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Holland & Belgium At Tulip Time

Brussels to Amsterdam - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard River Queen
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Add a contemporary flair to the classic tulip time experience on this weeklong cruise from Brussels aboard the River Queen. Spend time in Amsterdam and Maastricht, allowing you to discover great shopping, countless active options and mouthwatering foodie destination. Explore Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city of Brussels, home of rich and vibrant culinary tradition. Discover Antwerp’s penchant for tasty treats, including Belgian waffles, beer, pralines and chocolate on a walking discovery tour. Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps with a stroll through Nuenen. Delight in a visit to Kinderdijk to see it’s 19 well-preserved windmills. Discover an ideal mix of old and new, historic and modern, in some of Europe's liveliest cities

Select departures run in reverse (Amsterdam to Brussels)
Colorful tulips in the NetherlandsThe warm glow of city lights in BrusselsWestern Church with water canal view in AmsterdamBrilliant tulips growing near AmsterdamStroll through charming Antwerp, BelgiumTake a tour to see the beautiful fields of tulips
Highlights
  • Venture into Heusden and marvel at a historic working mill
  • Visit Kinderdijk to see it’s 19 well-preserved windmills
  • Stroll through Nuenen and follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps
  • Explore the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof Gardens
  • Savor Belgian treats in Antwerp's walking discovery tour
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Brussels | Embark

Arrive at Brussels Airport. Be greeted by a cruise representative and transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Brussels

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, along with a rich culinary tradition—chocolate!—and a vibrant culinary capital. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops. After a panoramic tour of Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city, get an up-close view of the city center with a guided tour on foot. Then, treat yourself to some delicious chocolate.

In the evening, enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 3: Antwerp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
It may be the diamond capital of the world, but Antwerp is also known for a number of other sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Age art, Belgian beer, waffles, pralines and fries, chocolate and more. Your walking tour of Antwerp, complete with Belgian treats, features the City Hall, Market Square and the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four extraordinary works by one of the city’s most beloved sons—Peter Paul Rubens.

Day 4: Maastricht

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your first stop in The Netherlands—Maastricht—is a city with more than 1,670 national heritage sites, some of which can be seen on your Old Town walking tour. And not only that, but it’s known as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Holland and loved for its convivial lifestyle and historic center, which has long played a strategic role in European politics. Or you can choose to make a pilgrimage to the 65-acre Netherlands American Cemetery and memorial, the final resting place of 8,301 U.S. soldiers who perished during the Second World War. The cemetery is the only American military center in The Netherlands and sits near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway that was constructed by the Romans for Caesar to use for his conquests. Choose to explore the beguiling banks of the Meuse River, the second oldest river in the world.

Day 5: Cuijk (Nuenen) | Heusden

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps today as you stroll through Nuenen, where the artist once lived and painted “The Potato Eaters.” After a delicious lunch, you may choose to walk or cycle through Heusden, or choose from a panoply of other ways in which you can experience this charming region.

Day 6: Schoonhoven (Kinderdijk)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bike around the silversmithing town of Schoonhoven, best known for its abundant silversmiths, clock makers and quaint shop-lined avenues. Or venture forth to captivating Kinderdijk to see its 19 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills.

Day 7: Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic architecture. The famous Keukenhof Gardens is a 70-acre park planted with millions of tulips and other flowers—an extraordinary sight in the spring.

In the evening, enjoy heartily a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner. 

Day 8: Amsterdam | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After disembarking the ship, be transferred to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.

Ship/Hotel

River Queen

River Queen Reception
River Queen
River Queen Main Lounge

Dates & Prices

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Per person starting at
$3,199
River Queen Classic Cabin
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Classic
Magnificently appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on Moselle Deck. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers
River Queen Deluxe Cabin
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Deluxe
Sumptuously appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Danube deck and Main Deck. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.
River Queen French Balcony Cabin
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French Balcony
Luxuriant appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers.
River Queen Suite
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Suite
Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) located on the Rhine Deck with a French balcony. Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, safe, hairdryer, individual thermostat, flat TV screen, and bottled water. Marble bathroom with Hermès bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers. Additional special amenities and services.

Notes

Included in Cruise Fare:
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 2 countries: Belgium and the Netherlands
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
Excluded from Cruise Fare:
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
  • Airfare, international or local
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Travel protection plan
  • Extensions or land tours 
  • Losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour
  • Any additional personal expenses
Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided on board on the first day of your cruise.
 

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