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Flights are currently from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh airports, subject to availability at time of booking the flights, and a supplement may apply. Alternative UK departure airports may become available, we will look at all options when you book.
• Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight/size subject to airline rules.
• Flight duration around 1 hours.
• Transfer time to ship around 40 mins.
Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.
4-star Dutch Bulbfields & Amsterdam Waterways Cruise
5 days by Rail or Air, 25 April 2022 – from £1099 per person
Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Mid-morning, escorted departure from St Pancras on the direct train to Amsterdam arriving mid-afternoon*. Or depart from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival transfer to the MS Carmen. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 2: OPTION ONE – Amsterdam to Enkhuizen
Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise. Amsterdam continues to enthral visitors with its maze of canals and waterways, distinctive architecture and cafe culture. With the world’s highest museum density the city is home to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Hermitage Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world- famous Nightwatch. Midday sailing with lunch to Enkhuizen, arriving mid afternoon. In Enkhuizen see the traditions of the Dutch fishing lifestyle from days gone by and perhaps visit the Zuiderzee folklore culture museum.
Day 2: OPTION TWO – Floriade EXPO
After breakfast we travel by coach to the Floriade Expo in Almere, a 30 minute drive from Amsterdam. The International Horticultural Expo happens once every 10 years, and is a celebration of green and sustainable technology with the theme for 2022 ‘Growing Green Cities’. The Floriade park includes presentations from 40 different countries, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over the park, pavilions, innovations and much more. Lunch is not included on this excursion. Mid afternoon we depart and return to the ship in Enkhuizen (approx 1 hour) to join the ship. Excursion price will be advised following confirmation of Floriade entry price expected mid 2021. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Enkhuizen.
Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn
Short sailing to Hoorn, arriving mid-morning. This historic city has a unique waterside location with an atmospheric and diverse shopping centre. Lunch on board. Optional (included) afternoon coach excursion to the quaint port of Volendam where the harbour is still busy with working boats. Overnight in Hoorn. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Hoorn.
Day 4: Keukenhof & Amsterdam
After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof – departing from Hoorn and returning to Amsterdam. Lunch is not included on this excursion. These world famous gardens are where more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares with colour and fragrance. You can even cruise through the bulbfields in electric powered ‘whisper boats’ (not included). We rejoin the ship in Amsterdam. Those who do not want to visit Keukenhof can cruise from Hoorn to Amsterdam on MS Carmen. Dinner, free drinks and entertainment on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 5: Amsterdam to UK
After breakfast we disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Central station to take the direct train to London St Pancras*. Alternatively, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
*Train note: The direct train from St Pancras to Amsterdam is offered subject to Eurostar 2022 schedule confirmation – if the direct train is unavailable travel will be via Brussels.
Order of itinerary subject to change depending on local conditions.
• Amsterdam canal cruise £20pp
• OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £20pp
• OR Full day excursion to Floriade EXPO £ to be advised
*French Balconies look and act like a regular balcony, with the only exception being that there is a railing placed directly behind the glass, meaning you cannot step out onto a separate space. The glass is almost full cabin width and height like a sliding patio door.
** 1/2 French Balconies have a cabin width sliding window from waist height up with an external guard rail at chest height.
Length: 114 metres • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 136 • Passengers decks: 4
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