AMSTERDAM, GHENT, BRUSSELS, AND ANTWERP
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.
Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 15 or more travelers.
- 1 night at Amsterdam hotel
- 7-night cruise through the Netherlands & Belgium:
- Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- Rotterdam (Netherlands)
- Ghent (Belgium)
- Brussels (Belgium)
- Antwerp (Belgium)
- Dordrecht (Netherlands)
- 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
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 2024: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2024, 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.
Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.
For flight details, see Before You Depart.
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
After breakfast, we'll check out of our hotel and depart on our half-day tour of the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths spread across 79 acres. After enjoying lunch on our own, we'll transfer back to the port to board our superior river cruise ship. We'll check into our cabins and have time to explore our floating hotel prior to an information briefing followed by dinner.Accommodations: MS Crucevita
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Amsterdam
After breakfast, our sightseeing tour of Amsterdam begins with a one-hour canal cruise followed by a walking tour introducing us to all the major highlights of Amsterdam including a visit to Dam Square, a stroll past Anne Frank's house (outside), Museum Square and a stop at the Flower Market. We'll return to our ship for lunch and then enjoy free time for the rest of the day to further explore this unique city at our own pace. Tonight, we'll enjoy a welcome cocktail and crew introduction before dinner.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Rotterdam (Netherlands)
This morning, we'll explore one of the largest harbors and commercial ports in the world! Our walking tour includes the harbor front, the whimsical architecture including the hanging Cube Houses, and the steamship “Rotterdam” once the flagship of Holland America Line. This afternoon is free for optional pursuits.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Ghent (Belgium)
Today, we'll delight in exploring Ghent, Belgium's hidden treasure! With its unique mix of ancient cultures combined with a lively modern student scene, bustling shops and gastronomic restaurants, Ghent will impress us with its winding canals, the famous three tower row featuring the Belfry, St. Bavo's Cathedral, and St. Nicholas' Church; its art, and architecture! The rest of the day is free to explore on our own. We might consider an optional excursion offered by the ship.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Brussels (Belgium)
Our guided city bus and walking tour of Belgium’s capital will highlight all the major attractions including St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Chinese Pavilion, Japanese Tower, King’s Square, Royal Palace and of course, the imposing offices of the European Parliament building. We'll end the tour with a walk through the beautiful Grote Markt. The balance of the day is free for us to explore at our own pace.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Antwerp (Belgium)
This morning, we'll enjoy a tour of Belgium’s second largest city, home to famous painter Pieter Paul Rubens. The tour will include the city's medieval heart with café-filled cobblestone lanes, a riverside fortress, and the impressive Cathedral of our Lady featuring original paintings of Antwerp’s famous “son”.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Dordrecht (Netherlands)
Located on an island surrounded by wide rivers, Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland. Our guided walking tour will include views of beautiful inner city harbors, quaint canals, wooden bridges and typical Dutch houses. Back on board, we'll enjoy a farewell cocktail followed by the Captain's Farewell Dinner.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Depart Amsterdam
As all good things must come to an end, after breakfast, bid your crew goodbye and disembark by 9:00 am. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will transfer to the airport for our return flight to the U.S.Meals: Breakfast
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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.
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.
Delft & the Hague Tour
- $78 per person
Day 4 Afternoon Tour
Delft is a city well known for its ties to the royal family and to Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (Girl with the Pearl Earring), and for its blue and white pottery. You'll see the incredible historical monuments the city has to offer including the Hague, the seat of the Dutch government, and home to the royal family. The city center is easily accessible by foot and features architecture from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. You may also see Scheveningen, a fishing village and resort suburb featuring the magnificent building at the Kurhaus and a picturesque strip of sandy beach.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Half Day Bruges Bus & Walking Tour
- $85 per person
Day 5 Afternoon Tour
The beautiful city of Bruges is one of the best-preserved medieval cities of Europe and its whole city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has played an integral role in western trade as well as in Europe's artistic and architectural evolution, and has become one stop in Belgium you simply can't miss! With this excursion, we will discover one of the pearls of the Low Countries. Learn about the city's history and tradition during your bus ride to Bruges. Upon arrival, you will start your walking tour and discover all the highlights of the city including Saint John's Hospital, Our Lady Church, the Market Square with the Belfry, the old City Hall, the Holy Blood Chapel, and much more. After some time to explore independently, return to the ship.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
- $75 per person
Day 8 Afternoon Tour
Join this sweet tour in Antwerp, Belgium for a taste of Belgium’s world renowned chocolate! You’ll have the opportunity to visit 3 different but equally talented chocolatiers create lifelike forms of the Cathedral, a hand (the logo of the city of Antwerp), and a cookie in the form of a hand. During the guided tour, guests will learn all there is to know about chocolate, the different kinds of chocolate, and what makes chocolate so amazing! And of course – free tasting included!
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre offers lovely views, complimentary WiFi internet, and a health club featuring a gym with cardio fitness equipment. Consider enjoying a meal at the hotel's Silk Road restaurant or explore the nearby historical centre. Rooms feature a laptop safe, mini fridge, and a hairdryer in the bathroom.
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
This elegant, luxurious, boutique-style vessel was designed in an old-world grand yacht style with a maximum capacity of 110 passengers. All cabins are approximately 150 sq feet with modern amenities including beds that can be stowed away during the day to create extra space to relax, air-conditioning/heating which can be regulated individually, a mini safety deposit box, a telephone, and a hair dryer. Cabins on the main deck have panorama windows while cabins on the upper Promenade deck will have new french balconies. The superb public areas include a panorama restaurant, cozy bar and lounge, a fireplace, a gym, sauna, library, and sun deck! The decks are interconnected by a regular elevator suitable to carry up to 4 persons. The currency on board the ship is the Euro.