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Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights

From £2,895 pp

Belgium and the Netherlands offer up lands of enchanting contrast, where endless flower fields rub shoulders with globally-renowned cities like Amsterdam, Antwerp and Bruges, and sleepy towns and villages like Edam, Hoorn and Arnhem hold enriching cultural surprises.

Our Dutch Sights & Belgian Delights itinerary showcases the very best of these small yet captivating European nations, so you can encounter sights and experiences like the Keukenhof Gardens, the Delta Works of Veere, the diamond trading legacy of Antwerp, and the poignant WWII heritage of Arnhem.

Other highlights include a guided tour of Hoorn, whose seafaring legacy promises an enriching visit. There’s also the chance to visit the charming medieval city of Bruges, which, aside from its decadent history, boasts a reputation as one of Europe’s must-visit foodie hotspots.

What’s included On Board

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
  • Six Dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • 85% Balcony Suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  •  Personalised butler service
  •  Laundry concierge
  •  Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Gym & Wellness area
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers
  • All gratuities
  • Return flight from a selection of upto 14 UK airports, or take to no fly option and travel on Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris and on to Amsterdam

On Shore

    • Scenic  Enrich – An unforgettable and exclusive event
    • Scenic Freechoice – A Choice of flexible excursions and activites
    • Scenic Sundowners – An exclusive hosted event in a stunning location

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Scenic Travel Tour Manager.

Canals of Amsterdam
Old Harbour of Hoorn, Netherlands
Day 1 - Amsterdam

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Amsterdam.

Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports or travel direct from London Heathrow.

If you prefer not to fly, why not travel Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar from St Pancras International to Brussels and then onto Amsterdam on first class rail. You’ll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam

From its quirky cafes to abundant museums, Amsterdam is a cosmopolitan hub of intrigue.

Freechoice

With 165 canals that stretch over 100 kilometers, Amsterdam’s magificent waterways have made the city world famous and you’ll have ample opportunity  to explore them.  Listen to expert commentary as you take in the countless sights, and learn about the history that shaped this important European capital.

Alternatively. enjoy a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, which have delighted visitors for over 60 years.  Known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof Gardens are the world’s second largest flower garden and explodes with colour against a backdrop of neatly manicured lawns.  An expert tour guide will be delighted to show you around this springtime spectacular.

Later set sail towards the picturesque and historic city of Veere.

In the evening, you are invited to join the Captain for the official welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Veere
Freechoice

Explore the charming village of Veere on a guided tour. Alternatively, if you’d like to do something more active, embark on an enjoyable guided cycling tour of Veere and its surroundings.

Raise a toast to the end of a wonderful day, it’s a moment to savour, and a chance to reflect on all you’ve seen and experienced.

Day 3 - Veere

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day - 4 Antwerp
Today you are greeted with the opportunity to explore one of two fasicinating Belgian cities,  where you visit is upto you.
Freechoice

Let a local expert guide you through Bruges, the charming World Heritage-listed city with a hive of picturesque canals and cobblestone streets.

Alternatively, explore Antwerp, Belgium’s second city, renowned as the diamond capital of the world and located on the banks of the River Scheldt.  The city offers an abundance of world-class restuarants, striking architecture and is home to some if Belgium’s finest fashion designers.

 

Day - 4 Antwerp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rotterdam
Rotterdam is an exciting post war city filled with modern infulences.
Freechoice

Join a local guide on a tour of Rotterdam, a dynamic, international city with a bold and passionately beating heart.  Known as the architectural capital of the Netherlands, you’ll see highlights such as the Erasmus Bridge and the Beeldenroute Westersingel, the Westersingel Sculputre route  that runs along the Westersingel Canal and displays various works of art by renowned local artists.

Or, if you’d prefer, you could choose to explore beautiful Delft, including a pottery factory and museum and discover more about the world famous Delft Blue Pottery.

Alternatively, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, famous for its beautiful historic windmills.

