Tulips of Northern Holland (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Amsterdam, Netherlands to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Haarlem, Netherlands

Welcome to Haarlem. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion in Haarlem, a major flower bulbs growing district outside of Amsterdam. Explore the former North Sea trading port with its medieval features, gabled houses, and leafy courtyards. You may prefer, instead, a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you'll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. (Dinner)

Hoorn, Netherlands

The Trading Port's Heyday Still Lives in Hoorn's History. Take advantage of the free time left to take a bike ride or a walk through the historic North Sea trading port of Hoorn. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Dutch Delicacies with New Friends—in an Old Harbor Town. Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Lelystad, Netherlands
Kampen, Netherlands

The Golden Age of Ship-Building, the National Liquor, and Cheese. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Arnhem, Netherlands

Spiced Honey Cake, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Windmills and Skyscrapers in Holland's Modern Maritime Marvel. Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltaart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Dutch Specialties. Join an Optional Excursion on a Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional Excursion for a City Biking Tour to discover the countryside. Alternatively, take an Optional Excursion to Holland's beautiful medieval Muiderslot castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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