Amsterdam, Luxembourg & Brussels

10 days
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About This Experience

Wandering along meandering canals, historic bridges, gabled houses and blossoming gardens, you’ll feel as though you were transported into the pages of a storybook. Colorful and charming, Amsterdam tends to have this effect on its visitors. Delve into the Dutch city’s laid-back cafe culture and modern masterpieces before heading south to Luxembourg City’s quaint, cobbled streets and Belgium’s rolling countryside. Then, make a final stop in Brussels, the unofficial capital of Europe, to savor a bit of the sweet life.

Your Tour Includes

  • Round-trip airfare & transfers

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Select entrance fees

How's the weather?

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Paris, France
Temperature Precipitation
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  • APR
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  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Overnight Flight1 night

Day1

Relax, recline and drift away as you fly to the Low Countries

Your journey begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Europe on an internationally recognized airline.

Amsterdam3 nights - hotel info

Day2

Amsterdam greets you with a big, welcoming hallo

Breakfast (in flight), Dinner

Touch down in Amsterdam. A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and then escorts you to your hotel. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at an included dinner.

Day3

Cruise the canal ring, floating through vibrant villages on water

Optional Excursion - Keukenhof Gardens

Optional Excursion - Canal Cruise & Dinner

Breakfast

A local guide acquaints you with all the charm of Amsterdam this morning, from its canals to its gabled 18th-century homes. You’ll pass along some of the city’s waterways and view the houseboats that still serve as residences for many local citizens. On select springtime departures, an optional excursion to Keukenhof Gardens will be offered. This evening, opt for dinner and a relaxing cruise on Amsterdam’s canals.

Optional Excursions

Keukenhof Gardens $89* pp

With millions of flowers growing on 70 acres of gardens, Keukenhof has been a showplace for the Dutch floral industry for more than half a century. On this excursion, you may be able to view more than six million flowers in bloom, including daffodils, croci and hyacinths, as well as thousands of tulip varieties. Please note: Peak tulip season varies with the weather. This optional excursion is seasonal and runs only from late March through May. Travelers should be prepared for a fair amount of walking.

Optional Excursions

Canal Cruise & Dinner $115* pp

Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam on a houseboat, enjoying the view of row houses lit up for the night. Your cruise will take you through the center of the city as you enjoy dinner by lantern light.

Day4

The highest museum density in the world means more masterpieces

Optional Excursion - A Day in Charming Delft

Breakfast

You’ll have a full day to take in the sights of Amsterdam on your own. Art lovers should plan to visit the recently renovated van Gogh Museum or the Stedelijk Museum (a collection of modern art). Instead, you might consider an optional excursion to Delft, along with a visit to the Aalsmeer flower auction.

Optional Excursions

A Day in Charming Delft $105* pp

Pay a visit to the world-famous flower market at Aalsmeer for a close-up look at one of Holland’s best-known national exports: its brilliantly hued tulips. From there, travel to The Hague for a quick photo stop at the majestic Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, continue to Delft, a charming town of canals, cobbled alleyways and medieval architecture. Visit the Old and New Churches on a guided tour, and then enjoy free time to grab lunch and explore the town, perhaps visiting the former home of the famous painter, Vermeer.

Luxembourg City2 nights - hotel info

Day5

Get to know Maastricht, the city where the European Union was born

Breakfast, Dinner

Crossing south to the province of Limburg, notice how the landscape quickly changes from flat to hilly to mountainous (some compare Limburg to Switzerland). Stop in the Limburger capital of Maastricht for Tour Director-led sightseeing of the city. Then, cross into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, as the country is officially titled. This tiny principality is smaller than the smallest state in the United States. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an included dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day6

Though smaller than Rhode Island, this principality is big on charm

Optional Excursion - Luxembourg: Medieval Heart of Europe

Breakfast

A local guide leads today’s sightseeing tour of Luxembourg City, the country’s capital. Travel through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. View the poignant World War II Monument to National Unity, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the 17th-century Citadel of the Holy Spirit and the elegant Grand Ducal Palace, once a royal residence and now the setting for formal state functions. This afternoon, enjoy free time in Luxembourg City. Stroll the city’s numerous gardens and scenic lookouts or opt for our Medieval Heart of Europe excursion.

