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Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise

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New for 2023 - Extend your cruise with a City Stay

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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 
  • Return scheduled flights from 15 regional airports or seats on Eurostar from London St Pancras International
  • Eight visits and tours including visits to Hoorn, Arnhem and Keukenhof Gardens, a canal cruise in Amsterdam and guided tours of Antwerp, Ghent, Ypres and Bruges
  • 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 
  • Packed lunch provided during the full day in Bruges
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
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At a Glance
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7 nights on a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
8 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
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Offers available on this holiday

 

2023 spring river cruise savings on Lower Decks

 

We’ve lowered many of our prices for 2023 on our Lower Deck cabins, so now is the perfect time to book and secure your preferred choice of date and cabin for your spring cruise.

 

Date Was Now Saving
16 April 2023   £1,729pp    £1,499pp    £230pp 
17 April 2023   £1,829pp  £1,499pp  £330pp 
18 April 2023   £1,829pp  £1,499pp  £300pp 
19 April 2023   £1,829pp  £1,499pp  £330pp 
24 April 2023   £1,879pp  £1,499pp  £380pp 
26 April 2023   £1,939pp  £1,499pp  £440pp 

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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

First we explore the tiny villages of ‘old’ Holland from where ships of the 16th century Dutch East India Company set sail in search of silks and spices. Then it’s off to Arnhem scene of the famous battle in 1944 before visiting Antwerp, the city of Diamonds and Rubens with its main square lined by the tall step-gabled, merchant’s houses so typical of the ‘low’ countries. Then we explore the very best of Flanders in delightfully medieval Ghent.

From here we see Ypres and one of Europe’s finest ‘old world’ cities, delightful Bruges. Listen to the sound of the carillon emanating wonderfully from the instantly recognisable Bell Tower, sip a coffee in the old market square and reflect on how wonderful life can be. Finally we discover one of nature’s most spectacular of floral displays, the kaleidoscope of colour that is the Dutch Bulbfields.

Your Itinerary

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields River Cruise

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
  • Packed lunch provided during the full day in Bruges. 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 in the brochure
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Extend Your Cruise

City Stay Option

3 night City Stay in Amsterdam from only £475pp

In 2023 - add four days to your holiday, staying at centrally located Leonardo Boutique Museumhotel.

Discover the interior of Anne Frank’s house, rummage through the Waterlooplein flea market, take a stroll in the picturesque Westerpark or just relax at an atmospheric café. Amsterdam is also the ideal walking city and it is always a pleasure to explore the characterful streets at your leisure. Find out more

 

Our Drinks Package

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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.

Personalise Your Holiday

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
 

Wander the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - from €17.50 per person 

Often cited as one of the best art galleries in Europe – and the world – the Rijksmuseum is a must-see, even if you’re not an art aficionado. The museum’s impressive collection of 8,000 artistic and historical objects takes visitors on a fascinating journey through 800 years of Dutch history, from the 13th century to the present day.

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Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 15 mins to 1 hr 30 mins
  • Languages: Dutch, French
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Countries: Belgium, 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 Belgium 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/belgium/entry-requirements and https://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

All 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

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