Previously we have been on 2 RS tours - Best of Europe 14 days and Best of England 14 days. We loved both of them. We are in our early 70's and appreciate the structure/free time mix that RS tours offers plus the educational component. Realistically because of our circumstances, we know that multiple return trips are not an option. We are now deliberating between these 2 options for 2019 and would welcome any and all advice from tour alums.
1 - We take the Heart of Belgium & Holland tour in April to enjoy Keukenhof flowers. We are especially looking forward to the time in Amsterdam on this tour and viewing magnificent art but are a little concerned that perhaps the overall tour does not offer enough variety. Ghent, Bruges, and Delft all appear to be beautiful and worth a visit, but they seem to share a common atmosphere/vibe. It would be wonderful to simply enjoy these towns, but with limited opportunities to return to Europe, is this where we should spend our time?
2 We take the Munich, Salzburg, & Vienna tour in the summer and then spend a few days in Amsterdam on our own before returning home. We are also huge music fans and obviously the scenery on this tour is beautiful. This tour does have some overlap with earlier travels. Combining both of these experiences takes our overall tour to the max in terms of how long we can be away from home and the thought of doing Amsterdam "on our own" is both exciting and intimidating.
We know this request is specific and random but we will appreciate your input as we make a final decision. Thanks!