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We all have our passions... Food, wine, art, history, music, and more. At Maritime Travel, we design our own exclusive, specialty tours adventures with this in mind. Graciously escorted, intimate, and worry-free experiences provide an opportunity to embrace your passions in the world's most fascinating destinations. Imaginative itineraries, lots of free time, expert hosts, personal attention, and loads of extras combine to provide our most discerning guests with a trip of a lifetime. Indulge your passion on one of our specialty tours below.



Tulip Time River Cruise

Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 8, 2019


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/_uploads/images/branch_tours/Julie-Corbett.pngJoin our very own Julie Corbett on this exciting Tulip Time river cruise vacation. This European river cruise explores breathtaking springtime scenery, as well as the amazing diversity of original beer styles in Belgium and the booming beer scene in Holland. You’ll have the opportunity to taste delicious Dutch beers, and a knowledgeable Beer Expert will cruise with us to provide lectures, beer-tasting, and food and beer pairings for a memorable Holland and Belgium River cruise experience.


Highlights:
Day 1  Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2  Rotterdam. Rotterdam harbor cruise: Choice of guided sightseeing in Gouda, or visit to Keukenhof Gardens, onboard beer tasting
Day 3  Antwerp: Guided sightseeing with brewery visit
Day 4  Ghent: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral or canal boat tour with brewery visit
Day 5  Middelburg–Veere. Excursion to the Delta Works: Guided walk in Middelburg; guided tour of the Delta Works, onboard food & beer pairing dinner
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/avalonlogo.pngDay 6  Willemstad: Time at leisure; beer and cheese tasting on board
Day 7  Amsterdam: Canal cruise and beer experience
Day 8  Amsterdam (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

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SAVE $1800 per couple!
Book by December 18
Space is limited!


Above price reflects all applicable saving.
Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, and includesport charges. Airfare, pre & post cruise nights and other cabin categories are available on request. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is due at time of booking. Final payment is due January 1, 2019. A valid passport is required. Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Additional discounts available for past Globus/Avalon Waterways guests.



For more information contact

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506-433-3377
42@maritimetravel.ca


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Itinerary

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY
(B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/amsterdam3.jpgDay 1 (D) AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Amsterdam. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to beautiful Zaanse Schans where you’ll see a wonderful collection of well-preserved historic windmills and Dutch houses.

Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTTERDAM

Day 2 (B, L, D) ROTTERDAM
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/tulips.jpgWindmills and Skyscrapers in Holland’s Modern Maritime Marvel
This morning cruise through Rotterdam harbor.

Classic - Join a full- or half-day Guided Tour of breathtaking Keukenhof—known as the “Garden of Europe”—for its 70 acres of lush parkland, lakes, and the world’s largest flower gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year, OR:

Classic - Enjoy an afternoon excursion to Gouda. You’ll join a Guided Tour of the town famous for the Dutch yellow cheese that bears its name—as well as stroopwafels (syrup waffles), Gouda candles, and beautiful city center.

Discovery - Onboard lecture presented by your Beer Expert

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/amsterdam2.jpgTake some free time to relax on the harbor-side in Rotterdam with an artisan beer, a slice of appeltart (Dutch apple pie), and a koffie verkeerd, a typical Dutch drink of half coffee, half milk. Take a bike from your ship to explore Rotterdam and the surrounding area. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ANTWERP

Day 3 (B, L, D) ANTWERP, BELGIUM
Gothic Cathedral, Crêpes, and Waffles in Artful Antwerp

Discovery - Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Market, lined with 16th-century guildhall houses. You’ll also see the beautiful city hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady with its stunning altarpiece paintings by Rubens. Your sightseeing will end at a brewery where you will learn something more about the world famous Belgian beers
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You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the nearby capital, Brussels—considered home to the European Union, and admire its magnificent palaces and cathedrals.

You might prefer to take time on your own to indulge in Antwerp’s signature Belgian waffles and crêpes—or explore this bike-friendly city from its old wharfs to its legendary diamond district. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GHENT

Day 4 (B, L, D) GHENT
Ghent’s Cobblestones, Canals, and Cosmopolitan Charisma

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/ams-at-night.jpgYou’ll have time for an early-morning walk (or jog) to explore the architecture and canals of Ghent—“Belgium’s best-kept secret.”

Classic - Explore Ghent—“The Diamond of Flanders”—with a Guided Sightseeing Tour of this showcase of medieval Flemish wealth. You’ll visit St. Bavo’s Cathedral—with its remarkable Flemish artwork, OR:

Discovery - Take a canal boat that will take you through the town of Ghent to one of the very special brewery you will find how to brew the local Gruut beer.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion of Bruges to explore its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. You’ll see its crisscrossed canals, the 13th-century belfry of Market Square, and charming patrician houses.

EVENING CRUISE TO MIDDELBURG
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Day 5 (B, L, D) MIDDELBURG, HOLLAND
A Spicy History in Middelburg’s Dutch Harbor Town

Classic - Join a Guided Walking Tour of the historic merchant city of Middelburg—with its 15th-century gothic Town Hall. You’ll learn about the spice trade of this Dutch harbor capital of Zeeland, its prosperity in the Dutch East India Company trading, and origins as a stronghold city. Enjoy its winding cobbled streets and canals that circle Old Town.

Spend some free time biking or walking through Middelburg to sample Babbelaar cookies, fries, or beer before cruising to Veere this afternoon.

VEERE
The Delta Works Stand Strong as a Technical Marvel

Discovery - Join a Guided Tour of the Delta Works, the largest flood-protection system in the world, and a miracle of modern technology.

Discovery - This evening, enjoy an onboard food and beer pairing dinner hosted by your Beer Expert

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WILLEMSTAD

Day 6 (B, L, D) WILLEMSTAD
Willemstad’s Windmills and Historic Harbor

Enjoy a free morning on your own to explore the well-preserved fortifications of this historic town.

Active - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early jogging in Willemstad.

Discovery - Later, enjoy a Beer & Cheese Tasting on board hosted by your Beer Expert as you prepare to sail to Amsterdam

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM

Day 7 (B, L, D) AMSTERDAM
Colorful Amsterdam—with Canals, Crooked Houses, and Cuisine of a Golden Age

Discovery - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”, followed by a real Dutch beer experience

Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

Day 8 (B) AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Notes:
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.