Dutch Bulbfields in Spring4th May 2024
Enjoy a riot of colour among the beautiful bulbfields of Holland. For vibrancy, colour and serious charm nothing quite compares to the sight of not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of flowering bulbs, carpeting the fields in a radiant vision of patterns and patchwork. Here, gardening is not merely a pastime – it’s an art, a spectacular series of natural masterpieces. We begin in the Belgian city of Antwerp with a visit to the Museum Mayer van den Bergh, which showcases work by Belgian artists from the 16th century, before enjoying a visit to the notable botanic gardens. We then embark on our cruise along the waterways of northern Europe heading to the second largest city in the Netherlands – Rotterdam. We enjoy a visit to one of the most famous gardens in the world – Keukenhof, a magnificent display of different tulip, daffodil and hyacinth varieties. We arrive in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam where we enjoy visits to the Kasteel de Haar, one of the most-visited castles in Holland, and Kasteel Museum Sypesteyn home to a fascinating art collection and beautiful garden.
On this cruise, we'll enjoy four nights on board our ship. Our comfortable vessel transports us across rivers and sea, ensuring that our journey is just as special as the destinations it brings us to. Think welcoming cocktails, lunches and dinners with complimentary wine and beer, and, of course, the always convivial company of like-minded travellers.
departures:Select Your Departure Date
Amsterdam Evening Canal Cruise£25
Amsterdam Extension 8 May 2024£345
What to Expect
- Fast and comfortable journeys between London and Brussels/Amsterdam with Eurostar
- All drinks on board the ship
- Enjoy the breathtaking display of flowers at Keukenhof
- Visit to botanic gardens in Antwerp, Kasteel de Haar and Kasteel Museum Sypesteyn in Amsterdam
|London St Pancras Railway Station
|Antwerp Railway Station
** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **
Day by Day Itinerary
We depart by Eurostar train from London St Pancras to Brussels where we change trains and continue to Antwerp. On arrival we head to visit Rubens House, which celebrates the life and work of the brilliant and versatile artist Peter Paul Rubens, and the 200-year-old Botanic Garden, which boasts a substantial number of exceptional trees and shrubs.
We later board our ship MS La Bohème, which has recently been tastefully refurbished offering elegant surrounds and a haven for relaxation at the end of a day exploring. The ship has a large, comfortable forward lounge, a well-stocked bar and separate restaurant, and a tasteful, relaxed and distinctively French ambience. There is also an attractive sun deck and the friendly and attentive crew will cater for your every need. The cabins are spacious and well-equipped, with twin berths, shower and toilet, TV.
Prior to dinner there will be a welcome cocktail reception with the chance to meet the crew and ask any questions you may have. This evening there will be an opportunity to go ashore and explore this historic Belgian city. We overnight here in Antwerp.