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Tulip Time Cruise
7 Nights Cruise from Amsterdam to Amsterdam

Avalon Tulip Time Cruise
Central European Expeience Map
2018 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Amsterdam (WAA) - 8 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Impression , Vista, Illumination

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation Day)

Welcome to Amsterdam! Holland’s sophisticated, modern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants has a distinct ambiance. The streets, squares, and canals—not to mention the bike paths throughout the city—make for a vibrant atmosphere, and with over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception. Before dinner, your ship glides out of Amsterdam harbor and heads for Rotterdam. (D)

NOTE: Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Day 2: Rotterdam.Excursion to Gouda or Keukenhof Gardens

This morning, cruise through Rotterdam harbor and enjoy a leisurely morning on board before you have the choice this afternoon: take a guided excursion to GOUDA, famous for its gouda cheese, syrup waffles, clay pipes, and elaborate city hall. Alternatively, you may opt to visit the gardens of EUKENHOF near Lisse, which encompass over 70 acres of parkland with lakes, sculpture gardens, greenhouses, and a windmill to explore. Every year, 7 million flower bulbs are planted, and you have the chance to see the spectacular display of colors not only from the tulips, but also from hyacinths, daffodils, and more. If you’re a garden enthusiast, you may opt for an extended visit to Keukenhof, with lunch on your own in the gardens. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp is Belgium’s second-largest city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. It merges the new with the old and offers the attractions and atmosphere you’d expect from a European city—friendly people, fabulous architecture, chic shops, interesting museums, vibrant cafés, charming galleries, and historic monuments. INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING with a Local Guide shows you its superb architecture; the central GROTE MARKT, lined with 16th-century houses; the beautiful city hall, completed in 1566; and the Church of Our Lady, started in 1352 and featuring paintings by Rubens. An optional excursion is available to nearby Brussels, Belgium’s capital and home of the European Union. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Ghent

In a unique way, Ghent, the “diamond” of Flanders, has managed to preserve its medieval charm and power while keeping up with the times. A LOCAL GUIDE will proudly point out that the city center alone is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success. Visit ST. BAAF’S CATHEDRAL, which houses remarkable art treasures, including the most important work in Flemish art, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, created by the Van Eyck brothers around 1432. On your own, explore the traffic-free streets in the city center; see Gravensteen, the “Castle of the Counts,” an imposing castle in the city that was built in 1180; or join an optional excursion to fascinating Bruges with its criss-crossed canals and charming old patrician houses. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Middelburg, Holland–Veere. Excursion to the Delta Works

This morning, a WALKING TOUR of Middelburg will acquaint you with this Dutch East India Company trading city, which was originally built as a Zeeland stronghold against the water and from enemies. Later, it became a prosperous merchant city that spent great wealth on the construction of important buildings, such as the 15th-century gothic Town Hall. Rejoin your ship for lunch and the short cruise to Veere, where you will visit the nearby DELTA WORKS. After the flood of 1953, during which more than 1,800 people drowned in one night, the Delta Plan was born to prevent a disaster of this magnitude from ever happening again. Taking 30 years to complete, the storm flood barrier stands as the final defense in the battle against the water—almost six miles long and considered a technical miracle. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Willemstad

This morning, dock in Willemstad and explore this small historical town with well-preserved fortifications at your own pace. One of the oldest buildings in town is the old gatehouse at the entrance of Willemstad, and as you walk around you will notice a wide variety of building styles. The town even has its own windmill towering high above the marina and in the very center of the seven pointed, star-shaped town, stands the Koepelkerk (Rounded Church). Depart Willemstad at lunchtime and enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruising. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Amsterdam

After breakfast, set out to discover the treasures of this city by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” This afternoon is free for your personal exploration or you may choose from a number of optional excursions. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered
  • You can combine this program with the new "Tulips of Northern Holland Cruise" (8 days Amsterdam to Amsterdam)

2018 Departures

Program Start Date
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Amsterdam
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship

Category E - Lower Deck fwd w/ window

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Apr 6, 2018†
Impression
$2,549
$2,748
$3,698
$3,748
$3,848
$4,548
Apr 10, 2018
Vista
$2,649
$2,848
$3,798
$3,848
$3,948
$4,648

Apr 13,2018†

Impression

$2,749

$2,948
$3,898
$3,948
$4,048
$4,748
Apr 13,2018
Illumination
$2,749
$2,948
$3,898
$3,948
$4,048
$4,748
Apr 17, 2018
Vista
$2,749
$2,948
$3,898
$3,948
$4,048
$4,748
Apr 20, 2018
Impression

$2,849

$3,048
$3,998
$4,048
$4,148
$4,848
Apr 20, 2018
Ilumination
$2,849
$3,048
$3,998
$4,048
$4,148
$4,848
Apr 24, 2018
Vista
$2,949
$3,148
$4,098
$4,148
$4,248
$4,948
Apr 27, 2018
Illumination
$3,049
$3,248
$4,198
$4,248
$4,348
$5,048
May 1, 2018
Vista
$3,099
$3,298
$4,248
$4,298
$4,398
$5,098
Departures April 13 and April 20 will operate the Amsterdam canal cruise on Day 2 instead of Day 7, thereby advancing by one day the remainder of the itinerary.
† Special Interest Cruise: April 6, 2018 is offered as Beer Tasting Cruise; April 13, 2018 is offered as Garden & Nature Cruise.
Port charges : Additional $168 per passenger.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.

Prices Do Include:

Daily afternoon
• 7 nights Cruise in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner
• Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Farewell Dinner
• Daily guided sightseeing program conducted by a Certified Local Guide
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer or soft drinks with dinner onboard
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by local chefs, entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise.
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare, transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port charges
• Gratuities
• Other personal expenses

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