Andre Rieu live in his hometown
Don't miss your chance to see Andre Rieu performing live in his hometown with the Johann Strauss Orchestra, in 2018. Join the celebration of these special summer evening concerts as you enjoy a night of magical musical entertainment in a magnificent setting - Maastricht's Vrijthof Square. You'll also be able to explore the attractive and historical cities of Amsterdam and Antwerp on this very special concert break.
Fly to Amsterdam or Eindhoven, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel. After arrival, you will have the evening free to relax.
Day One: Fly to the Netherlands
After breakfast, we'll travel to central Amsterdam where you'll have the afternoon free to shop and sightsee. Visit famous sights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Royal Palace and the renowned Rijksmuseum, or perhaps enjoy our private afternoon cheese and wine cruise.
Day Two: Included visit to Amsterdam and optional cheese and wine cruise
In the late afternoon, our coach will return you to the hotel.
Enjoy some free time in the morning and a late breakfast. At about 1pm we'll depart for beautiful, historic Maastricht, where you'll have time to explore, shop and sightsee. Stroll the delightful, pedestrianised cobbled streets around Vrijthof Square, relax in a cafe or bar, enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants, or perhaps join our private afternoon river cruise.
Day Three: Andre Rieu concert in Maastricht
This evening, take your seat in Vrijthof Square to see Andre Rieu and The Johann Strauss Orchestra, Choir, Soloists and Special Guests live in concert. Enjoy the stunning sights and sounds as the innovative showman plays waltzes, classics and music from operas, films and musicals in this beautiful, atmospheric setting.
After this not-to-be-missed experience, our coach will return you to your hotel.
Enjoy another morning at leisure and a late breakfast, before travelling to historic Antwerp in the afternoon. In the 'Diamond Capital of the World' you'll see the great market square, pretty cobbled streets and fine Gothic churches - plus the magnificent railway station and Rubenshuis museum . In the late afternoon, our coach will return you to the hotel.
Day Four: Included visit to Antwerp
Transfer back to the airport to board your flight home, taking back a host of memories of a very special break to Andre Rieu's hometown.
Day Five: Travel back to the UK
Please note: on the 2nd July 2018 departure, Days Three & Four are reversed and therefore the Maastricht visit including concert will take place on Day Four
The transfer time from Amsterdam airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes, or approximately 20 minutes from Eindhoven airport.
Hotel transfer times
Please note that this is an outdoor concert with no tiered seating, which will start at approximately 9pm and finish at about 11.45pm. Afterwards our coach will return you to the hotel, arriving at around 2am. It will be necessary to walk between the coach drop-off/pick-up points and the concert venue.
The advertised price includes a 59 € face-value, seated ticket. Upgrades to 69 €, 85 €, 95 € and 109 € face-value tickets are available for supplements (upgrade prices will be displayed during the booking process), which include any booking fees.
Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your Newmarket Tour Manager on the day.
We have organised two optional excursions - a private afternoon Maastricht Summertime Cruise, and a private afternoon Amsterdam Cheese and Wine Cruise. Further details will be available in the booking process.
Optional cruise excursions
At this time, exact outbound and inbound departure times have not been confirmed. Times shown are our best estimate based on current information. Final timings will be confirmed to you in your Final Travel Documents, approximately 10 days prior to departure, though we will make every effort to secure timings close to those indicated when you book.
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: Durham Tees Valley & Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person (not included in the price of your holiday). Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Airport development fees
Please note you will be asked to supply Passport / ID documentation details for each passenger at the time of booking or as soon thereafter.
Passport & ID Documentation
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Combining hotel transfers
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.