Panache Cruising

 

Panache
Holland Cruise

ALKMAAR TO DELFT

 

Sunday, Day 1 Alkmaar

Guests are met in Amsterdam** and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Panache. Once on board, enjoy a champagne welcome and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Alkmaar to Zaanse Schans

Perhaps visit the Alkmaar cheese museum and enjoy a cheese tasting, before our first cruise to Zaanse Schans near Amsterdam, a place renowned for its wooden windmills, barns and houses built in the traditional Dutch style. After lunch on board, we take a tour of Zaanse Schans, an open air conservation area and museum, giving you a vivid impression of the Dutch way of life in the 17th and 18th centuries. This historical area consists of authentic houses and windmills, an historic shipyard, pewter factory, a cheese and dairy farm and an age-old grocery store dating back to the 1900's. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Zaanse Schans to Haarlem

We enjoy an early morning cruise to the historic city of Haarlem, dating back to the 13th century. After lunch on board, this afternoon marks a highlight of the week with a visit to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, known as the 'Garden of Europe'. There are more than 100 acres filled with over 7 million flowering bulbs and we stroll through a breath-taking backdrop of colour on this unforgettable half-day excursion. Dinner ashore this evening at a local restaurant.

Wednesday, Day 4 Haarlem to Oude Wetering

An optional very early morning tour to Aalsmeer flower auction, where some 17 million cut flowers from all over the world are traded each day. We return to the hotel barge for breakfast, then enjoy a tour of Haarlem. The city is home to the Frans Hals Museum founded in 1862 with its vast collection of Old Masters. Other highlights include St. Bavo's Cathedral on the main square, where both Handel and Mozart played the magnificent Muller organ, or there is free time to visit a fine selection of boutique shops. After lunch on board, we cruise to our mooring at Oude Wetering where there is time to walk or cycle along the towpaths around the lake. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Oude Wetering to Leiden

After breakfast we cruise to Leiden. Home to one of the oldest universities in the country and the birthplace of Rembrandt, Leiden is an historical city full of charm and character, a perfect place to explore on a bicycle, or simply stroll the banks of the pretty tree-lined canals. This afternoon we take a tour of the city and a private boat trip, with your tour leader explaining the history that dates back to Roman times and more recent sites such as the church, St. Pieterskerk, from which the pilgrims departed for America. Free time to explore the many local cafes, boutique shops, markets and antique dealers. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Leiden to Delft

Morning cruise arriving in Delft by lunchtime, our final mooring. Delft is renowned for its pottery ceramic products, which were styled on the imported Chinese porcelain of the 17th century. This beautiful, unspoilt town is more than 750 years old, and began as the home port of the Dutch East India Company. Following lunch, we visit the Royal Delft factory, just 5 minutes' walk from our mooring to learn how this world-famous porcelain is made. You will have time during the afternoon to explore Delft further. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Delft

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Amsterdam**.

 




On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change
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Note: This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.

 

 

2018 Rates

Panache
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 58000
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 67000
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 65300
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 56700
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 63600
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 55400
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 61900
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 54100
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 59800
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 52400
Jr Suite Regular 6190
Jr Suite Value 5350
Single supplement Regular 2150

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 25; Apr 1, 8, 15 Value Holland - between Delft and Alkmaar
May 20 Value Holland to Belgium
May 27 Value Belgium to Picardy
Apr 22; 29 May 6, 13 Regular Holland - between Delft and Alkmaar
Jun 3 Value Picardy to Paris
Jun 10, 17, 24, Jul 1, 8 Regular Champagne
Jul 22, 29 Aug 5, 12, 19 Value Alsace & Lorraine
Aug 26, Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Regular Alsace & Lorraine
Oct 7, 14, 21 Value Alsace & Lorraine

2019 Rates

Panache
Accommodations Rate Type Rate Amount
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Regular 65400
Charter 10 passengers wholeboat Value 56900
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Value 67100
Charter 11 passengers wholeboat Regular 67100
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Regular 68800
Charter 12 passengers wholeboat Value 59500
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Regular 61600
Charter 8 passengers wholeboat Value 53900
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Regular 63700
Charter 9 passengers wholeboat Value 55600
Jr Suite Regular 6350
Jr Suite Value 5490
Single supplement Regular 2200
Single supplement Value 1950

 

Departure Dates (Sunday) Rate Type Route
Mar 24, 31; Apr 07 Value Holland
April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12 Regular Holland
Jul 14 Regular Alsace Lorraine
Mar 24, 31 Apr 07, 14, 21, 28 May 05, 12 Value holland
Mat 26 Regular paris to Champagne
July 21, 28; Aug 04, 11, 18 Value Alsace Lorraine
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular Champagne Region
Oct 06,13, 20 Value Alsace Lorraine
Aug 25; Sept 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Alsace Lorraine
Jun 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Regular champagne
Jul 14, Aug 25, Seo 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Regular Alsace & Lorraine
Jul 21, 28 Oct 06, 13, 20 Value Alsace & Lorraine

 

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