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2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $3419* $2909
      Sale Price $2569* $2059
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $3689* $3169
      Sale Price $2839* $2319
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3329* $2909
      Sale Price $2479* $2059
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $3729* $3059
      Sale Price $2879* $2209
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4099* $3489
      Sale Price $3249* $2639
Apr 03  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3619* $3059
      Sale Price $2769* $2209
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $3859* $3279
      Sale Price $3009* $2429
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4219* $3699
      Sale Price $3369* $2849
Apr 10  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3849* $3279
      Sale Price $2999* $2429
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $3989* $3379
      Sale Price $3139* $2529
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4509* $3799
      Sale Price $3659* $2949
Apr 17  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3859* $3379
      Sale Price $3009* $2529
Apr 20  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4479* $3379
      Sale Price $3629* $2529
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4479* $3379
      Sale Price $3629* $2529
Apr 27  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4099* $3489
      Sale Price $3249* $2639
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3979* $3489
      Sale Price $3129* $2639
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $3629* $3119
      Sale Price $2779* $2269
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $3909* $3379
      Sale Price $3059* $2529
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3669* $3119
      Sale Price $2819* $2269
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $3809* $3279
      Sale Price $2959* $2429
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4699* $3699
      Sale Price $3849* $2849
Apr 03  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3819* $3279
      Sale Price $2969* $2429
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4189* $3489
      Sale Price $3339* $2639
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4639* $3909
      Sale Price $3789* $3059
Apr 10  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4039* $3489
      Sale Price $3189* $2639
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4159* $3589
      Sale Price $3309* $2739
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5109* $4009
      Sale Price $4259* $3159
Apr 17  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4689* $3589
      Sale Price $3839* $2739
Apr 20  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4689* $3589
      Sale Price $3839* $2739
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4689* $3589
      Sale Price $3839* $2739
Apr 27  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4289* $3699
      Sale Price $3439* $2849
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4189* $3699
      Sale Price $3339* $2849
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $3809* $3329
      Sale Price $2959* $2479
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4309* $3589
      Sale Price $3459* $2739
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $3789* $3329
      Sale Price $2939* $2479
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4059* $3489
      Sale Price $3209* $2639
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4579* $3909
      Sale Price $3729* $3059
Apr 03  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4039* $3489
      Sale Price $3189* $2639
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4419* $3699
      Sale Price $3569* $2849
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4849* $4119
      Sale Price $3999* $3269
Apr 10  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4179* $3699
      Sale Price $3329* $2849
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4419* $3799
      Sale Price $3569* $2949
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4749* $4219
      Sale Price $3899* $3369
Apr 17  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4559* $3799
      Sale Price $3709* $2949
Apr 20  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4899* $3799
      Sale Price $4049* $2949
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4359* $3799
      Sale Price $3509* $2949
Apr 27  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4529* $3909
      Sale Price $3679* $3059
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4539* $3909
      Sale Price $3689* $3059
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4079* $3539
      Sale Price $3229* $2689
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4519* $3799
      Sale Price $3669* $2949
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4149* $3539
      Sale Price $3299* $2689
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4269* $3699
      Sale Price $3419* $2849
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4669* $4119
      Sale Price $3819* $3269
Apr 03  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4179* $3699
      Sale Price $3329* $2849
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4429* $3909
      Sale Price $3579* $3059
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4909* $4329
      Sale Price $4059* $3479
Apr 10  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4599* $3909
      Sale Price $3749* $3059
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4559* $4009
      Sale Price $3709* $3159
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5299* $4429
      Sale Price $4449* $3579
Apr 17  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4559* $4009
      Sale Price $3709* $3159
Apr 20  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5109* $4009
      Sale Price $4259* $3159
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4569* $4009
      Sale Price $3719* $3159
