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Through the Netherlands, Belgium and the Romantic Rhine Valley

Example 12 Day Cruise aboard MS Mona Lisa
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Embark on MS Mona Lisa and cruise from Brussels to Strasbourg via Amsterdam and Cologne, cruise through Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany in search of their hidden treasures. Discover the breathtaking beauty of Brussels, the Belgian capital, and the many international organizations at The Hague. Travel to the heart of iconic places such as Volendam, a former fishing village on the Ijsselmeer, and Zaanse Schans. Enjoy a perfectly combined cruise between nature and culture.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Brussels | Embark
Day 2 : Brussels | Antwerp
Day 3 : Rotterdam
Day 4 : Utrecht | Amsterdam
Day 5 : Amsterdam
Days 6-7 : Amsterdam
Day 8 : Nijmegen | Krefeld
Day 9 : Cologne | Koenigswinter
Day 10 : Rüdesheim
Day 11 : Mannheim
Day 12 : Strasbourg | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy a romantic canal boat tour of Amsterdam at night
  • Discover the must-see sites of Belgium, Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley
  • Visit the picturesque villages of Zaanse Schans and Volendam
  • Explore Rüdesheim and its Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments

Ship

MS Mona Lisa

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Brussels Central Square with flower carpet Antwerp city center Explore the inspiring Amsterdam Traditional Dutch windmills from the channel Rotterdam. Holland Strasbourg at dusk

Day 1 Brussels | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to th crew at a welcome cocktail. The evening is free to do as you please.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Brussels | Antwerp

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, join the gided tour of Brussels and tasting of chocolate. Afternoon spent cruising to Antwerp, reaching it in the evening.

Day 3 Rotterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the whole day cruising towards Rotterdam, sailing up the Scheldt River, crossing the border between Belgium and the Netherlands, and travelling though the Volkerak and Kreekak locks. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 4 Utrecht | Amsterdam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Morning spent cruising to Utrecht. In the afternoon, visit of The Hague and its inner courtyards. Return on board in Amsterdam. In the evening, join the canal boat tour of enchanting Amsterdam at night. Discover the channels that reflect the history of this unique city.

Day 5 Amsterdam

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of Amsterdam and visit to diamond merchants.

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

This afternoon, take part in your excursion for both packages: Volendam and Zaanse Schans. Return to Amsterdam by coach. Tonight's your gala dinner and evening.

Day 6-7 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.

The next day, enjoy free time in Amsterdam this 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 8 Nijmegen | Krefeld

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

Classic: Visit 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 Strasbourg | Disembark

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

MS Mona Lisa

Per person starting at
$2,766
Cabins aboard the MS Mona Lisa
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Main Deck
29 cabins (3 double, 26 twins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins aboard the MS Mona Lisa
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (2 double, 18 twins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

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

For the safety of the passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks, including water, wine, beer, fruit juices, and coffee served on board at your table and from the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-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 on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Personal expenses.

Formalities
valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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