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2023 Season

Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium for Garden and Nature Lovers with 1 Night in Amsterdam


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9 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Brussels
Begin your vacation in Holland and Belgium your way with a one-night stay in Amsterdam! Join us for a guided canal cruise through the iconic waterways of this city of the Golden Age and for a visit at Keukenhof Gardens or take free time to explore the colorful streets, galleries, and restaurants here.

If you’ve dreamed of a view filled with windmills and blooming fields of color in Holland and Belgium, it all comes true on your European river cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels, -perfect for garden and nature enthusiasts. For flower lovers, an expert botanist will provide lectures on board, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants! Cruise on the Rhine River with a visit to Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum, and free time in Nijmegen. If you prefer, take an e-bike ride through the nature reserve Oijpolder. In Maastricht, tour the old cobblestoned university town or learn more about the climate change.

On to Belgium for a sightseeing tour of medieval Namur, then Liège to see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City.” Explore the city of Antwerp—birthplace of the master painter Peter Paul Rubens. Stroll its cobbled lanes amid 16th-century guildhall houses and the cathedral’s stunning altarpiece paintings by the famous artist on your guided tour of the diamond capital. In Brussels, explore landmark buildings of Town Hall with a collection of cafes and shops on the Lower Town streets.

If you are a nature lover, you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful natural sites of the area by partaking in some unique excursions. Memories of Holland and Belgium will bloom in your memory for seasons to come!

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Day 1 Amsterdam: Welcome to Amsterdam

Day 2 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Canal cruise; visit at Keukenhof garden; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Nijmegen. Excursion to Arnhem: Choice of biking tour, or guided sightseeing of Arnhem, or guided tour of Airborne Museum in Arnhem; free time in Nijmegen

Day 4 Maastricht: Choice of guided tour, or visit to Hoge Kempen National Park and Research Center Ecotron, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Namur: Botany lecture; choice of guided tour, or visit water garden Les Jardins D’Annevoie or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Liège: Guided tour

Day 7 Antwerp-Brussels: Choice of guided tour in Antwerp, visit the central Grote Markt or bike with your Adventure Host or visit a botanical garden; botany lecture; free time in the evening in Brussels

Day 8 Brussels: Choice of guided tour, see the town hall, or attend a chocolate workshop or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Brussels (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 and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also 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.