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2023 Season

Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium for Garden and Nature Lovers


cruise: WAX-T1
8 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Brussels
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 accompanies you on this tulip season cruise, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants! Cruise on the Rhine River to visit Arnhem—home of WWII memorials and monuments. Choose a visit to Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum or 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 and free time to browse its ancient architecture, charming cafes, and bookshops. In Liège, see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City” as well as its romantic streets, steps, and tiny alleyways. Next, you’ll explore the city of Antwerp—birthplace of the master painter Pieter 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, you’ll find landmark buildings of Town Hall with a collection of cafes and shops on the Lower Town streets on your guided tour. 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. This river cruise through Holland and Belgium will bloom in your memory for seasons to come!

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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Nijmegen. Excursion to Arnhem: Choice of e-biking tour, or guided sightseeing of Arnhem, or guided tour of Airborne Museum in Arnhem; free time in Nijmegen

Day 3 Maastricht: Choice of guided tour, or visit to Hoge Kempen National Park and Research Center Ecotron, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Namur: Botany lecture; choice of guided tour, or visit water garden Les Jardins D’Annevoie, or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Liège: Guided tour

Day 6 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 7 Brussels: Choice of guided tour, see the town hall, or attend a chocolate workshop or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Brussels (Disembarkation): Your cruise 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.

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