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Amsterdam Round Trip 8 Days

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Cruise the tranquil landscapes of Holland and Belgium, and marvel at Keukenhof's magnificent spring flowers and the wooden windmills of Kinderdijk on this memorable river cruise. Enjoy an orientation walk in Veere, a canal cruise in cosmopolitan Amsterdam, and see the sights of Antwerp, Ghent and Middelburg.

What's Included

  • Private door to door home transfer service
  • 7 nights full board cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Fine Dining with all meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service dinner with quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions
  • Afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats and a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day
  • Most staterooms have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony
  • Tour highlights include
  • AMSTERDAM: Discover the treasures of this iconic city on a canal cruise along its elegant grachten.
  • ROTTERDAM: Choose between guided excursions to Gouda, famous for its cheese, and the colourful gardens of Keukenhof.
  • ANTWERP: Visit the famous Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century houses and the Church of Our Lady, started in 1352.
  • GHENT: Enjoy guided sightseeing of the city and visit St. Baaf's Cathedral, home to the most important work in Flemish art.
  • Personal portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Welcome & Captain's Gala Dinners
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Gratuities for the crew and Cruise Director
  • Return flights from London and selected regional airports
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfers

Day 1: UK - Amsterdam

Map of the Dutch and Belgian Waterways
Map of the Dutch and Belgian Waterways

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your ship. Before dinner, your ship glides out of Amsterdam harbour and heads for Rotterdam.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Amsterdam

Included today: Canal cruise in Amsterdam

After breakfast, set out to discover the treasures of this city by canal boat; cruising through the elegant grachten. Lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdsams "Golden Age". This afternoon is free for your personal exploration or you may choose from a number of optional excurions.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Rotterdam

Included today: Choice of guided tour of Gouda or visit Keukenhoff Garden (half or full day)

This morning, cruise through Rotterdam harbour and enjoy a leisurely morning on board before you have the choice this afternoon: take a guided excursion to Gouda, famous for its cheese, syrup waffles, clay pipes and elaborate city hall. Alternatively you may opt to visit the gardens of Keukenhof near Lisse, which encompass over 70 acres of parkland with lakes, sculpture gardens, greenhouses, and a windmill to explore. Every year, 7 million flower bulbs are planted, and you have the chance to see the spectacular display of colours not only from the tulips, but also from hyacinths, daffodils and more. If you’re a garden enthusiast, you may opt for an extended visit to Keukenhof, with lunch on your own in the gardens.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Antwerp

Included today: Guided sightseeing

Antwerp is Belgium’s second largest city and one of the world’s most important ancient seaports. It merges the new with the old and offers the attractions and atmosphere you’d expect from a European city, friendly people, fabulous architecture, chic shops, museums, vibrant cafés, charming galleries, and historic monuments. included sightseeing with a local guide shows you its superb architecture; the central Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century houses; the beautiful city hall, completed in 1566; and the Church of Our Lady, started in 1352 and featuring paintings by Rubens. An optional excursion is available to nearby Brussels, Belgium’s capital and home of the European Union.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Ghent

Included today: Guided sightseeing and St Baaf's Cathedral

In a unique way, Ghent, the 'diamond' of Flanders, has managed to preserve its medieval charm and power while keeping up with the times. A local guide will proudly point out that the city centre alone is a showcase of medieval Flemish wealth and commercial success. Visit St. Baaf's Cathedral, which houses remarkable art treasures, including the most important work in Flemish art, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, created by the Van Eyck brothers around 1432. On your own, explore the traffic-free streets in the city centre; see Gravensteen, the 'castle of the counts', an imposing castle in the city that was built in 1180; or join an optional excursion to fascinating Bruges with its criss - crossed canals and charming old patrician houses.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Middleburg - Veere

