2022 Season

Tulips of Northern Holland with 1 Night in Amsterdam for Garden & Nature Lovers


cruise: WHAQ-T1 9 days from Amsterdam to Amsterdam
Begin your Tulip of Northern Holland 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 your Avalon Suite Ship® in Amsterdam. Explore the legendary sites of Holland on this springtime river cruise through Northern Holland perfect for garden and nature enthusiasts. For flower lovers, an expert accompanies you on this tulip season cruise, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants. Visit the famous fields of blooming tulips, or take a guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and Dutch maritime history. There is an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your vacation through the area of Friesland. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nominee. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself. Get a true taste of the culture with an onboard tasting of local cheese and Genever. Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam after a half- or full-day excursion to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 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. This beautiful and historic vacation concludes with more time to explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam. The city combines its historical 17th-century buildings, sculptures, and museums with a modern feel. 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.” Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing Aalsmeer Flower Auction on our March 24th departure!
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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 Enkhuizen: Choice of visit to the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Enkhuizen. Excursion to Friesland—Sneek: Guided walk of Enkhuizen; excursion to Friesland, visit the planetarium; free time in Sneek

Day 5 Lelystad: Botany lecture; choice of guided tour of the Batavia shipyard or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard cheese and Genever tasting

Day 6 Arnhem: Lecture and local specialties tasting on board; choice of visit to the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein or to the Kröller-Müller Museum; botany lecture

Day 7 Rotterdam: Choice of half or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or Rotterdam walking tour or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 8 Amsterdam: Visit to Flower Auction*; canal cruise

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

*March 24th departure only
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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.

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  • 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.
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