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9 Days | Cruising Holland and Belgium in Bloom


Day 1 | Amsterdam, Holland. Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are met and transferred to your boutique hotel. Later, join your A&K Tour Director for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 | Amsterdam. Atmospheric Canals. This morning, embark on a private canal cruise that reveals the history and architecture of this fascinating city. Later, board your river ship, with priority embarkation and time to unwind in your premium cabin or suite. Enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner on board. (B,D)

Day 3 | Amsterdam. Visiting a Tulip Grower. Travel past tulip fields en route to a private flower grower. Meet the family who runs this farm, and enjoy a lunch ashore. Then, pay a visit to the Museum Mill, which can pump up to 16,000 gallons of water every minute. Climb to the ridge for a peek inside, admiring the gears and other fascinating mechanisms at work. Afterward, savor a cheese tasting near Edam. (B,L,D)

Day 4 | Arnhem. Market Garden. Battle Site. Cruise to Arnhem, where you set off on an excursion to the Kröller-Müller Museum, home to the world’s second-largest Van Gogh collection. Then, visit the Hartenstein Airborne Museum and nearby war cemetery. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | Zeeland. Holding back the Sea. Embark on today’s remarkable excursion, seeing the Watersnood Museum and stopping in the charming village of Veere. Later, enjoy a private, predinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef ’s Highlights dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Ghent and Bruges, Belgium. Historic City Centers. Cross into Ghent, Belgium and take an excursion to medieval Bruges, where you visit a brewery and savor a delicious lunch of moules-frites (mussels and fries). Return to bustling Ghent for a walking tour and view Van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. (B,L,D)

Day 7 | Antwerp. Home of Rubens. Explore the lively city of Antwerp, the most populous in Belgium. Visit the Rubenshuis, former residence of Peter Paul Rubens, with its beautiful gardens, and then stop at a workshop that demonstrates the art of diamond cutting. Tonight, enjoy a gala dinner aboard the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Delft and Keukenhof. Floral Glories. Disembark for a full day that begins in Delft, where you pay a visit to the Royal Delft porcelain factory. Enjoy lunch and a full afternoon at Keukenhof Gardens. Open only in spring, its breathtaking floral displays epitomize the striking beauty of Holland. Discover extravagant gardens of tulips and daffodils ablaze with rainbow colors — a spectacular and unforgettable end to your journey. (B,L,D)

Day 9 | Amsterdam. Disembark. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for departure. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. Accommodations vary by departure date. High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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