Holland & Belgium in Spring Northbound

10 April - 17 April 2018

Duration

7 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Belgium

Ports

8 Ports

10-11 April

Setting sail from Brussels

As the home of the European Parliament, Brussels may come as something of a surprise to visitors expecting a bland and humourless city. The Grand Place, surrounded by grandiose guildhalls, is one of the finest squares in all of Europe, and the city has a rich cultural heritage; former residents include Magritte, Brueghel and Hergé, creator of Tintin. The city also boasts an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés and bars, where you can sample moules-frites, Belgian waffles or dangerously drinkable Trappist beer.

Don't miss

The amazing guildhouses and buildings of the Grand Place will keep you occupied for hours.

12 April

Belgium: Antwerp

13 April

Netherlands: Maastricht

14 April

Belgium: Ghent

15 April

Netherlands: Kinderdijk

15-16 April

Netherlands: Dordrecht, Keukenhof Garden

16-17 April

Arriving in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of our very favourite cities to visit, as well as also being a perfect base to explore the nearby landscape of windmills and dikes. The Amsterdam canal belt is now officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and from them there are so many neighbourhoods to explore, such as the Jordaan with its higgledy-piggledy streets and its famed garden courtyards (hofjes). There are also a wealth of famous museums and galleries to choose from, such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, not to mention some more, shall we say, quirky options.

Don't miss

The quaint cobbled streets that straddle Amsterdam’s grandest canals, known as De Negen Straatjes, are awash with history and contain some of the most unique shops in the city.

The Ship

Your home from home

Tauck - ms Inspire
Tauck - Inspiration Class lobby
Tauck - Inspiration Class cabin

Tauck’s most modern design, the Inspiration Class, offers the most space per guest of all European river vessels.

What we love

Rich woods are complimented by muted tones, giving these ships an airy and luxurious feel. The alternative restaurant with outside seating at the rear is an idyllic place for a relaxed lunch as you cruise to your next call and the regional cuisine served in the Dining Room is excellent.

Capacity 130 Guests
Staff 43 International Staff
Style

Active days followed by sophisticated evenings.

Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Bicycles and fitness center
  • WiFi onboard
  • Gratuities
Length 443 feet
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Le Dixseptième, Brussels

Our favourite hotel in Brussels

We like the intimate and centrally located Hotel Le Dixseptième.

Lion's Mount monument, Waterloo

Day trips from Brussels

Visit Waterloo. The battlefield is located 20km from Brussels and a good guide will bring it alive.

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Two nights in Amsterdam

There is a fantastic range of canal front hotels to choose from, but we love the new Waldorf Astoria.

Zaanse Schans windmills, Zaandam

Around Amsterdam

Visit windmills in Zaanse Schans, the flowers at Keukenhof, or the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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