On this tour we combine the wonders of the Dutch Bulbfields and Keukenhof in spring, the vibrant city of Amsterdam, and the villages of Volendam and Zaanse Schans, all while taking pleasure in the wonderful food, comfort and hospitality of CroisiEurope. Please note: For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. *All drinks during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne, Perrier, wine from the wine list, drinks on excursions.
Day 1 Collected from your door you join the coach and we travel to Dover for the short Channel crossing. We make our way to Antwerp and join the MS Beethoven at around 6pm. Enjoy a cocktail with the crew before dinner.
Day 2 This morning, the ship’s hostess will lead an exploration of the old city. We then sail through the port of Antwerp and out into the inland sea. We travel through immense locks and have wonderful views before we sail into Rotterdam. Tonight is a Gala Evening.
Day 3 After breakfast, we leave for our visit to the glorious Keukenhof Gardens, with time to enjoy the amazing tulip, narcissi and hyacinth displays. We rejoin the boat and the afternoon is free. This evening we cruise toward Amsterdam and moor in, or close to, the city.
Day 4 Breakfast on board before a tour of Amsterdam calling at a diamond merchant’s workshop. After lunch on board we depart by coach to Volendam, a traditional Dutch village and then onto Zaanse Schans, an open-air museum to admire over 100 typical wooden houses, windmills and warehouses dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Return on board for dinner before enjoying a free evening.
Day 5 Breakfast on board before disembarkation. We make our way to Calais to take our afternoon sailing to Dover, where we travel by coach and taxi to our homes.
MS Beethoven Part of the CroisiEurope fleet of river cruisers, the MS Beethoven has 90 en-suite cabins on three decks with TV, hairdryer and safe. Facilities include lounge-bar with dance floor, comfortable restaurant (set menu) and sundeck. There is a lift, but this does not service the sundeck.