The Waltz King live
Don't miss your chance to see André Rieu perform in his hometown with the Johann Strauss Orchestra, in 2019. Join the audience of happy, adoring fans at these special summer evening concerts, and enjoy a night of magical musical entertainment in a magnificent setting - Maastricht's Vrijthof Square. You'll also be able to explore the attractive and historical cities of Amsterdam and Antwerp on this very special concert break.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Concert Seating Plan
The advertised price includes a 59€ face-value, CAT 5 seated ticket. Upgrades to 69€ face-value CAT 4, 79€ face-value CAT 3, 92€ face-value CAT 2, 102€ face-value CAT 1, and 125€ face-value Premium tickets are available for supplements (upgrade prices will be displayed during the booking process and will include any booking fees). Please note this is an outdoor concert with no tiered seating.
Day One: Fly to the Netherlands
Fly to Amsterdam, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your chosen hotel. After arrival, you will have the evening free to relax.
Day Two: Included visit to Amsterdam and optional cheese and wine cruise
After breakfast, we'll travel to central Amsterdam where you'll have the afternoon free to shop and sightsee. Visit famous sights, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Royal Palace and the renowned Rijksmuseum, or perhaps enjoy our private afternoon cheese and wine cruise.
In the late afternoon, our coach will return you to the hotel.
Day Three: André Rieu concert in Maastricht
Enjoy some free time in the morning and a late breakfast. At about 1pm we'll depart for beautiful, historic Maastricht, where you'll have time to explore, shop and sightsee. Stroll the delightful, pedestrianised cobbled streets around Vrijthof Square, relax in a cafe or bar, enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants, or perhaps join our private afternoon river cruise.
This evening, take your seat in Vrijthof Square to see André Rieu and The Johann Strauss Orchestra, Choir, Soloists and Special Guests live in concert. Enjoy the stunning sights and sounds as the innovative showman plays waltzes, classics and music from operas, films and musicals in this beautiful, atmospheric setting.
After this not-to-be-missed experience, our coach will return you to your hotel.
Day Four: Included visit to Antwerp
Enjoy another relaxed morning, and a late breakfast, before our afternoon trip to Antwerp, the Diamond Capital of the World. You'll have time to explore the city's great market square, pretty cobbled streets and fine Gothic churches - or perhaps the magnificent railway station and Rubenshuis museum - before our coach takes you back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day Five: Travel back to the UK
Transfer back to the airport to board your flight home, taking with you a host of memories of a very special break to André Rieu's hometown.
You will be staying in a good-quality, four-star-standard hotel in the Eindhoven area of the Netherlands. All the hotels used will have good bars and restaurants, and the hotel bedrooms will have private facilities, trouser presses and hairdryers.
N.B. Some of the hotels we use have not been officially star-rated, but have been assessed by us as the equivalent of a four-star-standard hotel.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from Amsterdam airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes.
Please note that this is an outdoor concert with no tiered seating, which will start at approximately 9pm and finish at about 11.45pm. Afterwards our coach will return you to the hotel, arriving at around 2am. It will be necessary to walk between the coach drop-off/pick-up points and the concert venue. Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your Newmarket Tour Manager on the day.
Optional cruise excursions
We have organised two optional excursions - a private afternoon Maastricht Summertime Cruise, and a private afternoon Amsterdam Cheese and Wine Cruise. Further details will be available in the booking process.
At this time, exact outbound and inbound departure times have not been confirmed. Times shown are our best estimate based on current information. Final timings will be confirmed to you in your Final Travel Documents, approximately 10 days prior to departure, though we will make every effort to secure timings close to those indicated when you book.
Airport development fees
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Durham Tees Valley & Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person (not included in the price of your holiday). Please visit the airport's website for further information.
Passport and ID documentation
Please note you will be asked to supply Passport / ID documentation details for each passenger at the time of booking or as soon thereafter.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
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.
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.