Celebrate Spring 2024 with 55+ Life on a Tulip River Cruise through Belgium & Holland
– Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Antwerp – Ghent – Middelburg – Veere – Willemstad – Amsterdam –
Sunday March 31- Sunday, April 7th, 2024
Join Alison Michael, publisher of 55+ Life, for a special 7-night travel experience as we sail through Belgium & Holland aboard the Avalon Passion.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join an exclusive group of like-minded travelers and explore together, meet new people, and experience the culture with special group pricing. Limited to 30 guests.
This special 55+ Life Tulip Time River Cruise starts in Holland’s colorful capital of Amsterdam just in time to see the tulips come to life.
This 700-year-old city offers an abundance of classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants to explore before you embark on your river cruise through Holland and Belgium.
Sail through Rotterdam’s harbor, said to be the world’s busiest port. Garden enthusiasts will delight in a visit to see the breathtaking colors of Keukenhof, also known as the “Garden of Europe.” With 70 acres of parkland and lakes, it’s one of the world’s largest flower gardens with nearly 7 million flowering bulbs bursting with color.
Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, known for its centuries-old history in diamond trading amid ancient buildings and monuments combined with modern architecture. In Ghent, Belgium, join a local expert for a guided tour of the city, including a visit to St. Baaf’s Cathedral.
We’ll then traverse back into Holland to explore Middelburg, formerly an important trading city. You can still sense its historic wealth today with its impressive structures like the Gothic Town Hall, Abbey Tower, and bustling Market Square. Alternatively visit the fascinating Flood Museum to hear and see the stories of the flood of 1953. This beautiful and historic springtime river cruise concludes with more time to explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam. If you’d like to try a smaller vessel, you can take in fascinating views of the city with a canal cruise along the elegant grachten (canals within a city) lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
This beautiful and historic springtime river cruise concludes with more time to explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam.
Watch this short video to learn more about the trip. Hear directly from Alison Michael, publisher of 55+ Life, and George Balogh, Blue Skies Travel as they discuss trip details with our Globus Partners covering topics from the itinerary and pricing to weather predictions, what to pack and more.
55+ LIFE SPECIAL PRICING:
$8,000 – $12,000 per couple *singles welcome too, pricing will naturally vary from this
55+ Life’s special group pricing is for 2 people (1 cabin) and includes the river cruise, roundtrip airfare, pre-paid gratuities, and a 1 night stay on Saturday March 30th, at the historic Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, located between two historical canals in the heart of the city,
Pricing will vary based on suite choice and personalization options chosen.
One of the many luxuries of a river cruise is the intimacy with limited passengers. The Avalon Passion boasts 67 suites with wall to wall panoramic windows that transform into a unique open-air balcony and 16 rooms at the water level, for a total of 166 passengers or less.
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation):
Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Rotterdam:
Choice of half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens or walk with your Adventure Host; harbor cruise in Rotterdam
Day 3 Antwerp:
Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 4 Ghent:
Choice of guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 5 Middelburg–Veere:
Choice of guided walk in Middelburg or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of visit of the Flood Museum and guided walking tour of Veere or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 6 Willemstad:
Choice of guided walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host; cheese tasting on board
Day 7 Amsterdam:
Choice of guided visit to Flower Auction, or canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host
Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation):
Your cruise ends this morning