Belgian Chocolates & the Tulips of Amsterdam
With an overnight stop in Antwerp
Join this delightful cruise to see the best of Belgium and the Netherlands. Depart from Southampton to voyage toward the magnificent city of Antwerp, known for its rich diamond district and medieval attractions; some of the finest Belgian chocolate produced by the city’s most skilled artisan chocolatiers can be tasted in Antwerp. Continue to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, where historic structures and picturesque canals feature almost everywhere, and due to its vibrant art scene, museums and galleries are in abundance too. An unmissable highlight is the splendid Keukenhof Gardens, where over seven million bulbs bloom in the beautiful spring months, including 800 different varieties of tulip.
- 5 nights cruise on Balmoral
- 14 meals: 5 breakfasts (days 2-6) 4 lunches (days 2-5) 5 dinners (days 1-5)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- £50 per person onboard credit
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in preparation for an evening sailing.
Days 2-3 - Antwerp, Belgium (overnight)
We spend two days in the fine city of Antwerp, renowned for its glistening diamond district, through which 80% of the world’s diamonds pass. This sparkling district isn’t the only charm that Antwerp hosts; admire the city’s own precious gems including The Royal Museum of Fine Arts - an exhibition of spectacular sculptures, drawings and paintings dating from the 14th-20th centuries; and the Cathedral of Our Lady, a marvellous medieval structure reputed as the biggest church in Benelux, home to a magnificent 10th century chapel and 123m high tower which dominates the city’s skyline. You can also explore the numerous splendid parks and gardens, fine buildings and fascinating museums. Belgian chocolate making has been a major industry here since the 19th century and Antwerp is the perfect place to learn of its fascinating production process from the city’s artisan chocolatiers, and indulge in some of the country’s finest mouth-watering chocolate, a taste you won’t be able to forget.
Day 4 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Discover the historic and charismatic Dutch capital as our ship docks in the city’s picturesque harbour today. The city itself is divided by beautiful, criss-crossing canals lined with photogenic merchants’ houses renovated into lavish apartments, hotels, antique bookshops and chic cafés. The Keukenhof Gardens are one of Amsterdam’s famed destinations and named as ‘the most beautiful gardens in the world’. Discover the 32 hectares of land covered in 7 million bulbs that flourish in the spring, the colourful flora include over 800 spectacular varieties of tulip. Amsterdam is also prized for its creative art scene which can be discovered in the many fascinating museums and grand galleries scattered throughout the city including the unforgettable Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Other unmissable attractions include the remarkable Anne Frank House, Vondelpark - home to the magnificent open-air theatre - the stunning neighbourhood of Jordaan and the picturesque Dam Square, home to the grand Royal Palace.
Day 5 - At sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea as we sail home.
Day 6 Southampton
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.