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 Authentic Holland

AMSTERDAM – OUDE WETERING – GOUDA – ROTTERDAM – AMSTERDAM

 

   

 

Experience Dutch traditions, waterways and picture postcard scenery on this 5 days cruise from Amsterdam to Rotterdam. Time in Amsterdam to view the traditional Dutch architecture and Red Light District before visiting Gouda (known for it's cheese); the Keukenhof Gardens (known for tulips and other bulbs); the busy port city of Rotterdam; and the Delft (known for its blue earthenware pottery).



Days
  5 days
Code
  AWA
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary
   
     
Day 1   AMSTERDAM

 

Boarding in Amsterdam between 5.00 pm and 6.00pm. Settling into your cabin. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner. tour of the old city of Amsterdam in a river boat. Overnight stopover.

     
Day 2  

AMSTERDAM – OUDE WETERING

   

Buffet breakfast on board. Morning devoted to a guided tour of Amsterdam, its diamond merchants, the historic heart of this beautiful capital city, full of historic and architectural treasures. You will discover the striking contrast between monuments heavy with Dutch memories and the Red Light District. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, departure of the boat through the city of Amsterdam to get to one of the many canals that will allow us to spend a day cruising into deepest Holland as far as Oude Wetering where you will have some free time. Dinner on board. Overnight stopover.

     
Day 3   OUDE WETERING – GOUDA
   

Buffet breakfast in the restaurant. Departure by coach for a visit to the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens. You will see the harmonious disposition of the flower beds: tulips, narcissi and hyacinths amid trees hundreds of year old. Lunch on board around 12.00 noon. Departure for Gouda, situated at the confluence of the Ijssel and the Gouwe, from which it gets its name. Gouda was once a major cloth making centre and an active port. The town owes its fame to the celebrated round yellow cheese known throughout the world. Explore Gouda in the company of our hostess before or after dinner depending on what time we arrive. Overnight stopover.

     
Day 4   GOUDA – ROTTERDAM
   

Buffet breakfast on board. Sailing for Rotterdam which we will reach around 12.00 noon. Lunch on board. Departure for a panoramic tour of the city by coach and on to Delft, famous thanks to the artist, Vermeer, and to its porcelain. Back on board in Rotterdam.  Dinner and gala evening.

     
Day 5   ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM
   

Morning's sailing. Breakfast during the cruise. We will be sailing up the Leck until we reach the lock at Tiel where we will cross into the canal to reach Amsterdam around 14:00. Lunch on board. End of this wonderful cruise through Holland.

     
   

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.

     
INCLUSIONS





 

This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)

                       
   
EXCLUSIONS

 

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


 
     
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