Avalon Waterways Tulip Time River Cruise

Visit the Keukenhof flowers of Holland on an Avalon Waterways Tulip Time river cruiseDiscover Holland and Belgium on an Avalon Waterways Tulip Time River Cruise, from $2,099* per person

If you love flowers and gardens, you simply must take a river cruise at tulip time in the Netherlands at least once. Stunning fields of colorful flowers, as far as the eye can see; the famous Keukenhof Gardens, Holland in the spring never disappoints.

And on an Avalon Waterways Tulip Time river cruise, you’ll enjoy modern ships featuring spacious Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows, creating an open-air balcony.

On top of that, you’ll have a chance to explore historical yet always modern Amsterdam. You’ll also cruise through Rotterdam harbor and then choose to visit Gouda, famous for its Gouda cheese, syrup waffles and elaborate city hall. Many of your fellow guests will choose to visit the Keukenhof this afternoon. Picture over 70 acres of parkland with lakes, sculpture gardens, greenhouses and a windmill. Every year, 7 million flower bulbs are planted.

Next is Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city and one of the world’s most ancient seaports. Here you’ll find fabulous architecture, chic shops (Antwerp is known for modern fashion and diamonds) and of course Belgian chocolates, beers and other culinary delights. Antwerp is followed by Ghent, a city full of medieval charm and power.  Your local guide will point out a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success. Heard of The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, created by the Van Eyck brothers around 1432? You’ll get to see it in St. Baaf’s Cathedral.

Returning to the Netherlands, you’ll learn about the way this country that is largely below sea level protects itself from the sea at the Delta Works. Middelburg acquaints you with the Dutch East India Company and its rich history. Visit the fortifications of Willemstad before returning to Amsterdam. A canal boat ride along the elegant canals (grachten) will show off Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”.

Our April 20, 2018 departure date offers Q preferred pricing from as low as $2,099* per person, including prepaid gratuities.  More options are available: just call us for details.

Avalon Waterways Tulip Time River Cruise

Avalon Waterways Tulip Time River Cruise 2018 by Q Cruise + Travel

Avalon Waterways Tulip Time River Cruise on the Rhine,
April 20-27, 2018, on Avalon Illumination

  • Cruise from Amsterdam, the Netherlands on this 7 night/8 days river cruise.
  • Your cruise includes river view accommodations; fresh, locally inspired meals with wine and beer at lunch and dinner; daily excursions with local guides; internet access and more.
  • Fares from $2,099* plus $168 in taxes per person, based on double occupancy in a Category E room. Gratuities included. Call now for the best availability

For more details, download a flyer (pdf) about this Avalon Tulip Time Cruise 2018.  Additional dates available, just call us for details.


What you should know

Book by November 28, 2017 to benefit from the above fares and included gratuities. All fares and room types are subject to availability. Port charges and taxes, airfare, transfers, travel insurance and other expenses of a personal nature are additional. Prepaid gratuities are for shipboard personnel and based on Avalon’s recommended amount of EUR 15 per person per day.

To reserve your space, or for more details, please contact Q Cruise + Travel.