Best of Holland & Belgium: Spring Tulips & Culinary Treats - 2024

Your 10-night journey includes: River-view stateroom aboard the m/s River Splendor; 9-night European river cruise to Amsterdam, Enkhuizen, Arnhem, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Middelburg, Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Keukenhof Gardens & Amsterdam
  • Iconic Dutch windmills at Kinderdijk
  • Holland and Belgium Tulips and Culinary River Cruise including Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bruges, Middelburg, Rotterdam, and Keukenhof Gardens
  • Horse-drawn carriages lined up in the square in Bruges
  • Brussels Belgium Optinal Extension
  • $427
  • 11
  • 20
  • 37 FREE Single Supplements Available
  • 10 Solo Friendly Spaces Available
FROM $3,999
or 10 DAYS FROM $399
FREE Solo Space
Solo Friendly Supplements
Up to Business class discounts. Save up to $1,799 per couple with 2-for-1 airfare!
Third Woman Sails FREE on all departures
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Splendor Cabaret Lounge

Splendor Captain's Club

Splendor Compass Rose Restaurant

Splendor Fitness Room

Splendor Front Terrace

Splendor Large Deluxe Suite: Colombus Suite

Splendor Library

Splendor Lisa Minnelli Owner's Suite

Splendor Lobby and Reception Area

Splendor Massage Studio

Splendor Stateroom with Outside View

ms River Splendor

Splendor Stateroom with Outside View

Splendor Stateroom with French Balcony

Splendor Sun Deck

Featured Videos

Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring

Picking the best time to visit Holland and Belgium is a breeze — it's tulip time! Cruise the waterways of the Low Countries at this ideal time of year on a Vantage European river cruise favorite.

Tour of Antwerp

Antwerp Walking Tour including a visit to the Cathedral; where you can can admire paintings of Peter Paul Rubens.

Canal Cruise of Bruges

Walking Tour and Canal Cruise of Bruges, along with free time to explore and try some Belgian treats on your own.

Bulb grower Farm

Visit an authentic bulb grower farm and listen to a real bulb grower discuss the flower trade business

Take a Ride on the Canals of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, often referred to as the Venice of the North, is well-known for its canal system, which you will have plenty of time to take in during your Holland cruise. Built in the 17th century, Amsterdam's canal systems remain an important transportation link, forming four concentric circles around the city. Ride along these serene canals and note the fascinating historic buildings as well as the picturesque bridges as you leisurely pass under them. Many of the riverside buildings are marked with original artwork, which helped the city's illiterate citizens find their way around back when they were built.

Keukenhof Flower Park

Keukenhof Gardens, one of the largest gardens in the world, is the premier showcase for hundreds of Dutch professional growers to display their dazzling blooms. Walk along the paths and admire the colorful explosion of more than seven million flower bulbs, some incredibly rare.

Kinderdijk Windmills: History in Motion

Windmills have protected the Dutch countryside for centuries. Of these, the most famous today are the 19 windmills of Kinderdijk. When you join Vantage Deluxe World Travel on a river cruise through Holland, you’ll enjoy an up-close view of these charming relics of Dutch history.

Kröeller Müeller Museum

Visit the Kröeller-Müller Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of Van Gogh's work as well as an vast sculpture garden.

Cooking Classes

Discover tricks of the trade during exclusive cooking workshops that showcase recipes of local favorites.

Health & Wellness During Your European River Cruise

Our tours are designed to help you get out and explore, no matter your activity level. Ideally paced and full of options, our trips put you in control, whether you want to “do it all” or unplug and do nothing. Join a walking tour to the next village, or cycle alongside a Dutch canal with one of the complimentary bikes we offer on board. Plus, you’ll have ample free time to experience the world in your own unique fashion.

Optional Extension to Brussels

After your tulip time cruise, why not visit another exciting destination in Europe? Brussels is a city of contrasts, from stately Art Nouveau to gleaming glass modernity, and you'll explore its many facets on this exciting extension. You'll stay at a centrally-located hotel, with included breakfast each morning. Discover the city's pretty squares and elegant architecture on an included half-day panoramic city tour. During your free time, consider a fascinating optional excursion to Ghent. En route to Amsterdam, you'll enjoy an included visit to Peace Palace (or Maduradam if Peace Palace is not available), which houses the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the extensive Peace Palace Library. You'll be thoroughly pleased you enhanced your European river cruise with this magnificent extension!

Optional Extension to Paris, France

Paris never goes out of style. So, let Vantage return you — or introduce you — to this timeless capital on a romantic 3-night extension. You’ll be seduced by the city’s intoxicating allure, where every corner offers the chance to fall in love — whether with the Mona Lisa on a tour of the Louvre, or with the luscious food!/p>

Erna Hoek, Cruise Director, Holland & Belgium

Originally from the Netherlands, Erna originally studied journalism, but began a professional career as a tour guide in the U.S. after backpacking through the country on a six-month journey. Erna believes that the key to her success as a Cruise Director is her firsthand knowledge of both American and European cultures. "I can draw many comparisons between the two," she says. “Although in many ways our lives may seem the same, there are huge and very interesting differences to learn about.” Erna loves to travel and is an avid reader. "Erna was very articulate, knowledgeable and pleasant. She was accessible plus ready to answer all questions, and provided a great cultural experience because she has lived in the U.S. and the Netherlands."

