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Dutch Waterways & Rhine Cruise 2017

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Cruise from Holland to Germany

Join Olympia for an enchanting journey along Holland's scenic waterways and into the glorious Rhine. Travelling south from Amsterdam, Olympia will call at Nijmegen, for the chance to explore Arnhem and the fascinating Airborne Museum. She'll then sail into Germany to visit three fascinating cities: Dusseldorf, Bonn - for the opportunity to journey into the beautiful Ahr Valley - and Cologne, where a walking tour introduces the city's astounding cathedral.

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

  • Embark in Amsterdam
  • Six nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Cruise through 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

Make your own way to Amsterdam, where you'll join Olympia and enjoy dinner on board.

Day Two

Spend this morning exploring Amsterdam. Join our optional canal river cruise along the city's picturesque waterways, or explore on foot and see the beautiful flower market, the fascinating galleries of Museumplein and pretty Vondelpark.

Day Three

Enjoy the scenery of South Holland, this morning, as Olympia cruises past windmills and through waterways to reach Nijmegen. Explore this traditional Dutch city, or join our optional excursion to Arnhem, famously associated with the events of Operation Market Garden. See John Frost Bridge, named after the commander who defended it in 1944, and learn about the battle that took place here, at Arnhem Airborne Museum and Cemetery.

Day Four

Olympia sails into Germany to call at futuristic Dusseldorf, today. Wander the pretty altstadt (old town) on our optional walking tour and discover why the area is nicknamed 'Europe's Longest Bar' as we pass an abundance of bustling inns and brewery houses.

Day Five

This morning, Olympia cruises past Konigswinter, a pretty town backed by the Siebengebirge - or Seven Hills. She'll then call at the city of Bonn, on the opposite bank of the river, where you'll have the opportunity to travel into the scenic Ahr Valley on an optional excursion. Explore its pretty vineyards and charming towns, and enjoy a wine tasting in Bad Neuenahr before rejoining Olympia for her overnight stopover in Cologne.

Day Six

Explore the sights of Cologne, today. Don't miss the chance to see the spectacular cathedral and the pretty altstadt on our optional walking tour. Discover the city's many art galleries and glitzy shopping streets, or cross to neighbouring Deutz for wonderful views of Cologne's skyline. Later this afternoon, rejoin Olympia for a farewell Gala Dinner among your fellow passengers while the ship makes the onward journey to the historic town of Andernach, our final destination.

Day Seven

Disembark Olympia in Andernach this morning, from where you'll be free to make your own way home.

Further Information

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.

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.

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 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.


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.