2021 Tulip Cruisewith Belgium, Netherlands and the Holland Dikes 14 day cruise/tour - April 11, 2021
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Important Note: This special offering, for now, is only being offered to those that have traveled 10 times or more with us and those that are currently on a tour with us this summer or signed up on our “First to Know” list, this year. We believe both sailings will be sold out before it is able to get into our normal mailers. At the time of this printing, we already have over 100 on a waitlist to be part of the “First to Know” group. We are limited to two cruises back to back that will be 90 passengers per time. They will not last.
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AmaWaterways has won almost everyone’s award as the BEST river cruise line in Europe, even beating out Viking! We are able to give you special pricing that other companies do not get because we charter our AmaWaterways ships.
Pictures don’t do justice! Experience it in person, it will blow you away!
Stunning is not a strong enough word to describe fields of Tulips in Bloom. The mixture of almost every color in the color spectrum is on display. It is truly an experience you will never forget! Weather and tulips blooming can never be fully predicted. History has shown the very best time year to see the best of the Tulips, is the middle to end of April. AmaWaterways knows that the cruises, that start after 15 April and end by May 1, have the best opportunity to see the Tulips at their best. During that time our charter discount is smaller but still more than fair. We have contracted for two charters during the prime time. AmaWaterways rarely offers any discounts during this time, but for our groups, with our charter pricing, we are still going to be able to save you between $500 to $1,600 per person, depending on the cabin of your choice. This really is a FANTASTIC DEAL. No one else can give you this kind of discount.
Carol and Jim, the owners of Fun For Less Tours, along with Anita and Eric from the office, experienced an AmaWaterways Tulip Cruise in 2019. Their cruise was April 22 through to April 29. They couldn’t have hit it any better. They already knew how wonderful Amsterdam is with its canals, windmills, and museums, but they discovered everything pales compared to the stunning beauty of the Tulip season. The cruise also opened up other areas in the Netherlands and Belgium that they had not visited before. All of them had also been to Amsterdam and Bruges. Bruges is often considered better than Amsterdam with its old village atmosphere and wonderful canals. They were impressed with many of the other new areas they had not been before, including the visit to the dikes and Tulip fields. They also loved the village of Hoorn and Grott Bijgaarden Castle’s Floral show outside of Brussels. One new city was really impressive, the medieval town and castle of Ghent. The ship gave a choice of Ghent or Bruges. We are going to choose Bruges off the ship and then during our land tour, we are going to spend a full day visiting the medieval town of Ghent. This cruise and land tour is a home run.
AmaWaterways offers 7-night cruises starting March 20, with the last one ending May 7. The breeding of Tulips has extended the time Tulips can be seen. There are early blooming, normal blooming and late blooming tulips. The best of the best can be seen at Keukenhof Gardens, a little less than an hour drive out of Amsterdam. Every year more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in autumn to bloom in spring. There is a variety of 800 different Tulips spread over almost 80 acres. There are 9 miles of footpaths, through the park. A unique and unforgettable experience for everyone. They are open from March 21 through May 10. The ship stops there for 3 plus hours, enough time to see less than ½ of the large Tulip extravaganza. Our special tour/cruise offers you the very best opportunity to witness this Garden IN FULL BLOOM! We have scheduled two visits for each group. We will visit the Garden on the first part of your land tour and then again, the last day before getting off the ship. You will visit the Park, the first time between the 13 & 17th and then again off the ship on April 23. The chances to see this fantastic Park in full bloom is 90%. With so much area to cover, you really need two 3-hour visits anyway.
A favorite place to see tulips in Utah is at Thanksgiving Point. They brag that they have 300,000 tulips. Compare that to the 7,000,000 in the Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam.
Package Price Includes:
Our Package Price is a combination of two Packages: The Stunning Tulip Cruise with AmaWaterways with savings up to $1,600 per person AND our Special Land Tour and Hotel Package that includes Amsterdam, Ghent, Brussels and more.
Package #1: AmaWaterways Stunning Tulip Cruise includes the following:
- 8 day 7 night sailing on a 5-star luxury sailing out of Amsterdam.
- Includes all Shore Excursions.
- Cabin Category D: Two Large Port Hole Window Cabin.
- Three quality meals onboard the ship every day – award-winning for their meals.
- Free internet.
- Free movies.
- Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes, and slippers in each cabin.
- All bicycles and helmets on board are free to use.
