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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Amsterdam to Amsterdam 2020

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Tulip Time Cruise River Cruise (WAA)

Starting from $3,049
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon Visionary

River Cruise Description

Appreciate beautiful tulips and so much more during this Tulip Time, 8 day Avalon river cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam 2020. Enjoy the sights and sounds on this scenic river cruise getaway that embarks from Holland’s modern and lively capital city of Amsterdam. This 700-year-old historic city has much to offer from an astounding amount of classic architecture, quaint cafés, and delightful restaurants to explore prior to beginning your European river cruise adventure through the incredible countries of Holland and Belgium. Cruise through Rotterdam’s harbor, known to be one of the busiest ports in the world. Those who consider themselves to be Garden enthusiasts will relish in a visit to experience the vibrant and mesmerizing colors of the “Garden of Europe,” the Keukenhof. With 70 spanning acres of lakes and parkland, Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Following, cruise on to Antwerp—Belgium’s second largest city that boasts its splendor through its genius blending of ancient buildings and monuments with modern architecture. In the city of Ghent, Belgium, take part in a guided tour of the city, led by a local expert, who will take you to visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral. As you circle back to Holland, you will have a chance to stop in Middleburg, which formerly functioned as an important trading city. You will still get a glimpse of its wealth today with a chance to see some of its striking structures such as the gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and the lively Market Square. Your trip to Holland will be deemed incomplete without a visit to the technical wonder that is the Delta Works—a flood barrier that spans nearly six miles long that was built in response to the flooding of 1953. This gorgeous and historic river cruise in the spring will come to a close after you’ve had one last chance to experience the thrilling city of Amsterdam. Make sure to see some of the most incredible views that this city has to offer by way of canal cruise along the waters of the elegant grachten, decorated with homes that date back as far as the city’s “Golden Age.” Be sure to ask CruiseExperts.com for more helpful tips when planning this amazing Tulip Time, 8 day Avalon river cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam 2020.

River Cruise Promos

FLY FREE AIR from Select US cities

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX

FREE AIR + $500 Off per couple

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.

Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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Apr 4, 2020Avalon Panorama$4,198Call Us!
Apr 8, 2020Avalon Visionary$4,198Call Us!
Apr 11, 2020Avalon Panorama$4,248Call Us!
Apr 15, 2020Avalon Tranquility IIWaitlistCall Us!
Apr 18, 2020Avalon Panorama$4,348Call Us!
Apr 22, 2020Avalon Visionary$3,348Call Us!
Apr 25, 2020Avalon Panorama$3,398Call Us!
Apr 27, 2020Avalon Artistry II$3,498Call Us!
Apr 29, 2020Avalon Tranquility II$4,448Call Us!
May 2, 2020 FLY FREE AIR from Select US citiesAvalon Panorama$3,498Call Us!
May 4, 2020 FLY FREE AIR from Select US citiesAvalon Artistry II$3,498Call Us!
May 6, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Visionary$3,299$3,049Call Us!
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland. Transfer to Haarlem (Embarkation)

Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Welcome to beautiful Amsterdam! Holland’s sophisticated, ultramodern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This captivating 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, bustling cafés, and restaurants creates a distinct ambiance. The narrow streets, impressive squares, and tranquil canals – not to mention the convenient bike paths throughout the city – make for a vibrant atmosphere, and with more than 60 remarkable museums, Amsterdam boasts the highest museum density in the world. This afternoon, you’ll board your luxurious Avalon river cruise ship and meet your friendly captain and crew at a casual evening welcome reception. Before you enjoy a great dinner, your ship slips peacefully out of Amsterdam harbor and heads for charming Rotterdam.

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

(Dinner)

Day 2 Rotterdam.Excursion to Gouda or Keukenhof Garden

Windmills and Skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime Marvel
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.

Relax and enjoy this afternoon on the harbor-side in Rotterdam with an artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink of half coffee, half milk. Consider taking a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Before dinner, you’ll cruise through the scenic Rotterdam harbor. Later, have fun with live entertainment on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Antwerp, Belgium

Gothic Cathedral, Crêpes, and Waffles in Artful Antwerp
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.

For something different, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to the nearby capital, Brussels—considered home to the European Union, and admire its magnificent palaces and cathedrals. Or perhaps take time to explore on your own and indulge in Antwerp’s signature Belgian waffles and crêpes—and learn more about this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Ghent

Ghent’s Cobblestones, Canals, and Cosmopolitan Charisma
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.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges to explore its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Explore its crisscrossed canals, the 13th-century belfry of Market Square, and charming patrician houses.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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

A Spicy History in Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor Town
Classic
Join a Guided Walking Tour of the historic merchant city of Middelburg—with its 15th-century gothic Town Hall. You’ll learn about the spice trade of this Dutch harbor capital of Zeeland, its prosperity in the Dutch East India Company trading, and origins as a stronghold city. Enjoy its winding cobbled streets and canals that circle Old Town.

Enjoy biking or walking through Middelburg during your free time, sampling Babbelaar cookies, fries, or beer before cruising to Veere this afternoon.

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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Willemstad

Willemstad’s Windmills and Historic Harbor
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early jogging 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Amsterdam

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Discovery
Discover Aalsmeer Flower Auction—the largest in the world, where around 20 milion 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.”

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.  Enjoy your free time exploring Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

While your fabulous river cruise vacation ends with a wonderful breakfast this morning, you’ll surely take many wonderful memories with you and hopefully some fantastic photographs of your fascinating experiences.

(Breakfast)

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