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11 Days April 2, 2019
Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise featuring Amsterdam, 2 Nights in a Dutch Village & 7 Nights aboard the Amadeus Star
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Day 1 Depart US - Overnight Flight Day 2 Arrive Amsterdam Meet your PWD Tour/Cruise Manager Transfer to Valkenburg, the Netherlands for a 2-Night Dutch Village stay Welcome Dinner at the hotel Overnight - Valkenburg Day 3 Three Country Tour - Germany, Belgium & the Netherlands Three Country Tour - Visit Monschau, Germany, the Henri Chapelle Cemetery in Belgium & Maastricht, the Netherlands Evening at leisure in Valkenburg Meals - B Overnight - Valkenburg Day 4 Valkenburg - Amsterdam Touring - Board MS Amadeus Star Morning visit the windmill filled Dutch Village of Zaanse Schans Afternoon Amsterdam City Tour & Canal Cruise Board the MS Amadeus Star for 7 nights - Welcome Dinner Onboard Meals - B & D Overnight - MS Amadeus Star Day 5 Amsterdam Day at leisure in Amsterdam - Optional to North Holland (Volendam & Edam) Meals - B,L,S & D Overnight - MS Amadeus Star Day 6 Arnhem Morning Arnhem City Tour & the Open Air Museum Afternoon at Leisure - Optional to ‘The Bridge of Arnhem’ & Airborne Museum Meals - B,L,S & D Overnight - MS Amadeus Star Day 7 Cruising - Middelburg Morning Cruising the Waterways Afternoon Middelburg Walking Tour Meals - B,L,S & D Overnight - MS Amadeus Star Day 8 Ghent - Bruges Morning Ghent City Tour Afternoon Bruges City Tour Meals - B,L,S & D Overnight - MS Amadeus Star Day 9 Antwerp Morning Antwerp City Tour Afternoon at Leisure - Optional Brussels City Tour Gala Farewell Dinner Onboard Meals - B,L,S & D Overnight - MS Amadeus Star Day 10 Rotterdam Morning Rotterdam City Tour Afternoon Keukenhof Flower Gardens Evening Departure & Cruising from Rotterdam - Dinner Onboard Meals - B,L,S & D Overnight - MS Amadeus Star Day 11 Amsterdam - Flights Home Disembark Amsterdam & Transfer to the Amsterdam Airport or Paris Extension Meal - B
B - Breakfast • L - Lunch • D - Dinner Onboard w/ Regional Wines S - Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening
Cities & Ports
Holland Windmills, Waterways & Tulips River Cruise
Day 11/April 12 Amsterdam - Paris Travel to Paris for a 2-Night stay in “the City of Lights” Afternoon arrival at hotel - Evening Dinner Meals - B (on ship) & D Overnight - Paris Day 12/April 13 Paris Morning Paris City Tour - see Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees & the Eiffel Tower - Afternoon at Leisure Meal - B Overnight - Paris Day 13/April 14 Paris - Flight Home Transfer to Paris Airport - Flights Home Meal - B
Optional 2-Night Paris Post Cruise Extension $895 pp dbl +$400 single supplement
11 Days April 2-12, 2019 Ship - MS Amadeus Star
Notes: Paris Extension must be booked at time of deposit. Due to group air policies outbound air on 04/02/2019 could be a different schedule than the rest of your group for Paris extension passengers. • Paris Ext is based on 20 passenger minimum
Paris Optional Extension Includes: 2 Nights Hotel in Paris, Tour Manager, 3 Meals (2-Breakfasts & 1-Dinner) & Paris City Tour
Valkenburg Enjoy 2-nights in Valkenburg, a traditional Dutch village along the banks of the Geul River, just 8 miles east of Maastricht. The village was so famous for its beauty and wealth that it had been fought over for hundreds of years. From here enjoy a Three Country Tour featuring Monschau, Germany, the Henri Chapelle Cemetery in Belgium & the oldest town in the Netherlands, Maastricht.
Amsterdam Board your cruise ship in Amsterdam, the “Venice of the North.” Founded as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age. Today, the city has one of the largest historic centers in Europe with about 7,500 registered historic buildings & 90 islands, linked by 400 bridges. Enjoy a Amsterdam City Tour & Canal Cruise featuring visits to iconic Dam Square, the Flower Market & a cruise by beautiful homes through the intri- cate canal system. Just outside of Amsterdam visit the famous village of Zaanse Schans featuring windmills, wooden shoes & historical buildings.