Apr 27  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4689* $4119
      Sale Price $3839* $3269
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4649* $4119
      Sale Price $3799* $3269
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4259* $3749
      Sale Price $3409* $2899
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4729* $4009
      Sale Price $3879* $3159
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4309* $3749
      Sale Price $3459* $2899
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4579* $3909
      Sale Price $3729* $3059
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $4889* $4329
      Sale Price $4039* $3479
Apr 03  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4499* $3909
      Sale Price $3649* $3059
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4649* $4119
      Sale Price $3799* $3269
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5089* $4539
      Sale Price $4239* $3689
Apr 10  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4699* $4119
      Sale Price $3849* $3269
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5209* $4219
      Sale Price $4359* $3369
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5189* $4639
      Sale Price $4339* $3789
Apr 17  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4859* $4219
      Sale Price $4009* $3369
Apr 20  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5059* $4219
      Sale Price $4209* $3369
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4779* $4219
      Sale Price $3929* $3369
Apr 27  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4869* $4329
      Sale Price $4019* $3479
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4909* $4329
      Sale Price $4059* $3479
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $4679* $4169
      Sale Price $3829* $3319
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5149* $4429
      Sale Price $4299* $3579
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4729* $4169
      Sale Price $3879* $3319
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5049* $4329
      Sale Price $4199* $3479
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5359* $4749
      Sale Price $4509* $3899
Apr 03  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $4889* $4329
      Sale Price $4039* $3479
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5259* $4539
      Sale Price $4409* $3689
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5689* $4959
      Sale Price $4839* $4109
Apr 10  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $5109* $4539
      Sale Price $4259* $3689
Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5629* $4639
      Sale Price $4779* $3789
Amsterdam Monarch Empress $5589* $5059
      Sale Price $4739* $4209
Apr 17  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Governess $5249* $4639
      Sale Price $4399* $3789
Apr 20  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5739* $4639
      Sale Price $4889* $3789
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $5219* $4639
      Sale Price $4369* $3789
Apr 27  (Sold Out) Amsterdam Monarch Countess $5429* $4749
      Sale Price $4579* $3899
Amsterdam Monarch Governess $5349* $4749
      Sale Price $4499* $3899

*Not Included:
Optional shore excursions and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers arriving to Amsterdam on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 4:00 pm. Embarkation will begin at 2:00 pm however early arrivals may rest in the lounge if their assigned cabin is not ready upon check-in.

Apr 20 departure on the Monarch Countess will have an alternate itinerary due to the Celebration of King's Day in Amsterdam. Please see the itinerary tab for more information.

Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. Kindly refer to our Terms for additional information.

While sailing with Monarch Cruises, passengers are subject to the cruise's Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: Monarch Cruises Terms & Conditions.


Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for a small number of sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2, Sunday - Cruise Embarkation in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to the port. Embarkation begins at 2 pm. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy the Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Tour Nijmegen, the Oldest Town in the Netherlands
The ship docks in Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands with its beautiful river landscapes and magnificent historic buildings. Uncover traces of the city’s past on a walking tour, before roaming the unique shops, outdoor cafes and cozy restaurants on your own. The ship sails this evening to Antwerp, Belgium
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Antwerp City Tour
Today you arrive in Antwerp, one of Europe's largest and most historic port cities, where more than half of the world's diamonds are traded. Evidence of the wealth produced from trade during the 16th century can be seen in the opulent homes that line the city streets. The tour of the city begins at the Cathedral of our Lady, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries and continues to the unique market place, surrounded by the mighty Renaissance Town hall and numerous guild halls. Rest of the day is at leisure in Antwerp, or return to the ship for a relaxing afternoon on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Tour Ghent, the Historic Flanders Port
Discover the historic Flanders port of Ghent today, a showcase of Flemish wealth. Your tour of this medieval city includes views of the 7th century St. Bavo's Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen Castle. At the town center. View the gigantic Belfry, a symbol of the city’s independence and the Gothic-style Cloth Hall, glorifying the city’s major industry. Return to the ship or take the optional afternoon tour to Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals
Optional: Bruges City Tour (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Excursion to the Delta Works
