Join us as we head to Amsterdam for our Festival of Lights tour. Enjoy free time and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as Amsterdam sparkles for the holiday season. The vibrant city of Amsterdam has so much to offer, discover the unique 17th Century capital with its rich heritage, picturesque location and UNESCO protected canals. Marvel at historic buildings and wander beautiful world-renowned museums. Experience the annual Amsterdam Light Festival on a winter canal cruise as the iconic canals are transformed into a magical wonderland showcasing dozens of unique light sculptures and projections created by artists from across the world, admire the artworks on the quays and in the water along the way. Head out of the city to visit Instagram worthy Zaanse-Schans for a wonderful, nostalgic experience, discover windmills surrounded by magnificent meadows, imagine the clatter of wooden clogs over cobblestones, encounter artisans as you freely wander this unique neighborhood filled with Dutch history on the River Zaan. Don’t miss out on this great chance to get into the festive spirit and view the Festival of Lights installations from the beauty of Amsterdam’s iconic canals.
Your Holiday Includes:
Door to door service
Return ferries Dover/Calais, Calais Dover
Executive coach travel throughout
Leonardo Royal Hotel, Amsterdam 13th December/16th December 2024 – 3 nights
Bed and breakfast
Evening Amsterdam Festival of Lights Cruise
Executive coach travel throughout
Depart Leyland at 6.30am for our journey to dover to board our ferry to take us the short distance to Calais with a suitable lunch stop en-route. Arrive at our 4-star hotel to a warm welcome. Freshen up and head out to familiarise yourself with the area, as we are bed and breakfast board basis you have the freedom to eat where you fancy, the hotel does have its own restaurant serving international cuisine or you could head into the city centre, the metro station is just next door making it a convenient and quick 10mins journey into the centre.
Today following a leisurely breakfast take a little time to relax at the hotel or explore the area before you join the coach at noon, head into Amsterdam for some free time to explore the city at leisure and have lunch. At 17.30hrs we meet our tour boat for a stunning cruise sailing around the canals of Amsterdam at night, taking in the breathtaking Light Extravaganza along the way, you will have free time after the cruise to explore and have an evening meal. Re-join the coach at 21.00hrs as we return to the hotel. For those of you who wish to stay in Amsterdam and make your own way back to the hotel just let your driver know your plans.
Today following a leisurely breakfast, we head out of the city to Zannse- Schans a beautiful and unique neighbourhood full of windmills, handicraft shops and museums. Perhaps visit the warehouse where traditional clogs are made, be drawn in by the wonderful aroma of freshly baked cookies as you approach the bakery museum, don't miss out on the cheese factory, pewter foundry and of course the magnificent windmills, there's even a windmill museum you could visit, allowing time for lunch, mid- afternoon head back into Amsterdam for free time to explore allowing time for an early evening meal. Re-join the coach at 20.00hrs as we return to the hotel. For those of you who wish to stay in Amsterdam and make your own way back to the hotel just let your driver know your plans.
Check out of our hotel following breakfast as we journey back to France to board our ferry to take us on the short crossing back to Dover in the uk, re-join the coach as we disembark in Dover and continue our journey home, with suitable meal stops en-route.
Leonardo Royal Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Leonardo Royal Hotel is a modern on the banks of one of Amsterdams canals, this wonderful 4-star hotel on the outskirts of the city just 3-miles from Dam Square, conveniently located next to the metro 51 station ‘Overamstel’ making it quick and easy to access the city centre for those that wish to stay out longer. Guest bedrooms are beautiful, spacious, bright contemporary rooms, well equipped for an enjoyable stay, a great place in which to relax