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8 Day Holland & Belgium 2014

Cruise highlights:

• Study masterpieces by Rembrandt and Van Gogh from up close in Amsterdam.

• See some of the most spectacular architecture of the continent in Rotterdam.

• Taste the special gourmet food, fine chocolates and beers in Antwerp.

• Choose from one of the 400 monuments in remarkable Ghent.

• Discover why Brussels is Europe’s most international city.

 

 

Day 1: Amsterdam

Embarkation in Amsterdam is in the afternoon. This evening, after the welcome dinner, you can join us for a canal cruise and a walk through the world famous red light district.

 

Day 2: Kinderdijk – Dordrecht

We leave Amsterdam very early in the morning and sail to the famous site of Kinderdijk. Here, right next to the river, you will find 19 windmills that date from the 17th century and are still in operation. After a visit of the windmill site we continue to historic Dordrecht, the oldest city of Holland. The city centre of Dordrecht lies concealed between mighty rivers. The many monuments determine the face of a city that originated almost a thousand years ago. From Dordrecht you can join an excursion to Zeeland. This province, famous for its ever continuing battle with the sea, consists of various islands that are connected and protected by the most high-tech dams in the world.

 

Day 3: Brussels

After a night of sailing we reach the Belgian capital Brussels early in the morning. This city can be best described as a mosaic of cultures and languages. In this unique city, you can wander around and come across beautiful gardens, lively Terraces, restaurants and beautiful architecture. The ‘Grand Place’ is among the most beautiful main squares in Europe.

 

Day 4: Antwerp

Today we dock in Antwerp. The largest city in Flanders is famous for its fashion, cuisine, and of course Pieter Paul Rubens; Belgium’s most influential painter. Besides all this, Antwerp is known as the diamond capital of the world and many exclusive diamond establishments can be found in the centre of the city. Make sure to at least taste one of Antwerp’s other jewels; for example the famous de Koninck Beer served in the typical Bolleke glass.

 

Day 5: Ghent

After a night of sailing we reach Ghent, the former capital of Flanders. In this city, which counts the most monuments of Belgium, there is a lot to admire: 400 (!), churches, many museums, 5 abbeys and a medieval castle can be admired. From Ghent you can also join us on an optional excursion to Bruges. This city was included to the UNESCO list of World Heritage in the year 2000. Its medieval character, narrow alleys, enchanting channels and overall charm make of this city one of the most visited in Europe.

 

Day 6: Rotterdam

In the morning we reach Rotterdam. This city, which hosts one of the largest ports in the world, is also famous for its modern architecture. Before docking in Rotterdam the ship makes a cruise through the port, where you can see the impressive mechanics and ships from up close. Your ship will dock close to the impressive Erasmus Bridge and many other architectural highlights. From Rotterdam you can also join our optional excursion to famous pottery city Delft and the Royal City of The Hague.

 

Day 7: Amsterdam

Early in the morning we will reach the final destination of this cruise: Dutch capital Amsterdam. There are various possibilities to explore this wonderful city by foot or by bicycle. You can also do an excursion to the Northern part of the province where you will see typical Dutch windmills and a picturesque fisherman’s village.

 

Day 8: Amsterdam

After breakfast, it is time to disembark and say goodbye to the Serenade 1 and its crew.

 

Notes: The itinerary may be subject to changes.


Cabin Price (price per person*)

  • Beethoven Deck: $1,800
  • Mozart Deck: $2,160
  • Chopin Deck: $2,430
  • Chopin Suites: $3,330

*Based on double occupancy

Single supplement: +50%



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