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Amsterdam & Bulb Fields River Cruise

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5 days for only 679.00

Single Room Supplement: 164.00

Departs: 15/04/2019        Returns: 19/04/2019

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Join our cruise along Dutch waterways and visit the spring gardens at Keukenhof, when more than 8 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are in full bloom. The landscape is immaculate, with shimmering lakes, mature trees and wonderful works of art. It’s simply breathtaking. Visit the exciting capital of the Netherlands, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets and winding canals. The perfect place for your springtime escape.

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DAY 1 UK To Alkmaar. Crossing the channel by Eurotunnel then travel through Belgium to Holland making suitable refreshment stops. Arrive in Alkmaar late afternoon for embarkation onto the MS Esmeralda. Enjoy a welcome drink and settle into your cabins before your evening meal.

DAY 2 Alkmaar to Hoorn. Today enjoy a leisurely cruise as the ship sails from Alkmaar along the canal to Den Helder where you see the bulb fields along this stretch, then over the ljsssel lake to the bustling port of Hoorn, birthplace of the explorer Willem Schouten (who named the infamous cape Horn after his hometown). Explore the 17th century merchant houses and warehouses lining the waterfronts and the huge variety of ships, boats and yachts in the harbour.

DAY 3 Hoorn to Zaandam. Depart the ship after breakfast from Hoorn to visit the most beautiful spring garden in the world, Keukenhof, filled with 32 hectares of colour and fragrance. Afterwards there will be opportunity to visit a shop selling many varieties of tulip bulbs for you to take home with you. On our return to our ship visit a family run cheese and clog making outlet. There will be demonstrations of how they make their local famous cheese, with tastings afterwards, and how they craft their clogs. Refreshments provided. Return to ship in Zaandam, a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland late afternoon.

DAY 4 Zaandam to Amsterdam. Enjoy a free morning in Zandaam before the ship sets sail at 12 noon for Amsterdam. Arrive in Amsterdam mid afternoon where your coach will be waiting for you to take you to central Amsterdam for an opportunity for shopping or enjoy a canal cruise (entry extra) around Amsterdam (the best way to see this wonderful city).

DAY 5 Amsterdam to UK. After breakfast we disembark the ship and take you into Amsterdam by coach for an hour guided walking tour of this interesting city before returning to home area making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

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The MV Esmeralda has become a firm favourite for river cruising, and is a comfortable vessel decorated in traditional Dutch style. The 63 cabins are all the same size and all have air conditioning. TV, mini safe and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and washstand. The lounge and reception area are located on the upper deck, and the tastefully decorated restaurant is located on the main deck. There is a lift between the promenade deck and the main deck, as well as a chair lift to the sun deck. The Esmeralda is an ideal floating hotel for those who like the traditional ambience to go in hand in hand with modern comforts.


Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
Return Eurotunnel crossing
Welcome Cocktail
Coach outings as listed
Mid morning and afternoon tea and biscuit
Guided tour of Amsterdam
√ Porterage
Hot and cold buffet breakfast
Lunch on board the ship x 2 days
Packed lunch on Keukenhof excursion
√ 4 course dinner x 4 nights
Live entertainment from the ship’s musician each night
Midnight snacks each night
Entry into Keukenhof
√ Captains Farewell dinner
√ Fully escorted

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777 


A deposit of £250 per person is required for this holiday. This cruise is promoted by Success Tours and cannot be booked via a Travel Agent.

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