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Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time

Operated by: Uniworld River Cruises

8 Days
Holland Tulip Fields & WIndmills

Countries Visited

Belgium, Netherlands

Locations Visited

Amsterdam, Schoonhoven, Kinderdijk, Heusden, Cuijk, Nuenen, Maastricht, Ant… more Amsterdam, Schoonhoven, Kinderdijk, Heusden, Cuijk, Nuenen, Maastricht, Antwerp, Brussels
  1. Day 1 Brussels (airport)

    Arrive at Brussels Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

    meals Dinner
  2. Day 2 Brussels

    Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, along with a rich culinary tradition, chocolate, and a vibrant culinary capital. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops. After a panoramic tour of Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city, get an up-close view of the city center with a guided tour on foot. Then, treat yourself to something delicious at Planet Chocolate, or visit Castle Groot-Bijgaarden, a magnificent Renaissance castle just outside of Brussels, where beautiful gardens open to the public for a few months each year–attracting some 50,000 plant lovers annually.

    Featured Excursion:
    Brussels city tour with Planet Chocolate demonstration and tasting

    meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  3. Day 3 Antwerp

    It may be the diamond capital of the world, but Antwerp is also known for a number of other sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Age art, Belgian beer, waffles, pralines and fries, chocolate and more. Your walking discovery tour of Antwerp complete with Belgian treats features the City Hall, Market Square and the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four extraordinary works by one of the city’s most beloved sons—Peter Paul Rubens. At the old riverside dock area, there is a 19th-century warehouse that has been transformed into a restaurant and brewery where you can partake in a tasting of Pakhuis’ unfiltered blonde beer.

    Featured Excursion:
    Antwerp walking discovery tour with Belgian treats (fries, pralines, beer)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  4. Day 4 Amsterdam

    The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic architecture. The famous Keukenhof Gardens is a 70-acre park planted with millions of tulips and other flowers—an extraordinary sight in the spring. Spend the day here or “Do as the Locals Do” in Amsterdam, with a guided stroll through the historic canal district and a look inside the Museum Van Loon, a restored 17th-century canal house.

    Featured Excursion:
    Full day at Keukenhof Gardens
    Choice of Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum

    meals Breakfast, Lunch & Farewell Gala Dinner
  5. Day 5 Amsterdam (disembark), transfer to the airport

    Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for your flight home.

    meals Breakfast
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Dining

  • All meals included onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water

Accommodations

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the regal River Queen
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Excursions

  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experiences

  • 2 countries: Belgium and The Netherlands
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
Thank you for your interest in this tour. If no dates are displaying, please call our reservations line at 1-877-622-9109 for more information
HER MAJESTY LOOKS BRILLIANT IN BLUE

This ship is fit for a queen, with her charming artwork, white and blue color scheme and functioning fireplace. The readers got it right when naming the River Queen the #1 ship in the entire industry in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler poll. Original art includes works by Georges Goursat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Click HERE to view a pdf of ship facts (and click HERE to download software to open a pdf file).

 

Inaugurated: 1999
Renovated: 2010
Guests: 128
Staff: 42

Suites: 4 (214 sq ft)
French Balcony: 16 (151 sq ft)
Deluxe: 37 (151 sq ft)
Classic: 7 (151 sq ft)

Length: 361 ft
Width: 37.5 ft
Voltage: 110/220 volts

SUITES

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (215 sq ft - 20 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Additional special amenities and services

FRENCH BALCONY

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Our meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views. 

One of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, the River Queen has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics—with marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork—River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. River Queen was rated the #1 ship in the entire cruise industry (both river and ocean) in the 2012 Conde´ Nast Traveler Readers' Cruise Poll.

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Richard Barthel
Travel date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Service
Yes
Vacation
Good trip overall, enjoyed it
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Service
All arrangements worked well, with one hitch in changing flights, where I had to act quickly to ensure getting seats.
Vacation
Once the trip started the arrangements, accommodations, personnel, were all exception. A superb vacation.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Monday, May 18, 2015
Service
The trip was outstanding, but I was disappointed that there were not more of the tulip farms. The trip was advertised as "Holland and Belgium at Tulip Time", and essentially the tulips we saw were at Keukenhof Gardens.
Vacation
The service was truly outstanding, but I rated the cruise down because the bed could not be separated the least little bit. I had even called you company before the trip and was told that was possible. We were two singles traveling together and I did not enjoy the sleeping arrangement. The service, food, cleanliness, and everything else about the chip was at the highest level possible. The organization etc. was probably the best I have ever had. I especially appreciated visiting the American Cemetery in Holland Virginia FaY
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Service
Never fail to have excellent planning and service when travelling with Uniworld river cruises.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Sorry to hear that the weather didn't cooperate for you and that some of the meals were not to your liking. It sounds like despite these issues, you were able to enjoy the cruise and the sights. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments Dee-Grand European Travel
Friday, April 17, 2015
Vacation
Weather awful and no way predictible. Staff on board wonderful....food good but not exceptional as on my French cruise...Guess Dutch food is not exceptional? Loved the all inclusive feature..maybe it needs to be reinforced with no tipping notes in the cabins or on the reception desk.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Service
Wonderful trip, great service, transportation arrangements a little nerve wracking..kept getting pickups wrong!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to see that there was some confusion regarding your pick up times. I have passed your concerns on to Uniworld for immediate review and improvement. We're glad to see that overall you enjoyed the Holland and Belgium Cruise. Dee-Grand European Travel
Friday, April 17, 2015
Vacation
Wonderful trip, itinerary a bit off. ..had to choose between kirkenhof gardens and Amsterdam ...not right!
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