Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring - 2020

9-day river cruise with Amsterdam, Enkhuizen, Arnhem, Antwerp, Zelzate, Middelburg, Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Amsterdam
  • HOLLAND & BELGIUM ARE PUNCTUATED BY COLOR IN SPRINGTIME
  • KEUKENHOF GARDENS’S SPLENDOR SPANS ALMOST 80 ACRES
  • THE 19 17TH-CENTURY WINDMILLS OF KINDERDIJK STILL WORK TODAY
  • TAKE A VANTAGE BIKE FOR A SPIN IN AMSTERDAM
  • GOTHIC AND BAROQUE GEMS BECKON IN ANTWERP
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  • 10
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  • 19
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Brussels, Belgium

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Brussels, Belgium

FROM $799 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $199 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:

  • 3 nights accommodations at the Superior First-Class Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (or similar)
  • 4 meals: Breakfast daily and 1 dinner
  • Brussels city tour
  • 1 UNESCO Site: Le Grand Place Brussels
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • 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:

Depart home for Brussels, Belgium 

Board an overnight flight for Brussels, Belgium.

Day 2:

Arrive in Brussels

Upon arrival on Day 2, check into your hotel before heading out on a short orientation walk. You’ll have a few hours to explore on your own before rejoining your fellow travelers for dinner in the hotel this evening.

Included Meals:

Dinner

Day 3:

Discover the historic gems of Brussels on a tour, then on your own

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.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Day 4:

A day at leisure in Brussels, or opt for a tour of Waterloo

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

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Waterloo: The Last Battle of Napoleon

Waterloo: The Last Battle of Napoleon

  • Approximate Cost:
  • Approximate Time: 5 hrs
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • When: Afternoon Tour

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 5:

Join your base tour in Amsterdam

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

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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Included Tours 10 Included Tours, plus 9 Cultural Connections 10 included 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 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: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 9 dinners, including a Captain's Dinner and Welcome & Farewell Receptions 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners  The MOST included meals
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