Day 1: AMSTERDAM
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Accommodation. Overnight.
Day 2: AMSTERDAM – GAY TOUR
Buffet Breakfast and discover the vibrant city of Amsterdam together with our LGBT Friendly Tour Guide and explore some of its most famous symbols like the Red Light District, the spectacular charming Jordaan District and the hidden Begijnhof. Learn more about the birth of the city on the river Amstel to the glorious Golden Age. Observe Amsterdam's Canals which became a UNESCO World Heritage in 2010 and they are formed by draining swampland to create a canal network of concentric arcs. Reach the breathtaking Dam Square, home to the Royal Palace and 15th-century Nieuwe Kerk where many Dutch naval heroes are buried. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon free time for individual visits and shopping. In the late afterrnon enjoy a beautiful Canal Cruise. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
* Rainbow Tips: One of the main gay streets in Amsterdam. Reguliersdwarsstraat is home to excellent gay bars, restaurants and shops. More authentically Dutch gay venues and cafés can be found around at the nearby Amstel area.
Day 3: AMSTERDAM – AALSMEER/KEUKENHOF - THE HAGUE - DELFT - ROTTERDAM
Buffet Breakfast and departure by Car or Minibus to Aalsmeer to take a look to the vibrant flower auction and see the vividly hued blooms for which Holland is so famous. Alternatively, during the flowering season (April until mid-May), we'll enjoy an included visit to the tulip fields of Keukenhof - the mesmerising sight of several million flowering bulbs planted across a 70-acre will leave you in absolute awe. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, travel through The Hague and to the historic town of Delft to visit the Royal Delft Pottery workshop for a Cultural Insight into the manufacturing of this delicate hand-painted blue and white porcelain. Continue to edgy Rotterdam. Free time. In the evening enjoy a special River Cruise Tour. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
* Rainbow Tips: The bars and café’s in ‘pink’ Rotterdam are globally located in the ‘gay triangle’ of the city (areas of Churchillplein, Westblaak, Mauritsweg, van Oldebarneveldtstraat, en KeerWeer)
Day 4: ROTTERDAM - GAY TOUR - UTRECHT - GAY TOUR
Buffet Breakfast and be ready for an extraordinary walking city tour of Rotterdam with your LGBT Friendly Tour Guide. Take a look to one of the most fascinating projects in post-war Rotterdam, the captivating cubic houses of famed architect Blom. Blom considered his designs as an abstract tree and the entire 38-cube complex as a dense urban forest, and his imaginative architectural approach is one of the highlights of this tour. Continue your walk through Rotterdam's old harbor and pass the central shopping area. See the few historic building that survived the war: the post office, townhall and Laurens Church. Another highlight is the impressive Market hall, which is the first covered market in the Netherlands. It is a place where good food and unique housing are harmoniously combined in a spectacular arch. This iconic fresh market opened for business on 1 October 2014, after five years of construction. Lunch on your own and continue to Utrecht by train. Accommodation at your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy a special LGBT Friendly Tour of Utrecht. Stroll through Utrecht and get to know its main attractions and hidden corners. Visit the cathedral tower, the tallest church tower in the Netherlands, the cathedral and the picturesque cloister next door, where the history of Utrechts began with a Roman fortress. From the famous Utrecht church cross from the Middle Ages parts are preserved and Utrecht has the city palace of the only Dutch pope, Hadrian VI. The court of the Abraham Dole convent awaits you with its peculiar history. The oldest canal of Utrechts, the Oudegracht, has been an important life-line since 2000 years and is characterized by more than 700 dockyard. Wise neighbors let the vaults here, thus providing for a still alive variety on the canal. Be amazed at the history of the hermit Suster Bertken at the Buurkerk and learn about the importance of trade across the river with areas up the Rhine and far out of town. Listen to the role played by Vredenburg and why the brewer's wife Trijn van Leemput became a heroine of the city. Near the Mariaplaats, where the tour ends, there are, as well as remains of a Romanesque cloister, a hidden corner where Catholics secretly exercised their faith in times when it was officially forbidden under a Reformed regime. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 5: UTRECHT - APELDOORN - STAPHORST - GRONINGEN