Optional Excursions

Luxembourg: Medieval Heart of Europe $49* pp

Travel along Luxembourg's scenic "Little Switzerland" route to Château de Beaufort. While visiting the ruins of this medieval castle, stop for a tasting of crème de cassis, a sweet syrup made from local blackcurrants. Next, journey to Echternach, a sleepy country town on the German border. There you'll visit the 7th-century abbey, one of continental Europe's few centers of scholarship during the Dark Ages. Please note: This excursion is seasonal from April through November.

Brussels3 nights - hotel info

Day7

Onward to the Ardennes, where the Battle of the Bulge was waged

Breakfast, Dinner

Bastogne Historical Center

As you head north, travel through the forested Ardennes. The Battle of the Bulge unfolded amid the rolling hills and dense forests of this region. After crossing the border into Belgium, stop in Bastogne for a visit to the Bastogne Historical Center, paying tribute to the American soldiers who defended Belgium in World War II. Arrive later in Brussels, where dinner is included tonight.

Day8

Look out for the little (often costumed) man that’s become a city icon

Breakfast

Join a local guide for a tour of Brussels, unofficial capital of Europe and headquarters for the European Union. In the city’s historical center, see the Manneken Pis and the elegant Baroque houses that line the Grand Place. You’ll also view the European Union buildings, the 18th-century Place Royale and the Palais de Justice. In your free time this afternoon, you may choose to browse the galleries of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, featuring work by Monet and Gauguin. Or, for a true taste of Brussels, stroll down Rue des Bouchers (Butchers’ Street), a narrow alley full of seafood eateries competing for attention.

Day9

It wouldn’t be right to leave Belgium without sampling the chocolate

Optional Excursion - Bruges

Breakfast

Spend the day at your leisure in Brussels. Be sure to sample some of Belgium’s renowned pastries or chocolates and take in the colorful local bustle of the Fish Market. Popular museums in the city include the unique Comic Strip Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the Flanders region, including a boat cruise in scenic Bruges.

Optional Excursions

Bruges $95* pp

Journey into Flanders on this full-day excursion. You’ll visit the picturesque town of Bruges, where a local guide will introduce you to the town's market, its belfry and its canals. An included boat cruise takes you through Bruges' canals and makes it easy to leave your cares behind. Please note: This excursion involves extensive walking.

Day10

So long delicious waffles, frites and witbier

Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Board the train for our tour extension to Paris or transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Extend Your Stay

Add a Paris City Stay $599*

Ah, Paris, the city of life, love and light. From the Eiffel Tower to the Mona Lisa, from the bustling Champs-Élysées to the winding streets of Montmartre, you'll find magic, romance and history as you sip a café au lait, stroll manicured parks and watch the sun set over the Seine.

Paris3 nights - hotel info

Day10

Take in France by rail as you speed through the countryside

Optional Excursion - Evening in Paris: Dinner & River Cruise

Breakfast

Journey by train to Paris. With three free days in Paris, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the sights, sounds and flavors of the City of Light. Use your free time to stroll along the Left Bank, explore the Louvre or sample Paris’ legendary cuisine. Tonight, opt for an Evening in Paris with dinner at a local restaurant followed by a cruise along the Seine.

Optional Excursions

Evening in Paris: Dinner & River Cruise $109* pp

Take in the nighttime allure of the City of Light on a special evening excursion. The event begins with dinner at a local restaurant. After you dine, board a boat cruise along the Seine. As you coast along the river and under Paris' bridges, you'll behold the gloriously illuminated monuments of Paris glittering alongside the riverbanks. Please note: the dress code may vary depending your restaurant, and your Tour Director will advise you on what to wear, but shorts and sneakers are likely to be considered inappropriate attire.

