2022 Iceland, Amsterdam & Beyond
Icelandic Hot Springs, Dutch Canals, the World Center of Justice & More!
Spend two nights in the land of the never-setting sun. Experience a luxurious Icelandic hot spring and lagoon. Tour the picturesque city of Reykjavic, prepare to be awed by the powerfully majestic Icelandic landscape, a Game of Thrones filming site. Visit a Viking Museum, sample Icelandic delicacies, and more.
Transfer to the fairy tale Kingdom of the Netherlands. Spend six splendid nights in Amsterdam. Daily private, guided excursions and day trips will offer distinctive enjoyment of the iconic sights of Holland and beyond. Get "hands on" cruising canals, windmills, and scenic fishing villages. Appeltaarts, pancakes, cheese and the region's signature stroopwafels are sure to delight all palates. Visit the International City of Peace and Justice at The Hague. Across the border in Belgium, satisfy epicurian tastes as you sample world-famous Belgian coffee and chocolate!
DAY 01 - DEP US overnight flight to Iceland
DAY 02 - ICELAND: (L)
Golden Circle Tour & Lagoon: On this private tour, experience all the best that Iceland has to offer. Everything from the mountains and the ocean: glacial rivers, beautiful landscapes, to waterfalls, geothermal areas and wild Icelandic scenery. And of course Geysir and Gulfoss. At Geysir, witness an eruption of hot water shooting more than 60 feet into the air. The whole area is a geological wonder covered in steam coming from the geothermal activity – an experience you will never forget! You will be stunned by the scale of the famous Gulfoss waterfall. Cascades of fast-paced water dropping down to a canyon while producing amazing rainbows (with the right weather) - just a jaw-dropping experience! At an Icelandic greenhouse, check out how the Icelandic grow vegetables and taste the famous tomato soup. We'll stop at Bru’s Farm where you will get a chance to say hello to Icelandic horses. Complete your tour with a dip in one of Iceland's famous hot spring lagoons! Overnight Reykjavik
DAY 03 - ICELAND: (B, D)
Explore Reykjavic. Enjoy a brief city tour and time on your own to explore!
DAY 04 - Iceland to Netherlands (B, D)
The early morning flight to Amsterdam arrives just after noon. Spend your first afternoon in Amsterdam, taking in city sights, visiting the Anne Frank Museum and quenching your thirst and learning about the local ale at the Heineken Experience. Check into your Amsterdam hotel and enjoy a group welcome dinner.
DAY 05 NETHERLANDS: Zaanse Schans & Volendam (B, L)
Zaanse Schans is picturesque, unique and full of windmills and handicraft shops. Visit a small clog museum, explore (and climb) into a working windmill! Next visit the historic old fishing harbor ‘Volendam’. Expected arrival at Volendam. During a 30-min guided walk through this harbor, experience the ‘old’ Dutch fishing life and habits. Enjoy Leisure and lunch time in Volendam. After lunch, continue to local cheese farm. A dutch cheese expert will give a unique tour through the process of making (authentic) Dutch cheese. Follow the production process from start to finish Don't forget to sample this delightful, creamy cheese and perhaps even buy some to take back home!
DAY 06 BELGIUM (Antwerp & Brussels) (B, L)
In Antwerp, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, with its magnificent gothic style and great pieces of art by multiple world-renowned artists like Rubens and other Flemish masters. Close to this cathedral, find the main square, the old market place, The Brabo fountain, and the Renaissance city hall. Finish the guided tour with a stroll through the romantic medieval quarter full of narrow streets and blind alleys. Relax at a local cafe for lunch and the famous Belgian coffee, prior to continuing on to Brussels. Your tour of Brussels begins at its most iconic location outside the historical city center: The Atomium, followed by walking tour to explore the historical city center + stop at a local chocolatier who may share a secret or two of what makes Belgian chocolate so delightful! Sample some chocolate before enjoying shopping and leisure time in the city
DAY 07 NETHERLANDS: Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague (B, L)
Rotterdam is a "must-see" in the Netherlands with its magnificent skyline along the water, the fabulous harbor and the trendy architecture. Start your tour with a relaxing cruise through the city and the 10th biggest harbor in the world. Next, visit the famous (cubic) houses of architect Piet Blom. Explore of the houses and see how people live in these unique houses. Next, visit Rotterdam’s Markthal, a stunning feat of architectural genius and unique shopping experience. With its plethora of local & international foods stands – it is the perfect time to have lunch. After lunch, embark on the scenic route from Rotterdam to historic Delft. Visit Royal Delft pottery, currently the only operational Delfts Blue Factory in Holland. It produces for the royal family and international markets. The touring day fittingly concludes at The Hague for a guided tour. See the stunning13th century ‘Binnenhof’, historic houses of the Parliament and continue towards the working palace of the king ‘Palace Noordeinde’. You'll have some time for shopping or relaxing in the historic center.
DAY 08 NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam City Tour (B, L)
You will start with a truly local walking tour through the city center. Highlights may include: Dam square, royal palace, Begijnhof, Flower market, and more! Your guide will make sure to reveal some of the cities secrets and hidden gems. Your guides will provide great tips for “instagrammable” spots along the way. Visit a local family-owned fish seller to taste the local and world-famous baked kibbeling, raw herring and the exclusive smoked ale. Before lunch, your guides will take you to one of Amsterdam’s hidden pearls: the “Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder” (Our Lord in the Attic Museum), which was a Catholic church hidden in a seemingly normal house. After lunch, visit Amsterdam’s museum district where you can choose to visit one of Amsterdam’s excellent museums: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, or the Stedelijk Museum. Leisure and shopping time in the city. Tonight, after dinner, meet your guide for an optional tour of Amsterdam's famous Red Light District.
DAY 09 NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam Free Day (B, D)
The day is YOURS! Revisit favorite spots or seek out new ones. Explore Amsterdam in your own time and on your own terms - but don't be late for dinner! Tonight, enjoy a special evening dinner cruise along the city's iconic canals.
DAY 10 DEP for US
After breakfast, depart for Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and your return flight to the U.S.
NOTE: Individual tour elements subject to change/substitution with or without notice based on vendor avaiIability/COVID protocols.
Our all-inclusive pricing includes: air, single occupancy hotel, cruise, tours, 2 meals daily unless otherwise stated, and all foreign transfers. You can budget with confidence on an AdvenTour by Ava!
$Deposit $1550 + equal monthly payments until final payment date: 4/1/2022. Following your deposit, you will be invoiced for balance payment, or contact Adventours by Ava for flexible payment options.
DEPOSITS NON-REFUNDABLE. Additional Payments may be refundable/transferable as follows: More than 181 days pre-travel - 100%, minus deposit. 180 days or less, non-refundable.
You must have a passport valid for 6 months beyond your return date. The Euro will be the most widely accepted currency on this trip. If you're a shopper, you'll want to keep an adequate supply of this local currency on hand for increased bargaining power.
July 1-10, 2022
FRI 1 JUL - Lv U.S. (overnight flight)
SAT 2 JUL - ICELAND
SUN 3 JUL - ICELAND
MON 4 JUL - Iceland to Netherlands
TUE 5 JUL - NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam)
WED 6 JUL - Netherlands
THU 7 JUL - BELGIUM
FRI 8 JUL - Netherlands
SAT 9 JUL - Amsterdam
SUN 10 JUL - DEP for US
Be sure to indicate the trip name and a contact phone number in the payment notes.
You will be invoiced for any catch-up payments due at the time of your deposit and must pay that amount within 5 business days of initial deposit.
You will be invoiced for any catch-up payments due at the time of your deposit and must pay that amount within 10 business days of initial deposit.