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ATOL No. 11029
DAY 1: Monday, 22 April - AMSTERDAM
This morning, our flight departs Belfast International at 9.35am, arriving Amsterdam around 12.10pm and we transfer to our ship, where we can leave our luggage before heading off for a snack lunch and a tour of Old Amsterdam, on foot. Our cabins, aboard, Ms. Symphonie will not be ready until after 4:00 p.m. We’ll return to the ship late afternoon and after comfortably settling into your cabins, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a three-course dinner with wines, beers and soft drinks included.
After dinner, you can simply relax or join us on a canal cruise of Amsterdam by night.
DAY 2 Tuesday, 23 April - AMSTERDAM
A tasty breakfast buffet awaits you, offering fresh fruit and juices, breads and toast, hams, meats, cheeses and eggs, with tea & coffee. This morning is free for you to explore Amsterdam on your own, maybe do a bit of shopping or you may wish to join one of the optional excursions, below. If you decide to do your own thing, your host Alan will be able to guide you as to where you might go and what you might see.
Lunch on board or at your leisure in Amsterdam.
CLASSIC: Guided visit of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant. (Price £35)
DISCOVERY: Bike tour in Amsterdam. You’ll be able to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites. (Price £35)
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion to Volendam and Zaanse Schans (Included in your fare). Return to the ship for evening meal and then the evening is free to do as you please. Who knows what you might get up to in Amsterdam!
DAY 3 AMSTERDAM - ROTTERDAM
The ship sets sail during breakfast and the morning will be spent cruising. Join us for lunch aboard, before setting off on our tour to the Keukenhof Gardens (Included in your fare). You will spend about three to four hours there to enjoy the park, learning about its history and its current “raison d’etre”. Why not bring a picnic and enjoy it on one of the many benches, set amongst acres of flowers....or you can eat at one of the several cafes and restaurants, which are surprisingly quite well priced. Sit a while and lilt along to the music of the beautiful Amsterdam street organ.....and don’t forget to buy some bulbs!
We return to the ship in the late afternoon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. (Dress - smart.)
DAY 4 ROTTERDAM - ANTWERP
We'll spend the whole day cruising towards Antwerp. In the afternoon, after we arrive, explore the old city in the company of the ship’s host/hostess.
DAY 5 ANTWERP
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
Actually, we will not disembark immediately but we must vacate our cabins before 9.00am, preferably earlier. We can store our cases on the ship before heading into beautiful Antwerp for some sightseeing and last-minute shopping.
We return to the ship in the late afternoon to collect our luggage and then catch our train to Amsterdam Airport. Our flight home departs Amsterdam at 9.45pm, arriving at 10.20pm in Belfast.
Included in the fare: Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship - drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - all port fees - basic gratuities.
Not included: Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers -optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for one month before sailing) - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.
For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
Lower Deck cabin £795 pp
Upper Deeck cabin £925 pp
Single supp. £195 pp
4* Superior Premium - Ms Symphonie
We will sail on the lovely “Symphonie”, a superb, small, modern ship with just under 100 passengers The Symphonie was completely re-built in 2017, as one of the premium cruise-ships of Croiseurope. With over 40 years of experience and over 50 ships, it is Europe’s largest and longest-established river-cruise company. Symphonie is a premium 4-star ship and, as such offers beautifully appointed, modern cabins with good storage, amazingly comfortable beds and individually controlled heating and air-con. Bathrooms are much more spacious than one would normally expect of a river-cruiseship. A main lounge and bar are supplemented by a sundeck and a bright and airy dining room, serving exquisite food at all meals. (Note 1.). This is one of the most popular river cruise routes and we are delighted to offer it with our favourite company, Croiseurope. Nobody else in Ireland is offering this holiday; it is totally unique to Acetours and, other than your spending money, just about everything is accounted for; gratuities, excursion programme and drinks.