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On a Group cruise onboard Viking River Longship: the Bragi
April 26 – May 06, 2017

Holland’s floral splendor only happens in the springtime. Come see the rainbow of colors, and visit some of Belgium’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities for the ultimate 10-day spring vacation in the Low Countries. Explore Amsterdam’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and world-famous museums. Experience Belgium’s Golden Age in historic Antwerp and the lovely patrician cities of Ghent and Bruges. Learn more about Holland’s age-old battle against the sea with tours of ingenious windmills and the massive Delta Works project. Plus, enjoy savory Dutch cheeses, delectable Belgian chocolates and Belgium’s exquisite, intricate lace on this delightful sojourn.

2017 Tulips & Windmills
Amsterdam to Antwerp to Amsterdam Itinerary

Wednesday, April 26 Philadelphia – Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Today board your flight to Amsterdam.

Thursday, April 27 Amsterdam
Arrive Amsterdam.  After customs and passport formalities…claim your bags and transfer to the cruise ship.  Embark ship
Free time or optional afternoon tour to Anne Frank House.
Included Meal: Dinner

Amsterdam Waterways

Amsterdam Waterways

Friday, April 28 Amsterdam
Capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is renowned for its extensive, semicircular arrangement of canals uniting the city—and the city is at its most beautiful from its waterways. A canal ride in a glass-topped tour boat is great for viewing the city’s Golden Age architecture: see how houses are designed for water access and how graceful bridges facilitate pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Cruise out into the city’s bustling harbor, where you can see historic ships and the ultramodern NEMO science museum.
Canal tour on glass-topped boat
Free time in Amsterdam
Optional Delft Excursion
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saturday, April 29 Ijsselmeer – Hoorn
Scenic cruising along Holland’s waterways.  Guided walk featuring cheese warehouses & the main square.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arnhem Palace of the Woods

Arnhem Palace of the Woods

Sunday, April 30 Arnhem
Palace of the Woods: For 300 years Paleis Het Loo was the residence of the Dutch royal family. The Dutch baroque palace building was constructed in the 17th century for William III and Mary II of England and was in continuous use by the House of Orange-Nassau until the death of Queen Wilhelmina in 1962. The palace was renovated and opened to the public as a state museum in 1984; it is a delightful place to visit, featuring understated opulence and a particularly lovely garden.
Guided tour of Paleis Het Loo and gardens; afternoon at leisure or optional Battlefield & Airborne Museum tour.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Monday, May 01 Kinderdijk & Antwerp

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Windmills of Kinderdijk

More than the country’s landmark structures, windmills have played a great role in Holland’s history. Often facing floods, the Dutch harnessed the power of the wind to drain and dry the land. The 19 historic windmills of Kinderdijk were built around 1740, and today they are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While only about one thousand Dutch windmills remain, very few are in working order (a number of these at Kinderdijk); many of the mills remain merely as constant reminder of Holland’s age-old battle with the sea. You will have the opportunity to tour inside a working windmill.

Tour of the windmills of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO Site
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tuesday, May 02 Antwerp, Belgium
Flemish Golden Age
Belgium was one of Europe’s most important centers of manufacture and trade, making 17th-century Flanders one of the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan European cultures. Visit important Flemish capitals like Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent, with their lovely waterways and charming courtyards and squares.
Half-day tour of Antwerp including the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Steen Castle.  Afternoon free time.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Antwerp Cathedral of Our Lady

Antwerp Cathedral of Our Lady

Wednesday, May 03 Ghent (excursion to Bruges)
Excursion to Bruges, a UNESCO Site, including a guided walk with Church of Our Lady and Beguinage and the canals.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Thursday, May 04 Walcheren, Holland’s Waterways, Rotterdam
Walking tour of Veere & Delta Works excursion.  Scenic afternoon cruising.  Evening at leisure to explore Rotterdam on your own.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Friday, May 05 Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam
Keukenhof Gardens
Founded in 1949, Keukenhof Gardens is one of the world’s most splendid floral extravaganzas. Enjoy this beautiful park’s winding streams and tree-shaded paths, covering more than 70 acres and featuring seven million tulips and other captivating blooms. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits showcase the genius and elegance of Dutch gardening.
Keukenhof Gardens: excursion, and then free time to visit Museum Square or to sample some local fare.

Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Saturday, May 06 Amsterdam – Philadelphia
Transfer from the ship to the airport for your homeward bound flight.

Cruise Inclusions:

  • 10-day cruise with river-view stateroom
  • 8 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum: Learn how wooden shoes are made & windmills work; attend lectures on Belgium’s political landscape and Holland’s 17th-century tulip craze; enjoy a folkloric performance; sample Dutch cheese & jenever (Dutch liquor)
  • All port charges
  • Free Wi-Fi, connection speed may vary

Included Tours:

  • Amsterdam canal cruise
  • Hoorn guided walk
  • Paleis Het Loo tour
  • Kinderdijk windmills tour
  • Antwerp tour
  • Bruges guided walk
  • Delta Works excursion
  • Veere guided walk
  • Keukenhof Gardens

*Optional Tours:

Operation Market Garden: Arnhem
Discover North Holland
Delft City Tour & Porcelain Ware
Tulip & Windmills Excursion
Kröller-Müller Museum & Sculpture Garden
Netherlands Open Air Museum
Tulips & Windmills

*Note: Optional tours are purchased on the ship and are subject to availability & minimum participation
View Long Ship Deck Plan
Veranda               Veranda                   French Balcony 
   A                        B                              C
$4,696                  $4,296                      $4,196
A = Upper DeckB = Middle DeckC = Upper Deck

Group Airfare:
From Philadelphia – please check FOS Tours
Travel Insurance:  from $419 per person

Cruise group rates are based on double occupancy; single occupancy is 200% of cabin rate (this may change depending on cabin availability).  The above cruise rates include all taxes and port charges.  FOS Tours has set aside a limited number of cabins in category, A, B. and C.  All other categories are subject to Viking’s availability at the time of booking.  Cruise rates do not include transatlantic group air fare.
Airport meet & greet group transfer are included when air is purchased from FOS Tours.
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