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Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland and Flanders River Cruise

Save up to £1340pp on select 2022 river cruises

See below for included dates and savings on this cruise. Limited availability, so don’t miss out.

 

Time to catch up

Explore even more! Book a second 2022 holiday and save 20% if your second holiday is a river, yacht or ocean cruise of 8 days or more.

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Experience more with so much included

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views
  • 8 visits and tours including a trip to the Floriade Expo, guided tours of Cologne, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent and Rotterdam and visits to Kinderdijk, Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace gardens
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • A packed lunch during the full day trip to Bruges
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
 
At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
Return Eurostar & transfers
8 visits & tours
2022: Included visit to Floriade Expo for a full day
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & taxes
Checked Luggage
 

 

Offers available on this holiday

Save up to £1040pp on this 2022 river cruise

 

Lower Deck

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4 Oct 2022   £2,039pp    £1,199pp    £840pp 

Middle Deck

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4 Oct 2022    £2,439pp    £1,399pp    £1,040pp 

Upper Deck

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4 Oct 2022  £2,639pp  £1,899pp  £740pp 
 

Don't miss out! All dates are subject to availability, and available on a first come first served basis. Call up and quote 'Save RCI' when booking.

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Time to Catch Up

 

Book either two new holidays or a second holiday between 1 April and 31 May 2022 and save 20% on your second holiday if it is a river, yacht or ocean cruise departing in 2022.

Savings will be applied to your final balance post-booking.

 

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Our promises

Flexible Booking

Change your holiday for free for any reason right up until your final balance payment is due.

 

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Holiday Happiness. Guaranteed

If you're not happy by day two, we'll bring you home at no extra charge and offer you a full refund.

 

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Price Promise

If the price of your holiday reduces after you've booked, we'll reduce the price for you - or refund you the difference.

 

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Quality Promise

You can't find the same quality of holiday for less with a competitor - if you do, we'll match the price.

 

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Overview

Experience the world in bloom at the spectacular horticultural show, Floriade Expo 2022. Don’t miss this once in a decade event, showcasing a spectrum of magnificent flowers, plants and produce from across the world. Explore Amsterdam’s canal-laced heart, its characterful gabled buildings and exceptional art and wander the picture-perfect cobbles of delightful Bruges, absorbing its dreamy ambience and pristine medieval streets. From Rotterdam’s legendary maritime history and contemporary urban skyline to Cologne cathedral’s soaring Gothic spires, iconic windmills of a bygone age to the sumptuous splendour of a magnificent Dutch royal palace, our superb cruise embraces the rich and diverse cultural and architectural heritage of these northern European neighbours, inextricably linked by history and their fascinating waterways.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation 
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director & concierge

Extend Your Holiday

There are no extensions available on this River cruise.

Our Drinks Package


 

7 night drinks package available from £129 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. View the example bar list.

To purchase the drinks package please call our reservations team.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Regional Rail and Eurostar Upgrades

Convenient local departures

Why not enjoy a convenient departure from a station close to home? Booking your own cross-country train transport can be tricky when considering station changes and onward train times, so here at Riviera Travel our Eurostar team work hard finding your preferred regional departure to add to your booking.

We offer departures from stations such as Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby, Southampton, Bristol, Lancaster and many more. We endeavour to provide connections from as many stations as possible across the country, so wherever you live you’ll be sure to find a local departure to suit you. 

It’s easy to book a local departure; simply select the station you'd like to depart from when making your booking online. If your preferred station is not available to select from the dropdown menu in the checkout, get in touch with us and we can request a station for you.

Enjoy a relaxed journey in the spacious and quiet First Class coach of your regional train. We can add a First Class upgrade to your booking at any time before departure, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Eurostar upgrades

In order to enjoy your Eurostar experience to the full, you may upgrade to Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar. You’ll get a seat in the spacious Standard Premier coach with a complimentary light meal offered from a selection of sweet and savoury cold snacks, and a drink appropriate to the time of day, served at your seat while you relax in the comfort of Standard Premier Class. Upgrades can easily be added to your booking any time before the final balance has been paid, so please call us to enquire further.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 15 mins to 2 hrs
  • Eurostar Time: Approx. 2 hrs
  • Languages: German, Dutch
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Germany, The Netherlands

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany or the Netherlands however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/germany/entry-requirements and www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/netherlands/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

The transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Amsterdam Airport Amsterdam 45 mins
Amsterdam Station 20 mins
Dusseldorf Airport Cologne 1 hr
Cologne Airport 30 mins
Brussels Station 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop

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