Friday 23rd – Tuesday 27th April 2021
What better way to enjoy the delights of Holland during the Bulbfield season than to glide gently along the canals on board our floating hotel?
This popular trip allows you to enjoy all the sights of springtime in Holland whilst enjoying a cruise along Holland’s waterways. Highlights include Hoorn with its elegant seventeenth century gabled houses and a visit to the renowned keukenhof – a historical park featuring a patchwork quilt of flowers in bloom.
Day 1: Following your early morning home collection, we make our way to Dover for a mid-morning crossing to Calais. We travel through France, Belgium and into Holland arrive early evening in Zaandam to join the MV Esmeralda. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on board whilst bags are taken to your cabin. There will be time for you to settle in before dinner.
Day 2: The morning is free for you to explore the delightful city of Zaandam or stay on board. The ship departs at noon for the 2hour sailing to Amsterdam. Once docked the afternoon is free to enjoy this wonderful city. Perhaps visit Anne Frank’s House, the Van Gogh Museum, the interactive Heineken Museum or soak up the atmosphere in Dam Square.
Day 3: Today we take a full day tour to the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof We board the coach after breakfast and make our way to the stunning gardens where you can expect to see more than 7 million flowers in bloom with over 800 varieties of tulip. The gardens have 32 hectares of flowers and themed landscaping to explore (No lunch today). We will board the coach late afternoon and return to the MV Esmeralda which will be waiting for us in Hoorn, and after dinner on board, the evening is free to explore.
Day 4: Today our ship departs at 06:00 for a relaxing day cruising to Alkmaar. Enjoy the amazing views as the ship sail out to Ijsselmeer, before turning towards Den Helder. We continue through the Bulbfields of northern Holland to arrive in Alkmaar at 16:00. For our final evening on board, we enjoy a captain’s farewell dinner.
Day 5: After breakfast, we leave the MV Esmeralda. Our bags will be transferred to our coach and we will begin our return journey Norfolk, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.
**Please note this tour will have an early departure and late return. As our itineraries are written many months in advance, this may be subject to change without prior notice due to tide times and weather conditions. Eastons Holidays takes no responsibility for decisions made by the ship's management for any changes to the sailing itinerary **
4 Nights full board
Crossing by Ferry
Price: Lower deck £675
Promenade Deck £725
NEW – COVID19 Protection Cover – purchased from 16.08.20
Any new insurance policies purchased now include Covid19 Cover. This will cover COVID related cancellation and post departure medical cover*
Deposit: £70 per person
Balance due: 10 weeks prior to departure
The popular MV Esmeralda is the perfect ship from which to enjoy this lovely Dutch Bulbfields
cruise. All the cabins are comfortably equipped with private facilities, twin beds, air conditioning/heating, satellite TV and a safety deposit box. There is lift access between the promenade deck and main deck and a stairlift between the promenade deck and sun deck.
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|Fri 23 Apr, 2021