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Dusseldorf to Dusseldorf -
7 night Fall in Flanders North Rhine River Cruise

From museums in Amsterdam to Rotterdam and Ghent to shopping in the diamond stronghold of Antwerp: On this river cruise, you only have to unpack your suitcase once and can discover a new Rhine metropolis every day! In between are historic sites, impressive landscapes and plenty of time to enjoy life all around on board your floating premium hotel.

 

 

Hanseatic Map

 

DAY 1: DUSSELDORF - EMBARKATION

Ship departs in the afternoon toward Amsterdam. 

DAY 2: AMSTERDAM

The beautiful capital city of the Netherlands is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe thanks to its many attractions. Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan city with many world-famous sights, not least of which is its traditional narrow houses with their gabled facades dating back to the Golden Age of the 17th century

Amsterdam is also famous as an artistic hotspot and visitors flock to the many museums and galleries including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Take a stroll or discover the city on two wheels - cycling is a popular pastime here - and get a real feel for the authentic Dutch atmosphere. Experience the notorious Red Light District by day or by night, visit the Anne Frank House where the family hid during the German occupation or take a boat trip on the spectacular canals - all wonderful ways to enjoy your time in the city.


EXCURSION OFFERED: Amsterdam: Canal cruise

A canal cruise is a must during your visit to Amsterdam. In a covered boat, you will discover the city in a surprisingly different way that is closed to pedestrians. The leisurely trip takes you through large and small canals, under low bridges and along magnificent Kontor buildings and former warehouses from the 16th and 17th centuries. The one-hour trip with explanations begins and ends near the ship's mooring.

Short walk to the canal boat!

Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board. Walking 1 1/2 hours


EXCURSION OFFERED: Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans with boat tour

If you would like to get an accurate impression of life in Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries, visit the Zaanse Schans. In this region there are authentic houses, windmills, a pewter factory, a cheese and milk factory and other handicrafts. The old Zaan style is visible both inside and outside. In the 17th century more than 600 windmills were built in the Zaanse Schans area, creating the first industrial area. The windmills were used to grind spices, make paints, saw wood and produce oil, among other things. Some of these windmills still exist and can still be visited today. You can see how these wind-powered machines work from inside and outside. This tour also includes a boat trip --- Enjoy the landscape and the beautiful windmills from the water side. Bus and Walking 4 1/2 hours

Subject to change without notice. Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board. Walking 1 1/2 hours


DAY 3: AMSTERDAM - ROTTERDAM

Early morning departure towards Rotterdam.

Discover beautiful Rotterdam, the second-biggest city in the Netherlands. This major port is in the South of the country and has a long and fascinating seafaring heritage. While much of the city was reconstructed following the Second World War, the modern and bold architecture is exceptionally attractive, making this the perfect spot to discover the best of the Low Countries.

You can learn more about the city's shipping past at the Maritime Museum where exhibits and vintage ships showcase the region's history. Rotterdam is also well-known for its Delfshaven neighborhood - a district which dates back to the 1600s. This part of the city is home to canalside boutiques as well as the Pilgrim Fathers' Church - the site where the pilgrims worshiped before they sailed to the New World.


EXCURSION OFFERED: Rotterdam: City and harbour tour

Rotterdam is one of the most modern cities in the Netherlands and is therefore also called "Manhatten on the Meuse". In terms of urban development, Rotterdam has gained worldwide recognition because of the way it was rebuilt after the Second World War, during which the city was almost completely destroyed. During a bus tour, accompanied by a local guide, you will discover this fascinating city with its impressive market hall, spectacular cube houses and much more. The tour is interrupted by an extensive harbour tour by ship. Until just a few years ago Rotterdam was the largest port in the world. You will see different parts of the harbour and will certainly be impressed by the enormous activities. Of course you will also get a lot of interesting information and an insight into a world full of dynamics during this tour. Afterwards the bus will take you back to your floating hotel. Bus and Boat 4 hours


