International Tours

Updated: Dec. 2nd, 2016

--2018--
Antarctica Cruise

--2017--
Springtime Tulip River Cruise
Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries

--2016--
New Orleans & Our 30th Anniversary Western Caribbean Cruise
China - From the Great Wall to the Forbidden City
Inspiring Iceland

--2015--
Scotland and England
Panama Canal Cruise
Australia & New Zealand
Reflections of Italy

--2014--
Rhine River Cruise
The Wonders of Iceland
Italian Vistas
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--2013--
Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries
Portugal, Estorial Coast & Algarve
Grand Circle Tour of Scotland
Classic Christmas Markets

--2012--
Peru: Machu Picchu (March)
Peru: Machu Picchu (April)
Great Britain
Iceland



 

Thursday, April 20 to Friday, April 28, 2017 - Springtime Tulip River Cruise
featuring Dutch and Belgian Waterways

Highlights....
Amsterdam ● 7-Night Lueftner River Cruise ● Volendam ● Arnhem ● Middelburg ● Ghent ● Bruges ● Antwerp ● Kinderdijk Windmills ● Keukenhof Gardens

Book & pay the first deposit by December 21, 2016
to receive an early booking discount of $500  per person

Day 1: Thurs., April 20 - Overnight Flight
Savour springtime in Holland and Belgium with a cruise that is sure to leave truly memorable impressions. Admire the colourful glory of the blooming Dutch tulip fields and be astonished by the endless windmills. Winding waterways lead you to such well-known Belgian cities as Ghent and Antwerp. Your tulip-time cruise begins with an overnight flight to Amsterdam, a city filled with classic architecture, cafés, restaurants and canals.
Day 2: Fri., April 21  - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Board Ship - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Amsterdam, the 800-year-old thriving capital of the Netherlands. Board your ship and unpack once for a relaxing 7-night river cruise. Your beautiful vessel offers the newest technology, panoramic deck, panorama bar, delicious cuisine including regional wines with every dinner, and outstanding service. Tonight, a cocktail is served in the Panorama Bar offering you a chance to meet your fellow travellers before a lovely welcome dinner. Enjoy an overnight stay on the ship in Amsterdam. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3: Sat., April 22- Amsterdam - Volendam - Hoorn
After breakfast, view some of Amsterdam’s most important sites and diverse architecture while on a city tour. You will also get to see the city from the water during a delightful canal cruise. Midday, visit the little fishing town of Volendam where you can still find fishermen dressed in traditional caps and baggy-legged trousers. A visit to a local cheese farm illustrates the process of how cheese from the area is made and also allows you the opportunity to sample some of the delicious results! During dinner, the ship resumes its cruise to the IJssel Sea. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 4: Sun., April 23 - Arnhem
Late this morning we arrive in Arnhem, location of the favourite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family. This afternoon, pass by lovely Dutch scenery as your journey continues. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 5: Mon., April 24 - Middelburg - Cruising
Today your ship docks in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province Zeeland. It is known as “the monumental city” because over 1,100 monuments dot its landscape. This afternoon you may choose to take an optional excursion to the Deltaworks Project located at Neeltje Jans. This is an amazing example of how the Dutch have truly tamed the environment in which they live. Your excursion continues with a stop in the lovely town of Veere, a prosperous trading port in the Middle Ages due to the wool trade with Scotland; today it is a favourite spot for visitors. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 6: Tues., April 25   - Ghent, Belgium - Bruges
This morning you arrive in the Imperial city of Ghent. Lined with typical patrician houses in its city centre, Ghent conveys the splendour of by-gone days. Perhaps you will join an optional sightseeing tour that includes St. Bavo Cathedral with its world-famous painting of the altar of the citizens of Ghent and the "Belfried" with its bell tower. This afternoon, allow yourself to be transported back to medieval times with a leisurely paced walking tour of Bruges, one of Europe’s most perfectly preserved medieval cities. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 7: Wed., April 26 - Antwerp
Today the ship docks in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, which boasts beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture and lively cafés. Antwerp is best known for its diamonds and also as the home of prolific painter Peter Paul Rubens, who spent much of his life here. Join a local expert exploring Antwerp’s historical sites including the "Liebfrauenkirche," Belgium’s largest Gothic church; the legendary Brabo Fountain; and the Rubens House. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping and independent exploration. Tonight, the captain welcomes you to the elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner, immediately followed by an evening of dancing. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 8: Thurs., April 27 - Kinderdijk - Utrecht - Amsterdam
A morning stop in Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage site, allows you to experience Holland’s largest concentration of windmills, many still operating, and to get a revealing glimpse into Holland’s age-old battle with the sea. After lunch, explore the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, spanning more than 70 acres within a beautiful park of tranquil ponds and shaded paths. With more than seven million tulips and other flowers on exhibit, Keukenhof is a kaleidoscope of colour in bloom. Your day concludes with a farewell dinner and a typical Dutch folklore show celebrating the end of an unforgettable river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
Day 9: Fri., April 28 - Amsterdam - Disembark Ship - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful journey. Today breakfast will be included.

Your itinerary at a glance

Day

1

Overnight Flight

Day

2 – 8

MS Amadeus Princess or Elegant

On some dates alternate vessels may be used.

Tour includes: transfer to Pearson International Airport, Hamilton Tours Ltd. Tour Director, return flights from Toronto to Amsterdam on KLM,  air taxes, baggage handling for 1 suitcase each, ship transfers and departure taxes, 7 night cruise, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, admissions as outlined, Collette Tour Director & HST EXEMPT.
NOT Included: ONBOARD TIPPING, optional tours, gratuity for Collette drivers & Collette Tour guide

Cost per person:  Based on the middle deck – Strauss Deck - Twin $6660.00 & Single $9500.00
An initial deposit of $1000.00 is required upon booking and to qualify for the $500. Credit per person must be received by December 21, 2016. 
The balance due in full by January 21, 2017   **Limited availability of 10 cabins at this price range – first come, first serve basis**

This tour requires that you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing.

A valid Canadian Passport is required for this tour
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.

 

 

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