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Tulips & Windmills

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Tour Pace: Leisurely
Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam
Tour Style: Boutique River Cruises
10 Days from $2,199 per person

From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stroll through colorful acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these blooms. Then visit the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk to better understand how these mighty structures have been used to protect the Low Country from ever-rising water levels for hundreds of years. 

Wander through the picture-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor Zuiderzee Museum. Uncover the rich treasures at Amsterdam’s world-class museums, including the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Take in the dazzling skyline of Rotterdam as you cruise through the bustling harbor and drift along the canals of Bruges. All along the way, you’ll savor Dutch delights and Belgian treats as you sail the aquatic highways and byways of two amazing countries shaped by water.

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  1. Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

    meal(s):Dinner
  2. The laid-back, forward-thinking Dutch capital is as celebrated for its artistic masterpieces as it is for its canals, narrow houses, bicycles and vibrant nightlife. Discover the “Venice of the North” in two iconic ways today—a private visit to the Amsterdam Hermitage, plus a canal cruise or walking tour with a native of the city. Your day begins with a morning tour of a rare collection of art—an extra special perk reserved solely for Uniworld guests. Later, see the sites by canal boat or stroll through the city’s streets like a local on a special guided tour.

    Featured Excursions: 
    Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Amsterdam Hermitage
    Choice of Amsterdam canal cruise or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Amsterdam walking tour

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
  3. Keukenhof is said to be the world’s largest and most famous flower garden, a bold declaration that actually lives up to the hype. Spend all day amongst millions of brilliantly colored flowers, or mix it up a bit with a shorter garden visit plus Haarlem and the oldest museum in The Netherlands.

    Featured Excursions:
    Choice of Full-day at Keukenhof Gardens* or Keukenhof Gardens with Haarlem walking discovery tour and Teylers Museum visit

    *Note: Lunch is not included with the full-day at Keukenhof Gardens.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  4. Today offers you a chance to discover the Netherlands’ maritime history, with visits to two historic towns linked to the Dutch East India Company (which dominated Europe’s trade with Asia for centuries), and to learn a little about the daily lives of the seafaring Dutch in the 19th century.


    Featured Excursions:
    Choice of Hoorn walking discovery tour or “Life on the Zuiderzee” outdoor museum visit

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  5. Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands (founded more than 2,000 years ago), is your gateway to one of two intriguing discoveries today. You can either learn more about the Netherlands’ WWII history during a guided tour of the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek or discover one of the world’s great Van Gogh collections at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

    Featured Excursions:
    Choice of National Liberation Museum or Kröller-Müller Museum visit

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  6. The second-largest city in the Netherlands and the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is thoroughly modern—much of its historic fabric was destroyed during WWII. As your ship cruises through the port, you’ll soon understand why it’s sometimes called “Manhattan on the Meuse”: The Maas Tower, the Montevideo, the Millennium Tower and the spectacular Erasmus Bridge make for a dazzling skyline. You’ll have some free time to explore this exciting modern city on your own. Take a look at the amazing cube houses, stop by Groos for unique pieces by Rotterdam designers, check out the new market hall or visit one of Rotterdam’s many museums.

    Featured Excursion:
    Kinderdijk windmills

    Note: If docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by motorcoach from Rotterdam.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  7. Your ship docks today in the harbor village of Veere, which will be your base for explorations of charming Veere and the mighty Delta Works.

    Featured Excursions:
    Delta Works museum
    Stroll into the artists’ village of Veere

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  8. Your first day in Belgium offers you the chance to visit one of two national gems: beautiful Bruges, the capital of West Flanders and one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe; or fascinating Ghent, the capital city of East Flanders, whose long history does not weigh upon its vibrant present. Belgium’s second-largest city, Ghent abounds in beautifully restored medieval architecture, but there’s nothing museum-like about the city: It’s lively and brims with cutting-edge boutiques and galleries.

    Featured Excursions:
    Choice of Full-day Bruges with canal cruise and walking discovery tour or Ghent walking discovery tour

    meal(s):Breakfast and Dinner
  9. Diamond capital of the world, Belgium’s largest port, home to trendsetting fashion designers and a mecca for chocolate lovers, Antwerp is lively and historic, lovely and legend-filled. Visit Antwerp’s striking Cathedral of Our Lady, with its UNESCO-designated belfry and its historic surroundings, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, hop on the metro and experience the city like a local.

    Featured Excursions:
    Choice of Antwerp walking discovery tour with Cathedral of Our Lady or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Antwerp walking tour

