Tulip Time in Holland and Belgium 2025

Amsterdam to Brussels

with Avalon Waterways

If you’ve dreamed of a view filled with windmills and blooming fields of colour in Holland and Belgium, it all comes true on your European river cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels, -perfect for garden and nature enthusiasts.

For flower lovers, an expert botanist will provide lectures on board, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants!  Cruise on the Rhine River to visit Nijmegen—the oldest city in the Netherlands. Choose a visit to Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum or a bike ride through the nature reserve Ooijpolder. In Maastricht, tour the old cobblestoned university town or learn more about the climate change.

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. If you are a nature lover, you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful natural sites of the area by partaking in some unique excursions. This river cruise through Holland and Belgium will bloom in your memory for seasons to come!

Amsterdam to Brussels 13 April 2025 From $7068 pp share twin

About Avalon Waterways 
Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored – your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe,  Avalon Choice℠ selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities.

When you prefer to explore on your own, Avalon Waterways provide their recommendations, information and gear you need from the new Adventure Centre and AvalonGO Mobile App.  When back on board, the flexibility doesnt end, with Flex Dining – where onboard dining dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood – from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room.

Last but not least, one we love about Avalon Waterways is the cabin design – if you are booking a balcony cabin, the beds face to the water – why look at a wall with all that scenery floating by.

Itinerary
Day 1: Amsterdam, Holland, embarkation
Day 2: Nijmegen, excursion to Arnhem
Day 3: Maastricht
Day 4: Namur, Belgium
Day 5: Liege
Day 6: Antwerp
Day 7: Brussels, overnight onboard
Day 8: Brussels (Disembark)

Includes
* 7 night river cruise Amsterdam to Brussels with Avalon Waterways
* All meals onboard
* Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
* Complimentary WiFi throughout the Ship
* Cruise Director, Local Guides and Excursion Driver Gratuities included
* Onboard local entertainment
* Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions

Your Bonus
* Included Shore Excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
* Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore

Where will my cabin be?
Deluxe Staterooms on the lower decks of the ship, providing bay windows that give you a view right at water level. Ask us today about upgrading to Avalons stunning Panorama Suites that offer a wall to wall panoramic window, that opens to transform the living space into a large open air balcony.

Travel dates
13 April 2025

Book by
Until sold out

Price
From $7068 pp share twin Panorama Suite, Category B
Subject to availability at time of booking

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Panorama Suite, Category B, and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant. Please discuss full Terms and Conditions of this offer with Ocean Escapes.  Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Other conditions may apply. Tour WAXG

Pricing:

Prices correct as at 13 May 2024, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team, in particular any offers including flights and/or accommodation. Whilst we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand if price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE.