Is a Canadian Tour planned after the competition?

Following on the extremely well-received tour of the Loire Valley after the 2012 World Championships, we have again arranged for a private tour of the region. We will require a minimum of 20 people in order to proceed with this tour. We have a maximum of 44 passengers - which will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.

The tour itinerary (note changes to Day 1):

  • Day 1 – Monday August 12 – Amsterdam, Holland: After you check into your hotel and meet your tour director you will enjoy an excursion to A Museum with a Story. Visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel with your fellow travelers. (D)
  • Day 2 – Tuesday August 13 – Amsterdam – Brussels, Belgium: This morning admire the scenery on the way to Brussels. When you arrive enjoy a guided orientation that features the Rue Royale, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Palace, and Saint Michel Cathedral. Continue on foot and enter GRAND’PLACE to admire its baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall. You cannot leave Brussels without touching the statue of Everard ‘t Serclaes, a 14th-century hero, for good luck, and taking pictures of the tiny but world-famous statue of Manneken Pis. Tonight enjoy a lively dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
  • Day 3 – Wednesday August 14 – Brussels – Bruges - Amsterdam, Holland: This morning we leave Brussels and make our way towards Bruges for lunch, beer tasting and some time explore on your own. After lunch make your way back to Amsterdam to enjoy a canal cruise to see the town from water level, then watch the cutting and polishing of precious stones at a diamond center in Amsterdam. This evening a farewell dinner awaits you at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your vacation (B, D)
  • Day 4 – Thursday August 15 – Amsterdam: Your vacation ends today with breakfast in the morning and a transfer to the airport to board you scheduled homebound flight. (B)