Overview

Idyllic Dutch small towns

8 days Frankfurt - Amsterdam - Ijsselmeer - Frankfurt 2018

Wide lowlands, plenty of water, welcoming people - on this trip, immerse yourself in the culture of the Netherlands. Get to know our western neighbours better and discover the numerous, charming small towns between the Rhine, Waal, Ijssel and the North Sea. MS HEIDELBERG's size is ideal for mooring in harbours that are inaccessible for bigger ships. Let yourself be pampered in the generous wellness area of our boutique ship and enjoy exquisite meals in our panoramic restaurant, while watching the characteristic windmills and polder landscapes slide by.

7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

The services provided during your trip

 

  • 8 - day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
    • 4-course lunch menu and 5-course dinner menu served at table
    • Choice of light lunch buffet
    • Coffee / tea after lunch and dinner
    • Coffee / cake or midnight snack depending on the day's schedule
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcoming and goodbye reception with the captain
    • Assigned table seating on board
  • cruise director and local travel guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Use of wellness area with gym, sauna, steam bath and rest area
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger charges

What is NOT included in the tour

The services provided during your trip

 

  • Excursion Package - you can add these
  • Beverage Package - you can choose to add a pre-paid beverage package
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Why this river cruise?

  • Travel in 5-star comfort from Frankfurt to the Netherlands and back
  • Small ship - only 110 passengers
  • On the Markermeer and Ijsselmeer the river cruise turns into a lake cruise.
  • Idyllic Dutch small town atmosphere in Kampen, directly on the mouth of the Ijssel
  • Royal tour of discovery in the royal palace of Het Loo with its magnificent gardens
Itinerary

Day 1

Frankfurt

Embark 3.00 p.m. Excursion Package

 

Day 2

Cologne

Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 1:00 pm Guided tour of the cathedral city of Cologne with traditional Kölsch beer. Excursion Package

 

Day 3

Amsterdam

Mooring 7:00 am

“Bright lights of Amsterdam”: excursion with a tour of the “Grachten” with their typical merchant houses. Time to make your own discoveries. Excursion Package

Amsterdam

Visit the famous Rijksmuseum with its world-famous works of art. Excursion Package

Amsterdam

Evening tour of the fascinating colourful side of Amsterdam, including the famous Red Light District and Chinatown.

 

Day 4

Amsterdam

Casting off 8:00 am Cruising on the Markermeer und Ijsselmeer.

Enkhuizen

Mooring 1:30 pm

Excursion to Northern Holland, including visits to an open-air museum and a cheese dairy.

 

Day 5

Enkhuizen

Casting off 6:00 am

Kampen

Mooring 10:00 am Casting off 1:00 pm

Guided walk through the enchanting town of Kampen at the mouth of the Ijssel. Excursion Package

Deventer

Mooring 5:30 pm

Guided tour on foot through Deventer with its lovingly restored monuments and old houses in the old town. Time for your individual trip on shore.

 

Day 6

Deventer

Casting off 7:30 am

Zutphen

Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 9:30 am

Excursion to the royal palace of Het Loo in Appeldorn (depart Zutphen / arrive Doesburg).

Doesburg

Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 12:30 pm

 

Day 7

Koblenz

Mooring 4:30 pm Casting off 7:00 pm

Guided tour of Koblenz Koblen or Visit to the sparkling wine producers Deinhard.

 

Day 8

Frankfurt

Mooring 9:00 am Disembark by 10.00 a.m.

 

The excursions marked in normal print can be booked as a package at a preferenced price in advance to your cruise or individually on board.
The excursions marked in bold italic and underlined can only be booked on board.
Mooring and casting off times are guideline times. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If due to low or high water or a defective ship a section of the river is closed to travel, the shipowner reserves the right to transport guests along this section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to transfer to another ship