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    Amsterdam in bloom
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    Floriade Expo 2022
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    Keukenhof Gardens
Special Interest - Gardens
Gardens

Keukenhof and Floriade

Keukenhof and Floriade

Dutch Waterways

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

Compare the floral displays of Keukenhof and the Floriade Expo

Head to the famous flower filled fields of the Netherlands on this river cruise that includes a full-day excursion to Keukenhof Gardens and another included full-day visit to the Floriade Expo in Almere, where you’ll see floral displays from around the world.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore Nijenhuis Castle and its sculpture gardens, enjoy a drive through the tulip fields of the Noordoostpolder and traverse the historic canals of Giethoorn by electric punt on a choice of optional excursions. A full day in the vibrant Dutch capital completes your holiday.

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 12 hours a day†

Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

PersonCruise Host

Plus…

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

MapIncluded excursions

  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Floriade Expo

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration
†The free bar on board is open from 12pm to midnight, serving non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. †† Return flights or Eurostar upgrade available for a supplement.

View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Amsterdam

City of Amsterdam in Netherlands

Travel by air, or by coach from Folkestone to Amsterdam via Eurotunnel or ferry (a journey from Calais of approximately four hours and 30 minutes) and embark Rex Rheni.

Enjoy a welcome dinner on board as you remain moored here overnight.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 2 Amsterdam to Zwolle 🎧

Keukenhof Gardens

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

You will rejoin your ship in Zwolle where she moors overnight.

Zwolle Netherlands Europe

Day 3 Zwolle to Kampen

Zwolle, The Netherlands

This morning you may like to visit Nijenhuis Castle and its sculpture garden on an optional excursion. Enjoy some free time this afternoon, admiring architecture dating back to the 15th century when the town of Zwolle was a member of the wealthy trading organisation, the Hanseatic League.

Continue sailing to Kampen this evening, where your ship will moor overnight.

Kampen Netherlands Europe

Day 4 Kampen to Lemmer

IJsselmeer in Lemmer

Perhaps spend the morning driving through the colourful tulip fields of the Noordoostpolder on an optional excursion.

Leave at lunchtime for Lemmer, arriving later this afternoon, and enjoy some free time before rejoining your ship.

Urk Netherlands Europe Lemmer

Day 5 Lemmer to Lelystad

Lelystad, Netherlands

An optional excursion this morning visits the lake town of Giethoorn and includes a cruise along the historic canals aboard a motorised punt.

Continue sailing to Lelystad this afternoon, arriving early evening for an overnight mooring.

Lelystad Netherlands Europe

Day 6 Lelystad to Amsterdam 🎧

2022 Expo

The city of Lelystad is built on land that was reclaimed by the Zuiderzee (inland sea) during the late 1960s. This morning, step on the shuttle bus for your included full-day visit to the Floriade Expo held in Almere. This world horticultural exhibition will last six months, and the theme for the 2022 Expo will be ‘Growing Green Cities’, focusing on how nature can be better incorporated into cities in innovative and sustainable ways. As well as hundreds of species of flowers, plants and vegetables, there will be 40 country presentations, a greenhouse complex and a cable car providing amazing views across the site. A ride on the cable car will be included with your ticket.

After your day at the Expo you’ll travel back to your ship, which will depart for Amsterdam later in the evening.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 7 Amsterdam 🎧

Canal houses on the Rokin in Amsterdam

Enjoy a full day in this iconic city where a choice of optional excursions is available. Perhaps see the highlights during a coach tour and canal cruise, or embark on a culinary themed walking tour for the opportunity to sample local delicacies along the way. This afternoon perhaps visit Volendam, Edam and the Katwoude cheese farm on another optional excursion.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 8 Amsterdam to UK

Disembark after breakfast and return to the UK.

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Amsterdam and Lelystad.

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

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.

Climate

Keukenhof and Floriade

Dutch Waterways