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Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent 2017

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

7 days
from
£729
per person
  • Antwerp
  • Brussels
  • Dordrecht
  • Erasmus Bridge
  • Ghent
  • Ghent
  • Rotterdam
  • Royal Palace Brussels
AntwerpBrusselsDordrechtErasmus BridgeGhentGhentRotterdamRoyal Palace Brussels
Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

 

Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent Itinerary

Join us on this relaxing break as we follow gentle waterways and enjoy an assortment of Dutch and Belgian highlights. We spend our first night in Amsterdam, a laidback city filled with canals and cobbled streets, before cruising through the glorious windmill-studded countryside of the Netherlands. This leads us to Belgium and a trio of beautifully preserved medieval cities, where you can discover a world of master chocolatiers and precious diamonds before we turn our course back towards Amsterdam.

Day 1: Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam, the vibrant capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening aboard our ship.

Day 2: Kinderdijk & Dordrecht
This morning we reach the village of Kinderdijk, which is renowned for its 19 beautifully preserved windmills – the largest concentration in the Netherlands. Our optional excursion takes you ashore to visit two of the mills. Afterwards, we continue cruising to Dordrecht and enjoy an afternoon at leisure or you can visit the nearby city of Delft on our optional excursion to the Royal Delft Pottery. Later in the day we cruise towards Brussels.

Day 3: Brussels
The Belgian city of Brussels is filled with international flair, from its beautiful medieval core filled with ancient buildings to its legendary chocolatiers and reputation as the capital of Europe. Explore at leisure or join our optional guided tour to see the highlights including the Atomium, a huge replica of an iron atom. In the afternoon you can join our optional excursion for the opportunity to visit Waterloo Battlefield. Later today we begin cruising towards Antwerp.

Day 4: Antwerp
Antwerp boasts many attractions, including the second biggest port in Europe and an array of 16th century architecture. It is also renowned for its skilled diamond cutters and cherished artist Peter Paul Rubens. Join our guided tour around the diamond district to learn more about the city’s fascinating diamond industry. Another optional excursion in the afternoon takes you to Rubens House, where you can discover the life and work of this master painter.

Day 5: Ghent
We wake up in the small city of Ghent, which is filled with winding canals and hundreds of beautiful buildings including the Castle of the Counts. You can join our optional excursion to the nearby city of Bruges, before enjoying the afternoon in Ghent. Later this evening we cruise back towards the Netherlands.

Day 6: Rotterdam
Rotterdam is known as the Manhattan on the Meuse because of its impressive skyline, which showcases cutting edge architecture. Join our optional excursion to enjoy some of the highlights: take a trip up the Euromast observation tower, followed by a visit to the curious cube houses. Later this evening we cruise back towards Amsterdam.

Day 7: Amsterdam – UK
We bid farewell to our Captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.

Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent

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• Cruise along Dutch and Belgian waterways aboard our premier 4 star ship

• See the beautiful village of Kinderdijk which is celebrated for its ancient windmills

• Enjoy free time in the capital of the Netherlands and the capital of Belgium

• Take some time out to browse the chocolate shops and purchase world-class confectionary in our

• Belgian ports of call

• Stroll around the winding canals and beautiful buildings of Ghent

• Marvel at the unique architecture in the city of Rotterdam

Ships

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Travel Options

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Ferry crossing at Dover or Newcastle

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, Hull or Newcastle, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary. Newcastle crossings take place overnight, adding 2 days to the cruise duration.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices for Ashford start from £59 per person per night and for Dover for £65 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

On selected cruises there are rail options included in the price, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our coach travel option – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included except for cruises certain cruises.

By Air London Heathrow or Manchester

Air travel is included on selected cruises, it includes taxes, one item of checked in baggage per couple, a seat in economy class and return transfers from the airport to the ship.

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.

Departures

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Ship

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2017-04-05
05 April 2017
for 9 days


Coach
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Ferries
Join ship at Amsterdam
9 days from
£879
Passengers
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2017-04-06
06 April 2017
for 7 days


Eurostar
Join ship at Amsterdam
7 Days from
£849
Passengers
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2017-04-06
06 April 2017
for 7 days


Flights
Join ship at Amsterdam
7 Days from
£799
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2017-04-06
06 April 2017
for 7 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Join ship at Amsterdam
7 Days from
£729
Passengers
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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Windmills of Kinderdijk

Windmills of Kinderdijk

£17

No trip to the Netherlands is complete without visiting these beautiful wooden windmills, which date back to the 1500s.We visit the Museum Windmill Nederwaard and the Museum Windmill Blokweer and gain fascinating insight from both.

Royal Delft Pottery

Delft & the Royal Delft Pottery

£24

Our excursion visits the pretty city of Delft where we enjoy free time along with a visit to the Royal Dutch Delftware Manufactory. Here you can watch a master painter at work, admire many antique pieces and visit the showroom.

Brussels & the Atomium

Brussels & the Atomium

£25

See the best of Brussels on our guided tour which also takes you to see the Atomium – the unmistakable symbol of the city and a unique feat in the history of architecture.

Waterloo Battlefield

Waterloo Battlefield

£21

Over 200 years after the battle of waterloo, we visit the very battlefield where history took place. Our ticket gives you access to Lion Mound, Panorama, the Wellington Museum and Napoleon’s last headquarters.

Antwerp diamond district

Antwerp diamond district guided tour

£21

The age-old affair between man and diamond is nowhere more evident than in the city of Antwerp. Our guide shows us around the fascinating diamond district where workers, jewellers and merchants go about their daily lives.

Rubens House

Rubens House

£15

Visit the former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens, one of the most prolific and celebrated European artists of the 17th century. It’s a fascinating insight into his life, work, the age he lived in and his sources of inspiration. Highlights include the art room and his self-portrait.

Bruges

Bruges

£15

Bruges is a beautiful example of medieval Belgium, filled with gabled houses, majestic churches, cobbled streets and charming canals. Highlights include Market Square, Castle Square and Rozenhoedkaai – one of the most photographic locations in all of Bruges.

Rotterdam

Rotterdam Skyline More Information

£21

The Euromast is Rotterdam’s answer to Paris’ Eiffel tower! Take the superfast lift up to the viewing platform and enjoy the view. We also visit the curious cube houses, an architectural wonder in the heart of the city.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price

£115

SAVE £44 PER PERSON
Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!

At a glance

Length: 7 days

From: Amsterdam

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available:

  • Travel Options
  • Ferry crossing at Dover or Newcastle
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • By Air London Heathrow or Manchester
  • Join at the Ship
7 days
from
£729
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Return travel from the UK
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
  • En suite cabin accommodation aboard the ms Serenity
  • Full board during the cruise
  • Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Amsterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Rotterdam
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

 


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