Luftner Cruises

Tulip Serenade - 8 days

From Amsterdam to Amsterdam

Find out about Holland in the very best way by cruising along one of the special, extensive waterways that form an elaborate network stretching throughout the country. You will glide past almost endless tulip fields and see many small picturesque places in the course of quite a number of memorable excursions. In addition to visiting Amsterdam other highlights of this cruise include the cities of Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels.

Itinerary

DAY/PORT

ARR

DEP

PROGRAM

1 Amsterdam

 

 

Embarkation from 16:00
Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening

2 Amsterdam

 

14:00

Morning city tour of Amsterdam incl. canal trip and flower market. North Holland excursion in the afternoon

2 Hoorn

18:00

23:00

(from Amsterdam/to Hoorn) or cruise along the Ijsselmeer

3 Arnhem

13:00

19:30

City tour of Arnhem and open-air museum* or
”The Bridge of Arnhem“ and the Airbourne Museum Hartenstein*

4 Middelburg

12:00

18:00

Guided tour of the Delta Works and Veere* or
Middelburg walking tour*

5 Ghent

02:00

19:30

City tour of Ghent in the morning
City tour of Bruges in the afternoon

6 Antwerp

05:00

22:00

City tour of Antwerp in the morning
City tour of Brussels in the afternoon (from/to Antwerp)
Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening
7 Rotterdam 06:00 21:00 City tour of Rotterdam* (including Food Hall) morning
      Excursion to Kinderdijk* morning
      Visit to the Keukenhof flower gardens (by bus)
      Evening cruise of Rotterdam Harbor (incl)
8 Amsterdam 05:00   Disembarkation after breakfast

*Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked.
We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY AMSTERDAM TO AMSTERDAM

 

DAY 1 NETHERLANDS: AMSTERDAM

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM - HOORN

After a restful night onboard, set off to see the sights of one of the most unique cities in Europe. Beautiful bridges connect the numerous parts of the city divided by hundreds of canals and waterways, overlooked by 17th century architecture. Be sure to stop by the Oude Kerk (Old Church), the oldest building in the city. In a nearby village, visit a cheese farm to learn about Dutch cheese production. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner as we continue to explore the Netherlands.

DAY 3 ARNHEM

Experience the wonderful landscape along the river before arriving in Arnhem for lunch. This afternoon, explore the city of Arnhem, a small metropolis that was greatly affected by WWII. The Open-Air museum recounts daily life in Arnhem or visit the former Second World War battlefield and the Airborne Museum “Hartenstein”. You can also visit the Burgers’ Zoo, the most-visited zoo in the Netherlands. Back on board, enjoy dinner as we cruise to the Capital of Zeeland.

DAY 4 MIDDELBURG

After a morning spent cruising the waterways, we arrive in the picturesque town of Middelburg. In the Golden Age (17th c), the Dutch East Indies Company flourished, evidenced by the merchant houses and storefronts that line the canals.
For a feat of modern technology, visit the impressive Delta Works. This expansive series of dams was built to protect the area against flooding and high tides. Several original windmills still stand on the outskirts of town, representing another innovative technology of a bygone era.

DAY 5 BELGIUM: GHENT

Overnight, cross the border into Belgium and reach the city of Ghent where your vessel will remain anchored for the day. The city of Ghent is the country’s third largest city and one of Belgium’s best kept secrets. Home to the beautiful St. Bavo Cathedral and the famous Ghent Altarpiece. Ghent also is home to numerous other museums - something for everyone. Another beautiful city worth visiting is nearby Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood which houses a relic, a vial of blood, that is said to be that of Jesus. Another worthwhile stop is the Groeninge Museum, with its collection of artwork that spans several centuries. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner.

DAY 6 ANTWERP

Wake up in this beautiful Belgian City where there is plenty to discover. Although famous for its diamond trade, Antwerp is also home to numerous cultural jewels. Among them, the Cathedral of Our Lady with paintings by the famous Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, including the Raising of the Cross and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is not to be missed.

Spend the afternoon in Antwerp following individual pursuits or venture to the nearby capital city of Brussels, a major center for international politics. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

DAY 7 NETHERLANDS: ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM

On today’s return to the Netherlands, the ship stays in port until late evening. Morning excurszion chocies are tour of Rotterdam icluding a tour of the famous Food Hall or a visit to the historic windmills of Kinderdijk - a good example of the rich history of the Netherlands. After lunch, a chnace to visit the famous Keukenhof Flower Gardens. This beautiful park features more tulips in flower than anywhere else in the world. Over 7 million bulbs are planted here annually, with visitors from around the world coming to explore the 9-and-a-half-mile network of footpaths, including the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands. An evening cruise of the Rotterdam Harbor while onboard offers a great view of the city lights.

DAY 8 AMSTERDAM

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

2018 Rates in US Dollars

Departure Ship Haydn-
Deck C-4
Haydn-
Deck C-1/C-EK
Strauss-
Deck B-4
Strauss-
Deck B-1
Mozart-
Deck A-1
Mozart-
Suite
Amsterdam to Amsterdam  
05-Apr-18
Amadeus Brillant
$1,398 $1,596 $1,838 $1,981 $2,168 $2,498
11-Apr-18 Amadeus Royal $1,398 $1,596 $1,838 $1,981 $2,168 $2,498
12-Apr-18 Amadeus Brillant
$1,398 $1,596 $1,838 $1,981 $2,168 $2,498
27-Apr-18 Amadeus Queen $1,583 $2,168 $2,531 $2,781 $2,993 $3,466

 

Excursion Packages

    A B C D
City tour Amsterdam with canal cruise 58 US$ p.P. yes yes yes
Excursion Holland Waterland 48 US$ p.P.     yes  
Excursion Arnhem & Open Air Museum or Excursion Arnhem & World War II History 64 US$ p.P.   yes yes  
Deltaworks & City tour Veere 95 US$ p.P.   yes    
City walk Middelburg 20 US$ p.P.   yes yes  
City tour Ghent 43 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
City tour Bruges 43 US$ p.P.     yes  
City tour Antwerp 43 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
City tour Brussels 43 US$ p.P.     yes  
Excursion Kinderdijk 40 US$ p.P.     yes  
Excursion Flower Park Keukenhof 84 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
Total: 228 US$ 312 US$ 562 US$  
Packages booked in advance with 15% discount: 194 US$ 265 US$ 477 US$  

 

Transfers Amsterdam
Airport - Port $54
Train station - Port $44

 

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