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Cruising the Dutch & Belgian waterways

10 days from $8,295pp

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Tour highlights

  • Visit a family-run tulip farm.

  • Learn about the art of Belgian chocolate making from a master chocolatier.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk.

  • Cruise along Amsterdam's beautiful canals and beyond.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Upon your arrival in Amsterdam, your private driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your centrally located hotel. After checking in, embark on a food tour of the Jordaan District and taste some of Amsterdam’s traditional delicacies. Spend the rest of your day at leisure exploring the city.

  • Spend a full day in Amsterdam absorbing its history and culture by visiting its world-renowned art museums before taking a Jewish heritage tour.

  • Board your ship and begin your European river cruise.

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  • After cruising the inland bay of Ijsselmeer, you’ll spend the day in Hoorn. There are four activities to choose from here: a visit to Zuiderzee Museum, take a guided bike ride though the Dutch countryside, enjoy a walking tour through Hoorn, or visit a family-run tulip farm that boasts over one million tulips.

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  • Today, you’ll cruise to your next stop, Middelburg. Here you can discover the late Gothic town hall, the Lange Jan Abbey Tower, and the Koepoort (city gate), on foot or by bike. Nearby lies the expansive Delta Works, an unusual storm barrier project — you can learn about its history by visiting the Flood Museum.

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  • Crossing into Belgium, you could walk or cycle through Ghent's historic district and visit the medieval Castle of the Counts. Or spend the day exploring nearby Bruges, including Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges and a visit to a master chocolatier.

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  • Your ship will continue to Antwerp, where you can take a morning walking or cycling tour to see highlights like the Grote Market (main square) and Brabo Fountain. In the afternoon, join a culinary tasting tour of Belgium’s renowned chocolate, waffles and beer, or stop at Floralia, an annual flower show displaying over one million hand-planted bulbs.

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  • Back in the Netherlands, you’ll arrive in Rotterdam. Join a city walking tour that includes sampling local specialities, or discover more of the city on two wheels by joining a cycling tour. Alternatively, you can leave the city and venture to artistic Delft, home to the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory and Museum, where you can learn about the art of porcelain making. Later, you'll cruise to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its 18th-century windmills and extensive water-management infrastructure.

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  • As you gradually make your way back to Amsterdam, pause for a visit to Keukenhof gardens, also known as the Garden of Europe, thanks to its vivid floral displays. Once you reach the capital city, you'll cruise through some of its 165 scenic canals.

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  • Disembark your ship and meet your private driver who'll take you to the airport in time for your international flight.

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Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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