2021 Season

Tulip Time Cruise with 3 Nights in Paris for Beer Enthusiasts


cruise: WAA1-T1 11 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Paris
Your scenic river cruise through Holland and Belgium begins in the colorful capital of the Netherlands—Amsterdam. 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.

This beer-enthusiast cruise through Holland includes a beer master traveling with us to host food-and-beer pairings, tastings, and lecture. Visit Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, combining ancient buildings and monuments with modern architecture. Visit a local brewery here to sample Belgian beer, and take a canal boat tour with brewery visit in Ghent, including a visit to St. Bavo’s Cathedral and back to Holland to visit Middelburg, Veere, 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 with beer experience along the elegant Grachten. Continue your European vacation with a high-speed train to Paris. Spend three nights in Paris—“The City of Light”—to enjoy guided sightseeing in this iconic city with a Monograms® vacation package. Spend a free day as well to explore the wonderful cafés, museums, and legendary cityscapes 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. Your Tulip Time cruise and visit to Paris will bloom in your memory for many seasons to come.

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Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Rotterdam: Half- or full-day visit to Keukenhof Gardens; harbor cruise in Rotterdam

Day 3 Antwerp: Guided sightseeing with brewery visit

Day 4 Ghent: Canal boat tour with brewery visit

Day 5 Middelburg-Veere: Guided walk in Middelburg; excursion to the Delta Works; onboard food & beer pairing dinner

Day 6 Willemstad: Guided walking tour; beer & cheese tasting on board

Day 7 Amsterdam: Choice of guided visit to Flower Auction, or canal cruise and beer experience

Day 8 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)-Paris, France: Transfer from your ship to the train station, then travel by high speed train (first class) to Paris

Day 9 Paris: Guided sightseeing, Seine River cruise

Day 10 Paris: Full day at leisure

Day 11 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

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

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.