Discover picturesque Holland and Belgium in the spring on this marvelous river cruise vacation! Drink in the colorful blooming beauty of famous Keukenhof Gardens, vibrant gardens with the world’s largest bulb flower park, visit one of the charming windmills at Kinderdijk, and learn about Holland’s complex flood controls at the fascinating Delta Works. Discover St. Baaf’s Cathedral in medieval Ghent, explore Antwerp, and visit Maastricht, the university town on the borders of Belgium and Germany. End your cruise with a canal cruise in Amsterdam. All of this is waiting for you on this vacation sure to delight all of your senses!

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with hotel-style bedsDay 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): welcome receptionDay 2 Schoonhoven. Excursion to Keukenhof–Kinderdijk: choice of full- or half-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens; visit a windmill at KinderdijkDay 3 Veere. Excursion to Delta Works & Middelburg: guided visit of the Delta Works; guided walk in MiddelburgDay 4 Ghent: guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s CathedralDay 5 Antwerp: guided sightseeingDay 6 Maastricht: guided walkDay 7 Amsterdam: canal cruise; cheese tastingDay 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Meals

Meals are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) in the day-by-day itineraryCaptain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareLocal chef dinnerFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel

Notes

NOTES:Departures April 9 and April 16 on Avalon Expression will operate the Amsterdam canal cruise on Day 2 instead of Day 7, thereby advancing by one day the remainder of the itinerary.In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

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