Included today: Guided tour of Middleburg and visit to the Delta Works

This morning, a walking tour of Middelburg will acquaint you with this Dutch East India Company trading city, which was originally built as a Zeeland stronghold against the water and from enemies. Later, it became a prosperous merchant city that spent great wealth on the construction of important buildings, such as the 15th century gothic Town Hall. Rejoin your ship for lunch and the short cruise to Veere, where you will visit the nearby Delta works. After the flood of 1953, during which more than 1,800 people drowned in one night, the Delta Plan was born to prevent a disaster of this magnitude from ever happening again. Taking 30 years to complete, the storm flood barrier stands as the final defence in the battle against the water.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Willemstad

This morning, dock in Willemstad and explore this small historical town with well-preserved fortifications at your own pace. One of the oldest buildings in town is the old gatehouse at the entrance of Willemstad, and as you walk around you will notice a wide variety of building styles. The town even has its own windmill towering high above the marina and in the very centre of the seven pointed, star-shaped town, stands the Koepelkerk (Rounded Church). Depart Willemstad at lunchtime and enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruising.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Amsterdam

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK where you will be met and taken by private car back to your home.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach


Overview

Avalon Suite Ships have been designed to revolutionise river cruising and to deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Intimate yet innovative, these Avalon 'Suite Ships', offer two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. These contemporary ships designed with comfort in mind, offer upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and sleek, minimalist decor.

Every Panorama Suite provides the very best in size, views and design, measuring a spacious 200 square feet and featureing an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up ecah morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

The longer of the Avalon Suite Ships at 443ft, these vessels cater for up to 166 passengers looked after by 47 crew members.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Two full decks of suite accommodation
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows opening to create an Open-Air Balcony℠ in every suite
  • Spacious Sky Deck with sun-shades, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Open-air bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Elegant open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service
  • Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
  • Panoramic lounge with first class bar serving premium spirits
  • Stern Club Lounge & library
  • Fitness centre & hairdressing salon
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Avalon Vista & Panorama Deck Plan

Avalon Vista & Panorama - deck plan
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Avalon Passion, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Expression & Impression Deck Plan

Avalon Expression - deck plan
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All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Comfort Collection Beds℠, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Choice of soft or firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
  • Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Avalon Suite (Royal Deck)

Avalon Impression - Royal Suite Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - Royal Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 300 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠
  • Complimentary use of Apple iPad (Apple, Inc. does not endorse or sponsor this service. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.)

Category P, A & B Panorama Suites (Royal & Sapphire Decks)

Avalon Impression Panorama Suite (Cat P, A & B) Avalon Impression - Panorama Suite Plan (Cat P, A & B)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 200 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft - 50% wider than the industry standard
  • Panoramic windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠

Category D & E Deluxe Staterooms (Indigo Deck)

Avalon Artistry II Deluxe Stateroom (Cat D & E) Avalon Visionary & Artistry II Deluxe - Stateroom Plan (Cat D & E)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 172 sq. ft.


Overview

At 110m (361ft), these are the smaller of Avalon's Suite ships and are designed to revolutionise river cruising and to deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service for up to 138 passengers. Intimate yet innovative, these Avalon 'Suite Ships', offer two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. These contemporary ships designed with comfort in mind, offer upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and sleek, minimalist decor.

Every Panorama Suite provides the very best in size, views and design, measuring a spacious 200 square feet and featureing an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up ecah morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Two full decks of suite accommodation
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows opening to create an Open-Air Balcony℠ in every suite
  • Spacious Sky Deck with sun-shades, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Open-air bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Elegant open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service
  • Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
  • Panoramic lounge with first class bar serving premium spirits
  • Stern Club Lounge & library
  • Fitness centre & hairdressing salon
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - deck plan
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All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Comfort Collection Beds℠, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Choice of soft or firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
  • Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Avalon Suite (Royal Deck)

Avalon Artistry II - Royal Suite Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - Royal Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 300 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠
  • Complimentary use of Apple iPad (Apple, Inc. does not endorse or sponsor this service. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.)

