Tour operate of selected departure dates: 07 April - 29 September 2018
advertised price based on departures from : 07 April 2018 - 21 April 2018
Includes a 10% Discount
|R20,507 p.p. Land only|
Europe Summer Early Payment Offer - 10% off discount is only valid on trips 7 days or more departing March 2018 to April 2019 .Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Europe SummerEPD 1 2018 applies to new bookings only, made between 27 September 2017 & 29 January 2018. A non-refundable deposit of R1000 per person, per trip is required within 7 days of booking (per standard deposit terms) and full payment is due on or before 29 January 2018. Europe SummerEPD 1 2018 offer may be combined with regular brochure discounts if applicable but cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Discount applies to the land portion of the trip only. Offer not valid on special departures and interest groups, selected cruises, festivals and short breaks, and pre and post accommodation. Early Payment discounts are subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at any time without prior notification. Contiki is exclusively for 18-35 yearolds. E&OE. Tours operate on selected departure dates from 07 April 2018 to 29 September 2018. Below price based on lead in for departures from 07 April to 21 April 2018
This country of tulips, windmills and bicycles stretches out over a predominantly flat landscape of land reclaimed from the sea. Sophisticated urban centres and sleepy rural towns are contained within the expansive vistas broken here and there by canals, castle walls and dikes. Europe's most densely populated region is located within an area of the Netherlands called the Randstad. This urban hub radiates in a circle from Amsterdam and includes The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht, as well as the smaller towns of Haarlem, Leiden and Delft. The metropolitan centres of the Netherlands buzz with the activity of seasonal festivals, cultural activities, vibrant art scenes and excellent pubs and restaurants.
The rich cultural heritage that flavours much of Dutch life can be traced back through the centuries. During the 1600s the Netherlands dominated the world both economically and culturally, with the Dutch East India Company establishing trading links with the East and West Indies and bringing back an abundance of merchandise and cultural influences. The Golden Age reached its zenith in the artworks of the Dutch Masters - Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Vermeer. Today, their paintings hang from the walls of the country's numerous world-class museums and galleries.
Most people travelling to the Netherlands head for the unique experience of its capital city, Amsterdam. The other parts are largely unaffected by tourism, particularly the areas outside the Randstad. The southern parts of the country are transformed by undulating landscapes of shifting sands and heath moors, best experienced within the Hoge Veluwe National Park. Further south, tucked between the German and Belgian borders, lies the historical city of Maastricht.
Since the collapse of Napoleon's empire in 1814, the Netherlands has taken a neutral stance throughout most of the world's conflicts, including the First World War in which it took no part. In spite of this independent stance it still suffered severely in World War II during the Nazi invasion of 1940. Its neutral political position, combined with its tradition of liberalism and tolerance, has made the Netherlands the logical choice for the establishment of the International Court of Justice, which is situated in The Hague.