Day11

Feast your eyes on Paris, capital and host to literature’s “Lost Generation”

Optional Excursion - Versailles Palace & Gardens

Breakfast

Get an overview of Paris by bus, featuring views of all the most famous sites, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées. In the afternoon, join an optional excursion to Versailles.

Must be booked 45 days before departure

Optional Excursions

Versailles Palace & Gardens $105* pp

The reign of Louis XIV, known as the “Sun King,” set new standards for decadence among the crowned heads of Europe. It took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn Versailles, once a small hunting lodge, into the most magnificent château in all of France and the envy of royalty worldwide. On this excursion, you will see the palace in all its glory. Tour the State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Then stroll through the lavish gardens with their fine statuary, splendid fountains and colorful flowerbeds.

Day12

Stroll through the landscapes that moved Monet

Optional Excursion - Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny

Breakfast

Discover your favorite places with a free day in Paris. Or journey into the French countryside on an optional excursion to Giverny, where you’ll visit the home and gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

Optional Excursions

Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny $85* pp

The village of Giverny was home to Claude Monet from 1883 until his death in 1926. On a visit to Monet's home and gardens, discover the subtle palette of colors that inspired his Water Lilies series and gave rise to a new way of seeing. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs April through October.

Day13

Put down that baguette—it’s time to part ways with Paris

Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative helps you transfer to the airport for departure.

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About This Experience

Wandering along meandering canals, historic bridges, gabled houses and blossoming gardens, you’ll feel as though you were transported into the pages of a storybook. Colorful and charming, Amsterdam tends to have this effect on its visitors. Delve into the Dutch city’s laid-back cafe culture and modern masterpieces before heading south to Luxembourg City’s quaint, cobbled streets and Belgium’s rolling countryside. Then, make a final stop in Brussels, the unofficial capital of Europe, to savor a bit of the sweet life.

Your Tour Includes

  • Round-trip airfare & transfers

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Select entrance fees

How's the weather?

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Paris, France
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Overnight Flight1 night

Day1

Relax, recline and drift away as you fly to the Low Countries

Your journey begins with a regularly scheduled overnight flight to Europe on an internationally recognized airline.

Amsterdam3 nights - hotel info

Day2

Amsterdam greets you with a big, welcoming hallo

Breakfast (in flight), Dinner

Touch down in Amsterdam. A Go Ahead representative greets you at the airport after you clear customs and then escorts you to your hotel. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at an included dinner.

Day3

Cruise the canal ring, floating through vibrant villages on water

Optional Excursion - Keukenhof Gardens

Optional Excursion - Canal Cruise & Dinner

Breakfast

A local guide acquaints you with all the charm of Amsterdam this morning, from its canals to its gabled 18th-century homes. You’ll pass along some of the city’s waterways and view the houseboats that still serve as residences for many local citizens. On select springtime departures, an optional excursion to Keukenhof Gardens will be offered. This evening, opt for dinner and a relaxing cruise on Amsterdam’s canals.

Optional Excursions

Keukenhof Gardens $89* pp

With millions of flowers growing on 70 acres of gardens, Keukenhof has been a showplace for the Dutch floral industry for more than half a century. On this excursion, you may be able to view more than six million flowers in bloom, including daffodils, croci and hyacinths, as well as thousands of tulip varieties. Please note: Peak tulip season varies with the weather. This optional excursion is seasonal and runs only from late March through May. Travelers should be prepared for a fair amount of walking.

Optional Excursions

Canal Cruise & Dinner $115* pp

Cruise along the canals of Amsterdam on a houseboat, enjoying the view of row houses lit up for the night. Your cruise will take you through the center of the city as you enjoy dinner by lantern light.