Category P, A & B Panorama Suites (Royal & Sapphire Decks)

Avalon Visionary & Artistry II Panorama Suite (Cat P, A & B) Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - Panorama Suite Plan (Cat P, A & B)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 200 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft - 50% wider than the industry standard
  • Panoramic windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠

Category D & E Deluxe Staterooms (Indigo Deck)

Avalon Poetry II Deluxe Stateroom (Cat D & E) Avalon Visionary & Artistry II Deluxe - Stateroom Plan (Cat D & E)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 172 sq. ft.

Avalon Luminary, Affinity & Felicity



Overview

These 110m (361ft.) ships are sister ships whose modern and imaginative design creates a feeling of space and light, but, carrying a maximum of just 138 passengers, also offer an intimate and relaxing way to enjoy the river cruises. Each has 4 suites and 65 staterooms, all of which are spacious and well appointed, and many of which have floor-to-ceiling windows providing amazing views throughout your river cruise.

Staterooms are of a really good size and are equipped to provide the highest levels of comfort. On the sun deck, as well as plenty of space to watch the world go by, there is a Jacuzzi to take a refreshing dip while you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to reach the staterooms.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 69 generously sized outside staterooms and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Spacious Sky Deck with sun-shades, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Elegant open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service
  • Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
  • Panoramic lounge with first class bar serving premium spirits
  • Stern Club Lounge, Sky Bistro & library
  • Fitness centre & hairdressing salon
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

Avalon Affinity & Felicity - deck plan
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All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Choice of soft or firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
  • Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Avalon Suite (Royal Deck)

Avalon Affinity - Avalon Suite Avalon Affinity & Felicity - Suit Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 258 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass door with French Balcony
  • Spacious living area

Category P, A & B Staterooms (Royal & Sapphire Decks)

Avalon Felicity - Category P, A & B Stateroom Avalon Affinity & Felicity - Category P, A & B Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 172 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass door with French Balcony

Category E Stateroom (Indigo Deck)

Avalon Felicity - Category E Stateroom Avalon Affinity & Felicity - Category E Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 172 sq. ft.

Fine dining


Start with a stylish and elegant setting. Season it with a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, accompanied by stunning views. Add exquisite cuisine, creative and extensive menus, expertly chosen wines and attentive service, et voila, you have an Avalon Waterways river cruise dining experience par excellence!

On a luxury Avalon Waterways river cruise, we believe that the celebration of fine food and drink should be a truly memorable part of your journey. Savour the freshness of the highest quality seasonal ingredients, often brought on board from local farmers' markets. Delectable recipes crafted by true culinary artisans will delight the eye and excite the tastebuds. Appreciate the care we put into creating every menu, right down to the just baked bread, local cheeses and complimentary wines. You will look forward to each meal in the same way that you look forward to each new port of call.

Choice all day, all the way

Breakfast, lunch and four-course dinner are all served in an elegant, open-seating dining room surrounded by panorama windows. Or choose to take your al fresco, grilled lunch in the Sky Bistro or a light dinner on all Suite Ships in the charming Panorama Bistro. Avalon Waterways offers all these options, and with all of our cruises, all is included - we never charge extra for alternative dining options.

Are you a lark or a night owl? We will serve you from dawn until well after dusk. At breakfast we cater to early and late risers. Our hearty Breakfast Buffet offers a wide range of cold and cooked options, now including sparkling wine and your eggs cooked to order. If you prefer, you can enjoy a continental breakfast in the privacy of your stateroom.

An excellent selection of salads and hot dishes are served at the Lunch Buffet with a choice of appetizers, delicious soups, homemade breads and tempting desserts. All of which can be enjoyed with complimentary soft drinks.

Save room for traditional afternoon tea served in the lounge, with freshly-brewed coffee or tea and mouth-watering cakes and biscuits.

Dinner is always an exceptional experience. Elegant but informal, it is served in a single sitting with waiter service, crisp white table linen, fine china and silver cutlery. Every evening the chef will delight you with an à la carte four-course gourmet meal that typically features an appetiser, soup, main course, dessert, and coffee or tea. Every dinner menu features a signature regional dish created on board by a local chef using the freshest of ingredients, offering additional insight into the local culinary culture … all paired with perfect regional wines and beers, or soft drinks - all complimentary.

