Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights 2019 Scenic River Cruise

There's something irrepressibly joyful about Europe in springtime, and nowhere more so than beautiful Holland, where fields of tulips seem to personify the mood of young and old alike. You'll have ample opportunity to join in the fun, with an itinerary that takes in the very best that the Netherlands has to offer. Breathe in the palpable sense of optimism, and enjoy the camaraderie and hospitality of locals at Hoorn, where you'll be treated to a uniquely Dutch dinner. From sleepy towns like Edam and Volendam, where you'll get to sample world-renowned cheeses of the same name, to thriving modern centres like Rotterdam, the home of Delft Blue Pottery, the proud history of this land is evident everywhere.

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

Itinerary

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Amsterdam, all of which are included at no supplement. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow. If you’d prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our Eurostar No Fly option at no extra cost? Travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St. Pancras International to Brussels and on to Amsterdam on first class rail. Welcome to Amsterdam. Raise your glass to a fabulous cruise at this evening’s welcome reception. Let the wonder commence.

From its quirky cafés to abundant museums, Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan hub of intrigue.
Freechoice: Cruise the canals of Amsterdam. Alternatively, discover Keukenhof Gardens. Later on set sail towards the historic city of Veere. In the evening, join the Captain for the official welcome dinner.

Veere is a delightful historical village built on the shore of the western Schedlt.
Freechoice: Visit the Delta Works, including the famous Storm Surge Barrier. Alternatively, explore the charming village of Veere. Or, if you’d like to do something more active, embark on an enjoyable guided cycling tour of Veere and its surroundings.
Sundowners: Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced

Today, you are greeted with the opportunity to explore one of two fascinating Belgian cities. Where you visit is totally up to you.
Freechoice: Let a local expert guide you through Bruges, the charming World Heritage-listed city with a hive of picturesque canals and cobblestone streets. Alternatively, explore Antwerp, renowned as the diamond capital of the world and located on the banks of the River Scheldt.

Rotterdam is an exciting post-war city, filled with modern influences.
Freechoice: Join a local guide on a tour of Rotterdam. Or, if you’d prefer, you could choose to explore beautiful Delft, including a pottery factory and museum. Alternatively, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, famous for its beautiful historic windmills

Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Or, if you’re feeling more active you might wish to journey to the nearby Hoge Veluwe National Park and enjoy cycling.

Freechoice: Travel from Hoorn to the sleepy fishing village of Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and its quaint wooden church, and then head to Edam, famous for its round cheese. Or, discover Hoorn with a local guide. Alternatively, you can choose to take a bike, as it’s a great village to cycle through.

Enrich:

This evening, a special experience awaits you. You’ll get the chance to commune with the hospitable locals of this quiet pocket of northeastern Holland. Not only is there much friendly conversation in store, you can anticipate a truly sumptuous dinner.

After breakfast, transfer to Amsterdam airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London or one of up to 14 UK regional airports. Alternatively, travel by first class rail to Brussels and then Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St Pancras International.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
22 April 2019 £2,989
29 April 2019 £2,989

What's Included

  • Incredible savings of up to £1,000pp when you book by 20th December 2018!*
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 14 UK airports with a choice of airlines or travel via or Standard Premier Eurostar with upgrades available
  • 7 nights on Europe’s most luxurious 5-star ships
  • 20 superb meals: including 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All your drinks wherever, whenever whilst on board your cruise†
  • An on-board butler service for every guest
  • Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime events
  • 8 flexible and exclusive excursion options
  • Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £440 per couple
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • No hidden extras whatsoever