11 days from $5,300 pp*
  • Walk through the brightly colored flowers of Keukenhof Gardens.
  • Cycle through the streets of Willemstad on a guided bike tour.
  • Seven-night cruise through the rivers of Belgium and Netherlands.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels pre/post cruise.
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Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime. Admire the colorful tulip carpets and flower displays; stroll amidst Kinderdijks’ lush green countryside dotted with world-famous windmills; taste the famous local cheeses and learn about the traditions of the friendly Dutch and Flemish people. In Belgium, admire the great medieval cities of Antwerp, Ghent and Brugges.

Cruise Departure Dates:

2016: Mar 27,28, Apr 3,4,7,9,10,11,14,16,17,18,21,24,25,28, May 2,5

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Hotel with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    • Netherlands - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Windmills and Zaanse Schans (with Guide) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Amsterdam to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    Amsterdam to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Embark (PM)
    • Dinner on Board
    • Port Charges
  • Day 4 Amsterdam to Volendam to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    Amsterdam to Volendam to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Canal Cruise & City Tour
    • Lunch on Board
    • Shared - Volendam Harbour, Edam or Bicycles
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 5 Arnhem to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    Arnhem to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Airborne Museum, Het Loo Palace or Bicycle Tour
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 6 Antwerp to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    Antwerp to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - City Walking Tour OR Rubens House
    • Lunch on Board
    • Optional: Brussels Excursion
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 7 Ghent to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    Ghent to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Walking Tour
    • Lunch on Board
    • Optional: Brugges Excursion
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 8 Zeeland to Kinderdijk to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    Zeeland to Kinderdijk to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Walking Tour OR Bicycle Tour
    • Lunch on Board
    • Shared - Windmills of Kinderdijk
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 9 Lisse to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    Lisse to Dutch and Belgian River Cruise
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Shared - Keukenhof Gardens
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 10 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Disembark
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (with Guide) (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 11 Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    • Transfer - Private - Airport to Hotel - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Amsterdam

For your added comfort, you will have Meet & Greet guide assistance upon your arrival, which will be waiting for you outside the customs. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private chauffeur at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with  a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be given to you by your driver upon arrival. Alternative arrangements will be made if you do not have a private transfer at the start of your itinerary.

Accommodation: Estherea (4*)

The boutique Hotel Estheréa is housed in a row of 17th century buildings on the Singel, Amsterdam's oldest major canal and part of the ring of canals added to the official UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010. Dam Square, the central railway station, the main shopping area, museums, theatres, and night life are all within walking distance. The rich, colorful interior includes woolen carpets, crystal chandeliers, mahogany paneling, luxurious fabrics, extravagant wallpapers, flowers, plants, and fish. Guests can relax with a cocktail and light snack at Maria's bar or get a workout in at the fully equipped gym.

Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Hotel Estherea
Hotel Estherea

Day 2: Amsterdam

Meet your private driver and guide at your hotel for your half-day tour to the Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans is a delightful old hamlet on the banks of the river Zaan with characteristic green wooden houses, charming stylized gardens, small hump-backed bridges, tradesmen's workshops, historic windmills and charming little shops. This enchanting hamlet gives an excellent impression of how a typical Zaanse village must have looked like in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Apart from the cluster of windmills and houses there are also several museums, restaurants and a visitors' centre to be found. The Zaanse Schans has become one of the top tourist destinations in the Netherlands. Return to hotel. Please discuss with your driver and guide if you wish to adjust your time in Zaanse Schans and perhaps stop for coffee at a scenic viewpoint, visit a tiny village or a market, or perhaps ride along the dykes of Ijsselmeer. Any additional entry fees paid on site.

Accommodation: Estherea (4*)
Zaanse Schans
Zaanse Schans

Day 3: Amsterdam - Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

This evening, meet your fellow passengers on board for the welcome reception and dinner.

Port charges are included in your itinerary pricing.

Accommodation: MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD)

The 164 passenger MS AmaSerena, AmaPrima, AmaStella, AmaVerde and AmaViola ships all offer the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. These vessels feature a combination of amenities and design details never before seen on the great waterways of Europe. Featuring an impressive range of stateroom categories, dining options and public lounges, you'll be transported in comfort on the river cruise of a lifetime.

 Dutch and Belgian Cruise
Dutch and Belgian Cruise
AMA Cruise
AMA Cruise

Day 4: Amsterdam - Volendam - Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

After breakfast, enjoy a comprehensive and scenic morning cruise through the historic harbor and canals of Amsterdam. See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous Anne Frank House. Then, enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see the Rembrandt Windmill and other great landmarks of Amsterdam.

