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Tulips & Windmills

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Tulips & Windmills

From £2,145pp

Admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Explore Hoorn’s seafaring heritage, Arnhem’s World War II history and Antwerp’s Renaissance splendor.

See colorful ribbons of farmland as Dutch tulips come into bloom. Sample Belgian beers and chocolates. Step into the Middle Ages in Bruges. Roam Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park.

The best time to see the Low Countries is spring, and the best way to see them is on our 10-day cruise.

What’s Included:

 

  • complimentary shore excursions, one in every port of call
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

 

Historic Delfshaven area of Rotterdam
Day 1 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Embark)

Arrive in Amsterdam, then transfer to your ship.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. If your arrival schedule permits, you may wish to visit the Rijksmuseum, or the Van Gogh Museum next door.

* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After breakfast, embark on a canal tour by glass-topped boat to see architecture from the city’s Golden Age.

Return on board for lunch, then take free time to visit the Van Gogh Museum or the renovated Rijksmuseum with its marvelous collection of Dutch Master paintings, or just explore the city’s charming neighborhoods.

Alternatively, visit a Delftware factory this afternoon to see how the famed porcelain is made. As always, your Viking Guest Services staff can help you plan your stay.

Dine on board or on shore; your ship remains docked in Amsterdam overnight

Day 2 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Hoorn, The Netherlands

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 on board; you have a free afternoon to explore Hoorn, visit a local bakery and shop for souvenirs. Or, take an optional excursion into the countryside to a tulip farm and see how windmills have changed over the years.

Depart during dinner and cruise through the night

Day 3 - Hoorn, The Netherlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Arnhem, The Netherlands

We arrive early today in Arnhem, a relaxed city bursting with inviting green parks and gardens. Still more famous than its much-admired green spaces is Arnhem’s wartime history. Join us on an included excursion to delve into the city’s role in Operation Market Garden, an ill-fated Allied World War II operation. Witness a battle reenactment during your visit to the Airborne Museum, and pay your respects at the Airborne Cemetery.

Also available today is an optional excursion to an open air museum where 80 historic structures, from a drawbridge to a working paper mill, are preserved. Here you can enjoy a tram ride through 200 years of traditional Dutch country life, and perhaps even try a hands-on experience of a traditional trade.

Dine on board or on shore; your ship remains docked in Arnhem overnight

Day 4 - Arnhem, The Netherlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Arrive this afternoon 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 a working windmill to see its pumping mechan

You can also take an optional excursion to explore The Netherlands’ renowned cheeses and windmills, or cycle past Kinderdijk’s 19 historic windmills.

In late afternoon, we set sail toward Antwerp.

Day 5 -  Kinderdijk, The Netherlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Antwerp, Belgium

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 on board your ship tonight as we sail for Ghent.

Day 6 - Antwerp, Belgium

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 -Ghent, Belgium

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 Béguinage, 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 on board and an afternoon exploring this exceptionally charming, canal-filled capital of East Flanders.

Enjoy a beautifully lit evening departure from Ghent as we cruise through the night

Day 7 -Ghent, Belgium

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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 for lunch or dine ashore. 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

Day 8 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After breakfast, visit the picturesque Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park. Admire the stunning beauty at both indoor and outdoor exhibits of millions of vibrant blooms including tulips, hyacinths, crocuses and daffodils. Return on board 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.

Enjoy dinner on board your ship, followed by free time to enjoy Amsterdam’s nightlife.

Your ship remains docked overnight.

Day 9 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.*

* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

Breakfast

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.

  • 95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels, putting green, chess and walking track
  • Varied dining options including the Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
  • Observation lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, piano and dance floor
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Library corner & Onboard Boutique
  • Lift
  • Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
  • 40″ flat-panel TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand, news and entertainment cnhannels
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Explorer Suite ES

445 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Private wraparound veranda off the spacious living room offers 270-degree views
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
  • Large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • In-suite premium bathrobes & slippers, binoculars, coffee brewer, cashmere blanket & complimentary shoe shine service
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Welcome champagne, daily fruit basket, mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily)
  • Complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage Package, laundry service & room service (during breakfast)
  • Private airport transfers in Europe

Veranda Suite AA

275 ft² – (Upper) Deck

  • Full-size veranda off the spacious living room
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
  • Large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • In-suite premium bathrobes & slippers, binoculars, coffee brewer, cashmere blanket & complimentary shoe shine service
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Welcome champagne, daily fruit basket, mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily)
  • Complimentary Silver Spirits Beverage Package, laundry service & room service (during breakfast)

Veranda Stateroom A & B

205 ft² – (Upper& Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Open to a full size veranda
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom

French Balcony C & D

135 ft² – (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Open to create a french Balcony
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom

Standard E & F

150 ft² – (Main) Deck

  • Half height picture window
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobes & slippers available upon request/li>
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Viking Longship Deck Plan

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 18Viking HerjaAmsterdam£2145SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£2145  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£2295  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French Balcony£2695  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside Balcony£3045  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside Balcony£3295  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound TerraceSold  
Mar 27Viking HerjaAmsterdam£2145SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed Windows£2145  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£2295  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound TerraceSold  
Apr 5Viking HerjaAmsterdam£2295SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£2295  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound TerraceSold  
Apr 14Viking HerjaAmsterdam£2495SAVE £500Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat F150 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckCat E150 ft², Fixed Windows£2495  
Middle DeckCat D139 ft², French BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat C139 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckCat B200 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat A200 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckCat AA275 ft², Outside BalconySold  
Upper DeckExplorer Suite445 ft², Wraparound TerraceSold  

* we work very hard to make sure our prices are up to date at all times.  However, please ring for live availability of cabin types and pricing as specifics are always subject to change until booked.


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