Arnhem Arrive in Arnhem, known for the World War II battle operation ‘Market Garden’. Enjoy an Arnhem City Tour & the Open Air Museum. Drive through Arnhem and past many spots associated with the WW II battle. Later visit to the Open Air Museum, located in a wooded setting featuring 80 historic houses, farmhouses and mills portraying how the Dutch people lived from 1700-1970. Maybe join an afternoon optional to ‘The Bridge of Arnhem’ & Airborne Museum where over 4,000 British, German and Polish soldiers, as well as Dutch civilians lost their lives during the WWII battle.
Middelburg After a morning spent cruising the waterways, arrive in Middelburg, the capital of the province of Zeeland. Enjoy a Middelburg Walking Tour to see the abbey, the town hall, splendid old warehouses & some of the 1,100 monuments that dot the city marking its rich past. Several original windmills still stand on the outskirts of town.
Ghent Cross the border into Belgium to arrive in Ghent, home to the beautiful St. Bavo Cathe- dral and the famous Ghent Altarpiece. During your Ghent City Tour walk through the beautiful city center and see the belfry, a medieval bell tower with 54 bells. Also see the fortress Gravensteen, built in the 12th century and one of Europe’s largest moated castles.
Bruges Enjoy a Bruges City Tour, one of Europe’s great cities and like Amsterdam also referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its canal system. Bruges could have sprung from the pages of a Gothic fairy-tale with cobbled streets, spidery canals and medieval churches remarkably well-preserved, having been spared the devastation that saw much of Belgium leveled during both World Wars. The historic marketplace and center of old Bruges is cradled by the Reie River and was recognized as cultural world heritage site by UNESCO.
Antwerp Awake in and discover the beautiful port city of Antwerp. Enjoy an Antwerp City Tour featuring a walk through the attractive old city center and visit to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Belgium. The church contains valuable treasures such as works by the famous Baroque artist Rubens and wall paintings dating to the 15th century. The city is also well known for its diamond trade and lively shopping scene. An Optional to Brussels, famous for its central square, the Grote Markt, will be available.
Rotterdam Arrive in Rotterdam, the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world, often called the ‘Gateway to Europe’. During WWII the city was al- most completely destroyed. Today Rotterdam is famous for its eye-catching skyline with the Erasmus Bridge across the Maas River and modern architecture with cutting-edge buildings. A highlight of your Rotterdam City Tour is a visit to the market hall which is a large covered market filled with stands for fresh fish, fruit and other delicacies.
Keukenhof Gardens Visit the famous Keukenhof Gardens, known as the Garden of Europe and the world’s 2nd largest flower garden with 7 million bulbs planted annually. This is the showplace for the tulip growers of the Netherlands where numerous sculptures also lurk between the flower beds to create a harmony between art and nature.
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•Roundtrip Airfare - MSP/MKE/ORD(-$100pp) •2 Nights Hotel - Dutch Village (Valkenburg) •7 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin •23 Meals (9-B, 6-L & 8-D) •PWD Tour/Cruise Manager •Regional Wine with Onboard Dinners •Welcome & Farewell Dinners •Ship Staff •Baggage Handling •Int’l Air Taxes/Fuel/Fees & Port Charges •Hotel & Ship Transfers
Included Excursions/Tours & Highlights •3 Country Tour - Germany, Belgium & the Netherlands •Amsterdam City Tour & Canal Cruise •Amsterdam - Full Day of Leisure •Zaanse Schans Visit •Middelburg Walking Tour •Ghent City Tour •Bruges City Tour •Antwerp City Tour •Rotterdam City Tour •Keukenhof Gardens
Optional Excursions • North Holland (Edam & Volendam) • Brussels City Tour •’The Bridge of Arnhem’ & Airborne Museum
Category E - Haydn Deck
Category D - Haydn Deck
Category C - Strauss Deck
Category B - Strauss Deck
Category A - Mozart Deck
Suite - Mozart Deck Single Supplements: Cat E & D Cat C & B Cat A Suite
Ship & Onboard Experience
Staterooms - 172 sf Window/188 sf D-D Window All staterooms feature 2 twin beds that can be sepa- rated or put together, flat screen TV, shower, hair dryer, closet, phone, desk, chair & safe. Mozart & Strauss Staterooms feature panoramic Drop-Down Windows with 188 sq ft. of floor space. Haydn Deck Staterooms feature a Fixed Window with 172 square feet of floor space.
(Cabin size/amenities can vary)
Inclusions & Highlights
Staterooms & Suites
The Ship - MS Amadeus Star The innovative 164 passenger Amadeus Star launching in Spring 2019, offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel. This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfu