Celebrate this Christmas Dutch-style & Contiki-style in the carefree city of Amsterdam. This 4 day package lets you get up close & personal with this cultural, café-filled & canal-lined city. Hop on a bicycle & roll around the city like a local or float past skinny houses & buzzing cafes on a canal cruise - great ways to see Amsterdam from a different angle! Gobble down a Christmas feast with all the trimmings & wash it down with some Dutch beer. Clogs, cheese & tulips....what better way to celebrate the holidays!
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Itinerary + Backstage Pass & ME Time Optionals
ME Time Optionals
ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Tour Manager in local currency.
Your Backstage Pass gives you incredible exclusive experiences you’ll only get with Contiki. From food to accommodation to exclusive access to the best sights, your Backstage Pass gives you unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.
Meet up with your Contiki team as we make our way to Amsterdam to start your Christmas, Dutch-style. We’ll head across Belgium before hitting the cool & relaxed city of Amsterdam, where the fun really starts.
These canal lined streets are buzzing with little cafés, restaurants & filled with cyclists weaving their way along the cobbles. Enjoy an included dinner before heading out to explore Amsterdam by night. Known for its colourful Red Light District, you’ll take a walking tour of these famous streets to see what it’s all about, while learning about Amsterdam’s history.
Later, why not keep it moving with a fun night out. There are heaps of pumping clubs & pubs so ask your Tour Manager for some tips on where to head.
- Walking tour of the city by night, including the Red Light District
Roll like a local as you head out & explore in your own time today. Maybe park up at a café & sink your teeth into some succulent Dutch pastries or pancakes.
Shop on the busy Kalverstraat, get a culture fix at a gallery or try food from the world in the multi-cultural cafés & restaurants through the city or just people watch & soak up the pre-Christmas vibes in Dam Square.
There are so many places to go, from the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum & the ‘I Amsterdam’ sign to the Heineken Brewery. Take off with a map, jump on a tram & explore the streets. Tonight, grab yourself a bite at one of the many local restaurants & then get the Christmas spirit going with a drink at our favourite local nightspot.
Gelukkig Kerstfeest! Take it easy this morning & have a late start, before a delicious Christmas feast with all the trimmings.
As Amsterdam is quite compact, it’s perfect for exploring on two wheels if you’re feeling like something different after lunch. Go local & maybe hire a bike with some friends & make your way through Vondel Park, or simply weave your way through the city’s quaint streets.
Later, you could try some Dutch beer at a cute little café or restaurant before getting ready for your last night in Amsterdam. Tonight, get into the Christmas spirit with your travel buddies as we’ll give you the option to see the city from a different angle on a canal cruise.
Hotel Lunch, Breakfast
- Canal Cruise (1.5 hours) Euro 31.00
It’s time to say goodbye to the ‘Dam this morning as we make our way back to London, where your tour ends on arrival.
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