From $699 per person / 3-night pre-extension
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Transfer to the charming Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert (or similar), in the heart of the old city. Take the rest of the day to relax or begin exploring Bruges a bit on your own.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Bruges, one of the oldest towns in Flanders, whose city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your city walk takes you to the Church of Our Lady, with its famous “Madonna and Child” sculpted by Michelangelo. Also see the Béguinage, a hidden courtyard inhabited by nuns—a UNESCO Site—and the town’s scenic network of canals and squares. After your tour, you have free time to get lunch in one of the many sidewalk cafés and explore the city’s cobbled streets and intricate canals—peek inside the churches, walk through the 14th-century Stadthuis (town hall), ascend the Belfry for 360° views, shop for handmade lace. A Viking concierge is available to help you plan your stay. (B)
You have a full free day in beautiful Bruges. Take a ride in a canal boat or horse-drawn carriage, or rent bicycles if you like. Visit the Folklore Museum, featuring reproductions of a schoolhouse, workshops and more, to experience what life was like in 17th-century Bruges. Walk along the canals and quays, where you see medieval merchant houses, guilds and charming bridges. Wherever you spend your day, be sure to try the delicious local cuisine—moules, frites and delectable chocolates and pastries. (B)
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to Amsterdam to begin your river cruise. (B)
The following meals are included each day:
B = Breakfast
*Airport meet & greet transfers included when air is purchased from Viking Cruises.
NOTE: Explore More pricing is based on extension hotel check-in date. Extension availability is limited and some restrictions apply with regard to departure date and cruise direction. Please call for details.