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Dutch Waterways & the Glorious Rhine - Cruise Only (Plus Hotel Stay)

9 days from £925*
Departing: June - September 2018
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Ancient cities, wine towns and spectacular scenery

Sail through scenic Dutch canals and waterways into the mighty Rhine on this delightful cruise aboard Olympia. Travelling from Amsterdam you'll call in Nijmegen, historic Koblenz, the pretty wine town of Rudesheim, Mannheim and magnificent Cologne, where you'll round off your holiday with a two-night hotel stay.

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 facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Embark in Amsterdam
  • Six nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
  • Two nights' accommodation in either Amsterdam or Cologne (depending on departure date)
  • Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
  • 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 Amsterdam to join Olympia in time for dinner this evening.

Day Two

On this morning's included canal cruise you'll have the chance to discover the Dutch capital's beautiful waterways, which are lined with quaint step-gabled houses. Return to Olympia during the afternoon for her sailing into South Holland's picturesque countryside, sailing towards the River Waal and Nijmegen for an overnight stay.

Day Three

Cruising south, Olympia sails into Germany. Enjoy beautiful scenery as the ship sails past Dusseldorf and stunning Rhineland scenery to reach Cologne, where she'll moor overnight. Step ashore to stretch your legs and enjoy the night-time charm of the city's bustling altstadt (old town).

Day Four

Explore Cologne's magnificent cathedral and bustling altstadt on this morning's optional walking tour, or choose to discover the city at your leisure, perhaps visiting the designer shops of Rudolfplatz and the Belgisches (Belgian) quarter.

This afternoon, Olympia continues upstream, passing the delightful town of Konigswinter, which sits in the shadow of the picturesque Siebengebirge (Seven Hills), to reach Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle.

Day Five

Enjoy an early morning stroll in Koblenz before Olympia continues her journey, cruising past the verdant vineyards and ancient villages of the magnificent Middle Rhine. Look out for the legendary Lorelei, the fateful slate rock from which sirens were said to have lured sailors to their deaths.

This afternoon Olympia arrives in Rudesheim, recognised for its locally-produced wines, its quaint narrow lanes and its bustling Drosselgasse - the main street packed with bars and weinstube (wine taverns). Perhaps join our optional excursion that reveals the bizarre wonders of Siegfried's Musikkabinett and includes a wine tasting.

Day Six

Olympia arrives in Mannheim, where the Rhine and the River Neckar meet. From here, you can join an optional half-day excursion to the university town of Heidelberg where an imposing red castle dominates the hillside, before meeting the ship in Mainz. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city's beautiful altstadt, the impressive cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum, before returning to the ship for a last dinner and an overnight cruise back to Cologne.

Day Seven

Disembark Olympia in Cologne, this morning, and transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay.

Day Eight

Today is free for you to enjoy the sights of Cologne. See the soaring twin towers of the Gothic cathedral and stroll the attractive altstadt - its streets crammed with shops, cake-selling 'Konditorei' and bars where you can sample the city's famous 'Kolsch' beer.

Day Nine

Make your own way home after a delightful holiday.
Date Nights Price From
30 June 2018
30 June 2018 8 £945
16 September 2018
16 September 2018 8 £999
22 September 2018
22 September 2018 8 £925

Further Information

Itinerary changes

Please note that the 16 September sailing is operated in reverse, with embarkation in Cologne and a two-night stay in Amsterdam at the end of your cruise. Ports of call and inclusions are all the same.

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

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.

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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