8-day Frankfurt-Amsterdam-Lake Issel-Frankfurt

The Heart of Holland

Fares From £1,595 pp


Vast plains, water all around, warm-hearted people – immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands on this cruise. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of life in the metropolis of Amsterdam. Get to know Germany’s western neighbour better and explore with us the many, charming small towns between the Rhine, Waal, Ijssel and the North Sea. On our nickoSPIRIT, glide along through the vast polder landscapes, enjoying a high level of comfort. Thanks to its innovative design, our new ship is perfect for smaller ports that are not navigable by other ships. Of course, you’ll find the typical Dutch windmills on the banks, the ideal subject matter for your photo motif.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Casting off 5:00 p.m.
Fly from London to Frankfurt and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Day 2: Cologne

Dusseldorf: Mooring 09:00 a.m. – Casting off 3:00 p.m.

Guided tour through the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer.

Day 3: Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Mooring 9:00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                          

Highlights of Amsterdam, including well known sites and a canal tour past the typical merchant houses.

Excursion to Northern Holland including a visit of Volendam and boat trip on the Markermeer to Marken.

Day 4: Amsterdam/Enkhuizen

Amsterdam: Casting off 8:00 a.m.

Enkhuizen: Mooring 1:30 p.m.

Cruise across Markermeer and Lake Ijssel. Guided tour of Enkhuizen and visit to the open-air museum.

Day 5: Kampen/Deventer

Kampen: Mooring 9:00 a.m. – Casting off 12:00 p.m.

Deventer: Mooring 4:00 p.m.

Tour around the enchanting town of Kampen at the Ijssel estuary.
Guided tour through Deventer with its lovingly restored monuments in the historical old town. Time to make your own discoveries.

Day 6: Zutphen

Zutphen: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Casting off 10:00 a.m.

Tour around the picturesque little town of Zutphen.

Day 7: Koblenz

Koblenz: Mooring 3:00 p.m.Casting off 7:00 p.m.

Guided tour of Koblenz, at the “German Triangle”, past the town hall with Schängel Fountain and the Church of Our Lady.

Day 6: Frankfurt

Frankfurt: Mooring 8:00 a.m. – Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m.

The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. 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.


  • Onboard new innovative vessel built with all modern comfort
  • Experience the trendy metropolis of Amsterdam from the water
  • The beautiful countryside of Holland
  • Dutch small-town idyll in Kampen, right at the Issel estuary


£250 – £500 per person off all the Rhine, Main & Moselle cruises (8 days) in 2021.  Book by 30 September 2021


2021 Guide prices per person in £

Cabin category Season B Prices From Season C Prices From Season D Prices From Cabin Code
2 Bed Main Deck Front £1,695 £1,895 £1,995
2 Bed Main Deck £1,795 £1,995 £2,095
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear with Lowerable Panoramic Front £1,995 £2,195 £2,245
2 Bed Middle Deck Front with Lowerable Panoramic Front £2,095 £2,295 £2,345
2 Bed Middle Deck with Lowerable Panoramic Front £2,195 £2,395 £2,445
2 Bed Upper Deck Rear with Lowerable Panoramic Front £2,295 £2,495 £2,545
2 Bed Upper Deck Front with Lowerable Panoramic Front £2,345 £2,595 £2,645
2 Bed Upper Deck with Lowerable Panoramic Front £2,445 £2,745 £2,845


2021 Travel dates / Season
  • 25.08. – 01.09.21 D
  • 05.10. – 12.10.21 B
2022 Travel dates / Season
  • 03.06. – 10.06.2022 C
  • 19.09. – 26.09.2022 C
  • 10.10. – 17.10.2022 B

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.


  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfers to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Free Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes
No-fly rail options from UK available on this river cruise.

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

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