Welcome to Amsterdam! Holland's sophisticated, modern capital has a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés, and restaurants has a distinct ambiance. The streets, squares, and canals—not to mention the bike paths throughout the city—make for a vibrant atmosphere, and with over 60 museums, Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at an evening welcome reception.
Included today: Canal cruise. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” There’s free time in the city this afternoon—you might like to join an optional excursion—and later, bid 'tot ziens' (farewell) to Amsterdam.
This morning, cruise through Rotterdam harbour and enjoy a leisurely morning on board before a guided excursion takes you to the city of Delft. Most famous for its distinctive Delft blue pottery, the city with its historic town centre and canals was also home to the painter Johannes Vermeer. Join your local expert for a guided walk to see the City Hall, the Old Church, and hear the story of the "Delft Explosion."
"Disappointing start to holiday."
"Just amazing "
Amazing experience. Can't wait to go on another river cruise.
Slightly expensive but sometimes there are deals floating around. A few passengers in the ship who paid the same price as us where in the top deck of the ship with a better room.
An interesting and informative cruise.
Everything was as advertised
"As usual the staff were extremely kind and helpful. Nothing was too much for them...."
As usual the staff were extremely kind and helpful. Nothing was too much for them. Happy smiling faces. The only missing this holiday was the crew's Cabaret evening.
All trips were well organised. Very knowledgeable local guides.THe local entertainment was exceptional.
Service was superb, from the Captain to the cabin boys/girls it could not be faulted, especially Ioana & Niki serving in the Restaurant. The cabin was as expected, a lovely comfortable bed and pillows, flat screen tv, plenty of storage, hairdryer, great shower and beautiful toiletries. Food was excellent, from breakfast through to the late night buffet, and the wines were interesting and good quality.
Great quality and service
"The Avalon experience was wonderful. We would certainly recommend it ."
5 star experience from start to finish. Everyone was friendly and helpful,we were treated like royalty. We couldn't fault anything.
A brilliant way to see Holland and understand how they reclaimed the land.
"Everything was first class from beginning to end...."
Everything was first class from beginning to end.
All was excellent and very satisfactory.
"Our first River Cruise. Tulip time!"
Just fantastic. Done many cruises at sea, bit our first River Cruise. Chose you because your ships look so modern and contemporary. Bart was a super Host. Reception ladies very nice, and our Room Stewardess excellent. In fact all great. We will be back
Excekkent. Fantastic week.