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Modern Architecture Tour in London & Benelux

Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 15 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands

Have an outstanding time exploring three famous European capitals! Discover the best modern architecture sites with a complete 9-day private tour to London, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Tour brought to you in collaboration with George Smart, founder of USModernist®.

Modern Architecture Tour in London & Benelux

9 days3 cities
United KingdomBelgiumNetherlands3 countries
Private tour to United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands
From
$4,486
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 15 Reviews

Have an outstanding time exploring three famous European capitals! Discover the best modern architecture sites with a complete 9-day private tour to London, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Tour brought to you in collaboration with George Smart, founder of USModernist®.

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London

first destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to London
Free day
Free day
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
London Modern Architecture Walking Tour
City tour
City tour

London walking tour is perfect for exploring London’s architectural wonders and getting the inside story on some of London’s most iconic developments. For your comfort we have booked a 3-day pass for the London tube, so you can experience a famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.

You start your tour with a walk along the Aldgate East and see fascinating Aldgate Tower. Continue to Heron Tower, Moore House, One Coleman Street, and the performing arts center in the Barbican Estate. Pass by Five Aldermanbury Square, walk along One Hundred Wood and Queen Victoria streets, admire at St Paul’s Cathedral and visit One New Change shopping center.

Then you walk through Millennium Bridge to South Bank where you proceed to the Tate Modern art gallery 
and catch a great view of London's skyline from the 10th floor of this building.

Following a lunch break, you explore the Borough Market and proceed to the Shard. The Shard, an iconic tower redefining London's skyline, is already an international symbol of the capital. During your visit, you explore the building and get on top of the skyscraper.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Exploring Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
City tour
City tour

Today following breakfast you meet your guide and travel to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which was built specifically for 2012 Olympic games. To reach the park you take advantage of your London Pass.

Upon arrival, you have a guided walking tour around the park's attractions and pay inside visits to the London Aquatics Centre and the Lee Valley VeloPark. You also explore the London Stadium, the Copper Box Arena, the Timber Lodge Cafe, the Here East, and the Arcelor Mittal Orbit from the outside.

After the tour your guide escorts you back to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Tour of London’s Business District & Departure to Brussels
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel, meet your guide and start a tour dedicated to the modern architecture of the Business District. 

The Gherkin, the Willis Building, Minster Court, Lloyds Building, Natwest Tower and the City Hall are on your today's list.

We then invite you to the Walkie-Talkie building to visit the SkyGarden - the capital's "highest public garden" located on the 35th floor. The observation deck offers fantastic views across London.

After the tour you return back to the hotel, pick up your luggage and have a transfer to the train station with your private driver. 

Breakfast is included.

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Ibis London City Hotel, London
3

Enjoy staying right in the bustling quirky side of London - Shoreditch. Your room at the ibis London City Hotel will feature a working area, air-cooling system, wireless internet, ensuite bathroom, as well as a coffee/tea maker.

Welcome to London

London is among the most visited cities on the planet, attracting tourists with its fine cuisine, historic treasures, and unique culture.

train
London
Brussels
2 hrs 10 min

Enjoy the picturesque route from London to Brussels while onboard a comfortable train with enough legroom, compartments for your belonging, power sockets and other amenities. 

Brussels

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Brussels Modern Architecture & Tour of the Atomium
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Today following breakfast you meet your guide-driver and start a modern architecture tour of the city.

You drive through the European Quarters and see the European Parliament, European Council, and the European Commission.

You proceed to the unusual building of Solvay Business School of Economics & Management. On this day you also get to see the UN Studio Brussels and the Square Brussels Events Centre buildings from the outside.

Your last destination for today is the legendary icon of Brussels and Belgium - the Atomium. The iron crystal magnified 165 billion times was originally designed for Expo 58 and are now a museum.

After the tour of Atomium, you return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Transfer & Architecture of Antwerp and Rotterdam
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel, meet your guide-driver and drive to Antwerp to explore its law courts.

The soaring structure designed by Richard Rogers is both a gateway to the city and a link across the motorway between the city center and the Schelde River. After exploring the law courts from outside and break for lunch, you proceed to Rotterdam - home to the largest port in Europe. Here you see the famous Markt Hall, enjoy inside visit one of the Cube Houses and drive through the Kop van Zuid (Southbank) to see its impressive towers.

After all, you are driven to Amsterdam, check in to your hotel and have a good rest.

Breakfast is included.

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9 Hotel Central, Brussels
4
Discover what it's like to live in a historic Belgian townhouse during your stay at this remarkable 4-star hotel. Your accommodation is settled in the heart of Brussels, making its most famous attractions only a few minutes away.
Welcome to Brussels

The capital of Belgium and the European Union, Brussels, is a perfect blend of the old and the new, offering travelers much to discover.

car
Brussels
Amsterdam
2 hrs 10 min

Without a doubt, taking a car is one of the best ways to marvel at the beauty of nature. Enjoy your comfortable ride and the breathtaking landscapes passing by outside the car window.

Amsterdam

third destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Amsterdam Architecture Tour & Canal Cruise
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast, in the hotel, you meet your guide-driver in the hotel lobby and start a tour around architectural gems of the city.

You first travel to Amsterdam artificial islands which are one of the most futuristic private housing buildings in the world. These impressive structures help the Netherlands' capital to solve its housing crunch. 

You continue your trip and see the world trade center, Stedelijk Museum, Nemo Museum and ARCAM (Amsterdam Centre for Architecture). As a highlight of your tour, you enjoy a canal cruise to see the city from a different perspective.

Following the cruise, you visit the Eye Film Institute building designed by Delugan Meissl.

After the tour, you walk to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Hague Modern Architecture Landmarks
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you walk to the station for a short train trip to The Hague, the city of the Royal Court.

Upon arrival, you meet your local guide and start a walking sightseeing tour of the famous modern architectural landmarks.

Your guide shows you de Resident, de Haagse Bluf, de Baljurk, and the city hall. You also pass by Souterrain - a tram tunnel, and Strijkijzer - a residential and office skyscraper.

After the tour, you get back to Amsterdam. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city or to have a good rest.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour to London, Brussels, and Amsterdam! After breakfast and check-out, your driver transfers you to the airport for your departure back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Room Mate Aitana, Amsterdam
4
Stay at design hotel built on an island and enjoy a comfortable stay at the modernly decored room. Your room will include, Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, a safe, mini-bar, working station, hot beverage facilities, as well as a spacious queen size bed.
Welcome to Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is one of the most-visited cities in entire Europe. The reason for its popularity lies in its indescribable atmosphere, beautiful architecture, hundreds of kilometers of romantic canals.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in London, Brussels & Amsterdam;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • 3-day pass for London tube;
  • Regular class seat Eurostar train London - Brussels;
  • Regular class return train Amsterdam - Hague;
  • Entrance tickets to the View from The Shard, Aquatic Stadium, the velodrome in Olympic Park, the Atomium, and the Cube House;
  • Canal ride on a public boat in Amsterdam;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • London Modern Architecture Walking Tour
  • Exploring Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • Tour of London’s Business District
  • Brussels Modern Architecture & Tour of the Atomium
  • Amsterdam Architecture Tour & Canal Cruise
  • Hague Modern Architecture Landmarks

What To Know

  • Many of the tours will require a lot of walking, make sure to pack comfortable shoes
  • It rains a lot in the UK throughout the year, so it is worth bringing a water-resistant jacket and an umbrella
  • Currency in the UK is British Pound, also known as Pound Sterling. Most of the places accept credit/debit card payments, and there are plenty of ATMs available. Although, to avoid any local currency exchange fees we suggest withdrawing some cash prior to the trip
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