- 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
- International air ticket
- Safety net protection
- Airport transfer
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.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
ARRIVE BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Belgium. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Brussels must arrive by 2:00 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy dinner on board as you sail for Ghent this evening. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT
Visit the Adventure Centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.
ACTIVE - Explore a different side of Ghent by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Explore Ghent with a Guided Sightseeing Tour. Alternatively, you may choose to join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BOSSUIT
DISCOVERY - Visit the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres. After your visit, enjoy lunch at the museum's cafe.
DISCOVERY - Following the museum, visit battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and private collections.
DISCOVERY - Experience the Last Post Ceremony, taking place nightly under the arches of the Menin Gate. Enjoy some free time for dinner before the Ceremony starts.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG
MIDDELBURG, NETHERLANDS – VEERE
ACTIVE - Explore Vlissingen by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking Tour through the winding cobblestones and canals of Middelburg. Enjoy lunch on board while cruising to Veere.
ACTIVE - Bike your way to the beach from Veere with your Adventure Host, OR:
DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, and a miracle of modern technology.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KINDERDIJK
KINDERDIJK – ROTTERDAM
ACTIVE - See the windmills of Kinderdijk by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of Kinderdijk where 19 windmills were built in 1740 as flood prevention and water management. Enjoy a cruise through Rotterdam harbor.
ACTIVE - Experience Rotterdam by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Rotterdam featuring innovative architecture, including the marvelous Erasmus Bridge. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ZAANDAM
ZAANDAM – HAARLEM
Arrive in Zaandam this morning with free time to explore this quintessential Dutch town. You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens. Cruise to Haarlem this afternoon while enjoying lunch on board.
ACTIVE - Enjoy an easy bike ride to the beach with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Visit Haarlem, a major flower bulbs growing district outside of Amsterdam. Explore the former North Sea trading port with its medieval features, gabled houses, and leafy courtyards. Enjoy dinner on board your ship this evening as you sail to Amsterdam.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
ACTIVE - Join a Biking Tour through the Dutch countryside past polders, dykes, and quaint centuries-old villages, OR:
CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age".
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
DEPART AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.