8 DAY RIVER CRUISE AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM APRIL 21-28, 2021 $4,368.00 CAD per person price based on twin occupancy. Price based on cruise only in an entry level cabin category D with port charges, taxes, and pre-paid gratuities included. Airfare, extra nights, insurance, and transfers are extra. Please inquire.
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Vacation Overview Explore the legendary sites of Holland and some off-the-beaten-path locales as well on this springtime river cruise through Northern Holland. Embark from Amsterdam and visit the famous fields of blooming tulips, or take a guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and Dutch maritime history. There is an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your river cruise through the area of Friesland. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get a true taste of the culture with an onboard tasting of local cheese and Genever. Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam after a half- or full-day excursion to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with color. A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland’s colorful capital of Amsterdam.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY DAY 1: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Amsterdam! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENKHUIZEN (D)
DAY 2: ENKHUIZEN A Harbor Town’s History of Tulips, Trading, and the Zuiderzee. Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise. CLASSIC Take a guided tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour of local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms. Spend the rest of the afternoon walking or biking through Enkhuizen. Later, enjoy on-board live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENKHUIZEN (B,L,D)
DAY 3: ENKHUIZEN Dutch Home and Hearth in a Dutch Harbor Town. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Enkhuizen to experience the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village. Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: KAMPEN The Golden Age of Ship Building, the National Liquor, and Cheese. Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise. CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giethoorn, often refered to the “Venice of the Netherlands”, OR: DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of Lelystad’s Batavia Shipyard and board the hand-built replica of the historic Batavia. DISCOVERY Enjoy an onboard Cheese Tasting with Genever, the national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KAMPEN (B,L,D)
DAY 5: ARNHEM Spiced Honey Cake, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh. DISCOVERY This morning, attend an Onboard Lecture about Holland and a tasting of the authentic Dutch Deventer Koek Cake while cruising to Arnhem. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem’s Kröller-Müller Museum with the world’s second largest Van Gogh collec-tion. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 6: ROTTERDAM Windmills and Skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime Marvel. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof– the world’s largest flower gardens–with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year, OR: CLAS-SIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge
Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rot-terdam and the surrounding area. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY: 7 AMSTERDAM Canals of Colorful Amsterdam. CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age". This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
DAY 8: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION) Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning (B)