Keukenhof – which means "kitchen garden" in Dutch and also called the “Garden of Europe” – is one of the world's largest flower gardens. Each year, approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted and grow on the grounds of this 80-acre park. Famous for its meandering lanes, canals, sculpted garden rows and seemingly endless array of starbursts of floral colours, a visit to the park is a once-in-a-lifetime attraction that draws millions of visitors each year. The best time to view the tulips is from the end of March through early May.
Day 1: Overnight Flight Savour 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: Netherlands - Amsterdam Your journey opens in Amsterdam, the 800-year-old capital of the Netherlands, where you will board your ship. Your home for the next seven 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 delicious 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.
MS AMADEUS Imperial. Launched in 2020, the AMADEUS Imperial is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river cruise day with an increasingly calm and intimate ship experience. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, offering accommodation for up to 168 passengers.
Day 3: Amsterdam - Keukenhof Gardens See Amsterdam the way it’s truly meant to be seen – by canal. On your private boat, cruise under sloping bridges and pass by quintessential 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.
Day 4: Arnhem Arrive in Arnhem, the favourite 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.
Day 5: Middelburg Spend time in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province of Zeeland. Walk through the twisty 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 Deltaworks Project to see how the Dutch tamed the unpredictable environment.
Day 6: 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.
Day 7: 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.
Day 8: 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 journey at a farewell dinner.
Day 9: Amsterdam- Disembark Ship - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with memories of vibrant flowers and towering windmills.
INCLUDES 7 Nights Cruise, All Meals onboard the ship (7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners)
NOT INCLUDED Roundtrip airfare from Toronto, Port Transfers, Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $499 per person & onboard gratuities
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)
CABIN RATE PER PERSON in CANADIAN FUNDS
Middle Outside: Double $5399 Upper Outside: Double $6495 Suite: Double $8959
$1000 deposit per person due upon booking Final payment due Dec 15/2021
At the time of booking we can quote on airfare