Save up to £500 on Canals and Capitals river cruise
Exclusive price from:
£899 per person for 7 nights (
Save £500 per person
Departs: 5 April 2021
£1,249 per person for 7 nights (
Save £300 per person
Departs: 22 July 2021
Note: Prices are based on two people sharing a twin cabin and travelling by coach from Folkestone. Please call Saga Holidays on 0800 302 9753 for details.
Canals and Capitals
Sail between the capital of Belgium and Amsterdam on this 7-night cruise. Included in the offer price above is an extra £100pp off the current discounted fares.
Highlights of the cruise include:
- Full board board basis on board the Spirit of the Rhine
- 4 included excursions
Step aboard our brand-new luxury ship, Spirit of the Rhine, for a seven-night river cruise which will reveal the highlights of the lowlands. Setting sail from the Belgian capital, look forward to included excursions in Antwerp and Ghent. Take a walk around Bruges then cross the border into the Netherlands for an optional excursion visiting The Hague. Contrast mighty Rotterdam and Schoonhoven en route to Amsterdam where you can soak up the food, drink and culture during a two night mooring.
Day 1: UK – Brussels
Travel to Brussels and embark Spirit of the Rhine. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board as you depart early this evening for Antwerp where you moor overnight.
Day 2: Antwerp – Ghent
After waking up in Belgium’s second city, enjoy an included tour to explore some of its many highlights, which include the stately 16th-century Grote Markt which is home to the famous Brabo fountain, and the largest Gothic cathedral in Belgium. Your cruise resumes at lunchtime, bound for Ghent, where you will moor at dinner.
Day 3: Ghent
Spend the day in the typically Flemish city of Ghent where quaint timber-framed buildings mixed with stone fortifications jostle for space among a network of canals. You might prefer to join a Unique Experience of a canal cruise which will allow you to enjoy the sights from an entirely different perspective. Enjoy an included excursion to the beautiful city of Bruges this afternoon.
Day 4: Rotterdam
Today Spirit of the Rhine will make a spectacular entrance into Rotterdam, the world’s largest port and Holland’s second city. Enjoy an afternoon to explore independently. Alternatively you might like to join an optional excursion to the Hague for a city tour this afternoon.
Day 5: Rotterdam – Schoonhoven
Leave Rotterdam at breakfast and cruise through the morning, arriving in Schoonhoven early this afternoon. Go for a stroll around this charming small town, where you will remain moored overnight.
Day 6: Schoonhoven – Utrecht – Amsterdam
Spirit of the Rhine arrives in Utrecht mid-morning, giving you the afternoon to explore. Wander through the medieval heart of the city with its 112-metre high Domtoren tower or visit one of the city’s museums. Before dinner return to your ship and set sail for the final time, cruising to arrive in Amsterdam where you will moor for the next two nights.
Day 7: Amsterdam
Join one of our included Unique Experiences which are designed to give you the chance to get under the skin of a destination by enjoying the local food and culture.
Day 8: Amsterdam – UK
Disembark Spirit of the Rhine after breakfast ahead of your return journey to the UK.
Holiday features include:
- VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Included travel insurance
- Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- All Gratuities on board
- Drinks reception and Captain’s dinner
- Saga Team
- Entertainment and activities on the ship
- Complimentary Wi-Fi