EXCURSION OFFERED: Rotterdam: City Walking Tour

The city walk takes you to the best and most important sights of Rotterdam such as the spectacular cube houses, the old harbour, the maritime museum and the impressive market hall. Many cosmopolitan cities like Barcelona, Copenhagen or Stockholm already know the phenomenon; the market hall. And Rotterdam now has one too! With a covered floor the size of a football field full of stalls selling fresh fish, meat, vegetables and delicacies. Ideal for true gourmets. The Markthal Rotterdam consists of 100 fresh stalls, 15 food shops and 8 restaurants. From fresh bread to delicious cheese, fish, poultry, flowers and plants, you will find everything under one roof. Walking 1 1/2 hours


EXCURSION OFFERED:Rotterdam: Delft with Royal Delft and Nieuwe Kerk

Royal Delft is the only producer of Delft blue since the 17th century. To this day Royal Delft uses the same production method that is the worldwide standard for contemporary Delft blue. After Royal Delft, visit the historic centre of Delft with its picturesque streets and the New Church. The church is also famous for the Praalgraf von Willem van Oranje. Under the tomb is the burial cellar of Oranje-Nassau, the burial cellar of the royal family. Bus and Walking 4 hours


Day 4: ANTWERP

As Belgium’s second largest city, and with a history that dates back to the Middle Ages, the modern port of Antwerp sits straddling the River Scheldt. At its centre lies the centuries old Diamond District, with its cutters, polishers, and traders, plying their trade as their ancestors did all those years ago. The architecture of the city’s old town is as grand as anything you will find anywhere, while modern Antwerp offers chic independent fashion houses and museums of art, including Rubens Museum.

The Museum by the Stream (MAS), opened in 2011, and depicts the Port City through the ages. The port is also famous for its coffee storage facilities, 250,000 tonnes of beans are stored at any one time. It’s little wonder that wherever you walk, you’re never far from a trendy coffee shop. The revamped port area is also a magnet for foodies, with Michelin-starred restaurants living alongside an eclectic mix of international eateries.


EXCURSION OFFERED: Antwerp: City tour - Walking tour

A short bus ride takes you through the third largest port in Europe, past the Steen, the former castle, to the centre of the city. The old town is steeped in history. You will find it on old building fronts in narrow alleys or on the imposing Grand-Place. The Grote Markt was originally a forum or square outside the medieval residential area. In 1220, Duke Henry I of Brabant (1165-1235) donated this municipal land to the city. The cathedral is a cult treasury with an impressive collection of important works of art, including a number of paintings by Rubens. Now, after twenty years, the church with seven naves has regained its former architectural splendour. After about 3 hours, you will return to the ship in a relaxed manner. Bus and Walking 3 1/2 hours


EXCURSION OFFERED: Antwerp: Culinary by Antwerp!

Antwerpers are known for their indiscretion, openness and informal conversation. They proudly show off their favourite places in the city and christen a Sinjoor (an Antwerp native). Follow them through alleyways, crossing squares to the majestic Grote Markt and the cosy Groenplaats. Make yourself at home in the heart of the beautiful city by the river. An entertaining tour of Antwerp's most delicious places and the perfect introduction to the sweet and savoury pleasures of the city. Walking 3 hours


Day 5: GHENT

Manhattan of the Middle Ages, proud city, Flanders' secret, city of flowers --- many names have been found for Ghent and together they form a harmonious picture: Residents, students and visitors - at the latest when you sit together at the famous Graslei and admire the facades of the guild houses. Even more postcard motifs can be found on the St. Michael Bridge with a view of "de drie torens van Gent", the famous row of towers. Flemish delicacies such as tasty chips and Belgian beer are a must when strolling around the city.


EXCURSION OFFERED: Ghent: city walk with transfer

Once the largest city in medieval Europe, Ghent is today one of the best-kept secrets of our continent. It has a unique character: small enough to be cosy, big enough to bubble over with vitality. Ghent has a different skyline: no sterile skyscrapers or office buildings, but three fantastic medieval towers next to each other: St Nicholas Church, the old watchtower Belfry and St Bavo Cathedral are depicted on almost every postcard of Ghent. The picturesque rivers Leie and Schelde unite in Ghent. And where there's water, there's also the cosiness at home. Walking 4 hours


Day 6: DORDRECHT

The Dutch city of Dordrecht is a former trading town thanks to its location on the waterfront. This past can still be felt in the town today. Be it in the historic city centre, at the harbour or in one of the several museums. Also worth seeing are the "Grote Kerk" and the Augustinian monastery of the 13th century. A walk through Dordrecht is the best way to discover the history of the town.


