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Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens (Fly & Cruise)

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(Tour code: NEZ20)

Discover the colours, flowers and windmills of Belgium and the Netherlands.

Spectacular floral displays, poignant battlefield tours and fairytale cities await on this scenic cruise along the waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands.

From the decks of a luxurious river cruise ship, get to the heart of what makes these two charming countries so special as you are joined for on board talks from gardening television celebrity Charlie Dimmock, and World War I specialist Col. Piers Storie-Pugh

  • 7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Queen or Imperial
  • Amsterdam
  • The Battlefields of Ypres with on board talk by Col. Piers Storie-Pugh OBE
  • Guided tour and free-time to enjoy historical Ghent
  • Sightseeing tour of fairytale Bruges
  • Arnhem
  • Excursion to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens
What’s Included
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    6 Lunches
  • 7-night cruise on board the MS Amadeus Queen or Imperial
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed
    Optional tour of Amsterdam or Journey on the Medemblik Steam Railway

Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens (Fly & Cruise) 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Amadeus Queen
Amadeus Queen

To Amsterdam

Meet the rest of your group and Tour Manager at your ship in Amsterdam.

Once on board, take some time to settle into your comfortable cabin and relax in your new surroundings. We enjoy a welcome drink in the lounge before a sumptuous 5-course dinner in the panoramic restaurant, followed by live music.

  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Day 2 Amsterdam


After waking up to our first morning and breakfast on board, you have a choice between 2 fascinating excursions. Your first option is a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam, taking in all the sights which make this enigmatic port city one of the most loved in Europe. Discover the Royal Palace, Dam Square and the pretty canals for which Amsterdam is famous. Your second option is a visit to the town of Hoorn where you embark on a nostalgic steam train trip aboard the wonderful Medemblik Steam Railway.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery

The Battlefields of Ypres

Our vessel arrives in Ghent, in Flemish Belgium. This morning, Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh will come aboard to deliver a fascinating talk about the battlefields in the region, using his expertise in the field to take us back in time. In the afternoon, our excursion takes us to the infamous Ypres Battlefields, a key battlefront in the First World War. We are accompanied by experts who take us through some of the most poignant sites, including Tyne Cot Cemetery where many of the combatants were buried. We return to the ship later for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Flight home

Return home

After breakfast, you disembark and are free to make your way to the airport for your flight back home.

  • Breakfast

Recommended Airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, Amsterdam airport (AMS) which is approximately 12 miles from your start and end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included
  • Escorted throughout your cruise by an on board Tour Manager and Cruise Director
  • 7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Queen or Imperial
  • 20 meals including 7 Breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 2 exclusive on board events
  • On board live music every night
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Excursion to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens
  • Excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres
  • City tours of Ghent & Bruges
  • Unique flexible excursions allowing you to choose how you spend your day with options including: A tour of Amsterdam, a journey on the Medemblik Steam Train, an excursion to the Hartenstein Airbourne Museum and a visit to the Dutch Open Air Museum
  • Although we pride ourselves on excellent service as standard, we also firmly believe that tipping should be at the discretion of the guest - therefore we don't include tips in the price of our cruises, nor do we add a daily gratuity to your bill. If you do wish to tip, an envelope will be left in your cabin on the final evening for your convenience.

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers
Dimitri Zgonis
Yung-Mei Choi
Vaugnel Fletcher
Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens (Fly & Cruise)

Discover the colours, flowers and windmills of Belgium and the Netherlands.


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