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Springtime in Holland and Belgium with 1 Night in Amsterdam (WAHQ2022)

Code: WAHQ-2022

A 16-Day Avalon Waterways tour starting from $6,457.00

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Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Belgium, Holland, Netherlands

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights
Day 1 Amsterdam: welcome to Amsterdam

Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Rotterdam: half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 4 Antwerp: guided sightseeing

Day 5 Ghent: guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf 's Cathedral

Day 6 Middelburg-Veere: guided walk in Middelburg; excursion to the Delta Works

Day 7 Willemstad: guided walking tour; cheese tasting on board

Day 8 Amsterdam: choice of guided visit to Flower Auction or canal cruise

Day 9 Amsterdam: free time

Day 10 Enkhuizen: choice of visit to the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen

Day 11 Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland-Sneek: guided walk of Enkhuizen; excursion to Friesland, visit the planetarium; free time in Sneek

Day 12 Lelystad: choice of guided tour of the Batavia shipyard or visit to the Floriade International Horticoltural Expo*; onboard cheese and Genever tasting

Day 13 Arnhem: lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit to the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein or to the Kröller-Müller Museum

Day 14 Rotterdam: choice of half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or Rotterdam walking tour; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 15 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
* 8 April departure only

Overview

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Springtime in Holland & Belgium with 1 Night in Amsterdam

Vacation Overview


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Springtime in Holland and Belgium with 1 Night in Amsterdam (WAHQ2022) Day 1:
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND Welcome to Holland.

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.

Day 2:
AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) Amsterdam Off the Beaten Path.

Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

CLASSIC Discover the true beauty of Amsterdam with an off-the-beaten-path Guided Walking Tour through its cobblestone streets for a captivating look at this legendary city.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you 'll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM

(B,D)

Day 3:
ROTTERDAM Dutch Treats and Flowers Sweet.

Visit the Adventure Center for today 's activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Join a full or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof--known as the "Garden of Europe"--for its 70 acres of lush parkland, lakes, and the world 's largest flower gardens--with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year.

Take some free time to relax on the harbor-side in Rotterdam with an artisan beer, a slice of appeltaart (Dutch apple pie), and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink with equal parts coffee and milk. 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 onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP

(B,L,D)

Day 4:
ANTWERP, BELGIUM Cathedrals, Carats and Crêpes

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You 'll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the nearby capital, Brussels--considered home to the European Union, and admire its magnificent palaces and cathedrals.

You might prefer to take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp 's signature Belgian waffles and crêpes--or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT

(B,L,D)

Day 5:
GHENT Medieval Masterpieces and Flemish Finery

CLASSIC Explore Ghent--"The Diamond of Flanders"--with a Guided Sightseeing Tour of this showcase of medieval Flemish wealth. You 'll visit St. Bavo 's Cathedral--with its remarkable Flemish artwork.

You may choose to join a 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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG

(B,L,D)

Day 6:
MIDDLEBURG, HOLLAND A Spicy History in Middleburg 's Dutch Harbor Town

Join your Adventure Host for today 's special activities.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. See the 15th-century gothic Town Hall and learn about its important role in the spice trade and Dutch East India trading.

Spend some free time biking or walking through Middelburg to sample Babbelaar cookies, fries, or beer before cruising to Veere.

VEERE

The Delta Works Stand Strong as a Technical Marvel

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, and a miracle of modern technology.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WILLEMSTAD

(B,L,D)

Day 7:
WILLEMSTAD Willemstad 's Windmills and Historic Harbor

ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host in Willemstad.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Willemstad and discover its many beautifully restored buildings from the 17th and 18th Century.

DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a Cheese Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Amsterdam

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)

Day 8:
AMSTERDAM Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

DISCOVERY Discover Aalsmeer Flower Auction--the largest in the world, where around 20 million flowers are sold every day. Later enjoy a typical Dutch breakfast, OR:

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam 's "Golden Age."

This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam 's colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)

Day 9:
AMSTERDAM Holland 's Lively Capital

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.

OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ENKHUIZEN

(B,L,D)

Day 10:
ENKHUIZEN Tulips Fields, Flower Farms 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 11:
ENKHUIZEN Home and Hearth in a Dutch Harbor Town

Visit the Adventure Center for Today 's activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Enkhuizen to experience the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village.

Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland.

SNEEK, FRIESLAND

The Heaven, Holsteins, and 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.

Take time for a stroll before dinner.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SNEEK

(B,L,D)

Day 12:
LELYSTAD Maritime Marvels of 17th-Century Shipbuilding and Horticoltural Expo

Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise.

DISCOVERY Learn all about the Netherlands ' shipbuilding and seafaring past on this exciting step into the Golden Age at the Batavia visitor 's center and museum, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit the Floriade, International Horticoltural Expo, an international exhibition of flowers and gardening that is held every 10 years in the Netherlands*.

OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ARNHEM

*April 8, departure only

(B,L,D)

Day 13:
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 Kröller-Müller Museum with the world 's second largest Van Gogh collection.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM

(B,L,D)

Day 14:
ROTTERDAM Blooming Bulbs and Bold Bridge Design

Join your Adventure Host for today 's special activities.

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, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge.

Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam.Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

EVENING CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)

Day 15:
AMSTERDAM Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam 's "Golden Age", OR:

ACTIVE See the sights of Amsterdam from a unique perspective by joining our Guided Jogging Tour of the city--all at an easy pace with stops for commentary.

This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam 's colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

(B,L,D)

Day 16:
AMSTERDAM Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-866-475-7023 to confirm availability and pricing.

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