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Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise

8 days from only €1,569pp

  • Tour of Amsterdam, one of the world's most unique cities
  • Walking tour of Bruges, one of Europe's most perfectly preserved medieval towns
  • Visit to Arnhem, famous for the 1944 battle vividly depicted in the film 'A Bridge Too Far'
  • Tour of Antwerp, the city of Rubens and the 'Flemish Masters'
  • Walking tour of Ghent, the 14th century’s largest city in Western Europe
  • Visit to Ypres and the First World War Battlefields
  • Visit to the stunning Keukenhof Gardens - the heart of the Dutch Bulbfields
  • Cruise along the Zuiderzee
  • Return flights from Dublin or Belfast
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your arrival day until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager

 Selected departures in April 2019

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At a Glance
7 nights on a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
8 visits & tours
Full board
Expert cruise director
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Checked Luggage
All port charges & airport taxes
 

Overview

First we explore the tiny villages of ‘old’ Holland from where ships of the 16th century Dutch East India Company set sail in search of silks and spices. Then it’s off to Arnhem scene of the famous battle in 1944 before visiting Antwerp, the city of Diamonds and Rubens with its main square lined by the tall step-gabled, merchant’s houses so typical of the ‘low’ countries. Then we explore the very best of Flanders in delightfully medieval Ghent. From here we see Ypres and one of Europe’s finest ‘old world’ cities, delightful Bruges. Listen to the sound of the carillion emanating wonderfully from the instantly recognisable Bell Tower, sip a coffee in the old market square and reflect on how wonderful life can be. Finally we discover one of nature’s most spectacular of floral displays, the kaleidoscope of colour that is the Dutch Bulbfields.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Tour Manager.

Please note that Wi-Fi speeds on board may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from €129 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Personalise Your Holiday


 

Wander the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - from €17.50 per person 

Often cited as one of the best art galleries in Europe – and the world – the Rijksmuseum is a must-see, even if you’re not an art aficionado. The museum’s impressive collection of 8,000 artistic and historical objects takes visitors on a fascinating journey through 800 years of Dutch history, from the 13th century to the present day.

Please contact us on 01283 742300 for more information. 

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Amsterdam Airport Amsterdam 45 mins

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: €250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 15 mins to 1 hr 30 mins
  • Languages: Dutch, French
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Belgium, the Netherlands

Coloured bicycles by the canal in Amsterdam