Amsterdam-LU-Brussels

    Day 1

    Day 1 - Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Denver; Flight to Minneapolis; Flight to Amsterdam

    Go Ahead Travel

    AMSTERDAM, LUXEMBOURG & BRUSSELS

    Thomas Kreiseler

    Here we go again; we are off to the Low Countries of Northern Europe and France! Leaving Elephant Rock at 9:30 am, we wanted to...

    Day 2

    Day 2 - Sunday, April 14, 2013 - Overnight Flight to Amsterdam; Welcome Dinner

    After we had spent a few hours in the Delta Sky Lounge, our overnight Amsterdam flight was called and we made our way to the gate, G4. We were able to board at 6:40 pm and...

    Day 3

    Day 3 - Monday, April 15, 2013 - Morning tour of Amsterdam with Canal Cruise; Optional Keukenhof Gardens;

    After a good night's sleep, we were ready for our first tour day in Amsterdam. We were up at 7:00 and joined our group for breakfast - a typical European meal with...

    Day 4

    Day 4 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Day at Leisure in Amsterdam; Optional Tour of Aalsmeer Flower Market; Visit the Hague; Visit Delft; Optional Canal Dinner Cruise

    We had an early departure this morning at 8:30 for a day long optional excursion to the city of Delft. Gerald, our...

    Day 5

    Day 5 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - Travel by Bus to Maastricht, the birthplace of the EU; then Travel on to Luxembourg

    Today was a travel day - we went into Belgium and Luxembourg, two new countries for us!

    The wake up call was at 6:30 and our luggage...

    Day 6

    Day 6 - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - In the Morning a Guided Tour of Luxembourg City; Free Time in the Afternoon or Optional Tour of the Mountain Towns

    The weather is holding for us! There were blue skies today and the temperature was already 66° with the humidity...

    Day 7

    Day 7 - Friday, April 19, 2013 - North to Brussels; Pass Through Ardennes; Visit the Bastogne Historical Center; Memorial du Mardasson; Waterloo Battlefield

    The wake up call came at 6:30. Our bags were to be out in the hall at 7:00 giving us plenty of time to get ready...

    Day 8

    Day 8 - Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Tour of Brussels with European Union, Manneken Pis, and Grand Place; Time on Our Own in the Afternoon.

    Somehow the hotel’s automatic wake-up call system was not working but luckily we always set our own alarm clock – just in case…...

    Day 9

    Day 9 - Sunday, April 21, 2013 - Optional Full Day Excursion to Bruges

    What a beautiful day for an excursion to Bruges! The temperature was 45°and the humidity was 72%.

    The streets were very quiet this Sunday morning when we left the hotel at 8:36. All members of...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - Monday, April 22, 2013 - Train to Paris; Transfer to the Hotel; Optional Evening in Paris

    We had a very leisurely morning. Most of the group left at 6:00 to catch early flights back to the States. We had breakfast in the main dining room; much...

    Day 11

    EVALUATION

    Good Tour with a Wide Variety of Activities

    Thomas Kreiseler was a good Tour Director (TD) for the Go Ahead Tours (GAT) of Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Brussels that we participated in between April 13 to 21 and the Paris Post-Trip between April 22 to 25, 2013. Our group was...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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