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Tulips and Windmills

See the colourful tulip fields, traditional windmills and charming villages on this 9-night river cruise from Amsterdam to Antwerp. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2549pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Zuiderzee Outdoor Museum, Enkhuizen
  • Kinderdijk windmills near Rotterdam

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Discover the best of the Netherlands and Belgium from the canals of Amsterdam to the canals of Bruges on this colourful springtime cruise.

A highlight of this cruise is a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens, described as the most beautiful in the world and home to millions of flowers in full bloom. See the 19 UNESCO-designated windmills of Kinderdijk and wander through the picturesque villages of Veere, Hoorn and Enkhuizen.

All along this cruise you'll learn about the history of the countries from historic villages to medieval city centres and battlefields, whilst garden lovers will enjoy seeing the colourful fields of tulips.

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Tulips and Windmills Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Amsterdam (Holland)

Fly from the UK to Amsterdam. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Today there are two ways to explore the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Enjoy a private visit to the Amsterdam heritage, exclusively reserved for Uniworld guests, then join a canal cruise or walking tour. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Haarlem

Spend the day at Keukenhof Gardens, an extraordinary site boasting seven million flowers (lunch not provided). Or enjoy a half day at the gardens and either relax on board after lunch or visit Haarlem's historic centre and the oldest museum in the Netherlands, with free time to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Enkhuizen - Hoorn

Spend some time exploring the picture-perfect town of Enkhuizen and leave the modern world far behind as you visit a recreated 19th-century Dutch village. Later, you’ll discover the town of Hoorn’s seafaring past, where the swashbuckling derring-do of Dutch explorers will come to life on a guided walking tour of this historic locale. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Nijmegen

Enjoy a visit to the Kroller-Muller Museum which houses works by Vincent Van Gogh. Alternatively, join the "Let's Go" Riverland Biking excursion taking in Waal Bridge, Valkhof and Nijmegen's notable landmarks including market square. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Rotterdam - Kinderdijk - Dordrecht

Sail to Rotterdam, cruise through its harbour, the second largest in the world before enjoying free time to explore. This afternoon arrive in Kinderdijk and join a local guide to discover 19 astonishing well preserved windmills dating back to the 1500s and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, experience Rotterdam's culinary prowess on a walk to Market Hall. Please note if docking in Kinderdijk is not possible, the excursion will be arranged by coach from Rotterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Veere

Enjoy a morning visit to the engineering marvel known as the Delta Works where you'll learn how technology has evolved over the centuries. Spend the late afternoon at leisure in charming Veere or join the guided stroll. Alternatively, enjoy a Yerseke oyster tasting. Later, relax on board as you cruise the picturesque Zeeland area. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Ghent (Belgium)

Enjoy a full-day trip to well-preserved Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with historic architecture, with a canal cruise. Or explore Ghent, one of the oldest cities in Belgium, with a guided tour featuring the medieval centre and the famous Ghent Altarpiece. (B,D)

Day 9 - Antwerp

Choose from two sightseeing options. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady, which houses four master works by Peter Paul Rubens. Or experience Antwerp as the locals do by catching a metro to the historic central station then walk to the main shopping district to sample local delicacies. Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Antwerp - Brussels - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to Brussels Airport for your flight home.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9-night full board cruise on River Duchess, River Queen or SS Maria Theresa
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water (premium wine and premium spirits not included)
  • Shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions, and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty.
  • All port charges and Airline imposed fuel surcharge
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 24th - Amsterdam to Antwerp - Sailing on: River Princess From: £2549
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  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Antwerp to Amsterdam - Sailing on: River Princess From: £4399
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    • Apr 11th - Amsterdam to Antwerp - Sailing on: River Princess From: £4399
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £7199
    • Apr 20th - Antwerp to Amsterdam - Sailing on: River Princess From: £4399
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4399 Blue Water Price from: £4899 Blue Water Price from: £5399 Blue Water Price from: £7199

Price Information

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