Day 5 - Rotterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Arnhem
Freechoice

Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem.  The Airborne experience allows you to follow in the footsteps of the British parachutists who made their way across dangerous terrain to Arnhem in September 1944.

Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills.  The museum portrays impression of daily life for the average Dutchman over the past few centuries.

Or, if you’re feeling more active you might wish to journey to the nearby Hoge Veluwe National Park and enjoy cycling on one of their white bicycles.  The national park is one of the largest continuous nature reserves in Holland, and the best way to explore it is by bicycle.

Day 6 - Arnhem

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Hoorn
Freechoice

Travel from Hoorn to the sleepy fishing village of Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and its quaint wooden church, and then head to Edam, famous for its round cheese. You’ll simply love this village and its beautiful squares, old style bridges and cheese warehouses.

Or, discover Hoorn with a local guideand be immersed into the local life with fine cheese and fish tastings.

Alternatively, you can choose to take a bike, as it’s a great village to cycle through.

This evening, a special experience awaits you. You’ll get the chance to commune with the hospitable locals of this quiet pocket of northeastern Holland. Not only is there much friendly conversation in store, you can anticipate a truly sumptuous dinner, in the local style, with accompanying entertainment.  What a fabulous way to celebrate your time in this charming region.

Day 7 - Hoorn

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Amsterdam -Return Home

After breakfast, transfer to Amsterdam airport for your return flight home.

Travel direct to London or one of up to 14 UK regional airports. Alternatively, travel by first class rail to Brussels and then Standard Premier Class aboard the Eurostar to St Pancras International.

Breakfast

Scenic Jasper

Part of the next generation of space ships to the Scenic fleet in 2015 with a capacity of just 169 guests in 72 suites and 13 staterooms, with 53 crew, the Scenic Jasper accommodates excellent levels of service.  The Scenic Jasper features multiple dining venues, elegant suites and a vitality pool on the Sun Deck.

Depending on the class of suite or stateroom you opt for, you’ll enjoy a wealth of luxurious features, including Scenic Sun Lounges, 32-inch HD TVs and a state-of-the-art bathroom complete with revolutionary massage shower and wet room.  All balcony suites feature Scenic’s exclusive ‘Sun Lounge’ system which transforms your balcony into an all-weather conservatory style space.

From the Panorama Lounge Bar and the spacious Sun Deck with vitality pool, to the well appointed fitness and wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard this elegant river cruise ship.

Scenic Jasper Amber Opal Pool

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Vitality Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • Table La Rive Private Dining (Diamond deck guests only)
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Complimentary use of E-bikes
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Gym and Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hairdresser *
  • Complimentary Nordic walking sticks

Accommodation & Amenities

85 elegantly appointed Staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-475 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 2 Royal Panorama Suites, situated at the rear of the ship at 475 sq ft² in size.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

All Suites feature added enhancements such as a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

Offering a roster of distinct dining venues, including Crystal Dining, Riverview Terrace, Portobellos, Table La Rive and the Panorama Lounge Bar, guests will be spoilt for choice when choosing where to dine aboard a Scenic space ship. Couple this with the option to take breakfast, lunch or dinner from the privacy of your suite, and your dining preferences will be all perfectly accommodated aboard these majestic Space-Ships.

Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked.  Please see the individual room type description for details.

Royal Suites

Royal Panorama Suite 475 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck (pictured)

Royal Balcony Suite 360 ft² – Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with upgraded bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO ROYAL SUITE GUESTS: unlimited complimentary laundry service, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, in-suite beverage and meal service, packing and unpacking of suitcases, 200 Euros on board credit, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive, priority dining reservations.  Private airport chauffeur service in Europe – restrictions apply.

