Welcome to Luxembourg
Consistently ranked among the world's top-three nations in both wealth and wine consumption, life in little Luxembourg seems good. But all the lax taxation and bank headquarters conceal an absolutely charming slice of northern Europe. The capital has a fairy-tale quality to its Unesco-listed historic core, memorably perched along a dramatic cliff top. Beyond, you’ll rapidly find yourself in rolling part-forested... Read More
Top experiences in Luxembourg
Luxembourg Day Trip from Brussels
Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Brussels, meet your guide and board your comfortable coach to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a landlocked country which dates back to the Roman Era. Follow your guide on a sightseeing tour through the city and admire top attractions such as the 17th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Royal Palace of the Grand Duke and the bustling Place d’Armes (Armes Square), where you can watch the hustle and bustle of daily life unfold as it has done for thousands of years. Head to the modern side of the city — which forms part of the European Union — and the plateau of Kirchberg, where important government buildings such as the European Court of Justice and the Secretariat of the European Parliament can be found. After lunch (own expense), continue on to the historic Old Town and enjoy a little free time to explore at your own leisure. At the end of your 2-country day trip, journey back through the picturesque rolling hills of the Ardennes and stop in the picturesque town of Dinant to marvel at its 13th century Gothic cathedral and 19th century citadel. You will reach central Brussels by mid-evening. Please note: any entrance fees are at your own expense.
Private Tour: Luxembourg and Bastogne Day Trip
Start your day trip with a pickup from your central Brussels hotel or alternatively, meet your private guide in the center of town. Hop inside your luxury minivan and relax on the journey south to Luxembourg, the small, land-locked country that lies two hours away. As you travel, chat with your guide about Luxembourg and the sights that you want to see and even watch a short film about the country. The itinerary, as described below, is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences.The capital of the country is also called Luxembourg, and it’s the first stop on your tour. With your private guide, stroll around the upper part of the city and admire its stately architecture and medley of sights. Check out the hustle and bustle of Place des Armes where restaurants spill out onto the square, and stop for photos at monuments such as Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) with its smart Flemish-Renaissance façade.Continue through the lower city, ogling views over the plateau of Kirchberg, and stop by the Abbey of Neumünster to see the fortifications of the historical center. Pass alongside the banks of the River Alzette to gaze at the upper city sights, and have your camera ready to capture pictures of Wenceslas Wall, the city’s prominent 15th-century fortification that was built to protect the city.Head to the area around Bock in the city’s UNESCO-listed historical center to enjoy lunch (own expense), and then enjoy some time to explore at leisure. Wander around and soak up the sights, or perhaps shop for souvenirs to take home.Meet back up with your guide in the late afternoon, and then travel back to Brussels via the Belgian town of Bastogne. Stop to pay your respects at Mardasson Memorial and learn about the fallen American soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. Taking place toward the end of the war, the battle was a German campaign that caught the Allied troops off guard and resulted in massive casualties.Enjoy some free time in the city center, return to your luxury minivan, and then finish your day trip with a drop-off in town or at your hotel.
Private Tour: World War II Battle of the Bulge Tour from Brussels
Your private tour of pivotal World War II sites begins with morning pickup from your central Brussels hotel. Your passionate and informative guide will share plenty of historical facts and anecdotes about the Battle of the Bulge and can customize your itinerary to suit your particular interests. Travel by luxury private vehicle to Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, where almost 8,000 soldiers are laid to rest. The rows of solemn grave markers are a staggering sight. Your next stop is a memorial between Bullingen and Butgenbach that is dedicated to the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division -- the oldest division of the US Army -- who fought valiantly against the German attack. The division is nicknamed The Big Red One because of the red numeral 1 on its shoulder patches. Continue on to the site of the Malmedy massacre, where 84 American prisoners of war were brutally slain by the SS. Over lunch (own expense) in the town of small Stavelot, feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have. After lunch, see an abandoned German Tiger II tank in La Gleize, a small village that took a pounding during the Battle of the Bulge.Next cross the border into Hamm in Luxembourg and visit the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. See where US General Patton and 5,076 American servicemen are laid to rest.From there, continue to Recogne German war cemetery, where almost 7,000 soldiers are buried. As you travel through Foy, keep your eyes open for some intact foxholes at the edge of the woods. Your next stop is one of the most moving sites of your journey, Mardasson Memorial near Bastogne. This massive memorial honors the memory of the almost 77,000 American soldiers killed or wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. If you wish to learn more about the Battle of the Bulge, explore the interactive displays at the Bastogne War Museum (own expense). In Bastogne, you will also see a preserved Sherman tank and monuments dedicated to two famous American generals -- General McAuliffe and General Patton.Leave Bastogne and drive through the scenic Meuse valley and along the highway back to Brussels. Your memorable 12-hour private tour of Battle of the Bulge historical sites concludes at your Brussels hotel around 8pm.
