Tulips and Windmills (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Ship: Varies by Departure
Antwerp, Belgium to Amsterdam, Netherlands
DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Antwerp, Belgium

Arrive at Brussels International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

DAY 2
Antwerp, Belgium

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 and Belgian beer, waffles, and fries. Belgium's largest port, the city is home to trendsetting fashion designers and a mecca for chocolate lovers, Antwerp is lively and historic, lovely and legend-filled. Visit Antwerp's striking Cathedral of Our Lady, with its UNESCO-designated belfry and its historic surroundings, or, if you're feeling adventurous, hop on the metro and experience the city like a local.

DAY 3
Ghent, Belgium
Brugge, Belgium
Ghent, Belgium

Your next day in Belgium offers you the chance to visit a national gem: beautiful Bruges, the capital of West Flanders and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Bruges is a place that seems frozen in time, where boats and swans float down canals and under stone bridges that gave the city its name.

DAY 4
Veere, Netherlands
Deltawerken, Netherlands
Veere, Netherlands

Remember the tale of the Dutch boy who saved a town by plugging a dike with his finger? Well, the reality of life in this below-sea-level country is a tad more complicated, as you'll learn today during your visit to the Delta Works. For something completely different, we'll also visit a former artists' colony.

DAY 5
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kinderdijk, Netherlands

Windmills are such an iconic symbol of Holland that it's easy to overlook their marvelous engineering and their role in changing the course of Dutch history. You may never look at a windmill in quite the same way after today's outing to historic Kinderdijk. The second-largest city in the Netherlands and the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is thoroughly modern—much of its historic fabric was destroyed during WWII. As your ship cruises through the port, you'll soon understand why it's sometimes called "Manhattan on the Meuse": The Maas Tower, the Montevideo, the Millennium Tower, and the spectacular Erasmus Bridge make for a dazzling skyline. You'll have some free time to explore this exciting modern city on your own. Take a look at the amazing cube houses, stop by Groos for unique pieces by Rotterdam designers, check out the new market hall, or visit one of Rotterdam's many museums.

DAY 6
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Kröller-Müller Museum, Netherlands
Nijmegen, Netherlands

For your choice of excursions today, you can visit the Kröller-Müller Museum, which is home to 97 works by native son Vincent van Gogh, as well as other notable artists and sculptors. Or enjoy a bike ride in the Hoge Veluwe National Park.

DAY 7
Hoorn, Netherlands
Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Today offers you a chance to discover the Dutch maritime history, with visits to two historic towns linked to the Dutch East India Company (which dominated Europe's trade with Asia for centuries), and to learn a little about the daily lives of the seafaring Dutch in the 19th century. The tip of South America—Cape Horn—is actually a misspelling of "Hoorn", which tells you a lot about the town of Hoorn and its seafaring past. The swash-buckling derring-do of Dutch explorers comes to life today on a guided walking tour of this historic locale. Later, leave the modern world far behind during a visit to a re-created 19th-century Dutch village.

DAY 8
Haarlem, Netherlands
Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Haarlem, Netherlands

Keukenhof is said to be the world's largest and most famous flower garden, a bold declaration that actually lives up to the hype. Spend all day amongst millions of brilliantly colored flowers, or mix it up a bit with a shorter garden visit plus a stroll through Haarlem.

DAY 9
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The laid-back, forward-thinking Dutch capital is as celebrated for its artistic masterpieces as it is for its canals, narrow houses, bicycles, and vibrant nightlife. Discover the "Venice of the North" in two iconic ways today—a private visit to the Hermitage Amsterdam, plus a canal cruise or walking tour with a native of the city. The largest city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic architecture. Here, even the simplest shop has a distinctive charm, and every street has a story to tell. Your day begins with a morning tour of a rare collection of art—an extra special perk reserved solely for Uniworld guests.

DAY 10
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.

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All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise-tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment.

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