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Keukenhof and Dutch Delights for solo travellers

Keukenhof and Dutch Delights for solo travellers

Dutch Waterways

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

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 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...

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

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 15 hours a day (2023 only)

CocktailWine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

PersonCruise Host

Plus...

  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Solos Host
  • Solos drinks party
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • All gratuities on board
  • Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry. Return flights or direct Eurostar train to Amsterdam for a supplement.

MapIncluded Excursions

  • Keukenhof Gardens visit
  • Tour of The Hague
  • Kinderdijk Windmills
  • Punt Tour of Giethoorn (2022 departure) OR Hoorn walking tour (2023 departure)
  • Amsterdam city tour and canal cruise OR Culinary Walking Tour of Amsterdam

The free bar available in 2023 is open from 9am to midnight and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration

Look who’ll be joining you on board

Anne Swithinbank (2023 departure only)

Horticulturist Anne Swithinbank’s fascination with plants and nature began at a young age and led her to study for her Kew Diploma in Horticulture from 1976-1979.

Her career has seen her work as Glasshouse Supervisor at RHS Wisley, and appear on a number of television programmes including Channel 4’s Gardeners’ Calendar, and BBC’s Gardeners’ World. For the last 27 years Anne has been a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, and continues to write for Amateur Gardening, Grow Your Own, Candis and Gardeners’ World Magazines.

Anne has a passion for growing exotic plants under glass, and is one of the patrons of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

🎧 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.

In 2023 an included walking tour of Hoorn is included instead of the Punt Tour of Giethoorn.

Walking Grades

1 – Walking at your own discretion. For example, on panoramic coach tours when the only walking is at photo stops.

2 – Minimal walking. Up to approximately 1,640 feet (500 metres) on mainly flat terrain.

3 – Moderate walking. Between 1,640-4,920 feet (500-1500 metres) over mixed terrain with the possibility of some steps.

4 – Considerable walking. More than 4,920 feet (1500 metres) over uneven terrain with many steps.

5 – Strenuous walking. Long distances over rough terrain with climbing, steps and trekking.

Keukenhof and Dutch Delights for solo travellers

Dutch Waterways