On this garden-and nature-themed Tulip Time cruise, visit spectacular Keukenhof near Lisse, Antwerp’s Botanical Gardens, and small, hidden-away private gardens in Amsterdam.
Your scenic river cruise through Holland and Belgium begins in the colorful capital of the Netherlands—Amsterdam. Visit the world’s largest flower garden at Keukenhof—with more than seven million bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths planted across 70 acres in Lisse. Alternatively, you can also visit the charming town of Gouda—famous for its Dutch cheese and other culinary delights. Next, sail to Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, combining ancient buildings and monuments with modern ar-chitecture. Here, visit the Botanical Gardens in the heart of the city, an oasis of tranquility with many hidden treas-ures. Join a guided tour of Ghent, including a visit to St. Baaf’s Cathedral and back to Holland visit Middelburg. No trip to Holland is complete without a visit to the technical miracle that is the Delta Works, a storm flood barrier almost six miles long. Back in Amsterdam, see the most fascinating areas of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten, or a visit to some of the city’s best-kept secrets: private gardens and courtyards.. Continue your European vacation with a high-speed train transfer to spend 3 nights in Paris—“The City of Lights.” Enjoy guided sightseeing of this iconic city, and spend another day at your own pace to experience the wonderful cafés, museums, and legend-ary cityscape in the most romantic city in the world. Your Local Host® is available with recommendations and assis-tance in making the most of your free time in Paris—as part of your Monograms Paris holiday package.