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Holiday type River cruises
Country Netherlands
Travel type Fly
Price range From £649
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 5 nights
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Springtime Holland cruise by air

Visit the Dutch countryside, famously ablaze with the colours of spring. Explore the canals and cafes of Amsterdam, some picturesque towns, visit historic Rotterdam, take in the villages of the reclaimed 'polder land', and see the Keukenhof gardens on an optional excursion.

Included

  • Return flights from your local airport to Amsterdam
  • Return airport-to-Olympia transfers
  • Five nights accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Embark in Amsterdam
  • A scenic cruise through the South Holland countryside
  • A visit to Schoonhoven
  • A call at Volendam
  • A walking tour of Kinderdijk's windmills
  • A tour of Rotterdam Harbour
  • Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • On-board entertainment including a Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew
  • The services of a Newmarket cruise manager
  • All prices are per person and based on two sharing.
  • Single cabins are available for a supplement
Day one
Fly to Amsterdam from your chosen airport. Board Olympia and settle in, taking your first dinner on board.

Day two
This morning's optional canal cruise a great way to discover the vibrant city of canals and cobblestones, with its Royal palace, renowned Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum, and countless cafes. Shortly after lunchtime, Olympia slips her moorings and cruises into the countryside of South Holland, arriving in Schoonhoven after dinner this evening.

Day three
Visit historic Schoonhoven, famed for its gold and silverware, celebrated in the town's museum. This afternoon, enjoy our included walking tour of the UNESCO-listed village of Kinderdijk, with its historic windmills. Later, Olympia sails on to the maritime city of Rotterdam, where, on arrival you will enjoy a tour of the harbour.

Day four
Join the optional morning excursion to the 'Golden Age' town of Delft and visit its renowned pottery factory, former home to painter Johannes Vermeer, and famed for its distinctive ceramics. This afternoon, Olympia sails north to the Zuider Zee 'fishing village' of Volendam.

Day five
Wander the streets of Volendam this morning - once trodden by the likes of Picasso and Renoir - and this afternoon take the optional excursion to the world famous Keukenhof gardens. Have your camera at the ready to capture the sight of some seven million flowers carpeting the ground. Rejoin Olympia in the Zuider Zee port of Hoorn, before having a final dinner on board as you cruise back to Amsterdam.

Day six
Bid 'farewell' to Olympia, and transfer to the airport to begin your return journey back to the UK.

MS Olympia

Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. Offering accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her the minute you step on board.

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