Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

Cruise past springtime blossoms and windmills, pausing for memorable excursions to a local tulip grower; a meal of moules-frites in Bruges; and a beautiful lunch amid the spectacular, blooming flowers of Keukenhof Gardens.

Journey Overview

Cruise past springtime blossoms and windmills, pausing for memorable excursions to a local tulip grower; a meal of moules-frites in Bruges; and a beautiful lunch amid the spectacular, blooming flowers of Keukenhof Gardens.

Journey Highlights

  • Cruise through Holland and Belgium’s finest cities and towns, experiencing nine days of exclusive Connections sightseeing with your private group, led by your Resident Tour Director
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to lovely Delft, famous for its porcelain, and the stunning Keukenhof Gardens, where you enjoy lunch surrounded by flowering bulbs
  • Sample local cuisine during culinary experiences ashore, including a lunch of moules-frites (mussels and fries) and a brewery tour in Bruges, and a tasting of Edam cheese
  • Take advantage of private access to a family tulip farm and an esteemed diamond cutter's workshop
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam, Holland

Arrive in Amsterdam, where you are met and transferred to your boutique hotel. Later, join your Resident Tour Director for a welcome dinner.
Pulitzer Amsterdam | Meals: 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.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BD

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, savour a cheese tasting in Edam.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

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.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

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, pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship’s Amadeus Club hosted by your Resident Tour Director, followed by an exclusive Chef’s Highlights dinner.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Ghent & Bruges, Belgium | Historic City Centers

Cross into Ghent, Belgium and take an excursion to medieval Bruges, where you visit a brewery and savour 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.  
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD

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.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD 

Day 8: Delft & 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 colours — a spectacular and unforgettable end to your journey.
Aboard Ship | Meals: BLD 

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.
Meals: B

Journey Details

High or low water levels may impact sailing and require changes to the itinerary.
Minimum age is 12 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: ship arrival in Amsterdam at 5:00 a.m. on Day 9.

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Amadeus Brilliant & Amadeus Elegant

Cruising Holland & Belgium in Bloom - A Connections Boutique Group Journey (2020)

‘Amadeus Brilliant’ and ‘Amadeus elegant’ at a glance Built in 2010-2011 68 cabins and 8 suites All meals inc ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Apr 7, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: B-4 Strauss-Deck - Category 1 Price AU$7,675pp Single Supplement AU$1,440 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: B-1 Strauss-Deck - Category 2 Price AU$8,225pp Single Supplement AU$2,455 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: A-1 Mozart-Deck - Category 3 Price AU$8,545pp Single Supplement AU$3,180 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Brilliant: Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck - Category 4 Price AU$9,270pp Single Supplement AU$5,500 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Apr 27, 2020 - May 5, 2020
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: B-4 Strauss Deck - Category 1 Price AU$8,545pp Single Supplement AU$2,020 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: B-1 Strauss-Deck - Category 2 Price AU$9,125pp Single Supplement AU$2,890 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: A-1 Mozart-Deck - Category 3 Price AU$9,415pp Single Supplement AU$3,760 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck - Category 4 Price AU$10,140pp Single Supplement AU$6,225 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
May 5, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: B-4 Strauss Deck - Category 1 Price AU$8,545pp Single Supplement AU$2,020 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: B-1 Strauss-Deck - Category 2 Price AU$9,125pp Single Supplement AU$2,890 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: A-1 Mozart-Deck - Category 3 Price AU$9,415pp Single Supplement AU$3,760 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Amadeus Queen: Amadeus Suite Mozart-Deck - Category 4 Price AU$10,140pp Single Supplement AU$6,225 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.