These journey highlights have been handpicked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers.
This world-famous garden comes alive every spring with over 7 million tulip blooms bursting in a kaleidoscope of colors
Experience enchanting Bruges by foot and by canal cruise, along with free time to explore and sample Belgian delicacies on your own
Visit the 19 UNESCO-designated original windmills of Kinderdijk, all of them still in working order
Embark on a lovely cruise along Amsterdam's 17th-century Canal Ring, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Explore the gems of Antwerp on a walking tour, including a visit to the cathedral, where you can admire paintings by Peter Paul Rubens
Witness the innovative minds of the Dutch at work during a visit to Delta Works, designed to protect low-lying Holland from flooding
Visit an authentic farm and listen to a real bulb grower discuss the flower trade business
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Please note: Cooking lessons are limited to 30 participants per session, and advance signup is required. Lessons will take place in the ship’s Captain’s Club, and participants will be served the prepared meal afterward. Once you've attended a session, preference will be given to those who have not yet attended a lesson. Dishes are subject to change based on seasonality, availability of ingredients, and other factors.
Make the most of your free time by taking advantage of complimentary bicycles aboard ship. Simply reserve a bike with your Concierge for up to four hours. We also provide a lock and helmet, so all you need is firm-soled shoes, lightweight layers like moisture-wicking fabrics, a windbreaker, and tight cycling-type pants of breathable fabric (or padded cycling pants if you're an enthusiast!). If you're traveling in spring or fall, you may also want to bring gloves and a hat.
You’ll want to have your camera ready at all times to capture the highlights of the Netherlands. Here are a few tips to help you along the way:
Cruise into a breathtaking canvas of winding waterways and open fields blanketed with flowers. This relaxing river cruise reveals the tranquil beauty of Holland and Belgium.
Your solo-friendly river cruise has been enhanced with special features catering to independent travelers, including:
Prior to your expedition cruise, our complimentary Concierge service will be available to help you customize your journey. Here are just a few services your Concierge can provide:
Take advantage of this free, start-to-finish service by making your requests prior to your journey or during your journey. We are one of the only companies to offer this level of service! Call 1-888-982-6824 or email Concierge@vantagetravel.com to speak to a Concierge today, or simply log into My Portfolio up to two weeks prior to departure.
During your journey, your onboard Destination Manager can assist with any special requests such as spa reservations, hotel reservations, and more.