Dutch Waterways
Departing by Air
Duration 6 Days
Available April 2019

Take in the delights of the Netherlands as MS Bellejour transports you along the Dutch waterways.

Keukenhof Gardens is a highlight – it’s home to one of the world’s largest arrays of flowers, including millions of tulips. You’ll also explore a village of windmills and visit historical towns enriched by the once-powerful Dutch East India Company. We’ll complete our journey in Amsterdam, with a cruise along the 17th-century narrow waterways and canals.

Price Includes

  • Return flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and many more
  • 5 nights cruise on MS Bellejour
  • VIP door-to-door transfers
  • 14 meals: 5 breakfasts (days 2-6) 4 lunches (days 2-5) 5 dinners (days 1-5)
  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • 3 excursions included – Keukenhof Gardens, Zaanse Schans windmill village & Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise
  • Porterage
  •  All port taxes, duties and surcharges
  • Services of a Titan cruise director and our manager

Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.

To speak to an adviser regarding more information for this cruise or to book this cruise, please call 0800 1707 233 and quote *DC THOMSON TRAVEL*

Itinerary

Day One: Depart from your chosen airport with Titan’s VIP door-to-door service. Upon arrival in Amsterdam embark MS Bellejour, where light refreshments are available. A welcome cocktail and captain’s gala dinner are served this evening, whilst we sail for Hoorn, where the ship moors overnight.

Day Two: Hoorn – Enkhuizen

This morning, after an onboard lecture on tulips, embark on independent exploration or join an optional walking tour of the compact city of Hoorn, where modern life blends with the historical townscape.

The beautiful port and harbour was the shipping point of the Dutch East India Company, and this afternoon we sail onwards to Enkhuizen, which also grew in the 17th century on the wealth of the great trading company.

Day Three:  Enkhuizen (Keukenhof)

Enjoy a full day’s visit to Keukenhof Gardens, a 32-acre showcase of seven million flowers, set within sweeping gardens or as part of unique and inspiring flower shows, themed each year.

The endless beds of vibrant tulips, daffodils and hyacinths create the world’s most magnificent spring gardens, and the Historical Garden shows the origin of the iconic tulip. We dock overnight in Lelystad.

Day Four: Zaandam

We arrive in Zaandam and take an included excursion to the village of Zaanse Schans. The village is filled with typical 18th and 19th century Dutch barns and houses, as well as museums demonstrating traditional Dutch crafts such as clog- and cheese-making.

A highlight of any visit are the six well-preserved historic windmills that were carefully relocated here.

Day 5: Amsterdam

This morning we disembark for an included leisurely boat tour of Amsterdam’s 17th century canals, lined with merchants’ town houses and city attractions, followed by a coach tour of the remainder of the city.

The afternoon is free for you to explore this quirky capital; perhaps visit Anne Frank’s House, the Van Gogh Museum or Rembrandt House Museum, or complete your cruise experience by visiting the Amsterdam National Maritime Museum, viewing Oostindisch Huis, the former headquarters of the Dutch East India Company and strolling along the canals. Tonight, enjoy the captain’s farewell gala dinner on board.

Day 6: Amstrdam – UK

After breakfast we board our waiting coaches for the return journey. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey home.


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