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Captain’s Choice 2017

Dutch Waterways | Netherlands, Europe

8 days
from
£739
per person
  • Arnhem
  • Delft Canal
  • Dordrecht
  • Heusden
  • Heusden
  • Nijmegen
  • Roermond
  • Rotterdam
ArnhemDelft CanalDordrechtHeusdenHeusdenNijmegenRoermondRotterdam
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.

 

Captain’s Choice Itinerary

Experience the Captain’s Choice cruise to the Netherlands 2017 with The River Cruise Line. This is a Dutch cruise with a difference, as you will have the opportunity to learn about Captain Wido and his home country.

In Nijmegen we discover some of the Captain’s favourite places, including the breath-taking Maasplassen with its series of lakes, the star-shaped city of Heusden, and the cutting-edge architecture of Rotterdam. You will also have the chance to visit Castle Wijchen, Maastricht,and the white village of Thorn with our fantastic excursions.

As we explore, Captain Wido will enlighten us on his love for each place, so that by the time we come to say farewell, you too will share his passion for this beautiful and unique country. For more information about our Captain’s Choice Netherlands River Cruise, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today.

Day 1: UK – Arnhem
We travel to Arnhem and enjoy a relaxing evening aboard our ship.

Day 2: Nijmegen
Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands, which nestles on the banks of the River Waal. A walk through the old town takes you on a journey through time, starting with when the Romans first settled here. Alternatively you can join our optional excursion to the fascinating Wijchen Museum Castle.

Day 3: Roermond, the Dutch Lake District
This afternoon we reach Roermond. This atmospheric town enjoys a unique location on the Maasplassen, an extensive chain of lakes set around idyllic green landscapes. You have plenty of time to explore or you can join our optional excursion to visit the historic city of Maastricht and the white village of Thorn.

Day 4: Arcen – Grave
We cruise to the village of Arcen for a short stop around midday. Here you can join our optional excursion to Arcen Castle, where we enjoy a tour of the 17th century castle and the gardens. We meet our ship in the city of Grave, on the banks of the River Maas, and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5: Heusden
Spend the morning relaxing on board our ship as we cruise to Heusden. This beautiful city, with its star shaped city walls, is like an open air museum with over 130 listed buildings. From here you can join our optional excursion visiting Den Bosch, the largest walled city in the Netherlands. The rest of the day is then free to explore Heusden.

Day 6: Dordrecht
Another morning of cruising takes us to the city of Dordrecht, whose centre is beautifully preserved with 18th and 19th century buildings strung along a web of canals and harbours. There’s plenty of time to explore and you can also visit the nearby city of Delft on our optional excursion to the Royal Delft Pottery.

Day 7: Rotterdam
Rotterdam is known as the ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ because of its impressive skyline, which showcases cutting edge architecture. We arrive here around midday and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Join our optional excursion to discover a wide variety of Dutch highlights in miniature, set around the scenic outdoor park of Madurodam.

Day 8: Rotterdam – UK
We bid farewell to our Captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.

Captain's Choice

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• Enjoy a Dutch cruise with a difference

• Get to know Captain Wido even more as we cruise around his home country and visit his favourite ports of call

• Cruise along the waters of the Waal and the Maas (Meuse) Rivers

• Enjoy the wide open countryside of the Netherlands

• Explore the oldest city in the Netherlands, Nijmegen, which celebrates around 2,000 years of history

• See the beautiful ‘Lake District’ of the Netherlands

• Visit the star shaped city of Heusden

• See one of the largest ports in the world at Rotterdam, the ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’

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 or 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 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. 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
2017-06-06
06 June 2017
for 8 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Arnhem
8 Days from
£739
Passengers
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2017-06-12
12 June 2017
for 10 days


Coach
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Ferries
Join ship at Arnhem
10 Days from
£889
Passengers
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2017-06-13
13 June 2017
for 8 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Arnhem
8 Days from
£739
Passengers
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2017-06-20
20 June 2017
for 8 days


Coach
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Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Arnhem
8 Days from
£739
Passengers
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2017-06-26
26 June 2017
for 10 days


Coach
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Ferries
Join ship at Arnhem
10 Days from
£889
Passengers
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2017-06-27
27 June 2017
for 8 days


Coach
Enter postcode and click go to show pick ups closest to you
Ferries
Overnight hotel
Eurostar
Join ship at Arnhem
8 Days from
£739
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!

Museum Castle

Museum Castle Wijchen

£24

Museum Castle Wijchen is a multifaceted museum situated in the picturesque castle in the town of Wijchen. With four departments – archaeology, modern art, regional history and the unique museum garden De Tuun, so there is something of interest for everyone.

Maastricht

Maastricht & the white village of Thorn

£17

The historical white village of Thorn dates back to the late 10th century; highlights include its white Gothic church and a museum depicting days-gone-by. We later visit the city of Maastricht, one of the oldest in the Netherlands.

Arcen

Castle Arcen & Gardens

£27

Visit the most beautiful gardens of the Netherlands and experience ancient times on a guided tour of the castle which dates from the 17th century. The garden is a delight to explore with areas that resemble Japan, Italy and Thailand.

Medieval Den Bosch

Medieval Den Bosch

£20

Den Bosch is a great city to visit whilst in the Netherlands. We enjoy a boat trip along the Binnendieze River to Singelgracht, before continuing the tour within the city walls.

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.

Holland in miniature

Madurodam – Holland in miniature

£28

Madurodam is a fascinating attraction where all of the Dutch must-see attractions are on show in miniature including Het Loo Palace, St John’s Cathedral Den Bosch, the canals and bridges of Amsterdam and so much more.

Excursion Package

Excursion Package Price

£109

SAVE £31 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: 8 days

From: Arnhem

Ends: Rotterdam

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover, Hull or Newcastle
  • Ferry crossing at Dover, Hull or Newcastle
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • Join at the Ship
8 days
from
£739
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
  • Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
  • Entertainment on every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Arnhem, Nijmegen, Roermond, Arcen, Grave, Heusden, Dordrecht and Rotterdam
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager

 


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