Scenic Royal Panorama Suite
Scenic Space Ship Junior Suite

Junior Balcony Suites

250 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO JUNIOR BALCONY SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, in-suite beverage and meal service, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Balcony Suites

Deluxe Balcony Suite 225 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck (pictured)

Balcony Suite 205 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO DIAMOND DECK SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Scenic Jasper Deluxe Balcony Suite
Scenic Crystal Stateroom

Standard Suites

160 ft² – Jewel (Lower) Deck

  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
Scenic Jasper Deck Plan
Scenic Ruby Exterior

Introduced to the Scenic fleet in 2009 with a capacity of just 167 guests in 84 suites, with 53 crew, the Scenic Ruby accommodates excellent levels of service.  Since then in 2013, she’s been rebuilt and upgraded to bring her in line with newer members of the fleet, offering enhanced comfort, luxury and technological innovation without forgoing the charm which made this ship so popular with previous guests.

Depending on the class of suite or stateroom you opt for, you’ll enjoy a wealth of luxurious features, including Scenic Sun Lounges, 32-inch HD TVs and a state-of-the-art bathroom complete with revolutionary massage shower and wet room.

From the Panorama Lounge Bar and the spacious Sun Deck, to the well appointed wellness suite, you’ll enjoy luxury wherever you stray aboard these elegant river cruise ship.

Scenic Crystal Sun Deck

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Riverview Terrace
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Portobellos Restaurant
  • River Cafe
  • Crystal Dining
  • Table La Rive Private Dining (Diamond deck guests only)
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Complimentary use of E-bikes
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Gym and Wellness Area
  • Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary Nordic walking sticks

Accommodation & Amenities

84 elegantly appointed Staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-325 ft².  Most accommodations have a open air balcony.  Try one of the 2 Royal Panorama Suites, situated at the rear of the ship at 325 sq ft² in size.  An outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements such as a larger sitting area with two chairs.  All staterooms include amenities such ensuite bathroom with shower, Infotainment, free high-speed Internet access, climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe, fridge and complimentary bottled water replenished daily.

Offering a roster of distinct dining venues, including Crystal Dining, Riverview Terrace, Portobellos, Table La Rive and the Panorama Lounge Bar, guests will be spoilt for choice when choosing where to dine aboard a Scenic space ship. Couple this with the option to take breakfast, lunch or dinner from the privacy of your suite, and your dining preferences will be all perfectly accommodated aboard this Space-Ship.

Scenic offer levels of service which are differentiated by the level of stateroom or suite booked.  Please see the individual room type description for details.

Royal Suites

325 ft² – Royal Panorama Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck

315 ft² – Royal Balcony Suite Diamond (Upper) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with upgraded bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO ROYAL SUITE GUESTS: unlimited complimentary laundry service, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier Brut (750ml), morning delivery of newspapers, in-suite beverage and meal service, packing and unpacking of suitcases, 200 Euros on board credit, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive, priority dining reservations.  Private chauffeur service in Europe – restrictions apply.

Scenic Ruby Royal Balcony Suite
Scenic Space Ship Junior Suite

Junior Suites

250 ft² – Diamond (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO JUNIOR SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, daily delivery of afternoon canapes, in-suite beverage and meal service, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Balcony Suites

205 ft² – Diamond (Upper) and Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Scenic Sun Lounge balcony system
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service

EXCLUSIVE TO DIAMOND DECK SUITE GUESTS: complimentary daily pressing of two pieces of clothing, exclusive invitation to Table La Rive.

Scenic Balcony Suite
Scenic Crystal Stateroom

Standard Suites

160 ft²  Jewel (Lower) Deck

  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane bathroom amenities with hairdryer
  • Alarm clock, in-room safe, telephone
  • Luxury Scenic slumber bed and pillow menu
  • Complimentary mini-bar
  • Mac-mini infotainment system & movies on demand
  • Luxury bathrobe and slippers
  • Early morning tea/coffee service
  • Complimentary laundry concierge service once per suite
  • Butler service
  • Shoeshine service
Scenic Ruby Deck Plan

Why Book This Cruise?

Scenic sit at the top of the luxury river cruise market.  A luxurious mix of contemporary, luxurious ships with top level touring and inclusions which add up to a relaxing, high level river cruise holiday.



Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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