- Dr. S. Michael Wilcox as your educator on the cruise portion of the tour.
- Fun For Less Tours Staff.
- Option to upgrade your cabin to a French Balcony or a double French & outside balcony.
Stunning Tulip Cruise Package Price: 2021 Ship Price: $3,698 Our Discount $500 = $3,198 per person
Plus, ship port and taxes: $182
Total Price for Package #1: $3,380
Package #2: Land, Touring & Hotel
- 6 days of buses, tours, guides and entrance fees.
- 2 nights 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Ghent.
- 1 night 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Brussels.
- 2 nights 4-Star Deluxe Hotel in Amsterdam.
- Transfers to and from the airport, hotels and river cruise ship.
- Fun For Less Tours Staff.
- Whisper Perfect headset receivers.
- All land & hotel taxes.
Cruise Land Package 1,395
Cruise Package #1: $3,380
Land Package #2: $1,395
Total Package #1 & 2 Price: $4,775
Package Price: $4,775 - total for both Packages*
*Does not include International air or tips.
Below are categories of cabins. Category D is included in your cruise package. For cabin upgrades pricing is listed below each category on the next page. Along, with the total savings of what the ship charges for the same cabin category.
Cat BB & BA Upgrades: 210 Square Feet with a French Balcony AND an outside balcony.
Cabins are the same size and design, BA’s are in a better location
Cat BB Cabin Upgrade – Additional Cost: $1,000 per person – Savings off Ship Price $800
Cat BA Cabin Upgrade – Additional Cost: $1,100 per person – Savings off Ship price $900
Cat AB & AA Upgrades: 235 Square Feet with French Balcony AND an outside Balcony
Cabins are the same size and design, AA’s are in a better location
Cat AB Cabin Upgrade – Additional Cost $1,200 per person – Savings off Ship Price $1,000
Cat AA Cabin Upgrade – Additional Cost $1,300 per person – Savings off Ship Price $1,100
Cat Suite upgrade: 300 Sq. Feet with a French Balcony and an Outside Balcony
Cat Suite Cabin Upgrade – Additional Cost $2,200 per person – Savings off Ship Price $1,600
This is a partial list, and subject to change as needed to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit. We will have local guides who will make sure we see the very best in the time we have.
April 11, 2021 Group day by day Itinerary:
Day 1 – April 11: Fly.
Day 2 – April 12: Amsterdam – visit the Zaanse Schans Windmills. The Zaanse Schans is a unique part of the Netherlands, full of windmills, wooden houses, barns, and workshops. Visit the windmills, the barns, and workshops. Treat yourself at the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans is fun and educational.
Day 3 – April 13: Full Day Amsterdam, including Ann Franks House, Museums, city tour and more.
Day 4 – April 14: This morning we plan to visit the huge 7,000,000 Tulip gardens of Keukenhof. This will be one of our two visits spread apart to make sure we are there in the best of the Tulips. You visit it again off the ship the last day before flying home. There is so much, you need to visit. In the afternoon we will drive to Brussels to overnight.
Day 5 – April 15: We will tour Brussels and visit the beautiful Grott Bijgaarden Castles Floral show outside of Brussel, where they hand plant over one million Tulip Bulbs.
Day 6 – April 16: Full Day tour of Ghent, its castle and the medieval village.
Day 7 – April 17: This morning we travel to Amsterdam with several unique stops on the way. This afternoon we board our luxury cruise ship.
Day 8 – April 18: Scenic Cruising to Hoorn plus the visit to Tulip and bulb working farm where they grow 1 million tulips.
Day 9 – April 19: Today we plan to visit the impressive Delta Works storm surge barrier, an impressive series of dams and Dutch Hydraulic engineering. After you may have time to walk through medieval Middleburg.
Day 10 – April 20: Full day excursion to the fantastic village of Bruges and its many canals.
Day 11 – April 21: Two choices in the morning: the home of the artist Rubens or a walking tour of Antwerp. The afternoon it is Belgian Chocolate and Waffle tasting.
Day 12 – April 22: Our excursion is to Delft, known as the home of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Delft blue earthenware and the Royal House. We also visit an old village on our way. The afternoon is spent at the Kinderdijk UNESCO Windmills.
Day 13 – April 23: This morning we visit again the 7,000,000 Tulips of the Keukenhof Gardens, in the afternoon we will take a canal ride through the many canals in Amsterdam. This evening will be our last.
Day 14 – April 24: Group flies home.