- A nice easy going break
Published on: 25 April 2015
The best of Holland
Cross the calm waters of reclaimed Lake Markermeer on this scenic, round-trip cruise from Amsterdam. See the remarkable tulip displays at Keukenhof Gardens, dazzling with colour in the springtime, and make stops along the way in the traditional town of Hoorn and the pretty Dutch cities of Lelystad and Zaandam.
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All prices are per person and based on two sharing
Single cabins are available for a supplement
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.
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Board the coach in the local area this morning and transfer to Hull for our overnight sailing to Rotterdam/Zeebrugge.
Upon arrival this morning, continue the journey by coach to Amsterdam, to join Olympia. Enjoy dinner on board and spend your first evening getting acquainted with the ship, as she sets off on her journey into the Markermeer.
You're free this morning to stroll the attractive, 17th-century streets of delightful Hoorn, before Olympia crosses the inland sea to Lelystad, on the shore of reclaimed Flevoland. Join this afternoon's optional excursion to explore magnificent Het Loo Palace, the former residence of the Dutch royal family, before continuing to Zaandam and the day's final call. Discover the city centre's green-painted houses and the nearby iconic windmills ? all of which were regular subjects of the artist Claude Monet.
See the dazzling colours of world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens today, where some seven million bulbs comprised of over 800 varieties of tulip decorate the landscape. Spend the morning strolling through the gardens, or perhaps take a boat ride (payable locally) through the floral displays.
Later, re-join Olympia in Amsterdam for a final night on board. An optional cheese and wine cruise this afternoon takes in the sights from the city's famous canals - the perfect way to round off your trip.
Disembark Olympia and board the coach to begin the journey home, returning to Rotterdam/Zeebrugge for the overnight ferry sailing back to Hull.
Disembark in Hull this morning, and continue by coach to the local area.
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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.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
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.
*This offer applies to new bookings made between 24th February and 17th March 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 50 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.