Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland and Belgium Wwi Remembrance and History Cruise (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Amsterdam, Netherlands to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dates: 19 Apr 2020 - 03 May 2020

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DAY 1
19 Apr 2020
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. (Dinner)

DAY 2
20 Apr 2020
Arnhem, Netherlands
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Venlo, Netherlands

A Duke's Forest and a Dutch Treat. Join your ship in Nijmegen and enjoy lunch onboard. Sail out this evening for Venlo while dining onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
21 Apr 2020
Maastricht, Netherlands

Dutch History, Modern Spirit, and Fresh Pie. Enjoy an early morning sailing to Maastricht. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
22 Apr 2020
Namur, Belgium

Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés. Take free time to stroll along Namur's cobblestone lanes and visit its charming cafés and bookshops. This evening, enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
23 Apr 2020
Liège, Belgium

Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
24 Apr 2020
Antwerp, Belgium

A Grand Gothic Cathedral in Artful Antwerp. Enjoy cocktail or coffee aboard your ship as you sail to Brussels this afternoon. Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
25 Apr 2020
Brussels, Belgium
Ypres, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Ancient Landmarks and New Finds. Your day will continue to Ypres, where local people gather at the Menin Gate for a moving tribute to commemorate those who sacrificed for their town. Today's ceremony will be even more special as it's Anzac Day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
26 Apr 2020
Brussels, Belgium

Filling Fare and Fabled Beer. Spend a day at leisure to sample Brussels hearty cuisine and famous beer. Enjoy dinner onboard as you sail for Ghent this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
27 Apr 2020
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent's Cobblestones, Canals, and Cosmopolitan Charisma. Alternatively, you may choose to join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges to explore its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. You'll see its crisscrossed canals, the 13th-century belfry of Market Square, and charming patrician houses. This evening, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
28 Apr 2020
Bossuit, Belgium, Belgium

Battlefield Remembrances in Flanders. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 11
29 Apr 2020
Middelburg, Netherlands
Veere, Netherlands

A Spicy History in Middelburg's Dutch Harbor Town. Enjoy lunch onboard while cruising to Veere.; Veere: The Delta Works Stand Strong as a Technical Marvel. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 12
30 Apr 2020
Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Harnessing the Wind 300 Years. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 13
01 May 2020
Zaandam, Netherlands
Haarlem, Netherlands

Windmills, Waterways, and Waving Fields of Flowers. Arrive in Zaandam this morning with free time to explore this quintessential Dutch town. See windmills, waterways, and flower farms, while discovering Dutch history in its handicraft shops and museums. Cruise to Haarlem this afternoon while enjoying lunch onboard.; Haarlem: Tulips and North Sea Trading Ports. Enjoy dinner onboard your ship this evening as you sail to Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 14
02 May 2020
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam. You may choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 15
03 May 2020
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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What's Included

Included

  •  Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  •  Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

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

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

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.

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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Shore Excursions

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 19 Apr 2020

Brussels, Belgium - 25 Apr 2020

Brussels, Belgium - 25 Apr 2020

Brussels, Belgium - 26 Apr 2020

Middelburg, Netherlands - 29 Apr 2020

Zaandam, Netherlands - 01 May 2020

Haarlem, Netherlands - 01 May 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 02 May 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands - 03 May 2020

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