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Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom

Cruise past blossoms and windmills, pausing for Connections-exclusive excursions to a local tulip grower, a meal of moules-frites in Ghent and the breathtaking Keukenhof Gardens, where you sit down to lunch amid fragrant bouquets of flowers.

  • Price starts at: $4695
  • Tour length: 9 Days

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Itinerary & Activities

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Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are met and transferred to your boutique hotel. Later, join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

Day 2: AMSTERDAM / Visiting a Tulip Grower

Join Connections guests as you travel past tulip fields en route to a private flower grower. Return to Amsterdam for some time at leisure. Later, board your river ship, with priority embarkation and time to unwind in your premium cabin or suite. Enjoy a welcome cocktail prior to dinner on board.

Day 3: AMSTERDAM / Atmospheric Canals

Tour Amsterdam in your small Connections group, viewing the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), followed by a scenic cruise through the city’s canal district. Then, take an excursion to Volendam, Marken and Edam, visiting a dairy specializing in Dutch cheeses.

Day 4: ARNHEM / Market Garden Battle Site

Cruise to Arnhem, where you visit the Hartenstein Airborne Museum and war cemetery. Continue on a Connections-only excursion to the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to the world's second-largest Van Gogh collection.

Day 5: MIDDELBURG / Zeeland & the Sea

Dock in Middelburg. Embark on today's Connections small-group excursion, seeing the Watersnood Museum. In lovely Veere, get an authentic taste of local fare when you sample stroopwafels. Later, enjoy a private, pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club, hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef's Highlights dinner.

Day 6: GHENT, BELGIUM / Historic City Centers

Cross into Ghent, Belgium. Take an excursion to medieval Bruges. Tour a brewery, savor a Connections-exclusive lunch of moules-frites (mussels and fries). Return to bustling Ghent with time to explore before boarding your ship.

Day 7: BRUSSELS & ANTWERP / Home of Rubens

From Antwerp, journey to Brussels for a walking tour of Belgium’s capital; then, experience one of its most famous flower shows. Back in Antwerp, visit the Rubenshuis with its beautiful gardens and a workshop that demonstrates the art of diamond cutting. Tonight, enjoy a gala dinner aboard the ship.

Day 8: DELFT & KEUKENHOF / Floral Glories

Disembark on a full-day tour with your intimate group, beginning in Delft, where you pay a Connections-exclusive visit to the Royal Delft porcelain factory. Enjoy lunch and a full afternoon at Keukenhof Gardens. Open only in spring, its breathtaking floral displays offer a dazzling glimpse at Holland's beauty.

Day 9: DEPART AMSTERDAM

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.


Things to Know

Preparing For Your Trip
  • Make Sure to Bring All of Your Important Documents: Passport, Foreign visa (if applicable), Itinerary, Trip confirmation, Airline ticket, Drivers license, Credit cards, Travel documents.

  • Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) can provide you their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

  • Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications? Pack enough to last your entire trip, including some extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

  • Insurance: Purchase travel insurance to cover yourself against unexpected situations. You never know when something might happen, so always be prepared.
While Traveling
  • Keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces

  • Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards.
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