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Benelux's Big Burgs

8 Days / 7 Nights

Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg City

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There are many similarities but also differences among the three Benelux countries - namely Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg - and this one-week itinerary explores them in the most fascinating way. Start your trip in Amsterdam, the exciting Dutch capital, known for its splendid architecture and quirky character. Continue in Brussels, the multicultural city where the heart of the European Union beats, before bidding Europe farewell with an eye-opening visit to one of the Continent's lesser-known capitals, Luxembourg City - a bijou destination renowned for its dining scene and exceptional wines.

While this itinerary is deliberately fast-=paced, you could easily slow it down with an extra night in any of the cities along the way, or even a side-trip to add a couple of nights Bruges between Amsterdam and Brussels.

One of our team members in Benelux will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local SIM card or e-SIM with data that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3- to 5-star accommodation options, including boutique hotels and charming B&Bs. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambiance.

Route for Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg City tour

3 Nights in Amsterdam

3 Nights in Amsterdam

4 days in Amsterdam
4 days in Amsterdam

3 Nights in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is dubbed the Venice of the North, and for good reason. Spanning more than 60 miles, the city’s 165 canals define Amsterdam and provide the perfect backdrop to the iconic 16th century buildings that seem to be floating sleepily on the calm waters. Art is central to Amsterdam’s cultural identity, as the city’s museums are abundant in masterpieces by Van Gogh, Vermeer, Rembrandt, and several other geniuses of Dutch painting. Traditionally a bike-friendly city and with a mind to ensure a relaxed lifestyle for residents and visitors alike, Amsterdam never stops improving and expanding its cycling infrastructure and facilities.

Amsterdam is dubbed the Venice of the North, and for good reason. Spanning more than 60 miles, the city’s 165 canals define Amsterdam and provide the perfect backdrop to the iconic 16th century buildings that seem to be floating sleepily on the calm waters. Art is central to Amsterdam’s cultural identity, as the city’s museums are abundant in masterpieces by Van Gogh, Vermeer, Rembrandt, and several other geniuses of Dutch painting. Traditionally a bike-friendly city and with a mind to ensure a relaxed lifestyle for residents and visitors alike, Amsterdam never stops improving and expanding its cycling infrastructure and facilities.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam! A driver will meet you at the airport to take you to your centrally located accommodation. The drive to the city center takes about 30 minutes.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Group Walking Tour

A Stroll Through Amsterdam

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you are joining an incredible small-group tour of Amsterdam. Led by a knowledgeable guide, this tour will take you on a fascinating journey into the history of the Dutch capital. You will learn how a muddy village on the Amstel River became the exciting city that it is today. During your walk around Amsterdam, you will be amazed by the city's diversity. From the infamous tales of prostitution and drug decriminalization to Anne Frank's tragic story and the Nazi occupation, all of Amsterdam's secrets are about to unfold before your eyes.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Amsterdam

Free Day

Explore on your own or choose from our many excursions and suggestions presented in your online trip proposal.

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Brussels by Train

You're leaving Amsterdam behind today and heading to Brussels. We will arrange your transfer to the train station and provide you with second-class train tickets. If you prefer, you can upgrade to first class for an additional fee. There are several train departures from Amsterdam to Brussels daily. Therefore, you can choose your preferred departure time. Once on the train, sit back and enjoy the 2-hour journey.

Brussels by Train

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Brussels by Private Transfer with a 2-Hour Stop in Utrecht

Brussels by Private Transfer with a 2-Hour Stop in Utrecht

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We also offer the following excursions in Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Highlights Private Tour
Light4 hours
Amsterdam Evening Canal Group Cruise
Easy1 hour
Amsterdam Private Boat Experience
Easy1 hour and 30 minutes
Amsterdam by Bike Private Tour
Moderate3 hours

2 Nights in Brussels

2 Nights in Brussels

3 days in Brussels
3 days in Brussels

2 Nights in Brussels

The birthplace of Tintin, the Smurfs, and several other famous comic strip characters, Brussels is also the capital of Art Nouveau architecture and the ultimate symbol of the European Union. Home to over 80 museums of all shapes and sizes and for all tastes, the multifaceted capital of Belgium is a laid-back multicultural city with an inescapably authentic and irresistibly quirky character, where the flavors of chocolate, beer, and fried mussels come together to create the city’s mesmerizing scent. Conveniently located between London and Paris, Brussels has always been a hub for international artists and the perfect starting point for a trip across Belgium and beyond.

