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Explore the Dutch & Belgian waterways and see the bulb fields in spring bloom aboard one of Viking's revolutionary new Longships.
Holland's floral splendor only happens in the springtime. Come see the rainbow of colors, and visit some of Belgium's most beautifully preserved medieval cities for the ultimate 10-day spring vacation in the Low Countries. Explore Amsterdam's cosmopolitan atmosphere and world-famous museums. Experience Belgium's Golden Age in historic Antwerp and the lovely patrician cities of Ghent and Brugge.
Learn more about Holland's age-old battle against the sea with tours of ingenious windmills and the massive Delta Works project. Plus, enjoy savoury Dutch cheeses, delectable Belgian chocolates and Belgium's exquisite, intricate lace on this delightful sojourn.
Arrive in Amsterdam, then transfer to your ship.* After boarding, you have free time to get acquainted with this canal-laced city-or join our welcome walk to stretch your legs and start getting oriented.
After breakfast, embark on a canal tour by glass-topped boat to see architecture from the city's Golden Age. Return aboard for lunch, then take free time to visit the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, or just explore the city's charming neighborhoods-as always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Dine aboard; evening departure.
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Early this morning, sail across the Ijsselmeer (once known as the Zuiderzee) to the ancient shipping village of Hoorn. After breakfast, enjoy a guided walk through Hoorn's cobbled streets; see age-old cheese warehouses on the town's main square, which dates back to Holland's Golden Age. Lunch is served aboard; you have a free afternoon to explore Hoorn, visit a local bakery and shop for souvenirs. Or, take an optional excursion showcasing the small towns and bucolic landscapes of the northern Holland area. Depart during dinner and cruise through the night.
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After early arrival in Arnhem, take a journey to 17th-century Paleis Het Loo*, for 300 years the Dutch royal family's summer residence. Take a guided tour through its sumptuously furnished rooms and beautifully landscaped gardens. After lunch aboard, enjoy free time, or join the optional battlefield tour that also visits the Airborne Museum. Cruise through dinner to Nijmegen, one of Holland's oldest cities, where you have a free evening.
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*Note: Closed Mondays; battlefield visit or museum tour will be substituted.
Arrive this morning in Kinderdijk and disembark for a tour of this ingenious 18th-century community. Learn why the windmills were built and see how they work to help control flooding, then tour an actual working windmill to see its pumping mechanism and living quarters at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch aboard as we sail toward Antwerp. After dinner aboard, relax on your ship or spend some time exploring the cafés and brew pubs of this extraordinary Flemish capital.
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This morning, enjoy a half-day tour of Antwerp featuring the Cathedral of Our Lady with its three monumental altarpieces painted by Peter Paul Rubens; the Grote Markt (Grand Square) surrounded by the Golden Age Town Hall and guild halls, and Het Steen (Steen Castle), Antwerp's oldest building. You have afternoon free time before dining aboard; sail tonight for Ghent.
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From Ghent, travel to Bruges, one of the oldest towns in Flanders. Your city walk visits the Church of Our Lady, with its famous Madonna and Child sculpted by Michelangelo. Also see the Beguinage, a hidden courtyard inhabited by nuns, and the town's scenic network of canals. Stay in Bruges for lunch on your own, or return to Ghent for lunch aboard and an afternoon exploring this extraordinarily charming, canal-filled capital of East Flanders. Enjoy a beautifully lit evening departure from Ghent and cruise through the night.
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After breakfast travel to the region of Walcheren, formerly an island of the southwest Netherlands. Stop in Veere and enjoy a walking tour of this engaging, time-honored town. From here, travel to the Delta Works, the ingenious system of enormous doors that can be lowered during spring tides to protect the area from floods while allowing the tides to ebb and flow. Rejoin your ship, which has sailed on to Bruinisse, for lunch and afternoon sailing. Arrive this evening in Rotterdam, the world’s second largest port. After an onboard dinner, you have free time to explore the city. It has been significantly rebuilt after much World War II destruction, and some of its architecture is quite innovative.
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After breakfast, take a journey to picturesque Keukenhof Gardens, the world's largest floral park. Admire the stunning floral beauty at both indoor and outdoor exhibits of millions of vibrant blooms including tulips, hyacinths, croci and daffodils. Return aboard for lunch.
The rest of the day is yours to discover Amsterdam's hidden treasures. You may choose to explore Museum Square, take a bike ride, or shop for colorful clogs and tulip bulbs. Dinner is served aboard, followed by free time to enjoy Amsterdam's nightlife. Your ship remains docked overnight.
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Introducing the Viking Longship
Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, and utmost luxury. The Viking Longships provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations.
Enjoy the indoor-outdoor Aquavit Terrace at the bow of the ship, or relax on the Sun Deck. These "green" ships, featuring energy-efficient hybrid engines, solar panels and an organic herb garden, were named to honor prominent members of the Norse pantheon. Each ship carries 190 guests in comfortable, understated elegance, with hotel-style beds and amenities like 26-inch flat-panel TVs and in-room refrigerators.
* Payable locally.
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The revolutionary new Viking Longships bring together some amazing and innovative design features to both the staterooms and public areas. The patented corridor design allows for larger staterooms, most with either french or full balconies.
Take a Tour of the Accommodation
Viking chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, European specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily.
For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrées and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties.
You can also select from carefully chosen regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary-it is all part of experiencing the local culture.
Imagine waking as the mist rolls off the river, stopping in the lounge for a frothy cappuccino, and heading out to the Aquavit Terrace to silently cruise through the early morning light. That is one definition of a Viking happy hour.
Another one is in the more traditional sense: unwinding in the late afternoon with a pint of beer or glass of wine, chatting with friends and enjoying a delicious light bite. With the Aquavit Terrace equipped with grills and plentiful seating, each of these al fresco happy hours will be yours to indulge in.
To complement your onshore excursions, take part in Viking's Cultural Highlights-immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.
Please see cruise itinerary for specific activities available on each cruise
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia lectures to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:
We have high standards for the English-speaking crews on board our ships. We personally recruit all of our staff members, from your stateroom steward and waiters, to hotel managers and Program Directors.
Proprietary training programs are implemented by our Swiss management team to ensure we always provide the level of service you would find in a fine hotel. The Viking team brings you a level of expertise other companies cannot match.
Best of all, there is no need to do research or make arrangements in advance. We take care of all the details; transportation, reservations, entry fees and more. You return home enriched with wonderful memories.
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Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat F: 50%, Cat E to ES: 100%
Club Europe / Business Class Flight Upgrade: From £250pp subject to availability
Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.
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2 nights B&B from £449pp
Why not extend your stay with a few days in Amsterdam prior to your cruise and further explore what this wonderful city has to offer.
You will be centrally located near key sites like Museum Square and the Anne Frank House. Two nights at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam (or similar), daily breakfasts, a walking tour and hotel/ship transfers are included along with the services of a Viking host.
Please call 0800 471 4754 for further information and assistance.
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