Tulip Time Cruise 2020
Tulip Time Cruise 2020
Operator: Avalon Waterways
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sat, May 02, 2020
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sat, May 09, 2020
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River Cruise Itinerary
This scenic river cruise gets underway from Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. This 700-year-old city offers an abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants to explore before you embark on your river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Sail through Rotterdam’s harbor, said to be the world’s busiest port. Garden enthusiasts will delight in a visit to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, combining ancient buildings and monuments with modern architecture. In Ghent, Belgium, join a local expert for a guided tour of the city, including a visit to St. Baaf’s Cathedral. Back in Holland, Middelburg was formerly an important trading city and you still get a sense of its wealth today with its impressive structures like the gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square. No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the Delta Works, a storm flood barrier almost six miles long, constructed after the floods of 1953. This beautiful and historic springtime river cruise concludes with more time to explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam. 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 (Sat, May 02, 2020): 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 (Sun, May 03, 2020): ROTTERDAMWindmills and Skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime MarvelCLASSIC 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.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 (Mon, May 04, 2020): ANTWERP, BELGIUMGothic Cathedral, Crêpes, and Waffles in Artful AntwerpCLASSIC 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 (Tue, May 05, 2020): GHENTGhent’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/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG (B,L,D)
Day 5 (Wed, May 06, 2020): MIDDELBURG, HOLLANDA Spicy History in Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor TownCLASSIC 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 MarvelDISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, and a miracle of modern technology. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WILLEMSTAD(B,L,D)
Day 6 (Thu, May 07, 2020): WILLEMSTADWillemstad’s Windmills and Historic Harbor ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Nordic Walking in Willemstad.CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Willemstad and discover its many beautifully restored buildings from the 17th and 18th Century.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 (Fri, May 08, 2020): AMSTERDAMCanals of Colorful AmsterdamDISCOVERY Discover Aalsmeer Flower Auction—the largest in the world, where around 20 million flowers are sold every day. Later enjoy a typical Dutch breakfast, OR:CLASSIC 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 (Sat, May 09, 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): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Rotterdam: half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens; harbour cruise in Rotterdam
Day 3 Antwerp: guided sightseeing
Day 4 Ghent: guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral
Day 5 Middelburg—Veere: guided walk in Middelburg; excursion to the Delta Works
Day 6 Willemstad: guided walking tour; cheese tasting on board
Day 7 Amsterdam: choice of guided visit to Flower Auction, or canal cruise
Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation details and prices. 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.