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Holland in Springtime

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Overview

2 Included Excursions
  • Take in the famous floral displays at Keukenhof Gardens
  • Explore amazing Amsterdam and see its many sights
  • Discover cosmopolitan Rotterdam
  • Spend time in Antwerp
Discover Holland’s mesmerising springtime scenery on a wonderful short river cruise with a perfect mix of magnificent cities, seasonal colour and the tranquil scenery of the Dutch & Belgian Waterways. Enjoy the ultimate spring feeling as you tip-toe through one of the largest flower gardens in the world with a myriad of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses and other spring flowering bulbs. 
You’ll also have a chance to explore some of Amsterdam’s major cities, in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp. 

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One - Embark in Antwerp
Fly from the UK to Amsterdam where you’ll be met by a coach to transfer over the border to Antwerp for embarkation. After boarding enjoy a welcome drink before dinner. We moor overnight in Antwerp. (D)

Day Two - Antwerp to Rotterdam
We cruise from Antwerp to Rotterdam today along the Netherland’s beautiful waterways past the islands of South Holland and Zeeland. We will reach Rotterdam, where we will enjoy a gala evening on board. (B,L,D)

Day Three - Rotterdam - Utrecht - Amsterdam
This morning we cruise to Utrecht. We take an included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. Situated in 15th century hunting grounds, you can discover the floral magic of the glorious gardens with seven themed gardens. There are a never ending variety of spring bulbs and flowers set in 77 acres of wooded park. Later we return to the ship in Amsterdam. This evening you can join an optional Amsterdam by Night excursion or just enjoy an evening stroll around this fantastic city. (B,L,D)

Day Four - Disembark in Amsterdam
After breakfast, we disembark and transfer back to the airport for our flight back to the UK. (B)

MS Monet

The MS Monet is one of CroisiEurope’s more intimate offerings, spread over three main decks and just 78 cabins, you’ll enjoy the friendly atmosphere while onboard.

Facilities onboard include a library, where you can relax with a range of books and magazine. A restaurant and lounge and dance floor serving delicious daily meals and giving you a place to sit back and relax with a drink as you watch the beautiful European scenery roll by. Or head up to the sundeck for an even better view of your surroundings and a chance to stretch your legs in the exercise area.

In the room you’ll have a TV, telephone, bathroom with shower and toilet, a safe, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. So take a look at the cruises available to the Dutch and Belgian waterways which you can discover on the MS Monet on a holiday with Shearings.

 Facilities:

  • On-board restaurant
  • Lounge, bar and dancefloor
  • Sundeck and exercise area
  • Library
  • TV, telephone, bathroom, air-con and Wi-Fi in room

Cabins


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Keukenhof Gardens

Admire the stunning floral displays at Keukenhof Gardens with seven themed 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.

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Keukenhof Gardens

Admire the stunning floral displays at Keukenhof Gardens with seven themed 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.

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Optional Excursions

Evening cruise around Amsterdam centre

Join this optional excursion which takes in the canals around Amsterdam’s centre and the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canal Ring which surrounds it. The canals were built in the 17th century with rich merchants building houses and mansions along the sides of the main canals. Many of these still stand and can be seen on this tour as well as other sights such as Anne Frank’s House and the Rijksmuseum.

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