Dutch Windmills and Tulips
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Springtime in Holland This cruise provides a perfect mix of vibrant cities, scenic riverscapes and delightful spring colour. As we sail along the Dutch and Belgian waterways, we discover superb springtime scenery, the colourful Keukenhof Gardens and bustling Amsterdam. ITINERARY
Holland in Bloom Prepare for the perfect mix of cities, waterways and seasonal colour on this charming cruise which truly captures the essence of springtime in Holland – the delightful Dutch vistas at Keukenhof Gardens are not to be missed! ITINERARY Day 1 Embark in Cologne - Zaandam We arrive in Cologne and board our ship at 14.00, before cruising to Zaandam. Day 2 Zaandam Today’s optional excursions include a city tour of Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands, and a visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens, covering an area of 32 colourful hectares (79 acres). Day 3 Zaandam - Enkhuizen - Rotterdam We may wish to enjoy an optional Windmills & Delicacies experience today – a classic Dutch combination! Day 4 Rotterdam - Dordrecht - Arnhem Enjoy exploring with today’s optional excursions, starting with visits to Rotterdam and Delft – known for its blue and white Delftware pottery – followed by an evening walking tour of Dordrecht. Day 5 Arnhem - Cologne On arrival in Arnhem we may wish to embark on a walking tour of the city before cruising to Cologne. Day 6 Disembark in Cologne After breakfast, we disembark at 09.00 and make our way home. Cruise Highlights • Take in magical riverside scenery & stunning landscapes • Admire the famous floral spring displays at Keukenhof Gardens
Cruise Highlights • Take in amazing springtime scenery on a relaxing cruise • Admire the floral displays at Keukenhof Gardens
Day 1 Embark in Amsterdam (or nearby port) We arrive in Amsterdam and board our ship at 18.00. Day 2 Amsterdam (or nearby port) - Wijk-bij-Duurstede
Today’s optional excursion is a guided tour of Amsterdam. We first visit the Rieker Windmill, built in 1636 and located on the riverbanks of the Amstel River, before heading to the Diamond District to visit a diamond merchant. We discover how diamonds are valued and see them transformed into jewels. Our last stop is Amsterdam’s famous floating flower market, Bloemenmarkt Day 3 Wijk-bij-Duurstede - Rotterdam We spend the morning cruising before making our way to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens (included). Covering an area of 32 hectares (79 acres), around 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the gardens annually and it is widely known for its tulips, with flower shows, inspirational gardens and royal pavilions to explore. Tonight is our gala evening. Day 4 Rotterdam - Antwerp Today we cruise towards Antwerp with time to explore the old city in the company of our host/hostess. Day 5 Disembark in Antwerp After breakfast, we disembark at 09.00 and make our way home.
• Amsterdam city tour • Keukenhof Gardens • Windmills & Delicacies • Rotterdam & Delft • Dordrecht evening walking tour • Arnhem walking tour OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note, this cruise operates in reverse on selected dates.
Rotterdam Keukenhof Dordrecht
• Amsterdam guided city tour & diamond merchant visit OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSION
5 Nights Full Board MAR - APR 2024 Inclusions • Return short sea crossing • Porterage • Soup on embarkation • Welcome & farewell cocktail receptions • Lunch (choice menu) on 4 days • Dinner (choice menu) on 5 nights • Tea/coffee from breakfast to dinner DCS Amethyst Classic (standard ship)
Choice of standard & premium ships available – please contact the sales team for information.
4 Nights Inclusive APR 2024 Inclusions • Return short sea crossing • Porterage
• 3 course lunch (set menu) on 3 days • 3 course dinner (set menu) on 3 nights • Gala evening with 4 course dinner (set menu) on 1 night • On-board entertainment, activities, informative speakers and local performers • Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens
• Midnight snack • On-board entertainment • Daily music programme at Panorama bar
• Captain’s welcome cocktail reception • Complimentary drinks (water, juice, soft drinks, tea, coffee, beer, most spirits and house wine)
Drinks package available
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