Tulips of Northern Holland 2019
8 days Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Starting at $2,299
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Explore the well-known sites of Holland, plus some off the beaten path, for a unique and fascinating river cruise vacation! In Northern Holland, you may opt to see the colorful fields of tulips which make this part of the country so beautiful. Alternatively, in Enkhuizen, you may prefer to visit the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and history. Also, there’s 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. You’ll visit Lelystad’s the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself. Get a true taste of the culture with an introduction to local cheese and Genever! Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam and go on a guided excursion to Gouda, famous for its cheese of the same name. For garden enthusiasts, you may, instead, choose 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 areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” Sail into new worlds to discover the stunning beauty, ancient history, and welcoming traditions that await you!
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):||on board welcome reception|
|Day 2 Hoorn–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 Lelystad–Kampen:||guided tour of the Batavia shipyard in Lelystad; cheese and genever tasting on board|
|Day 5 Gelderse lIjssel–Arnhem:||lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit Museum Hartenstein, or the Kröller-Müller Museum|
|Day 6 Rotterdam:||choice of excursion to Keukenhof Gardens, or to the city of Gouda; harbour cruise in Rotterdam|
|Day 7 Amsterdam:||canal cruise|
|Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):||your vacation ends this morning|
- 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.
Hotel as shown or similar
Piet Heinkade 11 Amsterdam Netherlands
A stylish 408-room hotel in the perfect location, this waterfront property offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. The chic restaurant serves creative international cuisine and there is a fabulous bar serving drinks and light snacks which is also a great spot for a nightcap. For relaxation there is a Lifestyle Studio featuring a gym, Finnish sauna, bio sauna & ice fountain.