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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels 2020

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Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium River Cruise (WAX)

Starting from $3,498
Ship(s): Avalon Imagery II

River Cruise Description

If you love beautiful tulips and iconic windmills, you’ll love this fabulous 8-day Avalon European river cruise from charming Amsterdam to bustling Brussels. Many travelers have dreamed of picturesque windmills and colorful blooming fields of tulips. You might say, as you peacefully cruise through beautiful Europe on the tranquil Rhine River – all your dreams will come true. On this amazing 8 Day Avalon River Cruise From Amsterdam to Brussels 2020, you’ll visit Arnhem’s impressive WWII Airborne Museum, and you’ll join your luxurious cruise ship in quaint Nijmegen and visit the striking forest setting of ‘s-Hertogenbosch to enjoy some delicious Dutch chocolate desserts. You also have the option to visit a fantastic fruit and flower farm and personally meet the miller there to enjoy learning a little history of an ancient 15th-century windmill. While on your Rhine River cruise, you’ll enjoy a wonderful carriage ride, which takes you through the nearby picturesque nature reserve where you can be a birdwatcher for elegant herons, storks, birds of prey, not to mention the stunning wild horses. If you choose, you can get some exercise on a guided bike ride along the peaceful Rhine River banks of Arnhem. In charming Maastricht, you’ll have the choice between a sightseeing tour of the old cobblestoned university town, or a fascinating working mill to make your own delicious Limburg pie. Then it’s on to beautiful Belgium for a breathtaking tour of ancient town of Namur where you’ll have some free time to browse its medieval architecture, friendly cafes with the locals, and bookshops. In charming Liège, you’ll marvel at the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City” as well as its adventurous streets, steps, and narrow alleyways. Next on your Rhine River cruise, you’ll explore the historic city of Antwerp – known as the birthplace of the world-renowned painter Pieter Paul Rubens. You’ll stroll its cobbled avenues amongst stunning 16th-century guildhall houses and the elegant cathedral’s breathtaking altarpiece paintings by the famous artist on your guided tour of what’s known as the diamond capital. In beautiful Brussels, you’ll discover ancient landmark buildings of Town Hall with a fabulous collection of bustling cafes and wonderful shops on the Lower Town streets during your expertly guided tour. While your wonderful 8 Day Avalon River Cruise From Amsterdam to Brussels 2020 ends here, we hope you’ll take many terrific memories and beautiful photographs of Holland and Belgium with you as you travel safely home.

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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

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.Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

*NOTE: Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2:00 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Arnhem

A Duke’s Forest and a Dutch Treat
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem.

You will meet up with your ship in Nijmegen and have lunch onboard before heading off for more fun excursions.

Classic
Join a Guided Excursion to‘s-Hertogenbosch (meaning the Duke’s Forest). Sample a Bossche Bol—a decadent cream puff covered in Dutch chocolate, OR:
Discovery
Visit a windmill and family-operated fruit and flower farm. Hear the history of a 15th century windmill with a local flour miller. Then enjoy a carriage ride through the Ooijipolder nature reserve-home to herons, storks, birds of prey, and wild horses, OR:
Active
Join in a Guided Bike Ride to explore the river banks of Arnhem.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Maastricht

Dutch History, Modern Spirit, and Fresh Pie
Classic
Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, and buildings, and impressively cobblestoned town center, OR:
Discovery
Take a Guided Visit to an old working mill still in operation. At the end of your visit, join the interactive museum and bake your own Vlaai—a delicious Limburg pie.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 NAMUR, BELGIUM

Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés
Classic
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the picturesque old-town, fortress citadel, and medieval architecture.

Stroll along Namur’s cobblestone lanes on your own during your free time, stopping to visit its charming cafés and bookshops. This evening, you’ll be treated to live entertainment on board your ship.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Liège 

Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles
Classic
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Fiery City” of Liège with its beautiful ancient quarters, peculiar alleys, and romantic streets. Don’t miss sampling authentically sweet Liège Waffles.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Antwerp

A Grand Gothic Cathedral 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.

Relax, kick back and have a cocktail or coffee on your ship as you sail to Brussels this afternoon. Later, you’ll be treated to dinner and live entertainment.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Brussels

Ancient Landmarks and New Finds
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of Brussels, see the Town Hall with its landmark buildings and discover the many local bars, cafés and shops of the Lower Town Streets.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Brussels (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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