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Tulips & Windmills tour

Tulips & Windmills

Uniworld
5.0 . Excellent
99%
Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
10 days
From: $ 3,349 $ 335 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Explore Amsterdam
  • Visit Keukenhof Gardens, an extraordinary site boasting seven million flowers
  • Discover Hoorn’s seafaring
  • Enjoy Cruising through the Rotterdam harbour
  • Explore Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Antwerp

Short Description

See everything from tulips to windmills on this quintessential journey.

From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through colorful acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these blooms. Then visit the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk to better understand how these mighty structures have been used to protect the Low Country from ever-rising water levels for hundreds of years.

Style River cruise
Array
Itinerary Focus N/A
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Amsterdam
End City Antwerp

Itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Amsterdam

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Amsterdam by canal with either Van Gogh Museum OR Rijksmuseum visit OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

See Amsterdam from the unique perspective of a canal cruise, followed by a tour of one of two acclaimed museums. Or, opt to take a guided stroll through Amsterdam’s canal district to a restored 17th-century canal house. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3: Amsterdam (Haarlem)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of full day at Keukenhof Gardens OR Keukenhof Gardens combined with Haarlem walking discovery tour with Teylers Museum visit

Spend the day at Keukenhof Gardens, an extraordinary site boasting seven million flowers. Or enjoy a half day at the gardens and either relax onboard after lunch or visit Haarlem's historic centre and the oldest museum in the Netherlands, with free time to explore on your own.

Note: Lunch is not included with the full day at Keukenhof Gardens.

Day 4: Hoorn (Enkhuizen)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Hoorn walking discovery tour and “Life on the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit

Discover Hoorn’s seafaring past as you tour the city on foot. At your next port of call, stroll through the fascinating Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed village showcasing 19th-century Dutch life and culture. For more active sightseeing, bike around City Ring—an earthen dike—aboard one of the ship’s complimentary bicycles.

Day 5: Nijmegen

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of National Liberation Museum OR Kröller-Müller Museum visit

From Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, join an excursion to the nearby National Liberation Museum for an eye-opening perspective on WWII. Or, you can opt to see a  fine collection of paintings by Van Gogh and other works by 19th- and 20th-century master artists.

Day 6: Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht

FEATURED EXCURSION: Kinderdijk windmills

Cruise through the Rotterdam harbor, the world’s third-largest port, and explore the city on your own. Continue on to Kinderdijk, an area with 19 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. If you wish, you will have a chance to climb inside one of these historic and iconic structures.

Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

Day 7: Veere

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Delta Works museum and guided stroll into the artists’ village of Veere

The Delta Works Museum presents a wonderful overview of Dutch windmills and other engineering marvels used in the Netherlands’ long battle to hold back the sea. You’ll also have time to explore Veere, with its cosy harbor and 16th-century merchant houses. Relax onboard as the ship cruises through the picturesque Zeeland area.

Day 8: Ghent (Bruges or Ghent)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of full day Bruges with canal cruise and walking discovery tour OR Ghent walking discovery tour with Ghent Floralies flower show

Enjoy a tour of well-preserved Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with historic architecture. Or explore Ghent, one of the oldest cities in Belgium, with a guided tour featuring the medieval centre and the famous Ghent Altarpiece. During the Ghent Floralies this spring, the streets will be lined with lavish flower displays.

Day 9: Antwerp

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Antwerp walking discovery tour with Cathedral of Our Lady OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Antwerp walking tour

Take a tour of Antwerp's architectural highlights, including the Cathedral of Our Lady and its masterpieces by Rubens. Or experience the city as the locals do, with a metro ride, a stroll through the main shopping district, and samples of iconic Belgian foods. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 10: Antwerp (disembark), transfer to Brussels Airport

Disembark the ship in Antwerp and transfer to Brussels Airport for your flight home.

Availability

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Price Per Day: $ 335 per day
  • Deposit Price: $ 300

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The service on the Tosca was OUTSTANDING. The crew was very attentive, concerned always that we had what we needed and wanted. They could not be more helpful! It was very clear that their first priority was customer service. They take that concept to a new and the highest of standards. It was fantastic. Just as importantly, we got to know them, and they made us feel as if we were home. In particular, the dining staff made sure we always had food that we wanted, were concerned about allergies and offered substitutions if we ever just wanted a chicken breast with rice and vegetables or some steak and potatoes. We wanted for nothing, were blessed with everything. What a trip!
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The staff was very attentive to all our needs. Yes, I would cruise with Uniworld again.

Everyone that I came in contact with was polite, friendly, attentive and helpful.

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Everyone that I came in contact with was polite, friendly, attentive and helpful.
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Details

Ship Name

River Queen

Ship Stats

Rivers: Rhine River,Danube River,Moselle River,Main River

Guests: 128

Staff: 41

Suites: 4 (215 sq ft)

Staterooms: 60 (151 sq ft)

Length: 361

Width: 37.5

Ship Description

One of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, the River Queen has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics—with marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork—River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. River Queen was rated the #1 ship in the entire cruise industry (both river and ocean) in the 2012 Conde´ Nast Traveller Readers' Cruise Poll.

Deck & Cabin Plans

All Deck & Cabin Plans (affiliate link) Trip Photos (affiliate link)

Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Cancellation policy

We hope nothing will come between you and your Uniworld vacation. Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges, per person and based upon the date of cancellation, are as follows:

Below are the Cancellation Notice Received Before Tour Start Date and regarding Cancellation Charges Per Person

  • 90 days or more - $300 nonrefundable deposit
  • 89 – 60 days - 35% of the fare**
  • 59 – 30 days - 50% of the fare**
  • Less than 30 days - 100% of the fare**
  • No Show - 100% of the fare**

**Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land, or air element purchased from Uniworld. Port charges are fully refundable if they have been paid prior to cancelling your trip.

Trip ID#:

TulWinUni

What's excluded

  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses

Meals Included

9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches and 9 Dinners

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