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Amsterdam and Floriade aboard MS Arena

7 days - from only £1,029pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Amsterdam and Floriade aboard MS Arena

Join us for the ultimate spring escape as we visit one of the Netherlands most famed floral events. Not only will the river cruise see us sail to the likes of Amsterdam, Den Helder and Lelystad but we will also delight in the once-in-a-decade Floriade Expo and have the opportunity to visit Het Loo Palace and De Kruidhof Botanical Garden.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 6 nights cruise on a full board basis on MS Arena
  • Welcome drink & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Morning & afternoon tea/coffee & late evening snack
  • On board entertainment every evening
  • Convenient local joining points

7 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Amsterdam, where we board our ship for our six-night cruise.

  • Day 2: Amsterdam – Hoorn

    Spend the morning in Amsterdam. The cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam offers something for everyone, from romantic canal cruises, art, shopping, culture, history and much, much more. Spend time admiring the attractive 17th century merchant houses and the floating flower market or simply relax in a canal-side café. We return to ship for lunch onboard and this afternoon cruise onwards to Hoorn.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam

    Included Highlights

    • Amsterdam
  • Day 3: Den Helder - Harlingen

    We arrive in the unique town of Den Helder.

    After lunch, why not join an optional excursion to the Medemblik Bakery, a quaint two-story museum where you’ll see how traditional Dutch specialities are made, including ‘gevulde koek’, which is an almond paste cookie and ‘speculaas’ which are delicious gingerbread cookies.

    We return to the ship in Den Helder for a relaxing evening on board as we cruise towards Harlingen.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4: Harlingen – Kampen

    This morning you can join an optional excursion to De Kruidhof Botanical Garden.

    We return to the ship at lunchtime and sail onwards to Kampen arriving later this evening.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5: Kampen – Lelystad

    This morning you can join an optional excursion to Het Loo Palace. This impressive 17th century palace was the favourite summer residence of the Dutch Royal family and still displays the exquisite interior and magnificent ornamental gardens. We return to the ship at lunchtime and sail onwards to the traditional town of Lelystad where there’s time to explore this lively little port as we are berthed here overnight.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Het Loo Palace

    Het Loo Palace

    Included Highlights

    • Lelystad

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022
    • Het Loo Palace
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Floriade - Amsterdam

    Included excursion by coach to the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Once every 10 years in the Netherlands, we are treated to the world's ultimate flower show in a spectacular festival of flowers. In 2022, the Floriade World Horticultural Expo takes place in the Dutch town of Almere and will be spread over five themed zones across an enormous 66 hectares and is also a celebration of plants, vegetables, fruit and produce. We rejoin our ship in Amsterdam for our final night.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Floriade

    Floriade

    Included Highlights

    • Floriade
  • Day 7:

    Disembark and return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels

You will spend six nights on board the 4-star MS Arena. Step aboard and feel right at home from the minute you set sail on the stylish and spacious MS Arena. Let the Captain and crew take care of your every need while you prioritise relaxing in comfort as you glide along the river. Take advantage of the wellness and fitness suite, treat yourself to a drink or two in the Ambassador’s Lounge or soak up the ambience and spectacular sights from the sun deck. Wherever you choose to spend your time on board, you’ll be in great hands.

  • Ms Arena

    Climb aboard and feel right at home from the minute you set sail on the stylish and spacious MS Arena. Let the captain and crew take care of your every need while you prioritise relaxing and unwinding in comfort. Take advantage of the wellness and fitness centre, treat yourself to a drink or two with new friends in the lounge or soak up the ambience and spectacular sights from the comfort of the elevated sun deck. Each cabin on board the MS Arena features panoramic windows with a French balcony, allowing you to take in the wonderful views of the river. The spacious cabins also feature twin or hotel-style double beds, en suite bathrooms and plenty of storage space; all with contemporary furnishings, providing the ideal home from home on your cruise.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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