Explore the well-known sites of Holland, plus some off the beaten path, for a unique and fascinating river cruise holiday.
- 7 night cruise Amsterdam roundtrip aboard Avalon Waterways
- All meals while cruising
- Sparkling wine with breakfast and regional wine & beer with lunches and dinners
- Professional Cruise Director
- Local guides for sightseeing
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access onboard
- Port charges and gratuities
(Flights are additional)
7 Night Cruise sailing from Haarlem to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Artistry II.
Explore the well-known sites of Holland, plus some off the beaten path, for a unique and fascinating river cruise holiday! In Northern Holland, you may opt to see the colorful fields of tulips which make this part of the country so beautiful. Alternatively, in Enkhuizen, a picturesque town with one of the largest marinas in the country, you may prefer to visit the Zuiderzee Museum to experience the local culture and history. Also, there’s an opportunity to meet some of the locals before continuing your river cruise through the area of Friesland, best known internationally for its black and white Friesian cattle and black Friesian horses. Here, you’ll visit the Royal Planetarium, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Lelystad, visit the Batavia shipyard and board an exact replica of the Batavia ship itself—originally constructed in 1628 and wrecked on its maiden voyage. Get a true taste of the culture with an introduction to local cheese and Genever! Cruise through the modern harbor of Rotterdam and go on a guided excursion to Gouda, famous for its cheese of the same name, as well as syrup waffles, clay pipes, and the 15th-century City Hall. For garden enthusiasts, you may, instead, choose to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With over 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens.
A river cruise through Holland would not be complete without some time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The city combines its historical 17th-century buildings, sculptures, and museums with a modern feel. See the most fascinating areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND. HAARLEM (EMBARKATION).
Welcome reception. (NOTE: Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2 pm.) (D)
DAY 2 HOORN-ENKHUIZEN.
Morning at leisure. Choice of visit to either the famous tulip fields or guided visit to the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 ENKHUIZEN-SNEEK, FRIESLAND.
Choice of guided walk in Enkhuizen or "Experience the Dutch" outing; Friesland excursion, visit the Planetarium. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 LELYSTAD-KAMPEN.
Guided visit of the Batavia shipyard and the Batavia in Lelystad; cheese and genever tasting. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 GELDERSE IJSSEL-ARNHEM.
Onboard lecture; special tasting; visit Museum Hartenstein or the Kroller Muller Museum. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 ROTTERDAM.
Harbour cruise in Rotterdam; choice of excursion to the Keukenhof gardens or to the city of Gouda. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 AMSTERDAM.
Canal cruise. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION).
Your holiday ends this morning. (B)
Terms and Conditions
All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing (01/07/17), is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Book a 2018 European river cruise departure and receive an Air Credit to use towards an airfare of your choice. Air-credit value is dependent on the duration of the cruise: Cruises 15+ days (any deck or cabin category) receive $1,500 per person air credit; or Cruises 11-14 days (any deck or cabin category) receive $1000 per person air credit, cruises 10 days or less receive $500 per person air credit. Cruise duration is based on the core cruise itinerary, excluding extensions and extra nights. ^Single supplement saving of $9,928 is based on cruise WAO (Cat P) departing 05/10/18. Single supplement offer has limited availability per departure and is only available for cabin categories E, D, B, A & P. Offers valid for new 2018 bookings made between 01/07/17 – 27/09/2017 or until sold out. To secure one of these offers a non-refundable, non-transferable $500 per person/per cruise deposit must be received within 7 days of booking (or by 27/09/17; whichever comes first). The Air Credit will be processed as a discount off the booking invoice at time of reservation. Should you cancel or change your cruise, this Air Credit becomes null and void and the full cost of any airfare purchased or any associated change fees will be your responsibility. All airline payment and cancellation terms are completely independent of Avalon Waterways. Avalon Waterways is not responsible for any booking element of the airfare which you have utilised the credit for, even if SafetyNet Protection has been purchased. Avalon Waterways cancellation penalties apply as per standard terms and conditions. SafetyNet Protection may be purchased, standard conditions apply. SafetyNet Protection cover relates only to the Avalon Waterways portion of the booking and does not cover any associated airfares booked in conjunction with this offer. The Air Credit is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances and is handled as a discount off the cruise portion. Offers may not be combined with each other, or any other special promotion or discount except the 5% Repeat Travellers (Journeys Club) discount (standard conditions apply). Air Credit offer valid for Singles (single supplement applies). Air Credit offer valid for Groups – special conditions apply. Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. Full Avalon 2018 terms & conditions apply, please ensure you read these prior to booking - see the 2018 Avalon Waterways brochure or visit avalonwaterways.co.nz.CRS020717-Avalon