This springtime river cruise gets underway in Holland’s colourful capital of Amsterdam. This 700-year-old city offers an abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants to explore before you embark on your river cruise through Holland and Belgium -perfect for garden and nature enthusiasts. For flower lovers, an expert botanist will provide lectures on board, sharing his knowledge about botany and the world of plants.
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.
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. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing Aalsmeer Flower Auction on select departures. You’ll then con-tinue your European holiday with a high-speed train transfer to spend 3 nights in Paris—“The City of Light.” Enjoy guided sightseeing of this iconic city, and spend another full 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 Mono-grams Paris holiday 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.