Day 1 – Amsterdam (embark)
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2 – Amsterdam
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour
Keukenhof Gardens is a 70-acre park planted with millions of tulips and other flowers—an extraordinary sight in the spring. Spend the day here or take a guided stroll through Amsterdam's historic canal district and visit a restored 17th-century canal house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.
Day 3 – Schoohoven (Schoonhoven of Kinderdijk), Heusden
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Schoonhoven walking discovery tour OR Kinderdijk windmills
Take a tour of a silversmithing town or venture forth to Kinderdijk to see its 19 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills. Learn about the historical significance of these engineering marvels in the Netherlands’ long quest to hold back the sea. If you wish, you’ll have an opportunity to climb inside one of these iconic structures.
Day 4 – Heusden
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Van Gogh “Village Day” in Nuenen with countryside lunch, and choice of exclusive Hieronymus Bosch exhibit visit at Noordbrabants Museum OR Heusden “Village Day”
Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps as you stroll through Nuenen, where the artist once lived. After lunch in an old water mill, view the Hieronymus Bosch exhibit at the Noordbrabants Museum or walk or cycle through Heusden, where you can observe a working mill or learn to make bread at a local bakery.
Day 5 – Maastricht
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Maastricht walking discovery tour OR Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial visit
Your first stop in the Netherlands—Maastricht—is a city with nearly 1,700 national heritage sites, some of which can be seen on your Old Town tour. Or, make a pilgrimage to the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of thousands of U.S. soldiers who perished during the second World War.
Day 6 – Antwerp
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Antwerp walking discovery tour with Belgian brewery tasting OR Antwerp city tour with Rubens House visit
Your tour of Antwerp features the City Hall, Market Square and the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four works by Peter Paul Rubens. Later, enjoy a beer tasting at a local brewery. Or, choose a panoramic city tour that visits the palatial home where Rubens once lived and worked.
Day 7 – Brussels
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Brussels city tour with choice of Planet Chocolate demonstration and tasting OR Floralia Brussels at Castle Groot-Bijgaarden
After a panoramic tour of Belgium’s capital city, get an up-close view of the city center on foot. Treat yourself to something delicious at Planet Chocolate or visit beautiful gardens open to the public just one month each year. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Note: The Spring Show at Castle Groot-Bijgaarden is only offered for cruises that depart on or after April 3.
Day 8 – Brussels (disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to Brussels Airport for your flight home.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant springtime splendor of Europe’s Low Countries.
From magnificent displays of natural beauty to wondrous works by artists and artisans, the splendors of this region will take your breath away. Explore bustling towns that were once ancient Roman settlements, hunt for unique treasures in medieval villages, marvel at works by Dutch and Flemish masters, and witness acres of colorful tulips stretching as far as the eye can see. Discover the sophisticated charms of Brussels and the artistic treasures of Antwerp before continuing on to the Netherlands, where you'll explore the dynamic city of Maastricht and 's-Hertogenbosch, hometown of artist Hieronymous Bosch. Walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps in Nuenen and visit the old silversmithing town of Schoonhoven. Stroll through the legendary Keukenhof Gardens, which boasts more seven million spectacular blooms, and conclude your cruise in Amsterdam, one of the great capital cities of the world.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 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
6 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
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the stylish River Ambassador
3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
All transfers on arrival and departure days
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "A Unified Modern Europe From Maastricht to Brussels"
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.