Tulips Of Northern Holland
from $4894
Duration: 8 Days
Explore the legendary sites of Holland and some off-the-beaten-path locales as well on this springtime river cruise through Northern Holland. Embark from Amsterdam and visit the famous fields of blooming tulips, or take a guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and Dutch maritime history. There is an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your river cruise through the area of Friesland. Here, you’ll 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. Get a true taste of the culture with an onboard tasting of local cheese and Genever. Cruise through the modern harbour of Rotterdam after a half- or full-day excursion to see the breathtaking colours 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 with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with colour.

A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland’s colourful capital of Amsterdam. The city combines its historical 17th-century buildings, sculptures, and museums with a modern feel. See the most fascinating views of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” And on 15th & 22nd April departures do not miss the opportunity to visit the Floriade International Horticultural Expo!
Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans, where you'll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ENKHUIZEN (D)
Day 2 ENKHUIZEN
Tulips Fields, Flower Farms and the Zuiderzee Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise. ACTIVE - Explore Enkhuizen by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of local tulip fields and Dutch flower farms, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Zuiderzee Museum to discover cultural traditions and maritime history. Spend the rest of the afternoon walking or biking through Enkhuizen. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ENKHUIZEN (B,L,D)
Day 3 ENKHUIZEN
Home and Hearth in a Dutch Harbor Town Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour of Enkhuizen to experience the charm and beauty of this historic harbor village. Enjoy a brief afternoon cruise to Friesland. SNEEK, FRIESLAND: The Heavens, Holsteins, and Horses of Friesland CLASSIC - Take a Guided Excursion to visit the Royal Eise Eisinga Planetarium-the oldest planetarium still working in the world. Watch for the world-famous black-and-white cattle and black Friesian horses. Take time for a stroll before dinner. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN SNEEK (B,L,D)
Day 4 LELYSTAD
Maritime Marvels of 17th-Century Shipbuilding and Horticoltural Expo Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise. ACTIVE - Enjoy a relaxing walk in Lelystad with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Learn all about the Netherlands' shipbuilding and seafaring past on this exciting step into the Golden Age at the Batavia visitor's centre and museum, OR: DISCOVERY - Visit the Floriade, International Horticoltural Expo, an international exhibition of flowers and gardening that is held every 10 years in the Netherlands*. DISCOVERY - Enjoy an onboard Cheese Tasting with Genever-the national and traditional liquor of the Netherlands. OVERNIGHT SAILING TO ARNHEM (B,L,D) * 15 and 22 April departures only
Day 5 ARNHEM
Spiced Honey Cake, WWII Valor, and Van Gogh DISCOVERY - This morning, attend an Onboard Lecture about Holland and a tasting of the authentic Dutch Deventer Koek Cake while cruising to Arnhem. CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Arnhem's Kroller-Muller Museum with the world's second largest Van Gogh collection. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 6 ROTTERDAM
Blooming Bulbs and Bold Bridge Design Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Experience Rotterdam by foot with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof-the world's largest flower gardens-with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs each year, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge. Sample artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), or a koffie verkeerd. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 7 AMSTERDAM
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age". This afternoon choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available. Take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
Day 8 AMSTERDAM
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Departure Date:
2022-04-22
Return Date:
2022-04-29
Single : 7544NZD
Twin : 5036NZD
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Departure Date:
2022-04-15
Return Date:
2022-04-22
Single : 7324NZD
Twin : 4894NZD
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