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Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2017

4 Days From £499*
Departing April 2017
* Price shown: 02 Apr 2017 from London Stansted - STN
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The best of Holland

Discover a kaleidoscope of colours as you drift along Holland's waterways on this scenic cruise. Blending quaint Dutch towns with one of nature's finest displays, this relaxing holiday offers a wonderful taste of Holland's highlights. Begin your journey in Amsterdam, see the eye-catching architecture of Zaandam, and marvel at the famous Keukenhof Gardens - awash with colour in the springtime.

Life on board Olympia

There's far more to life on board Olympia than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • Return flights from selected local airports to Amsterdam
  • Return airport-to-Olympia coach transfers
  • Three nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea, coffee and cake, and late-night snacks
  • Calls at Hoorn and Zaandam
  • A half-day excursion to the renowned Keukenhof Gardens
  • On-board English commentary
  • On-board entertainment
  • Luggage porterage
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew
  • The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

All prices are per person and based on two sharing

Single cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. With accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her from the minute you step on board.

Deck Plans

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Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Amsterdam, and join Olympia in the attractive Dutch capital. Enjoy dinner and a leisurely evening on board, before the ship sets off early in the morning and out into Lake Markermeer.

Day Two

This morning is spent in Hoorn, a charming 17th-century town and former base for the Dutch East India Company. Later this morning, Olympia cruises across the inland sea for a short call in Lelystad, and an optional excursion this afternoon offers you the chance to visit Het Loo Palace, the former Dutch royal residence.

Later, Olympia heads into the Markermeer sailing towards Zaandam, where the pretty streets are lined with colourful houses and iconic windmills, once subjects of Claude Monet's paintings.

Day Three

Today's excursion is a true spectacle, as you visit the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens. With some seven million flowers in bloom during the springtime, the ground here transforms into a dazzling sea of colour. Take a scenic boat ride (payable locally) or leisurely stroll through this floral paradise, stopping for refreshments at one of the cafes along the way.

This afternoon, re-join Olympia in Amsterdam and enjoy one final evening on board, or opt to join a cheese and wine canal cruise through the city's iconic waterways.

Day Four

Bid farewell to Olympia, and return to Amsterdam airport to catch your flight home.

Prices

 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Aberdeen02 Apr 2017 £589.00
Aberdeen05 Apr 2017 £629.00
Aberdeen08 Apr 2017 £609.00
Aberdeen11 Apr 2017 £609.00
Aberdeen14 Apr 2017 £609.00
Aberdeen17 Apr 2017 £639.00
Belfast International02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Belfast International02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Belfast International05 Apr 2017 £594.00
Belfast International05 Apr 2017 £594.00
Belfast International08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Belfast International17 Apr 2017 £604.00
Belfast International17 Apr 2017 £604.00
Birmingham02 Apr 2017 £539.00
Birmingham05 Apr 2017 £579.00
Birmingham08 Apr 2017 £559.00
Birmingham11 Apr 2017 £579.00
Birmingham14 Apr 2017 £559.00
Birmingham17 Apr 2017 £589.00
Bristol02 Apr 2017 £539.00
Bristol05 Apr 2017 £579.00
Bristol08 Apr 2017 £589.00
Bristol11 Apr 2017 £559.00
Bristol17 Apr 2017 £589.00
Cardiff02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Cardiff05 Apr 2017 £604.00
Cardiff08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Cardiff11 Apr 2017 £584.00
Cardiff14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Cardiff17 Apr 2017 £614.00
Doncaster Sheffield02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Doncaster Sheffield05 Apr 2017 £604.00
Doncaster Sheffield08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Doncaster Sheffield11 Apr 2017 £584.00
Doncaster Sheffield14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Doncaster Sheffield17 Apr 2017 £614.00
Durham Tees Valley02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Durham Tees Valley05 Apr 2017 £604.00
Durham Tees Valley08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Durham Tees Valley11 Apr 2017 £584.00
Durham Tees Valley14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Durham Tees Valley17 Apr 2017 £614.00
East Midlands02 Apr 2017 £549.00
East Midlands05 Apr 2017 £589.00
East Midlands08 Apr 2017 £569.00
East Midlands11 Apr 2017 £569.00
East Midlands14 Apr 2017 £569.00
East Midlands17 Apr 2017 £599.00
Edinburgh02 Apr 2017 £539.00
Edinburgh05 Apr 2017 £579.00
Edinburgh08 Apr 2017 £559.00
Edinburgh11 Apr 2017 £559.00
Edinburgh14 Apr 2017 £559.00
Edinburgh17 Apr 2017 £589.00
Exeter02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Exeter08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Glasgow02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Glasgow05 Apr 2017 £594.00
Glasgow11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Glasgow14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Glasgow17 Apr 2017 £604.00
Humberside02 Apr 2017 £564.00
Humberside05 Apr 2017 £604.00
Humberside08 Apr 2017 £584.00
Humberside11 Apr 2017 £614.00
Humberside14 Apr 2017 £584.00
Humberside17 Apr 2017 £614.00
Leeds Bradford02 Apr 2017 £554.00
Leeds Bradford05 Apr 2017 £594.00
Leeds Bradford08 Apr 2017 £574.00
Leeds Bradford11 Apr 2017 £574.00
Leeds Bradford14 Apr 2017 £574.00
Leeds Bradford17 Apr 2017 £604.00
Liverpool02 Apr 2017 £514.00
Liverpool05 Apr 2017 £554.00
Liverpool08 Apr 2017 £534.00
Liverpool11 Apr 2017 £534.00
Liverpool14 Apr 2017 £634.00
Liverpool17 Apr 2017 £564.00
London City05 Apr 2017 £594.00
London City08 Apr 2017 £574.00
London City11 Apr 2017 £574.00
London City14 Apr 2017 £574.00
London City17 Apr 2017 £604.00
London Gatwick05 Apr 2017 £559.00
London Gatwick08 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Gatwick11 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Gatwick14 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Gatwick17 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Heathrow02 Apr 2017 £549.00
London Heathrow05 Apr 2017 £589.00
London Heathrow08 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Heathrow11 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Heathrow14 Apr 2017 £569.00
London Heathrow17 Apr 2017 £599.00
London Luton02 Apr 2017 £514.00
London Luton05 Apr 2017 £554.00
London Luton08 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Luton11 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Luton14 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Luton17 Apr 2017 £564.00
London Southend02 Apr 2017 £514.00
London Southend05 Apr 2017 £554.00
London Southend08 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Southend11 Apr 2017 £534.00
London Southend14 Apr 2017 £584.00
London Southend17 Apr 2017 £564.00
London Stansted02 Apr 2017 £499.00
London Stansted05 Apr 2017 £539.00
London Stansted08 Apr 2017 £519.00
London Stansted11 Apr 2017 £519.00
London Stansted14 Apr 2017 £519.00
London Stansted17 Apr 2017 £549.00
Manchester02 Apr 2017 £519.00
Manchester05 Apr 2017 £559.00
Manchester08 Apr 2017 £539.00
Manchester11 Apr 2017 £539.00
Manchester14 Apr 2017 £639.00
Manchester17 Apr 2017 £569.00
Newcastle02 Apr 2017 £549.00
Newcastle05 Apr 2017 £589.00
Newcastle08 Apr 2017 £569.00
Newcastle11 Apr 2017 £589.00
Newcastle17 Apr 2017 £599.00
Norwich02 Apr 2017 £599.00
Norwich05 Apr 2017 £609.00
Norwich08 Apr 2017 £599.00
Norwich17 Apr 2017 £639.00
Southampton02 Apr 2017 £549.00
Southampton05 Apr 2017 £589.00
Southampton08 Apr 2017 £569.00
Southampton11 Apr 2017 £569.00
Southampton14 Apr 2017 £569.00
Southampton17 Apr 2017 £619.00

Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Pre-paid drinks package

Spend just £17.50 per person per night, and enjoy unlimited draught beer, house wine and soft drinks (including water, tea and coffee) between 10am and midnight while on board Olympia. All other drinks are not included. The drinks package must be purchased by every person occupying a particular cabin.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises, and we recommend that you book now to secure your place. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. An envelope will be left in your cabin for this purpose.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is casual. After 7pm, in the lounge and restaurant, shorts are not permitted, and footwear and a shirt or T-shirt must be worn.

Luggage

Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Cabin sizes

The majority of cabins on board are 10.5m square. Single cabins are approximately 7.7m square. (These measurements include the bathroom.) Standard Promenade cabins are 15m square and most have double beds (which do not convert to sofas), but they do not have a table or stool and will by subject to engine noise during overnight and early morning sailing.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 17th January and 12th February 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount amount will be added to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time.

Amsterdam and Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise Reviews collected by Reevoo

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 22 reviews
(9 out of 10)

HELEN

Manchester Couple
Although a small ship the staff were extremely helpful, polite and very friendly
Confirmed traveller: 23 April 2015
Published on: 15 May 2015
(8 out of 10)

PAUL

Southend-on-sea Couple
Quite a well packaged holiday apart from the fact of no service of any sort on the boat until the evening of the first day and no service after breakfast on the departure day, which meant that of the four day/ three nights full board advertised only the middle two days were as advertised.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 10 May 2015
(8 out of 10)

Peter

Plymouth Friends
A great experience to see the flowers at the Kuffenhauf Gardens. Newmarket's tour arrangements worked well except for the 4.30 am starting of the very very noisy engines each morning. Meals and drinks package were good.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 10 May 2015
(8 out of 10)

Vera

Mitford near Morpeth Couple
A very relaxing short break in a friendly environment. Tours were excellent but in some cases we felt we could have spent longer e.g Het Loo Palace. The gardens there are so extensive a little longer there would have given us more time to view the Palace properly.
Our Tour Manager was very knowledgeable, friendly and always on hand. All of the ship's crew whom we encountered were friendly and helpful and those we did not encounter worked extremely hard to make our holiday the great weekend it was. The change of travel plans was helpful to us also. Flying is such a direct way to travel.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 08 May 2015
(9 out of 10)

Barney

Pershore Couple
A brilliant three day break which exceeded all expectations. Great fun to be highly recommended and we loved Amsterdam and Holland. Why haven't we done it before
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 05 May 2015
(10 out of 10)

Judith

wigston, leicester Couple
It is difficult to know when it would be the best time to visit the bulb fields as it is dependent on the weather, but we struck lucky on mid April. The keukenhof gardens were beautiful and it was a good plan to go early in the morning to miss the crowds later in the day.It was an action packed holiday as we went on the optional trips, really enjoyed the visit to magnificent het loo palace and gardens. The cruise manager was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 02 May 2015
(8 out of 10)

Julie

Bristol Couple
All over too quickly. So glad we flew, as the coach journey sounded horrendous, and we also had a free day in Amsterdam at the end.

Well organised, Tight ship with good information at all times, good food and service, wonderful staff and tour manager.
Confirmed traveller: 20 April 2015
Published on: 01 May 2015