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Overview

Join us in Amsterdam for the New Year Concert with world famous violinist Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra and choir. We stay on board the 4 star MS Verdi in Amsterdam on full board which will host you in comfort and style including all meals plus selected free drinks with lunch and dinner, and at the bar from 6pm to midnight. As well as the concert we have time in Amsterdam and sail to Rotterdam where we spend our final afternoon and evening.
Travel by rail from St Pancras direct to Amsterdam, alternatively fly to Amsterdam from a choice of UK airports – see flight options right. The return train will be via Brussels

Highlights

  • Free Drinks
  • Ticket to André Rieu’s New Year concert
  • Full board

Included

• Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras to Amsterdam or return flights – see below, supp’t may apply
• 3-nights full board plus on the MS Verdi in a single lower deck cabin or sharing a front mid-deck double/twin-bed cabin – upgrades available for twin/double cabins
• Reserved seat at Andre Rieu concert and transfers
• Beer, wine & soft drinks served with lunch & dinner and from 6pm to midnight at the bar
• Transfers abroad
• Services of our Tour Manager

Accommodation Options:

  • Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras – 2 to 4-star options – call for availability and prices.

Departures

By RAIL or AIR
Dates – Prices from – Tour Code
10/01/20 – From £799pp – AR1

Travel

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By Air – See ‘Flights’ section
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Flights

Flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh are possible with a choice of airline, outbound and inbound time combinations to suit your preference. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement.

  • Flight time around 60 mins each way
  • Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions
  • Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements
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Andre Rieu New Year Concert, Amsterdam & Rotterdam Cruise

4 days by Rail or Air, 10th January 2020 – from £799 per person

Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Depart from St Pancras to Amsterdam on a direct (no changes, no Ebbsfleet) escorted mid-morning train. Or depart from your chosen airport to Amsterdam. On arrival transfer to the MS Verdi. Dinner and free drinks on board. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 2: Amsterdam
Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise. Early dinner on board before a short transfer to the Ziggo Dome for the Andre Rieu concert. Afterwards transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Amsterdam.

Day 3: Amsterdam to Rotterdam
Early morning sailing to Rotterdam where we arrive after lunch on board. Free afternoon in Rotterdam or join the optional walking tour. Dinner and free drinks on board. Overnight in Rotterdam.

Day 4: Rotterdam to UK
After breakfast we disembark and transfer to Rotterdam Central station to take the train to Brussels, continuing by Eurostar to St Pancras arriving late afternoon. Or, transfer to Amsterdam airport for your flight to the UK.

Optional Excursions:
• Amsterdam canal cruise £20pp
• OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £15pp
• Rotterdam guided walking tour £15pp

NOTE: This is not a GN exclusive charter. Entertainment will be music by the on-board musician.

Accommodation

MS Verdi

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This beautiful ship, which was fully renovated to a great standard in 2016, accommodates 136 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, all freshly renovated with double and twin hotel style beds.
The impressive Reception on Upper deck includes a hotel style lift which goes from the upper deck to the lower deck. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. There is also a Sun deck with sun loungers which partly covered with wind protection so suitable for all weathers.Restaurant
The restaurant on the Upper Deck features large picture windows and is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous buffet breakfasts, plus four course lunches and dinners served at your table.Leisure facilities
In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library and seating area. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort.

Decks & Cabins
Cabins all have window, TV, safe, hair dryer, individually, controlled heating and cooling system, shower and WC.
They have double/twin hotel style beds, except the singles which have a single bed and sofa. Cabins are situated over three decks with a choice of A-grade French Balcony, B&C grade 1/2 French Balcony, D-grade Fixed window or E-grade singles with small window.

UPPER DECK – The upper deck is split-level with all A-grade *French Balcony cabins situated in the highest part of the ship. The restaurant, at the rear of the ship, is accessed directly from here down 3 small steps. The reception, bar and lounge at the front of the ship are also accessed directly from here down 8 steps or via elevator.
*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 with sliding door.

MIDDLE DECK – The middle deck is split-level with B&C-grade ** 1/2 French Balcony cabins situated between the restaurant and reception. The restaurant is accessed directly from here up 12 steps, or you can take the elevator from reception and enter via the upper deck. The reception, bar and lounge at the front of the ship are also accessed directly from here up 7 steps or via elevator. D-grade cabins with fixed picture window (does not open) are at the front of the ship below the bar/lounge with access from the reception via 15 steps or elevator.
** 1/2 French Balconies have a cabin width sliding window from waist height up with an external guard rail at chest height.

LOWER DECK – The lower deck has 10 E-grade single cabins (no supplement) situated mid-ships below the reception with access via 15 steps or elevator.
Ship’s stats
Length: 114 metres • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 136 • Passengers decks: 4

Please note: when docking ships can be moored side by side so the views from the cabin may be obscured.

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