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Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2017

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

Discover the world's most famous flower gardens, the canals and cobblestones of Amsterdam, and the historic fishing villages on the surrounding 'polder land'. With calls in Hoorn and Zaandam on the reclaimed Markermeer, and a visit to famous Keukenhof Gardens included, plus the chance to discover royal Het Loo Palace, this springtime cruise is irresistible.

Life on board Olympia

Life on board OlympiaThere'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

Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Amsterdam, and join Olympia in the wonderful Dutch capital. This evening, enjoy dinner before the ship slips away from the dock and makes the short journey out into the Markermeer to her first stop - Hoorn.

Day Two

Wander the pretty streets of Hoorn before Olympia crosses the inland sea again and stop at Lelystad. This afternoon's optional excursion takes in the garden city of Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace, former Dutch royal residence.

Afterwards Olympia heads back across the Markermeer and past Amsterdam's ancient heart to stop in Zaandam, where Tsar Peter the Great once lived disguised as a humble ship-builder, and whose windmills and colourful houses were once subjects for impressionist Claude Monet.

Day Three

This morning's unforgettable included excursion is to the world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens, where some seven-million flowers carpet the ground in a breathtaking display. Wander this floral paradise, perhaps stopping in one of the restaurants and cafes, or take a boat ride (payable locally) through the stunning gardens.

Rejoin Olympia in Amsterdam, and spend a final afternoon and evening on board. Alternatively, join our optional Amsterdam canal cruise - perhaps the best way to see the sights of the city and round off your time in Holland.

