Keukenhof Gardens Weekend Cruise


Travel by Coach
1 Included Excursions
  • Admire beautiful Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest flower garden
  • Experience the sights and scents of this stunning attraction
  • Relax on-board the fantastic MV Virginia, taking in stunning springtime scenery
  • Enjoy the benefits of overnight ferry travel with a host of on-board facilities and comfortable cabin accommodation

Discover magnificent springtime scenery with this excellent mini-cruise, sailing from Hull to Rotterdam, and then boarding the fantastic MV Virginia. Sail along stunning Dutch Waterways to famous Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest flower garden.

We will also enjoy time at leisure in capital Amsterdam, known for its bustling streets and enchanting canals. Go shopping, see the sights, or simply experience Amsterdam’s captivating atmosphere during our time here. From Amsterdam, we will sail to charming Hoorn, a historical riverside town with plenty to see and do.

Our river cruise will then continue to Keukenhof Gardens, the main attraction of our holiday. Admire the incredible sights and scents of this beautiful attraction, famous for its bulbfields. Stroll along the enchanting walkways and admire the vibrant colours here. Keukenhof Gardens is one of Holland’s premier attractions, with thousands of visitors taking in the garden’s beautiful floral displays each year. Join as on this marvellous opportunity to discover this breath-taking sight for ourselves.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - Hull to Rotterdam
On day one of our holiday, we’ll travel overnight from Hull to Rotterdam on-board our superb P&O North Sea Ferry, staying in comfortable cabin accommodation. (D)

Day Two - Rotterdam to Amsterdam
In Rotterdam, we will disembark our ferry and transfer to the MV Virginia, enjoying a welcome drink upon arrival. Departing this afternoon, we will arrive in vibrant Amsterdam over dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day Three - Amsterdam - Hoorn - Amsterdam
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Amsterdam, exploring this famous city’s numerous sights. Enjoy a stroll along its canals, visit the Old Town or go shopping this morning, before we continue our river cruise to Hoorn. Take in this riverside town’s historical atmosphere and architecture; then return to the MV Virginia for our evening sail back to Amsterdam.  (B,L,D)

Day Four - Amsterdam - Keukenhof Gardens - Rotterdam
We will disembark the MV Virginia this morning and will then enjoy the highlight of our river cruise - a trip to magnificent Keukenhof Gardens. With its picturesque setting and beautiful scenery, Keukenhof will make for an incredible place to visit, with enchanting bulbfields and floral displays to marvel at. After our time here, we will continue by coach to Rotterdam, where we will embark our overnight ferry service to Hull. (B,D)

Day Five - Arrive in Hull
We’ll arrive back in Hull today, and will then journey home. (B)

MV Virginia

Whether you want to discover the Rhine and Moselle rivers, or Dutch Waterways, the MV Virginia is the ideal choice. Our warm, inviting ship is a firm favourite with Shearings customers, and it’s very easy to see why. If you’re after scenic River Cruises that give you the opportunity to travel in style and comfort, while exploring beautiful destinations and taking in stunning scenery, we have the perfect selection of Europe River Cruises for you. 

Having been fully refurbished in 2013, the MV Virginia provides a modern, relaxed atmosphere, with impressive decor and a fantastic environment in which you’ll be able to relax at ease while enjoying Rhine River Cruises. 

You’ll experience the classic Shearings charm that our customers are now accustomed to. Our friendly staff will be on-hand at all times to welcome you aboard the ship after exiting excursions in fantastic destinations, and they’ll be happy to recommend ideas for things to do and sights to see when we’re docked. 

The MV Virginia is the perfect vessel for first-time River Cruise travellers - if you’re booking your very first Dutch Waterways, Rhine or Moselle River Cruise, you’ll feel right at home on this ship. With its intimate and relaxed atmosphere, you’re sure to make a number of firm friends with your fellow passengers. 

While we’re travelling, be sure to admire the changing scenery from the sundeck, where you can soak up the rays or sit under the covered area. Why not enjoy a pre-dinner drink with your new friends at the bar, before tucking into the sumptuous meals served on-board. You’ll get to enjoy buffet breakfasts, as well as three-course lunches and four-course evening meals with waiter service. 

Step aboard the MV Virginia with Shearings to discover just why this ship is so popular with our customers.



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The Local Area

Included Excursions

En Route: Keukenhof Gardens

Admire the stunning floral displays at Keukenhof Gardens with seven themed gardens Keukenhof Gardens. Set in a park intersected by canals and lakes, the world's greatest flower show draws huge spring crowds to its lines of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. Stroll through a carpet of diverse colours and scents, admiring the handiwork of a dedicated team of horticulturalists.



Optional Excursions

Discover Amsterdam

Capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is the country's largest city with over one million inhabitants and is referred to as the "Venice of the North" because of its lovely canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. During our guided tour we will give you an introduction to the many fabulous sights of this wonderful city.

Our tour commences with a guided tour by coach, we see Dam Square, the heart of Amsterdam. The square is flanked by the impressive Royal Palace, which for many years was the home of the Dutch Royal Family. We also see Museum Square, dominated by the Rijksmuseum, the old harbour, the famous flea market, the infamous red light district, the Amstel River, Skinny Bridge and the many museums including the Van Gogh Museum.