EXCURSION OFFERED: Dordrecht: City Walking Tour

The history of Dordrecht is reflected in the more than 800 monuments in the city. The St. Elizabeth flood in 1421 devoured dozens of villages, but Dordrecht's city walls held out. The city remained behind like an island in an inland lake. All the great medieval monuments such as the courtyard, the city gate, the town hall and the Great Church have been restored in recent years. Most of the other historical buildings, such as warehouses and patrician houses, have also been restored to their former glory. The maritime past dates back 700 years and Dordrecht is still an important inland waterway centre. The old seaport and the small historic harbours with all the pleasure yachts and nostalgic boats, as well as the waterways, add to the atmospheric atmosphere. The surprising beauty of this city enchants many a visitor. Walking 1 1/2 hours


DAY 7: NIJMEGEN

Probably the oldest town in the Netherlands, Nijmegen's history dates back to Roman times. Located on the Waal river, the town originated as a Roman military camp. Visitors enjoy visiting parks such as the Valkhof Park, located by the river, and the Kronenburger park, situated between the old town and the railway station.

The town centre's Grote Markt (market square) is home to a large number of restaurants and cafes where visitors can relax and soak-up the local atmosphere. The square also plays host to the 13th century St. Stevens church and De Waagh, a beautiful building that dates back to the 17th century. Due to its varied and ancient history, Nijmegen has a number of museums that reflect the events that took place in and around the town. A bicycle museum displays examples of the Netherlands favourite form of transport that date from the 1800's to WW2 and beyond.


EXCURSION OFFERED: Nijmegen: City Walking Tour

The oldest city in the Netherlands has a rich history, which is reflected in magnificent medieval monuments. During the walk through the historic city centre with the Valkhof, the church tower St. Steventoren and the legendary Mariken, the glorious history of the city comes alive again. Walking 1 1/2 hours


DAY 8: DUSSELDORF

Ship arrive about 3am. Disembark after breakfast.

 

 

DUSSELDORF TO DUSSELDORF

Day Port Arr Dep Comments
1 Dusseldorf (Germany)   5:00pm Embarkation 1:00pm
2 Amsterdam (Netherlands) 8:00am   Optional tour or Free Time
3 Amsterdam (Netherlands)   3:00am  
3 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 11:00am 11:30pm Optional tour or Free Time
4 Antwerp (Belguim) 9:00am 11:00pm Optional tour or Free Time
5 Ghent (Belguim) 7:30am 11:30pm  
6 Dordrecht (Netherlands) 12:0pm 6:00pm Optional tour or Free Time
7 Nijmgen (Netherlands) 00:30am 4:00pm Optional tour or Free Time
8 Dusseldorf (Germany) 4:30am   Disembarkation 09:00

- subject to changes -

2021 Per Person Cruise Only Fares  

Departure Ship

DBL
Emerald
Deck

DBL
Ruby
Deck (aft)
DBL
Ruby
Deck
DBL
Jr Suite
Ruby
Deck
DBL
Diamond
Deck
DBL
Jr Suite
Diamond
Deck
21-Sep-21 Tiara $1950 $2150 $2295 $2450 $2450 $2650
28-Sep-21 Tiara $1950 $2150 $2295 $2450 $2450 $2650
05-Oct-21 Tiara $1795 $1950 $2095 $2295 $2295 $2450
12-Oct-21 Tiara $1795 $1950 $2095 $2295 $2295 $2450
19-Oct-21 Tiara $1795 $1950 $2095 $2295 $2295 $2450

 

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

 

REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, GRATUITIES, all meals, wine, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee, Beer, wine, throughout the day and evening between 10am and midnight. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.

 

 

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