trotter travel

The following itinerary is an example of a possible route with various activities.
It can reorganized to fit your interests, budget and schedule. It can also be combined with any of the other programs on our website.

Days 1

Upon arrival in Venice's Marco Polo airport you will met and transferred by way of vaporetto to your downtown hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Experience the sights and sounds of this unique city on water, and walk through the narrow streets and lanes to marvel at the beauty of this incredible place.

Venice - 1° Overnight

Day 2

After breakfast take an optional walking tour of this elegant city. The tour will include a visit to the St. Mark's square that is surrounded by the Duomo, the Doges' Palace and wonderful outdoor cafes, shops and many pigeons. If not, explore this fabulous city on your own. No matter how many time you've seen it in movies or pictures, nothing can compare with the enchantment of seeing the Floating city in person.

Venice - 2° Overnight

Day 3

Full day is yours to fill however you wish - you can enjoy completely at your own pace, or take advanage of the many optional excursions offered throughout your stay. The historic centre is divided in six sestieri (quarters): San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Paolo, Santa Croce, Cannareggio and Castello. Cruise the Grand Canal (Venice's main street) and see the white-domed Santa Maria della Salute baroque church before heading to the Galleria dell'Accademia, considered the city's greatest art gallery. Several optional excursions will also be offered during your stay, including a gondola ride with dinner, a half day ecursion to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

Venice - 3° Overnight

Day 4

This morning fly to Bruxelles, the thriving capital, where your orientation features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and St. Michael Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter Grand’Place to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without touching the statue of Everard ‘t Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis.

Bruxelles - 4° Overnight

Day 5

Today we suggest you to vist the surrounding area of Bruxelles. Drive through the Belgian Ardennes to Flanders and arrive in Waterloo, where Napoleon was defeated and European history changed course. Your Lion Hamlet Pass gives you access to the Visitor’s Center, where the Lion Mound, the films, and the Panorama help you relive the famous Battle of Waterloo.

Then reach Lovanio, home of the oldest universities in Belgium, is famous for beer which is produced from the fourteenth century. In the evening come back to Bruxelles and overnight.

Bruxelles - 5° Overnight

Day 6

Today after your breakfast in hotel, drive north to Bruges, one of Western Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval towns. A canal cruise (weather permitting), during which you can try Belgian chocolate bonbons, will give you a first taste of this delightful town.

Visit the Madonna of Bruges by Michelangelo in the Church of Our Lady and the famous Market Square. Also enjoy a traditional Lace demostration, a reminder of Bruges’ history of cloth-making. Time for souvenir hunting and exploring on your own before overnight.

Bruges - 6° Overnight

Day 7

Today drive towards Rotterdam in Holland and pass along the largest port in Europe, with its shipyards, docks and silos. After lunch visit the city with Erasmus, futuristic steel bridge over the Maas River, the building of the KNP tilted designed by Renzo Piano, the Tower of Montevideo and the curious Cube Houses.

Rotterdam - 7° Overnight

Day 8

Arrive in the morning to Amsterdam where you can take a optional guided tour to know this beautiful capitol. Amsterdam, a city of great charm based on a hundred islands connected by over 600 bridges and crossed by innumerable channels which are reflected in the elegant buildings of the rich diamond merchants and the East India Company. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Amsterdam - 8° Overnight

Day 9

Today enjoy a Canal Cruise past gabled merchant houses, arched drawbridges reminiscent of the Golden Age, and the strikingly modern buildings of a young-at-heart city.

Next, visit the fabulous RIJKSMUSEUM with priceless paintings by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters. Then, time to explore Dam Square and the city center on your own, or to join a tour for a visit to a major Diamond Center to appreciate how a rough mineral is transformed into a sparkling jewel.

Amsterdam - 9° Overnight

Day 10

This morning, after your breakfast, let's go with a optional private guide to the discovery of the Van Gogh Museum and visit with audio guide in your lenguage the permanent collection with works by the Dutch painter best known as "The Potato Eaters", "Room at Arles by Vincent" and "Wheatfield with crows", as well as one of his "Sunflowers" and numerous self-portraits. After lunch the afternoon is at our disposal for an individual visit. Dinner in the evening.

Amsterdam - 10° Overnight

Day 11 - End of your Tour