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(Tour code: NER20)

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 Queen or Imperial
  • 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 Queen or Imperial
  • Talk from Charlie Dimmock

5-Star Tulips Cruise (Rail & Cruise) 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Amadeus Queen
Amadeus Queen

To Amsterdam

Meet your Tour Manager at London St Pancras today, where you board the Eurostar Service to Amsterdam. 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, offering a chance to learn more about this iconic European capital. Your second option is a visit to the town of Hoorn for a nostalgic trip on the Medemblik Steam Railway, winding through the Dutch countryside.

  • 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 on a city tour. We also visit the fairytale city of Bruges, with its charming canals and its wonderful, winding cobbled streets. On Day 5 our cruise arrives into the diamond town of Antwerp for a guided tour, uncovering the history of this impressive city. Later we sail along the Scheldt- Rhine Canal.

  • 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 back to London with your Tour Manager.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
What’s included
  • Escorted by a UK Tour Manager and Cruise Director
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • 7-night cruise with breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
  • Visit to the Keukenhof Gardens
  • City tours of Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp, and tour of Ypres
  • Talk from Charlie Dimmock
  • Unique flexible excursions: A tour of Amsterdam, a journey on the Medemblik Steam Train, an excursion to the Hartenstein Airbourne Museum and a visit to the Dutch Open-Air Museum

Not Included

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


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

Helen Laverack
Julie Pacalon
5-Star Tulips Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

Cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium


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