Leiden's West Gate
Historic Cities of Holland
Just like Flanders, Holland has a long and turbulent past where changing fortunes have impacted the influence of historic cities. Whilst medieval architecture, grand town halls and canal-lined streets are an ever present; each of these towns and cities has its own distinct feel and culture. This is highlighted by Leiden with its cluster of museums, Gouda famous for the trading of cheese and Delft made famous by its blue and white porcelain.
Dordrecht • Leiden • Wonderful Museums • Gouda • Delft • Royal Delft Porcelain Factory Tour
Day 1 A short Channel crossing to France then north to Dordrecht with a recommended en route stop in Bruges.
Day 2 Travel to Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt, with its 13 wonderful museums all within walking distance of one another. Information can be provided to help you make your choice and this is definitely a town where independent sightseeing is recommended as there is far too much to see in one day. Also don't miss the opportunity to wander along the picturesque canals.
Day 3 Spend Thursday morning in Gouda which has a beautiful historic centre and watch the centuries old traditions of the cheese market where the famous 'wheels' are bought and sold. Return to Dordrecht for an afternoon at leisure in the delightful canal-laced historic centre.
Day 4 Delft with an included tour of the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory with the opportunity to enjoy high tea served in original delftware. There will also be time to explore the exquisite medieval centre and wander the narrow, canal-lined, streets.
Day 5 Travel south with a possible stop in Gent before continuing on to Calais and home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Postillion Hotel, Dordrecht
A very comfortable 3 star superior hotel only a short drive from the centre of historic Dordrecht.
• 3 star superior
• 77 bedrooms
Your tour includes:
• 5 days coach services
• 4 nights half board in Dordrecht with:
Hot buffet breakfast
3 course dinner with choice from
• Audio guided tour of the Royal Delft Porcelain factory
• Guided city tours available on request
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