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

Tulips and Windmills

See the colourful tulip fields, traditional windmills and charming villages on this 9-night river cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £3239pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Zuiderzee Outdoor Museum, Enkhuizen
  • Kinderdijk windmills near Rotterdam

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Save up to 10%! Save 10% on Classic, Deluxe and French Balcony cabins, and save 5% on Suites. Book by 30 Sep 2019

Low single supplement! Applies to 30 Mar 2020 departure. Excludes Suites. Subject to availability

Tulips and Windmills Special Offer

Discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium from the canals of Amsterdam to the canals of Bruges on this colourful springtime cruise.

A highlight of this cruise is a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens, described as the most beautiful in the world and home to millions of flowers in full bloom. See the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk and wander through the picturesque villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen.

All along this cruise you'll learn about the history of the countries from historic villages to medieval city centres and battlefields, whilst garden lovers will enjoy seeing the colourful fields of tulips.

H120 Operated by Uniworld

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Tulips and Windmills Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Today there are two ways to explore the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Enjoy a private visit to the Amsterdam heritage, exclusively reserved for Uniworld guests, then join a canal cruise or walking tour. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Haarlem

Spend the day at Keukenhof Gardens, an extraordinary site boasting seven million flowers (lunch not provided). Or enjoy a half day at the gardens and either relax on board after lunch or visit Haarlem's historic centre and the oldest museum in the Netherlands, with free time to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Hoorn - Enkhuizen

Enjoy a walking tour of Hoorn before cruising to Enkhuizen, a lively trading centre since the 17th century and home to the Zuiderzee Outdoor Museum, a reconstructed 19th-century village. There is also the option to follow the Dutch cheese trail from Hoorn to Edam for a look at how an authentic cheese farm operates. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Nijmegen

Enjoy a visit to the Kroller-Muller Museum which houses works by Vincent Van Gogh, or join a bike ride through Hoge Veluwe National Park. Alternatively, join the "Let's Go" Riverland Biking excursion taking in Waal Bridge, Valkhof and Nijmegen's notable landmarks including market square. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Rotterdam - Kinderdijk - Dordrecht

Sail to Rotterdam, cruise through its harbour, the second largest in the world before enjoying free time to explore. This afternoon arrive in Kinderdijk and join a local guide to discover 19 astonishing well preserved windmills dating back to the 1500s and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, experience Rotterdam's culinary prowess on a walk to Market Hall. Please note if docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by coach from Rotterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Veere

Enjoy a morning visit to the engineering marvel known as the Delta Works where you'll learn how technology has evolved over the centuries. Spend the late afternoon at leisure in charming Veere or join the Cruise Manager for a stroll through the central marketplace. Later, relax on board as you cruise the picturesque Zeeland area. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Ghent (Belgium)

Enjoy a full-day trip to well-preserved Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with historic architecturem, with a canal cruise and guided walking tour. Or explore Ghent, one of the oldest cities in Belgium, with a guided tour featuring the medieval centre and the famous Ghent Altarpiece. (B,D)

Day 9 - Antwerp

Choose from two sightseeing options. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four master works by Peter Paul Rubens. Or experience Antwerp as the locals do by catching a metro to the historic central station then walk to the main shopping district to sample local delicacies. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Antwerp - Brussels - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to Brussels Airport for your flight home.

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

Price Includes

  • 9-night full board cruise on River Duchess, River Queen or SS Maria Theresa
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water (premium wine and premium spirits not included)
  • Shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions, and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty.
  • All port charges and Airline imposed fuel surcharge
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 28th - Amsterdam to Antwerp - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £3239
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6299
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5984
    • Mar 30th - Antwerp to Amsterdam - Sailing on: River Princess From: £3239
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £6299
      Blue Water Price from: £3239 Blue Water Price from: £3689 Blue Water Price from: £4139 Blue Water Price from: £5985
  • April
    • Apr 6th - Antwerp to Amsterdam - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £3419
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £6499
      Blue Water Price from: £3419 Blue Water Price from: £3869 Blue Water Price from: £4319 Blue Water Price from: £6174
    • Apr 8th - Amsterdam to Antwerp - Sailing on: River Princess From: £3509
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6599
      Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6269
    • Apr 15th - Amsterdam to Antwerp - Sailing on: River Duchess From: £3509
      Classic Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6599
      Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £3959 Blue Water Price from: £4409 Blue Water Price from: £6269
    • Apr 17th - Antwerp to Amsterdam - Sailing on: River Princess From: £3599
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4999 Brochure Price from: £6699
      Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £6364

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply in peak season.
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