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch and Captain's Farewell Dinner
  10. Disembark the ship in Antwerp. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Brussels International Airport for your flight home.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  • Itinerary in reverse
Cruise Start Date CATEGORY 5 CATEGORY 4 CATEGORY 3 CATEGORY 2 CATEGORY 1 SUITE Availability Price
Itinerary in reverse
22 Mar 18 $3,139 pp
$2,199 pp
$3,239 pp
$2,269 pp
$3,839 pp
$2,689 pp
$4,039 pp
$2,829 pp
$4,339 pp
$3,039 pp
$6,339 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Queen
Antwerp to Amsterdam
Itinerary in reverse
26 Mar 18 $3,139 pp
$2,199 pp
$3,239 pp
$2,269 pp
$3,839 pp
$2,689 pp
$4,039 pp
$2,829 pp
$4,339 pp
$3,039 pp
$6,339 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Princess
Antwerp to Amsterdam
27 Mar 18 $3,099 pp
$2,479 pp
$3,199 pp
$2,559 pp
$3,799 pp
$3,039 pp
$3,999 pp
$3,199 pp
$4,299 pp
$3,439 pp
$6,299 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Duchess
Amsterdam to Antwerp
31 Mar 18 $3,099 pp
$2,479 pp
$3,199 pp
$2,559 pp
$3,799 pp
$3,039 pp
$3,999 pp
$3,199 pp
$4,299 pp
$3,439 pp
$6,599 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Queen
Amsterdam to Antwerp
4 Apr 18 $3,399 pp $3,499 pp $4,099 pp $4,299 pp $4,599 pp $6,599 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Princess
Amsterdam to Antwerp
Itinerary in reverse
5 Apr 18 $3,399 pp $3,499 pp $4,099 pp $4,299 pp $4,599 pp $6,599 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Duchess
Antwerp to Amsterdam
Itinerary in reverse
9 Apr 18 $3,599 pp $3,699 pp $4,299 pp $4,499 pp $4,799 pp $6,799 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Queen
Antwerp to Amsterdam
Itinerary in reverse
13 Apr 18 $3,999 pp $4,099 pp $4,699 pp $4,899 pp $5,199 pp $7,199 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Princess
Antwerp to Amsterdam
14 Apr 18 $4,299 pp $4,399 pp $4,999 pp $5,199 pp $5,499 pp $7,499 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Duchess
Amsterdam to Antwerp
22 Apr 18 $4,199 pp $4,299 pp $4,899 pp $5,099 pp $5,399 pp $7,399 pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Princess
Amsterdam to Antwerp
Itinerary in reverse
23 Apr 18 $3,999pp $4,099pp $4,699pp $4,899pp $5,199pp $7,199pp Request Quote
SHIP: River Duchess
Antwerp to Amsterdam
  • Itinerary in reverse: This departure's itinerary operates in reverse order.

NOTE: Flights must arrive between 5am and 5pm and depart between 6am and 6pm. Airport arrival and departure transfers are included on arrival and departure days only.

Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Price shown is per person based on two people sharing a twin bedded Stateroom. Single rooms are available at a supplement. Port Charges not included and are an additional $200 per person.

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  • All Meals All Meals
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Professional Cruise Management Professional Cruise Management
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • All Gratuities All Gratuities
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Six-Star Ships Six-Star Ships

Taste

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Travel

  • 9-night cruise in a riverview stateroom
  • on the regal River Queen, imperial River Duchess or stunning River Princess
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days

Explore

  • 2 countries
  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience

  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Life and Art in the Golden Age of the Low Lands”

Length: 361 ft / Width: 37.5 ft / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41

Suite: 4 (214 sq ft) / Staterooms: 61 (151 sq ft) / Rivers: Rhine River, Main River, Danube River

The recently remodeled, 130-passenger River Duchess is decorated in soft hues of blue and green complemented by soothing earth tones, providing a tranquil and elegant onboard ambiance. Enjoy spectacular and ever-changing views of Europe’s most enchanting waterways in the ship’s stylish Blue Danube Lounge, Palace Restaurant, or the La Motte Sky Lounge.

Click HERE to view a PDF of ship facts.

Staterooms

Suite

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony

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, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Additional special amenities and services

Category 1

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony

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, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Category 2-3

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, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Features & Amenities

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

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. 

Lobby

Lobby

Lounge

Bathroom

Captain's Lounge

At Sea

Length: 361 ft / Width: 37.5 ft / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 130 / Staff: 41

Suite: 4 (214 sq ft) / Staterooms: 61 (151 sq ft) / Rivers: Danube River, Rhine River

The stunning foyer of the 130-passenger River Princess sets an indulgent and luxurious tone for your European journey. Throughout the ship, jewel-tone greens, warm browns, and mix of black of white create a sophisticated ambiance, while stylish public areas—including a Main Lounge, a Sky Lounge, and a Captain’s Lounge and Library—provide comfortable places to curl up with a good book, chat with friends, or sip your favorite cocktail.

Click HERE to view a PDF of ship facts.

Staterooms

Suite

Lavishly appointed riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony

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, towel warmer, waffle bathrobes, and slippers

Additional special amenities and services

Category 1

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony

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, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Category 2-3

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, backlit magnifying mirror, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

Features & Amenities

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

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.

Lobby

Captain's Lounge

Dining

Length: 361 ft / Width: 37.5 ft / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 128 / Staff: 41

Suite: 4 (215 sq ft) / Staterooms: 60 (151 sq ft) / Rivers: Rhine River, Danube River, Moselle River, Main River

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.

Click HERE to view a PDF of ship facts.

Staterooms

Suite

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

Category 1-5

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

Features & Amenities

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

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. 

Reception

Main Lounge

Captain's Lounge

Lounge

Restaurant

Lounge

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to the Netherlands and Belgium must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.

  • The currency in the Netherlands and Belgium is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Europe, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the Netherlands and Belgium. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress, as well as comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket with a hood.  For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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