Tulip Time Highlights With 1 Night In Brussels
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.
Day 1 Brussels: welcome to BrusselsDay 2 Brussels (Embarkation): guided tour, see the town hall; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception Day 3 Ghent: guided tourDay 4 Bossuit: visit to Flanders Field Museum in Ypres; visit to the battlefields; Last Post Ceremony at the Menin GateDay 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 RotterdamDay 7 Zaandam–Haarlem: free time in Zaandam; guided tour in Haarlem Day 8 Amsterdam: choice of canal cruise, or biking tourDay 9 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Kinderdijk – Rotterdam
Zaandam – Haarlem