5-Star Tulips Cruise (Rail & Cruise)
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Embark on a cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium, uncovering enchanting towns, sombre battlefields and the floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens, with a talk from the BBC's Charlie Dimmock. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.
Meet your Tour Manager at London St Pancras today, where you board the Eurostar Service to Amsterdam. On arrival you board your vessel.
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.
Your vessel arrives into Ghent today, in Flemish Belgium. This morning, Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh comes aboard to deliver a fascinating talk about the battlefields in the region. In the afternoon, your excursion takes us to the infamous Ypres Battlefields. You visit Hill 60, one of the worst areas of fighting that Europe has ever seen, and the Tynecot cemetery.
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.
You arrive into Arnhem this morning. After free time, you have another choice of two included excursions. Your first option is to visit the excellent Hartenstein Airbourne Museum. Alternatively, you may wish to join the excursion which visits the Netherlands Open Air Museum.
This morning you arrive back in Amsterdam, and are joined on board by the wonderful Charlie Dimmock for a talk on her work. Later you experience a true highlight of the tour, visiting the magnificent kaleidoscope of colour that is Keukenhof Gardens. On Day 8, you disembark the ship in Amsterdam from where you travel back to London with your Tour Manager.
Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Cruise across the rivers of the Netherlands and Belgium