Day4

The highest museum density in the world means more masterpieces

Optional Excursion - A Day in Charming Delft

Breakfast

You’ll have a full day to take in the sights of Amsterdam on your own. Art lovers should plan to visit the recently renovated van Gogh Museum or the Stedelijk Museum (a collection of modern art). Instead, you might consider an optional excursion to Delft, along with a visit to the Aalsmeer flower auction.

Optional Excursions

A Day in Charming Delft $105* pp

Pay a visit to the world-famous flower market at Aalsmeer for a close-up look at one of Holland’s best-known national exports: its brilliantly hued tulips. From there, travel to The Hague for a quick photo stop at the majestic Peace Palace, home to the International Court of Justice. Finally, continue to Delft, a charming town of canals, cobbled alleyways and medieval architecture. Visit the Old and New Churches on a guided tour, and then enjoy free time to grab lunch and explore the town, perhaps visiting the former home of the famous painter, Vermeer.

Luxembourg City2 nights - hotel info

Day5

Get to know Maastricht, the city where the European Union was born

Breakfast, Dinner

Crossing south to the province of Limburg, notice how the landscape quickly changes from flat to hilly to mountainous (some compare Limburg to Switzerland). Stop in the Limburger capital of Maastricht for Tour Director-led sightseeing of the city. Then, cross into the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, as the country is officially titled. This tiny principality is smaller than the smallest state in the United States. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an included dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day6

Though smaller than Rhode Island, this principality is big on charm

Optional Excursion - Luxembourg: Medieval Heart of Europe

Breakfast

A local guide leads today’s sightseeing tour of Luxembourg City, the country’s capital. Travel through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. View the poignant World War II Monument to National Unity, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the 17th-century Citadel of the Holy Spirit and the elegant Grand Ducal Palace, once a royal residence and now the setting for formal state functions. This afternoon, enjoy free time in Luxembourg City. Stroll the city’s numerous gardens and scenic lookouts or opt for our Medieval Heart of Europe excursion.

Optional Excursions

Luxembourg: Medieval Heart of Europe $49* pp

Travel along Luxembourg's scenic "Little Switzerland" route to Château de Beaufort. While visiting the ruins of this medieval castle, stop for a tasting of crème de cassis, a sweet syrup made from local blackcurrants. Next, journey to Echternach, a sleepy country town on the German border. There you'll visit the 7th-century abbey, one of continental Europe's few centers of scholarship during the Dark Ages. Please note: This excursion is seasonal from April through November.

Brussels3 nights - hotel info

Day7

Onward to the Ardennes, where the Battle of the Bulge was waged

Breakfast, Dinner

Bastogne Historical Center

As you head north, travel through the forested Ardennes. The Battle of the Bulge unfolded amid the rolling hills and dense forests of this region. After crossing the border into Belgium, stop in Bastogne for a visit to the Bastogne Historical Center, paying tribute to the American soldiers who defended Belgium in World War II. Arrive later in Brussels, where dinner is included tonight.

Day8

Look out for the little (often costumed) man that’s become a city icon

Breakfast

Join a local guide for a tour of Brussels, unofficial capital of Europe and headquarters for the European Union. In the city’s historical center, see the Manneken Pis and the elegant Baroque houses that line the Grand Place. You’ll also view the European Union buildings, the 18th-century Place Royale and the Palais de Justice. In your free time this afternoon, you may choose to browse the galleries of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, featuring work by Monet and Gauguin. Or, for a true taste of Brussels, stroll down Rue des Bouchers (Butchers’ Street), a narrow alley full of seafood eateries competing for attention.

Day9

It wouldn’t be right to leave Belgium without sampling the chocolate

Optional Excursion - Bruges

Breakfast

Spend the day at your leisure in Brussels. Be sure to sample some of Belgium’s renowned pastries or chocolates and take in the colorful local bustle of the Fish Market. Popular museums in the city include the unique Comic Strip Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the Flanders region, including a boat cruise in scenic Bruges.

