Make your own way to Dover (or Ashford - see below) where you'll join our coach before it boards the ferry for the Channel crossing. We'll then continue to Amsterdam to join Olympia in time for dinner on board this evening.
See the sights of Amsterdam this morning, choosing either to join our optional canal cruise or to explore the city at your own pace. See the pretty tree-lined waterways, the colourful step-gabled houses, historic Museumplein and the beautiful canal-side flower market, before returning to Olympia later this afternoon as she sets off on her journey into beautiful South Holland countryside.
Enjoy the scenery this morning as Olympia cruises through a landscape of windmills and criss-crossing waterways to Nijmegen, where you'll have the chance to step ashore and explore. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Arnhem to see the iconic John Frost Bridge - named after the commander who bravely defended it during the Battle of Arnhem - and visit Arnhem Airborne Museum and Cemetery.
Today, Olympia crosses into Germany and calls at Dusseldorf, renowned for its art scene and innovate architecture. Join our optional walking tour to explore the colourful altstadt (old town), famous for its lively atmosphere and bustling brewery houses and inns.
Travel past the Siebengebirge - Seven Hills - and the charming town of Konigswinter on this morning's cruise to Bonn, Germany's former capital. From here, you'll have the chance to join our Cruise Manager on an optional excursion into the picturesque Ahr Valley, famous for its rolling vineyards and quaint spa towns such as Bad Neuenahr - where you'll enjoy a wine tasting. Later, rejoin Olympia in Cologne where she'll moor overnight.
Take the opportunity to see Cologne's impressive cathedral and surrounding altstadt on today's optional walking tour, or perhaps wander (or take a tram) across the river to the neighbouring town of Deutz, where you'll be treated to a dazzling view of Cologne's skyline. This evening, rejoin Olympia as she cruises to the historic town of Andernach while you enjoy a farewell Gala Dinner among your fellow passengers.
Say goodbye to Olympia this morning, and board the coach for your journey back to Dover (or Ashford), from where you'll be free to make your own way home.
Our flexible joining options allow you to travel on any date, and as an added convenience we've arranged two possible pre-departure options for you. Make your own way to the Holiday Inn Ashford North and stay the night (car parking is included), and our coach will call for you at the hotel on the way to the Channel.
Flexible joining options
Alternatively, make your own way to the Stop 24 Services in Kent (M20, Junction 11), and board the coach there. Parking is available (payable locally), and we'll confirm the exact meeting point and time in your Joining Instructions.
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.
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
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
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.
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