This 3-day tour-de-force trip to Holland offers a huge bang for your buck with five famous Dutch attractions in 2 amazing Dutch cities!
Day 1: Our adventure begins with a late-morning arrival at the Alkmaar Cheese Market, where you will witness the Dutch cheese trade from the merchant’s perspective. Walk among giant wheels of cheese, taste what all the delicious offerings, and bring some home for your jealous friends. Later we travel to our 4-star hotel, just north of Amsterdam in the city of Volendam, where the remainder of the day is yours to spend checking out the local sites. Volendam's coastal location offers many beautiful places to explore, such as the famous colorful wooden houses and the harbor with its old fishing boats. Indulge in some of the best seafood dishes the north has to offer or perhaps take a quick boat ride to the nearby island of Marken, the possibilities are endless.
Day 2: After breakfast (included) we depart for the Windmill Village of Zaanse Schanz for a morning of marveling at this classic Dutch trademark. Next, a quick ride takes us to downtown Amsterdam for an early afternoon arrival. The afternoon is yours to enjoy lunch (not included) at one of Amsterdams amazing restaurants, explore the city’s museums, shops and canals at your leisure. Your tour guide will be happy to provide information about a guided canal boat ride (not included) and provide other recommendations. As the evening draws near our transfer back to the Hotel awaits and the evening is yours to spend relaxing.
Day 3: After an early breakfast (included) and hotel checkout, we begin our journey to the grand finale, the renowned Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. But no trip to Holland would be complete without a visit to a cheese farm, so an essential detour must be made along the way. At the Clara Maria Cheese Farm and we will enjoy a first-hand demonstration in wooden shoe production and traditional cheese-making with tasty samples! The highlight of our final day is the tulip fields and the Keukenhof Tulip Garden where we experience its annual theme “Flower Power,” featuring 7 million flowering bulbs in a breathtaking spring landscape display. Chill out on a whisper boat ride (not included) or doze on the lawn amongst the artistic floral arrangements. We spend the afternoon there until you’re flowered out, and depart in time for a comfortable evening arrival back at Ramstein.