Floriade Expo Holland 2022

5 days Floriade Expo Cruise: Cologne-Amsterdam-Lelystad/Almere-Cologne

Fares From £1,195pp


Join us for a very special 5-day cruise to the International Horticultural Expo known as Floriade, beginning and ending in Cologne, featuring visits to the Dutch cities of Amsterdam and Nijmegen. On 14th April 2022, the gates of the Dutch city Almere will open to the scents of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruits for six months, offering forty inspiring country presentations, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over the Floriade park, pavilions with sustainable innovations and a vibrant arts and culture programme. This world-class exposition only takes place every ten years, so don’t miss out!

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1: Cologne

Cologne: Casting off 4:00 p.m.
Fly/rail from London to Cologne and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Day 2: Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Mooring 08:00 a.m. – Casting off 11:30 p.m.

Enjoy a ‘Highlights of Amsterdam’ tour featuring a canal cruise past the impressive merchant homes of the “Golden Age” and a stroll through the city.

In the afternoon, take an excursion to Northern Holland* for an outdoor museum and a cheese dairy in Edam, with the opportunity to taste and buy some typical Dutch cheese.



Day 3: Lelystad, Almere

Lelystad, Almere: Mooring 03:00 a.m. – Casting off 09:00 p.m.

A Day pass to the international Horticultural Exhibition Floriade is included in your cruise. This magnificent display is spread over 148 acres and has over 40 countries presenting their cultures, plants and innovations. Features include an 850-metre cable car connecting the north to the south of the park providing an amazing birds-eye view, as well as an Arboretum, where guests can walk through a greenhouse featuring an encyclopaedia range of plants and trees. This exhibition is themed around Growing Green Cities and showcases new technologies to aid in sustainability and energy generation.



Day 4: Nijmegen

Nijmegen: Mooring 8:30 a.m. – Casting off 2:30 p.m.

Take a guided walk through the friendly Hanseatic city Nijmegen, followed by time for you to explore on your own. Discover a wealth of archaeological finds dating back to the Romans. Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands at over 2,000 years old and home to the Museum De Bastei, a centre for the natural and cultural history of the Netherlands. Discover one of four castles and stately homes in the area including Wijchen Castle. Bought and renovated by Emilia of Nassau in 1609 and now a museum castle since 1996, the castle has a turbulent history of struggle, love in exile and royal life. A real treasure trove for history lovers and not to be missed.



Day 5: Cologne

Cologne: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. Transfer to Cologne Airport/Station for return journey home. Alternatively extend your stay with a Cologne City Stay package (pricing on request).

*19 April departure a special visit to the Keukenhof Gardens replaces the Northern Holland excursion. Excursions marked in blue are included in your cruise package. The premium excursions marked in red can only be booked onboard for an additional supplement. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship 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.


  • ‘Growing Green Cities’ at the internationally renowned Floriade Expo 2022
  • The “Golden Age” of Amsterdam
  • Chance to see the picturesque town of Edam, which is famous for its cheese
  • 2,000 years of history in the Netherland’s oldest city, Nijmegen
  • Option of a post-cruise city stay in Cologne

Call our Reservations Team on

01223 568907

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2022 dates

MS Rhein Symphonie Cabin Categories  
19 Apr £1,235 £1,335 £1,450 £1,505 £1,575 £1,610 £1,640
15 May, 02 Jun, 05 Jul, 01 Sep £1,195 £1,325 £1,440 £1,495 £1,570 £1,605 £1,630



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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Prices may be subject to change due to flight availability/pricing. Please call our Reservations Team on 01223 568907 for up to date pricing and availability. Single supplements vary depending on cabin category and date of travel, please call for details.

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  • Economy flight/rail from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 4 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 3 Guided Excursions and a day pass to Floriade Expo 2022
  • Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
  • Baggage handling fee
No-fly rail options from UK available on this river cruise.
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