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Christmas Markets of Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels

10 days |  12 days with Bruges extension
10 days |  12 days with Bruges extension
Group size1538 travelers
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Celebrate the yuletide in three charming cities.

Wander past historic landmarks, meandering canals, and gabled houses as you marvel at the storybook atmosphere of Christmas markets in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Immerse yourself in the winter festivities as you delve into Amsterdam’s laid-back culture, stroll along Luxembourg’s cobbled streets, and explore Brussels, the unofficial capital of Europe.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 2 beer tastings & 1 wine tasting
  • 1 tasting
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Included highlights

  • Christmas markets from Amsterdam to Brussels
  • Amsterdam’s canals
  • Bloemenmarkt
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Maastricht
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam today.

Amsterdam3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Amsterdam
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to the Netherlands! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Amsterdam
Included meal: Breakfast

Today's walking sightseeing tour introduces you to Amsterdam's iconic canals and unique character. 

  • Begin the day in Rokin with a stop at the Bloemenmarkt, the city's famous flower market
  • Then, make a stop at a local cheese stop to explore a variety of local cheeses 
  • Stroll by the canals and bridges, taking in the houseboats that dot the banks 
  • Enter the Van Gogh Museum to admire the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh's masterpieces, including the famous Sunflowers

Please note: You’ll be divided into groups of 20 people or less for the walking portion of the sightseeing tour. Each group will have their own local guide.

Enjoy a free evening in Amsterdam or add an excursion.

Canal Cruise & Dinner

From $179 per person

Day 4: Free day in Amsterdam
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Amsterdam or add an excursion.

A Day in Charming Delft

From $175 per person

Luxembourg Region2 nights
Day 5: Luxembourg Region via Maastricht
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel south to the mountainous province of Limburg. Stop in its capital, Maastricht, where your Tour Director will show you the Old City walls. Then, enjoy free time to take in the festive spirit at the Vrijthof Square Christmas market, which is home to an illuminated Ferris wheel and ice skating rink. After exploring the many stalls, cross into the tiny principality of Luxembourg, where you'll sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Luxembourg City & Christmas market visit
Included meal: Breakfast

A local guide leads today’s tour of Luxembourg City, the country’s capital.

  • Enter the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
  • View the World War II Monument to National Unity in the New Town
  • See the Citadel of the Holy Spirit, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Grand Ducal Palace
  • Travel through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy the best of the season as you stroll through festive Christmas markets in the main square, where you’ll stop for a mulled wine tasting at a market stall

Enjoy a free afternoon in the Luxembourg region or add an excursion.

Historic Germany: A Day in Trier

From $125 per person

Brussels3 nights
Day 7: Brussels via Bastogne
Included meals: Breakfast, Beer tasting

Travel north through the forested Ardennes on your way to Brussels.

  • Visit the Bastogne War Museum, which pays tribute to the American soldiers who defended Belgium in World War II during the Battle of the Bulge
  • Stop in Dinant for a guided sightseeing tour of the Leffe brewery and enjoy a beer tasting
Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Brussels & Christmas market visit
Included meals: Breakfast, Beer tasting, Tasting

Join a local guide for a panoramic tour of Brussels, the unofficial capital of Europe and headquarters of the European Union.

  • Drive past the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, a Gothic church dating back to the Middle Ages
  • Pass by Brussels Park, the Royal Palace and the Palais de Justice, the largest court building in Brussels
  • Stroll through the city’s historic center, stopping at the Grand-Place market for a chocolate tasting
  • Take free time to view the Manneken Pis statue before exploring Brussels’ Christmas markets, where the season comes to life amid soaring Christmas trees and quaint chalets

Enjoy a free evening in Brussels or add an excursion.

Belgian Chocolate Workshop & Beer Tasting

From $175 per person

Day 9: Free day in Brussels
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Spend a free day in Brussels or add an excursion.

Celebrate your trip with your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner this evening.

A Day in Antwerp

From $175 per person

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your tour in the city of Bruges.

Extension to Bruges
Continue your trip to Bruges, a medieval city so well-preserved, it’s like walking right into a fairy-tale scene. Explore some seriously charming cobbled streets on a sightseeing tour with a local guide.
Bruges2 nights
Day 10: Transfer to Bruges, sightseeing tour & Christmas market visit
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel to Bruges, where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the sights, sounds and flavors of this charming city. Get an overview on a panoramic tour of its most famous sites.

  • See Burg Square and the Church of Our Lady
  • Enjoy the view of romantic Minnewater, the “Lake of Love”
  • Visit the Beguinage, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to an order of Benedictine nuns
  • Pop into some of the many chocolate shops for tastings
  • Step inside the 14th-century City Hall, which is built in the Gothic style and is distinguished as one of the oldest city halls in the Benelux region

This evening, walk through the famous Bruges Christmas Market with your Tour Director, followed by free time to enjoy the festivities on your own.

Day 11: Free day in Bruges
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Bruges or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

A Day in Ghent: Tasting Tour & Canal Cruise

From $159 per person

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Brussels airport for your flight home.

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4.1 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.1 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    12/4/22 by 1st-time traveler Linda M

    This tour was the first overseas tour i have done and it was so much fun! Our tour guide Manuel was extremely professional and lots of fun! in fact, i have just booked another tour for next year!

    5 out of 5 stars

    great trip
    12/4/22 by 9th-time traveler Anonymous

    3 out of 5 stars

    "Christmas market" name is misleading
    12/4/22 by 18th-time traveler Kelley

    Calling this a Christmas market tour is misleading. First of all, the markets in Amsterdam do not start until closer to Christmas so there are no Christmas markets to see during the timing of the tour. Obviously Go Ahead knows this, yet still market this tour as "Christmas markets of Amsterdam, Luxe...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    The Manor Amsterdam
    The Manor Amsterdam

    This trendy hotel is located in the Oost district of Amsterdam. Guests enjoy comfortable rooms, a lounge-bar, and easy access to the tram. Nearby, you...

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Luxembourg
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Luxembourg

    This quiet hotel is located bordering the forest just outside of Luxembourg city center. Guests enjoy locally produced sparkling wines at the bar, ind...

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    Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie
    Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie

    This colorful hotel is located in the Châtelain neighborhood of Brussels. Guests enjoy a French cuisine restaurant, a spacious gym, and an infrared sa...

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    NH Brugge
    NH Brugge

    This historic hotel is located in the Brugge city center. Guests enjoy a peaceful garden area, a bar, and fitness center Nearby, you'll find Market Sq...

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