As a Travel at 60 reader, you'll have access to special preview pricing that can save you thousands - but with only three departures during Keukenhof Gardens' opening window, places are set to sell out! On this dazzling tour and cruise you'll explore 79 multicoloured acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, the iconic windmills of Zaanse Schans, artistic Antwerp and quirky Amsterdam.
You don't need to be a garden enthusiast to enjoy this wonderful holiday - but after experiencing the romance and adventure of Europe’s waterways during the spring, you are sure to fall in love with Holland's spring blooms!
Discover fairytale castles and breathtaking landscapes, splendid gardens, explore grand cities and soak up the rich history and culture all during eight unforgettable days.
With only a handful of departures every year, this exclusive spring blooms itinerary will be sure to sell out. Call our friendly travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure your cabin today!
Book NOW to secure the best price for 2021!^
*Based on Category E Emerald Staterooms
^ Pricing valid on bookings made & deposited prior to 19 May 2020^ or until sold out, or until release of the full 2021 Europe Deluxe River Cruising & Tours brochure, whichever comes first and paid in full by 15 April 2020.
With more space per person than most other river cruise ships and exceptional features like floor-to-ceiling windows in the Horizon Bar and all public areas, our ships provide an overwhelming sense of light and space. The public areas are well-designed with our guests in mind. The glorious Sun Deck with its 360° views, lounge chairs, walking track, putting green, giant Tic-Tac-Toe and Sky Barbecue is an inviting place to enjoy the ever-changing scenery.
Take a dip in our 24 m² heated swimming pool at the rear of the Horizon Deck. A retractable roof allows you to enjoy it in all conditions. At night, the pool is covered by an extended floor and the area transforms into an entertainment lounge, hosting movie nights and other functions.
The Reflections Restaurant is a relaxed setting to enjoy our superb onboard cuisine, and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner. Lunch is freshly prepared, featuring a tempting array of hot and cold dishes, and in the evenings you'll feast on a delicious five-course dinner. The Terrace on the ship's bow is perfect for a quiet breakfast. With panoramic views of the spectacular scenery, the Terrace is also a lovely alternative for a cafe-style lunch.
As you would expect from a deluxe hotel there is also a fitness room, a beauty centre and free Wi-Fi on board. Complimentary bicycles are also available for our more active guests.
Departure Date: 15 April, 2021
Upgrades to higher categories are available by adding the below supplements to the advertised package price:
Upgrades to Category C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite:
Upgrades to Category B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite:
Upgrades to Category S Grand Balcony Suite:
Upgrades to Category SA Owner's One Bedroom Suite:
For sole Occupancy upgrade prices, please call our team on 1300 414 198 for the most up to date rates.
^Based on Category E Emerald Staterooms. Pricing valid on bookings made & deposited prior to 19 May 2020^ or until sold out, or until release of the full 2021 Europe Deluxe River Cruising & Tours brochure, whichever comes first and paid in full by 15 April 2020.
Day 1: Thursday, 15 April 2021 - Amsterdam (D)
Holland in the spring is a truly memorable sight, and the perfect introduction to any river cruising itinerary that touches on the traditional side of Dutch life. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.
Day 2: Friday, 16 April 2021 -Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans (B,L,D)
This morning, you will have the opportunity to experience one of Holland’s many highlights as you venture to Zaanse Schans. Relax on board your Star-Ship, as your delightful You’re Invited experience this afternoon involves welcoming a local clog painter for a demonstration and the opportunity to try your hand at this unique craft. Your tour to the Zaanse Schans historic windmills will highlight the distinctive wooden houses and artisan workshops that make up the quintessentially Dutch town, where the smell of freshly baked goods and the sight of spinning windmills offers a truly memorable experience. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing picturesque scenery and iconic fields of tulips.
Day 3: Saturday, 17 April 2021 - Rotterdam (B,L,D)
Rotterdam is a unique example of a Dutch city because it had to be reconstructed following the air raids of WWII, leaving behind a patchwork of different styles. Today you will have the opportunity to explore this contemporary city, perhaps trying to imagine how the gabled houses of Amsterdam would have once sat here.
Day 4: Sunday, 18 April 2021 - Veere (B,L,D)
Today, you will arrive in Veere, a delightful historic town where normal houses are adorned with miniature classical palace gardens and elegant architecture adorns the surprisingly quiet streets that you will stroll down during your guided tour. Afterwards, visit the Dutch Delta Works. Witness the sheer enormity of the world’s biggest storm surge barrier and be left awe-inspired by the immense feat of engineering. If you are feeling active, then you can also enjoy a guided bike tour of Veere, stopping to learn about how it encapsulates the opulence of a by-gone era.
Day 5: Monday, 19 April 2021 - Antwerp (B,L,D)
This morning you’ll arrive in Antwerp, Belgium’s biggest port, positioned on the River Scheldt with a large harbour linking to the sea. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Reubens, it attracts art-lovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Enjoy a guided tour of the city centre, with its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance City Hall and Hat Steen, a medieval fortress that was built during the early Middle Ages and one of the oldest buildings in the country. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Antwerp at leisure.
Day 6: Tuesday, 20 April 2021 - Arnhem (B,L,D)
Relax in the comfortable surrounds of your Star-Ship this morning as you sail down Dutch waterways, passing wonderful windmills and quaint traditional villages. Arnhem is most famous for its great battle during WWII, best learned about during your EmeraldEXCURSION to the Airborne Museum, where you will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of British parachutists and immerse yourself in what the battle would have felt like. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Arnhem, famous for its postcard-worthy streets, scenic parks and fine museums.
Day 7: Wednesday, 21 April 2021 - Amsterdam (B,L,D)
Touch on Holland’s traditional heart today with a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, nestled in the middle of Holland’s tulip farm area, where fields full of rows of colourful flowers run as far as the eye can see. The beloved Keukenhof Gardens feature incredible displays that consist of millions of flowers and tulips, each assembled by an expert landscape architect.
Day 8: Thursday, 22 April 2021 - Depart Amsterdam (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and quintessential Holland as you disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of wooden windmills and spring-blooming flowers with you.
Please note: Edition 1 Preview itinerary is subject to change.
Arrival and departure airport transfers in Europe are included on the day of the tour's commencement and the day the tour terminates at designated times.
Tipping & Gratuities are included.
Tours included in the cruise itinerary are usually either walking tours or coach tours with a fair amount of walking. For safety and enjoyment, passengers should be in good physical condition, able to walk easily over cobblestone streets and up & down stairs.
All passengers must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure any applicable visas for all countries visited have been obtained prior to departure.
A $50 per booking amendment fee will be charged for any changes made to a booking after the final payment date. This does not include any 3rd party supplier fees that may be associated with the change; i.e. changes including adding/changing a Discover More option or adding flight details to arrange an airport transfer after final payment.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking condition apply.
Pricing valid on bookings made & deposited prior to 19 May 2020, or until sold out, or until release of the full 2021 Europe Deluxe River Cruising & Tours brochure, whichever comes first. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 2 days of booking. Final Payment due no later than 15 April 2020.
The EDITION 1 PREVIEW Earlybird offers are strictly limited and will be available on cruises booked by 19 May 2020, or until sold out, or until release of the full 2021 Europe Deluxe River Cruising & Tours brochure, whichever comes first. Offers cannot be combined with any other offers and may be withdrawn at any time. All Earlybird offers are subject to availability at time of booking.