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Tulips of Northern Holland
10 Days: Friday, April 13–Sunday, April 22, 2018
SAVE $1000 WHEN YOU RESERVE BY OCTOBER 16, 2017!

from $2,435
per person double occupancy

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Explore the well-known sites of Holland, plus some off the beaten path, for a unique and fascinating river cruise vacation! In Northern Holland, you may opt to see the colorful fields of tulips which make this part of the country so beautiful. Visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself—originally constructed in 1628 and wrecked on its maiden voyage. Get a true taste of the culture with an introduction to local cheese and Genever! Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam and go on a guided excursion to Gouda, famous for its cheese of the same name, as well as syrup waffles, clay pipes, and the 15th-century City Hall. You may choose 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. A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland's popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. See the most fascinating areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city's “Golden Age.”

from $2,435*

pricing is per person double occupancy for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E. Cabin upgrades available upon request. Additional $649–$1,499 pp/do.

Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and insurance. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.

*Price reflects current Avalon Waterways $1,000 discount promotion. After October 17, 2017, the special promotion of a $1,000 per person discount will expire. The regular starting price will be $3,435.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:

  • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston

  • DAY 2 Arrive Amsterdam, transfer to hotel

  • DAY 3 Board ship, Amsterdam

  • DAY 4 Hoorn–Enkhuizen

  • DAY 5 Enkhuizen–Sneek

  • DAY 6 Lelystad–Kampen

  • DAY 7 Gelderse IJssel–Arnhem

  • DAY 8 Rotterdam

  • DAY 9 Amsterdam

  • DAY 10 Amsterdam, disembark,
    return flight to Boston

INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways

  • One pre-cruise night in Amsterdam, seven-night cruise, Avalon Luminary

  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions

  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Daily full buffet breakfast

  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations

  • Daily four-course à la carte dinner

  • Daily Afternoon Tea

  • Daily Night Fare

AVALON LUMINARY

Cruising on the Avalon Luminary is the ideal way to experience the majesty, extensive history and fascinating culture of some of Europe's oldest cities along its legendary rivers. Built in 2010, the Avalon Luminary holds a maximum of just 138 passengers. Visit multiple countries and cities and unpack only once, so you spend your time experiencing and enjoying Europe rather than dealing with the logistics of travel. Enjoy a highly personalized cruise experience, spacious deluxe staterooms and suites, contemporary décor, and popular onboard amenities, including a large Sky Deck with whirlpool and Sky Bistro, lounge and a bar serving premium spirits, complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi throughout the ship, Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, hair salon, and elevator.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds

  • One pre-cruise night in Amsterdam

  • Hoorn–Enkhuizen: choice of visit either to the famous tulip fields or Zuiderzee Museum

  • Enkhuizen–Sneek: choice of guided walk of Enkhuizen or “Experience the Dutch” outing; Friesland excursion, visit the planetarium

  • Lelystad–Kampen: guided visit of the Batavia shipyard and Batavia in Lelystad; cheese & genever tasting

  • Gelderse IJssel–Arnhem: onboard lecture; special tasting of local specialties; visit Museum Hartenstein or the Kröller-Müller Museum

  • Rotterdam: harbor cruise; choice of excursion to Keukenhof Gardens or to the city of Gouda

  • Amsterdam: canal cruise

  • Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

  • Panoramic windows throughout ship

  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment

  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions

  • Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door

  • Elevator

  • Complimentary bottled water daily

  • Friendly, English-speaking crew

Last updated 10/6/2017 11:29:00 AM


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