TICO Reg. #4023420
Dutch River Cruise

Springtime Tulip River Cruise featuring Dutch and Belgian Waterways   

April 7, 2020 – April 15, 2020 all day

The cabins onboard the ship are being booked on a first come, first serve basis with limited single cabins available.  So don’t delay in booking if this is a tour you have always wanted to do!

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

**Special Anniversary Pricing – we have been able to negotiate special price reductions for this cruise of more than $450.00 per person reduction from our 2020 Tour **

Day 1: Wed., April 7 – Our tour departs from Stayner,  Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store and Tour Office. Times will be confirmed closer to the date.  We will travel by motor coach to Pearson International Airport for our overnight KLM flight arriving in Amsterdam in the morning.  Savour springtime in Holland and Belgium with a cruise that is sure to leave truly memorable impressions.  Amsterdam is a city filled with classic architecture, cafés, restaurants and canals.

Day 2: Thurs., April 8 – Transfer to our coach and travel to the dock where you will 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. (D)

Day 3: Fri., April 9 – 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. (B, L & D)

Day 4: Sat., April 10 – Late this morning we arrive in Arnhem, the location of the favourite summer retreat of the Dutch royal family.  This afternoon, pass by lovely Dutch scenery as your journey continues.  (B, L & D)

Day 5: Sun., April 11 – Today your ship docks in Middelburg, the capital of the Dutch province Zeeland. 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. (B, L & D)

Day 6: Mon., April 12 – 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.  (B, L & D)

Day 7: Tues., April 13 – 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.  (B, L & D)

Day 8: Wed., April 14 – 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.  (B, L & D)

Day 9: Thurs., April 15 – Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of a wonderful journey. Return flight to Pearson International Airport, Toronto. (B)

Tour includes: transfer to Pearson International Airport, Hamilton Tours Director, Direct return flights on KLM from Toronto to Amsterdam,  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, gratuity for the Collette Tour Director & HST EXEMPT.

NOT Included: ONBOARD TIPPING & optional tours

**Special Anniversary Pricing – we have been able to negotiate special price reductions for this cruise of more than $450.00 per person reduction from our 2020 Tour – don’t delay as the cabins are on a first come, first save basis**

Cost per person:  Based on the lower deck – Hayden Deck – Twin $5275.00
Cost per person: Based on the middle deck – Strauss Deck – Twin $5875.00
Cost per person: Based on the upper deck – Mozart  Deck – Twin $6975.00
Single pricing upon request

Deposit schedule: $800.00 per person upon booking.  2nd deposit of  $2000.00 per person due by September 16, 2020.

Balance due in full by December 16, 2020.

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 with a  6 month validity past the return date of this tour.

Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking
at an additional charge.