Tulip Time In Holland & Belgium Wwi Remembrance & History Cruise

10/16/2019 through 04/16/2020
10/16/2019 through 04/26/2020
Avalon Waterways

Select a special departure in tulip season to experience moving WWI history in Holland and Belgium. A history expert accompanies our cruise with visits to the underground city of Maastricht and the Ardennes Battlefields, as well as the memorial sites in Bastogne. Visit the legendary battlefields of Eastern Flanders, including a Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate on Anzac Day.

You’ll also revel in a view filled with windmills and blooming fields of color in Holland and Belgium, it all comes true on your European river cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels! Cruise on the Rhine River with a visit to Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum, and join your ship in Nijmegen and visit the lovely forest setting of ‘s-Hertogenbosch to sample decadent Dutch chocolate desserts. You may alternatively visit a fruit and flower farm to visit with the miller there to hear the history of a 15th-century windmill. A carriage ride takes you through the nearby nature reserve to watch for herons, storks, birds of prey, and wild horses. If you prefer, take a guided bike ride along the Rhine River banks of Arnhem. In Maastricht, choose a sightseeing tour of the old cobblestoned university town, or visit a working mill to make your own Limburg pie.

On to Belgium for a sightseeing tour of medieval Namur and free time to browse its ancient architecture, charming cafes, and bookshops. In Liège, see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City” as well as its romantic streets, steps, and tiny alleyways. Next, you’ll explore the city of Antwerp-birthplace of the master painter Pieter Paul Rubens. Stroll its cobbled lanes amid 16th-century guildhall houses and the cathedral’s stunning altarpiece paintings by the famous artist on your guided tour of the diamond capital. In Brussels, you’ll find landmark buildings of Town Hall with a collection of cafes and shops on the Lower Town streets on your guided tour. Memories of Holland and Belgium will bloom in your memory for seasons to come!

Included Features:

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arnhem-Nijmegen: guided tour of Airborne Museum in Arnhem; choice of guided excursion to ‘s-Hertogenbosch, or visit the mill of Thorn and a farm in Nijmegen

Day 3 Maastricht: choice of guided tour, or visit to a fruit and flower farm

Day 4 Namur: WWI onboard lecture; guided tour with WWI sites visit

Day 5 Liège: choice of guided tour, visit Fort de Loncin, or full-day tour of Ardennes and Bastogne WWII sites

Day 6 Antwerp: guided tour, visit the central Grote Markt; onboard history lecture

Day 7 Brussels: choice of guided tour, see the town hall, or visit to Flanders Field Museum in Ypres with visit to the battlefields and Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate

Day 8 Brussels (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Arnhem
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Day 3 Maastricht
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Day 4 Namur, Belgium
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Day 5 Liège
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Day 6 Antwerp
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Day 7 Brussels
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Day 8 Brussels (Disembarkation)
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