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Dutch Waterways & the Rhine Cruise 2017

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Cruise from Holland to Germany

Join Olympia as she travels along the Rhine on this wonderful cruise from Amsterdam. Enjoy the delightful scenery of South Holland as we cruise along the pretty Dutch waterways to Nijmegen, for the chance to visit historic Arnhem and the poignant Airborne Museum. Olympia then joins the Rhine and travels south into Germany, calling at Bonn, Dusseldorf and Cologne, before finishing her journey in the pretty town of Andernach.

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 fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • Return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point
  • Embark in Amsterdam, disembark in Andernach
  • Six nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Embark in Amsterdam
  • Cruise through the lovely South Holland countryside
  • Visit historic Nijmegen
  • Vibrant Dusseldorf and its colourful Altstadt
  • Call in Bonn, the former German capital
  • An overnight stop in historic Cologne
  • Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • On-board entertainment including a Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • On-board English commentary
  • Luggage porterage
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew
  • The services of a Newmarket Cruise Manager

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

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Day One

Join our coach from your selected pick-up point and travel to Amsterdam, where you'll board Olympia in time for dinner this evening.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

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.

Day Four

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'.

Day Five

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.

Day Six

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.

Day Seven

Disembark Olympia in Andernach this morning, and board the coach for your return journey back to the UK.

Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Greater London
Greater London Wimbledon
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood, Swanley, Tonbridge
London Eltham, Lewisham
Surrey Staines
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, Worthing

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 coach 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.

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 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 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.

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.


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 between 4th and 31st May 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 25 per cent when the promo code is applied. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Dutch Waterways & the Rhine Cruise 2017 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Dutch Waterways & the Rhine Cruise 2017Scores 5.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Englefield Green Couple
Overall a very enjoyable holiday, spoilt only by a very long and tedious journey from our pick-up point in Staines to Clacket Lane via Wimbledon during the morning rush hour.
Confirmed traveller: 11 May 2017
Published on: 10 June 2017
(3 out of 10)


Mablethorpe Couple
The best part about this holiday was the ship... I just wish we had chosen to go with a more caring Travel Company! We were 'abandoned' at Dover (both ways) despite being pensioners, and my wife disabled! The courier on board the ship appeared to show preference towards a chosen few - the rest of the passengers were either patronised or ignored! There was no information about the sights we were passing, was if someone actually ASKED her to tell us.. otherwise there was silence! Each evening, she made a point of telling passengers about 'next days trips and/or plans' whilst stating "I'm telling you this tonight - so please listen as I don't want to have to tell you again tomorrow"! This left many passengers 'in the dark' as they didn't want to admit they hadn't understood her instructions the night before!!! It was worse than a school trip!!!
Costs on board were unbelievable.... water at €4.20 a bottle and Internet at €12 PER DAY!!
Confirmed traveller: 11 May 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017