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Dutch Waterways & Rhine Cruise 2017

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Cruise from Holland to Germany

This scenic cruise to Andernach takes in beautiful Dutch countryside and fascinating German cities. Join Olympia in delightful Amsterdam, where there'll be time to explore on an optional canal cruise, then enjoy a pretty journey through South Holland's beautiful scenery as Olympia sails towards Nijmegen. She'll then continue into Germany to call at the fascinating cities of Dusseldorf, Cologne and Bonn, where you'll have the opportunity to travel into the scenic Ahr Valley for a wine tasting.

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 Dover or Ashford
  • 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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Itinerary

Day One

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.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

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.

Day Four

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.

Day Five

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.

Day Six

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.

Day Seven

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.

Further Information

Flexible joining options

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.

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.

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.

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.

Drinking water

The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.

Luggage

Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.

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.

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.

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.

*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.

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Dutch Waterways & Rhine Cruise 2017Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
(8 out of 10)

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MILTON KEYNES Single traveller
I was unhappy to have all my meals (B,L&D)on the same table as I like to circulate around different tables getting to know more of the other passengers.
I found the 2 long coach journeys (there and back) very tiring, but realise that it was necessary.....Next trip, I think, will be via 'plane!
I would have liked to spend more time on shore in Amsterdam,-next time I would leave out the canal trip.
Confirmed traveller: 11 May 2017
Published on: 09 June 2017