Itinerary | 7 Nights - Amsterdam to Brussels-U-River Cruise

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7 Nights - Amsterdam to Brussels-U-River Cruise

from $2199 pp

Hosted Group Gay Men & Women

Departs from Amsterdam, Netherlands/Holland on July 30, 2022 returning August 06, 2022

Uniworld - Uniworld A

Sail from Amsterdam and sail to Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Middelburg, Ghent, Antwerp, and Brussels. Join our post cruise 2-day tour to AMSTERDAM PRIDE 2022.

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Day
Ports of Call
Arrival
Departure
Day:1
Port:Amsterdam, Netherlands/Holland
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Amsterdam, Netherlands/Holland

Amsterdam has always had strong ties to the water. Spread out over 70 islands, this cosmopolitan city boasts 60 miles of canals and 1,000 bridges. As early as the 13th century, tiny ships sailed from this port into the challenging Zuider Sea. A direct connection to the North Sea was made with the construction of a canal in the early 19th century.

The most dramatic alteration of the landscape came in 1932 with the building of a 22-mile dam that sealed off part of the Zuider Sea, allowing large landfills.

Amsterdam gained renown in the 15th century when it became a major trading center, steadily assuming commercial leadership and thus controlling the country’s finances, a trend that remains to this day.

Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. The historical center is full of interesting attractions such as the medieval weighhouse, the Royal Palace on Dam Square, and the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church which was built in 1468. From the time of Rembrandt, Amsterdam has been revered as an artistic center. Today the city is renowned for its celebrated museums – the Rijks, Van Gogh and Stedelijk Museums to name but a few. It also is a shopper’s city, featuring everything from the famous flower market to glassware, Delft porcelain, cheese and wooden shoes. Its most glamorous industry is the diamond trade.

Within a relatively short distance from Amsterdam are the flower centers of Aalsmeer, the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, cheese markets at Edam and Gouda, and historic Haarlem which is the main center of the bulb-growing industry.

You may explore Amsterdam’s center on foot or join the thousands of residents who favor riding their bicycles. One of the most delightful ways to enjoy the city’s famous sights is from a glass-topped sightseeing boat. Gliding through the canals, the boat passes the characteristic gabled houses and negotiates picturesque arched bridges.

Day:2
Port:Rotterdam, Netherlands/Holland
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Rotterdam, Netherlands/Holland

Lying at the heart of a maze of rivers and artificial waterways, Rotterdam's historic harbor, combined with the dockland area of the Europoort, is considered the world's largest port. It is a major transshipment port for inland Europe, with tens of thousands of Rhine River barges using its facilities.

Literally rising from the ashes after its devastation by World War II bombing, Rotterdam's spacious new inner city was laid out with a river orientation. Visitors can take in spectacular views from the top of the 600-foot-tall Euromast or visit the Lijnbaan shopping district, Europe's first pedestrian shopping precinct.

Day:3
Port:Kinderdijk-Elshout
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Kinderdijk-Elshout

Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, belonging to the municipality of Nieuw-Lekkerland, in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam.

Kinderdijk is situated in a polder at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To drain the polder, a system of 19 windmills was built around 1740. This group of mills is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands.

The windmills of Kinderdijk are one of the best known Dutch tourist sites. They were placed on the list of UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.

Day:4
Port:Middelburg
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Middelburg

Included Excursions:
Intro to Middelburg
Domburg Beach by bike
Dutch engineering

Day:5
Port:Ghent
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Ghent

Included Excursions:
Intro to Ghent
Sightsee with Local StudentsBruges in DepthKayaking in Ghent

Day:6
Port:Antwerp
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Antwerp

Included Excursions:
Choice of "Intro to Antwerp" or "Culture & Food Tour by Bike"
Antwerp Beer Tour

Day:7
Port:Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium

The City of Brussels is the largest municipality and historical centre of the Brussels-Capital Region, and the capital of Belgium. Besides the strict centre, it also covers the immediate northern outskirts where it borders municipalities in Flanders.

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Cancellation Policy:
Should you need to cancel your booking or any portion of it, your cancellation must be received in writing. It will be effective on the date of receipt. Cancellation charges are:
Cancellation Notice Received Before Cruise/Tour Start Date/Cruise Cancellation Charges Per Person
120 days or more: $200 per person
119 – 90 days: 20% of the fare**
89 – 60 days: 35% of the fare**
59 – 30 days: 50% of the fare**
Less than 30 days: 100% of the fare**
No Show: 100% of the fare**