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Day Trips from Amsterdam

Amsterdam has emerged as one of the most popular European tourist destinations. Each year more than four million visitors from across the world come to explore the unique attractions of this picturesque city. Enjoying the sights and sounds of Amsterdam and Holland is made easy and convenient by Amsterdam City Tours, a well-known provider of guided sightseeing excursions and tours for individuals, groups, schools, and corporates. The day trips from Amsterdam cover a number of beautiful, historical and popular places worth visiting. Also, as the tours from Amsterdam are led by local experts who know these destinations like the back of their hand and are familiar with all the best places of interest, you are assured a memorable experience.

Enjoy some of the best attractions in and around Amsterdam

There is so much to see and experience in Amsterdam and its neighbouring tourist destinations that you will have to devote sufficient time to each. This is why Amsterdam City Tours offers a number of exclusive day trips, so you can enjoy the destinations at leisure. Overall city tours covering the best attractions are also offered for those who are pressed for time, and want a quick yet exciting tour that gives them a great first-introduction to this beautiful city. The Amsterdam day trips include some of the most popular destinations like Volendam and Marken, Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague, the surrounding regions of Brussels and Antwerp, as well as some landmark attractions like Aalsmeer and Alkmaar. Here’s a closer look at these fabulous locations of interest – they will certainly motivate you to plan an Amsterdam day trip for your next holidays!

Villages of Volendam & Marken

The fishing village of Volendam is a stark contrast to the modern ambience of Amsterdam. But its old world charm is its USP, it is what draws a large tourist crowd. Amsterdam day trips to Volendam will see you admiring the traditional Dutch costumes worn by villagers, and the old fishing boats will take you back in time. The pointed and high bonnets worn by the womenfolk are often seen on tourist postcards. The village of Marken looks like it has stepped out of a book. Be amazed at the famous old wooden houses of the village amidst the lush landscape. This day trip from Amsterdam City Tours also includes a stop at one among the region’s very few cheese farms, where you can get a glimpse into the traditional process of making this yummy dairy product. You can also opt for a combination tour, which includes these two charming villages and the city of Amsterdam.

Grand Holland Tour (Rotterdam, The Hague & Delft )

Grand Holland day trips from Amsterdam target three landmark destinations – Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague. This tour is designed to cover the best of what these locations have to offer, and is undoubtedly a day well-spent. Visit the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the biggest in the world, and marvel at the plethora of beautiful flower species being sold (it is estimated that more than twenty million flowers are traded every day, with business being especially robust during Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day!). Continue on to Rotterdam, one of Europe’s most multi-cultural and effervescent cities. After being almost razed to the ground during WWII, today it is a modern and thriving destination with a stunning riverside setting, the famous harbour which serves as Europe’s most prominent gateway, and some landmark buildings, such as the 138m De Zwaan/The Swan and the 186m architectural marvel that is the Euromast.

Admire the city of Delft, which has a distinct Dutch air to it with canals and greenery, and get an insight into the cultural significance that pottery holds with a visit to the Delft Blue Pottery Factory. Here, you can learn about ceramic techniques and how they made their way from China to Europe. The Hague is the next stop on the tour. It is the Dutch government’s seat, home of Queen Beatrix and houses over 100 international organizations.

Antwerp & Brussels

Excursions from Amsterdam to Antwerp and Brussels are popular, giving tourists an opportunity to experience two of Belgium’s most prominent cities. As part of your itinerary, you will first kick-start your journey with Antwerp, where stops at the central market square and the Cathedral of our Lady will have you admiring the rich local art and culture. At Brussels, you will be wowed by the fantastic buildings and architectural work you probably would have seen only on Discovery or other lifestyle channels! The Atomium, Royal Palace, the Manneken Pis, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the European Commission building, a visit to a local lace factory to get a glimpse into the traditional craft of lace-making, and time to shop and sample some world-famous Belgian chocolate…..all this is part of your exciting and wholesome itinerary!

