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8 Night Tulip Time – USD

Discover Amsterdam's scenic canals, charming flower markets and admire masterpiece artwork from the dutch golden age.
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8 Night Tulip Time – USD

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Roundtrip Amsterdam

March 25, 2019

Avalon Waterways Artistry II

Delight in a visit to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe”, join a local expert in Ghent, Belgium for a guided tour of the city, including a visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral.  This beautiful and historic springtime river cruise during tulip season in Holland and Belgium will leave you wanting more of Holland’s gardens, windmills and waterways and the modern mix of Belgium’s architecture.

What we are Including

  • Savings of $1500 per person
  • 8-night river cruise
  • Onboard welcome reception, complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Guided sightseeing conducted by certified local guides
  • Taxes & more
  • PLUS a CruisePlus Exclusive $50 per person onboard credit
Riverview French Balcony
From $1931pp $3080pp
All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in USD

Itinerary

Roundtrip Amsterdam

Day 1

Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM (D)
Day 2

Rotterdam

Windmills and Skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime Marvel This morning cruise through Rotterdam harbor. CLASSIC Join a full— or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—known as the “Garden of Europe”—for its 70 acres of lush parkland, lakes, and the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year, OR: CLASSIC Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Gouda. You’ll join a Guided Tour of the town famous for the Dutch yellow cheese that bears its name—as well as stroopwafels (syrup waffles), Gouda candles, and the beautiful city center. Take some free time to relax on the harbor-side in Rotterdam with an artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink of half coffee, half milk. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP (B,L,D)
Day 3

Antwerp, Belgium

Gothic Cathedral, Crêpes, and Waffles in Artful Antwerp CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.  You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the nearby capital, Brussels—considered home to the European Union, and admire its magnificent palaces and cathedrals. You might prefer to take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp’s signature Belgian waffles and crêpes—or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT (B,L,D)
Day 4

Ghent

Ghent’s Cobblestones, Canals, and Cosmopolitan Charisma You’ll have time for an early—morning walk (or jog) to explore the architecture and canals of Ghent—“Belgium’s best-kept secret.” CLASSIC Explore Ghent—“The Diamond of Flanders" with a Guided Sightseeing Tour of this showcase of medieval Flemish wealth. You’ll visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral with its remarkable Flemish artwork. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges to explore its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. You’ll see its crisscrossed canals, the 13th-century belfry of Market Square, and charming patrician houses. EVENING CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG (B,L,D)
Day 5

Middelburg, Holland

A Spicy History in Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor Town CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of the historic merchant city of Middelburg—with its 15th-century gothic Town Hall. You’ll learn about the spice trade of this Dutch harbor capital of Zeeland, its prosperity in the Dutch East India Company trading, and origins as a stronghold city. Enjoy its winding cobbled streets and canals that circle Old Town. Spend some free time biking or walking through Middelburg to sample Babbelaar cookies, fries, or beer before cruising to Veere this afternoon. VEERE The Delta Works Stand Strong as a Technical Marvel DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, and a miracle of modern technology. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WILLEMSTAD (B,L,D)
Day 6

Willemstad

Willemstad’s Windmills and Historic Harbor Enjoy a free morning on your own to explore the well-preserved fortifications of this historic town. ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early jogging in Willemstad. DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a Cheese Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Amsterdam. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 7

Amsterdam

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 8

Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Avalon Waterways

Unhindered and Uninhibited River Cruising

Avalon Waterways knows their clientele and they know how their guests enjoy the different perspectives river cruising offers. The unique opportunity that river cruising presents to those that love exploring the world on their own terms is why Avalon has always said “see the world your way” and is why Avalon Waterways has remained one of the world’s premier river cruise lines. River cruising is one of the best ways to visit and explore the waterways that have consistently been some of the most important trade routes of any country and have been instrumental in the success and development of the incredible cities that you’ll be visiting during your journey.

Take the time to discover more about Avalon Waterways and what makes them one of the premier river cruise operators in the world. We guarantee you won’t regret it.

What can you expect with your Avalon Waterways adventure?

Here’s just a small sampling of what an Avalon river cruise might provide on your journey:
  • Open-Air Balconies in suites that offer unprecedented views with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the world
  • Suites that are 30% larger than the average stateroom
  • Undefinable yet ever present luxury
  • Exquisite dining that features local ingredients prepared by world class master chefs
  • A variety of dining options that includes special events tailored to your itinerary, a la carte meals and multiple venues aboard the ship
  • Incredible itineraries to exciting and exotic locales that will leave you virtually speechless yearning to return for more

Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on Jun 7, 2018 @ 10:11 am
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