Cruising Elevated with Avalon Waterways
Price: $3,640 CAD Per Person
(Price per person, based on double occupancy, cabin category E.)
Offer: Save Up to $1,900 CAD Per Couple on Select Avalon Waterways Tulip River Cruises
Departure Date: April 7, 2024
Return Date: April 14, 2024
Photo: Antwerp, Belgium
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.
Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience:
- Classic. Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
- Discovery. We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
- Active. Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
- 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom, daily included port excursions, all meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners), complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner.
Photo: Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium
Day 1: Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year.
Photo: Tulips in Amsterdam
Day 2: Nijmegen. Excursion to Arnhem
Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Famous Mills.
Active: Explore the beautiful landscape of lush fields and blue water on a bike ride through The Ooijpolder Nature Reserve, OR:
Discovery: Join a Guided Tour of Nijmegen— the oldest town in the Netherlands. Learn how this city was first built more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans and see the archaeological Roman-era ruins in the city that was also damaged in WWII, OR:
Classic: Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem.
Day 3: Maastricht
Dutch History, School Spirit and an Architectural Feast. Enjoy an early morning sailing to Maastricht.
Active: Maastricht's charm awaits, Follow your Adventure Host for a walk in this lovely town., OR:
Classic: Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, and historical buildings, and impressively cobblestoned town center.
Later enjoy live entertainment on board.
Day 4: Namur, Belgium
Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés.
Active: Explore Namur's countryside by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the picturesque old-town, fortress citadel, and medieval architecture.
Take free time to stroll along Namur’s cobblestone lanes and visit its charming cafés and bookshops.
Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite
Day 5: Liege
Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles.
Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Fiery City” of Liège with its beautiful ancient quarters, peculiar alleys, and romantic streets. Don’t miss sampling authentically sweet Liège Waffles.
Day 6: Antwerp
A Rubenesque Cathedral in Artful Antwerp. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Active: Explore Antwerp by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic: Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens.
Enjoy cocktail or coffee aboard your ship as you sail to Brussels this afternoon. Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment.
Day 7: Brussels
Ancient Landmarks and New Haunts.
Active: See Brussel's Aquaculture farm on bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Discovery: See the major highlights of Brussels and join a do-it-yourself chocolate workshop for a fun and interactive experience, OR:
Classic: Join a Guided Tour of Brussels, see the Town Hall with its landmark buildings and discover the many local bars, cafés and shops of the Lower Town Streets.
The afternoon is free to explore Brussels at your pace.
Photo: Grand Palace in Brussels
Day 8: Brussels (Disembarkation)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.