Escorted Tulip Time River Cruise | AmaWaterways™D MacIntyre2024-01-25T13:42:54-05:00
ESCORTED TULIP TIME IN EUROPE MAY 05, 2025
7-NIGHT CRUISE ♦ May 05 – May 11, 2025 PERSONALLY ESCORTED BY ANN MARIE GAUDET CRUISE ROUND TRIP FROM : AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Join Ann-Marie and celebrate spring in the Netherlands and Belgium when the Keukenhof Gardens and Floralia come alive. Experience the whimsical Kinderdijk windmills. Discover the timeless traditions of Delft porcelain and revel in the medieval architectural treasures of Bruges or Ghent. Throughout your journey indulge in Belgian chocolates, warm waffles and delicious cheeses.
COUNTRIES VISITED: NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM ON THE WATERWAYS OF THESE 2 COUNTRIES
ESCORTED CRUISE PRICING
FARE per Person*
E (Entry Level)
Note:On Board pre-paid gratuities are complimentary!
*Fares in CAD, based on double occupancy, and do notinclude the port fees of $305 per person.
ADD ON A LAND STAY:
Pre-cruise: 2 nights Amsterdam = $1095 per person, Starts May 03. It is recommended to fly in the day prior to embarkation, so why not experience a pre-cruise stay with 2 included hotel nights and city tours?
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YOUR ESCORT: ANN-MARIE GAUDET, CO-OWNER of CRUISE HOLIDAYS SELECT
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Enjoy a scenic cruise through the IJsselmeer to Kampen. Venture to the charming, canal-laden village of Giethoorn, nicknamed the “Dutch Venice.” In the afternoon, go for a guided bike ride through the Dutch countryside or visit Noordoostpolder’s vibrant tulip fields. (B,L,D)
After enjoying a scenic cruise through the Delta, join a guided tour to the medieval harbor town of Zierikzee, brimming with delights, from its 16th-century stone-built Gravesteen to its lovely harborside shops and cafes. This excursion includes a photo stop at the Oosterschelde Kering, the largest storm surge barrier of the Delta Works. Alternatively, focus your tour on the history of the Delta Works at the Flood Museum. Prefer discovering Bruinisse on two wheels? Join our guide for an exhilarating bike tour. (B,L,D)
Today you are in Belgium. Admire Ghent’s canal-side architecture and some of its famous sights, including the Castle of the Counts and St. Bavo’s Cathedral and its Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Those with a sweet tooth can visit a chocolate maker’s shop for a glass of champagne, a praline tasting, and a history of chocolate from a master chocolatier Alternatively, take a full-day tour of Bruges, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample some of the local specialties, from Belgian fries to waffles to chocolate, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)
Explore Antwerp on a walking tour where you’ll see the Steen Castle, Grote Market and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. Or for a more active exploration of the area, join a guided bike tour. Later in the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Foodies will want to go on a culinary tour to indulge in chocolate, waffles and beer. Flower lovers and gardeners can roam through the Floralia, an annual spring flower show featuring approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. (B,L,D)
During the morning, you can go on a walking tour of Rotterdam, nicknamed the “Gateway to Europe,” and taste local specialties. Alternatively, you can go on an excursion to Delft, known as the home of the painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. While here, you’ll visit the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory and Museum. If you prefer a more active adventure, then go on a bike ride through Rotterdam and past some of its famous landmarks and architecture. In the afternoon, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of (18th century) windmills. Visit a private windmill via electric boat. You may also pedal past the windmills from the seat of a bike. Or, if you wish to explore the history of US immigration, join us on an excursion that visits Delfshaven, where, on August 1, 1620, the Pilgrim fathers departed on their epic journey aboard the Speedwell, plus tour the FENIX Museum of Migration, a former harbor warehouse currently being transformed into this unique educational experience. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising. In the afternoon explore on a smaller boat specially designed to glide beneath the many bridges of Amsterdam. Admire the city’s historic harbor and canals, where you’ll see beautiful homes lining the water and the fabled Skinny Bridge. Alternatively, marvel at one of the most impressive public gardens in the world, Keukenhof†, which presents a spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips spread out over 70 acres. Spend time ambling through this legendary garden, open only nine weeks a year and sometimes referred to as the “Garden of Europe.” (B,L,D)
Reminiscent of a classic ocean yacht, AmaVenita glides regally down Europe’s great rivers. Her tastefully refined staterooms are appointed with granite desks, and most with refreshing twin-balcony staterooms, so you can enjoy fresh air and scenic views, as well as marble bathrooms with soothing multi-jet showerheads. The inviting Main Restaurant accommodates both those wishing to socialize and those seeking a more intimate meal. Dedicated wine tables for groups feature a veritable rainbow of patterns reflecting the diverse cruisers and cultures you’ll be introduced to on your cruise. In addition to AmaWaterways’ signature exquisite, locally sourced cuisine, you’ll find a massage and hair salon, gift shop, specialty coffee station, walking track, heated pool, fitness room and, of course, a fleet of complimentary bikes to use ashore. And each night, the stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for enjoying performances by local entertainers.
Terms & Conditions: * Cruise fares listed are in CAD dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability at time of booking. Taxes and fees of $305 per person are in addition to the quoted fares. Pre-paid gratuities are complimentary. Past guest discounts and benefits may apply. International air fare, travel insurance and items of a personal nature are not included. Air fare and travel insurance may be purchased separately, please inquire. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your cruise, please inquire. Dates, prices and itineraries are subject to change. Terms and conditions of AmaWaterways also apply. Additional conditions apply.
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