Springtime Tulip River Cruise

Amsterdam, Volendam, Arnhem, Middelburg, Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Kinderdijk, Utrecht

Experience the color and glory of spring on this leisurely river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Float past blooming fields of flowers and windmills. Visit the expansive tulip fields of Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than 7 million tulips and one of the most visited attractions in all of Europe! Visit Kinderdijk, and see Holland's largest concentration of windmills. Enjoy a canal cruise in the heart of Amsterdam. Step back to medieval times during a Bruges sightseeing tour. Sample artisanal cheese at a Dutch farm. Stop in Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family.

Our prices start from

$ 3,599 LAND ONLY

9 Days • GUIDED • 20 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Savor springtime in Holland and Belgium with a cruise that highlights the blooming Dutch tulip fields.

Day 2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Board Ship - Tour Begins

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Dinner Included

Your journey opens in Amsterdam, the 800-year-old capital of the Netherlands, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this beautifully appointed vessel has all the modern amenities you could need, such as the newest technology, a panoramic deck, panorama bar, outstanding service, and delicious cuisine and wine with every dinner. Tonight, enjoy a cocktail overlooking the city skyline before you're welcomed aboard with a lovely dinner. Enjoy an overnight stay on the ship in Amsterdam.

Day 3 - Amsterdam - Volendam - Cruising

Set out on a city tour of Amsterdam. Visit a local cheese farm for a tasting.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Make your way through Amsterdam, passing by the Royal Palace and exploring a local flower market with an expert guide. See the city's famous architecture from a different perspective on a classic canal cruise, passing under picturesque bridges and by iconic Dutch houses. Continue on to the fishing town of Volendam, where red-roofed storybook houses line the lively harbor. Visit a cheese farm in Edam to see how local cheese is made. Enjoy dinner back onboard as the ship cruises on.

Day 4 - Arnhem

Travel to Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Arrive in Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family. With a full day to explore, perhaps you'll wander through one of the city's many parks or delve into the local history at a WWII museum. This evening, pass by lovely Dutch scenery as your journey continues.

Day 5 - Middelburg - Cruising

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Spend time in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland. Walk through the twisty lanes and take in the city's relaxed atmosphere on your own. See how the local trading legacy remains in the architecture, passing by timeless brick houses, a Gothic town hall, and medieval towers. Consider taking an optional excursion to the Deltaworks Project to see how the Dutch tamed the unpredictable environment.

Day 6 - Ghent, Belgium - Bruges

Return to medieval times during a walking tour of Bruges.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Say hello to Belgium in two of the country's oldest cities. Start your Belgian journey in the historic city of Ghent. Independently discover the city center, lined with classical architecture and traces of its industrial past. Perhaps you will join an optional sightseeing tour that includes St. Bavo Cathedral and its 54 carillon bells. This afternoon, step back in time on a leisurely walking tour of Bruges, a fairytale town home to cozy town squares and medieval dwellings.

Day 7 - Antwerp

Explore "Liebfrauenkirche," Belgium's largest Gothic church.

MS Amadeus Brilliant or MS Amadeus Queen

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Explore Antwerp, Belgium's second-largest city, which boasts beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture and lively cafés. Join a local expert and discover the city's historical sites, including the legendary Brabo Fountain and Liebfrauenkirche, one of Belgium's largest churches. Enjoy a free afternoon to prepare for the elegant Captain's Gala Dinner, immediately followed by an evening of dancing.

Day 8 - Kinderdijk - Utrecht - Amsterdam

Experience Kinderdijk, home to Holland's largest collection of windmills. Celebrate your journey during a farewell dinner and folklore show in Amsterdam.

MS Amadeus Brilliant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Stop in Kinderdijk (UNESCO), to experience Holland's storied windmills. Walk in the footsteps of a Dutchman and venture inside one of these working windmills, seeing how the country's heritage lends into modern day society. After lunch, explore the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, spanning across 70 acres of tranquil ponds and shaded paths. With more than 7 million tulips and other flowers on exhibit, Keukenhof is a kaleidoscope of color in bloom. Toast to the end of your journey at a farewell dinner and a Dutch folklore show.

Day 9 - Amsterdam - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your tour comes to a close today, as you disembark after breakfast onboard.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and cruise only, based on March 24, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,800. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for Mar 2021- April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used. Rates do not include the on-tour flights..

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