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Tulip Time River Cruise aboard AmaStella with Guest Speaker Sara Crump | March 28, 2025

10 days
Belgium & Netherlands
Starting from $3098*

Join us on a 7-night Tulip Time River Cruise aboard Amawaterways’ AmaStella with Guest Speaker Sara Crump starting at $3098 from Amsterdam on March 28, 2025. You will see Amsterdam, IJsselmeer, Kampen, Bruinisse, Zierikzee, Oosterschelde Kering, Ghent, Burges, Antwerp, Rotterdam, and much more!

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Cruise Taxes
  • Administrative Fee
  • 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation
  • Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
  • Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library & English TV Stations
  • Library & English TV Stations
  • Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush bedding in all Stateroom
  • beer & soft drinks with every Dinner
  • Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners
  • onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
  • Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
  • All meals on ship, meal beverages, and other meals as indicated

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 MARCH 28 - DEPART USA

Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam.

Day 2 MARCH 29 - AMSTERDAM - EMBARKATION

Embark your ship in Amsterdam for your 7-night cruise. (D)

Day 3 MARCH 30 - AMSTERDAM - KAMPEN

Enjoy a scenic cruise from IJsselmeer to Kampen. Venture to the charming, canal-laden village of Giethoorn, nicknamed the “Dutch Venice.” Capture wonderful photos of the picturesque thatched-roof farmhouses, which are seemingly lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. In the afternoon, go for a guided bike ride through the Dutch countryside or visit Noordoostpolder’s vibrant tulip fields. (B,L,D)

Day 4 MARCH 31 - BRUINISSE

After enjoying a scenic cruise through the Delta, join a guided tour to the medieval harbor town of Zierikzee, brimming with delights, from its 16th-century stone-built Gravesteen to its lovely harborside shops and cafes. This excursion includes a photo stop at the Oosterschelde Kering, the largest storm surge barrier of the Delta Works. Alternatively, focus your tour on the history of the Delta Works at the Flood Museum. More than half of the Netherlands lies below sea level and the Delta Works were built to prevent a recurrence of the 1953 flood disaster. Prefer discovering Bruinisse on two wheels? Join our guide for an exhilarating bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 5 APRIL 1 - GHENT - BRUGES

Admire Ghent’s canal-side architecture and some of its famous sights, including the Castle of the Counts and St. Bavo’s Cathedral and its Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Those with a sweet tooth can visit a chocolate maker's shop. After being greeted with a glass of champagne, a master chocolatier will brief you on the history of chocolate. You will also have the opportunity to taste different types of pralines - and try your hand at making your own. Alternatively, take a full-day tour of Bruges, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through Grote Markt and Burg Square, visit the centuries-old Church of Our Lady with its prominent spire, and, if you choose, sample some of the local specialties, from Belgian fries to waffles to chocolate, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 6 APRIL 2 - ANTWERP

Explore this trendy city on a walking tour where you’ll see Antwerp’s Steen Castle, Grote Market and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. For a more active exploration of the area, join a guided bike tour. Later in the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Foodies will want to go on a culinary tour to indulge in chocolate, waffles and beer. Flower lovers and gardeners can roam through the Floralia, an annual spring flower show featuring approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. (B,L,D)

Day 7 APRIL 3 - ROTTERDAM - KINDERDIJK

During the morning, you can go on a walking tour of Rotterdam, nicknamed the "Gateway to Europe,” and taste local specialties. Alternatively, go on an excursion to Delft, known as the home of the painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. While here, you’ll visit the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory and Museum. If you prefer a more active adventure, then go on a bike ride through Rotterdam and past some of its famous landmarks and architecture. In the afternoon, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. Visit a private windmill via electric boat. You may also pedal past the windmills from the seat of a bike. Or, if you wish to explore the history of US immigration, join us on an excursion that visits Delfshaven, where, on August 1, 1620, the Pilgrim fathers departed on their epic journey aboard the Speedwell, plus tour the FENIX Museum of Migration, a former harbor warehouse currently being transformed into this unique educational experience. (B,L,D)

Day 8 APRIL 4 - AMSTERDAM

Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising before venturing out in the afternoon on a smaller boat specially designed to glide beneath the many bridges of Amsterdam. Admire the city’s historic harbor and canals, where you’ll see beautiful homes lining the water and the fabled Skinny Bridge. Alternatively, marvel at one of the most impressive public gardens in the world, Keukenhof**, which presents a spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips spread out over 70 acres. Spend time ambling through this legendary garden, open only nine weeks a year and sometimes referred to as the "Garden of Europe." (B,L,D) **Note: Included on most departures; An alternative tour will operate on sailings that visit Amsterdam outside of Keukenhof’s open dates

Day 9 APRIL 5 - AMSTERDAM - DISEMBARKATION

Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Enhance Your Journey

Amsterdam Pre Tour Starting from $830

MARCH 26-29, 2025 STARTING AT $830

MARCH 26 - DEPART USA
Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam.

MARCH 27 - AMSTERDAM
Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.

MARCH 28 - AMSTERDAM
Follow your guide through the charming capital of the Netherlands, with its iconic meandering canals, bridges and distinctive architecture. (B)

MARCH 29 - AMSTERDAM - EMBARKATION
Enjoy an enchanting cruise along the canal in Haarlem outside of Amsterdam, passing historic architecture, bridges and even a windmill iconic of the region. Later in the day, transfer to your ship. (B,D)

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
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