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Five-Star Tulips Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

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(Tour code: NEZ19)

Cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium

Embark on a cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium, uncovering enchanting towns, sombre battlefields and the floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens, with a talk from the BBC's Charlie Dimmock. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

  • MS Amadeus Silver II
  • Amsterdam
  • The battlefields of Ypres
  • Ghent
  • Bruges
  • Antwerp
  • Arnhem
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Optional excursion on Medemblik Steam Railway
What’s Included
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Lunch Every Day
  • 5* Cruise Ship
    MS Amadeus Silver II
  • Talk from Charlie Dimmock

Five-Star Tulips Cruise (Fly & Cruise) 2019Tour Details

Print Itinerary
Day 1 Amadeus Silver II
Amadeus Silver II

To Amsterdam

Fly from your closest airport to Amsterdam, where you'll be met by a Great Rail Journeys representative who will escort you to the ship. On arrival you board your vessel.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Amsterdam Canals
Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam or the Medemblik Railway

After waking up to your first morning and breakfast on board, you are given a choice between two fascinating included excursions. Your first option is a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam. Your second option is a visit to the town of Hoorn where you embark on a nostalgic steam train trip on the wonderful Medemblik Steam Railway.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery

The battlefields of Ypres

Your vessel arrives into Ghent today, in Flemish Belgium. This morning, Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh comes aboard to deliver a fascinating talk about the battlefields in the region. In the afternoon, your excursion takes us to the infamous Ypres Battlefields. You visit Hill 60, one of the worst areas of fighting that Europe has ever seen, and the Tynecot cemetery.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 Antwerp

Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp

Discover the attractive town of Ghent this morning for a guided tour. After lunch, you pay a visit to the fairytale city of Bruges. On Day 5, you visit the Diamond City of Antwerp.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Arnhem

The history of Arnhem

You arrive into Arnhem this morning. After free time, you have another choice of two included excursions. Your first option is to visit the excellent Hartenstein Airbourne Museum. Alternatively, you may wish to join the excursion which visits the Netherlands Open Air Museum.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 7-8 Keukenhof Gardens
Keukenhof Gardens

The Keukenhof Gardens and home

This morning you arrive back in Amsterdam, and are joined on board by the wonderful Charlie Dimmock for a talk on her work. Later you experience a true highlight of the tour, visiting the magnificent kaleidoscope of colour that is Keukenhof Gardens. On Day 8, you disembark the ship in Amsterdam from where you travel to the airport for your flight back home.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
What’s included
  • Escorted throughout your Cruise by an on board Cruise Manager and Cruise Director
  • Flights from London to Amsterdam and from Amsterdam to London, with transfers from the airport to your ship
  • 7-night cruise on the Amadeus Silver II
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of your cruise
  • Visit to the Keukenhof Gardens
  • City tours of Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp, and tour of Ypres
  • Talk from Charlie Dimmock
  • Select your cabin number at no extra cost

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Julie Pacalon
Helen Laverack
Kathryn Cambridge
Five-Star Tulips Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

Cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium


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