Tulip Time Highlights with 1 Night in Brussels 2021
9 Day River Cruise Brussels to Amsterdam
Starting at $2,338
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Make your visions of tulip season in Holland and Belgium come into view! Begin your vacation your way with a night in Brussels before your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. You’ll join a guided tour to see the landmark buildings and inviting venues before embarking on your river cruise from Brussels to Amsterdam. Delight in quintessential scenes of windmills, waterways, and rows of blooming color along the way. 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 to the former Dutch East India Company trading port of Middelburg. 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:||welcome to Brussels|
|Day 2 Brussels (Embarkation):||guided tour, see the town hall; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception|
|Day 3 Ghent:||guided tour|
|Day 4 Bossuit:||visit to Flanders Field Museum in Ypres; visit to the battlefields; Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate|
|Day 5 Middelburg–Veere:||guided tour in Middelburg; guided tour of the Delta Works|
|Day 6 Kinderdijk–Rotterdam:||guided tour in Kinderdijk and Rotterdam; harbor cruise in Rotterdam|
|Day 7 Zaandam–Haarlem:||free time in Zaandam; guided tour in Haarlem|
|Day 8 Amsterdam:||choice of canal cruise, or biking tour|
|Day 9 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):||your cruise ends this morning|
- 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.
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40 Avenue de la Toison d Or Brussels Belgium
Enjoying a unique location in the exclusive Avenue Louise district surrounded by quiet streets lined with chestnut trees and art deco houses. This luxurious property was designed by the famous architect Antoine Pinto to reflect light in a stylish ambiance and perfectly combines the charm of Brussels with the French 'art de vivre. The elegant main restaurant offers gourmet creations; Belgian beer and hamburgers can be enjoyed whilst soaking up the Zen atmosphere of the large outdoor leafy terrace. Other amenities include a chic bar, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.
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Javakade 766 Amsterdam Netherlands
A unique sustainable hotel in Amsterdam, where two worlds connect. At the former location where ships left for Jakarta, lies a green oasis in the centre of the city. Hotel offers 200 luxurious rooms with a Indonesian influenced style. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Café Jakarta or get a drink at the Malabar. Be pampered in luxury and relax in our wellness and swimming pool with views towards the river IJ.