Join us for a special tulip season departure to experience moving WWI history in Holland and Belgium. A history expert accompanies our cruise with visits to the underground city of Maastricht and the Ardennes Battlefields, as well as the memorial sites in Bastogne. Visit the legendary battlefields of Eastern Flanders, including a Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate on Anzac Day. Begin your vacation in Holland your way before your cruise with an overnight stay in Amsterdam and enjoy a guided canal cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.Tour Arnhem’s WWII Airborne Museum commemorating the town’s brave battle of 1944. Join your ship in Nijmegen and sample Dutch desserts in‘s-Hertogenbosch. Visit a fruit and flower farm and 15th-century windmill, then take a carriage ride through a nature reserve for herons, storks, birds of prey, and wild horses. In Maastricht, tour the cobblestoned town, or visit a working mill to make Limburg pie. On to Belgium for a tour of Namur. In Liège, see the ancient quarters of the “Fiery City,” and explore the city of Antwerp. See the cathedral’s stunning altarpiece paintings by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens. Explore Brussels with a tour of its landmarks, and visit Ghent, for stunning Flemish artwork in St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Visit Bossuit’s In Flanders Fields Museum, and Middelburg’s historical trading port. See the remarkable Veere Delta Works. Continue through Kinderdijk—where windmills became a symbol of Holland. Visit Rotterdam, Zaandam, and Haarlem—quintessential Dutch towns. In Middelburg, explore its grand history in the Dutch East India Company, and see the remarkable Veere Delta Works. Continue through Kinderdijk—where windmills became the symbol of Holland. Visit Rotterdam, Zaandam, and Haarlem. You’ll return to Amsterdam for a guided canal cruise through the iconic city.