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Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom 2020
(Connections Journey)

9 days with Abercrombie & Kent  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are met and transferred to your boutique hotel. Later, join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 AMSTERDAM | ATMOSPHERIC CANALS
This morning, embark on a private canal cruise that reveals the history and architecture of this fascinating city. Later, board your river ship, with priority embarkation and time to unwind in your premium cabin or suite. Enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner on board. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 AMSTERDAM | VISITING A TULIP GROWER
Travel past tulip fields en route to a private flower grower. Meet the family who runs this farm, and enjoy a lunch ashore. Then, pay a visit to the Museum Mill, which can pump up to 16,000 gallons of water every minute. Climb to the ridge for a peek inside, admiring the gears and other fascinating mechanisms at work. Afterward, savor a cheese tasting near Edam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 ARNHEM | MARKET GARDEN BATTLE SITE
Cruise to Arnhem, where you set off on an excursion to the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to the world’s second-largest Van Gogh collection. Then, visit the Hartenstein Airborne Museum and nearby war cemetery. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 ZEELAND | HOLDING BACK THE SEA
Embark on today’s remarkable excursion, seeing the Watersnood Museum and stopping in the charming village of Veere. Later, enjoy a private, predinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef ’s Highlights dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 GHENT & BRUGES, BELGIUM | HISTORIC CITY CENTERS
Cross into Ghent, Belgium and take an excursion to medieval Bruges, where you visit a brewery and savor a delicious lunch of moules-frites (mussels and fries). Return to bustling Ghent for a walking tour and view the Van Eyck Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 7 ANTWERP | HOME OF RUBENS
Explore the lively city of Antwerp, the most populous in Belgium. Visit the Rubenshuis, former residence of Peter Paul Rubens, with its beautiful gardens, and then stop at a workshop that demonstrates the art of diamond cutting. Tonight, enjoy a gala dinner aboard the ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 8 DELFT & KEUKENHOF | FLORAL GLORIES
Disembark on a full-day tour that begins in Delft, where you pay a visit to the Royal Delft porcelain factory. Enjoy lunch and a full afternoon at Keukenhof Gardens. Open only in spring, its breathtaking floral displays epitomize the striking beauty of Holland. Discover extravagant gardens of tulips and daffodils ablaze with rainbow colors — a spectacular and unforgettable end to your journey. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 9 DEPART AMSTERDAM
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Cruise through Holland and Belgium’s finest cities and towns, experiencing nine days of exclusive Connections sightseeing with your private group, led by your Resident Tour Director
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to lovely Delft, famous for its porcelain, and the stunning Keukenhof Gardens, where you enjoy lunch surrounded by flowering bulbs
  • Sample local cuisine during culinary experiences ashore, including a lunch of moules-frites (mussels and fries) and brewery tour in Bruges and a tasting of Edam cheese
  • Take advantage of private access to a family tulip farm and an esteemed diamond cutter's workshop
All This Included
Cruise past springtime blossoms and windmills, pausing for memorable excursions to a local tulip grower; a meal of moules-frites in Bruges; and a beautiful lunch amid the spectacular, fragrant flowers of Keukenhof Gardens.
  • Exclusive Onshore Excursions with Dedicated Vehicles and Local Guides
  • Private Shipboard and Onshore Dining
  • A Complete Itinerary on River and Land with Stays in Hand-Selected Boutique Hotels
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides
  • Internet Access (Where Available)
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • House Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks with Meals
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
Accommodations on this Tour
Amsterdam: Pulitzer Amsterdam
Cruising: Cabin onboard Amadeus Brilliant
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.
  • Minimum age is 12 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
  • Last group event: ship arrival in Amsterdam at 5:00 a.m. on Day 9.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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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