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Heart of Europe Tulip & Windmill Cruise

April 23-May 4, 2018

Holland Tulips cruise 18

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Germany, Holland, Belgium - Tulip Time Cruise

Day by Day:  April 23 - May 4, 2018

The landscapes which inspired Van Gogh, Picasso and others are rendered even more beautiful when they burst to life with color during tulip season. You will breeze past windmills and fields of blossoming tulips at the best time of year for sailing.

Days 1-2—USA/Valkenburg: Fly to Europe. Enjoy 3 nights here. D

Day 3—Three-country Tour: Travel to the oldest town in the Netherlands, Maastricht, founded 2,000 years ago. Continued to  “Little Switzerland” in Belgium and  to the town of Eupen, which became a Belgian possession though the “Treaty of Versailles.” Pass through the Duke’s forest in Germany to the picture-perfect town of Monschau, a medieval town where half-timbered houses are decorated with flower and cobblestone streets. BD

Day 4—Luxembourg/Bastogne/Battle of the Bulge: You travel to Europe’s smallest nation, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Rolling green hills fill the countryside and little villas filled with parks and recent war history. Stop at Bastogne, the site of the famous “Battle of the Bulge” during WWII, where an outmoded US force held out against huge odds. Visit the museum dedicated to Hitler’s last attempt to win the area. BD

Day 5 - Amsterdam: Take Travel to the 17-century city of Amsterdam. The city is separated by 50 miles of canals and 1,000 bridges. Your city tour will take you around the city highlights and includes a canal boat tour. Afterwards, board the Queen with the ship staying overnight in the center of town tonight. BD 

Day 6—Amsterdam: You are in the perfect location to explore the city, Ann Frank’s house or the Van Gogh Museum or visit N. Holland. BLD

Day 7—Arnhem: Tour Arnhem which shows you the rich heritage including the famous a “bridge too far” in the battle of Arnhem. Later cruise through Zeeland. BLD

Day 8-Middelburg: Enjoy cruising this morning. Later you will tour the picturesque town of Middelburg. In the Golden Age, the Dutch East India Company flourished. See the merchant houses and storefronts that line the canal. Later you can tour the Delta Works expansive dams system.BLD

Day 9—Bruges: Today’s excursion takes you the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bruges. Tour the Venice of the north and it charming streets and Canals. You will also visit the Basilica of Holy Blood. This afternoon you will have the chance to take a tour of Ghent. BLD

Day 10: Brussels: Tour the Capital city of Belgium. See landmarks such as Notre Dame the royal palace and the famed Ma. Also see the Manneken Pis statue. Later you have the option to tour Antwerp. BLD

Day 11-Tulip Garden: End on a highlight of the trip and visit one on the world largest garden displays, the Keukenhof Gardens. It is the showplace of tulip growers of Holland. Stroll the amazing paths filled with creative diversity of the 7 million tulips in bloom, with a total of 800 varieties of Tulips. Plus see narcissi and hyacinths to form a colorful carpet of blooms. Later set sail for Amsterdam. BLD

Day 12 - Amsterdam: This morning you transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. 

Questions and reservations contact Mary Swanson at Maine Township at 847-297-2510 or Rick at Dream Makers at 847-550-9191

Journeys Highlights and Details

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Included Excursions

Additional Optional Excursions

Your Ship the Amadeus Queen launching 2018:

Queen Indoor Pool

The Queen is being launched in March of 2018. It offer luxury accommodations, large cabins and wonderful service. 

Maine Township Tulip & Windmill Adventure

  • Round-trip Home Pickup throughout Maine Township
  • Round-trip airfare from O'Hare to Europe
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Six lunches
  • Dinners Daily with free-flowing regional wine included on ship
  • Three nights in Valkenburg at a First class hotel close to the Old Town Area
  • Seven nights on the brand new Five Star Queen River Cruise Liner
  • Seven tours as listed above. Shipboard tours include wireless headsets
  • Transportation between Valkenburg and Amsterdam
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Transportation between Valkenburg and Amsterdam
  • Bag handling at hotels and ship

Unbeatable Quality: Book by Oct 6 & SAVE BIG!

Maine Township April 23-May 4, 2018

From $3,999 12 days with air from Chicago in a double
  • Window Haydn C Deck $4,199-Book by Oct 6 Save $200 each & only pay - $3,999
  • French BALC Strauss B Deck $4,8999-Book by Oct 6 Save $600 each & only pay - $4,299
  • French BALC-Mozart A Deck $5,199-Book by Oct 6 Save $800 each & only pay - $4,399
  • Suite Mozart A Deck $5,898-Book by Oct 6 Save $1,000 each & only pay - $4,898
  • Singles Add $650 Deck C, Deck A & B non-suite cabins add $850.

Questions and reservations contact Mary Swanson at 847-297-2510 or Dream Makers at 847-550-9191

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy based on a seven night cruise. Space is limited for Singles. Prices do not include taxes, fees and charges of $160 per person. Prices include touring and free flowing regional wine at dinner as well as all meals on board ship. Prices are subject to change.

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