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Tulip Time Ama waterways riverboat itineary

Detailed Itinerary
Ama-Waterways Tulip Time Cruise

Day 1 Amsterdam; EMBARKATION
Welcome to Amsterdam, where you’ll board your luxurious river cruise ship. (D)

Day 2 Amsterdam;
The Ijsselmeer scenic cruising,
Hoorn; Tulips and bulb fields
OR Hoorn walking tour and Dutch East India museum
OR Dutch countryside bike tour

Enjoy a scenic cruise through the IJsselmeer to Hoorn, where you have a choice of three excursions. Visit a family-run tulip farm with over one million tulips, each in different phases of growth and in many species and colors. For those seeking to travel back in time, you can visit the Dutch East India Museum, providing insight into the Dutch Golden Age between 1500 and 1800. And for more active adventurers, go for a guided bike ride through the Dutch countryside. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Delta;
Scenic cruising,
Middelburg;
Middelburg walking tour
OR Delta Works visit
OR Middelburg Bike ride

After enjoying a scenic cruise through the Delta, you can explore medieval Middelburg, which was the second largest trading city of the Dutch East India Company. Or, if you feel like exploring the city on two wheels, a guided bike ride is a perfect choice. Alternatively, you may venture off to the Delta Works storm surge barrier, an impressive series of dams and Dutch hydraulic engineering. More than half of the Netherlands lies below sea level and the Delta Works were built to prevent a recurrence of the 1953 flood disaster. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Ghent;
Highlights of Ghent and Bruges
OR Ghent walking tour and free time
OR Belgian chocolate workshop
OR Full-day Bruges and Church of Our Lady

There are several choices of excursions, depending on your interests. For those who wish to discover two medieval cities, Ghent and Bruges, you’ll wish to go on a highlights tour. Admire Ghent’s canal-side architecture and some of its famous sights, including the Castle of the Counts and Ghent Cathedral, and then visit Bruges, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe. Alternatively, you may go on a full-day excursion to Bruges, which includes a visit to the Church of Our Lady, home to the beautiful Carrara marble Madonna and Child sculpture by Michelangelo. Those more inclined to learn about the art of Belgian chocolate making can join a master chocolatier as he shares his insights. And for those who wish to enjoy  more free time, join a walking tour of Ghent, followed by leisure time. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Antwerp;
Walking tour and Cathedral visit
OR Rubens House
OR Antwerp bike tour
Belgian chocolate, beer, and waffle tasting
OR Floralia Flower Show

Explore this trendy city on a walking tour where you’ll see Antwerp’s Steen Castle, Grote Market, and Brabo Fountain, along with the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady. For a more active exploration of the area, join a guided bike tour. Or you can visit the Rubens House, the former home of the famous 17th-century Flemish Baroque painter. Later in the afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions. Foodies will want to go on a culinary tour to indulge in chocolate, waffles, and beer. Flower lovers and gardeners can roam through the Floralia, an annual spring flower show featuring approximately one million bulbs that are hand-planted each year by the castle staff. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Rotterdam;
Rotterdam walking tour
OR Gouda excursion
Rotterdam
OR Rotterdam architectural bike tour
OR “The Best of Delft” excursion
Kinderdijk UNESCO Windmills

During the morning, you can go on a walking tour of Rotterdam, nicknamed the "Gateway to Europe,” or visit the charming city of Gouda, known for its delicious cheese. Alternatively, go on an excursion to Delft, known as the home of the painter Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. While here, you’ll visit the Royal Delft Porcelain Factory and Museum. Prefer a more active adventure, then go on a bike ride through Rotterdam and past some of its famous landmarks and architecture. In the afternoon, venture to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village renowned for having the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, all dating from the 18th century. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Amsterdam;
Keukenhof Gardens excursion
Amsterdam Canal Cruise

One of the most impressive public gardens in the world, Keukenhof presents a spectacular display of millions of flowering tulips spread out over 70 acres. Spend time ambling through this legendary garden, open only nine weeks a year and sometimes referred to as the “Garden of Europe.”Later in the day, admire Amsterdam’s historic harbor and canals, where you’ll see beautiful homes lining the water and the fabled Skinny Bridge. (B,L,D

Day 8 Amsterdam DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home.

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