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Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2017

6 days from £399*
Departing: April 2017
* Price shown: 07 April 2017 from - - EFE
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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 coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • Return overnight DFDS Seaways' crossings with accommodation in a two-berth inside cabin with private facilities
  • Three nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Full-board arrangements while on board, including afternoon tea, coffee and cake, and evening 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

Leaving the local area in the morning we travel to Newcastle for our overnight sailing. Alternatively, make your own way to the port and meet the coach there before we begin our crossing.

Day Two

Our cruise ferry arrives on the Continent in the morning, and we'll continue by coach to join Olympia in Amsterdam. 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 Three

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 Four

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 Five

Bid Farewell to Olympia, and begin your journey home as you board the overnight DFDS Seaways' sailing back to Newcastle.

Day Six

Our ship arrives in Newcastle in the morning, and once back in the UK, we'll make our way to the local area by coach.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Newcastle North Shields Port
Cumbria
Cumbria Carlisle, Kendal, Penrith
County Durham
County Durham Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Stockton On Tees
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Middlesbrough, Redcar
Northumberland
Northumberland Morpeth
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Washington Services A1 M, Whitley Bay
Date Price From Code
07 April 2017
07 April 2017 £399.00 NB7EFE02

Olympia with Overnight Ferry 

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

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 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.

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015 reviews verified by Reevoo

Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular Cruise 2015Scores 5.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
(5 out of 10)

JAMES

Couple
we only had 2 hours at kuekenhof gardens, which was certainly not enough, when this was supposed to be the highlight of the holiday.
then in the afternoon we spent the rest of the time mooching about in amsterdam where we had already spent plenty time on other days.
Confirmed traveller: 16 April 2013
Published on: 11 December 2013