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Tulips & Windmills

9-Night Cruise Amsterdam to Antwerp (or reverse)

Uniworld Tulips and Windmills

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2018 Departure Dates and Pricing

Amsterdam to Antwerp (or reverse) - 10 days

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Ship - River Queen, River Duchess, River Princess

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Antwerp

Skip to Antwerp to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where you’ll be transferred to the ship.

Day 2: Amsterdam

Featured Excursions: Amsterdam city tour with canal cruise, and choice of Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum -or- exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

Get an up-close view of Amsterdam, which boasts history, art, architecture, and canals. See Amsterdam from its historic waterways via a canal cruise. Choose between the Van Gogh Museum - home to the largest collection of his paintings in the world - or the Rijksmuseum - which offers the world’s largest collection of Dutch and Flemish art artifacts. Or take a guided stroll through the former maritime district, including the Maritime Museum. 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- Zaanse Schans outdoor museum

Your senses will be in for a treat as you visit the Keukenhof Gardens, a seventy-acre showcase of over seven million flowers. This is one of the most impressive public gardens in the world. You have two ways to experience the gardens today: either enjoy a full-day tour or visit Zaanse Schans village, an outdoor museum where the Dutch bring their children to show them how their ancestors lived. Try on a pair of clogs, learn how cheese is made, and climb inside a windmill to see how it works.

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

Day 4: Hoorn, Enkhuizen

Featured Excursions: Hoorn walking tour and “Life on the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit

Uncover a rich seafaring history as you tour Hoorn on foot. Your guide will explain the markings on Medieval buildings that note the former inhabitants’ trades. Your next port of call, Enkhuizen, is home to the fascinating Zuiderzee outdoor museum, a reconstructed 19th-century village that lets you see how life was lived in a busy fishing port a century ago.

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 busy Rotterdam harbor, the third largest in the world, and explore the city on your own in the morning. Then sail to Kinderdijk, where you’ll discover 19 astonishingly well-preserved, UNESCO World Heritage-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. At one point, there were more than 10,000 windmills in the country, and your guide will explain why they were so important. In the evening, sail to Dordrecht.

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 artists’ village of Veere

Enjoy a morning visit to the engineering marvel known as the Delta Works, where you’ll learn about the Netherlands’ 2,000-year fight to hold back the sea. Were it not for the mighty windmill, this region would have surrendered to water a long time ago; here you’ll see how technology has evolved. Then spend the early afternoon in charming Veere, long a popular artists’ retreat, before cruising 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 center 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 tour with Cathedral of Our Beloved 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 (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship in Antwerp and transfer to the Brussels airport for your flight home.  (CB/BB)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Antwerp to Amsterdam

Skip to Amsterdam to Antwerp itinerary

Day 1: Antwerp (Embarkation Day)

Arrive at Brussels Airport where you’ll be transferred to the ship.

Day 2: 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 Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3: 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 center and the famous Ghent Altarpiece. During the Ghent Floralies this spring, the streets will be lined with lavish flower displays.

Day 4: Veere

FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Delta Works museum and guided stroll into 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 cozy harbor and 16th-century merchant houses. Relax onboard as the ship cruises through the picturesque Zeeland area.

Day 5: Rotterdam, Kinderdijk

Featured Excursion: Kinderdijk windmills

Awaken in Rotterdam and cruise through its harbor, the world’s third largest. Enjoy leisure time while in Rotterdam. Then sail to Kinderdijk, where you’ll discover 19 astonishingly well-preserved, UNESCO World Heritage-designated windmills dating back to the 1500s. Your guide will provide a detailed explanation of why windmills are so important to this region. They are also an iconic emblem of the Netherlands; at one point, there were more than 10,000 in the country. Were it not for the mighty windmill, this region would have surrendered to water a long time ago.

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

Day 6: Nijmegen (Groesbeek or 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 artists.

Day 7: 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 8: 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 center 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 9: 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 10: Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home. 

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2018 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Amsterdam
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Category 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window
Category 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window
Category 3 - Middle Deck fwd w/ fixed window
Category 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Category 1 - Upper Deck w/french balcony (River Duchess & River Empress) (floor-ceiling window on River Queen) (open-air balony Maria Theresa)
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french /balcony(River Duchess & River Empress) (floor-ceiling window) on River Queen)
Mar 27, 2018
River Duchess
$3,099
$3,199
$3,799
$3,999
$4,299
$6,299
Mar 31, 2018
River Queen
$3,399
$3,499
$4,099
$4,299
$4,599
$6,599
Apr 4, 2018
River Princess
$3,399
$3,499
$4,099
$4,299
$4,599
$6,599
Apr 14, 2018
River Duchess
$3,999
$4,099
$4,699
$4,899
$5,199
$7,199
Apr 22, 2018
River Princess
$4,199
$4,299
$4,899
$5,099
$5,399
$7,399
 
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Antwerp
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Cat 5 - Lower Deck fwd & aft w/ fixed window
Cat 4 - Lower Deck w/ fixed window
Cat 3 - Middle Deck fwd w/ fixed window
Cat 2 - Middle Deck w/ fixed window
Cat 1 - Upper Deck w/french balcony on River Duchess & River Empress (River Queen has floor-ceiling window)
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french /balcony on River Duchess & River Empress (River Queen has floor-ceiling window)
Mar 22, 2018
River Queen
$3,099
$3,199
$3,799
$3,999
$4,299
$6,299
Mar 26, 2018
River Princess
$3,099
$3,199
$3,799
$3,999
$4,299
$6,299
Apr 5, 2018
River Duchess
$3,399
$3,499
$4,099
$4,299
$4,599
$6,599
Apr 9, 2018
River Queen
$3,499
$3,599
$4,199
$4,399
$4,699
$6,699
Apr 13, 2018
River Princess
$3,999
$4,099
$4,699
$4,899
$5,199
$7,199
Apr 23, 2018
River Duchess
$3,699
$3,799
$4,399
$4,599
$4,899
$6,899
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies.Please Inquire.
2018 Departures: Port Charges are additional $180 per passenger.
9 4 UNES 2
Prices Include :
▪ 9-night Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 
▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 9 breakfasts , 7 lunches, 9 dinners
▪ Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
▪ Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
▪ Shore excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options, fully hosted by English-speaking local guides
▪ 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
Cultural enrichment, including a Signature lecture: "Life and Art in the Golden Age of the Low Lands"
▪ 24-Hour Room Service (new in 2017)
▪ Concierge services
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ Transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Days. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.

Taxes

 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel insurance
▪ Port charges (For 2017 Departures: Port charges are included in the cruise prices.)
▪ Personal expenses

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