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The Treasures of the North

BRUSSELS - ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM - BRUSSELS (or vice versa)

 


Days: 6 Days
Code:  BAM  Brussels to Ostend  -OR -  ABR  Ostend to Brussels
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Boats: MS Boheme / MS Leonardo De Vinci / MS Victor Hugo


ITINERARY
   
DAY 1   BRUSSELS

  Boarding in Brussels between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew in the lounge. Dinner on board. Free evening. Overnight stopover.
     
DAY 2       

BRUSSELS - ANTWERP


  Breakfast on board. Morning devoted to the guided tour of the city, the capital of Belgium. The riches of Brussels are infinite. It is a city of seductive charms. Back on board. Lunch and departure of the cruise for Antwerp. We will reach Antwerp at around 8.00pm, one of the biggest ports in the world. The old town has retained the charm of Flemish cities with its narrow streets and immense squares lined with gable houses. Dinner on board. Walk exploring the old city in the company of our hostess. Overnight stopover.
     
DAY 3  

ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM


  Departure of the boat early in the morning. Breakfast and lunch during the cruise. We will sail up the Schelde/Escaut and cross the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. Then through the Kreekak and Volkerak locks. We will finally enter the Holland Diep (inland sea) before reaching Rotterdam at around 4.00pm. This is a day steeped in the sailing experience. Dinner and an evening's entertainment on board. Overnight stopover.
     
DAY 4   ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM

 

After breakfast, departure of the cruise for Utrecht. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, departure by coach for the visit to Madurodam, a miniature city famous throughout the world. This is the ideal place to explore all the sights of the Netherlands in miniature. You will find everything that makes Holland famous, reproduced in the slightest detail at a scale of 1:25. During this time, our boat will sail on to Amsterdam where you will rejoin it at the end of the afternoon. Dinner on board, followed by a tour of Amsterdam by night in a river boat.

     
DAY 5   AMSTERDAM
   

Buffet breakfast on board. The morning will be devoted to the guided tour of Amsterdam. Along the way, a visit to a diamond-cutting works. Back to the boat for lunch. Free time in the afternoon or departure for the excursion to Volendam, an old fishing village on the shores of the Ijsselmeer, and the Zaanse Schans, a picturesque village which offers a glimpse of life in the Zaan region 150 years ago. You will discover authentic Zaanland houses and the famous windmills… Back on board at around 6.00 pm. Free evening or walk through the Red Light District.

     
Day 6
  AMSTERDAM - BRUSSELS
    Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00am. Transfer to Brussels. Arrival in the end of the morning. End of our services.
     
   

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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