The MV Esmeralda is the perfect ship to enjoy this cruise through Holland. The views can be best enjoyed from the ship’s spacious Sun Deck or the inside lounge which oﬀers leather couches and comfy chairs. We are full board on the boat with a 3 course ﬁxed lunch and a 4 course choice of dinner plus there is morning coﬀee, afternoon tea and midnight snacks (served at 2300!) On arrival there is a Welcome Cocktail and on the last evening a Captain’s Farewell Dinner with a gift for all the ladies. In the evenings, following dinner, you can sit back and relax to the music or there is a dance ﬂoor if you have any energy left!
Day 1 To France on on to the Dutch Canal City of Alkmaar, known for its cheese-making prowess and its impressive cathedral, where we board our boat. The boat remains in Alkmaar this evening.
Day 2 We set sail for Hoorn where we arrive at 1600. Hoorn is a historic city which is home to a plethora of beautiful listed buildings and numerous museums. We are moored here for the night.
Day 3 We don’t depart Hoorn until 1030 so more time to explore in the morning. Our cruise arrives into Zaandam at 1500. We remain here until 1200 the following day so plenty of time to explore the city.
Day 4 We depart at 1200 for the 2 hour cruise into Amsterdam where you have the rest of the day free to explore this fascinating city.
Day 5 After our ﬁnal breakfast on board we board our coach and travel south to Keukenhof for a highlight of the holiday! We can expect to witness more than 7 million bulbs in bloom with a total of 800 varieties of tulip that will provide a unique and unforgettable springtime experience. We will then board our coach and return to Calais and home.
- Return coach travel
- Tours as indicated
- Channel crossings
- Boat accommodation of bed, breakfast, evening meal and 3 lunches