23167
Netherlands/Belgium
Learning in Bloom: A Voyage From Brussels to Amsterdam
Admire the vibrant colors of tulips and immerse yourself in Flemish history and culture on a luxurious voyage from Brussels to Amsterdam.
Program No. 23167RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,595
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Flights start at
FREE
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9 days
8 nights
20 meals
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DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrivals, Welcome Reception, Program Introduction
Brussels
D
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel

Activity note: Hotel check in is at 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: From the terminal, walk to the hotel. Check in and get settled. There will be some free time to get over jetlag and relax. Shortly before dinner, attend the welcome orientation. Program Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel. Water is included in the program cost at all meals.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
3
Brussels, Ghent, Embarkation
At sea
B,L,D
Crystal Bach

Breakfast: In the hotel dining room. On this program, breakfasts will offer a typical European style breakfast buffet with breads, cheeses, cold-cuts, yogurt, fruit, cereals, juice, milk, coffee, tea and water.

Morning: Visit the 1958 World Exhibition grounds to see the famous Atomium of Brussels, then continue to Ghent to embark the ship.

Lunch: On board. Lunches on the ship are three or four course, served meals.

Afternoon: Each day there will be two optional excursions to choose from. Option 1: Discover art in the Flemish city of Ghent, considered the most powerful next to Paris in the 16th Century, and an important Medieval and Renaissance art center. Option 2: Enjoy a panoramic view of Ghent on a canal cruise, offering a unique perspective of the city by boat.

Dinner: On board. Dinners on board are three or four course, served meals.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
4
Antwerp, Belgium
At sea
B,L,D
Crystal Bach

Breakfast: On board. Breakfasts on board are buffet style with typical European offerings.

Morning: Option 1: Enjoy an introduction to Antwerp best discovered by foot. Explore the city of Sir Peter Paul Rubens and get inspired by his Rococo masterpieces. Option 2: On this full-day excursion, take in the sights of the city on a tour of Brussels. Brussels is a city whose character comes from the coexistence of French and Flemish cultures.

Lunch: On board or in a local restaurant, depending on which excursion you choose.

Afternoon: Free tim to see and do what interests you most in Antwerp, or continue your full day excursion in Brussels.

Dinner: On board.

Evening: This evening, enjoy an opera and string orchestra concert at Agusutinus Muziekcentrum.

DAY
5
Sailing Antwerp to Dordrecht
At sea
B,L,D
Crystal Bach

Breakfast: On board.

Morning: Take in an exclusive lecture on daily life, covering the topics of social and health care.

Lunch: On board.

Afternoon: Attend an exclusive lecture on the European Union, past, present and future.

Dinner: On board.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
6
Dordrecht, the Netherlands
At sea
B,L,D
Crystal Bach

Breakfast: On board.

Morning: This morning, take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities, which can be found in the first Information Packet. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Lunch: On board.

Afternoon: Option 1: Discover the oldest city in the Netherlands, Dordrecht, by taking a walking tour of the streets in this picturesque historical city. Option 2: Visit the UNESCO site of Kinderdijk which boasts 19 beautifully preserved windmills. Meet a miller and learn more about local traditions and lifestyle.

Dinner: On board.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
7
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam
B,L,D
Crystal Bach

Breakfast: On board.

Morning: Option 1: Experience the Keukenhof Gardens. Keukenhof has more than 7 million bulbs in bloom every spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. Be prepared for a unique and unforgettable experience. Option 2: Go on a relaxing canal boat ride for the ultimate experience of Amsterdam, including a visit to the Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands. Here you will see highlights like Rembrandt's world famous "Night Watch" painting.

Lunch: On board.

Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore Amsterdam or one of the museums on your own.

Dinner: On board.

Evening: At leisure. The ship stays overnight in Amsterdam, so you have plenty of time to explore this city.

DAY
8
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam
B,L,D
Crystal Bach

Breakfast: On board.

Morning: Take part in a guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, including a special visit to the Jewish Historical Museum. If it's open, we will visit the Portuguese Synagogue as well.

Lunch: On board.

Afternoon: Enjoy a guided walking tour in the oldest district of the vibrant city of Amsterdam, the Red Light District.

Dinner: Farewell dinner on board.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
9
Disembarkation, Departures
In Flight
B

Breakfast: On board.

Morning: Disembark and transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol airport for departures. This concludes our program. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures.






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