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2023 Season

Tulip Time Cruise with 1 Night in Amsterdam for Garden & Nature Lovers


cruise: WAAQ-T2
9 days from Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Begin your Tulip Time vacation your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your springtime river cruise through Holland and Belgium, perfect for garden and nature enthusiasts. For flower lovers, an expert botanist accompanies you on this tulip season cruise, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants. 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. You’ll still get a sense of its historic wealth today with its impressive structures like the Gothic 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 vacation 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.”

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Day 1 Amsterdam: Welcome to Amsterdam

Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Off the beaten path walking tour; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Rotterdam: Choice of half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 4 Antwerp: Visit of a botanical garden; choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard botany lecture

Day 5 Ghent: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 6 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 7 Willemstad: Choice of guided walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard cheese tasting; onboard botany lecture

Day 8 Amsterdam: Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host or visit to Amsterdam secret gardens

Day 9 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

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.

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.