By Amadeus River Cruises
Photographs courtesy of Amadeus River Cruises
Live every gardener’s dream with AMADEUS River Cruises’ luscious and inspiring “Tulip Serenade” itinerary, an eight-day roundtrip to and from Amsterdam. Experience Holland and its rich horticultural history in the most beautiful way: by cruising along its extensive waterways, which flow through the country like an intricate net, past almost endless tulip fields and many serene, picturesque places where the fresh air of spring brings a kaleidoscope of color and beauty.
As a traditional family-owned company with 40 years of river cruising experience, we are proud to offer authentic, culturally engaging cruises and programs by tapping into decades of destination knowledge, introducing travelers to the hidden gems of Europe through the comforts of decadent river cruising. Onboard, you can expect amenities such as locally sourced, authentic meals, regional wines, and beer served with every lunch and dinner, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, plus massage and hair services. Join us onboard one of our stunning river cruise vessels as we travel the serene Dutch Waterways of Holland and Belgium, or the Rhine River!
During your cruise choose to visit the iconic Keukenhof Flower Gardens. This beautiful park features more tulips in flower than anywhere else in the world. Over seven million bulbs are planted here annually, with visitors from around the globe coming to explore the nine-and-a-half-mile network of footpaths, including the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands. This expansive park, with its art, royal flair, and creative diversity, attracts over a million visitors each year. Countless tulips, narcissi and hyacinths form colorful carpets of blooms. Round, oval, triangular and rectangular borders line the park’s driveways, making a cheerful ensemble of colors, shapes and scents. Alternating exhibitions, known as parades, bloom in several pavilions. Numerous sculptures can be found tucked between the many flowerbeds, as harmony between art and nature is a major staple of this park. A visit to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens really is a once in a lifetime experience for any horticulturist!
Another exciting opportunity during your “Tulip Serenade” is an excursion to the Floriade Expo 2022, the only recurring horticultural Expo in Europe, which takes place only once every ten years. Allow Floriade to transport you to a fantastic place overhauled with the scents and colors of endless flowers, plants, vegetables, and fruit. During the Floriade Expo the Dutch horticultural sector, in conjunction with national and international participants, will exhibit revolutionary green solutions that will make our cities more fun, livable, and sustainable for future generations. This unique event will be a celebration of green and sustainable technology that you’ll be able to experience for yourself firsthand. You can also choose to pair this rare and exciting excursion with our popular “Classical Rhine” itinerary from Amsterdam to Basel or reverse.
We invite you to join us and experience the excitement, colors, and beauty of the “Tulip Serenade.” We are now accepting 2022 bookings, so call AMADEUS River Cruises today, toll free at 1-844-462-6727, to reserve your space onboard one of our luxurious and award-winning vessels. This is the Art of Travel, Your Way.
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By Natalie Carmolli, Proven Winners® ColorChoice®
Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners® ColorChoice®
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