Tulips of Northern Holland 2020
Tulips of Northern Holland 2020
Operator: Avalon Waterways
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, Apr 29, 2020
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wed, May 06, 2020
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River Cruise Itinerary
Explore the well-known sites of Holland, plus some off the beaten paths, for a unique and fascinating river cruise vacation. In Northern Holland visit the colorful fields of tulips which make this part of the country so beautiful, or the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and history. There is an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your river cruise through the area of Friesland. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself, or enjoy a guided walking tour in Kampen. Get a true taste of the culture with an introduction to local cheese and Genever on board. Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam after a half- or full-day excursion to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens. A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The city combines its historical 17th-century buildings, sculptures, and museums with a modern feel. See the most fascinating views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Day 1 (Wed, Apr 29, 2020): AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)Welcome to Holland. 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 join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ENKHUIZEN(D)
Day 2 (Thu, Apr 30, 2020): ENKHUIZENA Harbor Town’s History of Tulips, Trading, and the ZuiderzeeEnjoy a leisurely morning cruise CLASSIC Take a guided tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history, OR:DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms. Spend the rest of the afternoon walking or biking through Enkhuizen. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENKHUIZEN(B,L,D)
Day 3 (Fri, May 01, 2020): ENKHUIZENDutch Delicacies with New Friends—in an Old Harbor TownCLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Enkhuizen to get better acquainted with the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village, OR:DISCOVERY Join us at the home of a Dutch family for authentic samples of local specialties and conversation, for a true Dutch experience. Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland. SNEEK, FRIESLAND Planets and Stars, Famous Cows, and Black Horses of FrieslandCLASSIC Take a Guided Excursion to visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium—the oldest planetarium still working in the world. Watch for the world-famous black-and-white cattle and black Friesian horses.There is time for a stroll before dinner. This evening enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SNEEK (B,L,D)
Day 4 (Sat, May 02, 2020): KAMPENThe Golden Age of Ship Building, the National Liquor, and Cheese Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise.CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Kampen, the most powerful and prosperous town of the Netherlands before the rise of Amsterdam, OR:DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of Lelystad’s Batavia Shipyard and board the hand-built replica of the historic Batavia.DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Cheese Tasting with Genever—the national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KAMPEN (B,L,D)
Day 5 (Sun, May 03, 2020): ARNHEMSpiced Honey Cake, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh DISCOVERY This morning, attend an Onboard Lecture about Holland and a tasting of the authentic Dutch Deventer Koek Cake while cruising to Arnhem.CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM(B,L,D)
Day 6 (Mon, May 04, 2020): ROTTERDAMWindmills and Skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime MarvelCLASSIC Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year. Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. 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 CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM(B,L,D)
Day 7 (Tue, May 05, 2020): AMSTERDAMCanals of Colorful AmsterdamCLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.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 (Wed, May 06, 2020): AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): on board welcome reception
Day 2 Enkhuizen: choice of visit to the famous tulip fields, or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen
Day 3 Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland: choice of guided walk of Enkhuizen, or “Experience the Dutch” outing; excursion to Friesland, visit the planetarium
Day 4 Kampen: choice of walking tour in Kampen, or guided tour of the Batavia shipyard in Lelystad; cheese and Genever tasting on board
Day 5 Arnhem: lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit Museum Hartenstein, or the Kröller-Müller Museum
Day 6 Rotterdam: half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens; harbour cruise in Rotterdam
Day 7 Amsterdam: canal cruise
Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $249 to $367, in twin room from $160 to $242
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.