

$275

Jul - 22

$350

$275

Aug - 05, 26

$350

$275

Oct - 21

$350

$275

Dec - 22

$350

$275


Price per person based on 2/3  adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $110 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

$30 reduction will apply for 2nd child without a bed

Single supplement will be an additional $100

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Netherland

Amsterdam

Euro

Schengen

UTC + 1

230V,

50Hz

+31

 

Visas & Passports

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals. Except EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

 

If you hold a Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladesh Passport will need to obtain Schengen Visa prior to travelling. Many nationalities do not require Schengen visas, such as British, EU and American nationals. Should you need further clarification please contact us.

 

You can find further information on visa requirements and applications by clicking here

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at their pick up point no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Your pick up point, address and time will be stated on your invoice. Passengers arriving late will need to make the necessary arrangements to meet the coach at the next suitable location.

 

Return journeys from the continent are scheduled to arrive at Dover or Folkestone between 19.00hrs and 20.00hrs approximately. We will then proceed to the original pick-up points in London (arrival time between 21.00hrs and 23.00hrs)

 

Outside London pick up points: Transportation may be arranged by a private car, minibus or an alternative coach for your journey to and from London. On rare occasions there may be up to an hour’s wait for a connecting transfer on the return. Passengers can expect to receive a call from Star to confirm details a day prior to their departure. Star Tours reserves the right to amend any pick-up time 12 hours prior to departure.

 

Weather

 

Weather in Netherlands tends to be pretty much the same as England and is very unpredictable. Regardless of the time of the year, it is advisable to carry an umbrella. It is a good idea to check online for the current weather Netherlands prior to travelling.

Passengers can be well prepared by ensuring they are carrying appropriate clothing, footwear and accessories. Passengers should also be aware that during the winter months most of the sightseeing will be in the dark as, in Netherlands, the day becomes dark very early during winter like in the UK.

 

Baggage

 

Star Tours operate a luggage handling service under which the driver will load and unload one piece of luggage per person from the coach (maximum 20kg). Passengers’ will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

In addition, you can also carry one piece of small hand luggage, which can fit under their seat or in the overhead compartment. It is advisable for one passenger to carry a small and bag or backpack between their group in which they can carry essentials like water, tissues, cameras etc.

 

Clothing & Accessories

 

During summer months, it is advisable to wear light garments and perhaps keep a light jacket or sweater handy. It is advisable to carry a light waterproof jacket or umbrella, as well as a hat or cap.

 

Passengers should also carry travel adapters so they can charge their electronic items in their hotel room (as the sockets in Europe and elsewhere vary from those in the UK).

 

Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron, hair dryer, kettle etc, as many hotel rooms will not have these facilities.

Your mobile phone may be able to receive calls whilst on holiday, you can check with your network operator to switch on the roaming feature of your mobile, there is usually an additional charge to receive incoming calls whilst aboard.

Please ensure you carry all medication you will need on tour as well as names and doses of medications you are taking or copies of prescriptions.

 

Currency

 

In Netherlands the currency you will require will be Euros. Star Tours’ advices passengers to exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very inconvenient and not all places we will be visiting will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

We also advice our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Netherlands is not free.

 

Children & Young Infants 

 

Car seats are not provided on coaches but passengers should carry car seats with travelling infants for comfort and safety.

 

It is the passengers’ responsibility to make sure of necessary arrangements for any children in their group. Milk and baby food cannot be provided by the hotel or restaurants and passengers are advised to carry ready to drink milk whilst on tour. Dry food is allowed on the so please feel free to bring snacks for children.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept light weight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach. It is also essential that a family member is also on the tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tours will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

Tour Managers

 

Professional tour managers & local guides accompany our tours throughout the itinerary, on rare occasions the Tour Manager may not meet passengers at their dedicated pick up point but at a later stage, the driver will be there to take care of any of the passengers’ needs.

 

Your tour manager will accompany you to the sights, and be there to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice and assistance. If you have, any concerns please feel free to ask your tour manager whilst on tour. The tour manager and Tour guides will conduct the tours in English.

 

Please ensure your tour manager has the mobile number that you are carrying with you on tour. The tour manager will provide passengers with their contact details for the duration of the tour on the first day.

 

Please note that on the first day of your tour you may collect a list of details for the hotels you will be staying in, as reference. In case you are separated from the group and need to make your way back to the hotel.

 

Coaches

 

All coaches are fitted with arm rests, TV, DVD/CD and toilet facilities. W.C. facilities on coaches have limited capacities and therefore we advice passengers to use them only on an ‘emergency’ basis.

All coaches are either air conditioned or air cooling systems. Only food which is dry and cold can be taken onto the coach. Curries, chips and other hot food are not allowed to be consumed on the coach. In addition, chewing gum and ice cream is also not allowed on the coach. Examples of food people bring to snack on include crisps, biscuits, chevda, drinks etc.

 

Seating Allocation

 

Please remember our staff cannot take requests for any seats. Seat numbers will be given to you, on day one of your tour. Passengers with children in their group will not be seated near the front due to EU regulations & company policy. Please note that all seats on the coach are the same, and have the same level of comfort, do not be disappointed if your seats are near the back of the coach. Your holiday experience will not be ruined due to this.

 

Distances & Journeys

 

The drive from Calais to Brussels will be about 3.5 hours. It is advisable passengers carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage. On the first and last day passengers must carry their passports in their hand luggage as passports will be needed in immigration.

