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Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise with Amsterdam Extension

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise with Amsterdam Extension

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises

 

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Experience more with so much included

  • Visit the historic port of Hoorn, the museums and war cemetery in Arnhem and the dazzling spectrum of colours in Keukenhof Gardens. 
  • Join our knowledgeable guides as they take you on a tour of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Antwerp, Ghent, Ypres, and Bruges.
  • Explore more of Amsterdam on a three-night city stay in a centrally located hotel. 
  • Sample delicious local produce with a beer tasting in a local brewery and a cheese tasting in the charming Jordaan district.
 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on a five-star ship
Return flights & transfers
Full board cruise, B&B hotel
13 tours & visits
complimentary tea & coffee on board
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
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 carillon 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.

We disembark our first-class vessel to spend our last 3 nights in Amsterdam. During our stay, we discover the historic town of Haarlem in the heart of the Netherlands' tulip-growing region and sample one of the country's most famous export, beer. Explore the highlights of Amsterdam and visit the Rijksmuseum - an art lover's paradise with an extensive collection from the Dutch Golden Age. There'll also be plenty of free time to explore as you wish - or relax in the local bars and cafes. 

Your Itinerary

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:

  • All meals on board (except one lunch), including welcome cocktails and the Captain's Dinner
  • Packed lunch provided during the full day in Bruges. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Complimentary on-board 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
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Travel Concierge


 

Travel Concierge

Looking to add on a couple of nights pre- or post-trip? Feel like flying a day earlier or from a different airport? Or want door-to-door private transfers? Personalise your holiday with Travel Concierge.

Here's how our Travel Concierge service can help:

  • Add up to two nights before you sail in the destination your river cruises starts from
  • Add up to two nights after your cruise in the destination your river cruises ends in
  • Change your departure airport (depending on flight availability) 
  • Add a stay in an airport hotel

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Useful Information

Fact File

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

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

Irish Citizens do not require a visa to enter Europe however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability 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.

Riviera Plus

Upgrade to a deluxe or superior suite, or an upper deck cabin and benefit from the luxury of Riviera Plus (subject to availability).

Transfers

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

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

Arrival Airport Ship location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure Airport Transfer time
Amsterdam Airport Amsterdam 45 mins Room Mate Aitana Amsterdam 30-45 mins

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