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    André Rieu in Maastricht
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Andre Rieu in Maastricht: mini cruise to Maastricht

Andre Rieu in Maastricht: mini cruise to Maastricht

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  • A car with a tick VIP on selected river cruises
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

Enjoy an open-air performance by André Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra

See the oriental water garden and bamboo forest of the castle gardens at Arcen on an optional visit from Venlo before sailing to Roermond, which boasts more than 800 years of history. Continue to medieval Maastricht where you’ll have plenty of time to explore the city, which is home to the Basilica of St Servatius, said to be the oldest church still standing in the country. The highlight of your holiday is sure to be a performance by André Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra, under the stars in Vrijthof Square.


A car with a tickVIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland

Hands shakingIncluded travel insurance

Dinner plate11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 12 hours a day†

Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

PersonCruise Host


  • Captain’s dinner and drinks reception
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry

MapIncluded excursion

  • Concert by André Rieu and his orchestra

†The free bar on board is open from 12pm to midnight, serving non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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Day 1 UK to Nijmegen

Dutch houses and church in the city of Nijmegen

Travel by coach via Eurotunnel or ferry to Nijmegen.

Embark Rex Rheni and look forward to a welcome reception and dinner on board. Your ship will begin the overnight journey to Venlo this evening.

Nijmegen Netherlands Europe

Day 2 Venlo to Roermond

Roermond in the Netherlands

Spend the morning in Venlo, where you have the opportunity to visit the castle gardens at Arcen on an optional excursion. This afternoon your ship will continue to historic Roermond, where the town centre is designated a conservation area. Perhaps see some of the highlights on an optional walking tour.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Roermond Netherlands Europe

Day 3 Roermond to Maastricht

Maastricht in the Netherlands

Your ship departs Roermond early this morning to arrive in Maastricht during lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring the city where André Rieu grew up at leisure. This evening you’ll enjoy dinner before transferring by coach to Vrijthof Square in the medieval heart of Maastricht, where you’ll take your seat for the open-air André Rieu concert.

Your ship remains moored in Maastricht overnight.

Maastricht Netherlands Europe

Day 4 Maastricht

Basilica of Saint Servatius from the top of St Janskerk, Maastricht

This morning you may like to join an optional tour of the city, where the cobbled streets of the Old Town are home to the Gothic-style church St Janskerk and the Romanesque Basilica of St Servatius, which houses a significant collection of religious art.

Maastricht Netherlands Europe

Day 5 Maastricht to UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and begin your return journey to the UK.

Castle Gardens at Arcen

Discover 15 unique gardens, designed by landscape architect Niek Roozen, that have been laid out around a historic country estate with a 17th-century castle. Admire the Rhododendron Garden, Bamboo Forest, oriental water garden and Baroque Rosarium and explore the Casa Verde, a large greenhouse containing banana trees, bird of paradise flowers, palms and tree ferns, and a Koi pond.

Walking Grade 3

Four-and-a-half hours
Castle garden in Arcen, Netherlands
  • Optional on 4 nights itinerary

Roermond walking tour

The town sits on the bank of the Meuse river and boasts more than 800 years of history, with much of the town centre designated a conservation area full of listed buildings and monuments. Its skyline is dominated by the towers of St Christopher Cathedral and Roermond Minster. A walking tour is a great way to see some of the highlights.

Walking Grade 3

Two hours
St Christopher Cathedral, Roermond
Roermond Netherlands Europe
  • Optional on 4 nights itinerary

Maastricht City Tour

After meeting your guide at the ship, embark on a walking tour. Your route includes a visit to the oldest working water mill in the Netherlands, dating back to the 14th century, which still mills grain for the adjacent bakery and a brewery. Walk around the city wall, through elegant shopping streets and past the house where Andre Rieu was born. Next you will see several chapels and churches before your tour winds its way to grand Vrijthof Square, in the heart of the city.

Walking grade 3

Three hours
Maastricht's central square Vrijthof
Maastricht Netherlands Europe
  • Optional on 4 nights itinerary
Andre Rieu in Maastricht: mini cruise to Maastricht

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