Amsterdam Getaway October 7 - 13, 2017
Amsterdam is one of the world's best hangouts, a canny blend of old and new: radical squatter art installations hang off 17th-century eaves, BMWs give way to bicycles, and triple-strength monk-made beer is served in steel and glass cafes. Amsterdam combines big city exuberance with small-town manageability; it doesn't take more than chaining your bike to a bridge to feel like you've got a handle on the place.
Day 1 – Oct 7: Departs the USA for the Netherlands
Leave Dulles (IAD) on your overnight flight to Amsterdam.
Day 2 – Oct 8: Welcome to Amsterdam!
Upon arrival, proceed through customs and collect your luggage. Meet our assistant and driver and transfer to your hotel for check in. Short Orientation walk around hotel before reception dinner. In the evening, welcome dinner and welcome reception. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 3 – Oct 9: Full day tour of Amsterdam with focus on Rembrandt with entrance to Rembrandt house museum & Rijksmuseum
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a full day tour of Amsterdam. In the morning, discover city highlights via 1hr canal cruise. Appreciate Amsterdam's outdoor beauty with a 1 hour boat tour along the city's UNESCO-listed canals. Enjoy a relaxing cruise as you drift past picturesque canal houses, bridges, classic Dutch gables, churches, towers and other waterfront delights. Later we visit Rembrandt house. Browse an incredible collection of Rembrandt’s works as you explore the beautifully restored rooms of the house. Continue to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Rijksmuseum a Dutch national museum dedicated to the arts and history of the Netherlands. Head straight inside the recently renovated museum, with a collection of one million items, with 8,000 on display in 80 galleries. Admire and learn from our guide about masterpieces such as Vermeer’s Milkmaid and Rembrandt’s Night Watch. Return to the hotel. Evening on your own. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 4 – Oct 10: Full day tour of the Teylers Museum and Van Gogh Museum
Breakfast at the hotel and relaxed departure with our guide for Haarlem to visit the Teylers Museum and its painting collection as well as the library. Return to Amsterdam and free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon, proceed to the Van Gogh Museum with our guide who will provide fascinating background on the artist’s life. You’ll see the work of those who inspired Van Gogh throughout various displays of art by other 19th-century painters. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore more of the museum that houses the world’s largest collection of works by Van Gogh, with more than 200 paintings as well as numerous drawings and letters. Return to the hotel by coach. Evening on your own. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 5 – Oct 11: Tour to Antwerp, Belgium
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Antwerp and Rubens!
Belgium has something of interest for every visitor. We will enjoy a walking tour and discover architectural wonders in the small city of Antwerp. Visit the Market Square and admire the Cathedral of Our Lady, Belgium’s largest gothic church and home of several major works of Paul Rubens, a renowned baroque artist. We spend time visiting the church and viewing these great work. There will be ample free time for lunch and a possible visit to Rubens house and gardens. Return to Amsterdam and evening on your own. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 6 – Oct 12: Full Day Trip to Delft and The Hague
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure to Delft, home of Vermeer and the Hague.
On arrival, watch how Holland’s iconic blue-and-white Delft pottery is produced in a factory. Then, explore the historic city center with your guide, meander past landmarks such as the Oostpoort (Eastern Gate), Waag (Weigh House), Oude Kerk (Old Church) and Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). Continue the discovery of Vermeer from our introduction at the Rijksmuseum. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to The Hague, considered the world’s judicial capital. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the former Netherlands capital, starting with the Binnenhof, the seat of the Dutch Parliament, whose sights include Noordeinde Palace and the Parliament buildings. See the Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice and is used by the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the United Nations. Continue to visit the Mauritshuis museum The Mauritshuis is home to the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age. The compact, yet world-renowned collection, is situated in the heart of The Hague. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius and The Bull by Potter are on permanent display in the intimate museum rooms of this seventeenth-century monument. Return to Amsterdam. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with drinks in a nearby local restaurant. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 7 – Oct 13: Amsterdam
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer from the hotel to Amsterdam Airport.
- Round-trip air transportation from Dulles (IAD). Fuel surcharges and air taxes are included (valid at time of printing)
- Baggage handling at the airport for your arrival and departure (Based on one bag per person)
- Services of a professional tour director throughout the program
- First class hotel accommodations for 5 nights at the centrally located Mercure Centre Hotel (or similar), including hotel tax and service charges
- Daily breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners (welcome and farewell) including beverages (mineral water and wine during meals)
- Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions
- Full day guided tour of Amsterdam, Delft, The Hague
- Entrance fees to Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt house, Teylers museum, Van Gogh museum, Mauritshuis museum
- Canal cruise
- Whisper system on all guided visits
- All VAT city and local Tax
- Tipping of local guides and tour hosts
- Meals and beverage not mentioned in itinerary
- Personal expenses (Mini bar – Laundry – Phones –etc..)
