Spring Gardens in Holland & Belgium 2017
Return travel from the UK
Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
En suite cabin accommodation aboard the ms Serenity
Early risers and mid morning tea/coffee
Full board during your cruise
Entertainment every night of your cruise
Visits to Amsterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent & Rotterdam
Entrances to Appeltern Gardens, Floralia, the National Botanic Garden of Belgium and Keukenhof Gardens
Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager
Experience Europe’s most beautiful gardens in full bloom this spring with the 2017 Spring Gardens cruise from The River Cruise Line. This seven-day trip takes you along the sublime waters of the Netherlands and Belgium, with visits to both country’s capital cities and the best botanical gardens each country has to offer. Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, reached a new record in spring 2015 with well over a million visitors. Still, it doesn’t beat the number of bulbs you will find here, with more than seven million of them creating a spectacular carpet of colour.
In the neighbouring country of Belgium, Floralia is the must-see spring event where thousands of bulbs are on show around a beautiful castle.
This relaxing cruise also includes visits to Appeltern Gardens and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, along with free time in beautiful Dutch and Belgian cities.
|ms Serenity 7 Days|
|Apr 06, 12 2017||£779|
|Apr 24, 30 2017||£779|
7 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening aboard our ship.
Day 2: Kinderdijk & Dordrecht
This morning we reach the village of Kinderdijk, which is renowned for its 19 beautifully preserved windmills. Our optional excursion visits two of the mills before cruising on to Dordrecht. After lunch our included excursion takes you to Appeltern Gardens, home to 200 model gardens bursting with colour and inspiration. Later in the day we cruise towards Brussels.
Day 3: Brussels
Shortly after breakfast we visit the Floralia spring flower show, held in the grounds of Château de Grand Bigard. Here you can wander among more than a million bulbs and admire the glasshouse exhibits. The remainder of the day is free to explore Brussels or you can join our optional guided tour. Later in the day we cruise towards Antwerp.
Day 4: Antwerp
Today’s included trip takes you to the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise) and the Plant Palace. This is one of the largest botanic gardens in the world, with beautiful outdoor collections and an enormous glasshouse filled with more than 10,000 plant species. We return to Antwerp which is renowned for diamonds and Peter Paul Rubens.
Day 5: Ghent
We wake up in the small city of Ghent, which is filled with canals and beautiful buildings. First, you can join our optional excursion to the nearby city of Bruges, a masterpiece of medieval times, before spending the afternoon in Ghent. Later this evening we begin cruising back towards the Netherlands.
Day 6: Rotterdam
Today we visit the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens, where there’s plenty of time to explore the grounds which are filled with over seven million flowering bulbs. This evening is free to explore Rotterdam, known as the Manhattan on the Meuse because of its impressive skyline.
Day 7: Amsterdam – UK
We bid farewell to our Captain and crew and set off on the return journey.
This stylish 4-star vessel allows passengers to explore the great waterways of Europe in style while being under the care of a friendly and attentive crew.
ExtrasSingle cabins are available for a supplement.
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing.
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