Dutch Bulbfields Cruise & Highlights of Holland

4 days from £399 pp.


Keukenhof Park

Visit: Keukenhof Park, Holland

About the Tour

Experience the joys of spring on our charming river cruise, taking in the highlights of Holland including the blooming Dutch Bulbfields. Join us aboard this 4 or 5-day mini cruise as we set sail through Holland with our first port of call being the magical Keukenhof Park, famous for its stunning floral displays of the spring-time tulips. Head back to your ship, the popular MS Rhine Princess, and complete your cruise sailing down the Dutch waterways into the capital, Amsterdam.

Tour Includes


  • 3 or 4 nights cruise with full board
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

We make our way to the port of departure and the coach interchange where you will join your tour coach for the crossing to the continent. You will travel through France and Belgium, into Holland to Amsterdam where you will join your river cruise ship, the Rhine Princess for a three-night cruise.

  • Included meals: Light Supper
Keukenhof Park

Keukenhof Park

This morning we travel by coach from Amsterdam to the renowned Keukenhof Park on our included excursion. Here there will be time to enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular displays of flowers, set in a beautiful woodland park with a windmill and water features enhancing the array of blooms in this perfect setting. The variety in design, colour and scent means that each garden has a character of its own and offers new inspiration. This afternoon we will return to our ship at Amsterdam, and cruise on to Hoorn, where we moor overnight. Tonight, you can enjoy a party night on board the ship.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruise to Enkhuizen

Cruise to Enkhuizen

This morning we cruise from Hoorn through the scenic waters of the Ijsselmeer to Enkhuizen before an optional excursion on the famous ‘Steam Tram’ railway*. Enjoy time in Medemblik and step back in time on a nostalgic ride with us on the Medemblik-Hoorn railway through beautiful rural countryside. Once these fascinating lines were the lifeblood of local Dutch communities, but this is the last remaining example and offers a memorable glimpse of yesteryear. We then continue by coach to Amsterdam. *Please note: those taking part in the Steam Tram excursion will travel by coach from Hoorn to Amsterdam, and not by ship, and will have a packed lunch provided. Alternatively, stay on board and cruise to Amsterdam.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to our cruise ship and her crew, and rejoin your coach for the return journey to the port and onwards home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions and/or Ports of Call

  • Keukenhof Park
  • Amsterdam

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Steam Tram Railway
  • Zwolle (5-day tour)

Notes


Cabin Upgrades (per person)4 Days5 Days
Middle Deck Cabin£40£50
Middle Deck Superior Cabin£50£60
Upper Deck Cabin£70£80

 

Please note (5-Day tour only): The Royal Country Palace of Het Loo will be closed from January 2018 to the middle of 2021 due to a major renovation. We will now have an optional morning excursion to the historic town of Zwolle on Day 4 of the tour.

Travel Insurance from £27.00 (4 days), £27.00 (5 days).

We make our way to the port of departure and the coach interchange where you will join your tour coach for the crossing to the continent. You will travel through France and Belgium, into Holland to Amsterdam where you will join your river cruise ship, the Rhine Princess, for a four-night cruise.

  • Included meals: Light Supper
Keukenhof Park

Keukenhof Park

This morning we travel by coach to the renowned Keukenhof Park on our included excursion. Here there will be time to enjoy one of the world’s most spectacular displays of flowers, set in a beautiful woodland park with a windmill and water features enhancing the array of blooms in this perfect setting. The variety in design, colour and scent means that each garden has a character of its own and offers new inspiration. This afternoon we will return to our ship and sail to Enkhuizen, where we moor overnight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Medemblik

Medemblik

This morning we cruise from Enkhuizen to Medemblick before an optional excursion on the famous ‘Steam Tram’ railway*. Step back in time and take a nostalgic ride with us on the Hoorn-Medemblick railway through beautiful rural countryside. Once these fascinating lines were the lifeblood of local Dutch communities, but this is the last remaining example and offers a memorable glimpse of yesteryear. We then cruise on to Kampen where there will be time for some shopping before party night on board ship. *Please note: those taking part in the Steam Tram excursion will travel by coach from Medemblik to Hoorn and then return to Medemblick on the Steam Tram to re-join the ship.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Today, enjoy an optional morning coach excursion to the historic town of Zwolle. The historic facades, city walls and towers, the 600-year-old Sassenpoort gate and star-shaped city moat, flanked by monumental merchant’s homes and trees still characterise this city, and its beautiful alleys and impressive fortifications still beg to be explored. We rejoin our ship and cruise to Amsterdam with its picturesque canals and bridges, arriving early evening.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to our cruise ship and her crew, and rejoin your coach for the return journey to the port and onwards home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions and/or Ports of Call

  • Keukenhof Park
  • Amsterdam

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Steam Tram Railway
  • Zwolle (5-day tour)

Notes


Cabin Upgrades (per person)4 Days5 Days
Middle Deck Cabin£40£50
Middle Deck Superior Cabin£50£60
Upper Deck Cabin£70£80

 

Please note (5-Day tour only): The Royal Country Palace of Het Loo will be closed from January 2018 to the middle of 2021 due to a major renovation. We will now have an optional morning excursion to the historic town of Zwolle on Day 4 of the tour.

Travel Insurance from £27.00 (4 days), £27.00 (5 days).

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Accommodation

The 3-star standard cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, is a firm favourite with Leger guests. Facilities include a lounge bar with small dance floor, restaurant on the middle deck and a small lounge with library. There is also an outside sundeck, ideal for viewing the passing scenery. All cabins have twin beds, climate control, satellite T.V., radio, hairdryer, en suite facilities and portholes.

Cabins - All spacious outside cabins have portholes or windows and are equipped with a bathroom with shower, toilet, washbasin and hairdryer. The twin beds can be joined together, and within the spacious wardrobe with dressing table, you will find a safe. Furthermore, all cabins have satellite T.V., radio and direct dial telephone. The heating and air-conditioning are individually adjustable. The cabins on the Rijndek are not accessible by lift.

Restaurant - The attractive restaurant with large windows is located on the Moezeldek. Each morning, the restaurant serves an extensive buffet breakfast. Start your day with a choice of breads, various cold cuts, cheeses and a range of sweet fillings. Of course, boiled eggs, fried eggs or scrambled eggs with bacon are not lacking. If you prefer a more healthy option; cereals with milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh fruit and tasty juices are also included. The lunches are varied, offering a three-course served meal. Dinners on board are four-course and prepared with great care and daily-changing varieties. The kitchen team, led by experienced chefs, will serve many variations of menus as well as themed dinner(s).

Lounge/Bar - Enjoy time with old or new friends in the main lounge and bar, offering comfortable seating, a dance floor and piano for live entertainment.

Library - At the front of the promenade deck is the library, where you can enjoy the passing landscape or read a book.

Activities and Entertainment - Every day you can choose from a wide range of activities. During the day there is a puzzle waiting for you, or you can join the morning gymnastics at the sundeck. In the evening, you will be entertained with cosy dance parties with live music, general knowledge or music quiz, or bingo with prizes. There are also board games and playing cards on board, which can be used freely.




River Cruises

Ms Rhine Princess

Rhine Princess - Dutch Bulbfields

Rhine Princess - Dutch Bulbfields


The MS Rhine Princess is exclusively chartered by Leger Holidays on most of our river cruise holidays, and is always a firm favourite with Leger guests. Whether you relax in the bar, lounge or restaurant, you’re sure to feel at home on board this warm and welcoming ship. The Rhine Princess facilities include a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. All cabins feature a T.V, hairdryer, telephone and en-suite shower room.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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Travel Information

Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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