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A blossoming experience.

The magic of Holland.

8 Days Tulip Cruise Cologne-Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Arnhem-Cologne

Would you like to explore what is probably the most beautiful flower garden in the world? Then this cruise will be right up your street! Enjoy an optional day trip to the famous Keukenhof at the best time of the year and be captivated by its amazing sea of flowers. Expect picture postcard views and tranquillity in the North Holland region with its world-famous windmills in endless polder landscapes. The lively metropolis of Amsterdam with its canals and countless museums or the gigantic seaport of Rotterdam offer a spectacular contrast.


Why this river cruise?

  • You’ll spend plenty of time in Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world
  • Explore the Netherlands at the best time of year
  • Arnhem: Repeatedly voted as town with the “best city centre” in the Netherlands
  • Den Haag: visit the seat of the International Court of Justice and the Dutch government
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The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8 day cruise in an outside cabin of the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Lunch and dinner with multi-course menus served at the table
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception by the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin on embarkation & disembarkation
  • All port and passenger fees

Important travel information

Important travel information: Please note that daily on-board information and excursions will be provided in German language only for individual travellers. Except for the marked dates, that indicate our guaranteed English departures. Different languages are available on request for groups and charterers. Minimum number of participants for this cruise up to 30 days before departure: 180 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Cologne
Casting off 7:00 pm Embarkation from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Njimegen
Mooring 6:00 am Casting off 2:00 pm Guided tour through the welcoming Hanseatic town of Nijmegen. Excursion Package

The Hanseatic city of Nijmegen, which has 160,000 inhabitants, is the oldest city in Holland. Its history dates back to the Roman Empire. In 2005, it celebrated its 2,000th anniversary. Arriving into the city centre over the Waal Bridge is particularly impressive and welcoming: the Waalkade (waterfront) and the city centre’s silhouette form an impressive unit. Past and present go hand in hand; historical parts intermingle with modern architecture. Situated on a ridge on the banks of the Waal, the city has been a big draw for people for centuries. The city tour guides you away from the main tourist routes through the narrow winding streets that still have a medieval feel about them. You’ll go past the Valkhofpark with its castle ruins, the town hall, St. Steven Church, the Latin School and the customs house with its mosaic wall.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

2

Rotterdam
Mooring 11:00 pm

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Day

3

Rotterdam
Casting off 10:00 pm City tour through modern Rotterdam and its futuristic buildings. Excursion Package

Walking duration :

approx. 2 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

3

Rotterdam
Excursion to the windmills of Schiedam and a visit to the Jenever Museum.

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Day

4

Amsterdam
Mooring 7:00 am “Highlights of Amsterdam” tour to well-known sights, with canal cruise past the typical merchant houses. Excursion Package

Walking duration :

approx. 30 minutes

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

4

Amsterdam
Guided tour to the elegant government seat of Den Haag and to the seaside resort of Scheveningen.

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Day

5

Amsterdam
Casting off 5:00 pm Day trip to the famous Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

No

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Day

5

Enkhuizen
Mooring 10:30 pm

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

6

Enkhuizen
Casting off 2:00 pm Guided tour of Enkhuizen and visit to the open-air museum. Excursion Package

Walking duration :

approx. 30 minutes

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

No

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Day

6

Enkhuizen
Casting off 2:00 pm Cruise across Markermeer and Lake Ijssel.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

Little

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Day

7

Arnhem
Mooring 2:00 am Casting off 2:30 pm Guided tour of Arnhem including Eusebiuskerk and Duivelhuis. Time afterwards to make your own discoveries.

The little town of Arnhem came into being near Ijssel between Utrecht, Nijmegen and Zutphen. Since the course of the Rhine changed around 1500, Arnhem has been situated near the water. The capital of the Dutch province of Gelderland was almost completely destroyed in the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. The reconstruction gave birth to a modern city. The centre of Arnhem was chosen as the “best city centre” in Holland 2007-2009. The charming city with its friendly atmosphere has a range of pubs, cafés, shops and culture, which when combined with its historical surroundings makes its rather special. You can see for yourself on your sightseeing tour and see the reconstructed Eusebius Tower, the landmark of the cross basilica of the same name.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

Yes

Slope :

Little

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Day

8

Cologne
Mooring 8:00 am Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high tides or a boat defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE

 

Modern and elegant trip on “Father Rhine” - expect bright rooms and plenty of space for your dream river cruise on our MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE. The large panorama windows guarantee the best views of the passing shoreland, and the spacious sun deck invites you to relax. In the spacious cabins, recharge your batteries for new discoveries along the great river. In the panorama restaurant, we serve exquisite specialities, whilst the bar in the panorama saloon invites you to take a drop of the good stuff.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 196 passengers 40 132 m 11.40 m 2 m 220 volts
  • Rheinkreuzfahrt Schiff MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE

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