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Brussels to Amsterdam

8 days from £1,499 per person

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Breathing in the sea of colours and heady scents of more than 400 varieties of spring flower at Floralia spring flower exhibition.

Summary

Glide from historic Brussels to quirky Amsterdam on this Dutch waterways cruise. Combine stately cities with quaint towns and villages as you slowly meander through sprawling countryside dotted with windmills and spring florals. We start in Belgium, where the famed Floralia spring flower exhibition is in full bloom. Then there’s Gothic cathedrals in Antwerp, vintage shops in Dordrecht’s webs of historic streets, regal architecture in The Hague, waterside cafés in Utrecht and charming gabled houses teetering on the edge of the canals in Amsterdam.

Your holiday includes:

5 excursions and visits

  • Excursion to Floralia spring flower exhibition
  • Walking tour of Antwerp
  • Visit to Kinderdijk windmills
  • City tour of The Hague
  • Private Amsterdam canal cruise

Plus:

  • 7 nights cruise on MS River Discovery II
  • Eurotunnel or ferry crossings
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)

Plus

  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan cruise director, tour manager and entertainer
  • Porterage

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  • vip outbound 3

    Day 1 - UK - Brussels

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Dover, where we take a break before boarding our coaches, for the Channel crossing to Calais and onward journey to Brussels. Upon arrival, embark our ship, where light refreshments are available.

    With art deco facades, regal 19th-century mansions, grand palaces and a swirl of historic backstreets, Brussels is undoubtedly a very majestic and beautiful city.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDB DAY 2

    Day 2 - Brussels (Floralia) - Antwerp

    This morning we enjoy an included excursion to the annual Floralia spring flower exhibition - Belgium’s answer to the Netherlands’ sweeping tulip gardens. Held in the castle grounds of the Groot-Bijgaarden complete with a moat and arched bridge, you’ll feel you’ve walked straight into the pages of a fairytale book. The natural woodland setting creates the perfect backdrop for the exhibition, which is a magnificent burst of spring scents and sights from over 400 floral varieties.

    We spend a leisurely afternoon sailing towards Antwerp, arriving around dinnertime.

    • Excursion to Floralia spring flower exhibition (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDB DAY 3

    Day 3 - Antwerp

    This port city may be small but that just adds to its charm. It’s vibrant and fun and just the right size to explore on foot. Amble through its cobbled streets on our included city tour, admiring Renaissance architecture and grand gabled houses.

    Perhaps peek inside the city’s Gothic cathedral to admire the four masterpieces by Rubens (there’s also a whole museum dedicated to the city’s resident painter) and wander wide-eyed through the city’s famed diamond district - more than 80% of the world’s rough diamonds pass through this district at some point.

    • Walking tour of Antwerp (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDB DAY 4

    Day 4 - Ghent

    With its largely pedestrianised historic area, this small and cosy city might surprise you with its vibrant centre. There’s plenty of medieval architecture and canal-side buildings to marvel at - plus some of Belgium’s very best museums- but there’s also an industrial, urban feel to it.

    Perhaps take a wander along the quayside, once the old medieval harbour of Ghent and lined with elegant mansions. Or you might like to join an optional excursion to neighbouring Bruges.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDB DAY 5

    Day 5 - Dordrecht - Kinderdijk - Rotterdam

    We float across into Holland overnight, arriving in the country’s oldest city, Dordrecht, early this morning. Follow the riverbank to the semi enclosed harbour and skip across the bridge to explore the tightly knit alleyways, adorned with vintage and design shops. The buildings are muted in colour but intricately decorated with patterned stonework. It’s a delight to explore. Perhaps head to the Dordrechts Museum or historic Huis van Gijn museum, which houses a big collection of Dutch toys and art.

    At lunchtime, we set sail for Kinderdijk, a beautiful marshland landscape punctuated by 19 traditional windmills. Watch lily pads float lazily on the water and listen for the sound of bird song - it’s a soothingly peaceful and quintessentially Dutch sight. Our included excursion takes you on a guided tour of one of the windmills. We set sail again for Rotterdam this evening.

    • Visit to Kinderdijk windmills (afternoon)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDB DAY 6

    Day 6 - Rotterdam (The Hague)

    The Netherlands’ second city prides itself on its unique architecture and modern centre. It’s sometimes eclipsed by Amsterdam, but the truth is, it offers an entirely different experience. Unlike Amsterdam, this waterside city has less historic, canal-lined streets and more sprawling parkland, cutting edge design and contemporary culture.

    We dock in Rotterdam for its proximity to The Hague, which we discover together this morning on an included tour. As the seat of the government and home to the Dutch Royal Family, this is a stately, regal city decorated with opulent buildings. But it has an eye firmly set on the future, as the host to the United Nations and 160 other organisations dedicated to world peace.

    The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please back in Rotterdam.

    • City tour of The Hague (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDB DAY 7

    Day 7 - Amsterdam

    The iconic Dutch capital isn’t just a city with a pleasant ambience and scenery, it’s distinctive for its quirky character too. The streets are lined with old merchants’ houses, its canals are lined with blossoming trees and its shop windows full of cheeses, chocolates and waffles. Then there’s the fantastic museums and art galleries.

    We’ll enjoy the ‘classic’ Amsterdam experience this morning as we sail along the world-famous canals on an included canal cruise. Enjoy the sights in the flourish of spring as we float under pretty bridges and past gabled merchants’ houses. The rest of the day is free, and we dock overnight so you can explore until late in the evening.

    • Private Amsterdam canal cruise (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 8 Amsterdam - UK

    After breakfast we board our waiting coaches for the return journey to Calais and Channel crossing. Upon arrival in Dover, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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Colourful Springtime in Belgium and Holland River Cruise

Brussels to Amsterdam

8 days from £1,499 per person

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