Optional Excursions

Bruges $95* pp

Journey into Flanders on this full-day excursion. You’ll visit the picturesque town of Bruges, where a local guide will introduce you to the town's market, its belfry and its canals. An included boat cruise takes you through Bruges' canals and makes it easy to leave your cares behind. Please note: This excursion involves extensive walking.

Day10

So long delicious waffles, frites and witbier

Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Board the train for our tour extension to Paris or transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Extend Your Stay

Add a Paris City Stay $599*

Ah, Paris, the city of life, love and light. From the Eiffel Tower to the Mona Lisa, from the bustling Champs-Élysées to the winding streets of Montmartre, you'll find magic, romance and history as you sip a café au lait, stroll manicured parks and watch the sun set over the Seine.

Paris3 nights - hotel info

Day10

Take in France by rail as you speed through the countryside

Optional Excursion - Evening in Paris: Dinner & River Cruise

Breakfast

Journey by train to Paris. With three free days in Paris, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the sights, sounds and flavors of the City of Light. Use your free time to stroll along the Left Bank, explore the Louvre or sample Paris’ legendary cuisine. Tonight, opt for an Evening in Paris with dinner at a local restaurant followed by a cruise along the Seine.

Optional Excursions

Evening in Paris: Dinner & River Cruise $109* pp

Take in the nighttime allure of the City of Light on a special evening excursion. The event begins with dinner at a local restaurant. After you dine, board a boat cruise along the Seine. As you coast along the river and under Paris' bridges, you'll behold the gloriously illuminated monuments of Paris glittering alongside the riverbanks. Please note: the dress code may vary depending your restaurant, and your Tour Director will advise you on what to wear, but shorts and sneakers are likely to be considered inappropriate attire.

Day11

Feast your eyes on Paris, capital and host to literature’s “Lost Generation”

Optional Excursion - Versailles Palace & Gardens

Breakfast

Get an overview of Paris by bus, featuring views of all the most famous sites, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Élysées. In the afternoon, join an optional excursion to Versailles.

Must be booked 45 days before departure

Optional Excursions

Versailles Palace & Gardens $105* pp

The reign of Louis XIV, known as the “Sun King,” set new standards for decadence among the crowned heads of Europe. It took 50 years and 35,000 workers to turn Versailles, once a small hunting lodge, into the most magnificent château in all of France and the envy of royalty worldwide. On this excursion, you will see the palace in all its glory. Tour the State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Then stroll through the lavish gardens with their fine statuary, splendid fountains and colorful flowerbeds.

Day12

Stroll through the landscapes that moved Monet

Optional Excursion - Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny

Breakfast

Discover your favorite places with a free day in Paris. Or journey into the French countryside on an optional excursion to Giverny, where you’ll visit the home and gardens of Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

Optional Excursions

Monet & the Landscapes of Giverny $85* pp

The village of Giverny was home to Claude Monet from 1883 until his death in 1926. On a visit to Monet's home and gardens, discover the subtle palette of colors that inspired his Water Lilies series and gave rise to a new way of seeing. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs April through October.

Day13

Put down that baguette—it’s time to part ways with Paris

Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

A Go Ahead representative helps you transfer to the airport for departure.

Passport & Visa

This tour includes the following countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and France (on extension). In order to enter these countries, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your particular entry requirements.

Health

There are no major health risks associated with traveling on this tour. However, it is always advisable to check with your doctor or health care provider for the latest updates.

