Be amazed at the well-known sites of Holland, plus some off the beaten paths, for a unique and fascinating river cruise vacation. Marvel at the bunch of tulips that make this part of the country so unique and beautiful. Also, don't miss the chance to visit the Royal Planetarium, which is nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. Appreciate the views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Be amazed by the local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms.
Don't miss the home of a Dutch family for authentic local specialties
Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein
Explore the breathtaking Keukenhof known as the Garden of Europe
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may join a guided optional excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses.
Classic: Take a guided walking tour of Enkhuizen to get better acquainted with the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village, OR:
Discovery: Join us at the home of a Dutch family for authentic samples of local specialties and conversation, for a true Dutch experience.
Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland.
SNEEK, FRIESLAND Classic: Take a guided excursion to visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium—the oldest planetarium still working in the world. Watch for the world-famous black-and-white cattle and black Friesian horses.
There is time for a stroll before dinner. Enjoy live entertainment on board in the evening.
Classic: Join a full- or half-day guided tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year.
Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area.
Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes, and vegetarian options.
Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
Fresh fruit available throughout the day
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 is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Avalon has designedincluded activitieswith a choice of experiences.
Initial deposit is $450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.