Pride of Belgium - Amsterdam to Brussels

Acquaint yourself with the charms of Amsterdam's canals, Rotterdam's busy harbour, and Namur's cosy medieval squares and streets. In Belgium there's a poignant excursion to the Battlefields of Ypres and Eastern Flanders, and guided visits to Ghent, Antwerp, and Maastricht.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Amsterdam
    • Discover the treasures of this iconic city on a canal cruise along its elegant grachten.
  • Antwerp
    • Visit the famous Grote Markt, lined with 16th-century houses and the Church of Our Lady, started in 1352 and featuring paintings by Rubens.
  • Ghent
    • Enjoy guided sightseeing of the city and visit St. Baaf's Cathedral, home to the most important work in Flemish art.
  • Flanders
    • A full day to explore the poignant World War I battlefields of Eastern Flanders.

Itinerary

Day 1

Amsterdam

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Welcome to Holland where you will be met and transferred to the DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station or similar. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring this delightful 700-year old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants that give it a distinct ambiance!

Day 2

Amsterdam (Embarkation)

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: canal cruise, Welcome Reception.This morning set out to discover the treasures of this city by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's "Golden Age". Explore on your own this afternoon before boarding your ship and meeting the crew at a welcome reception. Sail out of Amsterdam at dinner time.

Day 3

Rotterdam

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Harbour cruise; choice of excursion to either Kinderdijk or Keukenhof Gardens (or Delft after mid May). This morning cruise through Rotterdam's busy harbour and then the choice is yours: you may choose to visit Kinderdijk and its iconic windmills; or the gardens of Keukenhof (April 15 and 19 departures). When Keukenhof Gardens are closed, (May 20 and September 27 departures) you may choose to take a guided excursion Delft.

Hotels

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

Set in the heart of the historic city, the hotel affords fabulous views across Amsterdam from the floor-to-ceiling windows in its modern guest rooms. For a real bird's eye view of the city and old town, head to the 11th floor SkyLounge rooftop terrace. Official rating: 4 stars

  • Location
    • The hotel boasts an ideal location overlooking the River IJ and city centre. It is situated next to Amsterdam Central Railway Station.

  • Facilities
    • Café
    • Lobby lounge
    • Fitness room
    • Starbucks situated in lobby
    • Rooftop terrace

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

Reviews

"Good customer service support and information. Cruise ship very comfortable. Treated as a guest rather..."

9th October 2017 - Trusted Customer

"We will certainly recommend this holiday to friends and family. "

4th June 2017 - Mr Ivor Coulborn

"Recommend them - yes. Go again no - as we are now both 90 years..."

1st June 2017 - Mr Edwin Landsler

Recommend them - yes. Go again no - as we are now both 90 years old and can't do the walking required on the excursions. 45 minute walks were just too much! Suggestion for old customers and some younger ones as well. Let me put it in the way we would like to see it:- Arriving at a port as well as the coaches for your excursions a smaller vehicle, say a 10 seater that would drop people in the town centre and run every 1 or 2 hours and pick up for the return to the boat. that would make excursions much more useable.

"The organisation was very good, the cruise director excellent but the food too bland. The..."

31st May 2017 - Mr Martin Stares

The organisation was very good, the cruise director excellent but the food too bland. The cruise had much more "coach time" than we expected when going on visits. The BA troubles took the edge off our enjoyment.

"food and drink good gratuities demands unacceptable logistics not great service very good..."

31st May 2017 - Mr Jack Thomas

food and drink good gratuities demands unacceptable logistics not great service very good

"Excellent cruise to some interesting and unusual places"

31st May 2017 - Mr Neil Jennings

Excellent food and service. Interesting tours and some unusual ports of call. Cruise director Adrienn was brilliant and the crew were very friendly and helpful.

Excellent food service and tours

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