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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 three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Welcome to Holland. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.
Day 2 AMSTERDAM (EMBARKATION)
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” Join a 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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIJMEGEN
Day 3 NIJMEGEN
Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Famous Mills
Join a Guided Sightseeing to discover Arnhem—a key WWII operations site and home to impressive historical monuments and memorials—then visit a medieval castle for a regional herb and vegetable product tasting, OR:
Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem.
Enjoy nature’s splendor on this Guided Hike through Hoge Veluwe National Park, the Netherlands’ oldest and largest nature reserve!
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAASTRICHT
Day 4 MAASTRICHT
Dutch History, School Spirit, and an Architectural Feast
Enjoy an early morning sailing to Maastricht.
Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, historical buildings, and impressively cobblestoned town center.
Join a Guided Experience in a unique natural reserve and discover the typical heath landscape of Benelux.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NAMUR
Day 5 NAMUR, BELGIUM
Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés
While sailing satisfy your curiosity about botany and nature during a lecture hosted by a local expert.
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the picturesque old-town, fortress citadel, and medieval architecture.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NAMUR
Day 6 LIÈGE
Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles
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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP
Day 7 ANTWERP
A Rubenesque Cathedral in Artful Antwerp
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
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, OR:
Spend some time surrounded by nature’s magnificence on this inspiring guided excursion to the Arboretum Kalmthout botanical gardens. While sailing, discover more about botany and nature joining a lecture hosted by a local expert.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BRUSSELS
Day 8 BRUSSELS
Ancient Landmarks and New Haunts
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, OR:
See the major highlights of Brussels and join a do-it-yourself chocolate workshop for a fun and interactive experience.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BRUSSELS
Day 9 BRUSSELS (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.