A fascinating excursion this morning to the Delta Works. After the 1953 flood in the Netherlands, where more than 1800 people drowned in one night, the Delta Plan was created to prevent a disaster of this magnitude from ever happening again. Taking 30 years to complete, the storm flood barrier, almost six miles long, stands as the final defense in the battle against the water and is considered a technical miracle. Rejoin the ship for lunch and continue cruising this afternoon towards Rotterdam where the ship will remain docked overnight
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Morning in Keukenhof Gardens, Afternoon Windmill Tour in Kinderdijk
Depart early this morning for beautiful Keukenhof Gardens, the largest and most spectacular flower gardens in the world, where a sea of multicolored tulips stretches out over the flat Dutch landscape as far as the eye can see. Rejoin the ship in Rotterdam for lunch on board. This afternoon visit a windmill park in the small village of Kinderdijk on the north bank of the River Noord. The windmills, built in the 1700s, are still in use today and played a vital role in the development of the country. During this excursion, visit a windmill and learn more about the modern technology that is now replacing their existence
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Panoramic Tour of Amsterdam
Awake this morning in Amsterdam, one of the greatest small cities in the world, with its world-famous museums and historical sites. Board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals for an up-close view of the stately historic homes, 16th-century warehouses and charming churches. Continue on foot to view the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square and the Dutch National Monument dedicated as a memorial to victims of WWII. Rejoin the ship for lunch on board, and spend a leisurely afternoon in Amsterdam. Later, rejoin the ship for tonight’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Amsterdam. Share wonderful memories of your cruise with your Tour Manager and new-found friends
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart the Netherlands
This morning, disembark and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2, Sunday - Cruise Embarkation in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to the port. Embarkation begins at 2 pm. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy the Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Panoramic Tour of Amsterdam
Awake this morning in Amsterdam, one of the greatest small cities in the world, with its world-famous museums and historical sites. Board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals for an up-close view of the stately historic homes, 16th-century warehouses and charming churches. Continue on foot to view the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square and the Dutch National Monument dedicated as a memorial to victims of WWII. Rejoin the ship for lunch on board, and spend a leisurely afternoon in Amsterdam. In the late afternoon, set sail to Nijmegen
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Tour Nijmegen, the Oldest Town in the Netherlands
The ship docks in Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands with its beautiful river landscapes and magnificent historic buildings. Uncover traces of the city’s past on a walking tour, before roaming the unique shops, outdoor cafes and cozy restaurants on your own. This afternoon, art lovers will not want to miss the optional tour to the Kroller-Muller Museum, home to the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world, as well as artwork by Mondrian, Seurat and Picasso. The ship sails this evening to Antwerp, Belgium
Optional: Kroller-Muller Museum Tour (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Antwerp City Tour
Today you arrive in Antwerp, one of Europe's largest and most historic port cities, where more than half of the world's diamonds are traded. Evidence of the wealth produced from trade during the 16th century can be seen in the opulent homes that line the city streets. The tour of the city begins at the Cathedral of our Lady, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries and continues to the unique market place, surrounded by the mighty Renaissance Town hall and numerous guild halls. Rest of the day is at leisure in Antwerp, or return to the ship for a relaxing afternoon on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Tour Ghent, the Historic Flanders Port
Discover the historic Flanders port of Ghent today, a showcase of Flemish wealth. Your tour of this medieval city includes views of the 7th century St. Bavo's Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen Castle. At the town center. View the gigantic Belfry, a symbol of the city’s independence and the Gothic-style Cloth Hall, glorifying the city’s major industry. Return to the ship or take the optional afternoon tour to Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals
Optional: Bruges City Tour (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Excursion to the Delta Works
A fascinating excursion this morning to the Delta Works. After the 1953 flood in the Netherlands, where more than 1800 people drowned in one night, the Delta Plan was created to prevent a disaster of this magnitude from ever happening again. Taking 30 years to complete, the storm flood barrier, almost six miles long, stands as the final defense in the battle against the water and is considered a technical miracle. Rejoin the ship for lunch and continue cruising this afternoon towards Rotterdam where the ship will remain docked overnight
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Morning in Keukenhof Gardens, Afternoon Windmill Tour in Kinderdijk
