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Let the Dutch charm sweep you up on an itinerary full of vibrancy and tradition. From 79 multi-colored acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, to Zaanse Schans, artistic Antwerp and quirky Amsterdam.

Inclusions
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel in Amsterdam
  • 7 night river cruise aboard Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • 20 delectable meals including 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Excursions and guided tours
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary Bicycles on board (when available)
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • Port taxes and charges
  • Book by Mar 15: FREE 1 night pre-cruise hotel and save up to $3000 per cabin!(price reflects discount)
April 7, 2024 Land & Cruise
Riverview $3099 – $3419
Panorama Balcony Suite $3889
Taxes & Fees $476

New Bookings Only – Final Payment is due at booking
Promotion is subject to change without notice.

Dining Highlights
  • 20 delectable meals including 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
Included Excursions
  • Tour to Zaanse Schans windmills
  • Guided tour to the Hague & a visit to Mauritshuis
  • Guided walking tour of Antwerp
  • Visit to Paleis Het Loo
  • Visit to Keukenhof Gardens
EmeraldPLUS
  • Clog Painting on board
  • Architectural tour of Rotterdam
EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour to Waterland
  • Guided bike tour in Willemstad
  • Guided bike tour of Arnhem

Day 1 Sun, 07 Apr Amsterdam (D)
Welcome to Amsterdam, where you’ll be greeted by one of our Emerald Cruises representatives and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.

Day 2 Mon, 08 Apr Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans (B,L,D)
This morning, you will have the opportunity to visit one of Holland’s main attractions as you venture to Zaanse Schans. Historic windmills, distinctive wooden houses, and artisan workshops make up this quintessentially Dutch town, where the smell of freshly baked goods and the sight of spinning windmills offers a truly memorable experience. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing picturesque scenery and iconic fields of tulips.

Relax on board your Star-Ship this afternoon, as we welcome a local clog painter on board for a demonstration. As part of our EmeraldPLUS programme, you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at this unique craft.

EmeraldPLUS
Clog painting on board

EmeraldACTIVE
Guided bike tour to Waterland

Included Excursion
Tour to Zaanse Schans windmills

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Visit to the flower auction at Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer (extra expense)

Day 3 Tue, 09 Apr Rotterdam (B,L,D)
Rotterdam is a unique example of a Dutch city. Following the air raids of WWII, reconstruction efforts utilised a patchwork of architectural styles, forever altering the skyline. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this contemporary city, which currently boasts the tallest commercial and residential buildings in the Netherlands. The reputation as the city of high rises has historical roots, beginning with the construction of the 45-metre-high office building, the Witte Huis, which, for quite some time, was the tallest office building in Europe.

EmeraldPLUS
Architectural tour of Rotterdam

EmeraldACTIVE
Cycling and tasting tour of Rotterdam

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Visit to Delft pottery factory (extra expense)

Day 4 Wed, 10 Apr The Hague (B,L,D)
Today, you will visit the royal and administrative capital of the Netherlands, The Hague. Situated on the North Sea coast, the city is home to a thriving cultural and culinary scene, a lengthy coastline, and several historical monuments. It’s also famously home to the Peace Palace housing the United Nations International Court of Justice, sometimes known as the World Court. Within your guided tour, you’ll visit the beautiful Mauritshuis museum, home to the best of Dutch painting from the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer.
In the afternoon, those feeling more active can enjoy a guided bike tour through the Dutch countryside.

EmeraldACTIVE
Guided bike tour

Included Excursion
Visit to Mauritshuis & orientation walk in the Hague

Day 5 Thu, 11 Apr Antwerp (B,L,D)
This morning, you’ll arrive in Belgium’s largest port Antwerp. Located on the River Scheldt, the city’s large harbour provides a link to the sea. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, Antwerp attracts art-lovers from all over the world.

Enjoy a guided tour of the city centre, with its café-lined cobbled lanes. Admire the Renaissance city hall and Hat Steen, a medieval fortress that was built during the early Middle Ages and one of the oldest buildings in Belgium. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Antwerp at your leisure.

Included Excursion
Walking tour of Antwerp

Day 6 Fri, 12 Apr Arnhem (B,L,D)
Relax in the comfortable surrounds of your Star-Ship this morning as you sail along the Dutch waterways, passing quaint, time-honoured villages. Visit the Paleis Het Loo, which once served as the summer residence of the Dutch royal family. Today, the palace stands as a magnificent museum. The palace’s decorations and its gardens are bound to stun. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Arnhem, famous for its postcard-worthy streets, scenic parks, and fine museums.

EmeraldACTIVE
Guided bike tour

Included Excursion
Visit to Paleis Het Loo

Day 7 Sat, 13 Apr Amsterdam (B,L,D)
Experience traditional Holland today during a visit to the beloved Keukenhof Gardens. Nestled in the middle of the region’s tulip farms, where row-upon-row of technicolour flowers stretch as far as the eye can see, the gardens boast incredible displays of millions of bulb varieties, all perfectly assembled by an expert landscape architect.

Included Excursion
Visit to Keukenhof Gardens

Day 8 Sun, 14 Apr Amsterdam (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests as you disembark your Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of wooden windmills and blossoming flowers with you.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Flexible Booking Plan
Our Flexible Booking Plan has been introduced for complete peace of mind. We understand you may need to adjust your plans, so we’re offering the flexibility to change your travel arrangements or re-book for a more suitable time if needed.
Our Flexible Booking Plan allows you to defer your booking to an alternative date, or cancel your journey, up to 90 days prior to departure, less third-party fees. We will provide you with a Future Travel Credit to use on an alternate tour/cruise, which is valid for 24 months.
This plan is available to purchase for a wide range of destinations* for departures in 2022 and onwards.
*Excludes Russia Cruises. 
River Cruising Yacht Cruising
$125 $200
Terms and conditions:
  • Should you choose to defer or cancel your booking, the total monies paid to us (less third-party fees) will be applied as a Future Travel Credit which is valid for 24 months for you to use on an alternate tour/cruise.
  • If you do not re-book within 24 months, your FTC it will be forfeited.
  • Non-refundable. Non commissionable.
  • Excludes Russia cruising.
  • Not available to guests using COVID Future Travel Credits
Platinum Protection Plan

The Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after 1 January 2022 for Scenic and Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). By adding this plan, you are covered if you unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is provided at a cost of $395 per person per river cruise, $495 per person per cruise on Emerald Cruises yacht cruising and $595 per person per cruise on Scenic Eclipse voyages (“PPP Fee”).

The PPP is not available on Oberammergau, Amazon and Galapagos cruises or land tours and the PPP is also not available to new bookings using a Future Travel Credit.

Visa Requirements

Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders may require an ETIAS visa waiver from late 2023 when traveling to the E.U.

United Kingdom passport holders do not require visas (excluding tours that feature Russia and Turkey, where guests are required to obtain a Visa).

Visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, Scenic recommends that you contact the relevant Consulates for the latest information regarding visa requirements.

Clients must make their own enquiries regarding safety warnings and government warnings in relation to the destinations they are travelling to. These change quite regularly and can be found through your local government travel advisory. Scenic can accept no responsibility for the actions of terrorism etc in certain locations. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further advice.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287