Tulip Time Highlights With 1 Night In Brussels

10/01/2020 through 04/21/2021
10/01/2020 through 05/02/2021
Avalon Waterways

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.

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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

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Day 1 Brussels, Belgium
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Day 2 Brussels (Embarkation)
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Day 3 Ghent
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Day 4 Bossuit
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Day 5 Middelburg, Holland
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Day 6 Kinderdijk – Rotterdam
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Day 7 Zaandam – Haarlem
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Day 8 Amsterdam
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Day 9 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
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