Depart early this morning for beautiful Keukenhof Gardens, the largest and most spectacular flower gardens in the world, where a sea of multicolored tulips stretches out over the flat Dutch landscape as far as the eye can see. Rejoin the ship in Rotterdam for lunch on board. This afternoon visit a windmill park in the small village of Kinderdijk on the north bank of the River Noord. The windmills, built in the 1700s, are still in use today and played a vital role in the development of the country. During this excursion, visit a windmill and learn more about the modern technology that is now replacing their existence. Later, rejoin the ship for tonight’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Amsterdam. Share wonderful memories of your cruise with your Tour Manager and new-found friends
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart the Netherlands
This morning, disembark and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2, Thursday - Cruise Embarkation in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to the port. Embarkation begins at 2 pm. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy the Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Panoramic Tour of Amsterdam
Awake this morning in Amsterdam, one of the greatest small cities in the world, with its world-famous museums and historical sites. Board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals for an up-close view of the stately historic homes, 16th-century warehouses and charming churches. Continue on foot to view the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square and the Dutch National Monument dedicated as a memorial to victims of WWII. Rejoin the ship for lunch on board, and spend a leisurely afternoon in Amsterdam. In the late afternoon, set sail to Nijmegen
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Tour Nijmegen, the Oldest Town in the Netherlands
The ship docks in Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands with its beautiful river landscapes and magnificent historic buildings. Uncover traces of the city’s past on a walking tour, before roaming the unique shops, outdoor cafes and cozy restaurants on your own. This afternoon, art lovers will not want to miss the optional tour to the Kroller-Muller Museum, home to the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world, as well as artwork by Mondrian, Seurat and Picasso. The ship sails this evening to Antwerp, Belgium
Optional: Kroller-Muller Museum Tour (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Antwerp City Tour
Today you arrive in Antwerp, one of Europe's largest and most historic port cities, where more than half of the world's diamonds are traded. Evidence of the wealth produced from trade during the 16th century can be seen in the opulent homes that line the city streets. The tour of the city begins at the Cathedral of our Lady, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries and continues to the unique market place, surrounded by the mighty Renaissance Town hall and numerous guild halls. Rest of the day is at leisure in Antwerp, or return to the ship for a relaxing afternoon on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Tour Ghent, the Historic Flanders Port
Discover the historic Flanders port of Ghent today, a showcase of Flemish wealth. Your tour of this medieval city includes views of the 7th century St. Bavo's Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen Castle. At the town center. View the gigantic Belfry, a symbol of the city’s independence and the Gothic-style Cloth Hall, glorifying the city’s major industry. Return to the ship or take the optional afternoon tour to Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals
Optional: Bruges City Tour (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Excursion to the Delta Works
A fascinating excursion this morning to the Delta Works. After the 1953 flood in the Netherlands, where more than 1800 people drowned in one night, the Delta Plan was created to prevent a disaster of this magnitude from ever happening again. Taking 30 years to complete, the storm flood barrier, almost six miles long, stands as the final defense in the battle against the water and is considered a technical miracle. Rejoin the ship for lunch and continue cruising this afternoon towards Rotterdam where the ship will remain docked overnight
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Morning in Keukenhof Gardens, Afternoon Windmill Tour in Kinderdijk
Depart early this morning for beautiful Keukenhof Gardens, the largest and most spectacular flower gardens in the world, where a sea of multicolored tulips stretches out over the flat Dutch landscape as far as the eye can see. Rejoin the ship in Rotterdam for lunch on board. This afternoon visit a windmill park in the small village of Kinderdijk on the north bank of the River Noord. The windmills, built in the 1700s, are still in use today and played a vital role in the development of the country. During this excursion, visit a windmill and learn more about the modern technology that is now replacing their existence. Later, rejoin the ship for tonight’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Amsterdam. Share wonderful memories of your cruise with your Tour Manager and new-found friends
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Depart the Netherlands
This morning, disembark and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for the Netherlands
Depart for the Netherlands

DAY 2, Sunday - Cruise Embarkation in Amsterdam
Arrive in Amsterdam and transfer to the port. Embarkation begins at 2 pm. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy the Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Panoramic Tour of Amsterdam
Awake this morning in Amsterdam, one of the greatest small cities in the world, with its world-famous museums and historical sites. Board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals for an up-close view of the stately historic homes, 16th-century warehouses and charming churches. Continue on foot to view the Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square and the Dutch National Monument dedicated as a memorial to victims of WWII. Rejoin the ship for lunch on board, and spend a leisurely afternoon in Amsterdam. In the late afternoon, set sail to Nijmegen
