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Viking Baldur Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Tulips and Windmills – April 2018

Viking Baldur Cruise Review by rakeleafs

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2018
  • Destination: Europe River

Viking River Cruises provided a wonderful itinerary for Tulips and Windmills in April 2018. The trip lived up to all of our expectations and then some. Every day was a wonderful adventure. All the ship amenities were wonderful. Our cabin was spacious enough and very comfortable. The meals were outstanding, and the chef went out of his way to accommodate dietary needs of shipboard guests. The ship staff were all lovely people, and they went out of their way to accommodate us. The staff made us feel like they really cared about our well being and took care to provide us with assistance when it was needed.

Our trip occurred during the first week of April, and we saw lots of tulips despite cool and rainy weather. We traveled in comfort everywhere on the ship and off on land excursions. The Netherlands and Belgium are two very beautiful countries, and we toured the nicest places in both.

The local residents were very gracious, and the sites we visited were wonderful. One of the residents graciously opened his seaside home and invited us in for tea and apple pie. During the visit he shared information with us about his life in that region.

We especially enjoyed the scenic Canal rides in Amsterdam, the Airborne Cemetery and Museum in Arnhem, the Church of Our Lady in Bruges, and the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. Lunch in Haarlem was a lot of fun.

This trip was part of a celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thanks to Viking River Cruises and their wonderful staff, we had a trip of a lifetime. We are now looking forward to our next trip with Viking River Cruises.

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Cabin Review

Cabin Veranda Stateroom A 335

The Cabin was spacious enough, and very clean. We really enjoyed having a veranda which offered us privacy to view the passing ports from or cabin. The bath was very clean.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Open Air Museum

It is a wonderful museum, and we felt is was a very moving experience. We learned a lot about the Dutch Resistance during the War.

View All 13 Open Air Museum Reviews
Canal Tour

Wonderful Experience!

View All 311 Canal Tour Reviews
City Tour

Wonderful tour. We learned so much about the architecture.

View All 148 City Tour Reviews
Delft Blue Pottery Factory

Wonderful! I bought a lot of Delft china.

View All 26 Delft Blue Pottery Factory Reviews
The Keukenhof Gardens

Wonderful! We saw lots and lots of beautiful tulips despite cool rainy weather.

View All 88 The Keukenhof Gardens Reviews
Windmills Driving Tour

Wonderful! Beautiful views of windmills.

I learned the big difference between wind turbines and windmills.

View All 36 Windmills Driving Tour Reviews
Royal Museum of Fine Art

Wonderful! We really enjoyed this Museum.

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Belfry of Brugge

We really enjoyed this tour!

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City Tour

We loved Bruges. We celebrated my husband's birthday in Bruges on April 8th with a real Belgium waffle. We had seen the movie "Monument Men", and we were delighted to tour Our Lady's Church and see the infamous Madonna.

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De Gouden Boom's Malthouse and Brewery Museum


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Market Square

The tour guide gave us directions to a wonderful Waffle Shop in Bruges where we enjoyed a wonderful Waffle to celebrate my husband's birthday.

View All 5 Market Square Reviews
Our Lady's Church

Wonderful Experience! This tour was a highlight of our whole trip.

View All 1 Our Lady's Church Reviews
Walking Tour

Bruges is a delightful place to visit. We really enjoyed the tour.

View All 51 Walking Tour Reviews
Keukenhof Tulip Festival

Although the weather was cool and rainy, the tulips were beautiful – amazing!!

View All 19 Keukenhof Tulip Festival Reviews
Windmills of Kinderdijk

Wonderful tours! I loved seeing the windmills of Kinderdijk.

View All 23 Windmills of Kinderdijk Reviews

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