Cruising Elevated

    If you’ve dreamed of a view filled with windmills and blooming fields of color in Holland and Belgium, it all comes true on your European river cruise from Amsterdam to Brussels! | Offer expires November 11, 2023

    Cruising Elevated with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $3,640 CAD Per Person

    (Price per person, based on double occupancy, cabin category E.)

    Offer: Save Up to $1,900 CAD Per Couple on Select Avalon Waterways Tulip River Cruises

    Departure Date: April 7, 2024

    Return Date: April 14, 2024

    Photo: Antwerp, Belgium

    Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.

    Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience:

    • Classic. Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
    • Discovery. We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
    • Active. Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.


    • 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom, daily included port excursions, all meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners), complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner.

    Photo: Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium

    Day 1: Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)

    Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day in Amsterdam is free to explore at your leisure. You may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year.

    Photo: Tulips in Amsterdam

    Day 2: Nijmegen. Excursion to Arnhem

    Wildlife, WWII Valor, and Famous Mills.

    Active: Explore the beautiful landscape of lush fields and blue water on a bike ride through The Ooijpolder Nature Reserve, OR:

    Discovery: Join a Guided Tour of Nijmegen— the oldest town in the Netherlands. Learn how this city was first built more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans and see the archaeological Roman-era ruins in the city that was also damaged in WWII, OR:

    Classic: Join a Guided Tour of the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein commemorating the 1944 WWII Battle of Arnhem.

    Day 3: Maastricht 

    Dutch History, School Spirit and an Architectural Feast. Enjoy an early morning sailing to Maastricht.

    Active: Maastricht's charm awaits, Follow your Adventure Host for a walk in this lovely town., OR:

    Classic: Discover this vibrant university town with its lovely cathedrals, old houses, and historical buildings, and impressively cobblestoned town center.

    Later enjoy live entertainment on board.

    Day 4: Namur, Belgium

    Ancient Architecture and Charming Cafés.

    Active: Explore Namur's countryside by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the picturesque old-town, fortress citadel, and medieval architecture.

    Take free time to stroll along Namur’s cobblestone lanes and visit its charming cafés and bookshops.

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 5: Liege

    Historic Wonders and Wonderful Waffles.

    Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the “Fiery City” of Liège with its beautiful ancient quarters, peculiar alleys, and romantic streets. Don’t miss sampling authentically sweet Liège Waffles.

    Day 6: Antwerp

    A Rubenesque Cathedral in Artful Antwerp. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    Active: Explore Antwerp by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    Classic: Take a Guided Tour of this sophisticated city to visit the central Grote Markt, 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.

    Enjoy cocktail or coffee aboard your ship as you sail to Brussels this afternoon. Later, enjoy dinner and live entertainment.

    Day 7: Brussels

    Ancient Landmarks and New Haunts.

    Active: See Brussel's Aquaculture farm on bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    Discovery: See the major highlights of Brussels and join a do-it-yourself chocolate workshop for a fun and interactive experience, OR:

    Classic: Join a Guided Tour of Brussels, see the Town Hall with its landmark buildings and discover the many local bars, cafés and shops of the Lower Town Streets.

    The afternoon is free to explore Brussels at your pace.

    Photo: Grand Palace in Brussels

    Day 8: Brussels (Disembarkation)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    Don't delay, book your vacation today! Offer expires November 11, 2023.

    Terms And Conditions

    Book a select 2024 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $950 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between March 1 and November 11 2023 for travel for select cruises in 2024. Not applicable to custom tours and charters. Not applicable on TBA space. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Combinable with Welcome Back Credit and select account specific offers only. Applies to new 2024 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only.

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    Avalon Waterways

    Since we launched our very first ship in 2004, Avalon Waterways has invited our travellers to be our inspiration. Thanks to our guests, we let imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space, be our guide. The result? An incomparable one-of-a-kind cruise experience!

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