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  • Tulpenblüte Keukenhof Kreuzfahrt

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Plenty of time in floral paradise.

The Keukenhof in detail.

8 days tulip cruise Cologne-Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Arnhem-Cologne 2019

Would you like to explore the most beautiful flower garden in the world in great detail? Then this cruise is just right for you! Enjoy a day trip to the famous Keukenhof at the best time to travel and let yourself be enchanted by a sea of marvellous flowers. Postcard motifs and plenty of peace and quiet are waiting for you in the region of North Holland with its windmills in the endless polder landscapes. A spectacular range of contrasts is offered by the lively metropolis of Amsterdam with its Grachten and innumerable museums or the gigantic seaport of Rotterdam.

Why this river cruise?

  • Lots of time in the Keukenhof, the biggest flower garden in the world.
  • Discover the Netherlands at the best time to travel
  • Arnhem was several times voted the "best town centre" of the Netherlands
  • Holland is full of contrasts: Broad landscapes and lively cities

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful scenery on this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8 day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous 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 daily itinerary
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Added optional services

  • Beverage package: 169 € p.p.
  • Travel insurance
  • Excursion package with 4 excursions: 157 € p.p.

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in German language for individual travelelers (except dates marked with guranteed English language). Different languages are available for groups and charterers. Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 180 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Cologne
Casting off 7:00 pm Embark 3.00 a.m.

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Day

2

Njimegen
Mooring 6:00 am Casting off 2:00 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

2

Rotterdam
Mooring 11:00 pm

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Day

3

Rotterdam
Casting off 10:00 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

4

Amsterdam
Mooring 7:00 am "Bright lights of Amsterdam": excursion with a tour of the "Grachten" with their typical merchant houses. 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 begin with a walking tour through the city centre of Amsterdam. Your guide will tell you about all the insights of this magical city. Amsterdam has been famous around the world for hundreds of years. Amsterdam is indeed a beautiful city, and it is full of history, stories, legends, and places to explore. Walk past the canals and hear about the vibrant and sometimes tumultuous history of this Netherlands capital. From the city's most significant landmarks to everyday areas of interest. This walking tour has it all wrapped into one. Your guide will also explain many tips and insider hints at how to get around the city, local events, and the best places to go. You will make many scheduled stops at most of the city's most well-known landmarks and areas. With the history explained around every corner. Afterwards, 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. Passing all of the city's highlights, this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city. See the beautiful houses with their fascinating gables alongside the canals, have a peek inside the famous floating houseboats 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. An active and relaxing morning that will show you why Amsterdam is so popular and attractive.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

00:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Price for booking on board:

45 €

Day

4

Amsterdam
Tour on foot of Amsterdam including the famous red light district and Chinatown.

Die Tour führt Sie zu dem Stadtteil, für den Amsterdam berühmt ist, dem Rotlichtbezirk De Wallen. Spazieren Sie durch schmale alte Gassen wie zum Beispiel die bekannte Zeedijk-Straße, wo Amsterdam entstanden ist, vorbei am ältesten Haus der Stadt, über Brücken aus dem Goldenen Zeitalter und sehen Sie Schleusen, die schon seit Jahrhunderten den Wasseraustausch in den Grachten und Kanälen regulieren.Der Zeedijk zählte einmal zu den gefährlichsten Straßen Amsterdams, in der Seeleute nach Unterhaltung suchten. Heutzutage finden Sie hier anstelle der düsteren Bars von damals lebensfrohe und einladende holländische Kneipen und Restaurants. Freuen Sie sich auf diesen besonderen Rundgang, der Amsterdam von einer anderen Seite zeigt. Erleben Sie, wie alte Geschichte mit aktuellen Themen vereint wird: Amsterdam zeigt sich traditionell und weltoffen zugleich – eine Mischung, die auch Sie begeistern wird.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

03:00 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

5

Amsterdam
Casting off 5:00 pm Excursion to the famous Keukenhof, the biggest flower garden in the world.

Excursion to the famous Keukenhof, the biggest flower garden in the world.

Day

5

Enkhuizen
Mooring 10:30 pm

Walking duration :

ca. 1,5 Stunden

Stairs :

No

Slope :

No

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Day

6

Enkhuizen
Casting off 2:00 pm Excursion to Northern Holland, including visits to an open-air museum and a cheese dairy. Excursion Package

Excursion to Northern Holland, including visits to an open-air museum and a cheese dairy.

Day

6

Enkhuizen
Kreuzen über Markermeer und Ijsselmeer.

Walking duration :

ca. 1,5 Stunden

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 the Eusebiuskerk and Duivelhuis.

Guided tour of Arnhem, including the Eusebiuskerk and Duivelhuis.

Day

8

Cologne
Mooring 8:00 am Disembarl by 9.00 a.m.

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The mooring and casting off times are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer 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

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27.03. - 03.04.2019
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03.04. - 10.04.2019

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10.04. - 17.04.2019

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MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE
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