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Best of Benelux

Amsterdam – Antwerpen – Brugge – Luxemburg – Cologne

11 days | from EUR 1,719.00 pp in dbl-room*

Two kingdoms and one duchy: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are more than just three small states between the North Sea, Germany and France. They share a common culture and look back on a Golden Age together. Between 1550 and 1700, magnificent town houses, canals, windmills, pictures and palaces were created. Some landscapes and cities still look like Rembrandt painted them almost 400 years ago.

This tour can also be done by train. If you have more time, London and/or Paris are easy add/ons.


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A

Day 1 to 3: Antwerp

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 18.01.2019): BBA – Hyundai i20 /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF
Location: Amsterdam Stadt

To Antwerpen193 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

Accommodation:
A B&B in Antwerp2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The well-kept B&B of Linda and Daniel is situated in a quiet suburb of Antwerp, about three kilometres from the centre. The four rooms of the house are individually furnished in a tasteful, homely style, which represents a successful mixture of old furniture and modern comfort. The owners, who speak German and English, put their heart and soul into running the business and spoil their guests endlessly – starting with a rich breakfast with many fresh and homemade products, rounded off by an attentive service. The common lounge is also inviting, where you can make yourself comfortable after a strenuous day. The centre can be reached in a few minutes by public transport, with a stop nearby.

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B

Day 3 to 5: Bruges

From Antwerpen to Bruges97 km | 2 hours

Attractions:

Mudumu National Park

Accommodation:
A guesthouse in Bruges2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

Already in the Middle Ages the house accommodated pilgrims and other poor travellers in a quiet side street near the market place. After its thorough redesign, it only has three guest rooms now, which are all the more comfortable. The whole building, overlooking the old roofs of Bruges, is a mixture of old and new, full of character. In the morning Julie serves her guests a hearty breakfast in the living and dining room; in summer you can also enjoy it in the courtyard. Numerous sights of the city are within walking distance, as well as cafés and restaurants.

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C

Day 5 to 7: Luxembourg

From Bruges to Luxembourg323 km | 4 hours

Attractions:

Accommodation:
A hotel in Luxembourg2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This charming hotel is located in a quiet but central location near the Parc des Trois Glands in Luxembourg. The tasteful rooms have wooden floors and are individually furnished in an elegant colonial style. A lovingly prepared breakfast with fresh baked goods, muesli, fruit, egg dishes and other ingredients is served in the small breakfast room with a cosy ambience at the table. When the weather is fine, the well-kept garden area with terrace invites you to linger. The Museum of Modern Art and the Musée Dräi Eechelen are located in the park; the city centre can be reached in a few minutes.

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D

Day 7 to 9: Cologne

From Luxembourg to Cologne230 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
An Old Town Hotel in Cologne2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

In the heart of Cologne's Old Town, just minutes from the Cathedral, the Rhine River and the main shopping streets and as part of one of Cologne's oldest family breweries, this hotel is a very special address. The 37 rooms are modern and well designed – some with Cathedral views and their own beer on tap. The brewery has lots of character with the Köbesse (traditionally rude waiting staff) serving authentic Cologne cuisine and amazing views of the Dom and the City. One of Cologne's best known bands – Die Höhner – shows off memorabilia of 40 years of band history over two floors. 

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E

Day 9 to 11: Amsterdam

From Cologne to Amsterdam266 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

Rental car drop-off
Location: Amsterdam Stadt

Accommodation:
A 16th century canal house2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The small luxury hotel was built in 1618 during what is aptly known as the "Golden Age" in Amsterdam. The patrician townhouse was built by a trader of spices from the Far East and, judging by its opulant furnishings, business was good. The historical property served as the home of the Dutch Prime Minister in the 1880s, then became part of a university before being acquired by its current owners in 1968 and converted into an exclusive hotel in 1983. A recent rennovation was overseen by Wim van de Oudeweetering, one of Holland's premier interior designers. Read more→

In 2008 the facility was designated a "Hidden Treasure," a prestigious award bestowed by the Amsterdam Tourism & Convention Board. The hotel "known only to the happy few" was praised by the Board for the unique design of each of its 38 bedrooms, its "incomparable ambience with strikingly beautiful details," and its "top-level hospitality." Add to this the location in the very centre of Old Amsterdam, just a few minutes' walk from the Dam Square, and it's easy to see why this hotel is considered a "Hidden Treasure."

Amsterdam

Attractions:

Amsterdam
The North Sea metropolis is extremely liberal even for European standards, and curious tourists flock to its (in)famous red light district, its erotic theatres and its euphemistically named “coffee shops.” Indeed, the number of visitors entering the red light district merely to look and not conduct business has resulted in a severe decline in brothels in recent years. The city's liberal roots lie in its location at the gates to Europe, which has always made it home to countless foreigners from all over the world, and in the importance of foreign trade to the local economy. Amsterdam was born when a dam was built in the River Amstel (“Amstel Dam”) around the 11th century. The Dam remains the heart of the Old Town today, which fans out from the Central Train Station in a series of concentric canals designed in the 17th century. The city's main sights besides those referred to above include the Anne Frank Museum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum (national museum).

Additional Services

Sunny Cars Permit for Luxembourg (payable on site)
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip includes driving in Luxembourg. Any fees incurred are to be paid at the time of picking up your rental car.
Sunny Cars Permit for Belgium (payable on site)
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip includes driving in Belgium. Any fees incurred are to be paid at the time of picking up your rental car.
Sunny Cars Permit for Germany (payable on site)
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip includes driving in Germany. Any fees incurred are to be paid at the time of picking up your rental car.
Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.


Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 18.01.2019): BBA - Hyundai i20 /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 1,889.00*
(from EUR 1,719.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-57

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Jessica Parkin
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