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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Amsterdam to Amsterdam 2020

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Tulips of Northern Holland River Cruise (WHA)

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

River Cruise Description

Dive and in go on an adventure through some of the most famous sites that Holland has to offer, all while experience some of the less-traveled roads of this region, to make for a one-of-a-kind and compelling river cruise excursion. This Tulips of Northern Holland, 8 day Avalon river cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam 2020 adventure is filled with beautiful tulips, incredible sights, exploration in amazing Holland towns, and so much more. In Northern Holland, experience the sight of some of the vibrant colors that cover the fields of tulips—part of which make this elegant country so striking and sought-after. Visit the Zuiderzee Museum to immerse yourself in the local history and culture of this region. There will be ample opportunity to meet with some of the locals prior to continuing on with your river cruise through the charming area of Friesland. Here, you will get the chance to experience the incredible Royal Planetarium which was nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, take a tour of the Batavia shipyard and get the chance to walk on board a ship that is an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself, or opt for a guided tour on foot to explore the charming town of Kampen. Get the chance to experience a true taste of the local culture with a sampling of local cheese and Genever on board. There is never a dull moment on this amazing Avalon river cruise through Holland.

Sail through the modern-styled harbor of the town of Rotterdam following either a half- or full-day excursion to get a close up look of the mind-blowing colors that cover the “Garden of Europe,” the Keukenhof. Boasting over a 70-acre span of lakes and parkland, Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. A river cruise through Holland would be considered incomplete without a stop to spend some time in Holland’s lively and energetic modern capital city of Amsterdam. This city beautifully combines its historical 17th-century sculptures, buildings, and museums with a modern feel that puts a twist on historic and modern architecture. Get a look into some of the most thrilling views that this city has to offer on a canal cruise along the waters of the enchanting grachten adorned with homes from the city’s “Golden Age.” You will see why this Tulips of Northern Holland, 8 day Avalon river cruise roundtrip from Amsterdam 2020 is a trip you won’t want to miss.

River Cruise Promos

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 15, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Visionary$4,198$3,948Call Us!
Apr 22, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Tranquility II$3,348$3,098Call Us!
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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 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

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

Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You are invited 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. NOTE: Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30pm pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

(Dinner) 

Day 2 Enkhuizen

A Harbor Town’s History of Tulips, Trading, and the Zuiderzee
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.

Feel free to spend your afternoon relaxing, or exploring by walking or biking through Enkhuizen. After dinner, you’ll be treated to onboard live entertainment.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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.
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Kampen

The Golden Age of Ship Building, the National Liquor, and Cheese
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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 Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collection.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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. You may opt to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area on your own, perhaps on one of Avalon’s free bikes. Before dinner, you’ll sail through the Rotterdam harbor.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 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.”

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

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

Your fabulous 8-day river cruise vacation ends with a wonderful breakfast this morning.

(Breakfast)

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