This delightful riverboat cruise program begins and ends in Amsterdam and takes us leisurely through the fairytale beauty of the Dutch and Belgian waterways.
We see fields of vibrant flowers, picture-postcard harbours and quaint historic towns with the local folk dressed in traditional costume. April is "Tulip Time" in Holland when the tulips, in a blaze of colour, carpet the countryside. The famous Kuekenhof Bulb Gardens has spectacular displays of tulips and other bulb plants.
An added-value feature of this cruise is that all excursions are included and expertly guided in English. Exclusive old world highlights on board include folklore entertainment, lectures, theme dinners, welcome and farewell cocktail receptions and a Captain’s Gala dinner.
A big advantage to riverboat cruising is in the central docking facilities at each port of call that makes the disembarkation and exploration of each destination quite effortless. Our riverboat is the MS Amadeus Brilliant, a deluxe floating hotel that was completely refurbished in 2019. Aboard you may relax in the lounge, Lido Bar or outside on the deck. The ship has a shop, hair salon and offers exercise classes. All meals are included and graciously presented in a smoke-free dining room. Unlimited quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions are included with every dinner.
Cabins have twin beds, private bathroom (shower only), hairdryer, phone, safe, TV with satellite, in-house video channels and climate control. There is a choice of cabins and all have a large panoramic window or floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading out to a French balcony.