Martin Kratkoczky, Cruise Director

Meet Cruise Director Martin Kratkoczky, who fills you in on some of the things you can expect on your journey.

The ms River Splendor

Unpack just once, relax, and discover the most luxurious and rewarding way to see Europe. The Deluxe ship, the ms River Splendor, has been designed specifically for the discerning traveler, with spacious staterooms, a state-of-the-art infotainment system, gourmet international dining, themed lounges, complimentary Concierge service, and a crew-to-passenger ratio of better than 1:4.

Owner's Suite on the ms River Splendor

The 330 square-foot Owner's Suite has all the features of a Deluxe Suite, including floor to ceiling windows with remote control curtains; private airport transfers upon arrival and departure from your destination when you purchase Vantage air, laundry service, and more.

Deluxe Suites on the ms River Splendor

Make the most of your journey by upgrading to a 250-square-foot Deluxe Suite at a surprisingly reasonable price. Your Deluxe Suite includes all of the amenities of Deluxe Staterooms, plus a minibar, luxurious bathrobes and slippers, a bathroom with a shower and bathtub, and more.

Deluxe Staterooms on the ms River Splendor

Join us and unpack just once in your private stateroom. All staterooms face outside and feature a glorious view. Deluxe staterooms on the Navigator deck have French balconies, which offer the best of all worlds: grand, panoramic views and the ability to open your room to fresh river breezes — without reducing valuable interior space, the way a traditional balcony does.

Single Staterooms on the ms River Splendor

If you're traveling solo, you'll also have the choice of reserving a single cabin so you don't have to pay based on double-room rates. (Availability is limited, so reserve promptly if interested.)
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Solo Travel with Vantage

You can count on the best value in the industry when you travel solo with Vantage, beginning with one free Single Supplement on each departure of most Small Ship Cruises and Escorted Land Tours. We also offer among the lowest Single Supplements available. And you’ll enjoy single-occupancy staterooms on our fleet of deluxe river ships.

Vantage's Referral Program

Do you have friends who love to travel as much as you do? Why not be rewarded for sharing your love of travel? That's the philosophy behind Vantage's newly enhanced Referral Program, where you can earn up to $8,200 in your choice of cash and free travel rewards for every eight friends you refer!

Vantage Deluxe Travel Air Upgrades

Upgrade your flight category to First Class, Business Class, or Premium Economy, and you’ll start your trip off right. That’s because you’ll arrive refreshed, unfrazzled, and ready to go. Even better, you’ll be able to take advantage of our contract prices, meaning big savings and no service fees.

Travel Protection Plan

When you’re ready to travel to the places you love, there’s a way to plan with more peace of mind. From medical emergencies to travel delays and beyond, the Travel Protection Plan gives you the added security to discover the world without worrying about the unexpected.

SmartPay Discount Plan

Optional pre-trip extensions. Exclusive optional tours. Upgraded business class seats. These things can be yours — virtually for free — when you use SmartPay to pay for your trip in advance. That’s because you can save an average of up to $600 per person — a full 10% — when you reserve your trip and pay in full 12 months or more prior to your journey!

Group Program - Travel for FREE

Earn a FREE trip with every 10 paying travelers you bring with you!

Vantage Deluxe Worldwide River Cruising

In Europe, civilization developed along the rivers, so there's no better route along which to explore. Voyages aboard our own private and privately chartered fleet span the entire continent. Our tantalizing array of itineraries reveals storybook castles, half-timbered villages, medieval town squares, and dramatic landscapes of rolling vineyards and lofty mountains. And because your river ship is your home throughout your voyage, you'll unpack just once and feel comfortable in no time.

The World of Vantage

Discover the world with Vantage Deluxe World Travel — at the best values available today — for worldwide river cruises, small ship discoveries, and escorted land tours for small groups


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Journey Best of Holland & Belgium: Spring Tulips & Culinary Treats
Belgium & Holland in Spring Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison Mar, Apr  Apr, May
Per Diem $364 $586
Included Tours and Special Features 20 included features and Cultural Discoveries

On the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Complimentary services of a Vantage Deluxe Concierge to assist with all your personal requests before your adventure
Shore excursions

More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
 Vessel Size  Our M/S River Splendor vessel, with a maximum capacity of under 174 passengers on each sailing.
  Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio. 
 Accommodations in hotels On each journey that we offer with Vantage, your hotel accommodations will be included in the total price of your cruise.  Not specified on webpage   We choose all of our partner hotels with comfort and luxury in mind, and will let you know ahead of time which hotel you’ll be staying in at each port.
Air Inclusive Price* $3,999 $4,690
Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!

# of Days 11 8
Meals 26 meals: 9 breakfasts,8 lunches, and 9 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board.
20 meals The MOST included meals
Single Travelers Reduced Singles on every departure, value of $5,499
Not specified on webpage The leader in solo travel — best value in the industry.
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Brussels 4 days from $999 ($250 per day)
Paris 4 days from $1,399 ($350 per day)

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