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Tour Nijmegen, the Oldest Town in the Netherlands
The ship docks in Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands with its beautiful river landscapes and magnificent historic buildings. Uncover traces of the city’s past on a walking tour, before roaming the unique shops, outdoor cafes and cozy restaurants on your own. This afternoon, art lovers will not want to miss the optional tour to the Kroller-Muller Museum, home to the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world, as well as artwork by Mondrian, Seurat and Picasso. The ship sails this evening to Antwerp, Belgium
Optional: Kroller-Muller Museum Tour (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Antwerp City Tour
Today you arrive in Antwerp, one of Europe's largest and most historic port cities, where more than half of the world's diamonds are traded. Evidence of the wealth produced from trade during the 16th century can be seen in the opulent homes that line the city streets. The tour of the city begins at the Cathedral of our Lady, the highest Gothic building in the Low Countries and continues to the unique market place, surrounded by the mighty Renaissance Town hall and numerous guild halls. Rest of the day is at leisure in Antwerp, or return to the ship for a relaxing afternoon on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Tour Ghent, the Historic Flanders Port
Discover the historic Flanders port of Ghent today, a showcase of Flemish wealth. Your tour of this medieval city includes views of the 7th century St. Bavo's Cathedral and the imposing Gravensteen Castle. At the town center. View the gigantic Belfry, a symbol of the city’s independence and the Gothic-style Cloth Hall, glorifying the city’s major industry. Return to the ship or take the optional afternoon tour to Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals
Optional: Bruges City Tour (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Excursion to the Delta Works
A fascinating excursion this morning to the Delta Works. After the 1953 flood in the Netherlands, where more than 1800 people drowned in one night, the Delta Plan was created to prevent a disaster of this magnitude from ever happening again. Taking 30 years to complete, the storm flood barrier, almost six miles long, stands as the final defense in the battle against the water and is considered a technical miracle. Rejoin the ship for lunch and continue cruising this afternoon towards Rotterdam where the ship will remain docked overnight
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Morning in Keukenhof Gardens, Afternoon Windmill Tour in Kinderdijk
Depart early this morning for beautiful Keukenhof Gardens, the largest and most spectacular flower gardens in the world, where a sea of multicolored tulips stretches out over the flat Dutch landscape as far as the eye can see. Rejoin the ship in Rotterdam for lunch on board. This afternoon visit a windmill park in the small village of Kinderdijk on the north bank of the River Noord. The windmills, built in the 1700s, are still in use today and played a vital role in the development of the country. During this excursion, visit a windmill and learn more about the modern technology that is now replacing their existence. Later, rejoin the ship for tonight’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Amsterdam. Share wonderful memories of your cruise with your Tour Manager and new-found friends
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart the Netherlands
This morning, disembark and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum, located in the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park. The museum is home to the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world and is renowned for its collection of 19th and 20th century art. You will find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you will enjoy both sculptures and nature. Placed throughout the garden are more than 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $68.00
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Visit Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $51.00
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Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum, located in the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park. The museum is home to the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world and is renowned for its collection of 19th and 20th century art. You will find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you will enjoy both sculptures and nature. Placed throughout the garden are more than 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $68.00
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Visit Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $51.00
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Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum, located in the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park. The museum is home to the second-largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world and is renowned for its collection of 19th and 20th century art. You will find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. In the sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, you will enjoy both sculptures and nature. Placed throughout the garden are more than 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Auguste Rodin to Henry Moore.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $68.00
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Visit Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $51.00
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Visit Bruges, also known as the “Venice of the North” and home to some of Europe’s best preserved medieval buildings. Here, view the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent and walk along the picturesque winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $51.00
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