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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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Bicycle Rental

  • Approximate Cost: $150 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: Duration of cruise
  • Location: Each location when docked
  • When: Each day when docked

Our deluxe bikes are easy use and offer the opportunity to discover some of Europe’s most historic and dynamic cities on two wheels. Reserve an adjustable-height, three-geared unisex bike for the duration of your cruise and set out for a spin exploring paved city trails as off-the-beaten-path destinations. Vantage even provides suggested route maps! We’ll also provide you with helmets and locks — all you need to do is pack firm-soled shoes, lightweight layers like moisture-wicking fabrics, a windbreaker, and pants made of breathable fabric (or padded cycling pants if you're an enthusiast!). Don’t forget your sense of adventure and set off on two wheels for innumerable discoveries.


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Concentration Camp Breendonk

  • Approximate Cost: $75 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3.5 hours
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • When: Morning tour

A moving and striking example of the horrors of Nazism, the fortress of Breendonk has been preserved as a symbol to memorialize the victims who passed through it. Pay your respects in honor of the 3,500 prisoners who passed through this camp between 1940 and 1944 and explore the gruesome history of the site and the Nazi occupation during an emotional guided tour.


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Belgian Culinary Delights

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Antwerp
  • When: Afternoon tour

Join us on a culinary walking tour through the streets of Antwerp that will allow you to try the signature foods and drinks that are Belgian culinary specialties. Try Belgian frites along with mayonnaise! Also taste a true “Belgian waffle,” which is much richer and more dense than the version you’ll find in North America. You will also taste Belgium’s exciting beer style before heading back to the ship!


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Red Light District Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $55 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • When: Evening
On this optional tour, you’ll be introduced to Amsterdam’s oldest and most iconic neighborhood. Discover the colorful personality of this part of town, learning about its history as you stroll past the windows with red lights that gave the district its name. 

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Jewish Cultural Quarter Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $69 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • When: Afternoon tour

During centuries of persecution in Europe, Ashkenazi, and Sephardic Jews fled to Amsterdam in order to live and worship in peace. That changed during World War II, when the Nazis invaded Holland and turned a theater in the Jodenbuurt Quarter into a deportation center and this once-prosperous area into the infamous Jewish Ghetto. On this tour, you’ll visit the theater as well as the rest of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, which includes the Portuguese Synagogue* and other monuments in this historic section of the city.  Join us on this tour that highlights the powerful story of this unique part of Amsterdam.

*On Saturdays, the synagogue is closed and passengers will visit the Jewish Historical Museum. 


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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.


Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Cruise-Only Price* 10 Days from $2,499 10 Days from $3,399 10 Days from $3,599 The BEST pacing & Greatest value compared to our competitors. *Pricing is based on a late March Departure
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Single Travelers 8 Single-Occupancy Cabins (127 sq ft) with free single supplement. 100% Single Supplement A limited number of singles are available for an additional supplement.  The ONLY deluxe tour operator in Europe with specially built single cabins.
Included Tours 10 Included Tours, plus 3 UNESCO Site & Cultural Connections 8 included tours 8 days of included excursions, including "like a local" city tours The Most Included Tours!
Special Features Participate and learn in culinary & cocktail demonstrations & tastings, including special themed dinners and regional wines, plus, enjoy FREE bikes and maps! 3 Informative lectures and presentations on board; Chocolate-making demonstration; apertifs in Enkhuizen 2 Lectures: Wooden shoe carving demonstration; Folkloric performances. Antwerp, Ghent, Nijmegen tours and museum visits Kinderdijk Windmills visit The most complimentary bikes, culinary demos, and included features—exclusive to Vantage travelers!
Meals 26 meals—competitive meal inclusions, plus spa dining 26 meals 25 meals Competitive meal inclusions, plus grand Captain's Dinner, Captain's Welcome & Farewell receptions
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