Tulip Time Highlights

12/29/2022 through 04/20/2023
12/29/2022 through 04/30/2023
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Tranquility II

See your visions of tulip season in Holland and Belgium come into view while cruising from Brussels to Amsterdam. Take in the quintessential Dutch scenes of windmills, waterways, and seemingly endless rows of blooming color. Embark in Brussels and sail to Ghent—“The Diamond of Flanders.” Visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral with its stunning Flemish artwork. Sail to Bossuit for moving battlefield remembrances, including In Flanders Fields Museum and the Last Post Ceremony. On to Holland for a visit the former Dutch East India Company trading port. Visit the fascinating Flood Museum to hear and see the stories of the flood of 1953. In Kinderdijk, see 19 windmills built in 1740 for water management and marvel at the Erasmus Bridge in the historic port city of Rotterdam.

Be amazed at the varieties and volume of tulips and other flowering bulbs in the flower farm regions of Zaandam and Haarlem before docking for two nights in Amsterdam. Take a guided canal cruise past bridges and homes of a golden age.

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Day 1 Brussels (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Ghent: Choice of guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Bossuit: Visit to Flanders Field Museum in Ypres; visit to the battlefields; Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

Day 4 Middelburg–Veere: Choice of guided tour in Middelburg or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of visit of the Flood Museum and guided walking tour of Veere or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Kinderdijk–Rotterdam: Choice of guided tour in Kinderdijk or bike with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam; choice of guided tour in and Rotterdam or bike with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 6 Zaandam–Haarlem: Free time in Zaandam; choice of guided tour in Haarlem or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise, or biking tour

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

Itinerary

Day 1 Brussels, Belgium (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Ghent
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Day 3 Bossuit
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Day 4 Middelburg, Holland
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Day 5 Kinderdijk – Rotterdam
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Day 6 Zaandam
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Day 7 Amsterdam
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Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
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