Save £500 on Hidden Highlights of the Netherlands
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Departs: 29 March 2021
Note: Offer also available on 15 July 2021 departure. Travelling by coach from Folkestone. Prices do vary, please call Saga Holidays on 0800 302 9753 for details.
Hidden Highlights of the Netherlands
Discover the hidden gems of Holland on board Spirit of the Rhine. Included in the offer price above is an extra £100pp off the current discounted fares.
Highlights of the river cruise include:
- Full board basis on board the Spirit of the Rhine
- Hooran walking tour
- Zuiderzee museum
- Giethoorn city tour, plus much more
Step aboard our brand-new luxury ship, Spirit of the Rhine, for a seven-night river cruise revealing the highlights of the lowlands. Your holiday begins in the vibrant Dutch capital Amsterdam and winds its way through scenic waterways, visiting the smaller towns and cities of Zaandem, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik, Lelystad and Willemstad.
Day 1: UK – Amsterdam – Zaandam
Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board as you depart early this evening for Zaandam where you moor overnight.
Day 2: Zaandam – Hoorn
This morning an optional tour explores the historic village of Zaanse Schans. See the traditional houses, warehouses, workshops and reconstructed windmills and you'll get an idea of what it was like to live here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Depart during lunch for Hoorn arriving late afternoon and mooring overnight. Interactive maps and audio headset tours available for exploring independently in Hoorn.
Day 3: Hoorn – Enkhuizen
Look forward to an included walking tour this morning. Enjoy a guided walk around the attractive harbour town, once home to many an adventurous mariner – including Abel Tasman and J P Coen, founders of the Dutch East India Company. Your ship sails on to Enkhuizen at lunchtime arriving later this afternoon and mooring overnight.
Day 4: Enkhuizen – Medemblik
Spend the day at leisure in the former fishing port of Enkhuizen. Stroll the prettily preserved streets, indulge in some retail therapy and visit the fascinating Zuiderzee Museum on an included excursion. There is also a delightfully quirky bottle ship museum – home to the world's largest collection of ships in bottles! Depart Enkhuizen during dinner and sail to Medemblik, where you will moor overnight.
Day 5: Medemblik – Lelystad
Wake up in Medemblik and after breakfast perhaps join an optional tour of Texel Island to see more of the area. Set sail from Medemblik early this afternoon afternoon and cruise on to arrive in Lelystad during dinner and moor overnight.
Day 6: Lelystad
Wake up in Lelystad and join an included excursion this morning visiting the pretty, car-free village of Giethoorn, known as the ‘Venice of the Netherlands’, where distinctive thatched houses line the network of canals. There are no roads in the centre of the village, so locals use punts to get around and cars remain outside the village. Depart Lelystad before dinner and sail through the night to Kinderdijk.
Day 7: Kinderdijk – Willemstad
You’ll arrive at Kinderdijk, the extraordinary location of 19 windmills dating from the 15th century, this morning. On an optional excursion you can go ashore and inspect the different models designed for pumping water from the land. Reboard Spirit of the Rhine late morning and cruise through lunch to arrive in Willemstad, where you can join an optional walking tour. Early this evening your ship departs for Brussels, sailing overnight.
Day 8: Brussels – UK
After cruising through the night, arrive in the Belgian capital before breakfast. 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