8D Tulips of Northern Holland |from April-May 2021 | Free Upgrade to Suite
Amsterdam - Amsterdam
Mode of Travel
River Cruise Vessels
Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
8 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 7 Dinner
Amsterdam to Amsterdam | A seasonal program to explore some off the beaten paths, and tulips field in Northern Holland
DAY 1: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you''ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. SAILING TO ENKHUIZEN (D)
DAY 2: ENKHUIZEN
A Harbor Town''s History of Tulips, Trading, and the Zuiderzee Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise CLASSIC - Take a guided tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history, OR: DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms. Spend the rest of the afternoon walking or biking through Enkhuizen. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENKHUIZEN (B,L,D)
DAY 3: ENKHUIZEN
Dutch Delicacies with New Friends-in an Old Harbor Town CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Enkhuizen to get better acquainted with the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village, OR: DISCOVERY - Join us at the home of a Dutch family for authentic samples of local specialties and conversation, for a true Dutch experience. Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland. SNEEK, FRIESLAND Planets and Stars, Famous Cows, and Black Horses of Friesland CLASSIC - Take a Guided Excursion to visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium-the oldest planetarium still working in the world. Watch for the world-famous black-and-white cattle and black Friesian horses. There is time for a stroll before dinner. This evening enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SNEEK (B,L,D)
DAY 4: KAMPEN
The Golden Age of Ship Building, the National Liquor, and Cheese Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Kampen, the most powerful and prosperous town of the Netherlands before the rise of Amsterdam, OR: DISCOVERY - Take a Guided Tour of Lelystad''s Batavia Shipyard and board the hand-built replica of the historic Batavia. DISCOVERY - Enjoy an onboard Cheese Tasting with Genever-the national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KAMPEN (B,L,D)
DAY 5: ARNHEM
Spiced Honey Cake, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh DISCOVERY - This morning, attend an Onboard Lecture about Holland and a tasting of the authentic Dutch Deventer Koek Cake while cruising to Arnhem. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem''s Kroller-Muller Museum with the world''s second largest Van Gogh collection. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 6: ROTTERDAM
Windmills and Skyscrapers in Holland''s Modern Maritime Marvel CLASSIC - Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof-the world''s largest flower gardens-with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year. Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 7: AMSTERDAM
Canals of colourful Amsterdam CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam''s "Golden Age." You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam''s colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 8: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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