River Cruise (U+L)    
River Cruise (U+L)
Dutch Bulbfields - RIV3


This magical short cruise criss-crosses Holland’s largest lake, calling at beautifully-preserved traditional towns and features the spectacular bulbfields of the famous Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof – the best day out among the flowers! There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom every spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A unique and unforgettable experience! Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artwork and wonderful events.

Day 1: Travelling south, we’ll find somewhere nice to stop on the way and then stay overnight in a hotel convenient for the Eurotunnel Terminal near Folkestone.

Day 2: An early breakfast then we leave for Eurotunnel. Once in Calais we head for the Belgian border and on into Holland, arriving in Amsterdam to embark our River Cruiser MS Serenity late afternoon. We stay in Amsterdam overnight.

Day 3:  An early sailing to Hoorn on the northern shores of the famous Ljesslmeer, where we have the morning to explore.

At lunchtime we sail from Hoorn and cruise over to the eastern shores of the Ljesslmeer to the historic town of Kampen, arriving late afternoon.

We stay berthed in Kampen overnight, so you will have the opportunity to go ashore and explore the delightful and beautifully preserved town centre.

Day 4: We sail from Kampen early this morning and arrive at the lively, small port of Lelystad around 09:30. From here we have arranged a trip to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. This is a full day – Keukenhof being 1½ hours’ drive – and we enjoy around 4 hours at Keunkenhof.

Whilst we are out for the day, our ship returns to Amsterdam and we re-join MS Serenity in Amsterdam later this afternoon for a final evening on board, or you may choose to go ashore and sample the nightlife of this wonderful city.

Day 5: We disembark after breakfast and head back to Calais and board our Eurotunnel service back to Folkestone and home.

Why take a river cruise?

You will probably enjoy a river cruise if you like:

Smaller, more intimate surroundings, usually less than 200 passengers

Friendly, less formal atmosphere

Enjoy getting to know your fellow travellers

Rivers are generally smooth and the ship tends to glide over the water

A room with a view, all cabins have a window, higher decks a Juliet balcony and sliding glass doors

Good use of space in cabins, seating becomes bedroom areas

Enjoy an interesting commentary on the places you are sailing past

Sit on deck, relax and float through the scenery

Become part of the scenery, not just pass it!

Visit at least one town or village each day, sometimes two!

In most instances, the ship moors in the heart of the town

Sometimes, overnight stays to enjoy the local hospitality

Relaxed, gentle evening entertainment – no Crash, Bang Wallop shows!

Quiet, sociable evenings onboard or perhaps stroll into town

Tasty, well prepared and presented dinner menus

Normally, every seat in the restaurant has a view

One sitting for every meal and at a set time

Good use of space in cabins, seating becomes bedroom areas

So, what is included….?

Bulb Fields Cruise aboard the MS Serenity includes:

  • Return coach travel from the UK
  • Overnight hotel not too far from Eurotunnel
  • Full board during your cruise
  • Onboard entertainment programme
  • Expertly planned cruise itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Manager
  • Early risers and mid-morning tea and coffee
  • Commentary during your cruise
  • Free time to explore the city of Amsterdam
  • Included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens

Departure DateTour RefHotelBrochure PriceDaysSingle SupptPick Up Points 
Tue 23-Apr-2019RIV2304 99ms Serenity£0.005£795.00 Gloucester , Hereford , Leominster , Ludlow , Ross-on-Wye    Book Now
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