Begin your Tulip Time holiday your way with an overnight stay in Amsterdam—the colourful capital of the Netherlands! Join us for an off-the-beaten-path guided walking tour through its cobblestone streets before embarking on your springtime river cruise through Holland and Belgium. For beer enthusiasts, a knowledgeable Beer Expert joins your cruise to host lectures, beer tasting, and food-and-beer-pairings for an authentic Holland and Belgium River cruise experience. Visit the world’s largest flower garden at Keukenhof—with more than seven million bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths planted across 70 acres in Lisse.
Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, combining ancient buildings and monuments with modern architecture. Guided sightseeing includes a visit to a local brewery. Join a guided tour of Ghent, including a visit to St. Baaf’s Cathedral. A canal boat tour with a brewery visit is also included. Your cruise traverses back into Holland to visit Middelburg, and Willemstad. No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the Delta Works, a storm flood barrier almost six miles long.
Return to Amsterdam to see the most fascinating areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the amazing Aalsmeer Flower Auction. You’ll then continue your European holiday with a high-speed train transfer to spend 3 nights in Paris—“The City of Light.” Enjoy guided sightseeing of this iconic city, and spend another full day at your own pace to experience the wonderful cafés, museums, and legendary cityscape in the most romantic city in the world. Your Local Host® is available with recommendations and assistance in making the most of your free time in Paris—as part of your Monograms Paris holiday package.
Your Tulip Time cruise and visit to Paris will bloom in your memory for many seasons to come. You’ll want to return again or add more beautiful journeys to your future travel wishes.