Essential Holland & Belgium – Tulips in Spring – Northbound
On this tulip time cruise vacation, see some of the highlights of Holland and Belgium. Guided sightseeing shows you the charming towns of Middelburg and Willemstad, as well as the bigger cities of Antwerp and Ghent. Visit the fascinating Delta Works, a windmill in Kinderdijk, and the famous flower gardens of Keukenhof or Delft, the home of “Delft Blue” pottery. So much to see in an experience-filled week!
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Brussels, Belgium. Transfer to Vilvoorde (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Antwerp: guided sightseeingDay 3 Ghent: guided sightseeingDay 4 Middelburg–Veere: guided visit of Middelburg; Excursion to the Delta WorksDay 5 Willemstad–Kinderdijk: guided walk in Willemstad; visit a windmill in Kinderdijk; Day 6 Rotterdam: excursion to Keukenhof Gardens (open until May 26, 2016), or guided visit to Delft (after May 26, 2016)Day 7 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends after breakfast this morning
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:Departure April 12 is offered as an exclusive Beer Tasting Cruise, including special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. A visit to Europe is enhanced when it includes a discovery of the regional beers! Enjoy onboard tastings, visit historic breweries, and learn about European beer-brewing techniques during fascinating onboard lectures. Prost!In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.