Amsterdam & Norway with the Little French Bakery

June 21, 2018 to July 1, 2018

Join Susan Holding for two nights in beautiful Amsterdam before exploring Norway on a seven night cruise. This mesmerizing journey takes you into Norway and its breathtaking fjords. Traveling abroad Holland America’s ms Koningsdam, you’ll visit Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, and Flam, Norway. You’ll also enjoy scenic cruising on the Sognefjord before returning to Amsterdam. Join The Little French Bakery on this amazing adventure!

 

Motor coach transportation is included from various pick up points to Chicago O’Hare airport for the overnight flight to Amsterdam.

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you’ll be transferred to the Kimpton De Witt hotel.

Hotel: Kimpton De Witt Hotel (or similar)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing on a full day tour the Dutch countryside. First stop is Zaanse Schans, a pretty town on the Zaan River and a popular destination due to its well-preserved windmills, some dating back to the 17th century. See evocations of traditional Dutch life at the historical shipyard, as well as iconic Holland windmills. The houses in the Zaan area are built in wood and painted in bright green and white, which gives the village a very picturesque character. We then continue to Volendam, which is a popular sea side town in the Netherlands, well-known for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing still worn by some residents.

This evening we will dine at one of Amsterdam’s finest restaurants. The Restaurant De Silveren Spiegel is an enchanting 17th century restaurant. This beautiful restaurant is in the heart of Amsterdam and is known for its fine Dutch kitchen and for its rich culinary history.

Hotel: Kimpton De Witt Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a morning canal cruise. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” before departing to board the ms Koningsdam. Later, bid tot ziens (farewell) to Holland and set sail for Norway.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Today enjoy a day at sea sailing from Amsterdam toward Oslo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy cruising on the Oslo Fjord into Oslo. Spend the day in this beautiful city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day exploring Kristiansand.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the day in delightful Stavanger.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day in Flam. You will transfer from the ship by tender.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Scenic cruising today on the Sognefjord.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning and then a transfer to the Amsterdam Airport and your flight home to Chicago. Upon arrival in Chicago, your motor coach will be waiting to return you to your original point of pick up.

Meal: Breakfast


  • Join Susan Holding in Amsterdam and on Holland America’s ms Koningsdam

Air-Inclusive Package

  • Group motorcoach transfer from select pick-up points to and from Chicago O’Hare on group dates
  • Round-trip flights from Chicago O’Hare to Amsterdam
  • Motorcoach transfers between the airport, and hotel when purchasing the air inclusive trip

Highlights in Amsterdam

  • Hotel accommodations in Amsterdam for two nights at the centrally located 4-star Kimpton De Witt Hotel
  • Culinary experience dining at the 17th century Restaurant De Silveren Spiegel
  • Full-day sightseeing tour to the windmill town of Zaanse Schans and the beautiful coastal town of Volendam
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Breakfast daily at the Kimpton De Witt

Cruise Highlights

  • Deluxe seven-night cruise aboard the ms Koningsdam
  • Entertainment as provided on the ms Koningsdam
  • Cruise Itinerary to include:
    • Cruise the Oslo Fjord
    • Oslo, Norway
    • Kristiansand, Norway
    • Stavanger, Norway
    • Flam, Norway
    • Scenic cruising on the Sognefjord
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and room service on board ship, some specialty restaurants may be additional
  • Experienced Tour Manager from Fox World Travel to accompany the group*

Not included: Meals, unless noted; medical services; airline imposed baggage fees; airport gratuities to baggage handlers, gratuities to motorcoach drivers; or any other items of a personal nature. Holland American onboard gratuities. A valid passport is required. Travel insurance protection is not included.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

*A minimum number of passengers are required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany this group. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.

Amsterdam and 7-Night Cruise

Inside

Based on double occupancy

Oceanview

Based on double occupancy

Verandah

Based on double occupancy

Vista Suite

Based on double occupancy

Package with Air from Chicago O’Hare

Inside

Based on double occupancy

Oceanview

Based on double occupancy

Verandah

Based on double occupancy

Vista Suite

Based on double occupancy
*Above pricing is per person based on double occupancy in your choice of cabin category and subject to availability. All taxes and fees of $388.73 are INCLUDED and subject to change. Air is pending. Fox World Travel has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations. Single pricing available upon request. Triple accommodations not available.
Initial Deposit: $600.00 per person
Final Payment Date: March 21, 2018

Outbound Flight

Depart on June 21, 2018 from Chicago O’Hare on KLM 612 at 4:15 p.m. and arrive in Amsterdam at 7:00 a.m. +1 (June 22)

Return Flight

Return on July 1, 2018 from Amsterdam Schiphol on KLM 611 at 12:40 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 2:10 p.m.

Please note: Flight schedules are subject to change and Fox World Travel has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • Date of Booking to March 21, 2018: Deposit amount $600.00 per person
  • March 22 to April 18, 2018: 50% of trip cost + applicable airline fees
  • April 19 to May 21, 2018: 75% of trip cost + applicable airline fees
  • May 22, 2018 to departure: No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once issued.

A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

 

The road to the Little French Bakery has taken many turns.

I’m an RN, BSN, MBA who followed a dream, went to Paris, and earned the Diplome to Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu. The courses spanned over two years. I loved my experience at Le Cordon Bleu. It was hard, tiring and very rewarding. Every time I’m back in Paris, I visit the school. I really wish I could have met Julia Child. She made such an impact on cooking and cuisine in the U.S.

I love to travel. Whether it’s a few hours away to Door County, or across the globe, I’m ready for an adventure. Our trips always include a taste of the local foods. We love spice!  I hope you’ll join me as we explore the world.

Susan also teaches pastry classes at her kitchen, The Little French Bakery, which has been featured in radio, TV, Madison Magazine,  BRAVA Magazine, Wisconsin Trails Magazine, Isthmus Newspaper and Spoonful Magazine.