Group Tour Operator for river cruises in Northern Europe
Holland, Belgium and the Tulips – River Cruise
Cruise the Waterways of Holland and Belgium with CroisiEurope
This wonderful cruise takes you through Holland and Belgium while the tulips are in bloom. Explore the charming capital city, Amsterdam, with its picturesque canals and higgledy-piggledy buildings. There’s a range of museums, galleries and breweries to discover before boarding the ship. Set sail from Amsterdam and enjoy a Captain’s welcome complete with a welcome cocktail. This cruise with CroisiEurope includes all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the final morning. Furthermore, drinks are complimentary too! There’s a gala dinner to add some extra glamour and celebrate the end of your cruise.Read more
See the Dutch Tulips in Blooms
Spring in Holland is a colourful affair with an abundance of bulbs flowering. In addition to cruising leisurely through the remarkable scenery of the Benelux, spend a day at Keukenhof Gardens. This impressive landscaping masterpiece is a rainbow of flowers each spring. With different themes each year, the garden is a beautiful excursion with millions of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils (among others) on display. The cruise continues into Belgium, where you can explore the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Antwerp. This is where your cruise ends, but there are plenty of options for post-cruise tours.
Antwerp, Belgium’s second largest city
Add a riverside fortress, an impressive cathedral and further remarkable architecture to cobbled lanes and the result is somewhat astounding. Antwerp is a cosmopolitan city that hosts fashionable shops, outstanding museums and plenty of greenery. It’s no wonder that Antwerp is becoming a popular city break destination!
Known as the City of Diamonds, this city is known for its diamond production. Visit DiamondLand to learn about valuation and the 4 Cs. Furthermore, you can also watch the diamond polishers and goldsmiths at work. From diamond dealers to fashion moguls and club queens to art lovers and, Antwerp attracts people from all walks of life. Antwerp was also home to another gem – the Flemish painter Rubens. Many sights around the city feature his works and you can also visit his home. Now a museum about the artist, it boasts a large collection and fascinating temporary exhibitions.
Looking to see more of Holland and the Bulbfields of Keukenhof? Why not combine your tour with the Netherlands fascinating Royal Gardens.
2nd April 2020
Travel to Amsterdam
Head to Dover for a ferry crossing to Calais. Then we continue to Amsterdam, a beautiful city of old-world buildings and iconic canals. From 6pm, you can board your cruise ship. Having settled into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew followed by dinner. This evening, there is the option to join a boat tour of the city.
Tulips and the Bulbfields
After your breakfast, cruise along to Utrecht, enjoying the scenery. After lunch on board, join an optional excursion to visit the incomparable Keukenhof Gardens. Each spring, more then 7 million bulbs burst into bloom in these gardens. With almost 80 acres of flowers, there are around 800 varieties of tulip on display. Each year, the gardens have different themes and the displays are beautiful and creative. Meanwhile, the ship will cruise to Rotterdam, where we will rejoin it for our gala evening.
Cruise to Antwerp
We begin our day with an early morning start cruising towards Antwerp. We’ll pass Dordrecht and enter the Holland Diep – crossing though the Volkerak and Kreekak locks. After crossing the border between Holland and Belgium, we will sail up the Scheldt to the port of Antwerp, the second largest port in the world after Rotterdam, where our boat will rub shoulders with some of the biggest sea-going vessels of all nationalities. Antwerp is Belgium’s second city and comprises cobbled lanes and impressive architecture. We’ll have dinner on board and explore the old city in the company of our hostess.
Disembark and Return to the UK
After breakfast, we disembark the ship at 9am. Time permitting, we explore another of Belgium’s beautiful cities en route back to Calais, where we take the return ferry to Dover and continue home.
Amsterdam is a fascinating city. Discover the many treasures houses in the city’s museums and art galleries or cycle through the pretty parks, just like a local. From Anne Frank’s House to the Heineken experience, there’s something to suit every interest. Why not add a night or two pre-cruise in Amsterdam to discover the Dutch capital?
Antwerp, Ghent or Bruges
Following your cruise, why not spend some time exploring more of Belgium. Whether you choose to spend some more time in the cosmopolitan city of Antwerp where the cruise ends, or head to Ghent or Bruges to explore these picturesque medieval times, adding some extra time in Belgium is an excellent idea.
MS Mona Lisa
The MS Mona Lisa sails on the Rhine as well and the Elbe and Danube. The restaurant is elegantly decorated but has a casual atmosphere and there is a lounge bar, complete with dance floor, for relaxing and socialising. The sun deck is fantastic for taking in the views while cruising. Cabins feature TV, air-conditioning, safe and private bathrooms with showers. WiFi is available.
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|Date||Main Deck Cabin||Main Deck Single Supplement||Middle Deck Supplement*||Upper Deck Supplement|
|April 2021||From £425.00 per person||From £150.00 per person||From £66.00 per person||From £76.00 per person|
* Subject to availability
£100.00 non-refundable deposit per person on confirmation.
15 weeks prior to travel:
- all passenger information as per passport and any dietary requirements are required.
- 50% of total tour cost is due
Balance due approximately 6 -8 weeks before departure subject to package inclusions.
Alternative travel methods, pre- and post stays are all available on request. Please note, this CroisiEurope river cruise departs from Amsterdam – date to be confirmed.