Amsterdam to Amsterdam I 8 days from $1,589 per person
Find out about Holland in the very best way by cruising along one of the special, extensive waterways that form an elaborate network stretching throughout the country. You will glide past almost endless tulip fields and see many small picturesque places in the course of quite a number of memorable excursions. In addition to visiting Amsterdam other highlights of this cruise include the cities of Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels.
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Amsterdam Your Tulip Cruise starts out from the Dutch city of canals, Amsterdam, where your AMADEUS vessel awaits. After boarding there's plenty of time in the afternoon to explore your floating hotel before we invite you to join us for a welcome cocktail in the Panorama-Bar in the evening. Afterwards the crew will get you in the mood for your cruise with an exclusive welcome dinner. The vessel will stay in Amsterdam overnight.
Amsterdam / Volendant After breakfast those interested can take a city tour of Amsterdam. This is a chance to discover the main sights of this metropolis and pay a visit to the world-famous flower market — and of course a tnp on a canal is a must, AJternatively you can visit the world-famous Van Gogh museum — nowhere else in the world are so many works by this Post-Impressionist painter housed under one roof. At midday the AMADEUS vessel sails from Amsterdam heading north. Here we cross the 1,100 krri2 Usselmeer and in the afternoon reach the picturesque fishing village of Volendam, the starting point for our trip to northern Holland. After a walk through the village, you'll have the chance to visit a regional cheese dairy to watch Holland, most popular export being made before taking a trip to the small town of Edam with its world-famous cheese market. In the evening you return to the vessel and we set off for Arnhem the same night.
Arnhem Take this opportunity to enjoythe impressive views of the nver landscapes from the sun deck in the morning. We arrive in Arnhem just in time for lunch at midday The vaned afternoon program has something to suit everyone. There, a trip to the local open-air museum with its 85 historic buildings, offering exciting insight into the daily lives of people in the past, whilst the 'Bridge of Arnhem' tour takes visitors to this former Second World War battlefield and includes a trip to the Airborne Museum Hartenstein. Art enthusiasts are recommended to visit the Kroller Muller Museum in nearby Otterlo. This is home to the world, second largest Van Gogh collection and its special highlight is undoubtedly the 25 ha sculpture park. In the evening we leave Arnhem and set off for Middelbourg.
Middelbourg We arrive in the small town of Middelbourg at midday on the fourth day of your trip. Two different excursions are on offer in the afternoon, both equally appealing. During a tour of the town you can visit the smallest university in the country as well as gain an insight into the rich history of the town with its impressive monuments and picturesque facades. Alternatively you can take a tnp to the imposing
Delta Works — a pioneering architectural project established in 1953 following the devastating flood catastrophe. Today it serves as a protection against flooding and storm surges. Afterwards the trip takes you to the histonc trading town of Veere before you return to the vessel and set sail from Middelbourg in the early evening.
Ghent Overnight we cross the border into Belgium and reach the city of Ghent in the early morning, where the cruise vessel will be docked all day. Those who wish can take a tour of Ghent in the morning and visit the sights of Belgium, third largest city, such as St. Bavo Cathedral with its 85 m clock tower and the city centre which has protected monument status. In the afternoon you can enjoy a tour of the town of Bruges. The centre of this former European Capital of Culture has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 and has numerous historic treasures to offer including the impressive Church of Our Lady and the belfry tower, the most important tower in the cit, which offers unrivalled views of Bruges from a height of 83 metres and with 366 steps to climb. After the trip there, plenty of time for a gentle stroll through Ghent before your AMADEUS vessel sets sail for Antwerp in the evening.
Visit Bruges and experience a fascinating journey back in time to the Middle Ages! The historic centre of the city is extraordinarily well preserved and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. One of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Holland, the Keukenhof is to be found between Amsterdam and The Hague. The extensive gardens are open from March to May, at which time there are more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in full flower delighting visitors to the park with their magnificent display of colour
Antwerp Your AMADEUS vessel arrives in Antwerp in Belgium early in the morning After breakfast you can explore the coy yourself or take a city tour Antwerp is one of the world, most important centres of diamond trading as well as home to the largest Gothic church in the Netherlands, the 'Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal' containing some valuable paintings by Peter Paul Rubens Those interested can take a trip to the Belgian capital of Brussels in the afternoon Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore this lively city, capital of the European Union You'll have the chance to discover world-famous sights such as the Manneken Pis, Atomium and royal residence When you're back on board, you'll be greeted by the captain inviting you to enjoy an elegant gala dinner before whiling away the evening in the panorama bar while the vessel sets sail for the Netherlands
Kinderdijk / Utrecht / Amsterdam On your penultimate morning we arrive in Kinderdijk, a small Dutch town famous for its windmills were you'll find a total of 19 wind pumps dating from the 18th century The mills have been replaced by more efficient pumps but many of the old structures still remain and can be visited as part of a tour Anyone wishing to see these distinctive Dutch landmarks with their own eyes can do so during our morning excursion to Kinderdijk At midday the vessel sets sail for Utrecht where the highlight of your Tulip Cruise awaits a visit to the world-famous Keukenhof flower park This beautiful green area a only open to guests for 8 weeks of the year and during this time there are more tulips in flower here than anywhere else in the world Over 7 million bulbs are planted here each year and each season visitors from all over the world come to the Keukenhof flower park to attend more than . flower shows and explore a 15 km long network of footpaths and the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands After this trip a coach nil take you to Amsterdam where your AMADEUS vessel is ready and waiting During your last evening on board you can enjoy a Dutch folklore show in line with the theme of the trip and have a chance to reflect on your adventure-packed day
Amsterdam After breakfast it, time to say goodbye to the crew on board The disembarkation in Amsterdam takes place in the course of the morning and the AMADEUS team will be on hand to help you with checking out. They're already looking forward to your next visit,
EARLYBIRD SUPERSAVER - 2015 Dates and Prices
28.03 - 04.04
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18.4 - 25.04
02.05 - 09.05
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