Be inspired as you cruise along the waters of Holland and Belgium, on the Keukenhof and The Hague 2020 River Cruise.
On this week-long scenic cruise, discover arty Amsterdam, spend an inspiring day in the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof and visit the ‘city of peace’, The Hague, on an included excursion.
- Return flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness, other UK airports available
- VIP door-to-door service
- 7 nights aboard the MS Bellejour
- Entertainment and activities on the ship
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
- 2 excursions included: A day in Keukenhof gardens and a tour of The Hague
Terms and conditions apply. 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*
Keukenhof and The Hague River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Travel from your departure airport to Amsterdam, and embark MS Bellejour. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board. Cruise overnight towards Haarlem.
Day 2: Haarlem to Gouda
Arrive early this morning in Haarlem, the world’s largest port and Holland’s second city.
Today there’s an included full-day excursion to the wonderful Keukenhof gardens, ‘the most beautiful spring garden in the world!’ Admire dazzling displays of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths and pick up ideas for your own garden from the themed gardens here.
Your ship departs early evening and cruises overnight towards Gouda.
Day 3: Gouda to Kinderdijk
This morning travel to The Hague for an included tour. It’s the seat of government, home to the Royal Family, and host city to the United Nations. Discover beautiful squares, a huge market and historic buildings here.
Head next to Kinderdijk from where you can join an optional excursion to view the 19 UNESCO-listed windmills which you can see up-close on an optional excursion.
Set sail this evening towards Arnhem.
Day 4: Arnhem
Arrive in Arnhem in the early hours. Explore independently or perhaps join an optional tour to see famous sights associated with Operation Market Garden, a battle fought in 1944 and the subject of the epic war film A Bridge too Far.
Depart Arnhem late tonight.
Day 5: Kampen to Enkhuizen
Cruise to Kampen and moor for the day. The town prospered as a member of the Hanseatic League and many fine buildings can still be seen in the historical centre.
Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the pretty, car-free village of Giethoorn, the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’, where distinctive thatched houses line the canals.
Cruise to Enkhuizen this evening and moor overnight.
Day 6: Enkhuizen to Hoorn
Enjoy some time to explore Enkhuizen this morning. You’ll then have the afternoon in Hoorn to see the 16th and 17th-century town houses – the Dutch East India Company made it a wealthy trading town. Perhaps join an optional walking tour.
Cruise overnight for Amsterdam.
Day 7: Amsterdam
Arrive in the early hours and have a full day in the capital of the Netherlands. Compact and easy to explore on foot, it’s home to many interesting old and new buildings and world-class museums, including the Rijksmuseum where you can see Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’.
Or you can explore by coach and canal boat on our optional sightseeing tour. This afternoon perhaps join an optional excursion which visits Volendam, Edam and the Katwoude Cheese Farm.
Day 8: Amsterdam to UK
Disembark MS Bellejour after breakfast ahead of your return journey to the UK.