A new river cruise for 2024 takes us along the Dutch waterways from Antwerp to Amsterdam via Rotterdam. a holiday that combines the relaxing and peaceful style of a river cruise along the lovely waterways of Holland, with a visit to the wonderfully vibrant Keukenhof Gardens, the bustling city of Amsterdam and picture postcard Volendam. Our tour is based aboard the River Cruiser, the MS l’Europe, with a full board package, complimentary drinks and entertainment.
Operated by the river cruise specialists Croisi Europe, the MS Europe is an elegant standard ship offering 90 cabins spread over three decks The size of each cabin is between 9m2 to 13m2 offering amenities and providing guests with all the comforts they need during their stay. Located on the main deck, the restaurant, where all meals are served during the cruise, offers delicate cuisine in a refined setting, where large windows allow guests to fully enjoy the panorama. On this same deck is also the lounge / bar with a dance floor, while on the sun deck passengers can enjoy comfortable sun loungers, as well as a large shaded area. An ideal place to relax and admire the landscapes. The ship is air conditioned. Sailings can b altered at the discretion of the MS I'Europe's Management and will be conirmed by the Captain.
Our door to door service takes you to the waiting coach for the drive to Dover for the morning sailing to Calais. On through France to Belgium and the historic city of Antwerp where we board our river cruiser. Tonight, we enjoy a Captain’s welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner.
Breakfast on board before our first excursion which is a guided tour of Antwerp. The port city has a history going back to the Middle Ages at its heart is the Grote Markt surrounded by magnificent Flemish buildings. Antwerp is an important diamond centre and houses thousands of diamond traders, cutters and polishers. After lunch on board we sail through small inland seas and immense locks to reach Rotterdam. Tonight we have a Gala evening with 4 course dinner and entertainment.
After breakfast we join the coach for a visit to the beautiful gardens at Keukenhof. After plenty of time to marvel at the wonderful displays of brightly coloured flowers we journey back to Rotterdam to re-join the Europe and take lunch on board. Later the ship cruises to Amsterdam.
A full day starts with a tour of the vibrant and colourful Dutch capital, Amsterdam This famous city began as a small medieval settlement on the river Amstel, the site is still the centre today. The plan of the city is dictated by the four main canals that fan out in semi-circles from the central station and most of the interesting sites lie within the canal rings. After lunch on board we visit picturesque Volendam This small fishing village lies just to the north of Amsterdam and most of the old folk still wear the traditional costumes. Here we have the chance to view the fishing boats as well as visit the many souvenir shops. As no visit to Holland would be complete without a visit to a cheese and clog maker we of course oblige and stop of at an old windmill en-route for a demonstration and tasting. Our return to the ship is well in time for tonight’s final dinner.
A final breakfast on our cruiser before we disembark and retrace the steps of our outward journey to Calais for the mid-afternoon ferry to Dover. We arrive back in our home area early evening after a memorable Dutch waterways cruise
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