Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring - 2018

Amsterdam • Enkhuizen • Arnhem • Kinderdijk • Rotterdam • Middelburg • Zelzaate • Antwerp
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Dutch countryside
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium

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FROM $499 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $166 PER DAY

Following your tulip time cruise, why not visit another exciting destination in Europe? Brussels is a city of contrasts, from stately Art Nouveau to gleaming glass modernity, and you’ll explore its many facets on this exciting extension. You’ll stay at a centrally located hotel, with included breakfast each morning. Discover the city’s pretty squares and elegant architecture on an included half-day panoramic city tour, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Grand Place. During your free time, consider a fascinating optional excursion to Waterloo. You'll be thoroughly pleased you enhanced your European river cruise with this magnificent extension!

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Superior First-Class Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (or similar)
  • 2 meals: Breakfast daily 
  • Brussels city tour
  • The services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 11:

Highlights of Brussels

This morning, transfer from Antwerp to Brussels. Upon arrival, you’ll embark on a half-day city tour of Brussels, including both the Lower Town, where you’ll see the UNESCO World Heritage Site Grand Place with its magnificent guild houses, as well as the Upper Town, with its regal architecture. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 12:

A day at leisure, or take an optional trip to Waterloo

Enjoy a day at leisure — or consider joining an optional tour to Waterloo - The Last Battle of Napoleon.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Waterloo: The Last Battle of Napoleon (extension only)

Waterloo: The Last Battle of Napoleon (extension only)

  • Approximate Cost: $115 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 5 hrs.
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • When: Morning or afternoon (departure dependent)

Step back in time to one of the most pivotal battles in European history, the Battle of Waterloo, on this half-day tour from Brussels. Gain insight into the final defeat of France’s Napoleon Bonaparte against the British and the Prussian armies from your guide as you tour the battlefield, see where the commanders strategized, and visit the monument Lion Hill.

You'll begin this tour with a short drive south to city of Waterloo, where notorious French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte met his final defeat in 1815 in one of the most epic battles in history. Climb up Lion Hill, a man-made monumental hill erected in honor of William II of the Netherlands, who was killed here during the battle. Listen as your guide gives an overview of the Battle of Waterloo, during which the French army fell to the Duke of Wellington’s British and Prussian forces, signaling the end of Bonaparte’s controversial reign and the end of France’s domination in Europe. Waterloo is considered one of the most pivotally important battles of the 19th century, affecting the fortunes of France, Belgium, Great Britain and many other nations.

You'll drive past the Duke of Wellington’s former headquarters and listen as your guide explains the battle strategies planned there. Then, head out onto the battlefield, where you’ll see where the forces entered into combat and view the grand Gordon Monument, in honor of Allied Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Alexander Gordon of the Scots Guards.


Day 13:

Return to U.S.A.

Check out of the hotel, and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Brussels, Belgium

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FROM $499 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $166 PER DAY

Prior to your tulip time cruise, why not visit another exciting destination in Europe? Brussels is a city of contrasts, from stately Art Nouveau to gleaming glass modernity, and you’ll explore its many facets on this exciting extension. You’ll stay at a centrally located hotel, with included breakfast each morning. Discover the city’s pretty squares and elegant architecture on an included half-day panoramic city tour, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Grand Place. During your free time, consider a fascinating optional excursion to Waterloo. You'll be thoroughly pleased you enhanced your European river cruise with this magnificent extension!

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at the Superior First-Class Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (or similar)
  • 2 meals: Breakfast daily 
  • Brussels city tour
  • The services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 1:

Fly to Brussels, Belgium

Board an overnight flight to Brussels and land in Belgium on Day 2.

Day 2:

Getting acquainted with Brussels

Upon arrival on Day 2, check into your hotel before heading out on a short orientation walk. You’ll have the rest of the evening to explore this compelling city on your own. 

Day 3:

Brussels city tour, and an optional tour to Waterloo

Today, enjoy a half-day city tour of Brussels, including both the Lower Town, where you’ll see the UNESCO World Heritage Site Grand Place with its magnificent guild houses, as well as the Upper Town, with its unique spread of regal architecture. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to spend as you wish — or consider joining an optional tour to Waterloo - The Last Battle of Napoleon.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Waterloo: The Last Battle of Napoleon (extension only)

Waterloo: The Last Battle of Napoleon (extension only)

  • Approximate Cost: $115 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 5 hrs.
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • When: Morning or afternoon (departure dependent)

Step back in time to one of the most pivotal battles in European history, the Battle of Waterloo, on this half-day tour from Brussels. Gain insight into the final defeat of France’s Napoleon Bonaparte against the British and the Prussian armies from your guide as you tour the battlefield, see where the commanders strategized, and visit the monument Lion Hill.

You'll begin this tour with a short drive south to city of Waterloo, where notorious French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte met his final defeat in 1815 in one of the most epic battles in history. Climb up Lion Hill, a man-made monumental hill erected in honor of William II of the Netherlands, who was killed here during the battle. Listen as your guide gives an overview of the Battle of Waterloo, during which the French army fell to the Duke of Wellington’s British and Prussian forces, signaling the end of Bonaparte’s controversial reign and the end of France’s domination in Europe. Waterloo is considered one of the most pivotally important battles of the 19th century, affecting the fortunes of France, Belgium, Great Britain and many other nations.

You'll drive past the Duke of Wellington’s former headquarters and listen as your guide explains the battle strategies planned there. Then, head out onto the battlefield, where you’ll see where the forces entered into combat and view the grand Gordon Monument, in honor of Allied Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Alexander Gordon of the Scots Guards.


Day 4:

Join the base program of your river cruise

After an included breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer to Antwerp, Belgium. Upon arrival, you’ll board your river ship and join Day 2 of the base tour.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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FROM $549 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $183 PER DAY

You'll already be in Europe for your river cruise, so why not add two more nights in Amsterdam? Your extension to this culturally rich city features a panoramic tour and a walking tour; you'll discover gems such as the city's floating flower market, as well as free time to explore at your own pace. Don’t miss this true Dutch treat to round out your cultural discoveries!

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights accommodations at the Superior First-Class NH Barbizon Palace or similar
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Guided walking tour of Amsterdam 
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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Day 11:

Disembark your ship and enjoy a tour of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Disembark your Vantage river cruise ship in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After checking in to your hotel, take a walking tour to the Dam Square & Floating Flower Market. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Day 12:

Enjoy a day of leisure in enchanting Amsterdam

Today, enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps you’ll visit the Anne Frank House (make sure to reserve your tickets in advance online or with your city host); the site of the WWII heroine is located in a charming district called De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets), a photogenic canal side neighborhood filled with charming shops and bakeries. This evening, toast a great trip with an included Farewell Drink back at the hotel. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 13:

Depart Amsterdam for your return flight home

After breakfast, you'll check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.


Included Meals:

Breakfast

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