The birthplace of Tintin, the Smurfs, and several other famous comic strip characters, Brussels is also the capital of Art Nouveau architecture and the ultimate symbol of the European Union. Home to over 80 museums of all shapes and sizes and for all tastes, the multifaceted capital of Belgium is a laid-back multicultural city with an inescapably authentic and irresistibly quirky character, where the flavors of chocolate, beer, and fried mussels come together to create the city’s mesmerizing scent. Conveniently located between London and Paris, Brussels has always been a hub for international artists and the perfect starting point for a trip across Belgium and beyond.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Brussels

When you arrive at the train station in Brussels, a driver will meet you to take you to your accommodation.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Brussels

The Best of Brussels in a Day

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you are about to discover the historic center of Brussels and the Belgian capital's top attractions, like the Grand Place, the Royal Palace, the Place Royale, the Royal Galleries, the Cathedral, and many others. During this walking tour, you will learn a lot about the history, culture, and modern lifestyle of Brussels and Belgium. End the tour with a tasting of top-quality pralines and mouthwatering Belgian waffles.

Best of Brussels Group Walking Tour

Best of Brussels Group Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Visit the historical center of Brussels and the Belgian capital's top attractions, like the Grand Place, the Royal Palace, the Place Royale, the Royal Galleries, the Cathedral, and many others. During this walking tour, you will learn a lot about the history, culture, and modern lifestyle of Brussels and Belgium. Of course, no tour to Brussels would be complete without a delicious tasting of Belgian waffles and pralines.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Highlights of Brussels Private Walking Tour

Highlights of Brussels Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

During a picturesque walk through the alleys of the historic center, a local experienced guide will show you some of the must-see places in the city, such as Grand Place, Manneken Pis, and Galeries Saint Hubert. You will hear about the history of Brussels and its numerous legends.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Luxembourg City by Train

You're leaving Brussels behind today and heading to Luxembourg City. We will arrange your transfer to the train station and provide you with second-class train tickets. If you prefer, you can upgrade to first class for an additional fee. There are several train departures from Brussels to Luxembourg City daily. Therefore, you can choose your preferred departure time. The journey lasts about three hours and 15 minutes.

Luxembourg by Train

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Luxembourg by Private Transfer with a 2-Hour Stop in Dinant

Luxembourg by Private Transfer with a 2-Hour Stop in Dinant

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Brussels

Antwerp, City of Art & Fashion Private Day Trip
Light9 hours
Art Nouveau Architecture in Brussels Private Walking Tour
Light2 hours
Beer Tasting Group Experience
Easy1 hour and 15 minutes
Beer and Chocolate Group Tour
Light4 hours 30 minutes

2 Nights in Luxembourg City

2 Nights in Luxembourg City

3 days in Luxembourg City
3 days in Luxembourg City

2 Nights in Luxembourg City

Situated in a location of incredible natural beauty, Luxembourg City is quite unlike the average European capital. With fairytale-style buildings adorning clifftops, gorges, and lush valleys and rivers winding their way through them, Luxembourg City resembles the setting of a period film or a romantic novel. Built on several levels, Luxembourg City boasts more than one spectacular viewpoint. Historically, Luxembourg was home to an unassailable fortress that earned the city its nickname: Gibraltar of the North. Nowadays, Luxembourg City is one of the most picture-perfect and laid-back capitals to visit in Europe, renowned for its haute cuisine and top-notch services.

Situated in a location of incredible natural beauty, Luxembourg City is quite unlike the average European capital. With fairytale-style buildings adorning clifftops, gorges, and lush valleys and rivers winding their way through them, Luxembourg City resembles the setting of a period film or a romantic novel. Built on several levels, Luxembourg City boasts more than one spectacular viewpoint. Historically, Luxembourg was home to an unassailable fortress that earned the city its nickname: Gibraltar of the North. Nowadays, Luxembourg City is one of the most picture-perfect and laid-back capitals to visit in Europe, renowned for its haute cuisine and top-notch services.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Luxembourg City

When you arrive at the train station in Luxembourg, a driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg Walking and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

Walking and Tasting Wine in Luxembourg

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you are about to discover the best of Luxembourg City while trying exquisite local wine. Your expert guide will show you around the charms of the city center and the Old Town of Luxembourg. The historic center will enchant you with its quaint houses built along the river banks, the impressive castles, and the churches that line the clifftops. While in Luxembourg, you may consider joining yet another of several tours available, among which a private walking tour and a small-group E-bike tour stand out.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Departure Day

We also offer the following excursions in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City Private Walking Tour
Light2 hours
Luxembourg Countryside Private Tour
Light8 hours
The Best of Luxembourg City Small Group E-bike Tour
Light3 hours

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Amsterdam

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Schiphol Airport Transfer
Amsterdam Small Group Walking Tour
Centraal Station Transfer
Amsterdam - Brussels Train

Brussels

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Brussels Midi-Zuid Train Station Transfer
Best of Brussels Small Group Walking Tour
Highlights of Brussels Private Walking Tour
Brussels Midi-Zuid Train Station Transfer
Brussels - Luxembourg Train

Luxembourg City

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Luxembourg Train Station Transfer
Luxembourg Walking and Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

package excludes:


  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language

We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.

A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation

Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.

A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions

We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.

Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day

Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.

On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road

Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.

Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out

Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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