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Hartelijk welkom to the Netherlands.

Picturesque polder landscapes.

8 days Frankfurt-Amsterdam-Lake Ijssel-Frankfurt

Vast plains, water all around, warm-hearted people – immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands on this cruise. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of life in the metropolis of Amsterdam. Get to know Germany’s western neighbour better and explore with us the many, charming small towns between the Rhine, Waal, Ijssel and the North Sea. On our nickoSPIRIT, glide along through the vast polder landscapes, enjoying a high level of comfort. Thanks to its innovative design, our new ship is perfect for smaller ports that are not navigable by other ships. Of course, you’ll find the typical Dutch windmills on the banks, the ideal subject matter for your photo motif.

Why this river cruise?

  • Newly built ship in 2020 with the latest comfort
  • amenities on a unique route

  • Experience the trendy metropolis of Amsterdam
  • from the water

  • The river cruise becomes an (inland) sea cruise on
  • the Markermeer and Lake Ijssel

  • A Dutch small-town idyll in Kampen, right at the
  • Ijssel estuary

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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

  • 11 day cruise in an outside cabin of the booked category 
  • nickoSPIRIT full board:
    • Daily choice of three restaurants without surcharge
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • At lunchtime and in the evening choose between multi-course menus or light lunch buffet
    • 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
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system on all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Use of the SPA with fitness room, sauna und whirlpool
  • 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: 155 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Frankfurt
Casting off 5:00 pm Embarkation from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

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Day

2

Cologne
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 3:00 pm Guided tour of the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer. Excursion Package

Guided tour of the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer.

Day

3

Amsterdam
Mooring 8:00 am Amterdam Highlights. Excursion Package

This excursion will show you all the delights the capital of Amsterdam has to offer. You will start at the pier where your guide will await you. This excursion will start with a walking tour through the city center of Amsterdam. From the old cobble streets of the Red Light District, to the UNSECO listed network of canals. Amsterdam is truly a beautiful city and it is full of history, stories, legends, and places to explore. Walk passed the canals and hear about the vibrant and sometimes tumultuous history of this Netherlands capital. From the city biggest land marks to every day areas of interest. This walking tour has it all wrapped into one. You will make many scheduled stops at most of the city's most well-known land marks and areas. After or in between the walk your guide will give you some free time for some exploration on your own or souvenir hunting.Then it is time to see the city from a different perspective. Enjoy a 1 hour cruise through the canals of Amsterdam. These canals have been awarded UNESCO's World Heritage status and taking this cruise will reveal why. See the beautiful houses with their fascinating gables alongside the canals, have a peek inside the famous floating house boats and feel why Amsterdam is also called Venice of the North. The Skinny Bridge, the Golden Bench, an old VOC ship and the Maritime museum are only a few of the highlights you will see.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

3

Amsterdam
Ausflug Nordholland mit Volendam und Marken

Day

4

Amsterdam
Casting off 8:00 am

Stairs :

No

Slope :

Little

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Day

4

Enkhuizen
Cruise across Markermeer and Lake Ijssel.

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Day

4

Enkhuizen
Mooring 1:30 pm Guided walk Enkhuizen and visit of the open-air museum Excursion Package

Day

5

Enkhuizen
Casting off 5:00 am

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Day

5

Kampen
Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 12:00 pm Guided walk through Kampen

Guided walk through the enchanting town of Kampen at the mouth of the Ijssel.

Day

5

Deventer
Mooring 4:30 pm Guided tour on foot through Deventer with its lovingly restored monuments and old houses in the old town. Time for your individual trip on shore.

Guided tour on foot through Deventer with its lovingly restored monuments and old houses in the old town. Time for your individual trip on shore.

Day

6

Deventer
Casting off 6:00 am

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Day

6

Zutphen
Mooring 8:00 am Casting off 10:00 am Stadtrundgang Zutphen

Begleiten Sie uns auf einen Stadtrundgang durch die gemütlichen Gassen von Zutphen, auch genannt die Turmstadt. Das Flair der Stadt lädt Sie zu einer Zeitreise ins Mittelalter ein. Neben den vielen Türmen finden Sie historische Packhäuser, Kaufmannshäuser, Kirchen, Innenhöfe und wunderschöne Gässchen, welche die Atmosphäre der Stadt ausmachen. Die direkte Lage an der Ijssel und der Berkel schließen das perfekte Bild einer Hansestadt. Früher in der Hansezeit wurden Hering, Butter und Bier von Händlern in andere Hansestädte verschifft. Von den 40 Bierbrauereien die damals existieren ist heute noch eine übrig: die Stadtbrauerei Cambrinus in der Innenstadt.

Day

7

Koblenz
Mooring 3:00 pm Casting off 6:00 pm guided walk Koblenz

Koblenz is one of the oldest towns in Germany, looking back on 2.000 years of history. The guided walk will lead you through the Old town with its romantic streets, passing the Basilica St. Kastor and the Liebfrauen Church. You will also see the famous "Schängel"-Fountain in front of the town hall.

Trip duration:

01:00 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Slope:

Wenig

Day

8

Frankfurt
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: nickoSPIRIT

 

Do you want a ship with a new on-board concept and innovative design? Welcome on board our nickoSPIRIT. The newest ship in our fleet the ideal size for cruises on the Rhine, Main and Moselle and combines everything the modern cruise traveller wants: spontaneous enjoyment in one of three restaurants; a light-flooded interior that comes with plenty of room for individuality; and modern cabins with a lowerable panoramic front. The spacious wellness and fitness area with a sauna and whirlpool also offers relaxation and well-being.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko modern 170 passengers 38 110 m 11.40 m 1.70 m 220 volts

Explore the world – safely!

For us, the safety of the guests and crew on board our ships always comes first – especially in these current times. In 2020, we proved that our safety and hygiene practices work when we were the first cruise operator worldwide to get our ships going again in June. Our proven measures meet national and international health standards. We have summarised the key facts for you in our 10-point plan.

This year, we are again pursuing our passion to offer you unforgettable holiday experiences, showing you the most beautiful spots on the river and along European coasts. Come on board!

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October 2021

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05.10. - 12.10.2021
June 2022

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03.06. - 10.06.2022
July 2022

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04.07. - 11.07.2022

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21.07. - 28.07.2022
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26.09. - 03.10.2022
October 2022

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10.10. - 17.10.2022

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