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Tulips & Windmills
(Amsterdam to Antwerp)

10 days with Uniworld  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Amsterdam
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2 – Amsterdam
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Amsterdam by canal with either Van Gogh Museum OR Rijksmuseum visit OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

See Amsterdam from the unique perspective of a canal cruise, followed by a tour of one of two acclaimed museums. Or, opt to take a guided stroll through Amsterdam’s canal district to a restored 17th-century canal house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 – Amsterdam (Haarlem)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens OR Keukenhof Gardens combined with Haarlem walking discovery tour with Teylers Museum visit

Spend the day at Keukenhof Gardens, an extraordinary site boasting seven million flowers. Or enjoy a half day at the gardens and either relax onboard after lunch or visit Haarlem's historic center and the oldest museum in the Netherlands, with free time to explore on your own. 

Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.

Day 4 – Hoorn (Enkhuizen)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Hoorn walking discovery tour and “Life on the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit

Discover Hoorn’s seafaring past as you tour the city on foot. At your next port of call, stroll through the fascinating Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed village showcasing 19th-century Dutch life and culture. For more active sightseeing, bike around City Ring—an earthen dike—aboard one of the ship’s complimentary bicycles.

Day 5 – Nijmegen
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of National Liberation Museum OR Kröller-Müller Museum visit

From Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, join an excursion to the nearby National Liberation Museum for an eye-opening perspective on WWII. Or, you can opt to see a  fine collection of paintings by Van Gogh and other works by 19th- and 20th-century master artists.

Day 6 – Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht
FEATURED EXCURSION: Kinderdijk windmills

Cruise through the Rotterdam harbor, the world’s third-largest port, and explore the city on your own. Continue on to Kinderdijk, an area with 19 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. If you wish, you will have a chance to climb inside one of these historic and iconic structures.

Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

Day 7 – Veere
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Delta Works museum and guided stroll into the artists’ village of Veere

The Delta Works Museum presents a wonderful overview of Dutch windmills and other engineering marvels used in the Netherlands’ long battle to hold back the sea. You’ll also have time to explore Veere, with its cozy harbor and 16th-century merchant houses. Relax onboard as the ship cruises through the picturesque Zeeland area.

Day 8 – Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day Bruges with canal cruise and walking discovery tour OR Ghent walking discovery tour with Ghent Floralies flower show

Enjoy a tour of well-preserved Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with historic architecture. Or explore Ghent, one of the oldest cities in Belgium, with a guided tour featuring the medieval center and the famous Ghent Altarpiece. During the Ghent Floralies this spring, the streets will be lined with lavish flower displays.

Day 9 – Antwerp
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Antwerp walking discovery tour with Cathedral of Our Lady OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Antwerp walking tour

Take a tour of Antwerp's architectural highlights, including the Cathedral of Our Lady and its masterpieces by Rubens. Or experience the city as the locals do, with a metro ride, a stroll through the main shopping district, and samples of iconic Belgian foods. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 10 – Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels Airport
Disembark the ship in Antwerp and transfer to Brussels Airport for your flight home.

Tour Map
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A beautiful springtime journey that ventures beyond the region’s most iconic symbols.

Discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium on this resplendent springtime cruise. Stroll through acres of brilliantly colored tulips at Keukenhof Gardens and visit the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk, engineering marvels that have protected the Low Countries from flooding for centuries. Wander through the postcard-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor Zuiderzee museum. Gaze upon the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in Amsterdam, and take in the dazzling skyline of Rotterdam as you cruise through its bustling harbor. Drift along the canals of Bruges, or admire the floral splendor of Ghent’s famous flower show, and “Do as the Locals Do” in vibrant Antwerp. All along the way, you’ll savor Dutch delights and Belgian treats on this luxurious and all-inclusive journey through two beloved countries shaped by water.
 

  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 8 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen, stately S.S. Maria Theresa or imperial River Duchess
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Life and Art in the Golden Age of the Low Lands”
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard River Queen, River Duchess or River Princess
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Itineraries and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
     
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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