River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Day 2 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Board Ship - Tour Begins
Your journey opens in Amsterdam, the 800-year-old capital of the Netherlands, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven nights, this beautifully appointed vessel has all the modern amenities you could need, such as the newest technology, a panoramic deck, panorama bar, outstanding service, and delicious cuisine and wine with every dinner. Tonight, enjoy a cocktail overlooking the city skyline before you’re welcomed aboard with a lovely dinner. Enjoy an overnight stay on the ship in Amsterdam. (D)
Day 3 Amsterdam - Volendam
Make your way through Amsterdam, passing by the Royal Palace and exploring a local flower market with an expert guide. See the city’s famous architecture from a different perspective on a classic canal cruise, passing under picturesque bridges and by iconic Dutch houses. Continue on to the fishing town of Volendam, where red-roofed storybook houses line the lively harbor. Visit a cheese farm in Edam to see how local cheese is made. Enjoy dinner back onboard as the ship cruises on. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Arnhem
Arrive in Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family. With a full day to explore, perhaps you’ll wander through one of the city’s many parks or delve into the local history at a WWII museum. This evening, pass by lovely Dutch scenery as your journey continues. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Middelburg
Spend time in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland. Walk through the twisty lanes and take in the city’s relaxed atmosphere on your own. See how the local trading legacy remains in the architecture, passing by timeless brick houses, a Gothic town hall, and medieval towers. Consider taking an optional excursion to the Deltaworks Project to see how the Dutch tamed the unpredictable environment. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Ghent, Belgium - Bruges
Say hello to Belgium in two of the country’s oldest cities. Start your Belgian journey in the historic city of Ghent. Independently discover the city center, lined with classical architecture and traces of its industrial past. Perhaps you will join an optional sightseeing tour that includes St. Bavo Cathedral and its 54 carillon bells. This afternoon, step back in time on a leisurely walking tour of Bruges, a fairytale town home to cozy town squares and medieval dwellings. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Antwerp
Explore Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, which boasts beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture and lively cafés. Join a local expert and discover the city’s historical sites, including the legendary Brabo Fountain and Liebfrauenkirche, one of Belgium’s largest churches. Enjoy a free afternoon to prepare for the elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner, immediately followed by an evening of dancing. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Kinderdijk, Netherlands - Utrecht - Amsterdam
Stop in Kinderdijk (UNESCO), to experience Holland’s storied windmills. Walk in the footsteps of a Dutchman and venture inside one of these working windmills, seeing how the country’s heritage lends into modern day society. After lunch, explore the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, spanning across 70 acres of tranquil ponds and shaded paths. With more than 7 million tulips and other flowers on exhibit, Keukenhof is a kaleidoscope of color in bloom. Toast to the end of your journey at a farewell dinner and a Dutch folklore show. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Amsterdam - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with memories of vibrant flowers and towering windmills. (B)
River Cruise Highlights
Stand in awe before the iconic windmills of Kinderdijk, the largest collection in all of Holland.
Explore “Liebfrauenkirche,” Belgium’s largest Gothic church.
Relax as you’re transported through Holland and Belgium on a 7-night cruise.
All This Included
Savor springtime in Holland and Belgium with a cruise that highlights the blooming Dutch tulip fields. Enjoy a canal cruise in the heart of Amsterdam. Sample local cheese at a Dutch farm. Stop in Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family. Step into medieval times during a Bruges walking tour. Explore Kinderdijk and see Holland’s iconic windmills. Visit Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than 7-million tulips. Relax as you make your way along vibrant flowers fields and visit beloved cities such as Amsterdam, Ghent, and Bruges.
Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS Amadeus Brilliant
Pre and Post Add-ons
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.