Join our coach from your selected pick-up point and travel to Amsterdam, where you'll board Olympia in time for dinner this evening.
On this morning's optional canal cruise you'll have the chance to discover the Dutch capital's beautiful waterways, which are lined with quaint step-gabled houses. Alternatively, choose to explore the city on foot and visit the vibrant canal-side flower market or the fascinating galleries in Museumplein, before returning to Olympia for her sailing into Holland's picturesque countryside.
This morning, Olympia sails through a windmill-dotted landscape to reach Nijmegen. Step ashore to explore its ancient streets, or join our optional excursion to Arnhem, forever remembered for the major battle that took place here in 1944. Discover more about Operation Market Garden at Arnhem Airborne Museum and Cemetery, and see the John Frost Bridge.
Cruising south, Olympia sails into Germany to call at Dusseldorf. Join our optional walking tour of the city centre to explore the colourful altstadt (old town), where bustling inns and breweries give the area its title of 'Europe's Longest Bar'.
Today, Olympia sails past the delightful town of Konigswinter, which sits in the shadow of the picturesque Siebengebirge (Seven Hills), before calling at the city of Bonn. Join our Cruise Manager for an optional excursion into the Ahr Valley, a beautiful wine region scattered with pretty spa towns, then rejoin Olympia in Cologne, where she'll moor for the night.
Explore Cologne's magnificent cathedral and bustling altstadt on today's optional walking tour, or choose to discover the city at your own leisure, perhaps visiting the designer shops of Rudolfplatz and the Belgisches (Belgian) quarter, or taking a stroll (or tram ride) across the river to Deutz, which enjoys spectacular views of Cologne's skyline.
Rejoin Olympia later this afternoon for a farewell Gala Dinner, as the ship sets sail one final time to reach her final destination, the historic riverside town of Andernach.
Disembark Olympia in Andernach this morning, and board the coach for your return journey back to the UK.
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.
Joining your holiday
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.
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.
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.
Pre-paid drinks package
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.
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.
Optional shore excursions
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.