Enjoy a voyage in sumptuous comfort as you glide past rainbow-hued fields of spectacular flowers on a delightful Luxury Tulip River Cruise. Celebrate the arrival of spring in all its glory as you journey along the storied rivers of Holland and Belgium. Typically offered between late March and early May, they are a magical vacation experience. Breathtaking blooms and so much more await your discovery. Make your reservations early, as these specific sailings are available for just a brief time every year – typically between March and May.
Port cities may include Amsterdam, Antwerp, Hoorn, Kinderdijk, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Ghent and others which are easily accessible from the comfort of your luxury river ship. High-end pampering, world-class cuisine, lovely accommodations and incredible views are part of the exceptional experience you’ll enjoy on an all-inclusive cruise available on most ships. Enhancing your Tulip River Cruise will be a variety of onboard experts who will share their knowledge as you journey along the storied Rhine River and Dutch Waterways.
Here’s a sampling of what you can expect on your thrilling Tulip River Cruise depending on itinerary:
Keukenhof Gardens: The crown jewel of any tulip river cruise is a visit to gorgeous Keukenhof Gardens, dubbed the “Garden of Europe.” Located in Lisse, just outside Amsterdam, it is one of the largest gardens in Europe, featuring approximately seven million flower bulbs which are planted annually. This incredibly hued destination is bedecked with more than 800 varieties of tulips alone, and covers over 70 acres. Garden enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates natural beauty will undoubtedly find this to be a highlight of the journey.
Historic Windmills of Kinderdijk: Visit the iconic windmills of Kinderdijk, Netherlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. About 19 of these Dutch icons still exist and continue to work, dating back to the 17th century. At two Museum Windmills you’ll meet some of the residents who call them home in addition to learning more about the performance of these iconic structures and how they are maintained.
Amsterdam: Several of these sailings are roundtrip from Amsterdam, where you can spend more time ashore. History comes alive at the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Museum. The Dutch Resistance Museum will take you back to the 1940s when citizens fought back against Nazi occupation. A canal cruise allows you to gain another perspective of Amsterdam’s fascinating sites including its storied 17th-century buildings. This popular destination is also a shopper’s paradise, with lots of chic boutiques boasting high-end items. The Nine Streets (Negen Straatjes) district is lined with restaurants, cozy cafés, jewelry stores and more.
Arnhem: This famous Dutch town has earned a place in history as a result of its role in World War II and the legendary Battle of Arnhem in 1944. The 1977 film “A Bridge Too Far” was based on the battle. Interactive exhibits include “stepping into the footsteps of a British parachutist on a mission” at the fascinating Airborne Museum.
Brugge (Bruges): The charming city of Brugge is a favorite stop in Belgium. Considered one of the most beautiful towns in Europe, this picturesque city still maintains its medieval look and ambiance. Both charming and contemporary, the historic city center is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting a famous 13th-century belfry, with its carillon of 48 bells. Chocoholics will want to visit the Choco-Story Museum and savor a mouthwatering treat or two.
Antwerp: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and Antwerp, Belgium was the diamond capital for centuries. Make your way to the diamond center to find that brilliant sparkler to commemorate your vacation. Step back in time as you stroll along the cobbled streets of Medieval Old Town and visit The Royal Museum of Fine Arts. Animal-lovers will want to visit the Antwerp Zoo — one of the world’s oldest.
Rotterdam: The Netherlands’ second largest city, Rotterdam has stunning architecture, fabulous art galleries and an incredible “sculpture route” that runs alongside the Westersingel canal. Diverse museums include the Natural History Museum, Kunsthal and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen which displays stunning world-class artwork. The towering 310-foot-tall Euromast offers magical views. Intriguing and unique the “Cube Houses” are renowned for their innovative design. Each one individually represents a tree and all together, they create a forest.
Luxury Tulip River Cruises will captivate your senses at every turn. Incredible beauty, fascinating history and culture are yours to explore from the comfort of your luxurious river ship wherein the highest levels of service begin the moment you step aboard. Treat your discerning palate to gourmet cuisine and meet wonderful people with shared interests. Entertainment along your voyage may include performers and artisans from the destinations you visit. Enhance your vacation experience with onboard experts who offer guests an in-depth perspective on this storied region. Of course, the proverbial “icing on the cake” for these voyages – the glorious and rainbow hued tulip blooms
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