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Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise

Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise

Travel through iconic destinations across Holland featuring Amsterdam & 7 nights aboard the Amadeum Queen.

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Travel through iconic destinations across Holland featuring Amsterdam & 7 nights aboard the Amadeum Queen.

CITIES & PORTS

AMSTERDAM

Spend a night & board your cruise ship in Amsterdam, founded as a small fishing

village in the late 12th century & one of the most important ports in the world.

Today, the city has one of the largest historic centers in Europe with about 7,500

registered historic buildings & 90 islands linked by 400 bridges. Enjoy a Amsterdam

Canal Cruise Tour featuring a cruise by beautiful homes through the intricate

canal system. Then visit the iconic Dam Square & Flower Market. Visit the famous

village of Zaanse Schans featuring windmills, wooden shoes & historic buildings.

ARNHEM

Arrive in Arnhem to enjoy an Arnhem City Tour & WWII History. Drive through

Arnhem and past many spots associated with WWII including the ‘The Bridge of

Arnhem’. Visit the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, a historic hotel turned British

Headquarters during Operation ‘Market Garden’. This afternoon an optional

is available to the Kroller-Muller Museum featuring works of Van Gogh & Picasso.

MIDDELBURG

After a morning cruising the waterways, arrive in Middelburg, the capital of the

province of Zeeland. An optional will be available to Delta Works, a storm surge

barrier project that was started after the 1953 flood. The optional also visits the

lovely picturesque town of Veere.

GHENT & BRUGES

This morning arrive in Ghent, Belgium. Maybe take the optional Ghent City Tour

to see the St. Bavo Cathedral & the fortress Gravensteen, one of Europe’s largest

moated castles. From Ghent, travel west to enjoy a Bruges City Tour, one of

Europe’s great cities and like Amsterdam referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’

due to its canal system. Bruges is Gothic fairy-tale like city with cobbled streets,

canals and medieval churches remarkably well-preserved having been spared

the devastation that saw much of Belgium leveled during both World Wars. The

historic marketplace and center of old Bruges is a UNESCO site.

ANTWERP

Awake in and discover the beautiful port city of Antwerp. Enjoy an Antwerp City

Tour featuring a walk through the attractive old city center and visit to the Onze-

Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Belgium. The city is also well

known for its diamond trade and lively shopping scene. An optional to Brussels,

famous for its central square, the Grote Markt, will be available.

KINDERDIJK & ROTTERDAM

The ship stops near Kinderdijk, which houses the most unique windmill complex

in the world. Built to drain water from the soil, these windmills are now protected

by UNESCO and are one of the Netherlands’ most popular tourist destinations.

Arrive in Rotterdam, the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the

largest ports in the world, often called the ‘Gateway to Europe’.

KEUKENHOF FLOWER GARDEN

Visit the famous Keukenhof Gardens, the Garden of Europe and the world’s 2nd

largest flower garden with 7 million bulbs planted annually. This is the showplace

for the tulip growers of the Netherlands & features numerous sculptures between the flower beds to create harmony between art and nature.

 

Optional 2 Night Valkenburg Post Cruise Extension

$650 pp dbl +$300 single supplement

Day 10 Amsterdam - Utrecht - Valkenburg

Motorcoach south and visit Utrecht, Netherlands to see its canal system and

14th century Dom Tower. Continue south to Valkenburg for a 2-Night stay.

(B-onboard ship) Overnight - Valkenburg

Day 11 Valkenburg - Three Country Tour

Today a Three Country Tour featuring Monschau, Germany, the Henri Chapelle

Cemetery in Belgium & the oldest town in the Netherlands, Maastricht.

(B) Overnight - Valkenburg

Day 12 Transfer to Amsterdam Airport - Flight Home

Valkenburg Optional Extension Includes: 2 Nights Hotel, Tour Manager, 2-Breakfasts,

Three Country Tour, Utrecht Visit & Airport Transfer to AMS

Notes:: Valkenburg Extension must be booked at time of deposit. Due to group air policies

outbound air 4/19 or 4/26 could be a different schedule than the rest of your group

for Valkenburg extension passengers. • Valkenburg extension is based on 20 passenger

minimum

 

B-Breakfast Hotel/Onboard • S-Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening

L-Lunch Onboard • D-Dinner Onboard with Beer & Regional Wines

Day One | April 26

Depart US | Overnight Flight

Day Two | April 27

ARRIVE AMSTERDAM - HOTEL
Meet your PWD Tour Manager/Representative
Transfer to Amsterdam hotel for a one-night stay - Welcome Desk at hotel
Overnight - Amsterdam Hotel

