Luxembourg Tours & Holidays
Luxembourg might be one of Europe’s tiniest nations but it’s big on beauty – both natural and architecturally designed.
Size isn’t everything and that statement’s certainly true when it comes to the small but mighty Luxembourg. Pretty hard to fault in every possible way, this fairytale-like country effortlessly blends the architectural romances of old-world Europe with the latest in urban conveniences. Follow your Intrepid leader past evergreen meadows and languidly flowing canals as you come to explore stately cliff-top castles and picturesque promenades on our Luxembourg tours and holidays. From digging into traditional food in trendy restaurants to wandering elegant town plazas, it turns out an epic adventure can be squeezed out of a land that’s less than 1,000 square miles.
Luxembourg at a glance
Letzebuergesch, German, French
(GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Type C (European 2-pin)
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Best time to visit Luxembourg
Top 5 castles
History and government
Luxembourg travel FAQs
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Bars and restaurants will often add a 15% service charge to the bill. If you believe the service you received was particularly good, feel free to throw in a few more Euros (this goes for hotel staff too). Higher-end restaurants will likely expect an additional 10% tip, as will taxi drivers.
There are only a few internet cafes in Luxembourg, but plenty of hotels and cafes have Wi-Fi (and it’s often free).
Toilets in Luxembourg are western-style and flushable.
Cappuccino in a café = 3 Euro
Beer at a bar = 4 Euro
Meal at an inexpensive restaurant = 18 Euro
Three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant = 75 Euro
Yes, the tap water in Luxembourg is perfectly safe to drink.
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores and hotels in Luxembourg. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, or have a minimum spend, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs are common and easily found throughout Luxembourg.
Passport holders from over 150 countries will need to obtain a Schengen visa before travelling to Luxembourg, however, there are 90 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom whose nationals aren't required to obtain a visa, only an ETIAS Travel Authorisation pass.
The major festivals celebrated in Luxembourg are Buergbrennen (bonfire festival) in March, Festival de Wiltz (July), and various harvest festivals occurring in Autumn.
The climate in Luxembourg is considered to be fairly continental with cold, often freezing, winters and mild to warm summers. Rainfall is expected every month throughout the year, however, the summer months of June, July, and August are the driest. Snowfall is also likely from December through to April.
Luxembourg is extremely LGBTQIA+ friendly with the country's own Prime Minister marrying his long-term, same-sex partner after the bill for same-sex marriage was legalised in January 2015. LGBTQIA+ travellers to Luxembourg should expect to be welcomed and not discriminated against with queer culture largely integrated into the heterosexual social scene.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:
Go to: https://travel.gc.ca/
From the UK?
From New Zealand?
From the US?
The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.
Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. In fact, we make a donation on behalf of every traveller. Trips to this country directly support our global Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects.
Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects are helping to mitigate climate change by restoring forests worldwide; they also hire locally and create job opportunities within vulnerable communities. Donations from our trips support restoration across planting sites in 10 countries around the globe.