Barging Holland and Belgium


Gardens । Art । Culture । Food । History । Biking

May 6 - 15, 2019

by premium barge MS MAGNIFIQUE II

“God created the world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands.”

An old Dutch Saying

Join Blue Ridge Public Radio and slow down and travel back in time to a bygone era: Holland’s 17th century Golden Age. This was a time when Dutch ships plied the seven seas, Rembrandt painted endless masterpieces, and merchants moved the nation’s bounty inland by canal. Gliding along Holland’s many canals, you’ll visit charming open air markets and towns. Enjoy scenic walks through the lovely Dutch countryside or bike along the tow paths. In addition, we will celebrate the lives of the Dutch Masters with private museum guides, delve into Dutch history, taste delicious local cuisine and be treated to gardens bursting with color. This intimate expedition by small group barge ensures an enriching travel experience for curious and like-minded Earthbound travelers who wish to savor art, food, and architecture—all at a leisurely, relaxing pace.

Expedition Highlights

Hosted by David Feingold, General Manager and CEO of Blue Ridge Public Radio
An Earthbound Expeditions
full time program director
Seven nights of relaxation and fun
aboard the exclusive Magnifique II
Two pre-cruise nights
at a centrally located 4 star hotel in Amsterdam
Tickets to The Royal Concertgebouw
Sailing through Holland during the Tulip Festival, when thousands of acres of flowers are in bloom
Biking opportunities in the city and countryside
Visiting museums to see works of Dutch masters
Exploring the famous Keukenhof tulip garden
Visiting a Delftware factory where the delicate blue and white pottery is made
Visiting Kinderdijk, the UNESCO World Heritage site of windmills
Learning about how the Dutch have successfully pushed back the sea
Enjoying locally crafted beer, mussels and cheese


Trip Facts

10 Days / 9 Nights (not including air travel)
From $4,495 per person (see the last page for details)
$1,995 Single Supplement *Single spaces limited
$1,199 Optional group Delta flight
departs Atlanta on May 5, 2019
Trip begins
: May 6, 2019 at 6pm in Amsterdam
Trip ends: May 15 after breakfast in Amsterdam

SAVE UP TO $500: Reserve by March 15, and save $300 । Pay your final balance by check and save $100 । Earthbound alumni always save $100

 

NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for the ship crew, trip insurance, international flight, $100 one week 7-speed bike rental * Port taxes * anything not mentioned under It’s Included

 

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