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The Charms of Holland & Belgium

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Between Amsterdam and Amsterdam
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Cut a weaving passage across the picturesque lands of Belgium and the Netherlands, enjoying the unique history and infectious cultures of these proud European neighbours. This 8-day roundtrip begins and ends in Amsterdam, the cosmopolitan capital of the Netherlands. Enjoy a glass top canal boat tour of the city, or travel like a local as part of an EmeraldACTIVE cycling tour of the famous sights and attractions – from Anne Frank House to the Rijksmuseum. Entering the mouth of the great Rhine River, you’ll pass into the charming Dutch countryside, with its ancient villages and horizon-sweeping tulip fields. Day 3 encompasses a visit to the oldest city in Holland, Dordrecht, as well as an EmeraldPLUS excursion to the Kinderdijk Windmills, a unique collection of 18th-century windmills granted World Heritage Site status on account of their indelible local significance and heritage. Crossing the Belgian border, we visit Antwerp, a captivating city world-renowned for its exquisitely preserved medieval architecture and roster of tempting Flemish ales. Visit the Renaissance Town Hall and the Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, before boarding your ship to continue on to Arnhem, site of one of the bloodiest and most significant conflicts of the WWII.
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* From price is for a 18 October 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your  holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available.

Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700 year old city of picturesque canals, world class museums, theatres and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on board.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Amsterdam

This morning, you can decide to either enjoy a visit to Haarlem a quaint neighbouring town of Amsterdam, rich in history and culture or join a guided bike tour. Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Dordrecht

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Dordrecht; the oldest city in Holland, before travelling to the Kinderdijk Windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This unique collection of nineteen authentic 18th-century windmills is considered a Dutch icon throughout the world. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour in Dordrecht. Your afternoon is at leisure to relax on board or explore the city of Dordrecht further
EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Kinderdijk Windmills

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Visit to Kinderdijk Windmills

This morning we arrive in Antwerp - Belgium’s biggest port, positioned on the River Sheltz with a large harbour linking to the sea. As Belgium’s second largest city, it has been pivotal in the country’s history of occupations and conquests. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, it attracts art lovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Having been decimated during WWII, today the city is modern and organised, yet still retains an intriguing medieval heart. Enjoy the guided walking tour of the city centre, passing by  its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance Town Hall and the unique Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, the symbol of Antwerp before passing through the charming 16th century inner yard, the ‘Vlaeykensgang’.

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Bruges (extra expense)

*** Please note, you can only choose either included tour of Antwerp or the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours run at the same time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Maastricht

After a relaxing morning spent sailing through the Dutch waterways, arrive in Maastricht, Holland’s oldest fortified city. Your city tour will provide you the opportunity to pass by many museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys and squares. You will be amazed by all the different architecture found in the city, ranging from Roman excavations to the modern design of the Bonnefantenmuseum. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour in Maastricht.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour in Maastricht

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Arnhem

Arnhem is most famous for its great battle during World War II, its iconic bridge - the sight where the British forces were captured. Today, you can choose to tour the Airborne Museum Hartenstein which is dedicated to the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. Alternatively, you can take part on a guided bike tour around Arnhem.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Bike Tour in Arnhem

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Utrecht

This morning you will arrive in Utrecht. Situated in central Netherlands, it has been a religious centre for centuries. You tour will take you through the medieval Old Town, past monuments and the iconic Domtoren, a 14th century bell tower with city views.
EmeraldPLUS: Clog Painting on board

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Amsterdam – UK

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your  transfer to the airport. Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport. If you’d prefer not to fly, return travel via Eurostar is available.

Meals included: Breakfast
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