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    André Rieu in Amsterdam
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    The iconic sights of Amsterdam
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    Düsseldorf’s Old Town Hall
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    Utrecht’s varied architecture

André Rieu's Concert in Amsterdam

The Rhine and her tributaries

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Cruise to Amsterdam for the André Rieu concert…

Cruise from Düsseldorf to Amsterdam via Arnhem, where an included tour visits the sites associated with Operation Market Garden and Utrecht.

Look forward to spending two full days in the lively city Amsterdam, known for its historic canals and world-class art galleries, before taking your seat for the New Year’s concert of André Rieu and the Johann Strauss orchestra.


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

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Dinner plate14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners

CocktailWine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board the ship

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  • Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • All gratuities on board
  • Return flights and transfers

MapIncluded excursions

  • Düsseldorf city tour
  • Arnhem Commemoration tour
  • Category 1 or 2 tickets to the concert by André Rieu and his orchestra.

HeadphonesInteractive maps and audio headsets for independent exploration

Joining you on board

Your host: Carol Anne Wells

Carol Anne studied at the Royal College of Music and specialises in both classical and light music. She has given recitals at the South Bank, Wigmore, Barbican and Royal Albert Halls, broadcast on radio and television and worked with numerous artists including the renowned counter-tenor James Bowman.

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Day 1 UK to Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

Travel to Düsseldorf (a journey from Calais of around 4 hours and 45 minutes) and embark Spirit of the Danube.

Enjoy dinner on board this evening.

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Day 2 Düsseldorf to Arnhem 🎧

St Lambertus Church and Schlossturm tower, Düsseldorf

Look forward to spending the morning in Düsseldorf where you can enjoy an included tour of the famous Old Town – a square kilometre full of churches, art and more than 250 pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in the heart of the city.

Join an expert guide on a stroll through the backstreets and discover why the Gothic St Lambertus church has a twisted tower. The Burgplatz (square) with the Schlossturm (palace tower) holds great char and from here, it's a stone's throw to the Rhine embankment promenade which offers a panoramic view of Düsseldorf's skyline and the Oberkassel Rhine banks.

Set sail this afternoon to arrive in Arnhem this evening.

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Day 3 Arnhem to Utrecht 🎧

Battle of Arnhem memorial cannon in front of John Frost Bridge

This morning an included tour reveals the 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 this afternoon and arrive in Utrecht this evening for an overnight mooring.

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Day 4 Utrecht to Amsterdam 🎧

Christ Crowned with Thorns, 1622, by Dutch artist Gerard van Honthorst

An optional excursion this morning visits the Central Museum, where the work of the Utrecht Caravaggisti is exhibited.

Your cruise continue during lunch and you will arrive in Amsterdam later this afternoon.

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Day 5 Amsterdam 🎧

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Wake up for a full day in the Dutch capital. After breakfast you can explore Amsterdam, with its network of peaceful canals, cobbled streets, museums and galleries, on an optional coach tour and canal cruise or instead opt for an optional culinary-themed walking tour of the city.

This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore at leisure, perhaps pay a visit to one of the city’s world-class museums, such as the Rijksmuseum.

This evening, after an early dinner on board, you transfer by coach to the Ziggo Dome to take your seat for André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, as they give their New Year’s concert. Known for inspiring his audiences to dance in the aisles, look forward to lively music as the maestro and his orchestra celebrate another new year!

Return to your ship afterwards.

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Day 6 Amsterdam to UK

Disembark Spirit of the Danube after breakfast to begin your return journey to the UK (the journey to Calais takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes).

André Rieu's Concert in Amsterdam

The Rhine and her tributaries