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Springtime In Holland & Belgium on Avalon Artistry II

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If you’ve dreamed of seeing the legendary flowers of Holland and Belgium, this is the perfect way to spend springtime among the tulips! This 2-week European river cruise begins and ends in Amsterdam to explore the flowering fields, windmills, and delicious Dutch cuisine, culture, and art. Your first amazing stop is Rotterdam, Holland, where you’ll explore the "Garden of Europe" at Keukenhof. Gaze across a kaleidoscope of flowering bulbs-blooming with 7 million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, to name a few.

In Antwerp, browse the central Grote Markt amid 16th-century guildhall houses and visit the Cathedral of Our Lady adorned with Rubens stunning altarpiece. Visit Ghent, "The Diamond of Flanders," and marvel at its medieval Flemish artwork. Walk the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. See the windmills and historic harbor of Willemstad, and return to Amsterdam to browse the largest flower auction in the world or tour the city on a canal cruise. Envision the 17th-century maritime days of the Zuiderzee in Enkhuizen, see the second largest collection of Van Gogh masterpieces in Arnhem, and admire innovative architecture in Rotterdam. Return to Amsterdam to cruise its colorful canals. Windmills, waterways, and wonderful springtime views are all waiting for you on this river cruise through Holland and Belgium in tulip season. Select a special April 8 departure for the opportunity to visit the Floriade International Horticultural Expo!

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Rotterdam: Choice of half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 3 Antwerp: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Ghent: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf's Cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Middelburg-Veere: Choice of guided walk in Middelburg or bike with your Adventure Hoste; choice of excursion to the Delta Works or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Willemstad: Choice of guided walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host; cheese tasting on board

Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of guided visit to Flower Auction, or canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Amsterdam: Free time

Day 9 Enkhuizen: Choice of visit to the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland-Sneek: Guided walk of Enkhuizen; excursion to Friesland, visit the planetarium; free time in Sneek

Day 11 Lelystad: Choice of guided tour of the Batavia shipyard or visit to the Floriade International Horticoltural Expo* or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard cheese and Genever tasting

Day 12 Arnhem: Lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit to the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein or to the Kröller-Müller Museum

Day 13 Rotterdam: Choice of half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or Rotterdam walking tour or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 14 Amsterdam: Canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

About Avalon Artistry II
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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open–Air Balcony®, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored-your way.

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Mar 27, 2022 through
Apr 10, 2022
Mar 23, 2022 7:00 PM
14 Nights from
$5,548.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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WAH-2022
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.