Day Four

Bid farewell to Olympia, and return to the airport to check in for your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 02 April 2017 £589.00 NF7GYG12
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 05 April 2017 £629.00 NF7GYG12
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 08 April 2017 £609.00 NF7GYG12
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 11 April 2017 £609.00 NF7GYG12
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 14 April 2017 £609.00 NF7GYG12
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 17 April 2017 £609.00 NF7GYG12
Belfast International
Belfast International 02 April 2017 £554.00 NF7GYK12
Belfast International
Belfast International 05 April 2017 £594.00 NF7GYK12
Belfast International
Belfast International 08 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYK12
Belfast International
Belfast International 11 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYK12
Belfast International
Belfast International 14 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYK12
Belfast International
Belfast International 17 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYK12
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGB12
Birmingham
Birmingham 05 April 2017 £579.00 NF7EGB12
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGB12
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGB12
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGB12
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGB12
Bristol
Bristol 02 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGE12
Bristol
Bristol 05 April 2017 £579.00 NF7EGE12
Bristol
Bristol 08 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGE12
Bristol
Bristol 11 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGE12
Bristol
Bristol 14 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGE12
Bristol
Bristol 17 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGE12
Cardiff
Cardiff 02 April 2017 £564.00 NF7EVU12
Cardiff
Cardiff 05 April 2017 £604.00 NF7EVU12
Cardiff
Cardiff 08 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVU12
Cardiff
Cardiff 11 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVU12
Cardiff
Cardiff 14 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVU12
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVU12
Doncaster Sheffield
Doncaster Sheffield 02 April 2017 £564.00 NF7GYJ12
Doncaster Sheffield
Doncaster Sheffield 05 April 2017 £604.00 NF7GYJ12
Doncaster Sheffield
Doncaster Sheffield 08 April 2017 £584.00 NF7GYJ12
Doncaster Sheffield
Doncaster Sheffield 11 April 2017 £584.00 NF7GYJ12
Doncaster Sheffield
Doncaster Sheffield 14 April 2017 £584.00 NF7GYJ12
Doncaster Sheffield
Doncaster Sheffield 17 April 2017 £584.00 NF7GYJ12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 02 April 2017 £564.00 NF7EVY12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 05 April 2017 £604.00 NF7EVY12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 08 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVY12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 11 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVY12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 14 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVY12
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 17 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EVY12
East Midlands
East Midlands 02 April 2017 £549.00 NF7EGJ12
East Midlands
East Midlands 05 April 2017 £589.00 NF7EGJ12
East Midlands
East Midlands 08 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGJ12
East Midlands
East Midlands 11 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGJ12
East Midlands
East Midlands 14 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGJ12
East Midlands
East Midlands 17 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGJ12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 02 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGI12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 05 April 2017 £579.00 NF7EGI12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGI12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 11 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGI12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGI12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGI12
Exeter
Exeter 02 April 2017 £554.00 NF7EGK12
Exeter
Exeter 05 April 2017 £594.00 NF7EGK12
Exeter
Exeter 08 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EGK12
Exeter
Exeter 11 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EGK12
Exeter
Exeter 14 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EGK12
Exeter
Exeter 17 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EGK12
Glasgow
Glasgow 02 April 2017 £554.00 NF7EVW12
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 April 2017 £594.00 NF7EVW12
Glasgow
Glasgow 08 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVW12
Glasgow
Glasgow 11 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVW12
Glasgow
Glasgow 14 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVW12
Glasgow
Glasgow 17 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVW12
Humberside
Humberside 02 April 2017 £564.00 NF7EWA12
Humberside
Humberside 05 April 2017 £604.00 NF7EWA12
Humberside
Humberside 08 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EWA12
Humberside
Humberside 11 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EWA12
Humberside
Humberside 14 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EWA12
Humberside
Humberside 17 April 2017 £584.00 NF7EWA12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 02 April 2017 £554.00 NF7EVX12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 05 April 2017 £594.00 NF7EVX12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 08 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVX12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 11 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVX12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 14 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVX12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 17 April 2017 £574.00 NF7EVX12
Liverpool
Liverpool 02 April 2017 £514.00 NF7EGO12
Liverpool
Liverpool 05 April 2017 £554.00 NF7EGO12
Liverpool
Liverpool 08 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGO12
Liverpool
Liverpool 11 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGO12
Liverpool
Liverpool 14 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGO12
Liverpool
Liverpool 17 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGO12
London City
London City 02 April 2017 £554.00 NF7GYI12
London City
London City 05 April 2017 £594.00 NF7GYI12
London City
London City 08 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYI12
London City
London City 11 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYI12
London City
London City 14 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYI12
London City
London City 17 April 2017 £574.00 NF7GYI12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 April 2017 £519.00 NF7EGM12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGM12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGM12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGM12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGM12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGM12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 April 2017 £549.00 NF7GYH12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 April 2017 £589.00 NF7GYH12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 April 2017 £569.00 NF7GYH12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 11 April 2017 £569.00 NF7GYH12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 April 2017 £569.00 NF7GYH12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 April 2017 £569.00 NF7GYH12
London Luton
London Luton 02 April 2017 £514.00 NF7EGQ12
London Luton
London Luton 05 April 2017 £554.00 NF7EGQ12
London Luton
London Luton 08 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGQ12
London Luton
London Luton 11 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGQ12
London Luton
London Luton 14 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGQ12
London Luton
London Luton 17 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EGQ12
London Southend
London Southend 02 April 2017 £514.00 NF7EVZ12
London Southend
London Southend 05 April 2017 £554.00 NF7EVZ12
London Southend
London Southend 08 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EVZ12
London Southend
London Southend 11 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EVZ12
London Southend
London Southend 17 April 2017 £534.00 NF7EVZ12
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 April 2017 £499.00 NF7EGX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 April 2017 £519.00 NF7EGX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 April 2017 £519.00 NF7EGX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 April 2017 £519.00 NF7EGX12
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 April 2017 £519.00 NF7EGX12
Manchester
Manchester 02 April 2017 £519.00 NF7EGR12
Manchester
Manchester 05 April 2017 £559.00 NF7EGR12
Manchester
Manchester 08 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGR12
Manchester
Manchester 11 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGR12
Manchester
Manchester 14 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGR12
Manchester
Manchester 17 April 2017 £539.00 NF7EGR12
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 April 2017 £549.00 NF7FWP12
Newcastle
Newcastle 05 April 2017 £589.00 NF7FWP12
Newcastle
Newcastle 08 April 2017 £569.00 NF7FWP12
Newcastle
Newcastle 11 April 2017 £569.00 NF7FWP12
Newcastle
Newcastle 14 April 2017 £569.00 NF7FWP12
Newcastle
Newcastle 17 April 2017 £569.00 NF7FWP12
Norwich
Norwich 02 April 2017 £549.00 NF7EGU12
Norwich
Norwich 05 April 2017 £589.00 NF7EGU12
Norwich
Norwich 08 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGU12
Norwich
Norwich 11 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGU12
Norwich
Norwich 14 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGU12
Norwich
Norwich 17 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGU12
Southampton
Southampton 02 April 2017 £549.00 NF7EGW12
Southampton
Southampton 05 April 2017 £589.00 NF7EGW12
Southampton
Southampton 08 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGW12
Southampton
Southampton 11 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGW12
Southampton
Southampton 14 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGW12
Southampton
Southampton 17 April 2017 £569.00 NF7EGW12

Olympia 

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.

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015 reviews verified by Reevoo

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