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License # 2591391
297 Highway #8,
Stoney Creek, ON.

Tulips & Tuscany

7 Night River Cruise & 4 Nights in Tuscany

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Important!
Escorted by Rob Howard

April 1st – 13th, 2017

$6,460.00* Category 2
Uniworld past passengers receive $151.15 discount
$7,454.00* Category 1
Uniworld past passengers receive $203.65 discount

Group Flight Special
Fly Toronto – Amsterdam – April 1st
Amsterdam – Tuscany- April 9th
Tuscany – Toronto – April 13th
for only $625.00* plus $650.00 tax (based on 10 people min)

Seas of flowers, picturesque windmills, and the balmy days of spring will combine for a memorable “Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time” River Cruise. Acres of tulips stretching as far as the eye can see, windmills silhouetted against the sky, the very fields Vincent van Gogh himself once painted and the 70-acre Keukenhof Gardens only open 9 weeks of the year boasting more than seven million flowers. Then we travel to Tuscany! One of the best times of the year to visit Tuscany is definitely during spring! The temperature is warm, but not too hot, and to top it off we have booked a private Villa for our 4 night stay at the Relais del Lago in Capannori. The Villa is close to the most beautiful cities in the area, such as Lucca, Pisa and Florence, the Relais Del Lago is the ideal stay-put location for us to explore Tuscany.

Itinerary

Saturday April 1st, 2017
Toronto – Amsterdam
Tonight we board our flight to Amsterdam


Sunday April 2nd, 2017
Amsterdam
On arrival in Amsterdam Airport we transfer to – the River Ambassador. The remainder of the day is at leisure relaxing and getting to know our ship – of course Amsterdam is at your doorstep! Dinner is included tonight on the ship.
Overnight: River Ambassador
Meals Included: All Inclusive


Monday April 3rd, 2017
Amsterdam
Gardeners ...will want to spend all day at the Keukenhof Gardens*…Or...if you prefer...“Do as the Locals Do” with a guided stroll through the historic canal district..
Overnight: River Ambassador
Meals Included: all Inclusive
*lunch is not included at Keukenhof Gardens


Tuesday April 4th, 2017
Schoonhoven (Kinderdijk)
Enjoy Schoonhoven on a walking tour, or if you prefer explore 19 windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage-designated site.
Overnight: River Ambassador
Meals Included: All Inclusive


Wednesday April 5th, 2017
Cuijk (Nuenen), Heusden
Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps with a stroll through the town, followed by lunch in a historic water mill, then a chance to visit to picture-perfect Heusden.
Overnight: River Ambassador
Meals Included: All Inclusive


Thursday April 6th, 2017
Maastricht
Maastricht—known as one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Holland, known for it’s strategic role in European politics.
Overnight: River Ambassador
Meals Included: All Inclusive


Friday April 7th, 2017
Antwerp
Experience Antwerp’s during a walking tour or a visit to Den Botaniek, known as the Kruidtuin (herbal garden originally created in 1804 for the students of the School for Surgery, Chemistry and Botany.
Overnight: River Ambassador
Meals Included: All Inclusive


Saturday April 8th, 2017
Brussels
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Brussels, followed by your choice of a visit to Planet Chocolate or a chance to visit Castle Groot-Bijgaarden. We end your day with the Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Overnight: River Ambassador
Meals Included: All Inclusive


Sunday April 9th, 2017
Brussels
Today we transfer to the Brussels train station to travel to Amsterdam to catch our flight to Tuscany. On arrival we will be met and transferred to the Relais del Lago in Capannori.
Overnight: Relais del Lago
Meals Included: Breakfast on board, Dinner at Relais del Lago


Monday April 10th, 2017
Lucca, Italy
This morning we meet our Chef for a “hands on” cooking class, lunch will follow with the product of your efforts. This afternoon, we will meet our driver for a half-day excursion to Lucca.
Dinner at a typical Trattoria in Lucca
Overnight: Relais del Lago
Meals Include: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Tuesday April 11, 2017
Florence, Italy
After breakfast, we visit Florence, the beautiful Renaissance cradle for a wlking tour. The remainder of the day, including lunch, will be at leisure in Florence.
Overnight: Relais del Lago
Meals Include: Breakfast & Dinner


Wednesday April 12th, 2017
Villa Torrigiani Gardens/Pisa/Wine Tasting
After breakfast we visit the Villa Torrigiani Gardens, then we continue to Pisa for a tour of the city. In the late afternoon we enjoy a Wine tasting in the vineyard at Fubbiano Wine Estate (or similar).
Overnight: Relais del Lago
Meals Include: Breakfast & Dinner


Thursday April 13th, 2017
Homeward Bound
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our flight home.
Meals Include: Breakfast


This Tour Includes:

  • Our (almost all inclusive) Cruise & Stay includes…
  • All transfers in Europe
  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches & All dinners
  • 7 night cruise in a Riverview stateroom on the elegant River Ambassador
  • $100.00 shipboard credit per person
  • Complimentary fine European wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks while onboard your Uniworld Cruise; bottled water in your stateroom; and 24-hour specialty coffee and tea
  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts. State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions. Use of bicycles
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "A Unified Modern Europe From Maastricht to Brussels"
  • Train transfer from Brussels to Amsterdam Airport
  • 4 Nights at Relais del Lago (exclusive use if our group sells out)
  • Flight from Amsterdam to Tuscany and private transfer to the Relais
  • All inclusions as per itinerary; cooking class, local wine tasting, garden visits, and tours to Florence, Lucca and Pisa with local guide
  • hosted throughout by Garden Writer Rob Howard

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