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Admire the spectacular tulip carpets in Keukenhof Gardens. Visit the lush green countryside of Kinderdijk, home to the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, and experience Amsterdam’s distinctive architecture and vibrant nightlife. A wonderful opportunity to admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp and Ghent and to delve into the cultural traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people awaits you.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark
Day 2 : Amsterdam | Hoorn, Netherlands
Day 3 : Middelburg, Netherlands
Day 4 : Ghent, Belgium
Day 5 : Antwerp
Day 6 : Rotterdam | Kinderdijk | Schoonhoven, Netherlands
Day 7 : Amsterdam | Keukenhof, Netherlands
Day 8 : Amsterdam, Netherlands | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Antwerp for unique Belgian chocolates and waffles tasting
  • Admire the medieval city Ghent
  • Visit a family-run tulip farm to learn about the growing process
  • Wander through the flowering tulips in the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens

Ship

MS Amaprima

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

An endless tulip field Bicyclist riding through the fields in Holland Bicycles on a bridge over the canal. Take a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips Keukenhof Gardens Chocolate Middelburg Antwerp

Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands | Embark

Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating 700-year-old history. Explore its unique and elegant architecture, lively cafés and markets, and vibrant nightlife. This evening, meet your fellow travelers on board at the Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 Amsterdam | Hoorn, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning the ship cruises the Ijsselmeer River to Hoorn, where you have a choice of three activities. The first is a visit to a family-run tulip farm, where you can learn about growing these flowers, tour greenhouses, and discover over one million tulips in different colors, species, and phases of growth. The second option is a walking tour of Hoorn and a visit to De Halve Maen, a replica of the Dutch East India Company’s most famous ship and then stroll through this town’s beautiful harbor. Those that are more active may choose to join a guided bike tour through West-Friesland, where windmills, tulip fields, and fruit orchards abound.

Day 3 Middelburg, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After cruising the Delta today, you can explore Middelburg, which boasts more than 1,000 city monuments, on a walking tour. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works storm surge barrier, which showcases steel doors that are 147 feet wide, an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering. Your last option is a guided bike tour through this historic city.

Day 4 Ghent, Belgium

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. For those who wish to discover two medieval cities, Ghent and Bruges, you’ll wish to go on a highlights tour. Admire Ghent’s canal-side architecture and some of its famous sights, including the Castle of the Counts and Ghent Cathedral, and then visit Bruges, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Alternatively, you may go on a full-day excursion to Bruges, which includes a visit to the Church of Our Lady, home to the beautiful Carrara marble Madonna and Child sculpture by Michelangelo. Those more inclined to learn about the art of Belgian chocolate making can join a master chocolatier as he shares his insights. And for those who wish to enjoy more free time, join a walking tour of Ghent, followed by leisure time. 

Day 5 Antwerp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore this trendy city on a walking tour where you’ll see Antwerp’s Steen Castle, Grote Market and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. For a more active exploration of the area, join a guided bike tour. Or you can visit the Rubens House, the former home of the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque painter. Later in the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Foodies will want to go on a culinary tour to indulge in chocolate, waffles and beer. Flower lovers and gardeners can roam through the Floralia, an annual spring flower show featuring approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. 

Day 6 Rotterdam | Kinderdijk | Schoonhoven, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning there are three ways you can discover Rotterdam. The first takes you to see The Hague and then visit Delft, known for its canals, historic town center, and being the manufacturing base for Delftware, hand-painted blue pottery. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works, which showcase an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering, or join a guided bike tour. In the afternoon, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. Tonight the ship cruises to Schoonhoven, where you have free time as the ship moors overnight. 

Day 7 Amsterdam | Keukenhof, Netherlands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Amsterdam today. Admire the spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips during your morning excursion to the world famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank spent years in hiding during World War II. You can opt instead for an excursion to delightful Zaanse Schans, a small historic village just outside of Amsterdam, or stay in Amsterdam for a walking tour of the upscale Jordaan district. The ship moors overnight in Amsterdam. 

Day 8 Amsterdam, Netherlands | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the ship after breakfast and prepare for your homeward flight.

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Included Features:
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
- Computer for internet access
- Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
- Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
- Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
- Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
- Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
- Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
- Daily entertainment including cultural performances
- All onboard dining in a variety of venues
- Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
- The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
- Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
- Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour withcomplimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
- Bike tours and hikes
- Special Interest Tours
- Knowledgeable guides
- Personal headset for easy exploration
- Airport transfers with purchase of air from the expedition company
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