Dutch Delights & Medieval Flanders Cruise Join At Dover
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20528
- Travel Type: Make your own way
7 nights. May 2018. From £989.00.
SAVE GBP50pp** - QUOTE CODE JANRC
OFFER EXTENDED - BOOK BY 5th APRIL 2018
Sail through Amsterdam and Belgium
Join Olympia on this pretty springtime cruise, as she travels on a round-trip from Amsterdam through the windmill-dotted landscape of South Holland and into Belgium. She'll call in Rotterdam then cross the border to visit a string of magnificent Belgian cities, including Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp, before making one final call in Arnhem on her return journey.
Life on board Olympia
There'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.
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.
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Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Return coach travel from Dover or Ashford
Seven nights' accommodation in a standard lower cabin (upgrade cabins available)
Full-board arrangements whilst on board, including afternoon tea and evening snacks
On-board English commentary
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Join our coach in Dover (or Ashford - see below), cross the channel and continue to Amsterdam, where you'll board Olympia. Spend the evening settling in, or step ashore to explore the Dutch capital.
Today is free for you to discover Amsterdam and its many highlights. Glide along the city's beautiful waterways on this morning's optional canal cruise, or step ashore to wander the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House.
This evening, Olympia sets off on her journey south through Holland.
You'll awake to find Olympia moored up in the great maritime city of Rotterdam, home to world-class museums and striking architecture. Spend the morning wandering its beautifully-preserved historic quarters, then perhaps join our optional visit to the UNESCO-listed village of Kinderdijk, with its historic windmills.
Olympia arrives in the Belgian city of Ghent, this morning. Wander along the pretty cobbled streets to see great St Bavo Cathedral, which towers over the city's main square - the Baafsplein. This afternoon, perhaps join our optional excursion to beautiful Bruges, a city famous for chocolate and lace, where you'll have the chance to visit the Choco Story for a chocolate-making demonstration and to sample some delicious Belgian chocolates.
Today brings the chance to discover Brussels, the magnificent Belgian capital. Join our included walking tour and discover the city's gastronomic glories, irreverent Manneken Pis and aptly named Grand Place of this centre of European politics. This afternoon, an optional tour brings the chance to visit the Atomium, a striking futuristic structure that's now an iconic symbol of the city.
The ancient trading port of Antwerp, the 'Diamond Capital of the World,' offers a wealth of museums, including the studio of artist Peter Paul Rubens, as well as a fine Gothic cathedral and a bustling cafe life on the streets surrounding the vast Grote Markt. This afternoon's optional excursion visits the city's historic De Koninck brewery, where you'll have the chance to sample their delicious Belgian beer.
Step ashore to discover Arnhem, forever associated with 1944's Operation Market Garden. See the John Frost Bridge and Arnhem Airborne Museum in nearby Oosterbeek on this morning's optional excursion, and honour the brave men and women of the Army and the RAF who gave their lives during the epic advance here.
Olympia makes the final leg of her journey this evening, sailing back towards Amsterdam.
Bid farewell to Olympia, and board the coach to begin your journey home.Back to top
Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. Offering accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her the minute you step on board.Olympia and Overnight Hotel
Modern, well-equipped Olympia offers all you could wish to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your Rhine cruise. Offering accommodation and dining facilities for just under a hundred passengers, the ship has a warm, intimate feeling about her the minute you step on board.Back to top
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.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
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 GBP19.50 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.
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.
The tap water on board is safe to drink, but may not be to your taste due to the purification system.
Where possible, non-rigid suitcases are easier to store within your cabin.
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.
Foreign Office travel advice
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**This offer applies to new bookings made between 28th December and 5th April 2018 (inclusive) and is valid on selected cruises departing in 2018 on board Olympia only. Offer excludes cruises departing in November and December. 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. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.Back to top