Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime, the best season for this comprehensive itinerary. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe M.S. AMADEUS Silver II, one of the finest ships to ply the waterways of Europe and traverse the canals of this delightful polder land.
John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, S.C. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader. April 18 departure
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands (r,d) Embark Amadeus Silver II.
◆◆ Private cruise of the canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
◆◆ Exclusive River Life® Forum.
3 Amsterdam/Hoorn (b,l,d) ◆◆Walking tour of charming Hoorn.
Cultural Enrichment: ◆◆ Visit to Keukenhof Gardens.
4 Hoorn/Kampen (b,l,d) ◆◆Walking tour of medieval Kampen.
Cultural Enrichment: ◆◆ Private organ concert in Kampen’s Gothic Bovenkerk (church).
◆◆ Afternoon at leisure in Kampen.
5 Nijmegen (b,l,d)
◆◆Walking tour of Nijmegen.
◆◆ Guided tour of the extraordinary world‑class Kröller-Müller Museum.
6 Maastricht (b,l,d)
◆◆ Visit to the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten.
◆◆Walking tour of Maastricht.
◆◆ Time at leisure in Maastricht.
7 Antwerp, Belgium (b,l,r,d)
◆◆ City tour featuring a visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady, housing masterpieces by Rubens.
◆◆Opportunity to explore Antwerp’s charming cobblestone square at your own pace.
8 Ghent for Bruges (b,l,d)
◆◆Walking tour of Ghent.
◆◆ City tour of Bruges, a UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
9 Ghent/Disembark ship (b)
Delft ◆ Kinderdijk ◆ The Hague
◆◆ Transfer to Brussels/Return to the U.S.
Please note the April 25, 2019, departure will operate in the opposite direction.
Pre‑Cruise Option and The Delft, Kinderdijk and Hague Post-Cruise Option are offered.