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A royal river experience.

Kingdoms of the north.

8 days Cologne-Antwerp-Amsterdam-Cologne 2020

Come with us on a cruise to the Benelux countries of Holland and Belgium. In addition to great artists, windmills and the finest cheese, the cosmopolitan capital of Holland, Amsterdam, awaits. In neighbouring Belgium is the welcoming, northern province of Flanders with its numerous examples of Flemish architecture. In Antwerp, the city of the international diamond trade, you can breathe in the air of the big, wide world. The Belgian capital Brussels, the centre of power in Europe, awaits with its famous Atomium and Manneken Pis.

Why this river cruise?

  • You’ll visit all the highlights in Holland and Belgium
  • The European centre of power of Brussels with the Grand Place, one of the most beautiful squares in the world
  • Travel back in time to the Middle Ages in historical Bruges
  • Two world-famous harbour cities – Rotterdam and Antwerp

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 in the booked category
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Substantial breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Multi-course menus served at table for lunch and dinner
    • Optional light lunch buffet
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee/cake or midnight snack depending on the programme of the day
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees
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Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid ID card or passport for this cruise. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Minimum number of participants need to be reached for this trip up to 30 days before departure: 180 people (see section 8.1. of our travel conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Cologne
Casting off 5:00 pm Embarkation 3.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Njimegen
Mooring 4:00 am Casting off 12:00 pm Guided tour of the friendly Hanseatic city Nijmegen. Followed by time for your own discoveries. Excursion Package

Guided tour of the friendly Hanseatic city Nijmegen. Followed by time for your own discoveries.

Day

3

Antwerp
Mooring 2:00 am Tour of the city by bus and on foot, through historic Antwerp with the Church of Our Lady, the Steen Castle, Vleeshuis and Grote Markt. Excursion Package

Tour of the city by bus and on foot, through historic Antwerp with the Church of Our Lady, the Steen Castle, Vleeshuis and Grote Markt.

Day

3

Antwerp
Living history and beautiful idyllic surroundings on the excursion to Bruges with its delightful medieval city centre.

Living history and beautiful idyllic surroundings on the excursion to Bruges with its delightful medieval city centre.

Day

3

Antwerp
bus tour through the busy harbour of Antwerp, the second biggest port in Europe, with its ocean giants and drawbridges.

Bus tour through the busy harbour of Antwerp, the second biggest port in Europe, with its ocean giants and drawbridges.

Day

4

Antwerp
Casting off 3:00 pm Excursion to Belgium’s capital, Brussels, with the famous Atomium, the Manneken Pis and the exquisitely beautiful Grand Place. Time to make your own discoveries.

Excursion to Belgium’s capital, Brussels, with the famous Atomium, the Manneken Pis and the exquisitely beautiful Grand Place. Time to make your own discoveries.

Day

5

Rotterdam
Mooring 3:00 am Casting off 12:15 pm City tour/walk through modern Rotterdam with its futuristic buildings. Excursion Package

Your guide and coach will be waiting for you at the harbour to start with this exciting excursion. First, it is time to relax, and you will go on board the Spido for a 75-minute harbour tour. Among the busy traffic of sea-going and inland ships, this trip is a unique voyage through one of the largest harbours in the world. You can see Rotterdam's impressive skyline with its imposing buildings glide by, and then get a unique view of the harbours shipyards, docks and last but not least 'De Rotterdam'. An old cruise ship which nowadays is used as a hotel. Afterwards, you will have a panoramic city tour through Rotterdam, which is known for its architecture. You will see some very lovely buildings which are known for its construction like the Cube Houses, the city hall due to his symmetrical design, the Erasmus Bridge, also known as the Swan, and of course the Euromast. You will also have some free time at the “Markthal”. Go shopping under the biggest work of art in the Netherlands on your own. What about trying some of the many culinary specialities? After the free time, you will be brought back to the ship.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Walking duration:

01:45 h

Day

5

Amsterdam
Mooring 8:15 pm Evening tour through the fascinatingly colourful Amsterdam with its famous red light district and Chinatown.

This tour will take you to the city district Amsterdam is famous for: the red-light district De Wallen. Stroll through the narrow, old lanes, including the well-known Zeedijk-Straße, where Amsterdam was established, past the oldest house in the city, over bridges from the golden age, and see the sluices that have regulated the exchange of water on the canals for centuries. The Zeedijk was once one of the most dangerous streets in Amsterdam, where sailors sought entertainment. Nowadays, instead of the gloomy bars of the past, you’ll find lively and inviting Dutch pubs and restaurants. Look forward to this special tour, which will show you another side to Amsterdam. Find out how the city’s old history merges with current themes: Amsterdam is both traditional and cosmopolitan all at the same time – a blend that you’ll find inspiring.

Walking duration :

approx. 1.5 hours

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

6

Amsterdam
Casting off 2:00 pm "Glanzlichter Amsterdams" mit Grachtenrundfahrt Excursion Package

Mit Amsterdam erwartet Sie eine Stadt, die ebenso pulsierend wie vielseitig ist. Modernes Lebensgefühl und das Flair des Goldenen Zeitalters verbinden sich zu einer unvergleichlichen Symbiose. Hochmoderne Architektur und Szenelokale finden Sie hier ebenso wie idyllische Cafés, Trödelmärkte und traditionelle Grachtenhäuser. Sie finden nirgendwo auf der Welt so viele denkmalgeschützte Altbauten aus vergangenen Jahrhunderten wie in der niederländischen Metropole. Die Häuser stehen so dicht beisammen, als müssten sie sich gegenseitig Halt geben, um nicht umzufallen. Die Grachten verleihen der Stadt einen besonderen Charme und erinnern Sie auf Schritt und Tritt daran, dass Sie sich im Herzstück einer Seefahrer- und Handelsnation befinden. Sie formen ein Kanalsystem, welches durch das komplette Stadtgebiet führt und damit das Gesicht der Stadt prägt. Mittlerweile erstreckt sich die Vielzahl an Grachten über eine Gesamtlänge von 80 Kilometern, was der Stadt den Beinamen „Venedig des Nordens“ eingebracht hat: 165 Grachten, 1281 Brücken, 70 Rundfahrtboote, 8 hölzerne Zugbrücken, 2.500 Wohnboote und 120 Tretboote werden Sie nachhaltig beeindrucken. Freuen Sie sich nach einer Rundfahrt mit dem Bus und einem kleinen Stadtrundgang in der Innenstadt, auf eine Grachtenfahrt entlang der prachtvollen Kaufmannshäuser aus dem Goldenen Zeitalter, die einen Höhepunkt im Rahmen Ihres Besuchs in Amsterdam bildet.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

6

Zaandam
Mooring 3:30 pm Casting off 7:30 pm

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Day

7

Arnhem
Mooring 8:30 am Casting off 2:30 pm Guided tour of Arnhem, including the Eusebiuskerk and Duivelhuis.

Guided tour of Arnhem, including the Eusebiuskerk and Duivelhuis.

Day

8

Cologne
Mooring 8:00 am Disembarkation by 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 Passagiere 40 Crewmitglieder 132 m 11,4 m 2 m 220 Volt
  • Rheinkreuzfahrt Schiff MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE

24.10. - 31.10.2020

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MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE
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