Springtime Tulip River Cruise Featuring Dutch & Belgian
April 28 – May 6 2021
Keukenhof – which means "kitchen garden" in Dutch and also called the “Garden of Europe” – is one of the world's largest flower gardens. Each year, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted and grow on the grounds of this 80-acre park. Famous for its meandering lanes, canals, sculpted garden rows and seemingly endless array of starbursts of floral colours, a visit to the park is a once-in-a-lifetime attraction that draws millions of visitors each year. The best time to view the tulips is from the end of March through early May.
Day 1: Overnight Flight Savour springtime in Holland and Belgium with a cruise that highlights the blooming Dutch tulip fields. Relax as you make your way along seemingly endless fields of vibrant flowers and iconic windmills.
Day 2: Netherlands - Amsterdam Your journey opens in Amsterdam, the 800-year-old capital of the Netherlands, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this beautifully appointed vessel has all the modern amenities you could need, such as the newest technology, a panoramic deck, panorama bar, outstanding service, and delicious cuisine and wine with every dinner. Tonight, enjoy a cocktail overlooking the city skyline before you’re welcomed aboard with a lovely dinner.
MS AMADEUS Brilliant. This exclusive, 110-meter cruise ship was built in 2011 and completely refurbished in 2019. It offers you premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, offering accommodation for up to 150 passengers.
Day 3: Amsterdam - Volendam Make your way through Amsterdam, passing by the Royal Palace and exploring a local flower market with an expert guide. See the city’s famous architecture from a different perspective on a classic canal cruise, passing under picturesque bridges and by iconic Dutch houses. Continue on to the fishing town of Volendam, where red-roofed storybook houses line the lively harbour. Visit a cheese farm in Edam to see how local cheese is made.
Day 4: Arnhem Arrive in Arnhem, the favourite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family. With a full day to explore, perhaps you’ll wander through one of the city’s many parks or delve into the local history at a WWII museum. This evening, pass by lovely Dutch scenery as your journey continues.
Day 5: Middelburg Spend time in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland. Walk through the twisty lanes and take in the city’s relaxed atmosphere on your own. See how the local trading legacy remains in the architecture, passing by timeless brick houses, a Gothic town hall, and medieval towers. Consider taking an optional excursion to the Deltaworks Project to see how the Dutch tamed the unpredictable environment.
Day 6: Belgium – Ghent, Bruges Say hello to Belgium in two of the country’s oldest cities. Start your Belgian journey in the historic city of Ghent. Independently discover the city centre, lined with classical architecture and traces of its industrial past. Perhaps you will join an optional sightseeing tour that includes St. Bavo Cathedral and its 54 carillon bells. This afternoon, step back in time on a leisurely walking tour of Bruges, a fairytale town home to cozy town squares and medieval dwellings.
Day 7: Antwerp Explore Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, which boasts beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture and lively cafés. Join a local expert and discover the city’s historical sites, including the legendary Brabo Fountain and Liebfrauenkirche, one of Belgium’s largest churches. Enjoy a free afternoon to prepare for the elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner, immediately followed by an evening of dancing. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 8: Netherlands - Kinderdijk, Utrecht, Amsterdam Stop in Kinderdijk (UNESCO), to experience Holland’s storied windmills. Walk in the footsteps of a Dutchman and venture inside one of these working windmills, seeing how the country’s heritage lends into modern day society. After lunch, explore the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, spanning across 70 acres of tranquil ponds and shaded paths. With more than 7 million tulips and other flowers on exhibit, Keukenhof is a kaleidoscope of colour in bloom. Toast to the end of your journey at a farewell dinner and a Dutch folklore show.
Day 9: Amsterdam Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with memories of vibrant flowers and towering windmills.
INCLUDES Roundtrip airfare from Toronto, Hotel Transfers, 7 Nights Cruise, All Meals onboard the ship (7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners)
NOT INCLUDED Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $499 per person & onboard gratuities
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)
CABIN RATE PER PERSON in CANADIAN FUNDS
Middle Outside: Double $5,199 Upper Outside: Double $6,299 Suite: Double $8,699
$750 deposit per person due upon booking Final payment due Dec 23/2020
MS AMADEUS Brilliant. This exclusive, 110-meter cruise ship was built in 2011 and completely refurbished in 2019. It offers you premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks. Stateroom/Suites: 68/8 Max. passengers: 150
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