Follow Vincent's footsteps

Van Gogh Grand Tour

Amsterdam | Otterlo | Nieuw-Amsterdam | ´s-Hertogenbosch | Nuenen | Zundert | Etten-Leur | Mons | Paris | Auvers-sur-Oise | Saint-Rémy-de-Provence | Arles

Day 1

  • Arrival in Amsterdam
  • Guided city tour or a trip on a canal boat
  • Visit the collection and the current exhibition of the Van Gogh Museum
  • Evening programme in Amsterdam and overnight stay

Day 2

  • Excursion to Otterlo
  • Guided visit to the collection and current exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum including the sculpture garden
  • On the way back to Amsterdam stopover in Drenthe. Guided visit to the Van Gogh Huis in Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Coffee break in the Van Gogh Huis restaurant
  • Optional evening concert in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and overnight stay in Amsterdam

Day 3

  • In the morning, passage to Nuenen, the Van Gogh open-air museum. Guided city tour retracing the footsteps of Van Gogh including a visit to the Vincentre
  • Lunch in Nuenen
  • On to Zundert. Guided visit to the place of birth of Van Gogh. Short break in the Brasserie Auberge Van Gogh
  • Passage to Etten-Leur where Van Gogh lived at his parents´ house. Visit to the Van Gogh Church
  • Return to ´s-Hertogenbosch.
  • Evening programme and overnight stay in ´s-Hertogenbosch

Day 4

  • In the morning guided visit to Het Noordbrabants Museum in ´s-Hertogenbosch
  • Transfer to Mons
  • Guided tour by bus retracing the footsteps of Van Gogh through Mons and the Borinage including a visit of House Cuesmes and House Wasmes/Mine de Marcasse, where Van Gogh lived and worked
  • On the way back stopover at Grand-Hornu and the MAC´s close to Mons. Guided visit of the historic industrial complex.
  • Evening programme and overnight stay in Mons

Day 5

  • Transfer to Paris
  • Guided tour retracing the footsteps of Van Gogh in the heart of Montmartre ending with a lunch at “La Bonne Franquette” where Van Gogh was a frequent guest
  • In the afternoon, guided visit to the Musée d´Orsay
  • Free time for excursions and visits
  • Evening programme in Paris and overnight stay

Day 6

  • Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Guided city tour of the Van Gogh sites like the Auberge Ravoux, house of Dr. Gachet and the grave of Van Gogh incl. Absinth tasting at Absinthe Museum
  • Boat tour: Auvers-sur-Oise-Pontoise-Auvers-sur-Oise (1.5 h)
  • Return to Paris
  • Option: concert or opera in one of the famous locations
  • Overnight stay in Paris

Day 7

  • Departure by train (TGV) from Paris to Avignon
  • Transfer by bus to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
  • Lunch in a provençal-style restaurant
  • Guided Van Gogh tour through Saint-Rémy including a visit of the Musée Estrine and Saint Paul de Mausole
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Saint-Rémy-de- Provence

Day 8

  • Passage to Arles with a visit to the Carrières de Lumières in les Baux-de-Provence
  • Guided city tour retracing the footsteps of Van Gogh through Arles
  • Visit to the Fondation Vincent van Gogh in Arles
  • Transfer to Marseille
  • Evening programme and dinner in Marseille

Day 9

  • Guided tour in Marseille including a visit to the MUCem 
  • Departure