Tulip Time cruise with Avalon Waterways

FROM R 29 790

Pricing valid until

30 November 2019

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Regions EuropeCountry NetherlandsType Cruise

8 Days

Valid from

4 April 2020

Valid to

11 April 2020

From seemingly unending fields of color to windmills and waterways of Amsterdam, this European river cruise is sure to grow in your memory for endless seasons to come. 

  • 7 nights cruise accommodation in a Deluxe Stateroom D on-board Avalon Waterways
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily on-board the ship 
  • Afternoon tea daily
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch & dinner are included daily on-board
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Port charges & gratuities
  • Safety Net insurance

Avalon Panorama

Embark Port

Amsterdam

Disembark Port

Amsterdam

Embark Date

4 April 2020

Cruise Month

April

Itinerary

  • 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
    Classic
    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
    CLASSIC Enjoy an 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. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early jogging in Willemstad. 
    Discovery
    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
    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.

    Notes

    In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
    Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
    Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

    (B)