6 Day Dutch and Belgium Canals
Amsterdam - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Brussels
ABR

 

DAY 1 : AMSTERDAM

Boarding in Amsterdam between 5.00 and 6.00pm. Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail and pre-sentation of the crew in the lounge. Dinner on board followed by a guided tour (optional) of the old town on board a river boat.

DAY 2 : AMSTERDAM

Breakfast on board before spending the morning visiting the city (optional) taking in the famous Dam square, the Royal Palace, the Money Tower, the flower market and the mill on the river Amstel. Call in to watch a diamond cutter at work before returning to the ship for lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon or choose to depart on the excursion to Volendam (optional), an old fishing village on the shore of Ijsselmeer (Lake Ijssel) and Zaanse Schans, a?picturesque village which gives its visitors a glimpse of what life used to be like in the Zaan region 150 years ago. Return for dinner on board around 6.00pm. Enjoy a free evening or take a stroll round the Red Light District.

DAY 3 : AMSTERDAM - ROTTERDAM

After breakfast, set off by coach to visit the Keukenhof floral park (open from march to mid may). Later in the season, visit instead Madurodam (optional), a world famous model town and the ideal place to discover more about Holland, its history and its famous landmarks, all reproduced in the tiniest details on a scale of 1/25. In the meantime, the ship sails on to Utrecht, where we will join it for lunch before cruising on to Rotterdam. Dinner and an evening of entertainment on board.

DAY 4 : ROTTERDAM - ANTWERP

Early morning start sailing towards Antwerp, passing Dordrecht where the ship enters the Holland Diep (inland sea), through the locks of Volkerak and Kreekak, then on along the river Scheldt to Antwerp, which boasts one of the biggest harbours in the world. The old part of the town has retained the charms of typical to Flemish cities, with its narrow streets and squares lined with gabled houses. Dinner will be served on board then enjoy a free evening in Antwerp or join your board hostess for a stroll in the city. Overnight stop.

DAY 5 : ANTWERP - BRUSSELS

As we will sail from Antwerp early in the morning, breakfast and lunch will be served on board while cruising at a leisurely pace towards Brussels. Arrival around 2.00pm. In the afternoon, leave on a guided tour of the Belgian (optional) capital and discover its countless treasures. The city is a perfect blend of Gothic heritage, Renaissance, Art Nouveau, and Classicism not to mention modern architecture. Return to the ship for dinner and a gala evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 6 : BRUSSELS

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 9.00am. End of our journey.

 

 

6 Day Dutch and Belgium Canals
Brussels - Antwerp - Rotterdam - Amsterdam
BAM

 

DAY 1: BRUSSELS

Boarding in Brussels between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. Settling into your cabin. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew in the lounge. Dinner on board. Free evening. Overnight stopover.

DAY 2: BRUSSELS - ANTWERP

Breakfast on board. Morning devoted to the optional guided tour of the city, the capital of Belgium. The riches of Brussels are infinite. It is a city of seductive charms. Back on board. Lunch and departure of the cruise for Antwerp. We will reach Antwerp at around 8.00pm, one of the biggest ports in the world. The old town has retained the charm of Flemish cities with its narrow streets and immense squares lined with gable houses. Dinner on board. Walk exploring the old city in the company of our hostess. Overnight stopover.

DAY 3: ANTWERP - ROTTERDAM

Departure of the boat early in the morning. Breakfast and lunch during the cruise. We will sail up the Schelde/Escaut and cross the border between Belgium and the Netherlands. Then through the Kreekak and Volkerak locks. We will finally enter the Holland Diep (inland sea) before reaching Rotterdam at around 4.00pm. This is a day steeped in the sailing experience. Dinner and an evening's entertainment on board. Overnight stopover.

DAY 4: ROTTERDAM - AMSTERDAM

After breakfast, departure of the cruise for Utrecht. Lunch on board. In the afternoon, departure by coach for the optional visit to Madurodam, a miniature city famous throughout the world. This is the ideal place to explore all the sights of the Netherlands in miniature. You will find everything that makes Holland famous, reproduced in the slightest detail at a scale of 1:25. During this time, our boat will sail on to Amsterdam where you will rejoin it at the end of the afternoon. Dinner on board, followed by an optional tour of Amsterdam by night in a river boat.

DAY 5: AMSTERDAM

Buffet breakfast on board. The morning will be devoted to the?optional guided tour of Amsterdam. Along the way, a visit to a diamond-cutting works. Back to the boat for lunch. Free time in the afternoon or departure for the optional excursion to Volendam, an old fishing village on the shores of the Ijsselmeer, and the Zaanse Schans, a picturesque village which offers a glimpse of life in the Zaan region 150 years ago. You will discover authentic Zaanland houses and the famous windmills? Back on board at around 6.00 pm. Free evening or walk through the Red Light District.

DAY 6: AMSTERDAM

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00am.

 

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

 

2017 RATES:

 

Departure From Amsterdam
Ship
Main Deck

Upper Deck

23-Aug-17 Victor Hugo
$1,188
$1,357

 

 

Departure From Brussels
Ship
Main Deck
Upper Deck
       
     

 

Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, FREE Wi-Fi and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.