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Springtime in Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard MS Victor Hugo
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Embark on MS Victor Hugo and cruise from Antwerp to Strasbourg, discover the Netherlands, land of the tulips, mills and cheese. Through this cruise and its excursions, we invite you to discover the authentic Holland, with many canals and cities which have been classified as UNESCO World Heritage. We'll also sail along the Rhine and discover the world's largest flower garden at the Hoge Veluwe Nature Park, not forgetting the Kröller Müller Museum, home to Van Gogh's second largest collection. Enjoy a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Antwerp | Embark
Day 2 : Rotterdam
Day 3 : Utrecht | Amsterdam
Day 4 : Amsterdam
Days 5-6 : Amsterdam
Day 7 : Nijmegen | Krefeld
Day 8 : Cologne | Koenigswinter
Day 9 : Rüdesheim
Day 10 : Mannheim
Day 11 : Strasbourg | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit Keukenhof floral gardens and enjoy its scents and springtime colors
  • Enjoy a romantic canal boat tour of Amsterdam at night
  • Visit the picturesque villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam
  • Explore Rüdesheim and its Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

Ship

MS Victor Hugo

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Strasbourg at dusk Cologne, Germany City hall of Dusseldorf, Germany Antwerp city center Western Church with water canal view in Amsterdam

Day 1 Antwerp | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Antwerp at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be intriduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by a tour of the old city in the company of our hostess. 

Day 2 Rotterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This day will be spend cruising. This cruise will cross small inland seas and immense locks to reach Rotterdam in the evening. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening.

Day 3 Utrecht | Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning spent cruising to Utrecht. Join an excursion for both packages: The Keukenhof gardens. During this time, the boat will continue to Amsterdam. In the evening, join an excursion for both packages: Tour of Amsterdam by night on board a river boat.

Day 4 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and its diamond merchants.

DISCOVERY: Bike tour in Amsterdam. You'll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites.

In the afternoon, join an excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 5-6 Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Enjoy time and lunch on your own today to discover Amsterdam at your own pace! Feel free to go shopping or visit some of the most famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds or the Anne Frank House (entrance fees, guides, lunch and transfers not included).

The next day, enjoy free time in Amsterdam in the morning, or take part in the optional excursions (not included in the packages): bike tour of Amsterdam or panoramic tour of the city and visit to a diamond merchant's. The rest of the day is free for you to stroll through Amsterdam on your own. Sail towards Nijmegen through the night.

Day 7 Nijmegen | Krefeld

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Visit to the Kröller Müller museum

DISCOVERY: Enjoy a great bike ride through the De Hoge Veluwe National Park.

Spend this afternoon sailing towards Krefeld, reaching it in the evening.

Day 8 Cologne | Koenigswinter

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning will be spent cruising to Cologne. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon or join the hostess for a tour of the old sections of Cologne. You'll then sail on to Koenigswinter. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 9 Rüdesheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The ship will cruise to Rüdesheim this morning. This afternoon, enjoy some free time in Rüdesheim or join an excursion for both packages: Depart by tourist train and stop at a wine tasting cellar, followed by a visit to the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Tonight, feel free to amble down the Drosselgasse, famous for its numerous bands and cafes.

Day 10 Mannheim

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Mannheim this morning. In the afternoon, join an excursion for both packages: Visit of Heidelberg. Tonight is your gala dinner and evening. Sail to Strasbourg through the night.

Day 11 Strasbourg | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

MS Victor Hugo

Per person starting at
$2,299
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Main Deck
29 cabins (26 twins, 3 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Victor Hugo
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (18 twins, 2 double cabins) Shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

This offer includes
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on the final day (except for lunch on D5)
- on board drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
- double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
- on board entertainment
- assistance from our on board multi-lingual host/hostess
- welcome cocktail - gala dinner
- travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- all port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include
- Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
- optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency)
- visits, guides and entrance fees in Amsterdam on D5
- lunch on D5
- cancellation and baggage insurance
- transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
- personal expenses.

Requirements
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
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