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Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time

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Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time

From £2,340 pp

This itinerary adds a contemporary flair to the classic tulip time experience, where you’ll find an ideal mix of old and new, historic and modern, in some of Europe’s liveliest cities. You’ll stay overnight in Amsterdam and Maastricht, allowing you more time to discover great shopping, countless active options and mouthwatering foodie destinations.

Explore Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city of Brussels, home of a rich and vibrant culinary tradition. Discover Antwerp’s penchant for tasty treats, including Belgian waffles, beer, pralines and chocolate on a walking discovery tour of the diamond capital of the world. In splendid Maastricht, a city with hundreds of national heritage sites, you’ll uncover why it’s known as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Holland.

Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps with a stroll through Nuenen, where you’ll wander through the sites that inspired much of his art. Or venture into the town of Heusden and marvel at a historic working mill, learn to make bread at a local bakery, or wander through the remnants of a 13th-century fortress. Delight in a visit to Kinderdijk to see it’s 19 well-preserved windmills that have stood the test of time. In colorful Amsterdam, you’ll be treated to an exclusive “Morning with the Masters” visit without crowds to the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum–the perfect ending to an unforgettable journey.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique 7 night cruise in a riverview stateroom on
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Flights or Eurostar rail from the UK
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Day 1 - Brussels (Embark)

Arrive at Brussels Airport where you will be transferred to the ship. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - Brussels

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, along with a rich culinary tradition, chocolate, and a vibrant culinary capital. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops.

After a panoramic tour of Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city, get an up-close view of the city center with a guided tour on foot. Then, treat yourself to something delicious at Planet Chocolate, or visit Castle Groot-Bijgaarden, a magnificent Renaissance castle just outside of Brussels, where beautiful gardens open to the public for a few months each year–attracting some 50,000 plant lovers annually.

Featured Excursion:
Brussels city tour with Planet Chocolate demonstration and tasting

Day 2 - Brussels

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Antwerp

It may be the diamond capital of the world, but Antwerp is also known for a number of other sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Age art, Belgian beer, waffles, pralines, fries, chocolate and more.

Your walking discovery tour of Antwerp features the City Hall, Market Square and the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four extraordinary works by one of the city’s most beloved sons—Peter Paul Rubens. At the old riverside dock area, there is a 19th-century warehouse that has been transformed into a restaurant and brewery where you can enjoy a beer tasting, specifically, Pakhuis’ unfiltered blonde beer.

Featured Excursion:
Antwerp walking discovery tour with Belgian treats (fries, pralines, beer)

Day 3 - Antwerp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Maastrict

Your first stop in the Netherlands— Maastricht—is a city with more than 1,670 national heritage sites, some of which can be seen on your Old Town walking discovery tour. And not only that, but it’s known as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Holland and loved for its convivial lifestyle and historic center, which has long played a strategic role in European politics.

Or you can choose to make a pilgrimage to the 65-acre Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of 8,301 U.S. soldiers who perished during the Second World War. The cemetery is the only American military center in the Netherlands and sits near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway that was constructed by the Romans for Caesar to use for his conquests.

Choose to explore the beguiling banks of the Muese River, the second oldest river in the world.

Featured Excursion:
Maastricht’s historic walls, Burgundian culinary hub and chic European lifestyle

Day 4 - Maastrict

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Cuijk, Heusden

Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps today as you stroll through Nuenen, where the artist once lived and painted “The Potato Eaters.”

After lunch in an old water mill, which was even painted by Van Gogh, view the Hieronymus Bosch exhibit at the Noordbrabants Museum, or choose to walk or cycle through Heusden, where you can observe a working mill, learn to make bread at a local bakery, explore the remnants of a 13th-century fortress, and marvel at the memorial in front of town hall dedicated to the Huesden Town Hall Massacre.

Featured Excursion:
Van Gogh “Village Day” in Nuenen with a country lunch at the old mill

Day 5 - Cuijk, Heusden

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Heusden, Schoonhoven, Amsterdam

Bike around the town of Schoonhoven, best known for its silversmiths, abundant clock makers and quaint shop-lined avenues.

Or venture forth to Kinderdijk to see its 19 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills that were originally erected in the 1700s. Learn about the historical significance of these engineering marvels in the Netherlands’ long quest to hold back the sea. If you wish, you’ll have an opportunity to venture inside one of these iconic structures and marvel at Holland’s largest concentration of old windmills.

Featured Excursion:
Kinderdijk 19 windmills to harness the elements

Day 6 - Heusden, Schoonhoven, Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Amsterdam

The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic architecture.

The famous Keukenhof Gardens is a 70-acre park planted with millions of tulips and other flowers—an extraordinary sight in the spring. Spend the day here or “Do as the Locals Do” in Amsterdam, with a guided stroll through the historic canal district and a look inside the Museum Van Loon, a restored 17th-century canal house.

Featured Excursion:
Full day at Keukenhof Gardens, Choice of Exclusive “Morning with the Masters” at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum

Day 7 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Amsterdam (Disembark)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Schipol Airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

River Queen is one of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, she has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics and marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork.

River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. The signature touches for which Uniworld has become known-inspiring original hand-selected art, classic furnishings, old world antiques, marble, and clever use of mirrors can be found in the various public areas along with different hues of green, brown, beige, and gold adorning the walls and floors throughout.

Uniworld River Queen Restaurant
  • Lavishly decorated outside staterooms
  • 4 individually decorated suites
  • Sun deck with life-size chess and shuffleboard
  • Main Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • The River Queen features a wonderful open fireplace
  • Captain’s Lounge with library & bar
  • Elegant restaurant
  • Patio lounge
  • Sky lounge
  • Fitness center, sauna & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

* Payable locally.

World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you’ll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the world. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld – as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

With 74 Lavishly decorated staterooms with french balconies or full outside balconies, and 7 suites all with full balconies.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Suite

215 ft² – Rhine (Upper) Deck

  • Individually decorated suite size: 215 sq. ft.
  • Living room with sofas, table and chair
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

French Balcony

151 ft² – Rhine Deck’s

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • French Balcony
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Deluxe Stateroom

151 ft² – Danube Deck

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Deluxe Stateroom

151 ft² – Danube Deck

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

Classic Stateroom

151 ft² – Moselle Deck

  • Individually decorated stateroom size: 151 sq. ft.
  • Infotainment center and satellite Flat Screen TV
  • Built in closet
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • L’Occitane en Provence Bath du Body products
  • Plush Towels
  • Waffle Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 24River QueenAmsterdam£2340Save upto 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2340  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£2745  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£3105  
Upper DeckSuite215 ft², French Balcony£4797  
Mar 31River QueenBrussels£2599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£3049  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony151 ft², French Balcony£3449  
Upper DeckSuite215 ft², French Balcony£5049  


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