Tulips & Windmills 2021 Crystal River Cruise

Cruise the inland waters of the Netherlands and Belgium to discover the land of windmills, tulips and wooden shoes; marvel at the spectacular modern architecture of Rotterdam, the medieval charm of Ghent and the artistic masterpieces of Antwerp.

Amsterdam

Itinerary

Welcome to Amsterdam, you will embark you ship today

Everyone has an image of Amsterdam. For some, it’s small boats gliding on the canals and locals two-wheeling on bikes to work. For others, it’s cobbled streets, important history and innovative design. For all, it’s tulips, windmills and extraordinary art… Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Come and find your own Amsterdam.

Located on Lake IJssel near the open sea, Hoorn still shines with the prosperity brought by the great sailing ships of the Dutch East India Company, which delivered exotic spices and sprinkled the town with elegant touches. Explore cobbled streets to discover museums, monuments, the graceful town square and timeless centre

Complimentary Excursion:
Bike tour through Waterland
Biking through the Dutch countryside
Personal in Hoorn - Family Visit & Walking Tour

Renowned for the 18th-century windmills that still operate today — there are 19 — this UNESCO World Heritage Site enthralls all who visit, a picturesque town and a community of friendly locals who eagerly welcome visitors from all over the world seeking a peek into old world Dutch living.

Home to outstanding museums and restaurants, and consistently ranked as a “must-visit” destination, much of Rotterdam was rebuilt with a contemporary approach to design after the WWII blitz. Modern buildings of concrete, glass and steel stand in contrast to the few remaining “old city” areas of Delfshaven and Oude Haven

Complimentary Excursion:
The Hague & Mauritshuis Museum
Rotterdam City Tour - Architectural Wonders
Rotterdam Bike Adventure
Gouda City Walk & Cheese Tasting
Delft and its Famous Procelain Factory

What Milan is to Italy, Antwerp is to Belgium: a historic city on the leading edge of fashion, art, entertainment and of course, the world’s diamond trade. A dynamic energy fills cobbled old squares lined with ornate buildings. Visit the Italianate city manse of celebrated painter Peter Paul Rubens, now a museum.

Complimentary Excursion:
City Excursion to Brussels
Tour of Breendonk Prison Camp
Antwerp Bike Tour
Antwerp with Belgium Waffles

Buildings with stair-stepped gables, the meeting of rivers Scheldt and Leie, well-preserved medieval architecture, a brooding castle and the famed Ghent Altarpiece. Here is a welcoming centre of industry with a lively cultural scene. See pretty canals, stunning churches, and explore one of Europe’s most enchanting cities.

Complimentary Excursion:
St Bavo's Cathedral & the Museum of Fine Arts
Best of Bruges - A Guided Walk & Canal Boat Ride
Bike through Flanders to Latem Village & Ooidonk Castle
Medieval Ghent - Walking Tour with Gravensteen Castle Visit

A key player in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology, Middelburg is credited with the invention of the microscope and telescope. Today, the city thrives with its rich cultural and scientific history, Gothic buildings, centuries-old canals, and the Delft Market Square where old and new worlds come together.

Complimentary Excursion:
Middelberg Tapestry - An Artistic & Architectural Walking Tour
Delicious Dutch Traditions
Biking the Bunker Route among the Windmills

A full day and overnight means plenty of time to explore this iconic city as you wish. Sample Holland’s famed cheeses, bike the enchanting Waterland scenery, take a private canal boat tour to the Rijksmuseum — a quintessential Amsterdam experience. You might even consider a dinner reservation at the Michelin-starred Bolenius.

Complimentary Excursion:
Keukenhof Gardens
Private Canal Boat Tour & Visit to Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam & Jewish Heritage
Bike Tour through Waterland
Visit of Haarlem
Living Dutch Traditions

After breakfast, disembark the ship.

Price Guide

Please note all departure dates are listed in the enquiry form.
Fares displayed are cruise only. Please call for flight options

Date Price (pp) Flights
5 April 2021 £3,355 Please Call
9 April 2021 £3,965 Please Call
12 April 2021 £3,965 Please Call
16 April 2021 £4,269 Please Call
19 April 2021 £4,269 Please Call
23 April 2021 £3,815 Please Call
26 April 2021 £3,815 Please Call

What's Included

  • 24-hour European butler service in every room category
  • Select Wines, Champagnes, Spirits and Coffees
  • Michelin-inspired dining
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi and Internet Access
  • Extensive selection of inclusive ashore experiences
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Private luxury motor coaches with free Wi-Fi
  • The largest suites on Europe’s rivers
  • Airport transfers