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8D7N Active & Discovery in Holland & Belgium (WAD)

8D7N Active & Discovery in Holland & Belgium (WAD)

Per Pax
From: $3121 From: €2971 From: £2551 From: RM13568 From: CAD4043 From: SGD4328 From: AUD4505 From: HKD24585
Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways
Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.
Cities to Visit: Amsterdam – Middelburg – Ghent – Brussels – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Amsterdam
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,500 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures



Travel Period: from Now till August 3, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Ghent
~ Belgian chocolate-making Workshop
~ Antwerp
~ Architecture Bike Tour
~ Amsterdam
What To Expect
Explore Holland and Belgium in more ways than ever on this Active &Discovery European cruise. Begin in Amsterdam and sail for Middelburg for a variety of excursions from Classic to Active to Discovery inclusions. Continue to Belgium and marvel at the artistry and natural beauty of the region. In Brussels, walk the ancient streets and sample treats at a Belgian chocolate-making workshop. Explore by bike or take a guided tour! In Antwerp, discover centuries of history. Experience the Red Star Line Museum where brave emigrants boarded ocean liners for America long ago, or see the stunning altarpiece by master painter Rubens in the Cathedral there. Take an architecture tour by bicycle through Rotterdam or create a classic Delft tile in a pottery workshop. Return to Amsterdam to enjoy the colourful city of canals. Take a painting class, ride a bike through the Dutch countryside, or relax on a canal cruise through the grachten of this city of a Golden Age. A fantastic 8-day adventure through Holland and Belgium on this Active & Discovery river cruise in Europe!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (EMBARKATION)

    How Suite It Is! Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite Ship. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: MIDDELBURG

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
    ACTIVE - Take a Guided Walk through woods and dunes; see Castle Westhove and farmlands of the beautiful North-Sea area, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Guided Visit to a family owned Oyster Farm. A taste of oysters and lobster, accompanied with a glass of wine is the perfect ending of this beautiful experience, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: GHENT, BELGIUM

    ACTIVE - Explore the outskirts of the city and the lesser known sights on a Guided Mountain Bike Tour, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of Graffiti Street, where artists create striking spray-can art to their heart's content. And do not miss the chance to become an artist yourself, creating your street art, OR:
    CLASSIC - Explore Ghent with a Guided Sightseeing Tour. Alternatively, you may choose to join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRUSSELS

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: BRUSSELS

    ACTIVE - Take a Bike Tour to explore Brussels. Your local guide will not only show you the must-see sights, but also some hidden spots., OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Belgian chocolate-making Workshop to learn how to create your own delicious candies, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Brussels. The afternoon is free to explore Brussels. Later enjoy live entertainment on board.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: ANTWERP

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
    ACTIVE - Enjoy a Bike Tour and discover centuries of history and a story around every corner, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of the Red Star Line Museum, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You'll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens. This afternoon take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp's signature Belgian waffles and crepes-or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

    ACTIVE - Take a unique Architecture Bike Tour to see the architectural highlights of Rotterdam, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Attend a Pottery Workshop. In a characteristic painter's room, a professional painter will guide you through the process of painting a Delft tile, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. In the evening enjoy live entertainment on board.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: AMSTERDAM

    DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Class. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. An orientation walk will complete your experience, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Visit the Floriade, International Horticoltural Expo, an international exhibition of flowers and gardening that is held every 10 years in the Netherlands, OR:
    ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam. This afternoon, choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: DEPART AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Where to Visits

Information

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,500 per couple
~ BUY 1 FREE 1 on selected 2023 departures



Travel Period: from Now till August 3, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Ghent
~ Belgian chocolate-making Workshop
~ Antwerp
~ Architecture Bike Tour
~ Amsterdam
What To Expect
Explore Holland and Belgium in more ways than ever on this Active &Discovery European cruise. Begin in Amsterdam and sail for Middelburg for a variety of excursions from Classic to Active to Discovery inclusions. Continue to Belgium and marvel at the artistry and natural beauty of the region. In Brussels, walk the ancient streets and sample treats at a Belgian chocolate-making workshop. Explore by bike or take a guided tour! In Antwerp, discover centuries of history. Experience the Red Star Line Museum where brave emigrants boarded ocean liners for America long ago, or see the stunning altarpiece by master painter Rubens in the Cathedral there. Take an architecture tour by bicycle through Rotterdam or create a classic Delft tile in a pottery workshop. Return to Amsterdam to enjoy the colourful city of canals. Take a painting class, ride a bike through the Dutch countryside, or relax on a canal cruise through the grachten of this city of a Golden Age. A fantastic 8-day adventure through Holland and Belgium on this Active & Discovery river cruise in Europe!
  • Day 1: ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (EMBARKATION)

    How Suite It Is! Welcome Aboard Your Avalon Suite Ship. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens-with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: MIDDELBURG

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
    ACTIVE - Take a Guided Walk through woods and dunes; see Castle Westhove and farmlands of the beautiful North-Sea area, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Guided Visit to a family owned Oyster Farm. A taste of oysters and lobster, accompanied with a glass of wine is the perfect ending of this beautiful experience, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: GHENT, BELGIUM

    ACTIVE - Explore the outskirts of the city and the lesser known sights on a Guided Mountain Bike Tour, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of Graffiti Street, where artists create striking spray-can art to their heart's content. And do not miss the chance to become an artist yourself, creating your street art, OR:
    CLASSIC - Explore Ghent with a Guided Sightseeing Tour. Alternatively, you may choose to join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRUSSELS

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: BRUSSELS

    ACTIVE - Take a Bike Tour to explore Brussels. Your local guide will not only show you the must-see sights, but also some hidden spots., OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Belgian chocolate-making Workshop to learn how to create your own delicious candies, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Brussels. The afternoon is free to explore Brussels. Later enjoy live entertainment on board.
    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: ANTWERP

    Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.
    ACTIVE - Enjoy a Bike Tour and discover centuries of history and a story around every corner, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of the Red Star Line Museum, OR:
    CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You'll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens. This afternoon take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp's signature Belgian waffles and crepes-or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

    ACTIVE - Take a unique Architecture Bike Tour to see the architectural highlights of Rotterdam, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Attend a Pottery Workshop. In a characteristic painter's room, a professional painter will guide you through the process of painting a Delft tile, OR:
    CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam. Before dinner, enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor. In the evening enjoy live entertainment on board.
    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: AMSTERDAM

    DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Class. Paint your own canvas and discover your inner artist. An orientation walk will complete your experience, OR:
    DISCOVERY - Visit the Floriade, International Horticoltural Expo, an international exhibition of flowers and gardening that is held every 10 years in the Netherlands, OR:
    ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside, OR:
    CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Canal Cruise to explore the iconic waterways and sites of Amsterdam. This afternoon, choose among the many Guided Optional Excursions available or take some free time to explore Amsterdam's colourful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.
    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: DEPART AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Per Pax
From: $3121 From: €2971 From: £2551 From: RM13568 From: CAD4043 From: SGD4328 From: AUD4505 From: HKD24585
Booking Form

$3121 €2971 £2551 RM13568 CAD4043 SGD4328 AUD4505 HKD24585

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Age below 12

Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 60 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
~ 59 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled departure and later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.