• J5Travel is thrilled to work with Sandy Lipkowitz, owner of We Make Travel Easy & Conde Nast Traveler "2021 Top Travel Specialist for “Floriade 2022 and Beyond."

    This is the most important International Horticulture Expo; happening only once in a decade.
    Post Floriade, you’ll sail, on a private ship charter, in luxury, aboard AmaWaterways’ beautiful AmaPrima to experience, several very special gardens, in The Netherlands and Belgium.

    Share this trip of a lifetime with colleagues, friends and family.

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  • Itinerary

    DATES: MAY 29-JUNE 7, 2022

    DAY 1 - Sunday, May 29 | Amsterdam

    Pre-Cruise: Amsterdam hotel check-in with Cruise Manager.
    Welcome Reception and Briefing. Free time at night.

    DAY 2 - Monday, May 30 | Amsterdam

    All-day Floriade excursion

    DAY 3 - Tuesday, May 31 | EMBARKATION DAY

    Custom tour to Aalsmeer Flower Auction– Largest flower auction in the world, followed by 2nd day at Floriade.
    Embarkation on AmaPrima; late afternoon.

  • DAY 4 - Wednesday, June 1 | Amsterdam

    Morning Amsterdam Canal Cruise followed by cruising to Utrecht. Utrecht: choice of one of the following custom garden excursions - Custom Paleis Het Loo excursion with gardens 

    OR Custom Vlinderhof Gardens (designed by Piet Oudolf).

    DAY 5 - Thursday, June 2 | Veere

    Morning (am) - Cruising the Delta.
    Afternoon (pm) - Veere walking tour w/ oyster tasting
    OR Bike tour
    OR Middleburg w/ Roosevelt house visit

  • DAY 6 - Friday, June 3 | Ghent

    Morning (am) Ghent walking tour OR Bike tour
    Afternoon (pm) Bruges highlight tour OR Ghent “Castle of the Counts of Flanders”

    DAY 7 - Saturday, June 4 | Brussels

    Morning (am) custom excursion Rozentin Coloma (Rose Garden)
    Afternoon (pm) choice of city tour

    OR Chocolate Special Interest Tour

    OR Bike Tour

    DAY 8 - Sunday, June 5 | Antwerp

    Morning (am) - morning custom garden excursion to Arboretum Wespelaar

    Afternoon (pm) Antwerp walking tour 
    OR Beer 
    OR Waffles & Chocolate 
    OR Bike Tour

  • DAY 9 - Monday, June 6 | Dordrecht

    Morning  (am) Custom garden excursion

    Afternoon (pm) Botanical Garden in Leiden
    Kinderdijk Windmills OR Bike Tour

    DAY 10 - Tuesday, June 7 | Amsterdam

    Disembark from ship in the morning

  • Inclusions Aboard Ship:

    • Panoramic Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor

    • Walking track, pool with swim-up bar, fitness room and bicycles for in-port exploration

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant with glass-enclosed kitchen and tasting menu

    • Breakfast and lunch buffets featuring regional cuisine; multi-course dinners made with fresh local ingredients

    • Hand-selected wine, beer and soft drinks with meals— plus a Sip & Sail cocktail hour

    • All-day tapas menu and afternoon tea; 24-hour coffee station

    • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

    • Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner

    Not Included:

    • Airfare

    • Passport and Visa fees

    • Baggage fees

    • Port charges, port taxes and fees

    • Travel, health, accident, or other insurance

    • Vaccinations

    • Laundry

    • Additional food and beverages

    • Optional excursions

    • Gratuities or other items or services of a personal nature

    • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended

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  • A Note From John & Sandy

    Join us for the most important International Horticulture Expo of the decade, Floriade 2022. Floriade is a unique celebration of green and sustainable technology showcasing art and a wide range of cultural programs. With exhibitions, live music, and entertainment, the park will be full of energy and culture! This event is truly something not to be missed. That's why we've partnered with AmaWaterways to create a literally one-of-a-kind river cruise itinerary spotlighting some of the most charming gardens in The Netherlands & Belgium, with 2 full days pre-cruise at the once-every-10-years Floriade Expo.


    This privately chartered river cruise itinerary will allow you to explore the most incredible gardens in luxury aboard AmaWaterways' beautiful AmaPrima. Experience Floriade 2022 with We Make Travel Easy & J5Travel to receive bespoke travel service, hotel accommodations, private tours, and more on this trip of a lifetime.


    Questions? Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have to ensure Floriade 2022 is everything you are dreaming of.

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