14-Day Taste of Europe Tour from Paris
Your 14-day tour is the perfect way to explore many of Europe's most iconic countries and its unique cities. After boarding your coach in Paris, enjoy France's champagne region of Reims, here you’ll see their historic cathedral, followed by highlights of Luxembourg – including the Place de Constitution and Pont Adolphe.As you head to Germany, your first stop is Trier to see the city’s impressive cathedral and the Karl Marx House Museum, then it’s on to Frankfurt to the charming Romerberg's Plaza. Next you’ll explore the city of Bonn, made famous for being the birthplace of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven, in Cologne, see the Gothic cathedral. In Amsterdam experience the Zaanse Schans open air museum followed by a visit to the Royal Palace, Dam Square and a diamond factory. Next off on your journey, you'll explore the unique city of Brussels and the City of Light — Paris, and all its breathtaking 'must-see' attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Le Louvre Museum, the opulent Palace of Versailles with free time for shopping.Start your second week (after transferring to our Green line tour) by exploring the picturesque city of Lucerne with its Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. Visit Milan, the fashion capital of Italy and see Cathedral Square and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, followed by Verona's famous landmarks such as the Roman Arena and Juliet's balcony. Then its on to Venice were you'll take a boat to San Marco Island and discover all its magical beauty alongside a visit to see a demonstration by Murano glassblowers. Visit Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica, in the eternal city of Rome explore all its historical landmarks such as the Coliseum, the Arch of Constantine and the Trevi Fountain. In Florence, enjoy its unique wonders such as the Piazza del Duomo, Campanile Tower and the Uffizi Galler. See Pisa's internationally recognized Leaning Tower, Cathedral and Baptistery. Enjoy the breathtaking views and experience the glamorous and charming streets of Monaco, Nice, and Cannes. Your tour ends with a relaxing and scenic journey through the French countryside en route to Paris. Join us for the 14-Day European Tour!Overnight: 3-star hotels (in the city or city nearby) Meals: Daily breakfastsNOTES: From mid-March to mid-May the tour will also visit Keukenhof Garden, a 32 hectare seasonal exhibition of beautifully coloured and scented displays of spring flowers - most notably millions of tulips. Changes effective 1 April 2016. The tour will no longer include a visit to Verona, you will have more free time in Milan for sightseeing, shopping or sampling the local Italian cuisine. After visiting the Coliseum in Rome, a new programme offers you the option to either visit the magnificent Basilique Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri near Piazza della Repubblica or do a bit of shopping at the Mitsukoshi Department store.
City Sightseeing Luxembourg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Board the open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus at any of the seven stops around Luxembourg. Sit back and relax as you travel through the city, enjoying panoramic views and educational commentary on board. Capture the city sights on the full 1-hour loop or hop off to explore independently by foot.Strut down Rue du Fossé, Montée de Clausen, Rue du Fort Thüengen, Rue du Kiem, Avenue de la Porte-Neuve and more to enjoy unparalleled shopping and dining and experience some of Luxembourg's most historic landmarks. Top Luxembourg attractions along the route include Gëlle Fra, Place Guillaume II, the Bock, Fort Thüngen, the National Museum of History and Art and the Mudam (Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art).City Sightseeing Luxembourg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops: Boulevard Franklin Delano RooseveltRue du FosséMontée de ClausenRue du Fort ThüengenRue du KiemAvenue de la Porte-NeuveLuxembourg Station
Prague Hidden Gems Walking Tour
Start your tour in the morning from Old Town Square with a brief introduction of the city's history over the past millennium. Next, you will explore several back streets and alleys located around the square. Your journey will bring you to Tyn Court where you will have the chance to glance at two beautiful churches, both high in importance for the royal family of Luxembourg. From there, the route will lead you to a square that once was the biggest square in the world: Charles Square. Listen to the many stories this landmark has to offer – from the beginning of Hussite wars by the first Prague defenestration to the bombing of Prague in 1945. Located on the other side of the Charles Square is Emmaus Monastery, one of the few places held in original and genuine gothic style. Learn how a part of the monastery was blown into pieces when a bomb was dropped on the monastery’s church.The last part of your tour will bring you to the old medieval fortress Vysehrad Castle, the seat of the first king of Bohemia. Enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Vltava river and the city center of Prague from here.