Cruise to the spectacular spring gardens of Keukenhof

Tuesday 21 October 2014

• Tour ‘City of Peace’ The Hague • Discover Arnhem’s wartime history • Admire Kinderdijk’s UNESCO-listed windmills • View Rembrandt’s The Night Watch in the Rijksmuseum

Cruise to the spectacular spring gardens of Keukenhof

Keukenhof and The Hague is a river cruise that’s perfectly timed for Saga guests to spend a day at the world’s largest spring flower garden.

The 79-acre Keukenhof garden will be a blaze of colour with tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring bulbs filling the flower beds. In the giant pavilions sweet perfume packs a heady punch and house more perfect blooms including spectacular orchids and giant amaryllis.

Gardening questions can be answered at the education and information centre and there are seven ‘inspirational gardens’ for visitors to pick up ideas about recycling, attracting bees and insects to their gardens and how to create kitchen gardens.

After a wonderful day, river cruiser Regina Rheni II will depart for The Hague, via Gouda. Guests will be fascinated by the cosmopolitan city which hosts the United Nations and other organisations dedicated to world peace.
For a complete change of scenery, the 154-passenger Regina Rheni II, chartered exclusively for Saga, will sail on to Kinderdijk for passengers to view the enchanting UNESCO-protected windmills.

At Arnhem, there will be a tour focusing on Operation Market Garden, a battle fought by British and Polish airborne troops in 1944, and in Zwolle guests can admire 15th century architecture from a time when the town was a member of the wealthy Hanseatic League.

Luxury Regina Rheni ll will sail on to Kampen and later arrive in Hoorn, which became an important trading town for the Dutch East India Company.

Guests will also have the chance to stroll around the fishing village of Volendam before cruising to Amsterdam.

An early arrival in Amsterdam offers a full day of sightseeing in this lively city. The capital is easy to explore on foot, by bike or tram and is crammed with world-class museums, including the Rijksmuseum where guests can view Rembrandt’s masterpiece, The Night Watch.

Seven nights from £1049, departing on April 1 from St Pancras on Eurostar or fly from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick Newcastle or Norwich. A further option is to travel by coach from Folkestone on Eurotunnel.

Price includes all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, cocktail party and Saga dinner, cruise director, Saga cruise escort, entertainment and activities on the ship, travel insurance and additional cancellation cover.

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