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Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens (Fly & Cruise)

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

8 daysFrom $2,195 per person

2020 Tour code: NEZ20

About the tour

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

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - 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.

Includes
  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal
Amadeus Queen
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 Railroad.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Amsterdam
Day 3 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Day 8 - Return home

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

Includes
  • Breakfast
Flights

Additional information

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.

Train

Medemblik Steam Train

Ships

MS Amadeus Queen
MS Amadeus Imperial
Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens Fly & Cruise

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

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