 

From

To

Distance in kms

(Approx)

Travelling time

(Approx)

Wembley

Dover

159

2hrs 30mins

Calais

Brussels

200

2hrs 45mins

Brussels

Atomium Structure

7

20mins

Atomium

Zoetermeer

172

2hrs

Zoetermeer

Madurodam

17

20mins

Zoetermeer

Keukenhof tulip gardens

37

40mins

Madurodam

Volendam

60

1hr

Volendam

Amsterdam

22

30mins

Amsterdam

Zoetermeer

53

1hr

Zoetermeer

Brugge

208

2hrs 45mins

Brugge

Calais

114

1hr 30mins



 

Hotels

 

All hotels have a minimum, 3* category. Facilities will include en-suite bathroom a TV and telephone. Some also include bars, restaurants and 24-hour reception. If you use services such as the phone or mini bar, or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

Travel Insurance

 

Star Tours strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance. Passengers are advised not to carry unnecessary valuables and to be vigilant at all times as tourist spots such as Amsterdam are well known targets for pick pockets. It is advisable to make copies of your visas and passports prior to travel.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast, so it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit, etc. this varies from hotel to hotel.

 

Passengers will have an option to choose from a range of different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (where possible Halal) meals. Passengers should advice their tour manager of their preferred diet on the day one. The meals are pre-set buffet and a choice of menu is not available.

 

RESTAURANT: Meals are provided at restaurants, which are prepared by local Indian chefs; a set menu in a buffet style will be provided along with tap water only. 

 

KITCHEN CARAVAN:

 

On most of our longer tours, Star Tours’ operate a kitchen caravan with our own chefs (Maharajas’) from India. Lunches are vegetarian only and are provided outdoors at a service station/rest area where limited or no seating is available. Lunch is served in a picnic style buffet arrangement. Dinners are usually provided within the hotel in a separate dining facility.

 

Cancellation of your Tour

 

Please note that if you for any reason need to cancel you tour, please let us know as soon as possible, this will help reduce the amount of cancelation charges you may have to pay. Cancelation charges will be as per the terms and conditions which you can find on our website or brochure.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour manager and driver will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

Passengers are entitled to refuse any additional excursion. Only excursions listed in the additional excursions section of a tour can be conducted by a tour manager.

 

Travel Advice & Info

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

Belgium

Belgium

Netherlands (Holland)

Netherlands (Holland)


Schengen Visa Details

 

Visa Details & Document Required

Embassy to Apply

Reason

Port of Entry/Exit

Applying from UK (Click Here)  

Netherlands (Dutch)

Max Stay

Calais, France/Calais, France

Applying from India (Click Here)

Netherlands (Dutch)

Max Stay

Calais, France/Calais, France


 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Birmingham Birmingham - Esso Petrol Station
305 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 7DT
Bristol Bristol, Bristol Parkway Stn
Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8PU
Brussels St Michael Cathedral on BLVD De Berlaimont
Near Nationale Bank Van Belgie, 1000 Brussels
Brussels - Atomium Brussels - Atomium Coach Park
Square de'L Atomium, B-1020 Brussels
Calais Calais - Pidous Cash & Carry
Mercel Doret, Calais, A26 Exit 3
Cardiff Cardiff, Cardiff Central Railway Stn
Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1EP
Coventry Outside Tesco, Olivia Way Cross Point Business Cnt
Coventry, CV2 2SH
Dover Dover, Eastern Docks Coach Park,
Outside Passenger Terminal, CT16 1JA
East Ham East Ham
East Ham, 473 Barking Rd, E6 2LL
Folkestone Folkestone, Stop 24 Services, M20, Jctn 11
Stanford Intersection, Stanford, CT21 4BL
Knutsford Knutsford, Knutsford Services, M6,
Between J18-J19, Cheshire, WA16 0TL
Leeds Leeds - Central Bus Station
Opp Mecca Bingo, York Street, LS2 7HU
Leicester Leicester
Asda Petrol Station, Fosse Park Ave, LE3 2LL
Liverpool The Rocket, 2 Bowring Park Road
Liverpool, Merseyside, L14 3PA
Luton Luton - Travelodge Luton Hotel
641 Dunstable Rd (Off M1 Junction 11), LU4 8RQ
Maidstone Maidstone, Maidstone Services
M20, Jctn 8, Kent, ME17 1SS
Manchester Manchester, Shell Petrol Stn, Trafford Rd
Salford, M5 4QD
Newport Pagnell Newport Pagnell Services, M1 Between Jctn 14-15
Milton Keynes, MK16 8DS
Northampton Northampton, Northamptoon Services
M1 Junction 15A, NN4 9QY
Nottingham Nottingham - Novotel East Midlands Hotel
Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, M1 Junction 25, NG10 4EP
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Reading Reading, Sainsburys Savacentre, Bath Rd
Reading, (M4 Jctn 12), RG31 7SA
Sheffield Sheffield, Meadowhall Railway Stn,
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield S9 1JQ
Slough Slough, Slough Railway Stn
Brunel Way, Slough, SL1 1XW
Southall Southall
58 - 78 High Street (OPP Lidl), Southall UB1 3DB
Swindon Outside Costa Express
Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8UB
Walsall Walsall, Walsall Holiday Inn
M6 Junction 10, Tempus Ten, Tempus Drive, WS2 8TJ
Warrington Warrington, Premier Inn Warrington
(M6/J21, Manchester Rd, Woolston, Cheshire WA1 4GB
Watford Gap Watford Gap, Watford Gap Services
M1 Between Junction 16-17, NN6 7UZ
Wembley Wembley
Star Tours, 312 Harrow Rd, Wembley, HA9 6LL

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