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Keukenhof and Dutch Delights for Solo Travellers

Dutch Waterways

from £2,199 per person
1 passenger 7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
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Discover the Netherlands’ historic cities and iconic sights...

Join other solo travellers aboard Saga’s brand new luxury ship, Spirit of the Rhine, for this seven-night river cruise which allows you to indulge your interest in flowers as well as explore some of Holland’s most historic towns and cities. Your cruise begins in Amsterdam but the very next day you can look forward to a full-day excursion to the exquisite Keukenhof Gardens – one of the largest and most revered botanical gardens on the planet. You will also take an included trip to The Hague, home to a wealth of important and historic buildings, and cruise to the iconic and historic windmills of Kinderdijk. Perhaps learn about an instrumental moment in World War II, Operation Market Garden, during a stop in Arnhem and visit pretty Enkhuizen and Hoorn en route back to Amsterdam where you can soak up the food, drink and culture and explore on foot, on the road and on its world-famous waterways...

​The Hague is a cultural treasure-trove and a must for any art-lover.  It also has a delightful beach setting.

Andrew Iwasyszyn, Expert Holiday Creator

Including...

20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

  • Included travel insurance
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry*
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • All Gratuities on board
  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Solos drinks party
  • Solos Host
  • Saga Cruise Host
  • Saga Cruise Assistant on board
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Included Excursions

  • Keukenhof Gardens visit
  • Punt tour of Giethoorn
  • Tour of The Hague
  • Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise or Unique Experience: Culinary Walking Tour

*Return flights or direct Eurostar train to Amsterdam for a supplement


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Day 1 UK to Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal at sunset

Travel to Amsterdam and embark Spirit of the Rhine.

Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board as you cruise through the evening towards Beverwijk, where you will moor overnight.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 2 Beverwijk to Rotterdam

Beautiful Keukenhof Gardens

Today there's an included full-day excursion to the wonderful Keukenhof gardens, 'the most beautiful spring garden in the world!' Admire dazzling displays of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths and pick up ideas for your own garden from the themed gardens here.

Your ship departs at dinner and cruises overnight towards Rotterdam

Rotterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 3 Rotterdam to Kinderdijk

Binnenhof Palace in The Hague

This morning travel to The Hague for an included tour.

It's the seat of government, home to the Royal Family, and host city to the United Nations. Discover beautiful squares, a huge market and historic buildings here. This afternoon cruise to Kinderdijk, home to 19 iconic and UNESCO-listed windmills, which you can see up-close on an optional excursion.

Set sail this evening and cruise overnight towards Arnhem.

Kinderdijk Netherlands Europe

Day 4 Arnhem 🎧

Old town of Arnhem, the Netherlands

Arrive in Arnhem in the early hours. Explore independently or perhaps join an optional tour to see famous sights associated with Operation Market Garden, a battle fought in 1944 and the subject of the epic war film A Bridge too Far.

Depart Arnhem late tonight.

Arnhem Netherlands Europe

Day 5 Lelystad to Enkhuizen 🎧

Giethoorn

Arrive into Lelystad at lunchtime, after which you can look forward to an included excursion to the pretty, car-free village of Giethoorn, the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’, where distinctive thatched houses line the canals.

The lake town was named after the large number of goat horns found here by 12th-century settlers and it was these men who built the canals on which you’ll cruise by motorised punt. Float beneath a series of narrow arched bridges to Giethoorn’s central island, now a nature reserve. Here a shallow lake is inhabited by many rare birds. There are no roads in the centre of the village, so locals use punts to get around and cars remain outside the village. After your punt excursion you can look forward to refreshments served with a slice of delicious Dutch apple cake. Cruise to Enkhuizen this evening and moor overnight.

Enkhuizen Netherlands Europe

Day 6 Enkhuizen to Hoorn 🎧

Enkhuizen, the Netherlands

Enjoy some time to explore Enkhuizen this morning or join an optional excursion to Zuiderzee Museum.

You'll then have the afternoon in Hoorn, where an included walking tour of this attractive harbour town reveals the 16th and 17th-century town houses – the Dutch East India Company made it a wealthy trading town. See the State Council building, which houses the Westfries Museum and its fascinating collection of ceramic tiles, silver, china and model ships. Across the way you’ll find the charming Weigh House and beyond that a wealth of winding streets to explore. Perhaps spend some time in the market square or savour the views from the yachting harbour before returning to your ship. Cruise overnight for Amsterdam.

Hoorn Netherlands Europe

Day 7 Amsterdam 🎧

The Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam's floating flower market

Arrive in the early hours and have a full day in the capital of the Netherlands.

This morning you can enjoy one of our Unique Experiences which are designed to give you the chance to get under the skin of a destination by enjoying the local food and culture. After disembarking your ship and meeting your guide, take a tram to Central Station from where you will begin a walking tour of the Dutch capital. Along the way look forward to tasting local delicacies including herring, cheese and croquettes and rounding it off with a sweet treat from a bakery.

Alternatively you can also join an included tour of Amsterdam and see the Royal Palace on Dam Square, the floating flower market, the Central Railway Station, which is built on thousands of wooden piles, and the grand 19th-century Rijksmuseum. Your excursion includes a canal cruise to see the city centre, the famous Skinny Bridge, the Montelbaanstoren tower and the Jewish Quarter.

This afternoon perhaps join an optional excursion which visits Volendam, Edam and the Katwoude Cheese Farm.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 8 Amsterdam to UK

Disembark Spirit of the Rhine after breakfast ahead of your return journey to the UK.

Please note

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Arnhem, Lelystad, Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Amsterdam.

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Keukenhof and Dutch Delights for Solo Travellers

Dutch Waterways

from £2,199 per person
1 passenger
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
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Keukenhof and Dutch Delights for Solo Travellers

Dutch Waterways

from £2,199 per person
1 passenger
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required