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Springtime Holland & the Bulbfields Cruise 2017

6 Days From £709*
Departing April - May 2017
* Price shown: 30 Apr 2017 from Birmingham - BHX
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Enjoy a very special cruise, and discover the glorious Dutch countryside ablaze with the colours of spring. Explore the canals and cafes of Amsterdam, visit historic Rotterdam, see the picturesque towns and villages of the surrounding polder land, and marvel at the stunning Keukenhof Gardens.

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 your local airport to Amsterdam
  • Return airport-to-Olympia transfers
  • Five nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Embark in Amsterdam
  • A scenic cruise through the South Holland countryside
  • A visit to Schoonhoven
  • A call at Hoorn
  • A walking tour of Kinderdijk's windmills
  • A tour of Rotterdam Harbour
  • Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • On-board entertainment including a Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • 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 from your chosen airport. Board Olympia and settle in, enjoying your first dinner on board.

Day Two

This morning's optional canal cruise is the perfect way to discover this vibrant city of canals and cobblestones, with its imposing Royal Palace, renowned Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum, and countless cafes. Shortly after lunch, Olympia slips away from the city, and cruises into the delightful countryside of South Holland, arriving in Schoonhoven after dinner.

Day Three

Discover historic Schoonhoven, famed for its gold and silverware, celebrated in the town's fascinating museum. This afternoon, enjoy our included walking tour of the UNESCO-listed village of Kinderdijk, with its historic windmills. Later, Olympia sails on to the great maritime city of Rotterdam, where, on arrival you will enjoy a tour of the harbour.

Day Four

Join the optional morning excursion to the beguiling 'Golden Age' town of Delft, former home to painter Johannes Vermeer, and visit its renowned pottery factory, famed for its distinctive ceramics. This afternoon, Olympia sails north to the Markermeer fishing port of Hoorn.

Day Five

Wander the pretty streets of Hoorn this morning, then join this afternoon's included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. Have your camera at the ready to capture the wonderful sight of some seven million flowers carpeting the ground in a breathtaking horticultural display.

Day Six

Bid farewell to Olympia, and transfer to the airport to begin your return journey back to the UK.

Prices

 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Aberdeen20 Apr 2017 £829.00
Aberdeen25 Apr 2017 £799.00
Aberdeen30 Apr 2017 £799.00
Belfast City20 Apr 2017 £794.00
Belfast City25 Apr 2017 £764.00
Belfast City30 Apr 2017 £764.00
Belfast International20 Apr 2017 £794.00
Belfast International25 Apr 2017 £764.00
Belfast International30 Apr 2017 £764.00
Birmingham20 Apr 2017 £739.00
Birmingham25 Apr 2017 £709.00
Birmingham30 Apr 2017 £709.00
Bristol20 Apr 2017 £779.00
Bristol25 Apr 2017 £749.00
Bristol30 Apr 2017 £749.00
Cardiff20 Apr 2017 £804.00
Cardiff25 Apr 2017 £774.00
Cardiff30 Apr 2017 £774.00
Doncaster Sheffield20 Apr 2017 £804.00
Doncaster Sheffield25 Apr 2017 £774.00
Doncaster Sheffield30 Apr 2017 £774.00
Durham Tees Valley20 Apr 2017 £804.00
Durham Tees Valley25 Apr 2017 £774.00
Durham Tees Valley30 Apr 2017 £774.00
East Midlands20 Apr 2017 £789.00
East Midlands25 Apr 2017 £759.00
East Midlands30 Apr 2017 £759.00
Edinburgh20 Apr 2017 £779.00
Edinburgh25 Apr 2017 £749.00
Edinburgh30 Apr 2017 £749.00
Exeter20 Apr 2017 £794.00
Exeter25 Apr 2017 £764.00
Exeter30 Apr 2017 £764.00
Glasgow20 Apr 2017 £794.00
Glasgow25 Apr 2017 £764.00
Glasgow30 Apr 2017 £764.00
Humberside20 Apr 2017 £804.00
Humberside25 Apr 2017 £774.00
Humberside30 Apr 2017 £774.00
Leeds Bradford20 Apr 2017 £794.00
Leeds Bradford25 Apr 2017 £764.00
Leeds Bradford30 Apr 2017 £764.00
Liverpool20 Apr 2017 £754.00
Liverpool25 Apr 2017 £724.00
Liverpool30 Apr 2017 £724.00
London City20 Apr 2017 £794.00
London City25 Apr 2017 £764.00
London City30 Apr 2017 £764.00
London Gatwick20 Apr 2017 £759.00
London Gatwick25 Apr 2017 £729.00
London Gatwick30 Apr 2017 £729.00
London Heathrow20 Apr 2017 £789.00
London Heathrow25 Apr 2017 £759.00
London Heathrow30 Apr 2017 £759.00
London Luton20 Apr 2017 £754.00
London Luton25 Apr 2017 £724.00
London Luton30 Apr 2017 £724.00
London Southend20 Apr 2017 £754.00
London Southend25 Apr 2017 £724.00
London Southend30 Apr 2017 £724.00
Manchester20 Apr 2017 £759.00
Manchester25 Apr 2017 £729.00
Manchester30 Apr 2017 £729.00
Newcastle20 Apr 2017 £789.00
Newcastle25 Apr 2017 £759.00
Newcastle30 Apr 2017 £759.00
Norwich20 Apr 2017 £789.00
Norwich25 Apr 2017 £759.00
Norwich30 Apr 2017 £759.00
Southampton20 Apr 2017 £789.00
Southampton25 Apr 2017 £759.00
Southampton30 Apr 2017 £759.00

Further Information

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your coach driver will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

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.

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.

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.

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 2nd and 31st December 2016 (inclusive) only, and to river cruises on board Olympia and Sound of Music departing in April 2017 or May 2017 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.

Springtime Holland and the Bulbfields Cruise Reviews collected by Reevoo

Best of Springtime Holland Cruise 2015 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Best of Springtime Holland Cruise 2015Scores 7.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
(3 out of 10)

ANTHONY

plymouth Couple
The boat, crew, and tour manager were all very good ,however the trip/excursions were very poorly organised, for instance on the first night after leaving Amsterdam, we ended up being tied up alongside blocks of flats with very dubious characters (no one would dare venture ashore) and a concrete processing plant on the other side of the canal because no mooring had been allocated where we should have stayed. when we went to the gardens it was a national holiday and it took over 3hrs to get in (meaning reduced time in Keukenhof gardens). Also when we left Rotterdam and went to Kinderdijk we travelled for ages by coach, when we could have boarded the boat and had a scenic trip. ( you don't see much on a coach when the road is a lot lower than the canal. There I've had my whinge
Confirmed traveller: 11 May 2013
Published on: 07 December 2013