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Avalon Waterways Tulip Time In Holland & Belgium (WAX)

8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Brussels 
If you’ve dreamed of a view filled with windmills and blooming fields of color in Holland and Belgium, it all comes true on your European river cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels! Cruise on the Rhine River to visit Arnhem—home of WWII memorials and monuments. Choose a visit to Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum or a bike ride in the forests of Hoge Veluwe National Park. In Maastricht, tour the old cobblestoned university town.

On to Belgium for a sightseeing tour of medieval Namur and free time to browse its ancient architecture, charming cafes, and bookshops. In Liège, see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City” as well as its romantic streets, steps, and tiny alleyways. Next, you’ll explore the city of Antwerp—birthplace of the master painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Stroll its cobbled lanes amid 16th-century guildhall houses and the cathedral’s stunning altarpiece paintings by the famous artist on your guided tour of the diamond capital. In Brussels, you’ll find landmark buildings of Town Hall with a collection of cafes and shops on the Lower Town streets on your guided tour. This river cruise through Holland and Belgium will bloom in your memory for seasons to come!

Ships: Imagery II

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Nijmegen. Excursion to Arnhem: choice of biking tour, or guided sightseeing of Arnhem, or guided tour of Airborne Museum in Arnhem; free time in Nijmegen

Day 3 Maastricht: guided tour

Day 4 Namur: guided tour

Day 5 Liège: guided tour

Day 6 Antwerp–Brussels: guided tour in Antwerp, visit the central Grote Markt, free time in the evening in Brussels

Day 7 Brussels: choice of guided tour, see the town hall or chocolate workshop

Day 8 Brussels (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

03/21/2021 - Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium for Garden & Nature Lovers

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Itinerary (2021)

Day 1AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIJMEGEN

(D)
Day 2NIJMEGEN. EXCURSION TO ARNHEM
 Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Famous Mills

ACTIVE Join a Biking Tour on the Hoge Veluwe National Park and admire its diversity of scenery, from dense forests to high sand dune, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Sightseeing to discover Arnhem–a key WWII operations site and home to impressive historical monuments and memorials–then visit a medieval castle for a regional herb and vegetable product tasting, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem.

You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Windmill of Thorn or an Optional Cooking Workshop.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAASTRICH

(B,L,D)
Day 3MAASTRICHT
 Dutch History, School Spirit and an Architectural Feast

Enjoy an early morning sailing to Maastricht.

CLASSIC Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, and historical buildings, and impressively cobblestoned town center.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NAMUR

(B,L,D)
Day 4NAMUR, BELGIUM
 Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the picturesque old-town, fortress citadel, and medieval architecture.

Take free time to stroll along Namur’s cobblestone lanes and visit its charming cafés and bookshops.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NAMUR

(B,L,D)
Day 5LIÈGE
 Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Fiery City” of Liège with its beautiful ancient quarters, peculiar alleys, and romantic streets. Don’t miss sampling authentically sweet Liège Waffles.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP

(B,L,D)
Day 6ANTWERP
 A Rubenesque Cathedral in Artful Antwerp

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.

Enjoy cocktail or coffee aboard your ship as you sail to Brussels this afternoon.

Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BRUSSELS

(B,L,D)
Day 7BRUSSELS
 Ancient Landmarks and New Haunts

CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Brussels, see the Town Hall with its landmark buildings and discover the many local bars, cafés and shops of the Lower Town Streets, OR:

DISCOVERY See the major highlights of Brussels and join a do-it-yourself chocolate workshop for a fun and interactive experience.

The afternoon is free to explore Brussels at your pace.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BRUSSELS

(B,L,D)
Day 8BRUSSELS (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

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Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199

NOTE:
Special Interest Cruise: Garden & Nature March 21

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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*03/21/2021 $2,749.00
*04/04/2021 $2,999.00
*04/18/2021 $3,199.00
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