Bruges, Belgium

Tall gabled houses line the canals of Bruges, Belgium, and give the town a fairy-tale look. (Jean Christophe Benoist)

Insight Vacations is offering a moderately paced “Country Roads of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands” excursion that manages to pack in a number of stops as well as lots of free time to explore on your own.

Highlights of the 12-day motor coach tour include two nights in sophisticated Brussels and visits to the Chinese and Japanese pavilions; a journey to the site of the Battle of Waterloo; the city of Bruges, known for its lace and the preservation of its medieval heritage; an optional excursion to Ypres, where buglers sound the Last Post each evening in tribute to those who fell during World War I, a visit to the grave of Gen. George S. Patton; and the Hague. The tour concludes with three nights in Amsterdam, a canal cruise, a visit to the newly refurbished Rijksmuseum and an excursion to Edam.

Dates: Departures April 18 through Oct. 3.

Price: From $3,050 per person, double occupancy. Includes most meals, baggage handling, hotel and restaurant gratuities and airport transfers. International airfare not included.

Info: Insight Vacations, (888) 680-1241

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