Day 1: UK to Amsterdam
Depart London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet in the morning by Eurostar to Brussels. Here we change platforms and board the Thalys train to Amsterdam. On arrival we transfer to our exclusive ship, the MV Prinses Christina, with time to settle in before dinner. Alternatively, travel to and from Amsterdam by air from regional UK airports – see flight information and options below.
Day 2: Amsterdam to Enkhuizen
Morning at leisure in Amsterdam, or choose an optional guided walking tour or canal cruise, before a midday sailing to Enkhuizen, arriving mid afternoon. In Enkhuizen you can see the traditions of the Dutch fishing lifestyle from days gone by. Visit the Zuiderzee museum with all the traditions of its folklore culture. This is truly a romantic port of call that captures everything traditionally Dutch. Overnight in Enkhuizen.
Day 3: Enkhuizen to Hoorn
This morning we sail to Hoorn, a buzzing historic city with its unique waterside location. Hoorn’s atmospheric and diverse shopping centre attracts thousands of visitors each year. This afternoon there is an optional coach excursion to the quaint port of Volendam where the harbour is still busy with working boats. Overnight in Hoorn.
Day 4: Keukenhof & Amsterdam
After breakfast we join the coach for the included excursion to Keukenhof departing from Hoorn and returning to Amsterdam. Lunch is not included on this excursion. These world famous gardens are where more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths fill over 32 hectares with colour and fragrance. You can even sail around Keukenhof through the bulbfields in so-called ‘whisper boats’ (not included). These boats are powered by electric engines, are environmentally friendly and are almost silent as they sail through the beautiful Dutch landscape. We rejoin the ship in Amsterdam. For those who do not wish to join the excursion to Keukenhof you may remain on board and relax on the cruise to Amsterdam. Overnight in Amsterdam.
Day 5: Amsterdam to UK
After breakfast we disembark the ship and transfer to Amsterdam Central station where we take a morning train to Brussels Midi. Here we connect with Eurostar to Ebbsfleet and St Pancras where we expect to arrive late afternoon. Alternatively, transfer to the airport for a return flight to the UK - see flight information and options.
- Amsterdam canal cruise £12pp
- OR Amsterdam guided walking tour £12pp
Excursions must be booked prior to departure. All operate subject to minimum numbers.