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Holland and Belgium: Flourishing with Art & Diamonds

AMSTERDAM - ROTTERDAM - ANTWERP

 

   

 

A great way to see three major cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp) and get a feel for the art and diamond trade in Holland and Belgium. 
This 5 day cruise only operates:
July 30 - Aug 03 2016 and 1 - 5 September 2016

Days: 5 Days
Code -  AAV_DIAMOND
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE 
Itinerary

Day 1   AMSTERDAM

 

Board our ship in Amsterdam between 5 and 6 pm. Time to settle into your cabin, followed by a crew introduction and welcome cocktail, dinner and a boat tour of Amsterdam by night. Overnight stop.
     
Day 2   AMSTERDAM
   
Join a guided tour of Amsterdam and a visit to a diamond merchant. The city has been a major diamond center since the late 16th century, and since then it has been known as the City of Diamonds. In the afternoon, visit the Van Gogh Museum. It houses the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters. It also has a few works by other renowned artists such as Paul Gauguin and Claude Monet. Enjoy a free evening or why not discover the famous Red Light District through an optional tour (book and pay on board)? Although the famous neighbourhood leaves nothing to the imagination, it's also one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of the city. Overnight stop. 
     
Day 3   AMSTERDAM - ROTTERDAM
   
Spend the morning cruising towards Utrecht and arrive by midday. In the afternoon, tour Delft and Rotterdam. Delft is a charming city dating back to the 13th century and is world-renowned for its blue and white Delft pottery. Admire the centuries-old techniques of this imitation porcelain. Next visit Rotterdam, a city dominated by modern architecture. While we are enjoying our tour, the ship will cruise to Rotterdam, where we will board it at the end of the afternoon. The evening's entertainment will be presented by the crew. Overnight stop.
     
Day 4   ROTTERDAM - ANTWERP
   
Begin the day with an early morning start cruising towards Antwerp. Pass Dordrecht and enter the Holland Diep - crossing though the Volkerak and Kreekak locks. After crossing the Dutch-Belgian border, continue up the Scheldt River to Antwerp, the second largest harbor in the world after Rotterdam. In the afternoon, join a guided visit of Antwerp and its impressive Gothic cathedral, including a visit to Diamondland. Over five centuries, Antwerp was the commercial heart of Europe and approximately 40% of world trade passed through its ports. The diamond industry naturally grew out of this favored position. Return on board and Gala evening. Overnight stop.
     
Day 5   ANTWERP
 
One last breakfast on board before disembarking
     
   

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.


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This offer includes: all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the final day; drinks - including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by staff during meals on board, drinks served due bar hours (excluding champagne and premium wines) - a share twin cabin with shower an private bathroom; onboard entertainment; assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess; welcome cocktail; gala dinner and evening; port fees

     
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This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions, shore excursions.

     
NOTE:
  Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the last day of your travel.
     
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