Tulip Time Highlights 2021 - 8 Day River Cruise Brussels to Amsterdam
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Tulip Time Highlights 2021

8 Day River Cruise Brussels to Amsterdam

Starting at $1,949


Destinations & Sightseeing
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Make your visions of tulip season in Holland and Belgium come into view! Cruise from Brussels to Amsterdam for quintessential scenes of windmills, waterways, and rows of blooming color. Embark in Brussels and sail to Ghent—“The Diamond of Flanders.” Visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral with its stunning Flemish artwork. Sail to Bossuit for moving battlefield remembrances, including In Flanders Fields Museum and the Last Post Ceremony. On to Holland for a visit the former Dutch East India Company trading port. You’ll tour the Delta Works in Veere—a marvel of flood-protection. In Kinderdijk, see 19 windmills built in 1740 for water management, and in Rotterdam the Erasmus Bridge. You’ll see why windmills are a symbol of Holland!

Take in the tulips and other flowering bulbs in the flower farm regions of Zaandam and Haarlem, and conclude your river cruise through Belgium and Holland with a visit to Amsterdam. Take a guided canal cruise past bridges and homes of a golden age.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Brussels (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Ghent: Guided tour
Day 3 Bossuit: Visit to Flanders Field Museum in Ypres; visit to the battlefields; Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate
Day 4 Middelburg-Veere: Guided tour in Middelburg; guided tour of the Delta Works
Day 5 Kinderdijk-Rotterdam: Guided tour in Kinderdijk and Rotterdam; harbor cruise in Rotterdam
Day 6 Zaandam-Haarlem: Free time in Zaandam; guided tour in Haarlem
Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise, or biking tour
Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
Notes:
  • 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.

ITINERARY

Day 1
ACTIVE Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages

Day 2
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

Day 3
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. See the 15th-century Gothic Town Halland learn about its important role in the spice trade and Dutch East India trading

Day 4
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge

Day 5
CLASSIC Visit Haarlem, a major flower bulbs growing district outside of Amsterdam. Explore the former North Sea trading port with its medieval features, gabled houses, and leafy courtyards

Day 6
CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”, OR:

Day 7
DISCOVERY Experience the Last Post Ceremony, taking place nightly under the arches of the Menin Gate. Enjoy some free time for dinner before the Ceremony starts

Day 8
DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, and a miracle of modern technology

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Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning

Day 17
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (EMBARKATION)

Day 18
GHENT

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BOSSUIT

Day 20
VEERE

Day 21
KINDERDIJK–ROTTERDAM

Day 22
HAARLEM

Day 23
AMSTERDAM

Day 24
AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 25
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT

Day 26
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOSSUIT

Day 27
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG

Day 28
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KINDERDIJK

Day 29
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ZAANDAM

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

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Day 40 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Belgium. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Brussels must arrive by 2:00 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner on board as you sail for Ghent this evening. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT
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Day 41 GHENT
Medieval Masterpieces and Flemish Finery Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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. Alternatively, you may choose to join a full-day 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. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOSSUIT
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Day 42 BOSSUIT
Battlefield Remembrances in Flanders DISCOVERY Visit the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres—named for the soldier’s famed poem. Learn about the story of the invasion of Belgium, the first months of the mobilization, the four years trench war in the Westhoek, the end of the war, and the lasting remembrance to follow. After your visit, enjoy lunch at the museum’s café. DISCOVERY Following the museum, visit battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and private collections. DISCOVERY Experience the Last Post Ceremony, taking place nightly under the arches of the Menin Gate. Enjoy some free time for dinner before the Ceremony starts. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG
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Day 43 MIDDELBURG, HOLLAND
A Spicy History in Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor Town CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. See the 15th-century Gothic Town Halland learn about its important role in the spice trade and Dutch East India trading. Enjoy lunch on board while cruising to Veere. VEERE The Delta Works Stand Strong as a Technical Marvel DISCOVERY 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 KINDERDIJK
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Day 44 KINDERDIJK–ROTTERDAM
Harnessing the Wind for 300 Years Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Kinderdijk where 19 windmills were built in 1740 as flood prevention and water management. You’ll hear about the windmill’s vital role in the Netherland’s history and why it became a national symbol of Holland. Enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ZAANDAM
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Day 45 ZAANDAM–HAARLEM
Windmills, Waterways, and Waving Fields of Flowers Arrive in Zaandam this morning with free time to explore this quintessential Dutch town. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Cruise to Haarlem this afternoon while enjoying lunch on board. HAARLEM Tulips and North Sea Trading Ports CLASSIC Visit Haarlem, a major flower bulbs growing district outside of Amsterdam. Explore the former North Sea trading port with its medieval features, gabled houses, and leafy courtyards. Enjoy dinner on board your ship this evening as you sail to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
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Day 46 AMSTERDAM
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”, OR: ACTIVE Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
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Day 47 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

Amsterdam
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