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André Rieu in Maastricht

Dutch & Belgian Waterways

from £2,019 per person 10 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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Join André Rieu as he returns home to Maastricht...

Join André Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra in his home town of Maastricht for one of his spectacular summer concerts on this 10-night cruise. You’ll cruise through Holland and Belgium, visiting an array of important and historic cities like Rotterdam, Bruges, Antwerp, Nijmegen and Amsterdam. You can also take the chance to tour smaller towns and villages off the tourist trail to make sure you immerse yourself in authentic lowlands life. A rousing open-air concert from André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra in the medieval heart of Maastricht is sure to be the highlight of this cruise with a musical difference!

Including...

29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 10 dinners

Excursions

  • Concert by André Rieu and his orchestra
  • Guided walk in Antwerp
  • Walking tour of Bruges


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Day 1 UK to Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal

Your adventure starts as you travel by coach via Eurotunnel or ferry to Amsterdam. Embark MS Carmen and look forward to a welcome reception and dinner on board tonight as your cruise begins.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 2 Rotterdam to Hellevoetsluis

Harbour of Hellevoetsluis

Your ship moors in Rotterdam in the early hours. After breakfast perhaps take the chance to join an optional tour of Holland’s second city. This afternoon you can get a close-up view of the world’s largest port as you set sail through Rotterdam Harbour.

Moor overnight in Hellevoetsluis.

Hellevoetsluis Netherlands Europe

Day 3 Hellevoetsluis to Veere

Town hall of Veere

Depart before breakfast and sail through the morning towards Veere, where you will arrive at lunchtime. This afternoon perhaps join an optional excursion to the Delta Works, a series of constructions intended to prevent south west Holland from flooding. This evening is at leisure as you remain moored here overnight so you might like to explore Veere, a seaside haven providing inspiration to artists for many years.

Veere Netherlands Europe

Day 4 Veere to Vlissingen to Antwerp

Old harbour of Vlissingen

Depart before breakfast and cruise to Vlissingen – a new port of call for Saga – from where you can look forward to an included excursion to the beautiful city of Bruges this morning. The city’s medieval heritage is evident at every turn, with the Gothic Grand Place sprawling at the foot of the Belfry Tower, nearly 300 feet tall. Explore narrow, cobbled streets lined with lace makers, chocolatiers and cafes. The city can also boast one of Belgium’s best museums, the Groeningemuseum. Return to your ship at lunchtime and cruise through the afternoon to arrive in Antwerp at dinner for an overnight mooring.

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Day 5 Antwerp

Market Square, Antwerp

Look forward to a complete day in Belgium’s second largest city, which has many treasures to explore. Travel by coach into the centre of Antwerp to enjoy an included guided walking tour. Antwerp has many treasures to explore, including the 16th-century Grote Markt where you’ll find the unusual Brabo statue illustrating the story of how the city developed. See too the beautiful Cathedral of our Lady, the largest Gothic cathedral in the country, which is home to several original works by the renowned local son and Renaissance painter Peter Paul Rubens. The city is also one of the leading centres in the world diamond industry. Enjoy an evening at leisure as your ship remains moored until late tonight.

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Day 6 Maastricht

Medieval houses along the canal in Maastricht

After sailing overnight and through the morning, arrive in Maastricht at lunchtime. This afternoon perhaps take the chance to join an optional tour of André’s historic home town – one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands. A stroll along Maastricht's riverside promenades and parks is a great way to spend the afternoon, or you might like to scout the city's fortifications or see the grey-stone town hall in the market place. Maastricht is one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands and home to the impressive and imposing Basilica of St. Servatius, said to be the oldest church still standing in the country. This evening you will see the man of the hour performing on an open air stage in Vrijthof Square in the heart of the city. You can enjoy your evening to its fullest as your ship remains moored until the early hours.

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Day 7 Maastricht to Nijmegen

The Great Market in Nijmegen

With last night’s concert still replaying in your head, cruise through the morning along the River Waal to arrive at the Netherlands’ oldest city, Nijmegen, after lunch. An optional guided walking tour this afternoon reveals the highlights.

Nijmegen Netherlands Europe

Day 8 Nijmegen to Kampen to Enkhuisen

Historical center of Kampen, Netherlands

Leave Nijmegen behind before breakfast and cruise through the morning to reach Kampen at lunchtime. Perhaps opt to join an optional excursion which visits the water-side village of Giethoorn this afternoon before cruising over dinner to moor in Enkhuisen overnight.

Enkhuizen Netherlands Europe

Day 9 Enkhuisen to Hoorn

Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Enkhuisen. Perhaps seek out the Zuiderzee museum, a reconstructed fishing village depicting life before the IJsselmeer Dam was constructed nearly a century ago. Depart at lunchtime to make the short journey to Hoorn, where you can join an optional walking tour this afternoon. This evening is at leisure as your cruise resumes late tonight, bound for the capital.

Hoorn Netherlands Europe

Day 10 Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Wake up in Amsterdam. This cosmopolitan city delights visitors with its pretty tree-lined canals – criss-crossed by over a thousand bridges – exquisite architecture and world-class art collections. You have the opportunity to explore independently or join an optional tour of the city’s highlights during a full day in the Dutch capital. The final evening of your holiday is at leisure!

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Day 11 Amsterdam to UK

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


André Rieu in Maastricht

Dutch & Belgian Waterways

from £2,019 per person 10 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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