5 days Floriade Cruise Cologne-Amsterdam-Almere-Cologne

Floriade Expo Holland 2022

Fares From £1,375pp

CRUISE SUMMARY

Join us for a very special 5 day cruise starting and finishing in Cologne to the International Horticultural Expo in Holland visiting Amsterdam and Nijmengen en-route. From 14 April 2022, Almere will stage the Floriade Expo 2022 for six months. Once every 10 years Floriade is the park to enjoy the scent and colour of flowers, plants, vegetables and fruit. The Expo offers 40 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.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Cologne

Cologne: Casting off 4:00 p.m.
Fly 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.

Take a highlights of Amsterdam tour with canal cruise past the typical merchant houses and stroll through the city. Walk through Vondelpark, the largest municipal park in Amsterdam with an open-air theatre. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and savour his masterpieces with 200 paintings, 599 drawings and 750 written documents to view. The Rijksmuseum presents art pieces that date from the Middle Ages to the present, giving insight into the history of the Netherlands and features famous Dutch works such as Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn.

Our Northern Holland excursion explores an outdoor museum and cheese dairy. Walk thought the history of The Netherlands and view objects from the people’s past. Find out how cheese was first made and watch a demonstration of how it is produced today at the cheese dairy. Taste Dutch cheese and learn interesting facts during your visit.

* Included in the 19 April 2021 sailing is a visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens to view the world-renowned Tulip display. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641 and the estate reached over 200 hectares. Father and son Jan David Zocher and Louis Paul Zocher redesigned the castle garden in 1857 to become the basis of he gardens today. It became a park in 1950 and has since had 72 years of visitors.

 

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 and 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.

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.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the world renowned Floriade Expo at Almere for a day
  • Explore Amsterdam on a canal cruise and visit a cheese factory
  • Discover the hidden gems of the Hanseatic town of Nijmengen
  • Enjoy the beautiful countryside of Holland

MS RHEIN SYMPHONIE

2022 Guide prices per person in £

Cabin category Prices From Cabin Code
2 Bed Main Deck Rear £1,375  
2 Bed Main Deck £1,425  
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear with Panoramic Window £1,575  
2 Bed Middle Deck with Panoramic Window £1,655  
2 Bed Upper Deck Rear with French Balcony £1,695  
2 Bed Upper Deck Front with French Balcony £1,755  
2 Bed Upper Deck with French Balcony £1,855  

 

2022 Travel dates / Season
  • 15.05. – 19.05.2022
  • 02.06. – 06.06.2022
  • 05.07. – 09.07.2022
  • 01.09. – 05.09.2022

Cruises for other durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Economy flight 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
  • Full ATOL financial protection
No-fly rail options from UK available on this river cruise.

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

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