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Best of Holland & Belgium Cruise Only Forward

Best of Holland & Belgium Cruise Only Forward

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Tue, May 24, 2022
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Tue, May 31, 2022

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River Cruise Itinerary

Spend 2 nights in Amsterdam, then enjoy a 7-night roundtrip Amsterdam cruise visiting the gems of the Netherlands and Belgium

  1. Day 1
    Tue, May 24, 2022
    ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship in Amsterdam for your Best of Holland & Belgium cruise.
  2. Day 2
    Wed, May 25, 2022
    AMSTERDAM ''' UTRECHT. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'''ll get enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Or opt for a rare experience with a journey into the Netherland'''s Floriade Expo* in Almere ''' very close to Amsterdam ''' which will feature stunning gardens, innovative sustainable gardening exhibits, live entertainment, souvenirs and food stalls. Later in the day, enjoy a scenic cruise through the IJsselmeer to Utrecht, the religious center of the Netherlands since the 8th century and a far-reaching city boasting a medieval old town, canals and a beautiful Gothic cathedral, some of which you may see on your walking tour, which includes a visit to the whimsical collection of automatically playing musical instruments at Museum Speelklok. Alternatively, marvel at the largest castle in Holland, De Haar. Straight out of your fairytale dreams, this castle inspires awe with its turrets, moats and suspension bridges as well as its luxurious interior. (B,L,D). . *Please note: The Floriade 2022 Expo opens from April 14 to October 9, 2022.
  3. Day 3
    Thu, May 26, 2022
    VEERE, THE NETHERLANDS. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise through the delta before arriving in Veere, the Netherlands''' medieval harbor town. This former fishing village turned yachting town is known for its town square, where some houses boast gorgeous gardens ''' although the highlight is the town hall, with its 48-bell carillon! Enjoy learning more about it on your walking tour, or journey instead to the Flood Museum, where you'''ll learn about the devastating floods of 1953, followed by a visit to a landmark recognizing the Roosevelt family'''s relationship with the Dutch royal family. For those who prefer an active adventure, pedal from Veere, with its cobblestone streets and charming harbor, to the historic town of Middelberg and back (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Fri, May 27, 2022
    GHENT, BELGIUM. There are several choices of excursions in Ghent, depending on your interests. Stroll through the Capital of East Flanders, learning about its unique history on your walking tour, or pedal through the spellbinding town on a guided bike tour. Alternatively, visit Bruges, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, on a full-day excursion that includes the renowned Church of Our Lady, home to the beautiful Carrara marble Madonna and Child sculpture by Michelangelo. If you prefer a shorter excursion in Bruges, visit the town later in the day or spend your afternoon at Ghent'''s moated Castle of the Counts, which boasts an eye-catching design as well as a ghoulishly interesting collection of medieval torture devices. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sat, May 28, 2022
    BRUSSELS. Explore Belgium'''s captivating capital on your guided walking tour or pedal through Brussels on a guided bike ride. If you are a history enthusiast, spend your day traveling back in time to sites related to World War II'''s historic Battle of the Bulge, which was the last major German offensive on the Western Front and toast fallen soldiers with a tasting of Trappist beer brewed by monks. For those not joining this full-day tour, choose from afternoon excursions that include a visit to Gaasbeek Castle, the most romantic castle of Flanders, which today serves as a national museum, or delight your palate with a Belgian chocolate tasting. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Sun, May 29, 2022
    ANTWERP. Explore Belgium'''s trendy '''City of Diamonds''' on a walking tour where you'''ll see Antwerp'''s Steen Castle, Grote Market and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. Active travelers may prefer instead to bike through Antwerp. Later in the day, beer enthusiasts will appreciate a tasting of the local brew while foodies may prefer our excursion to sample some of Belgium'''s famous chocolates and waffles. An afternoon bike tour is also available for those who prefer to get their heart beating later in the day, and it includes an opportunity to visit the Red Star Line Museum, highlighting the historic shipping line responsible for transporting three million immigrants to America. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Mon, May 30, 2022
    DORDRECHT ''' KINDERDIJK. Established in 1220, Holland'''s oldest city was virtually destroyed by a devastating flood in the 15th century that essentially created the city'''s wetlands. Learn more about Dordrecht'''s fascinating history on your walking tour, or visit Rotterdam, the '''Gateway to Europe,''' as well as Delfshaven, where, on August 1, 1620, the Pilgrim fathers departed on their epic journey aboard the Speedwell. Stopping in Southampton, many then boarded the Mayflower and concluded their journey at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. If you prefer to venture off the beaten path, head to the smaller town of Gorinchem with its picturesque Old Town or go on an architectural bike tour through Rotterdam. Later, board a boat in the town of Alblasserdam and let the wind tousle your hair as you sail to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country'''s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. You may also pedal past the windmills from the seat of a bike. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Tue, May 31, 2022
    DISEMBARKATION ''' DEPART AMSTERDAM. Disembark your ship and bid farewell to Amsterdam as you prepare for your return flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Belgium, Netherlands

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour withcomplimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at either theBarbizon Palace or Grand Hotel KrasnapolskyHotels (or similar), including city tour, Haarlemexcursion visit and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaCerto


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

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Ratings based off 24 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

We booked the cruise and extensions which was 24 days. Evidentially, this trip could have been booked in segments which we were not aware of as the coming and going of various groups was very strange throughout. We started in Prague, always a great adventure. We were to go to Nuremberg, but due to low water were bused to the ship departure, Vilshofen, with options to hit the first two ports we missed by bus as excursions. Other folks joined from Vienna, a large group came onboard, and we were nearly at max going down the river. All but 18 people left at Budapest, including the Cruise Director. At that point we found out the second portion was a Wine Cruise with a different name, new director, and new passengers came aboard bringing us to capacity once again. So this became two cruises, actually, with totally different passengers on each except the original 18. As we continued for the extension, there were 40 of us until the end in Bucharest. One can see how this was rather disfunctional and more like a train ride with customers joining and departing continuously. Never knew who would be at dinner the next night. This may work from a business point, but very confusing to those that just purchased a single cruise with extensions and enjoyed meeting folks as we sailed down the river. Had I known there would be such a revolving door would have researched better and re-evaluated my choice. AMA, as always did a superb job, but the logistics of this whole adventure must have been a nightmare and stressful for the staff. Vacations need continuity.

All the arrangements were made through Affordable Tours and everything went as planned.

The trip was outstanding. Very professional staff and excellent accommodations.

River cruise with AmaWaterways was great. No problems. It was a great cruise.

Everything was included in the price of this tour including the off shore excursions. There were so many excursions that the week went by very quick.

It was freezing cold and yet still a fantastic vacation!


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