2022 Season

Tulip Time Cruise with 3 Nights in Paris for Beer Enthusiasts


cruise: WAA1-T1
11 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Paris
Your European river cruise through Holland and Belgium begins in the colorful capital of the Netherlands—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. For beer enthusiasts, a knowledgeable Beer Expert joins your cruise to host lectures, beer tasting, and food-and-beer-pairings for an authentic Holland and Belgium River cruise experience. 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, combining ancient buildings and monuments with modern architecture. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to a local brewery. Join a guided tour of Ghent, including a visit to St. Baaf’s Cathedral. A canal boat tour with a brewery visit is also included. Your cruise traverses back into Holland to visit Middelburg, and Willemstad. 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.

Return to Amsterdam to see the most fascinating areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing Aalsmeer Flower Auction. You’ll then continue your European vacation with a high-speed train transfer to spend 3 nights in Paris—“The City of Light.” Enjoy guided sightseeing of this iconic city, and spend another full day at your own pace to experience the wonderful cafés, museums, and legendary cityscape in the most romantic city in the world. Your Local Host® is available with recommendations and assistance in making the most of your free time in Paris—as part of your Monograms Paris vacation package.

Your Tulip Time cruise and visit to Paris will bloom in your memory for many seasons to come. You’ll want to return again or add more beautiful journeys to your future travel wishes.

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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Rotterdam: Choice of Half- or full-day visit to Keukenh of Gardens or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam; onboard beer lecture

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

Day 4 Ghent: Choice of guided sightseeing with brewery visit, 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; onboard food & beer pairing dinner

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

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

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris, France: Transfer from your ship to the train station, then travel by high-speed train (first class) to Paris

Day 9 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise

Day 10 Paris: Full day at leisure

Day 11 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning
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.