Tulip Time River Cruises in Holland and Belgium 

tulip time in holland

8 days / 7 nights
Cruise around Holland and charming Belgium during spring time when tulips are booming in the famouse gardens. Visit Antwerp, Europe's diamond capital and medieval Ghent with optional ezxcursion to Bruege, one of Belgium's gems.

Holland river cruises

Tulip Cruise Itinerary   2014

CRUISE SPECIAL - 10% DISCOUNT FOR ALL 2014 DEPARTURES

Discount is valid in each cabin category on a limited cabin stock and subject to availability

Day 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - EMBARKATION
Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating history. Explore the 700-year-old European capital with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, lively marketplaces and exciting nightlife. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Reception and Dinner. (D)
Day 2 AMSTERDAM - VOLENDAM - EDAM
After breakfast, enjoy a comprehensive and scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the Rembrandt Windmill and other great landmarks of Amsterdam. Return to the ship for a scenic lunch, while you cruise the Ijsselmeer towards Volendam. Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Volendam Harbor to see the fish auction building, Old Quarter and famous churches. Continue by motor coach to the Village of Edam where you will sample some of its famous cheese. Another afternoon option is to enjoy a scenic bicycle ride through North Holland. (B,L,D)
Day 3 ARNHEM - NIJMEGEN
Arrive in beautiful Arnhem early this morning and see the site of the Battle of Arnhem Bridge featured in the classic film “A Bridge Too Far” during Operation Market Garden in World War II. Then visit the Airborne Museum, which shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem. Enjoy scenic cruising this evening as you sail through Holland, and on to Belgium. (B,L,D)
Day 4 ANTWERP, BELGIUM
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp. See the Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and city's superb architecture. In the alternative, visit the Rubens House, former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque Painter. Afterwards, you will visit the Antwerp Cathedral which features two of Rubens’ most important works, the Elevation of the Cross and the Descent from the Cross. The afternoon is free to explore Antwerp on your own or take an optional excursion to nearby Brussels. During dinner, your cruise departs for Ghent. (B,L,D)
Day 5 GHENT
After breakfast take a guided sightseeing tour of Ghent, the fourth largest city of Belgium. Begin your walking tour from the Belfry Tower and see picturesque highlights such as the Koornlei, the Graslei, and the Castle of the Counts. The afternoon is yours to explore Ghent at leisure or to take an optional excursion to Brugge, which is one of Europe's most perfectly preserved medieval cities. Brugge’s historical city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)
Day 6 KINDERDIJK - SCHOONHOVEN
This morning sail through the Dutch region of Zeeland. This region is home to one of the world's most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete. Visit Kinderdijk this morning, which features the greatest concentration of windmills in the country. Cruise during lunch to Schoonhoven and visit Gouda and Delft this afternoon. Tonight, enjoy a special music performance on the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 7 UTRECHT - KEUKENHOF - AMSTERDAM
During breakfast, enjoy some scenic cruising along the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal to Utrecht. Admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom during your morning excursion to the famous Keukenhof Gardens where you will be delighted to find millions of flowering tulips all over the 70-acre park. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at your leisure. (B,L,D)
Day 8 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART AMSTERDAM
Disembark and optional transfer to the airport. (B)
 

Day Destination Activities
1 Amsterdam EMBARKATION
    Welcome Cocktail & Dinner
2 Amsterdam Canal Cruise and City Tour
  Volendam Walking tour
  Edam Walking tour & cheese tasting
    OR guided bicycle tour
3 Arnhem Airborne Museum
  Nijmegen Free time
4 Antwerp Walking tour
    OR Rubens Tour
    Optional tour to Brussels
5 Ghent City tour
  Brugges Optional tour to Brugges
6 Kinderdijk Kinderdijk Windmills
  Schoonhoven Visit Gouda & Delft
7 Utrecht Keukenhof Garden Tour
8 Amsterdam DISEMBARKATION

Includes 2014:

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom

  • Most staterooms with French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included

  • “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions

  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms

  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise

  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels

  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board

  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music

  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours

  • Services of professional Cruise Manager

  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

  • All local taxes

Departures dates and prices 2014

Departure
Date- 2014
Start
City
Ship
Name
Cruise
Only
Mar 29 Amsterdam AmaBella $2499
Apr 5 Amsterdam Amabella $2699
Apr 7 Amsterdam AmaDolce $2699
Apr 8 Amsterdam AmaPrima $2699
Apr 14 Amsterdam AmaDolce $2799
Apr 15 Amsterdam AmaPrima $2899
Apr 21 Amsterdam AmaDolce $2999
Apr 22 Amsterdam AmaPrima $2999
Apr 23 Amsterdam AmaSonata $2999
Apr 28 Amsterdam AmaDolce $3099
Apr 29 Amsterdam AmaPrima $3099
Apr 30 Amsterdam AmaSonata $3099
May 05 Amsterdam AmaDolce $3099

* Itinerary slightly modified

Port Charges: $161 per person

Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price.

Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window.
To upgrade to a higher Category, add the following amount per person:
 

Cat.
Deck
STATEROOM
Price
D
Piano
Window
$249
C
Cello
French Balcony
$649
B
Cello
French Balcony
$849
A
Violin
French Balcony
$979
BB Cello
(AmaPrima/Amacerto/Amaverde)
French/Outside Balcony $1149
BA Violin
(AmaPrima/AmaCerto/Amaverde)
French/Outside Balcony $1249
AB Violin/Cello
(AmaPrima/AmaCerto/Amaverde)
French/Outside Balcony $1449
AA Violin
(AmaPrima/AmaCerto/Amaverde)
French/Outside Balcony $1649
A+
Violin
French Balcony
$1699
S
Violin
French Balcony
$1999
SS Violin
(Amaprima/AmaCerto/Amaverde)
French/Outside Balcony $2649

 

NOTE: Children are not accepted.

Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.

The choices are:
Choice A: Two twin beds
Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

 


 All Cabins are with windows and 2 lower beds

  Ms Amadante Amadolce Amalyra AmaCerto AmaVerde AmaPrima
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