2022 Season

Grand Bites, Brews, Views & Canals of Holland & Belgium with 1 Night in Brussels


cruise: WXAQ-T1 9 Day River Cruise Brussels to Amsterdam
Make your visions of tulip season in Holland and Belgium come into view! Begin your vacation your way with a night in Brussels before your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. You’ll join a guided tour to see the landmark buildings and inviting venues and enjoy a chocolate workshop before embarking on your river cruise from Brussels to Amsterdam. With special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample local specialties with onboard beer and cheese tasting and beer-and-food pairings. Delight in quintessential scenes of windmills, waterways, and rows of blooming color along the way.

Embark in Brussels and sail to Ghent—“The Diamond of Flanders.” Join a local expert for a canal boat followed by a brewery visit. Sail to Bossuit for moving battlefield remembrances, including In Flanders Fields Museum and the Last Post Ceremony. On to Holland for a visit to the former Dutch East India Company trading port of Middelburg. You’ll tour the Delta Works in Veere—a marvel of flood-protection. In Kinderdijk, see 19 windmills built in 1740 for water management-In Rotterdam the Erasmus Bridge and enjoy a culinary experience at Markthal. You’ll see why windmills are a symbol of Holland! Take in the tulips and other flowering bulbs in the flower farm regions of Zaandam and Haarlem and join a visit to Zaanse Schans. Conclude your river cruise through Belgium and Holland with a visit to Amsterdam. Take a guided canal cruise past bridges and homes of a golden age.
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Day 1 Brussels: Welcome to Brussels

Day 2 Brussels (Embarkation): Choice of guided tour, see the town hall or attend a chocolate workshop; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Ghent: Choice of canal boat with brewery visit or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Bossuit: Visit to Flanders Field Museum in Ypres; visit to the battlefields; Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

Day 5 Middelburg–Veere: Choice of guided tour in Middelburg or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of guided tour of the Delta Works or bike with your Adventure Host; beer and cheese tasting on board

Day 6 Kinderdijk–Rotterdam: Choice of guided tour in Kinderdijk or bike with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam; choice of guided tour in Rotterdam with culinary experience at Markthal or bike with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam; onboard food and beer pairing dinner

Day 7 Zaandam–Haarlem: Excursion to Zaanse Schans; choice of guided tour in Haarlem or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise, or biking tour

Day 9 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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cities and locations


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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.