Tulip Time Cruise on Avalon Tranquility II

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This springtime river cruise gets underway in Holland’s colorful capital of Amsterdam. This 700-year-old city offers an abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants to explore before you embark on your river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Sail through Rotterdam’s harbor, said to be the world’s busiest port. Garden enthusiasts will delight in a visit to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the "Garden of Europe." With 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with color. Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, known for its centuries-old history in diamond trading amid ancient buildings and monuments combined with modern architecture. In Ghent, Belgium, join a local expert for a guided tour of the city, including a visit to St. Baaf’s Cathedral.

Your cruise traverses back into Holland where you’ll explore Middelburg, formerly an important trading city. Get a sense of its historic wealth still evident today with its impressive structures like the Gothic-style Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square. No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the Delta Works, a storm flood barrier almost six miles long, constructed after the floods of 1953. This beautiful and historic springtime river cruise concludes with more time to explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam. See the most fascinating views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s "Golden Age."

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Rotterdam: Choice of half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 3 Antwerp: Choice guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Ghent: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Middelburg-Veere: Choice of guided walk in Middelburg or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of excursion to the Delta Works or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Willemstad: Choice of guided walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host; cheese tasting on board

Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of guided visit to Flower Auction, or canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

About Avalon Tranquility II
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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open–Air Balcony®, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored-your way.

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Apr 09, 2023 through
Apr 16, 2023
Apr 5, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$2,299.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7405804
Apr 02, 2023 through
Apr 09, 2023
Mar 29, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$2,899.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7405792
Apr 30, 2023 through
May 07, 2023
Apr 26, 2023 7:00 PM
7 Nights from
$3,299.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7405766
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