Keukenhof and the Hague
Keukenhof and the Hague
Be inspired on a cruise along the waters of Holland and Belgium. Spend an inspiring day in beautiful gardens, visit the 'city of peace' and discover Amsterdam, on this scenic week-long cruise.
- Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
- Full board
- Captain's dinner and drinks reception
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
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Harmonious and carefree travel - that's what MS Bellejour stands for...The cruise ship has many things to win you over, such as culinary delights in the on-board restaurant and an expansive sun deck. The wireless internet connection on the whole river cruise liner means you can send holiday greetings to friends and family at home from anywhere on board. In the inviting spa area you can treat both your body and mind to a real holiday. A saunarium, jacuzzi and comfortable loungers are perfect for absolute relaxation and state-of-the-art cardio machines are on hand if you feel like improving your stamina and fitness.
Onboard you will find:
- Non-smoking restaurant
- Panorama lounge with bar
- Wellness with sauna, whirlpool and fitness
- Large, elegant reception foyer
- Reading lounge
- Wireless internet on the whole cruise liner
- Huge sun deck with sunbeds and deck chairs
- Onboard shop
MS Bellejour Profile
- Registry: Malta
- Passenger Capacity: 180
- Re-built: 2004
- Cruising Speed: 24km/h
- Passenger Decks: 4
- Officers & Crew: International
- Length: 415ft (126.7m)
- Beam: 37ft (11.4m)
Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Travel by coach from Folkestone to Amsterdam, via Eurotunnel or ferry, and embark MS Bellejour. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board. Cruise overnight towards Rotterdam.
Day 2: Rotterdam to Gouda
Arrive early this morning in Rotterdam, the world's largest port and Holland's second city. Today there's an included full-day excursion to the wonderful Keukenhof gardens, 'the most beautiful spring garden in the world!' Admire dazzling displays of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths and pick up ideas for your own garden from the themed gardens here. Depart for Gouda this evening where you moor overnight.
Day 3: Gouda to Dordrecht
This morning travel to The Hague for an included tour. It's the seat of government, home to the Royal Family, and host city to the United Nations. Discover beautiful squares, a huge market and historic buildings here. Head next to Dordrecht from where you can join an optional excursion to view the 19 UNESCO-listed windmills which you can see up-close on an optional excursion. Set sail this evening towards Arnhem.
Day 4: Arnhem to Zwolle
Arrive in Arnhem in the early hours. Explore independently or perhaps join an optional tour to see famous sights associated with Operation Market Garden, a battle fought in 1944 and the subject of the epic war film A Bridge too Far. Sail to Zwolle this afternoon, arriving later this evening.
Day 5: Zwolle to Kampen to Enkhuizen
Enjoy a little free time in Zwolle, admiring architecture dating back to the 15th century when it was a member of the Hanseatic League. Arrive in Kampen at lunchtime and explore the town, or join an optional excursion to pretty Giethoorn, the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’, where thatched houses line the canals.
Cruise to Enkhuizen late this evening and moor overnight.
Day 6: Enkhuizen to Hoorn
Enjoy some time to explore Enkhuizen this morning. You'll then have the afternoon in Hoorn to see the 16th and 17th-century town houses – the Dutch East India Company made it a wealthy trading town. Perhaps join an optional walking tour. Cruise overnight for Amsterdam.
Day 7: Amsterdam
Arrive in the early hours and have a full day in the capital of the Netherlands. Compact and easy to explore on foot, it's home to many interesting old and new buildings and world-class museums, including the Rijksmuseum where you can see Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch'. Or you can explore by coach and canal boat on our optional sightseeing tour. This afternoon perhaps join an optional excursion which visits Volendam, Edam and the Katwoude Cheese Farm.
Day 8: Amsterdam to UK
Disembark MS Bellejour after breakfast ahead of your return journey to the UK.