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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

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.

L132 Operated by Amadeus River Cruises


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 - Amsterdam

Explore the beautiful canals and waterways of Amsterdam. Perhaps see Dan Square, 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.

Day 3 - Arnhem

Discover the fascinating heritage of Arnhem, including the Battle of Arnhem. In the morning there is an optional trip to the Airborne Museum and in the afternoon there is the chance to enjoy a city tour of Arnhem followed by a visit to the Open Air Museum.

Day 4 - 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 5 - 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, to see the sights.

Day 6 - Antwerp

Perhaps join the tour of Antwerp this morning to see Antwerp Cathedral and the city's impressive architecture. This afternoon choose to enjoy free time in this lovely city or take the optional tour of Brussels to see the Heysel Stadium, the famous Atomium and the royal residence. Enjoy the Captain's Gala Dinner tonight.

Day 7 - 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.

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