Your scenic river cruise through Holland and Belgium begins in the colorful capital of the Netherlands—Amsterdam. Visit the world’s largest flower garden at Keukenhof—with more than seven million bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths planted across 70 acres in Lisse. Alternatively, you can also visit the charming town of Gouda—famous for its Dutch cheese and other culinary delights. Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, combining ancient buildings and monuments with modern architecture. Join a guided tour of Ghent, including a visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral and back to Holland to visit Middelburg, Veere, and Willemstad. No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the Delta Works, a storm flood barrier almost six miles long. Return to Amsterdam to see the most fascinating areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. You’ll then continue your European vacation with a high-speed train transfer to spend 3 nights in Paris—“The City of Lights.” Enjoy guided sightseeing of this iconic city, and spend another day at your own pace to experience the wonderful cafés, museums, and legendary cityscape in the most romantic city in the world. Your Local Host® is available with recommendations and assistance in making the most of your free time in Paris—as part of your Monograms Paris vacation package. Your Tulip Time cruise and visit to Paris will bloom in your memory for many seasons to come. You’ll want to return again or add more beautiful journeys to your future travel wishes.
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Rotterdam. Rotterdam harbor cruise: choice of guided sightseeing in Gouda or visit to Keukenhof GardensDay 3 Antwerp: guided sightseeingDay 4 Ghent: guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s CathedralDay 5 Middelburg–Veere. Excursion to the Delta Works: guided walk in Middelburg; guided tour of the Delta WorksDay 6 Willemstad: time at leisure; cheese tasting on boardDay 7 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)—Paris, France: transfer to Paris by high speed trainDay 9 Paris: guided sightseeingDay 10 Paris: full day at leisureDay 11 Paris: your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.