Tulip Time Cruise : 2018 - Amsterdam to Amsterdam : ms AmaLea (Cruise Only)

OVERVIEW

The captivating beauty of the Netherlands and Belgium is to be celebrated during springtime - the serene countryside blooms with vibrant colors and fragrant scents. But a visit rewards with so much more than the legendary Keukenhof Gardens. Cruise Amsterdam's canals, past colorful row houses and houseboats. Take a poignant moment to refl ect at Anne Frank's house. Ride a bike through the enchanting scenery of Hoorn, Antwerp and Rotterdam. Indulge in pure culinary bliss via Belgian chocolates, Gouda cheese and Stroopwafels. Marvel at Ghent's delightful canals and historic beauty. All this and more awaits on a serene cruise during this peaceful time of year.

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in riverview stateroom or suite - most staterooms offer twin balconies or French balconiesd
  • Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Sip & Sail" Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Guided shore excursions in every port including Limited Edition Tours
  • Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
  • An all English-speaking staff on board
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - EMBARKATION
    Welcome to Amsterdam, a modern city with a rich and fascinating 700-year old history. Explore its unique and elegant architecture, lively caf├ęs and markets, and vibrant nightlife. This evening, meet your fellow travelers on board at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

    Day 2 : AMSTERDAM - HOORN
    This morning the ship cruises the Ijsselmeer River to Hoorn, where you have a choice of three activities. The first is a visit to a family-run tulip farm, where you will learn about growing these flowers, tour greenhouses and discover over one million tulips in different colors, species and phases of growth. The second option is a walking tour of Hoorn, where you will tour De Halve Maen, a replica of the Dutch East India Company's most famous ship and then stroll through this town's beautiful harbor. Those that are more active may choose to join a guided bike tour through West-Friesland, where windmills, tulip fields and fruit orchards abound. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 : MIDDELBURG
    After cruising the Delta today, you can explore Middelburg, which boasts more than 1,000 city monuments, on a walking tour. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works storm surge barrier, which showcases steel doors that are 147 feet wide, an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering. Your last option is a guided bike tour through this historic city. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 : ANTWERP, BELGIUM
    This morning, you will have your choice of one of three different excursions. Your first option is a walking tour of Antwerp on which you will see Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city's superb architecture. Your other options are a visit to Rubens House, the former home of the famous Flemish Baroque painter, or guided bike tour. This afternoon, choose between a Belgian chocolates and waffles tasting or a visit to Floralia, an annual spring flower show that spans over 34 acres and features approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : GHENT
    Today, you can either choose a full day excursion to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or stay to explore Ghent. Bruges features many marvelous things to see, including Grote Market and the city's historic center. Those that prefer Ghent will have a choice between a walking tour and chocolate tasting, with highlights like Belfry Hall, the Koornlei, the Graslei and the Castle of the Counts. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : ROTTERDAM, KINDERDIJK - SCHOONHOVEN
    This morning there are three ways you can discover Rotterdam. The first takes you to see The Hague and then visit Delft, known for its canals, historic town center and being the manufacturing base for Delftware, hand-painted blue pottery. Alternatively, you may explore the Delta Works, which showcase an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering, or join a guided bike tour. In the afternoon, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country's greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. Tonight the ship cruises to Schoonhoven, where you will have some free time as we moor overnight. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : AMSTERDAM
    We arrive in Amsterdam today. Admire the spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips during your morning excursion to the world famous 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank spent years in hiding during World War II. You can opt instead for an excursion to delightful Zaanse Schans, a small historic village just outside of Amsterdam, or stay in Amsterdam for a walking tour of the upscale Jordaan district. The ship moors overnight in Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : DISEMBARKATION - DEPART AMSTERDAM
    Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

  • Call (210) 592-5500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13310089

    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaLea

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Amsterdam  
    Day 2Amsterdam  
    Day 3Arnhem  
    Day 4Antwerp  
    Day 5Bruges  
    Day 6Rotterdam  
    Day 7Amsterdam  
    Day 8Amsterdam  
    Dates/Pricing

    Click Quote or call (210) 592-5500 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/25/2018$2,499.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    04/01/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    04/08/2018$2,799.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    04/15/2018$2,999.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    04/22/2018$3,099.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    04/29/2018$3,199.00* (USD) / Cruise OnlyQuote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges: $168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price. Single supplement waived on D and E categories. Please check at time of booking as offer is capacity controlled.

    Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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