Uniworld 8D Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time
ONBOARD THE REGAL RIVER QUEEN FROM BRUSSELS TO AMSTERDAM
- 7-night cruise with meals onboard
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
- Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
- Unlimited beverages onboard
- 6 days of excursions
- 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
2021 Sailings: Mar 21^, 28 | Apr 4^, 11
2022 Sailings: Mar 27^ | Apr 3, 10^, 17
^Itinerary operates in reverse
2 countries: Belgium and the Netherlands
Itinerary from Brussels to Amsterdam
DAY 1: Brussels (Embark)
Arrive at Brussels Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
DAY 2: Brussels
Brussels, the capital of Belgium, offers a treasure trove of historic architecture, along with a rich culinary tradition—chocolate!—and a vibrant culinary capital. Food lovers will be lured by the divine aromas drifting from delightful cafés and chocolate shops. After a panoramic tour of Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city, get an up-close view of the city center with a guided tour on foot. Then, treat yourself to some delicious chocolate.
Featured Excursion: Brussels city tour with chocolate tasting
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
DAY 3: Antwerp
It may be the diamond capital of the world, but Antwerp is also known for a number of other sought-after cultural gems, including Golden Age art, Belgian beer, waffles, pralines and fries, chocolate and more. Your walking tour of Antwerp, complete with Belgian treats, features the City Hall, Market Square and the UNESCO-designated Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four extraordinary works by one of the city’s most beloved sons—Peter Paul Rubens.
Featured Excursion: Antwerp walking tour with Belgian treats
DAY 4: Maastricht
Your first stop in The Netherlands—Maastricht—is a city with more than 1,670 national heritage sites, some of which can be seen on your Old Town walking tour. And not only that, but it’s known as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Holland and loved for its convivial lifestyle and historic center, which has long played a strategic role in European politics. Or you can choose to make a pilgrimage to the 65-acre Netherlands American Cemetery and memorial, the final resting place of 8,301 U.S. soldiers who perished during the Second World War. The cemetery is the only American military center in The Netherlands and sits near the famous Cologne-Boulogne highway that was constructed by the Romans for Caesar to use for his conquests. Choose to explore the beguiling banks of the Meuse River, the second oldest river in the world.
Featured Excursion: “Let’s Go” Maas River biking
Choice of Maastricht walking tour or Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial visit
DAY 5: Cuijk (Nuenen), Heusden
Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps today as you stroll through Nuenen, where the artist once lived and painted “The Potato Eaters.” After a delicious lunch, you may choose to walk or cycle through Heusden, or choose from a panoply of other ways in which you can experience this charming region.
Featured Excursions: Heusden “Village Day” | Van Gogh “Village Day” in Nuenen with a country lunch
DAY 6: Schoonhoven (Kinderdijk)
Bike around the silversmithing town of Schoonhoven, best known for its abundant silversmiths, clock makers and quaint shop-lined avenues. Or venture forth to captivating Kinderdijk to see its 19 well-preserved, UNESCO-designated windmills.
Choice of Kinderdijk windmills or “Let’s Go” biking the dams and windmills or Schoonhoven walking tour
DAY 7: Amsterdam
The Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam has been an international port and financial center for 400 years, endowing it with a lively cosmopolitan feeling to match its historic architecture. The famous Keukenhof Gardens is a 70-acre park planted with millions of tulips and other flowers—an extraordinary sight in the spring.
Choice of Half-day at Keukenhof Gardens or Amsterdam canal cruise. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
DAY 8: Amsterdam (Disembark)
Disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.
Note: Selected sailing dates are operated in reversed itinerary. Itinerary will be provided on request basis. The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
This itinerary adds a contemporary flair to the classic tulip time experience, where you’ll find an ideal mix of old and new, historic and modern, in some of Europe’s liveliest cities. You’ll spend time in Amsterdam and Maastricht, allowing you to discover great shopping, countless active options and mouthwatering foodie destinations. Explore Belgium’s historical and contemporary capital city of Brussels, home of a rich and vibrant culinary tradition. Discover Antwerp’s penchant for tasty treats, including Belgian waffles, beer, pralines and chocolate on a walking discovery tour of the diamond capital of the world. In splendid Maastricht, a city with hundreds of national heritage sites, you’ll uncover why it’s known as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Holland.
Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps with a stroll through Nuenen, where you’ll wander through the sites that inspired much of his art. Or venture into the town of Heusden and marvel at a historic working mill, learn to make bread at a local bakery, or wander through the remnants of a 13th-century fortress. Delight in a visit to Kinderdijk to see it’s 19 well-preserved windmills that have stood the test of time.
ABOUT THE SHIP
One of the most unique ships cruising Europe’s waterways, the River Queen has an exterior resembling the steamships of the 1930s and an elegant Art Deco interior. Decorated in richly textured blue and white fabrics—with marble bathrooms and inspiring artwork—River Queen is a sublime floating hotel designed with your every comfort in mind. River Queen was rated the #1 ship in the entire cruise industry (both river and ocean) in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Cruise Poll.
Total 64 staterooms; 4 suites and 60 staterooms from Classic to French Balcony with its measurement of 361ft in length and 37.5ft in width. Carrying up to 128 guests and 42 staff.
Terms and Conditions:
- All fares are per guest in US dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
- Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
- Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
- Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
- The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
- Prices exclude additional port charges of range from US$200 – US$310 per person.
- Other terms and conditions apply.