Timeless Tulips River Cruise with Amsterdam

The Netherlands & Belgium

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Join us on this extra special cruise to see sprawling tulip fields, and beautiful Dutch architecture as we sail through the Netherlands to Belgium. We’ll be in total awe of the colorful tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as we walk among millions of them at Keukenhof Gardens. With vibrant flowers budding all around us, we’ll take a walking tour around Amsterdam to visit Dam Square, see Anne Frank’s House, and shop at the Flower Market. In Rotterdam, we’ll discover and admire modern buildings, including the Cube Houses. Plus, spend time in Belgium exploring the old-world architecture and charming culture of Ghent, Brussels, and Antwerp. We’ll end our journey with a stop at the quaint city of Dordrecht before departing from Amsterdam.

Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night at Amsterdam hotel
  • 7-night cruise through the Netherlands & Belgium:
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Ghent (Belgium)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Dordrecht (Netherlands)

Tour Highlights

  • Keukenhof Tulips Gardens
  • Amsterdam walking tour
  • Cruise through Amsterdam’s fabled canals
  • Rotterdam walking tour
  • Walking tour of Ghent, a historic Flanders port
  • City & walking tour of Brussels, capital city of Belgium
  • Antwerp city & walking tour
  • Walking tour of Dordrecht, an island city and historic trading port

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 7-night cruise aboard the MS Crucevita
  • 20 meals: 7 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners. Unlimited wine & beer with dinners.
  • All on board activities, themed dinners, and special services including early riser breakfast, afternoon cakes & tea, 24/7 coffee station, late night snacks and live music each evening
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and local English-speaking guides throughout

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

Note: Flights are not available on departures.

You must book your own flights to the tour destination and you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Welcome to the Netherlands! Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. The balance of the day is free to relax after traveling or to explore Amsterdam independently.

Accommodations: Movenpick Amsterdam City Centre or similar

Day 2: Amsterdam

Day 3: Amsterdam

Day 4: Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Day 5: Ghent (Belgium)

Day 6: Brussels (Belgium)

Day 7: Antwerp (Belgium)

Day 8: Dordrecht (Netherlands)

Day 9: Depart Amsterdam

Guided Tour Pricing

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Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 1

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

New in 2025: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2025, U.S. passport holders are required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Travelers may encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significent slopes on the shore excursions.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.