What better way to see the picturesque dutch waterways and experience the colourful carpet of bulbs at Keukenhof on this brand new river cruise.
We travel from Hull to Rotterdam with P&O ferries and then visit the harbour town of volendam to visit a cheese farm and clog makers before joining the boat at Zaandam.
From Zaandam we cruise our way to Amsterdam spending the afternoon and the following morning here. We sail to Hoorn to discover this wonderful little city to enjoy it's history. Pleasant atmosphere and a plethora of beautiful listed buildings. We finally reach the beautiful historic canal city of Alkmear and enjoy the captains farewell dinner. As we head back to Rotterdam for the ferry we stopoff at Keukenhof and spend the day exploring over 7 million bulbs in bloom and a variety of differently themed gardens.
The MV Esmeralda has become a firm favourite for river cruising, and is a comfortable vessel decorated in traditional dutch style. The 63 cabins all have air conditioning , TV, Minisafe and ensuite bathrooms with shower, toilet and washstand. The lounge and reception are located on the upper deck, and the tastefully decorated restaurant is on the main deck as well as the stair lift to the sun deck. The Esmeralda is an ideal floating hotel for those who like a traditional ambience to go hand in hand with modern comforts.