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 BRILLIANT, 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.
Delft ◆ Kinderdijk ◆ The Hague – Pre-Cruise Option
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Amsterdam /Ghent (r,d) Transfer to Ghent to embark Amadeus Brilliant.
3 Ghent for Bruges (b,l,d) – Walking tour of Ghent. – City tour of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
4 Antwerp (b,l,d) – City tour featuring a visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady, housing masterpieces by Peter Paul Rubens.
5 Maastricht (b,l,d) – Walking tour of Maastricht. – Visit to the Netherlands American – Cemetery at Margraten.
6 Nijmegen (b,l,d) – Walking tour of Nijmegen. – Cultural Enrichment: Exclusive private opening and guided tour of the world-class Kroller‑Muller Museum.
7 Kampen for Giethoorn/Hoorn (b,l,d) – Private boat cruise in Giethoorn. – Walking tour of Hoorn.
8 Amsterdam (b,l,r,d) – Visit to Keukenhof Gardens. – Private cruise of the 17th-century canal district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cultural Enrichment: Exclusive River LifeR Forum.
9 Amsterdam (b) – Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
Amsterdam Post-Cruise Option