Amsterdam City Tours offers you amazing day trips at affordable prices. You know you are getting your money’s worth when you turn to this tour provider to book day trips from Amsterdam.

Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a famous and very interesting city, despite the controversy concerning its safety. First of all, the beaches are one of the top attractions in Brazil. There are many beaches in Rio de Janeiro among which, Arpoador, Copacabana and Ipanema are the most famous.There you will find shopping opportunities, bars and restaurants, while on the beach, swimming, water sports and sunbathing are all popular pastimes. Copacabana is the busiest beach while Leblon Beach is a favourite with families.

Paço Imperial is a colonial palace dates back to the mid-18th century. It was designed to be the headquarters for the captains of Brazil’s army during Portuguese rule and did not become a palace until King Joao VI ascended to the throne. The Paço Imperial was home to Dom Pedro I and II, but once the monarchy was overthrown, it was demoted to the city’s main post office. The building was restored in 1980, when it was turned into a concert hall, and has since been maintained regularly and now stands proudly alongside a movie theatre, restaurant and coffee shop.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro


Pao de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) is the place where you can enjoy a panoramic view across Rio de Janeiro and beyond. The most striking element is the green peak which sticks out over the city. Arriving in time for sunset will allow for a romantic time while you enjoy the splendid views.

Moreover, Jardim Botanico (Botanical Gardens) is between Christ the Redeemer and Leblon Beach. The gardens were first planted at the beginning of the 19th century by Prince Regent Dom Joao and have developed into some of the most beautiful gardens in the whole of Brazil. There are thousands of plants and floral attractions, as well as refreshments and cafés. Tourists will find that the best time to visit the Jardim Botanico is during the week, in order to avoid the weekend crowds.

Parque do Flamengo is a popular park with families, couples and locals alike. The Parque do Flamengo can be found close to Guanabara Bay and is home to abundant opportunities for sports or other leisure pursuits. There are cycle paths, hiking tracks, ball courts and playgrounds. It makes a good change from the beach and is the perfect chance to mix with the locals.

There are very many tours available at the moment in Rio de Janeiro, such as:
Rio by Day
Visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf in only one day! Visit the Christ Statue at Corcovado Mountain via cog train through the Tijuca rain forest and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside.
Duration : 10 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Corcovado Tour
Journey through the dense Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca to the Christ Redeemer Statue on Corcovado mountain.
Duration : 4.5 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Sugar Loaf Cable Car and City Tour
See the sights of down town Rio de Janeiro, ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf and enjoy the breathtaking views from one of the city’s highest viewpoints.
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Rio Jeep Tour
Feel the excitement riding on a Jeep entering the Tijuca Rain Forest to discover amazing views from the forest and many more!
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Rio de Janeiro Soccer Tour in Brazil
Get caught up in the excitement as you watch the best Brazilian soccer teams battle it out at the largest stadium in the world.
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : Thursday Saturday Sunday

Plataforma Night with dinner
Experience all the energy of Rio in a spectacular re-enactment of Carnival with live samba music, brilliant costumes and professional dancers!
Duration : 5 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Night Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Rio Historic
Experience the unusual walking tour visiting Rio de Janeiro’s historic buildings, cultures and more
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Guanabara Bay with Lunch
Appreciate Rio from the sea, its historical buildings and the forts that protected the Guanabara Bay.
Duration : 6 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily except Sunday

Angra dos Reis tour
Come and visit full day tour at Angra dos Reis where you will see spectacular views from their lovely nature. Also visit magnificent buildings from the colonial past and more.
Duration : 12 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : Wednesday

Tropical Islands
Visit the beautiful village in Buzios and take a walk through their cobbled streets, lunch at the typical Buzios restaurant and more !
Duration : 12 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : Friday

Guanabara Bay
Visit Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, the largest bay of the world.
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily except Sunday

Rio at night
Rio at night

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro

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