- Glorious Keukenhof gardens
Enjoy an optional day in Keukenhof, described as 'the most beautiful spring garden in the world!'
- Amsterdam waterways
Stroll the canal-lined streets of this city brimming with world-class museums.
- Arnhem's 'bridge too far'
An optional excursion visits the famous sights of The Battle of Arnhem in 1944.
- Taste Edam in Edam
Take an optional visit to Volendam and Edam where you can sample some of the famous Dutch cheese.
Holland in Bloom aboard Rex Rheni
Dutch and Belgian Waterwaysfrom £499 per person 4 2 Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £12 if not required
- No fly
- Exclusive to Saga
Flower-filled Keukenhof and canals of Amsterdam
Encounter the floral delights of Holland on this cruise of contrasts. Begin in Arnhem by remembering the fallen troops before sailing the scenic Rhine towards Beverwijk where you can join an optional excursion to the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens. Cruise on towards Amsterdam to explore the wealth of museums nestled amid its canal-lined streets.
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- UK travel service
- Return coach travel via ferry
- Saga Cruise Host
- Saga Cruise Assistant on board
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Entertainment and activities on the ship
Day 1 UK to Arnhem
Travel by coach from Folkestone to Arnhem via Eurotunnel or ferry, and embark Rex Rheni. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board before mooring overnight.
Day 2 Arnhem to Wijk bij Duurstede
This morning, you can explore Arnhem independently, or you might like to join an optional tour to see famous sights associated with the Battle of Arnhem, a battle fought by British and Polish airborne troops during World War II. An alternative optional excursion visits Appeltern Gardens — a stunning location and a source of information and inspiration for amateur gardeners from around the world. Depart for Wijk bij Duurstede this afternoon, arriving early evening.
Day 3 Wijk bij Duurstede to Amsterdam
Wijk bij Duurstede sits on the banks of the River Rhine and is one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands. Look out for the 13th-century medieval Castle Duurstede and traditional Dutch windmills adorning the town's laid-back streets. Perhaps join a full-day optional excursion to the wonderful Keukenhof gardens, described as 'the most beautiful spring garden in the world!' Alternatively, depart for Amsterdam early afternoon where you moor overnight.
Day 4 Amsterdam
You have a full day in this lively city, the capital of the Netherlands. Although it's compact and easy to explore on foot, it is home to many interesting old and new buildings and world-class museums, including the Rijksmuseum where you can see Rembrandt’s 'Night Watch'. Perhaps take an optional visit to the fishing village of Volendam and the historic city of Edam. You may like to explore the city this afternoon on an optional sightseeing tour with a canal cruise and coach tour showcasing treasures such as the famous Skinny Bridge.
Day 5 Amsterdam to UK
Disembark Rex Rheni after breakfast for your return journey to the UK.
Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.