Castles along the Rhine
BASEL TO AMSTERDAM | 8 DAYS2018 | Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine River, with landscapes celebrated by generations of poets, painters, and composers.
From the canals of Amsterdam to the belfry of
Bruges, you’ll discover the best of the Netherlands
and Belgium. Stroll through colorful acres of
tulips at Keukenhof Gardens to get a sense of the
Netherlands’ extraordinary connection to these
blooms. Then visit the 19 UNESCO-designated
windmills of Kinderdijk to better understand how
these mighty structures have been used to protect
the Low Country from ever-rising water levels
for hundreds of years.
Wander through the picture-perfect villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen, and the enchanting outdoor Zuiderzee museum. Uncover the rich treasures at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of the postimpressionist master’s paintings, and take in the dazzling skyline of Rotterdam as you cruise through the bustling harbor. Drift along the canals of Bruges, or discover Belgium’s thriving flower culture as Ghent’s famous flower show takes to the streets for the first time ever, and then “Do as the Locals Do” in vibrant Antwerp.
All along the way, you’ll savor Dutch delights and Belgian treats as you sail the aquatic highways and byways of two amazing countries shaped by water.
Who will enjoy this cruise: Those who wish to step back in time may visit historic villages, medieval city centers and 20thcentury battlefields. Art lovers will enjoy guided museum visits, while garden lovers will find a host of wonders with springtime blossoms.