Dutch Carnival Weekend
6 Day Select Holiday
- Dinner, bed and breakfast
- Door to Door service (four days or more)
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Return overnight ferry crossings
- Excursions as stated
- Premium welcome pack
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium welcome pack
- Carefully selected quality hotels.
This intriguing holiday is based in valkenburg, a lively Dutch town where you’ll find atmospheric caves that date back to Roman times. The centrepiece is our day in Maastricht to join in with all the fun and razzamatazz of Carnival Sunday – an annual festival with high-spirited street celebrations, an endless parade of colourful floats and live music. We stay at the Hotel Walram, located in a quiet riverbank square close to the heart of valkenburg and we also visit the quaint settlement of Thorn.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to Rotterdam, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We continue to valkenburg and check into our hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore – don’t miss the Gemeentegrot caves – a fascinating underworld dating back to the Romans.
Day Three. We visit the little village of Thorn with its cobbled streets, beautiful church and where all the houses are painted white.
Day Four. We travel to nearby Maastricht for ‘Carnival Sunday’. Expect fabulously decorated floats alongside flamboyant characters in exotic costumes whilst bars and cafés pulsate with the sounds of local bands. This tradition dates back to medieval times and the locals really push the boat out with weird and wonderful outfits with some even painting their faces!
Day Five. We travel to Brussels for some free time then continue to our ferry back to Hull, enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Six. We make our way home.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.
Overnight Ferry to the ContinentP&O
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.Back to top