Rotterdam to Utrecht

Delft street light
Den Haag
© John Robson
© John Robson
© John Robson
© John Robson
© John Robson
Rotterdam at night
Spooerwegmuseum, Utrecht - © Bob Cable

Holiday Highlights

  • Eurostar and Intercity travel to and from Utrecht
  • Explore Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Delft
  • Standard class rail pass for unlimited travel
  • Based in Utrecht hotel, ideally situated for wider sightseeing
  • 6 Days from £840

Series 5, Episode 6 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Michael Portillo explores Holland in this episode, a compact country that allows you to stay in one city, Utrecht, and use it as a base from which to conduct sightseeing tours around Utrecht itself as well as visits to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Delft , using a rail pass that allows unlimited travel.


Day 1 – To Utrecht

Morning Eurostar from London St Pancras to Brussels, followed by InterCity train to Utrecht. We have based this tour in Utrecht for 5 nights as there are no great distances to travel.

Day 2 – Railway Museum and Free Time.

Spend the day sightseeing in Utrecht with the option of visiting the Railway Museum housed in the former Maliebaan Station. The old town is circled by canals and boat trips are available.

Day 3 – To Amsterdam

We provide a standard class rail pass which will allow you to travel today to Amsterdam at no extra cost. We also include a transport pass as the tram network is the best way of getting around the city. Return to Utrecht.

Day 4 – Rotterdam

Using the rail pass again take a day trip to Rotterdam. The city was virtually flattened in World War II but has been rebuilt. The world’s largest container port, Europort, now stretches for a distance of 25 miles from the city to the sea. From Rotterdam there is an excursion by water bus to Kinderdijk, a collection of 19 restored and working windmills designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 5 – Den Haag and Delft

Today’s excursion takes in Delft, home of the famous blue and white porcelain, and Den Haag which is the seat of the Dutch parliament and home to the Royal family.

Day 6 – Back to London

Return to London via Brussels and Eurostar.

Selected Hotels

Hotel Apollo, Utrecht

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Eurostar to and from Brussels
  • Standard class rail pass
  • Public transport pass for Amsterdam
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis

Price per person

From £840 per person sharing

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