Cuisine

In Luxembourg, the culinary influences are mostly Germanic. Smoked sausages, hams and hearty stews are popular. Belgian cuisine is sophisticated and gourmet. Rich sauces accompany dishes of pork, game and beef. Seafood is of a very high quality—mussels steamed in white wine are a favorite. Patisseries offer decadent pastries and cakes, while Belgian chocolate is among the very best in the world. In the Netherlands, the universal staples of beef, chicken and fish are prepared in a simple fashion, and substantial soups and stews are also very popular. Snack food might be less familiar, where the emphasis is on fish. You might try maatje, raw green herrings served with onions. Also popular are pancakes, french fries, doughnuts and waffles served from street stands. In Paris (on the tour extension), you’ll find endless opportunities to sample wonderful food at every price range. For the most casual snack or picnic, stop at a small grocery store for cheeses, patés, cured meats, fresh-baked bread and fruit. Sidewalk vendors are known for their steaming crepes, filled with cheese, ham, fruit or chocolate. Mouthwatering pastries and hot café au lait beckon from the cafes.

Transportation / Walking on tour

Flights arrive in Amsterdam and depart from Brussels (or Paris on theextension). Included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. In your free time, most locations are best accessed on foot. You may want to use the modern transportation system in Brussels—called the STIB— which covers all bus, tram, metro and train travel.  Tickets are available in varying packages and day passes at metro stations, vending machines and news kiosks. Amsterdam also has a user-friendly bus and tram system.

Clothing & Packing Tips

To ensure you’re comfortable while out exploring, we recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered. For sightseeing, we suggest bringing a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers, as well as a lightweight sports jacket or rainwear. If you’re planning a visit to a high-end restaurant or performance, you may also want to bring dressier attire. Also, please remember that it’s preferable to avoid showing bare legs or shoulders during visits to churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. Bear in mind that your luggage will probably weigh more on your return trip due to souvenir shopping. We allow only one suitcase per person. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 inches (length + width + height). There may be times when you will have to handle your own bags, and you’ll find that lightweight luggage provides a distinct advantage. Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on luggage.

Currency

The euro is the currency you’ll be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks, as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/ CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

Extraordinaire Director

Without Juan's help, my traveling companion and I would not have been able to get all that we got from this adventure.Not only was he personable but he was knowledgeable, went to great lengths to see that our needs were met and made us feel that whatever our challenge was at that particular time, he would see us through it. He did the same for others.His enthusiasm and love of his job are obvious and comes through to all who are around him. From our flight accommodations, to the selection of hotels, our local tour guides and bus drivers all made the trip special and put us in the mood to concentrate on the attractions that each city offered.The possibilities of arranged activities and the free time were well balanced and provided enough structure without having too much of the time planned. Can't wait to take off again!


5 / 5

Traveled On: 3/22/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Best Trip EVER

I was skeptical about going on a guided trip, but because I was going to Europe for my first time and it was originally going to be by myself I decided to book a trip with Go Ahead Tours. All I can say is I am so glad I did. It was the best experience and one of the best vacations I have ever had. For starters our tour guide Juan was absolutely amazing. He was so accommodating and made our trip feel like we were spending our time with a friend verses a guide. I really appreciated the fact that we had guided time in the mornings (which was not required to attend) to see the city we were in and then around 11:00 we were free to do what we pleased. It was a healthy mix of both. Also our excursions were so much fun. I really feel like you get treated like royalty. Little things that you would not expect such as cab fair to and from the hotels, wine and other things were paid by Go Ahead tours. In the beginning it doesn’t seem like a big deal but once you actually are on your vacation it really does make your trip more relaxing. Another thing that was really nice was the fact that I was coming from Alaska and our flights were pretty straight to our destination. We didn’t have a bunch of layovers, stops and things that we were expecting before we received our flight information. Overall this trip was amazing now it’s just a matter of time before I book with this company again…. I’m thinking Greece. Thank you Go Ahead Tours for everything and Juan you are amazing!

