Floriade Holland & Belgium Springtime River Cruise

Floriade Holland & Belgium Springtime River Cruise

Holland & Belgium Springtime River Cruise & The Floriade

HIGHLIGHTS…Escorted tour by George Weigel, Amsterdam, 7-Night River Cruise, Keukenhof Gardens, Arnhem, Middelburg, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Kinderdijk Windmills, 2 days at the Floriade Expo 2022 , Aalsmeer Flower Market, Hortus Botanicus.

12 Days—26 Meals

10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Day 1

Monday, April 18, 2022 - Overnight Flight Savor springtime in Holland and Belgium with a cruise that highlights the blooming Dutch tulip fields. Relax as you make your way along seemingly endless fields of vibrant flowers and iconic windmills.

Day 2

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 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 7 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 deli-cious cuisine and wine with every dinner. Tonight, enjoy a cocktail overlooking the city skyline before you’re welcomed aboard with a lovely dinner and an engaging Dutch folklore show. (D)

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Day 3

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Amsterdam - Keukenhof Gardens See Amsterdam the way it’s tru-ly meant to be seen – by canal. On your private boat, cruise under sloping bridges and pass by quintes-sential Dutch houses. Then, explore the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, featuring acres of tranquil ponds, shaded paths, and more than 7 million tulips and other flowers on exhibit. Enjoy dinner back onboard as the ship cruises on. (B, L, D)

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Day 4

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 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)

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Day 5

Friday, April 22, 2022 Middelburg - Spend time in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch prov-ince of Zeeland. Walk through the twisting 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 Delta Works Pro-ject, an engineering feat designed to protect the land from flooding. (B, L, D)

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Day 6

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - Bruges, Belgium - Ghent Say hello to Belgium in two of the country’s oldest cities. Start your Belgian journey in the fairytale town of Bruges. Step back in time during a leisurely walking tour featuring cozy town squares and medieval dwellings. This afternoon, take time to independently discover the historic city of Ghent. Perhaps you will join an optional sightseeing tour that includes St. Bavo Cathedral and its 54 carillon bells. (B, L, D)

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Day 7

Sunday, April 24, 2022 - Antwerp Join a local expert in Antwerp for a city tour that explores its rich history and Gothic and Baroque architecture. Enjoy a free afternoon to prepare for the elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner, immediately followed by an evening of dancing. (B, L, D)

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Day 8

Monday, April 25, 2022 - Kinderdijk, Netherlands - Floriade Stop in Kinderdijk (UNESCO), to walk among Holland’s storied windmills. Spend the rest of the day at Floriade, a once-in-a-decade event that celebrates horticulture on an epic scale. The expo’s sprawling grounds are teeming with vibrant color and countless shades of green. Explore the grounds and discover the role that living
flora and fauna play in our modern world. Return to the ship and toast to the end of your cruise
journey at a farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

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Day 9

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Amsterdam - Disembark your ship today and then spend some more time at Floriade. Late afternoon, check into your hotel for a relaxing 3-night stay in Amsterdam and then spend your evening at your leisure. (B)
Hotel: Eden Hotel, Amsterdam 3 nights.

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Day 10

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Amsterdam -This morning, visit Aalsmeer Flower Market. Learn about the auction process and the logistics that go into the world’s largest flower auction. This afternoon, visit a working bulb farm and spend some time learning about the farming process. (B)

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Day 11

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Amsterdam - Spend some time at leisure this morning. Perhaps you’ll choose to visit the Van Gogh Museum* which houses the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork, or explore the Anne Frank House,* a museum dedicated to the memory of the young diarist who documented her time in hiding during WWII. This afternoon, visit Amsterdam’s ancient botanic garden, Hortus Botanicus. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. (B,D)
**The Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House are the two most popular sites in Amsterdam. Tickets are in high demand and are difficult to obtain on the day, or close to the day of visit. If you are interested, we recommend that you purchase tickets online in advance through the museums’ official websites.

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Day 12

Friday, April 29, 2022 - Amsterdam -Bid Amsterdam farewell as your tour comes to a close today. Fly home. (B)

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Dulles Airport - DC Dulles International Airport
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