Tulips & Windmills Cruise: The Netherlands to Belgium - smarTours

Tulips & Windmills Cruise: The Netherlands to Belgium

From
  • $2,699
    Tour Only
  • $3,199
    Flights Included
  • 10
    Days

AMSTERDAM, GHENT, BRUSSELS, AND ANTWERP

Join us on this extra special cruise to see sprawling tulip fields, magnificent windmills, and beautiful Dutch architecture as we sail through the Netherlands to Belgium. You’ll be in total awe of the colorful tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as we walk among millions of them at Keukenhof Gardens. We’ll also bring you to Zaanse Schans, the open-air museum/village featuring six picturesque windmills and traditional wooden houses. With vibrant flowers budding all around you, take a walking tour around Amsterdam to visit Dam Square, see Anne Frank’s House, and shop at the Flower Market. In Rotterdam, 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. End your journey with a stop at the quaint city of Dordrecht before departing from Amsterdam.

Did you know that you can make this tour private for your friends and family? Find out more about pricing and options for your group.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • Overnight international flight
  • 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 Gardens
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Amsterdam walking tour
  • Rotterdam walking tour
  • Ghent city tour
  • Brussels city & walking tour
  • Antwerp city tour
  • Dordrecht walking tour

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York Area (JFK or EWR) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • 7-night cruise aboard the MS Crucevita
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • 21 meals: 8 buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • 2 glasses of wine, beer, or soda with dinner
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and local English-speaking guides throughout

Depart USA

Your exciting journey begins with your flight to Amsterdam.

*Passengers who did not purchase flights will join the tour in Amsterdam on Day 2. 

Arrive in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Welcome to the Netherlands! You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to explore and dine on your own.

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Amsterdam

After breakfast, check-out of your hotel and depart on your half-day tour of the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths spread out over 79 acres. After enjoying lunch on your own, transfer back to the port to board your superior river cruise ship. Check into your cabin and explore your floating hotel prior to an information briefing followed by dinner.

MS Crucevita | Breakfast, Dinner

Zaanse Schans Excursion

After breakfast, depart on your included excursion to the village of Zaanse Schans, a famous open-air museum featuring six windmills and more than thirty houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries, all of which invite you to discover the countryside life of medieval Holland. The village has preserved old Dutch traditions including house building, clog making, and old fashioned cheese production which you will have the opportunity to sample. Later, return to your ship…

Rotterdam (Netherlands)

This morning explore one of the largest harbors and commercial ports in the world! Your walking tour will include the harbor front, the whimsical architecture including the hanging Cube Houses, and the steamship “Rotterdam” once the flagship of Holland America Line. The afternoon is free for optional pursuits.

| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ghent (Belgium)

Today, 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 you 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 balance of the day is free to explore on your own, or consider an optional excursion that may be offered…

Brussels (Belgium)

Your 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. You will end the tour with a walk through the beautiful Grote Markt. The balance of the day is free.

| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Antwerp (Belgium)

This morning 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”.

| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dordrecht (Netherlands)

Located on an island surrounded by wide rivers, Dordrecht is the oldest city in Holland. Your guided walking tour will include views of beautiful inner city harbors, quaint canals, wooden bridges and typical Dutch houses. Back on board enjoy a farewell cocktail followed by the Captain’s Farewell dinner.

| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amsterdam/USA

As all good things must come to an end, after breakfast, bid your crew goodbye and disembark. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US with a suitcase full of memories!

*The tour will end for passengers who did not purchase flights on Day 10 in Amsterdam.

| Breakfast

Guided Tour Pricing

Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from the New York area (EWR or JFK). Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.

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Rates are based on double occupancy.
2022 Departures: Single room supplement is $1299

MS Crucevita Cabin Upgrades:
Rates are based on Category C Cabins (on the main deck at the rear of the ship with picture window). Upgrade to higher category cabins:
• CAT B., Main Deck, Middle/Front of Ship with Picture Window: add $249 double occupancy / $499 single occupancy
• CAT A., Promenade Deck, Deluxe Cabin with French Balcony: add $549 double occupancy

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made 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 $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

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