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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 1 Embark in Antwerp
From St Pancras station we take the Eurostar to Brussels where we change train to travel to Antwerp where you’ll be met by a coach to the port for embarkation. After boarding enjoy a welcome drink before dinner. We moor overnight in Antwerp. (D)

Day 2 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 3 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 4 Disembark in Amsterdam
After breakfast, we disembark and transfer back to the railway station where we travel back to the UK via Brussels. (B,L,D)

MS Europe

The MS L’Europa is the perfect ship to travel along the Dutch and Belgian waterways and the tributaries of the Rhine. 
Onboard you will find a restaurant serving delicious daily meals which you can enjoy before relaxing in the lounge bar, or getting up on the dance floor to dance the night away. Or for something a little more laid back, try the piano bar and terrace on the upper deck with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. In the day head up to the sundeck and let the world pass by, or join your fellow travellers in the exercise area to get moving.
In your room you’ll have a TV, bathroom with a shower and toilet, a safe, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, so you’re stay should be as comfortable as possible. Facilities:

 

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge bar
  • Piano bar
  • Terrace
  • Sun deck
  • Fitness area
  • TV, bathroom, safe, air-con and Wi-Fi in cabin

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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