Dutch Delight 2022 Uniworld River Cruise

NEW FOR 2022!

Windmills, delicious cheeses, colorful flowers, a rich art history and more bikes than you can possibly imagine—the Netherlands is like nowhere else on earth. See the full spectrum of Dutch life, landscapes and customs on visits to bustling cities and small rural villages.

With an entire third of the country below sea level, it takes a complicated system of inland waterways and flood barriers to keep the Netherlands afloat, including the Delta Works architectural marvel that was named the 8th wonder of the world. It’s no wonder, then, that Dutch culture is so deeply tied to the water. Experience the many ways this plays out as you sail your own boat in a lakeside resort town, visit charming port towns, taste pickled herring and, of course, stroll through endless canal-lined streets.

On all 2022 sailings, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Netherlands’ World Horticultural Exhibition, Floriade. Happening once every 10 years, Floriade is an opportunity for Dutch cities to share their ideas for greener, healthier ways of life.

Uniworld 2022 River Cruise Sale
Zaanse Schans Holland

Itinerary

Arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

We'll leave Amsterdam in the morning and head to the Province of Friesland in the northern corner of the Netherlands. Today we visit Lemmer, a resort town popular with Europe's yacht-owners and water sport enthusiasts.

Choice of Giethoorn, the "Little Venice" of the Netherlands or Lemmer walking tour. In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

The only seaport left in Friesland, Harlingen is a bustling fishing center and the launch point for ferries to local islands. A quaint town, its canals are filled with sailboats and lined by traditional Dutch houses and historic buildings. Harlingen’s beaches are an excellent place to relax and breathe in the salted air of the Wadden Sea.

Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, having begun as an old Roman military camp over 2,000 years ago. Very close to the German border, its situation between the Meuse and Waal rivers renders its countryside particularly lush. In town, you’ll find hints of its Roman roots and Medieval castles. Notwithstanding its long history, Nijmegen is known for its upbeat and trendy atmosphere.

Featured Excursion: Nijmegen "Village Day"

Once a wealthy city known for its role in Dutch-Scottish wool trade, the Zeeland town of Veere is full of rich, Gothic-style buildings and is known to be particularly pretty.

Featured Excursion: Stroll into the artists’ village of Veere. Choice of Delta Works Museum or "Let’s Go" biking the beach

Despite having been destroyed during World War II, Rotterdam is now the largest seaport in Europe. When plans began to rebuild the city, Rotterdam decided to look towards the future. Known for its contemporary style, this city is unique in the Netherlands for being full of skyscrapers and whimsical architecture.

Choice of The Hague with Mauritshuis visit or Delft walking tour with factory visit

We’ll start our journey for the day in Zaandam, where the Netherlands of yesteryear can be found in authentic wooden houses, windmills and craft shops. Then we return to Amsterdam, whose creative and unique local culture makes it one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe.

Featured Excursion: Amsterdam canal cruise at night. Choice of Zaanse Schans windmills or Floriade visit. In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for your flight home.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
16 July 2022 £1,749
23 July 2022 £2,149
30 July 2022 £2,149
6 August 2022 £1,749
13 August 2022 £1,749
20 August 2022 £2,149
27 August 2022 £2,149

What's Included

  • Return flights from a selection of UK airports, supplements may apply
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the River Empress
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions & Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: "Vincent van Gogh's Troubled Destiny"