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5-Star Tulips Cruise

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(Tour code: NER20)

Cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium

Discover the magnificent floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy a talk onboard ship from television personality Charlie Dimmock on this wonderfully diverse cruise on the enchanting Belgian and Dutch waterways. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

  • MS Amadeus Queen or Imperial
  • Amsterdam
  • The battlefields of Ypres
  • Ghent
  • Bruges
  • Antwerp
  • Arnhem
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Optional excursion on Medemblik Steam Railway
What’s Included
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    Lunch Every Day
  • 5* Cruise Ship
    MS Amadeus Queen or Imperial
  • Talk from Charlie Dimmock

5-Star Tulips Cruise 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Amadeus Queen
Amadeus Queen

To Amsterdam

Meet your Tour Manager at London St Pancras today, where you board the Eurostar Service to Amsterdam. On arrival you board your vessel.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Amsterdam Canals
Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam or the Medemblik Railway

After waking up to your first morning and breakfast on board, you are given a choice between two fascinating included excursions. Your first option is a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam, offering a chance to learn more about this iconic European capital. Your second option is a visit to the town of Hoorn for a nostalgic trip on the Medemblik Steam Railway, winding through the Dutch countryside.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Tyne Cot Cemetery
Tyne Cot Cemetery

The battlefields of Ypres

This morning, Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh comes aboard to deliver a fascinating talk about the battlefi elds. In the afternoon, our excursion takes us to the infamous Ypres Battlefi elds, a key battlefront in the First World War. We see the old trenches, Hill 60, and the Tyne Cot cemetery, and hear the sombre stories behind each landmark.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 Antwerp

Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp

Discover the attractive town of Ghent on a city tour. We also visit the fairytale city of Bruges, with its charming canals and its wonderful, winding cobbled streets. On Day 5 our cruise arrives into the diamond town of Antwerp for a guided tour, uncovering the history of this impressive city. Later we sail along the Scheldt- Rhine Canal.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Arnhem

The history of Arnhem

We arrive into Arnhem this morning. Your first option here is to visit the excellent Hartenstein Airbourne Museum in Oosterbeek. Alternatively, you may wish to join the excursion which visits the Netherlands Open Air Museum, uncovering the history of this excellent country through a series of interesting and interactive exhibits.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 7-8 Keukenhof Gardens
Keukenhof Gardens

The Keukenhof Gardens and home

This morning we arrive back in Amsterdam, and are joined by the wonderful Charlie Dimmock of the BBC's Ground Force. We enjoy a question and answer session with her before visiting the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens. On Day 8 you disembark your ship in Amsterdam. Here you are escorted by your Tour Manager by rail to London.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
What’s included
  • Escorted throughout your Cruise by an on board Cruise Manager and Cruise Director
  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from London St Pancras to embarkation, and from disembarkation back to London St Pancras. Upgrade to First Class from £200 per person
  • 7-night cruise on board the Amadeus Queen or Imperial with breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of your cruise
  • Spectacular Keukenhof Gardens & on board talk by Charlie Dimmock
  • Excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres
  • City tours of Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp
  • Unique flexible excursions allowing you to choose how you spend your day
  • Select your cabin number at no extra cost

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.


Please note: This tour may not be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Kathryn Cambridge
Julie Pacalon
Helen Laverack
5-Star Tulips Cruise

Cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium


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