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5 / 5

Traveled On: 3/22/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AK

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Good Tour

This tour was good. Director was also ok. I did not like when we went out for a schedule destination and was left to find our way back to the Hotel. This needs to change. Go Head Tours is not taking into consideration that there are several seniors that travel and it's hard to figure out the subway system or finding a bus that will get you back. It was hard for me to figure out the subway system in Paris. You bring us to a destination, you should get us back. Schedule to go to Thailand 2015. If this is in the plan my trip will be cancelled

3 / 5

Traveled On: 5/3/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: CA

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

WWII segment - great

Althought the tulips were spectular, the segment of the trip relating to WWII was the best (for me). Would have enjoyed more historical info and greater time at cemetery and NATO area. Of course, that's the problem with traveling with a group of 40 or more - lines for everything - bathrooms - extra time to get on & off the buses and into sites. Hotels were excellent, however they were not in ideal locations.

5 / 5

Traveled On: 4/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: MO

Tour Director: 3 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

The tulips were magnificent

What a great time of year to tour the low countries and Paris. The tulips in the Netherlands were remarkable as well as Amsterdam. Luxembourg, Brussels, Bruge and Bastogne were remarkable (the Belgian Chocolates, yum). And Paris in the Spring!! Giverny in full bloom! Go Ahead was quite accommodating the entire trip. Our tour guides, Ilde and Joann, could not have been better. Lots of energy and very well prepared. They often went out of their way to be sure we saw what we wanted and the things we were not aware of. Lost my phone in Bastogne and Ilde did all she could to retrieve it, no luck though but the effort was outstanding. Thanks Go Ahead for another enjoyable adventure. Can't wait for the next one!!!!

5 / 5

Traveled On: 4/19/2014

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: LA

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Seamless tour

Go Ahead really has it all together when they put together a tour. Everything was seamless. Juan, our tour director, was "off the charts". He could not do enough for us, and always with a smile. I can even say I may choose my next Go Ahead trip based on where Juan is going, he's that good! Thanks, Go Ahead, for everything. It was a fabulous experience from beginning to end.

5 / 5

Traveled On: 3/22/2014

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Go for Amsterdam and Brussels ... see Luxembourg while you're at it.

Amsterdam was everything I'd heard it to be. Unique, fun, beautiful. Loved the style of homes, the canal boats, the quaint bridges full of bicycles, the friendly people. Of course, a visit to Amsterdam is not complete without an evening walk through the red light district! The Anne Frank Haus is heartbreaking but hopeful, and the homomonument near it is inspiring for the future acceptance of GLBT people everywhere. The excursion to Bruges is a must, and Brussels was beautiful - especially the town hall center at night. Great outdoor markets for easy souvenirs, amazing food and fun bars and clubs. Luxembourg, sandwiched in between the other cities on this tour, was basically a stopover for us as there seemed to be little to do; perhaps there is an excursion we didn't take to fill your time there.

4 / 5

Traveled On: 11/1/2008

Number of Past Tours: 3

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

A Great Trip!

This tour took us to Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels, with a lot of interesting things in between. Gerwin, our Tour Director, was wonderful and went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience. Hotels were very nice and spacious, meals at the hotels were very good, and our bus driver, Freek, was also a great asset to our trip. I would highly recommend this tour and Go Ahead tours in general to anyone who wants a great tour experience.

5 / 5

Traveled On: 11/16/2013

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Great Tour

Our tour was wonderful as every Go Ahead tour has been! All travel and accommodations met my expectations. Our tour guide, Gerwin, was super! He kept us informed and involved! The side trips to Bruges and Trier were well worth the extra money. Loved this tour!

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5 / 5

Traveled On: 11/16/2013

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Better days are coming

I was not met at the Amsterdam airport by any representative of Goahead tours. It was necessary for me to secure a taxi to be driven to the hotel. The cost was 55 euros (my cost because my paid insurance did not cover this). The program was well planned except there was a considerable lack of visits to museums and too many "free" time. The hotels in Amsterdam and Brussels were good. Luxembourg hotel should be replaced.

4 / 5

Traveled On: 11/16/2013

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: WV

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 3 / 5

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