Buffet Breakfast and departure by train to scenic Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace, the former royal residence built in 1685 with its immaculate Baroque Dutch gardens. Our next stop is the traditional village of Staphorst, where you will have an opportunity to experience first-hand the traditions of Holland and see the locals walk by in their traditional dress. Lunch on your own during the itinerary. Afterwards travel to Groningen once one of the most powerful cities in the Netherlands. Free time int the city for individual visits and shopping. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 6: GRONINGEN - GAY TOUR - VOLENDAM - ZAANSE SCHANS - AMSTERDAM
Buffet Breakfast and be ready for an amazing LGBT Friendly walking Tour of Groningen with a cultural insight thourgh its medieval centre. Ramble along the city's picturesque ring of canals like a local. Continue then to Volendam where you will have time for lunch on your own, a former fishing port on the edge of Ijselmeer. Learn about the craft of wooden clog making and Dutch cheese during a fascinating Cultural Insight. Afterwards stop in Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum full of traditional Dutch handicrafts and culture. Finally back to Amsterdam. Free time in the city. Dinner on your own. Overnight.
Day 7: AMSTERDAM
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to Amsterdam airport.
- Accommodation in LGBT selected Hotels
- Amsterdam Travel Ticket 2 Days
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Amsterdam (3h)
- Amsterdam Canal Cruise (1h)
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Amsterdam to Aalsmeer – The Hague – Delft – Rotterdam
- Entrance Fee – Keukenhof (only Mar-Apr-May / Check Official Opening)
- Paintingworkshops with Tour in Delft - Tile Workshop
- Rotterdam Harbour Boat Tour
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Rotterdam (3h)
- Regional Train from Rotterdam to Utrecht
- Half Day – Gaily Tour with LGBT Friendly Tour Guide of Utrecht (3h)
- Entrance Fee – Dom Tower / Domtoren in Utrecht
- Regional Train from Utrecht to Apeldoorn
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Apeldoorn to Staphorst – Groningen
- Entrance Fee – Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus from Groningen to Volendam – Zaanse Schans – Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Travel Ticket 1 Day
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel CollectionACCOMMODATION:
3 Nights in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Amsterdam – Hotel The Exchange (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Rotterdam – Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam Central Station (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Utrecht – Hotel NH Centre Utrecht (or similar)
1 Night in LGBT Friendly Hotel 3* in Groningen – BW Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza (or similar)
- Hotel The Exchange 3* or similar
Address: Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 20 523 0080
- Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam - Central Station 3* or similar
Address: Weena 121, 3013 CK Rotterdam, Netherlands
Tel. +31 10 820 2990
- Hotel NH Centre Utrecht 3* or similar
Address: Janskerkhof 10, 3512 BL Utrecht, Netherlands
Tel. +31 20 499 0317
- Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza 3* or similar
Address: Laan Corpus den Hoorn 300, 9728 JT Groningen, Netherlands
Tel. +31 50 524 8000
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||12 guests||10 guests||8 guests|
|Low Season||€ 900||€ 1000||€ 1100|
|Mid Season||€ 1000||€ 1100||€ 1200|
|High Season||€ 1100||€ 1200||€ 1300|
|Single supplement: € 360|
|Dates||6 guests||4 guests||2 guests|
|Low Season||€ 1300||€ 1500||€ 1900|
|Mid Season||€ 1400||€ 1600||€ 2000|
|High Season||€ 1500||€ 1700||€ 2100|
|Single supplement: € 360|
Rates are Commissionable
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.
Low Season: Jan - Feb - Nov Dec
Mid Season: Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct
High Season: Mar - Apr - May - Jun
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