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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

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7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
Traditional windmills
Keukenhof Gardens
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 - 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 time in Antwerp exploring the city's impressive architecture, including the Cathedral of Our Lady. Later, enjoy dinner with your fellow guests, while your vessel returns to the Netherlands.

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. Alternatively, take a trip to Delft and visit the Royal porcelain pottery. 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.

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
  • 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
  • Flights and transfers - we can arrange these for you. Flight inclusive packages available from just £1499pp!

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Arnhem and World War II History - £63pp
  • Arnhem and Open-air Museum - £63pp, OR Visit to the Kröller-Müller-Museum - £78pp
  • Delta Works experience and Veere walking tour - £95pp, OR Middelburg walking tour - £21pp
  • Ghent with medieval Fortress Gravensteen - £50pp
  • Bruges: Venice of the North - £43pp, OR Belgium Beer and chocolate tasting - £50pp
  • Brussels with Atomium and Cinquantenaire park - £43pp
  • Antwerp with visit of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral - £46pp
  • Kinderdijk and visit to the windmills - £74pp, OR Rotterdam harbour cruise and culinary stroll through the Market hall - £61pp
  • Visit to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens - £79pp, OR Delft with visit to the Royal porcelain pottery - £43pp
  • Amsterdam with canal trip - £57pp
  • Holland waterland with Volendam, Edam and cheese tasting - £48pp, OR Haarlem: art, history and Dutch lifestyle - £38pp

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