Castles along the Rhine
BASEL TO AMSTERDAM | 8 DAYS2016 | Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine River, with landscapes celebrated by generations of poets, painters, and composers.
Discover the springtime splendor and stunning beauty of Holland and Belgium
Acres of tulips stretching as far as the eye can see, windmills silhouetted against the sky, the very fields Vincent van Gogh himself once painted—these are just a few of the sights that await you in Holland and Belgium during tulip season. On this unforgettable cruise through one of the most breathtaking regions of Western Europe, you’ll explore bustling towns that were once ancient Roman settlements, hunt for unique treasures in medieval villages and marvel at the works of Dutch and Flemish masters, including Peter Paul Rubens and Vincent van Gogh.
Discover the sophisticated charms of Brussels— and a celebration of the nation’s springtime flower culture at the enchanting Spring Show in Castle Groot-Bijgaarden—as well as the artistic treasures of Antwerp. Then it’s on to the Netherlands, where you’ll explore the dynamic city of Maastricht. Walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps in Nuenen and visit the old silversmith town of Schoonhoven. Stroll through the legendary Keukenhof Gardens, which boasts over seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Enriched by the sights and sounds of the verdant Dutch countryside, you’ll conclude your cruise in Amsterdam, one of the great capital cities of the world.
From magnificent displays of natural beauty to wondrous works by artists and artisans, the splendors of this region will take your breath away.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Art aficionados, history buffs and nature lovers alike will find much to delight them on this springtime journey.