Enjoy a late afternoon tour of Volendam Harbor to see the fish auction building, Old Quarter and famous churches. Continue by motor coach to the Village of Edam where you will sample some of its famous cheese. Another afternoon option is to enjoy a scenic bicycle ride through North Holland (capacity controlled).

Accommodation: MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD)
Skinny Bridge
Skinny Bridge

Day 5: Arnhem - Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

Arrive in beautiful Arnhem early this morning and see the site of the Battle of Arnhem Bridge featured in the classic fi lm “A Bridge Too Far” during Operation Market Garden in World War II. Then visit the Airborne Museum, which shows the course of events during the Battle of Arnhem. Or, choose to visit the Het Loo Palace and see its amazing gardens. The Palace was once home to the House of Orange-Nassau from the 17th century until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962. In the alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour (capacity controlled).

Accommodation: MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD)
Het Loo Palace
Het Loo Palace

Day 6: Antwerp - Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp. See the Antwerp Castle, Grote Market, Brabo Fountain and the city’s superb architecture. In the alternative, visit the Rubens House, former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque Painter. Afterwards, you will visit the Antwerp Cathedral which features two of Rubens’ most important works, the Elevation of the Cross and the Descent from the Cross.

The afternoon is yours to explore Antwerp on your own, or you may take an optional excursion to nearby capital of Belgium, Brussels.

To partake in the optional tour, please contact your sales specialist.

Accommodation: MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD)
Antwerp Castle
Antwerp Castle

Day 7: Ghent - Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

After breakfast take a guided sightseeing tour of Ghent, the fourth largest city of Belgium. Begin your walking tour from the Belfry Tower and see picturesque highlights such as the Koornlei, the Graslei, and the Castle of the Counts.

The afternoon is yours to explore Ghent on your own, or you may take an optional excursion to the charming town of Brugges, one of Europe's most perfectly preserved medieval cities. The city centre of Brugges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To partake in the optional tour, please contact your sales specialist.

Accommodation: MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD)
Graslei
Graslei

Day 8: Zeeland - Kinderdijk - Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

This morning sail through the Dutch region of Zeeland. This region is home to one of the world’s most complex engineering projects, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete. Stop in charming Willemstad, a 400-year-old town, for a walking tour. You will visit the first Protestant church in Holland, where you will be treated to a private organ recital that has been planned exclusively for you. In the alternative, take a guided bicycle tour of Willemstad (capacity controlled).

In the afternoon, you will visit Kinderdijk which features the greatest concentration of windmills in the country. Tonight, enjoy a special music performance as the ship cruises to Schoonhoven for the evening.

Accommodation: MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD)
Willemstad
Willemstad

Day 9: Lisse - Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

Admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom during your morning excursion to the famous Keukenhof Gardens where you will be delighted to find millions of flowering tulips all over the 70-acre park. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Accommodation: MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD)
Keukenhof Gardens
Keukenhof Gardens

Day 10: Amsterdam

After breakfast, you'll disembark the ship in Amsterdam, as your cruise journey has come to an end.

A transfer between the port and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Meet your private guide and driver for a half day tour of Amsterdam. Enjoy the old and new parts of this beautiful city with its many historical buildings and interesting sights. The guide will point out all the interesting sights in Amsterdam; the canals, the bridges, and the beautiful 17th and 18th century mansions along the canals. The Royal Palace on Dam square, the historic buildings along the Amstel River, the colorful flower market …etc. At the end of the tour, arrival back at the hotel and end of the services of the guide and driver.

Accommodation: Estherea (4*)
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
The Skinny Bridge
The Skinny Bridge

Day 11: Amsterdam

 Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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Estherea (4*): Amsterdam

The boutique Hotel Estheréa is housed in a row of 17th century buildings on the Singel, Amsterdam's oldest major canal and part of the ring of canals added to the official UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010. Dam Square, the central railway station, the main shopping area, museums, theatres, and night life are all within walking distance. The rich, colorful interior includes woolen carpets, crystal chandeliers, mahogany paneling, luxurious fabrics, extravagant wallpapers, flowers, plants, and fish. Guests can relax with a cocktail and light snack at Maria's bar or get a workout in at the fully equipped gym.

Hotel Estherea
Hotel Estherea

MS AmaSerena/Prima/Stella/Verde/Viola (BLD): Dutch and Belgian River Cruise

The 164 passenger MS AmaSerena, AmaPrima, AmaStella, AmaVerde and AmaViola ships all offer the ultimate in custom-designed luxury. These vessels feature a combination of amenities and design details never before seen on the great waterways of Europe. Featuring an impressive range of stateroom categories, dining options and public lounges, you'll be transported in comfort on the river cruise of a lifetime.

AMA Cruise
AMA Cruise
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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