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Springtime Holland & the Bulbfields Cruise 2017

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE UNTIL 17TH MARCH!

SIMPLY QUOTE CODE 44DCXV WHEN BOOKING.*

A delightful springtime cruise

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

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 P&O Ferries' crossings with accommodation in a two-berth inside cabin with private facilities
  • 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

Click here to display the deck plans for this cruise.

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving the local area in the morning we travel to Hull for our overnight sailing to Rotterdam/Zeebrugge.

Day Two

Our cruise ferry arrives on the Continent in the morning, and we'll continue by coach to join Olympia in Amsterdam. Board Olympia and settle in, enjoying your first dinner on board.

Day Three

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 Four

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 Five

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 Six

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 Seven

Bid Farewell to Olympia, and begin your journey home as you return to Rotterdam/Zeebrugge and board the overnight P&O Ferries' sailing back to Hull.

Day Eight

Our ship arrives in Hull 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 Hull Port
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Derby, Ilkeston
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Northallerton, Ripon, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford, Sutton In Ashfield, Worksop
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Uttoxeter
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Woolley Edge Services M1

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 Tour Manager 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.


*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.

Springtime Holland & the Bulbfields Cruise 2017 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Springtime Holland & the Bulbfields Cruise 2017Scores 8.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(6 out of 10)

ALAN

Bridlington Couple
Overall the holiday was good. Unfortunately the holiday manager was not so good, and the coach driver was rubbish.
Confirmed traveller: 26 April 2017
Published on: 27 May 2017
(8 out of 10)

LINDA

Hull Couple
A lovely holiday, crew were very good and looked after the passenger's well. The trips included was an added bonus. The cabins were clean and compact with good showers and plenty of hot water and the beds very comfortable. Shame the tour manager did not live up to expectations he was rude and condescending and comments he made were unprofessional and I am not the only person who thinks the same. I would go on another river cruise but not with that tour manager.
Confirmed traveller: 26 April 2017
Published on: 25 May 2017
(10 out of 10)

WILLIAMINA

Well looked after
Confirmed traveller: 26 April 2017
Published on: 25 May 2017
(8 out of 10)

SANDRA

Milnrow Friends
We have travelled on the Olympia before and the crew are excellent, the ship being small facilitates an atmosphere of friendly comradeship. However we found the tour manager
on both occassions to be aloof and condescending when speaking to the passengers.
This was a disappointing aspect to an otherwise good holiday
Confirmed traveller: 26 April 2017
Published on: 25 May 2017
(9 out of 10)

PHILIP

Hessle Couple
Great holiday, made better by lovely homely crew on our preferred smaller cruise ship.
The whole trip offered very good value for money. The on board food was of good quality.
Would have liked longer to explore some of the small river/canal side towns where berthed overnight, but appreciate tides/berth spaces can be an issue. Just one night we were berthed at a mid river/canal berth which wasn't scheduled and we were therefore confined to the ship. Overall a great holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 26 April 2017
Published on: 25 May 2017