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First for Bridge Springtime Gardens River Cruise

Join us on this Floral Extravaganza Bridge River Cruise. Explore the Green City Arboretum at the once-in-a-decade Floriade flower festival, blooming with species of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs, all of which contribute to a green, healthy and sustainable city. Step back in time and witness the superbly preserved windmills of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and wander the cobbled streets and discover the history of Dordrecht, Holland’s oldest city. Be immersed in the tropical Plan Palace of the Botanic Garden of Belgium and soak up the culture of Antwerp. During the evenings, after a superb dinner on board, we play interesting bridge session with Masterpoints and prizes awarded. There will also be some morning or afternoon sessions to compliment the cruise itinerary.

Your Tour Includes

  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Six night cruise on a full board basis
  • Four visits included to: Amsterdam, Kinderdijk, Dordrecht, Antwerp
  • Excursions of Floriade, Windmills of Kinderdijk 7 National Botanic Gardens
  • Welcome drink and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of a Cruise Manager
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Itinerary

Overview

We travel to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship. Evening Bridge.

Includes Dinner

Overview

After breakfast, we’re taken by coach to the Floriade World Horticultural Expo in the town of Almere where you will have plenty of time to enjoy this horticultural delight.  The theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ will be focused on the cities of the future. Visitors will have a unique and meaningful experience: while visiting the expo they will be invited to ‘explore, touch and change’. The expo site will be developed as a Green City Arboretum, serving as a model for green structure development in cities. This arboretum will consist of a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs, all of which contribute to a green, healthy and sustainable city. Around 3000 species have been selected that contribute to the green city in terms of biodiversity, air purification, food production and city climate management.  We return to the ship in Amsterdam where we are berthed overnight. This tour departs approx. 08.30 , guests are given a packed lunch and it returns approx. 17.30. The drive from Amsterdam to Almere is 30km so approx. 30 mins on a good run, but it goes through Amsterdam and can hit traffic. Evening Bridge.

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Overview

We leave Amsterdam behind this morning and set sail for Kinderdijk, which is renowned for its 19 beautifully preserved windmills. Our included excursion visits one of the mills, where we learn about the lifestyle of a miller and the mechanism of a mill. We return to the ship where we set sail for Dordrecht, arriving around lunchtime. You have the afternoon at leisure or enjoy afternoon Bridge.   Dinner is served onboard this evening followed by an evening of Bridge. We are berthed overnight in Dordrecht.

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Overview

We set sail from Dordrecht this morning and enjoy a full day cruising towards Antwerp. Enjoy Bridge on board this afternoon before arriving in Antwerp in the evening.  Dinner is served this evening before our Bridge session.  We are berthed overnight in Antwerp.

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Overview

This morning’s included excursion takes you to the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise) and the Plant Palace. This is one of the largest botanic gardens in the world, which also boasts an enormous glasshouse filled with more than 10,000 plant species. We return to the ship for lunch on board and an afternoon of playing Bridge. Dinner is served on board before an evening of Bridge. We spend another evening berthed overnight in Antwerp.

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Overview

Today is free to explore Antwerp at your leisure or you can stay on board and play Bridge. Afternoon bridge -ok This evening we enjoy our final dinner onboard the ship and sail overnight to Amsterdam. Evening bridge

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We bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and disembark for our return journey back to the UK.

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Accommodation

Our new 4-star ship has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river cruise; comfort, style and the crew’s unfaltering attention to detail is everything.

MS Arena is completely deserving of its place in our premier cruise collection! Whether you’re cruising the Dutch Waterways, the rivers Rhine, Moselle or Danube, all the way to the Black Sea, this elegant, 4-star ship promises everything you’d wish for – and more – making for an unforgettable river cruising experience.

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?