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Amsterdam, Bulbfields & Waterways of Holland 2017

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

5 days
from
£369
per person
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Amsterdam
  • Dordrecht
  • Erasmus Bridge
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Nijmegen
  • Rotterdam
Amsterdam Canal CruiseAmsterdamDordrechtErasmus BridgeKeukenhof GardensKeukenhof GardensNijmegenRotterdam
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, Bulbfields & Waterways of Holland

Join our cruise along the waterways of Holland and prepare to be in awe of the world’s most beautiful spring gardens at Keukenhof, where more than seven million flowers burst into life. The landscape is immaculate with shimmering lakes, mature trees and wonderful works of art set among a sea of vibrant colour – it’s simply breathtaking and our included excursion gives you plenty of time to enjoy everything. We end our cruise in Amsterdam, where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of this laid-back capital and discover a fascinating world of canals and diamonds.

Day 1: UK – Nijmegen
We travel to Nijmegen, which nestles on the Waal river in the Netherlands, and settle aboard our ship.

Day 2: Nijmegen – Dordrecht
Spend the morning relaxing onboard as we cruise along Dutch waterways in the Rhine delta. Around midday we arrive in the city of Dordrecht, whose beautifully preserved centre is filled will ancient buildings that huddle along a web of canals and harbours. You are free to explore at your own pace or you can join our optional excursion to Gouda, a charming town renowned for its delicious cheese of the same name.

Day 3: Dordrecht – Rotterdam – Schoonhoven
We leave Dordrecht in the morning and continue along Dutch waterways to reach Rotterdam. From here our included excursion takes you to Keukenhof Gardens, where you have plenty of time to explore the 32-hectare site and enjoy the swathes of flowers, themed pavilions and wonderful atmosphere that surrounds this world-class event. We return to our ship in the ‘silver city’ of Schoonhoven, named after the silver trade that has taken place here since the 17th century, and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Schoonhoven – Amsterdam
Enjoy another leisurely morning as we cruise along the Lek river and the Amsterdam-Rhine canal, before arriving in the fascinating city of Amsterdam. Here you can join our optional city tour which takes in the main sights and visits one of the famous diamond factories; and then after dinner you can enjoy an optional candlelit canal cruise whilst enjoying cheese and wine.

Day 5: Amsterdam – UK
We bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.

Amsterdam, Bulbfields & Waterways of Holland

View our Brochures

• Enjoy picture book views of windmills sat among fields of tulips

• Relax as you glide along the tranquil canals and waterways of Holland

• Walk among thousands of flowers at Keukenhof Gardens, also heralded as the spring gardens of Europe

• Take the opportunity to visit the charming town of Gouda on our optional excursion

• Explore the historic heart of Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands

• Admire the impressive skyline 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:

Coach via Dover, Hull & Newcastle

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Ferry crossing at Dover, Hull & 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. Hull and 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.

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

From
To

Ship

DepartureTravel optionsBooking
2017-04-13
13 April 2017
for 7 days


Coach
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Ferries
Join ship at Nijmegen
7 Days from
£519
Passengers
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2017-04-14
14 April 2017
for 5 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Nijmegen
5 Days from
£369
Passengers
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2017-04-20
20 April 2017
for 7 days


Coach
Enter postcode and click go to show pick ups closest to you
Ferries
Join ship at Nijmegen
7 Days from
£519
Passengers
Select Travel options and Passengers, then click Book.
2017-04-21
21 April 2017
for 5 days


Coach
Enter postcode and click go to show pick ups closest to you
Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Nijmegen
5 Days from
£369
Passengers
Select Travel options and Passengers, then click Book.

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!

Gouda

Gouda

£10

The centre of Gouda is a beautiful place to explore, with pretty canals, charming courtyards and plenty of interesting sights, including the 15th-century town hall and the amazing glass windows in St Janskerk. It is also the home of Gouda cheese, which has been produced here for hundreds of year, and there are plenty of places to purchase your own supply for the cheeseboard back home!

Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens

Included

Keukenhof is spring at its most beautiful; where all the best floral features of the season are brought together to form stunning displays which are reflected in the still waters of the surrounding lakes.

Diamonds

Amsterdam city tour & diamond factory

£27

Our city tour bus has a transparent roof (which opens in good weather), offering panoramic views of the city. We visit Gassan Diamonds in the old Jewish quarter, where you learn about diamond craftsmanship and Amsterdam’s place within the industry.

Amsterdam canal cruise

Amsterdam canal cruise with cheese & wine

£39

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a cruise along its canals. Enjoy a selection of cheeses washed down with a glass of wine as our chartered cruiser, accompanied by English commentary, highlights the sights and places of interest.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price

£59

SAVE £17 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: 5 days

From: Nijmegen

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover, Hull & Newcastle
  • Ferry crossing at Dover, Hull & Newcastle
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
5 days
from
£369
per person

Customer feedback

Included in the Price

  • Executive return coach travel from your chosen departure point
  • Return ferry crossing
  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
  • En suite cabin accommodation aboard the mps Lady Anne
  • Full board during the cruise
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Nijmegen, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Schoonhoven and Amsterdam
  • Entrance to Keukenhof Gardens

 


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