If you are still peckish before bed, we offer a selection of late night treats. Throughout the day, enjoy complimentary tea, Lavazza coffee and fresh fruit juice.

Don't worry if you favour lighter meals as healthier options, low-calorie, low-sodium and glucose-free cuisine are all available.

Join us in the Main Lounge at Cocktail Hour for a glass or two of excellent regional wine, beer or spirits. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow travellers and enjoy a relaxing aperitif before dinner. As well as expertly chosen complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with dinner, our sommelier has crafted a superb a la carte wine menu. If you wish, you can purchase an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks package before you set sail, making your holiday even more relaxing.

Special culinary events

In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Avalon Waterways offers an assortment of special events. Toast the start of your grand river cruise adventure at our five-course Welcome Dinner. Meet your ship's Captain and socialise with fellow passengers at a Captain's Reception with complimentary sparkling wine and canapés. Join onboard tastings to experience the fine foods and wines from the various regions of your river cruise journey. And of course, our special Farewell Dinner will mark the end of your luxury cruise on a high note.

If you are celebrating a birthday or special occasion, celebrate in style - our Celebration Packages offer a superb choice of specially-prepared cuisine, served in the privacy of your stateroom.

Meal schedule

  • Early Riser Breakfast, 6 am
    Start your day right with self-service coffee, choice of teas, croissants, pastries and a selection of breakfast finger foods.
  • Breakfast Buffet, 7 am-8:30 am
    Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot choices including eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.
  • Late Riser Breakfast, 8:30 am-9:30 am
    Self-service coffee, teas, croissants, pastries and a selection of breakfast finger foods.
  • Lunch Buffet, 12:30 pm
    Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts.
  • Afternoon Tea, 4 pm
    Take a traditional break with freshly brewed coffee or tea and cake and biscuits cookies served in the Lounge or in the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.
  • Dinner, 7:30 pm
    Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting, surrounded by panoramic window views. You will enjoy gourmet selections to delight the most discerning palate, and expertly matched, complimentary local wines. Complimentary beer or soft drinks also available. Menus typically feature an appetiser, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea.
  • Night Fare, 10:30 pm
    Enjoy a light-night treat before you retire.

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Taking dining choice to a new level

  • Captain's reception with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Five-course Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Daily early-riser and late-riser breakfast
  • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine, juices, freshly -brewed coffee and teas
  • Full buffet lunch with pasta and carving stations and complimentary soft drinks
  • Afternoon tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, entrées, cheese and desserts
  • Complimentary regional wines, beer or soft drinks with dinner, and coffee or tea after dinner
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Chef-inspired regional and international recipes
  • Spacious, open-seating restaurant
  • Healthy meal options
  • Cocktail Hour and drink specials in Main Lounge
  • Elegant bar serving premium spirits
  • Open-air Bistro on Sky Deck
  • Night fare served at 10:30 pm
  • Self-service 24-hour beverage station in the Club Lounge offering complimentary premium Lavazza coffee, cappuccino, latte, espresso, tea and hot chocolate , and fresh fruit
  • All-inclusive drinks package for purchase (alcohol or non-alcohol)
  • Room service available featuring continental breakfast & beverages
  • Complimentary bottled water daily in every stateroom
Depart Ship NameLower Deck
From
Middle Deck
From
Upper Deck
From
Apr 6Avalon Impression£1808£2382£2472
Apr 13Avalon Illumination£1667£2126£2199
Apr 17Avalon Vista£1535£1995£2065
Apr 20Avalon Illumination£1929£2500£2589
Apr 24Avalon Vista£1830£2369£2450
Apr 27Avalon Illumination£1890£2455£2510
May 1Avalon Vista£1897£2433£2516

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made. Avalon Waterways use life flight prices for their packages so prices are subject to change prior to a confirmed booking being made.


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