Day Three | April 28

AMSTERDAM - ZAANSE SCHANS - BOARD SHIP
Morning Amsterdam Canal Cruise Tour
Afternoon visit Zaanse Schans, a windmill filled Dutch Village
Board the MS Amadeus Queen for 7 nights - Welcome Dinner Onboard
(B,D) Overnight - Amadeus Queen

Day Four | April 29

ARNHEM
Morning Arnhem City Tour & WWII History with Airborne Museum
Afternoon at Leisure or Optional to Kroller-Muller Museum
(B,L,S & D) Overnight - Amadeus Queen

Day Five | April 30

CRUISING - MIDDELBURG
Morning Cruising the Waterways - Arrive Middelburg
Time at Leisure in Middelburg or Optional Delta Works & Veere Walking Tour
(B,L,S & D) Overnight - Amadeus Queen

Day Six | May 1

GHENT - BRUGES
Morning at Leisure or Optional Ghent City Tour
Afternoon Bruges City Tour, “Venice of the North”
(B,L,S & D) Overnight - Amadeus Queen

Day Seven | May 2

ANTWERP
Morning Antwerp City Tour
Afternoon at Leisure - Optional Brussels City Tour
(B,L,S & D) Overnight - Amadeus Queen

Day Eight | May 3

KINDERDIJK - ROTTERDAM - KEUKENHOF GARDENS
Morning Kinderdijk & Windmills Visit
Afternoon Keukenhof Flower Gardens - Ship departs after dinner
(B,L,S & D) Overnight - Amadeus Queen

Day Nine | May 4

AMSTERDAM
Day at Leisure in Amsterdam to explore - North Holland Optional (Volendam & Edam)
Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard
(B,D) Overnight - Amadeus Queen

Day Ten | May 5

AMSTERDAM - FLIGHT HOME OR VALKENBURG 2 NIGHT EXTENSION
Transfer to the Amsterdam Airport or join the Valkenburg Post Cruise Extension

INCLUSIONS

•Roundtrip Airfare - PHX

•1 Night Amsterdam Hotel

•7 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin

•21 Meals (8-B, 6-L & 7-D)

•PWD Tour Manager

•Wine & Beer with Dinners

•Wi-Fi Onboard

•Welcome & Farewell Dinners

•Ship Staff

•Baggage Handling

•Int’l Air Taxes/Fuel/Fees & Port Charges

•Hotel & Ship Transfers

EXCURSIONS/TOURS

•Amsterdam Canal Cruise Tour

•Zaanse Schans Visit

•Arnhem City Tour & WWII History

•Kinderdijk & Windmills Visit

•Bruges City Tour

•Antwerp City Tour

•Keukenhof Flower Gardens

Optional Excursions

Brussels City Tour • Kroller-Muller Museum

Delta Works & Veere • Ghent Tour

North Holland (Edam & Volendam)

 

THE SHIP - MS AMADEUS QUEEN

The innovative 162 passenger Amadeus Queen, launched in 2018, offers all the

amenities of a floating 5-star hotel including an indoor pool. This Premium

cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with

the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the

Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine

views of the passing riverscapes, and the glass-shielded River Terrace allows

you to relax in the open air. The attentive English-speaking onboard service staff

will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality. The cabin design

plans are forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with

69 large Staterooms & 12 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most

interesting destinations come to you. This Queen charter features English-only

onboard commentary with inclusive shore excursions balanced with choice

to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional

excursions.

ALL MEALS INCLUDED ONBOARD

Three meals daily are served graciously in the exquisite restaurant and feature

local & international specialties. All dinners are four courses and are served with

included regional wines, beer & soft drinks. While dining, you have splendid

views of the passing scenic landscapes through the large picture windows. Enjoy

afternoon and/or late evening snacks in the lounge based on the daily schedule.

COMFORTABLE & INNOVATIVE STATEROOMS

After boarding, unpack once. All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise

cabins & offer excellent river views. The Mozart Deck features 12 Suites with Walk

Out Balconies. The other 18 Staterooms on the Mozart Deck & 33 Staterooms

on the Strauss Deck feature an innovative Drop-Down Panoramic Window. The

18 Staterooms on the Haydn Deck have a fixed window. All staterooms are fully

equipped with comfortable & modern furnishings including flat screen TV & large

private bathrooms with shower.

 

*BOOKING DISCOUNT

Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date

& receive $400 per couple/$200 per person Booking Discount!

•Initial Deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.

•Payments after Initial Deposit are part of Final Payment & must be made by

check.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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