Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Tulip Serenade

Discover the traditional windmills and medieval cities of Holland and Belgium on this springtime river cruise, and visit the dazzling Keukenhof flower gardens at this enchanting time of year

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1140pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Traditional windmills
  • Amsterdam
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Antwerp
  • Rotterdam
  • Amsterdam Windmill

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Explore the waterways of Holland and Belgium in springtime when the countryside explodes in a riot of colour. Sail past fields of tulips, traditional windmills and medieval cities and discover centuries of history and culture.

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam, whose canals are connected by hundreds of beautiful bridges, then sail to Arnhem where there is the option to visit the Airborne Museum and the open-air museum. Cruise to the picturesque town of Middelburg and perhaps travel to the impressive Delta Works to learn more about the flood defences here.

Cross the border into Belgium for visits to the lovely cities of Ghent and Antwerp, with optional excursions to explore Bruges and Brussels. On returning to Holland there is the opportunity to visit the magical Keukenhof Gardens, 79 acres of breathtaking beauty, open only in the springtime.

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Tulip Serenade Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK and embark ship in Amsterdam. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail with fellow guests this evening followed by a Welcome Dinner and a performance by traditional shanty choir.

Day 2 - Arnhem

Discover the fascinating heritage of Arnhem, including the World War II battle operation 'Market Garden'. In the morning there is the chance to enjoy a city tour of Arnhem, and in the afternoon choose between a trip to the Open Air Museum and the Kroller-Muller Museum.

Day 3 - Middelburg

The picturesque town of Middelburg flourished in the Golden Age of the 17th century. Perhaps explore the town on a walking tour or drive to the Delta Works Project to learn more about this engineering marvel, followed by a visit to the lovely town of Veere.

Day 4 - Ghent (Belgium)

Explore medieval Ghent's famous sights including the Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts on an optional guided tour this morning. This afternoon there is the option to travel to Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or to learn about (and sample) local Belgian beer and chocolates.

Day 5 - Antwerp

Perhaps take the optional tour of Brussels this morning to see the Heysel Stadium, the famous Atomium and the royal residence. In the afternoon, spend free time in Antwerp exploring the city's impressive architecture, including the Cathedral of Our Lady. Enjoy the Captain's Gala Dinner tonight.

Day 6 - Rotterdam (Holland)

This morning perhaps visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk, a lovely village with the country’s greatest concentration of windmills, or explore Rotterdam with a visit to a food hall. In the afternoon take the opportunity to see the millions of flowering tulips on a visit to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, one of the most magnificent public gardens in the world, and enjoy time strolling through the stunning flower displays. This evening, the festive Captain’s Gala Dinner will provide a fitting finish to the day.

Day 7 - Amsterdam

Explore the beautiful canals and waterways of Amsterdam. Perhaps see the Royal Palace and the Museum Quarter on an optional guided tour this morning followed by a canal trip and a visit to a flower market. In the afternoon there is the chance to drive through the Dutch Polder landscape to the pretty fishing village of Volendam, with a trip to a local cheese farm. Alternatively, you can visit Haarlem, where you will learn more about its art, history and the Dutch lifestyle. If you'd like to see the amazing Floriade flower show instead, you can join the full-day excursion.

Day 8 - Amsterdam - UK

Disembark ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • CIty tour of Amsterdam with canal boat tour - £46pp
  • North Holland excursion - £39pp
  • The Bridge of Arnhem and Airborne Museum Hartenstein - £50pp
  • City tour of Arnhem and open-air museum - £50pp
  • Guided tour of the Delta Works and Veere - £76pp
  • Middelburg walking tour - £16pp
  • City tour of Ghent - £35pp
  • City tour of Bruges - £35pp
  • City tour of Antwerp - £pp
  • City tour of Brussels - £35pp
  • City tour of Rotterdam with food hall - £30pp
  • Excursion to Kinderdijk - £61pp
  • Visit to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens - £64pp
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 1st - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Imperial From: £1147
      Cat C-4 Cabin with panoramic window Cat C-1 Cabin with panoramic window Cat B-4 Cabin with drop Cat B-1 Cabin with drop Cat A-1 Cabin with drop Amadeus Suite Suite with walk
      Brochure Price from: £1147 Brochure Price from: £1310 Brochure Price from: £1509 Brochure Price from: £1628 Brochure Price from: £1775 Brochure Price from: £2071
    • Apr 4th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1147
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Brochure Price from: £1147 Brochure Price from: £1310 Brochure Price from: £1509 Brochure Price from: £1628 Brochure Price from: £1775 Brochure Price from: £2071
    • Apr 5th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Queen From: £1147
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1147 Brochure Price from: £1310 Brochure Price from: £1509 Brochure Price from: £1628 Brochure Price from: £1775 Brochure Price from: £2071
    • Apr 9th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Silver II From: £1147
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £1147 Brochure Price from: £1310 Brochure Price from: £1509 Brochure Price from: £1628 Brochure Price from: £1775 Brochure Price from: £2071
    • Apr 11th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Star From: £1243
      C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite
      Brochure Price from: £1243 Brochure Price from: £1428 Brochure Price from: £1642 Brochure Price from: £1775 Brochure Price from: £1938 Brochure Price from: £2263
    • Apr 12th - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1140
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £1140 Brochure Price from: £1302 Brochure Price from: £1494 Brochure Price from: £1612 Brochure Price from: £1753 Brochure Price from: £2049
  • May
    • May 3rd - Amsterdam and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Brilliant From: £1236
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Brochure Price from: £1236 Brochure Price from: £1413 Brochure Price from: £1628 Brochure Price from: £1753 Brochure Price from: £1916 Brochure Price from: £2241

Price Information

  • Single supplements available on request
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