- Amsterdam canal cruise
- Rotterdam university visit
- Euro Space centre
- Luxembourg tour
- Munich tour
- BMW factory
Arrive at Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands. You will proceed to Rotterdam, the hour long drive will take you through the cities and countryside until you reach the hotel. Check in and freshen up to head out for dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rotterdam
If not for cheese, wooden shoes and windmills, it is not Dutch!
Welcome the day with breakfast at your hotel as we depart for the picturesque little town of Volendam. Resting by the coast, the docks are littered with sail boats making for wonderful photographs at any time of the day. Here, we visit a cheese farm to see how it is made in the traditional Dutch way, aging hundreds of years. Next up is something equally old and cultural, a wooden shoe factory. Popularly known as a clog, these were worn for heavy laborious work as well as dance performances. Get to see the making of it and taking some back home, ranging from a size equal to that of a finger to the height of a human!
We then proceed to Madurodam, a miniature park featuring replicas of famous Dutch landmarks and cities; tower over it to see a functioning city within a limited space. This is followed by lunch at a local restaurant to break into the next session post noon.
Next proceed to Amsterdam and experience the cruise on the canal. Greet farms on either side of your journey as you halt for a photo stop at a windmill. Alight to have yourself clicked next to Holland’s iconic windmills before heading back to Rotterdam
Overnight in Rotterdam
A visit to one of Europe’s best universities and one leap, you are in Belgium
Get up and treat yourself to breakfast before checking out. Proceed then to the Rotterdam University where you will get to tour the campus and peruse through the numerous courses they offer. Known for its economic and social courses, it attracts talented students from across the world seeking to pursue medicine and cultural studies besides management programmes at the Rotterdam School of Management.
Have lunch and head on a drive that will take you to not only another city, but another country altogether. Welcome to Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Check in to a hotel and then set out for an orientation tour of the city.
Overnight in Brussels
Let’s take the day off and be an astronaut
Gobble up your breakfast and check out because it is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life. Head to the Euro Space Centre in the city of Transinne, just over 90 minutes away from the capital.
Prepare to embark on an extra terrestrial journey as we begin with a tour of ‘A Space Odyssey’ to discover the universe and the world of rockets. This is followed by a set of activities that the astronauts go through to familiarize their bodies with the environment in space. Ever felt your body weigh a 6th of the actual weight? Here, you can on a moon walk experience designed to give you a very close experience of the actual walk! Next up is another simulator that will actually let you feel like you are inside a spaceship. The rotating chair and multi-axis chairs are two such simulators that reproduce the feeling of disorientation that astronauts experience. Last activity of the day is one where you get your hands dirty and make micro rockets. See textbook concepts come alive as you learn the basics of how a rocket works and take your first step into the world of rocket science!
After a momentous day, prepare to bid goodbye to this lovely country as we embark on a drive to a neighbor, Luxembourg! Welcome this little nation of half a million people and check into the hotel.
Overnight in Luxembourg
A mini country with lots to see before Germany beckons
Post breakfast, check out of the hotel and head out to explore this small city country on your orientation tour of the city. See the Bock, a fortified castle in the city’s historical district, view the residence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, the Grand Ducal Palace in the heart of the city. Next is a 17th century masterpiece whose name will resound with those traveling to Paris, the Notre Dame cathedral. It is known for its gothic and renaissance architecture.
We proceed to lunch before driving to yet another neighbor, Germany. A stone’s throw away is the historic city of Munich, having served as an important location for many regimes for several centuries. We greet the city with a guided tour featuring landmarks such as the Nymphenberg Palace, which served as the summer residence for the former rulers of Bavaria. Not very far is the palace of these rulers, the Munich Residenz, the largest palace of Germany. With its 10 courtyards and 130 rooms, it must have certainly tested the walking ability of its guests. The tour continues to the Deutsches Museum, the world’s largest museum of science and technology with over 28000 exhibits attracting a million tourists every year. Pack up the day with dinner at a restaurant.
Overnight in Munich
Three letters that make you want to be rich, BMW!
Begin with breakfast as you eagerly await the icon of Bavaria, BMW. No, you will not be gifted one however you will get to see how these beauties are made. BMW Welt, the company’s home plant lies adjacent to its headquarters. You will be taken around the museum housing models since the inception of the company to those which the future generations might drive; this will be followed by a tour of the factory where you will see in production the very cars which you aspire to own someday. As a haven for technology, this factory is testimony to the advancements Germany is credited with and known for; the transformation of a sheet of metal into a dream-inducing machine will leave visitors with one of the best memories of this country.
As we break for lunch with the images of BMW, the city centre of Munich awaits us. You have the evening at your leisure to shop and explore before dinner beckons.
Overnight in Munich
Bye bye Europe
Wake up to the last breakfast of your country hopping journey and head to the airport with moments that are certain to bring you back someday.
» Please note that the itinerary is tentative and all inclusions are subject to availability at the time of booking
» All workshops and factory visits are subject to being operated and availability
» Meals will be provided as applicable in all the tours