Rate does NOT include $200 per person port charges. Please note that this is a potentially co-ed trip.
- Deluxe Room upgrade $600.00
- French Balcony Room upgrade $1,100.00
- 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
- 7 nights: River Queen
- Complimentary premium spirits and wines
- Delicious Five-Star farm-to-table cuisine
- Choice of carefully curated excursions
- All Gratuities onboard and onshore
- $100 per stateroom onboard credit
- Onboard Fitness Center and Wellness Classes with certified instructors
- Bicycles and Nordic Walking Sticks for onshore use
- Ship wide Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Onboard Entertainment and Enrichment
DAY 1: BRUSSELS (Embark)
Arrive at Brussels Airport. Transfer from the airport to the pier.
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 Excursion: 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.
Featured Excursion: 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.
Featured Excursions: 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.