Don't let another Spring go by without seeing the magnificent spectacle of tulip fields and gardens in the Netherlands.
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A long spring season and cool evenings make Holland the perfect place to grow tulips. And, from mid-March through the end of May, the fields featuring rows upon rows of colourful tulips draw crowds … for good reason. From marveling at the colorful blooms at legendary Keukenhof gardens, the world's largest spring flower garden with millions of blooms, to bicycling along the Dutch Waterways to witness the colorful horizons of rural fields, nothing says spring like Tulip time!
In 2020, Avalon Waterways launches five cruises – including three new itineraries – that invite you to Europe when the crowds are small and the blooms are bountiful:
- 8-day Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium,
- 8-day Tulip Time Highlights and
- 15-day Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium
Avalon’s new 8-day Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium vacation begins in Amsterdam and ends in Brussels with opportunities to bike the river banks of Arnhem, take a guided walk through a mill and bake a local pie called a vlaai, spend time admiring ancient architecture in Namur, stroll through the romantic streets of the “Fiery City” of Liége, visit the Grote Markt in Antwerp and meander along the Lower Town Streets of Brussels.
Avalon's other new 8-day escape – Tulip Time Highlights – begins in Brussels with opportunities to explore the cobblestones, canals and cosmopolitan charisma of Ghent – or alternatively, Bruges – a “last post” ceremony in Bossuit, a guided walk of the Delta Works, time spent in Rotterdam, an immersion in Dutch history in Zaandam, tulips, tulips and more tulips in Haarlem and ends with the spectacular sights of Amsterdam.
The 15-day Grand Tulip Time Cruise of Holland & Belgium combines both new cruise itineraries, for an in-depth vacation featuring windmills, waterways and waving fields of flowers.
Other Avalon, Tulip-focused itineraries include 8-day
- Tulip Time Cruise and
- Tulips of Northern Holland itineraries.
EXCLUSIVE, AVALON CHOICE PROGRAM – EXPERIENCE EUROPE YOUR WAY
Avalon Choice options are offered on each and every Europe river cruise itinerary, so you have your pick of the widest array of included excursions, from
- classic sightseeing to
- immersive discoveries and
- active adventures.
PLUS ADD LAND EXTENSIONS SEAMLESSLY
Use Avalon’s new 'Your Way' options to add on land exploration to the start or end of your cruise with three options:
- An Avalon Waterways land extension;
- a Monograms independent vacation package or
- a Globus escorted touring vacation.
Both Monograms and Globus are sister companies to Avalon, ensuring a seamless transition between the cruise and the pre- or post-tour.