- Tips for guides, Assistants and Drivers
- Travel Insurance
Tour price is $3,395 per person, double occupancy. For single occupancy, add $495. Fuel surcharges are included at $516 per person and air taxes are included at $147 per person. Fuel surcharges and air taxes are valid at the time of printing but are subject to change. Other gateways are available at an additional cost. The price does not include tips, travel insurance, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas as well as items of a personal nature. Optional Tours require a minimum number of passengers to operate. This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
The Fine Print
Fares and schedules are based on regular scheduled carrier service. All applicable airline rules apply and schedules are subject to change. Basic airfares do not include fuel surcharges, airport departure taxes, passenger facility charges (PFCs), customs or immigration fees, and excess baggage charges. For mileage accrual information, please contact the carrier directly for details. Air inclusive group packages are non-changeable and non-refundable once deposit has been paid. Rules and fees for canceling and revising airfares vary depending upon the type of airfare purchased. Refundable airline tickets will be processed once the original paper tickets (if applicable) are returned to us via a traceable method of mailing. E-tickets do not need to be returned. Lost paper tickets have no refund value.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON FUEL SURCHARGES
Fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines are valid at time of contract and are included in the price of your tour. As fuel continues to fluctuate, if the fuel surcharges change prior to your departure date, you will be assessed this additional amount.
No charges other than the non-refundable initial deposit are levied for individual passengers canceling up to 120 days prior to the commencement of Jet Vacations LLC services. However, services which have been prepaid by Jet Vacations LLC on behalf of individual clients maybe non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non changeable and/or maybe subject to a cancellation- change fee (e.g. theater tickets, Train tickets, Airline Tickets, Event Tickets, Passes, Entrance fees etc.).
Failing to pay the contractual deposits (other than the initial deposit) constitutes a cancellation. In the event of non-compliance with the payment due dates, Jet Vacations LLC shall have the right to demand the Customer to immediately pay the outstanding balance. Payment shall then be received by Jet Vacations LLC within eight days as of the date of Jet Vacations LLC’s written request. Should payment not be received within this time limit, the group stay shall be deemed to be canceled by the Customer. In the event of full cancellation of the agreement by the Customer, which is not justified by Jet Vacations LLC’s failure to meet its obligations, cancellation penalties shall be invoiced and calculated as follows:
- Initial deposit**: non-refundable after 120 days.
- Up to 120 days prior departure: 0% penalty of the total cost per person.
- From 119 to 91 days prior to departure: $500 USD per person penalty of the total cost per person.
- From 90 to 61 days prior to departure: 50% penalty of the total cost per person.
- From 60 to 31 days prior to departure: 75% penalty of the total cost per person.
- From 30 to day of departure & no show: 100% penalty of the total cost per person.
** Deposit to hold the space and First deposit is non-refundable after 120 days before departure date. All subsequent deposits are non-refundable. If a passenger cancellation creates a change in the price schedule, the tour price will be revised based on the remaining number of participants. A passenger becoming a single as a result of a partner’s cancellation must pay the single supplement.
NOTE: The following non-refundable fees will be added to the penalty charges listed on the cancellation (full or partial) schedule above: Travel protection premiums. Airline tickets - airline penalties, which may be up to 100% of the ticket value. Refundable airline tickets will be processed once the original paper tickets (if applicable) are returned to us via a traceable method of mailing. E-tickets do not need to be returned. Lost paper tickets have no refund value.
It is the responsibility of client to ensure that the hotels and venues that are suggested and selected in this proposal are adequate for their clientele. Jet Vacations LLC cannot and will not be responsible for room sizes, room air condition, room amenities, room service which vary and differs throughout the world, countries, cultures and hotels. We strongly advise client to peruse hotel rating web sites such as Tripadvisor.com to get an approximate “feel” and “judgment” on each suggested and selected properties, to insure that selected hotels/rooms will be adequate to the client's group travelers. Client understand that no refund nor legal claims regarding the selected hotels, venues, rooms and /or services will be possible once this contract has been signed and agreed upon.
Hotels Check-in Times
Hotel rooms are usually not ready for check-in until after 3 pm. If your flight is arriving early, especially European flights, you should plan for the day's activity until your room is available. Most hotels will store your luggage until your room is ready.
Jet Vacations LLC is not responsible for air conditioning standards or availability, as these factors can vary greatly between properties and countries.
The single supplement rate is quoted on the basis that single rooms shall not exceed approximately 20% of the total rooms required, unless otherwise agreed and confirmed. Some hotels may charge a further fee should the group exceed this configuration.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
We will make every effort to operate all tours as advertised. Situations may arise, voluntarily or involuntarily, that require changes or exceptions in the airport of departure, the itinerary, land arrangements, hotels, trains or ports of call. On these occasions, we reserve the right to make such modifications and substitute conveyances/hotels as deemed necessary.
Minimum Participants to Operate
Group needs a minimum of 20 participants to operate. Optional tours need a minimum of 15 participants to operate.
We reserve the right to cancel the entire trip (or any component of the trip) for any reason and/or time. In this event, our liability, if any, shall be limited to and liquidated by refunding to each prospective participant the payments made.
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