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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Highlights of Holland and Belgium

See acres of colourful tulips and sail past traditional Dutch windmills on this journey along the canals of Holland and Belgium. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1745pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Zaanse Schans
  • Antwerp
  • Volendam
  • Keukenhof Gardens

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to £500pp PLUS book a Balcony Suite and enjoy unlimited free drinks! Book by 31 Jul 2019. Subject to availability

Highlights of Holland and Belgium Special Offer

Discover beautiful scenery and breathtaking floral displays on this Holland and Belgium cruise, past tulip fields and windmills.

Cruise through Amsterdam's labyrinth of canals and visit charming Dutch towns where the locals still wear traditional dress. See the 18th-century community and traditional windmills of Zaanse Schans then visit the cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Veere is home to the impressive Delta Works and Antwerp's medieval streets are a delight to explore.

Tour the Airborne Museum in Arnhem then visit Keukenhof and enjoy the sights and scents of the mesmerising floral displays in Europe's largest spring garden before returning to Amsterdam for a second chance to explore.

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Highlights of Holland and Belgium Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from a choice of UK regional airports to Amsterdam and be transferred to your ship. Eurostar is available - please contact us for pricing. Enjoy time at leisure exploring the city before enjoying dinner on board. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam - Zaanse Schans

Today your EmeraldPLUS excursion is to the 18th-century Dutch village of Zaanse Schans with its traditional windmills and pretty houses. This afternoon there is free time to explore Amsterdam, or join the guided bike tour of the city's outskirts. There is a clog-painting session on board today. In the evening you will attend the Captain's Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Rotterdam

Visit the cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam with its old-style Dutch houses for a guided tour and a local tasting. There is an optional trip to the famous Delft Pottery factory. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Veere

From Veere tour the fascinating Delta Works project, which was built to protect the area from flooding. There is also a guided bike tour of the the village which has a population of just 1500. In 2020, there is also a tour of the town followed by the chance to try the local tipple. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Antwerp (Belgium)

Embark on a guided walking tour of Antwerp - Belgium's largest port and one of the diamond capitals of the world. Stroll along narrow, cobbled streets, through the 16th-century inner yard and admire the splendour of the Gothic Cathedral. In 2020, there is an optional excursion to the medieval town of Bruges. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Arnhem (Holland)

Arrive in Arnhem after a morning of sailing through the scenic Dutch waterways. A guided tour takes in the Airborne Museum which is dedicated to the 1944 Battle of Arnhem. In 2020, there is also a guided bike tour of Arnhem. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Amsterdam

This morning you will get to visit the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens on your EmeraldPLUS excursion. Europe's largest spring garden is located in the centre of a tulip farm area with incredible flower displays for you to admire. After lunch, there will be time to explore Amsterdam at leisure before your Farewell Dinner in the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

Disembark ship and fly back to the UK. Alternatively, take the Eurostar (please contact us for pricing). (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: Breakfast - B; Lunch - L; Dinner - D

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK airports. A Eurostar option is available - please contact us for pricing
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions
  • 3 EmeraldPLUS activities and up to 3 EmeraldACTIVE excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board and bottled water in cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, gratuities and tips

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional optional shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Special Features

  • EmeraldPLUS Activities:
  • Tour of Delta Works
  • Traditional clog painting experience on board
  • A visit to Keukenhof Gardens
  • EmeraldACTIVE excursions:
  • Guided bike tour to Waterland
  • Guided bike tour of Veere
  • Guided bike tour of Arnhem (2020 only)
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 10th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1745
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2245 Brochure Price from: £2395 Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £4445
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    • Apr 17th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Emerald Ships From: £1745
      Cat E Emerald Stateroom Cat D Emerald Stateroom Cat C Panorama Balcony Suite Cat B Panorama Balcony Suite Cat A Panorama Balcony Suite Cat S Grand Balcony Suite Cat SA Owner's Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2245 Brochure Price from: £2395 Brochure Price from: £2895 Brochure Price from: £3145 Brochure Price from: £3245 Brochure Price from: £3795 Brochure Price from: £4445
      Blue Water Price from: £1745 Blue Water Price from: £1895 Blue Water Price from: £2395 Blue Water Price from: £2645 Blue Water Price from: £2745 Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £3945

Price Information

  • Single supplements are available - please contact us
Map for Highlights of Holland and Belgium