Spend three nights exploring the best of London, then visit Antwerp, the diamond capital of the world and Keukenhof, home to over seven million bulbs.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.
Welcome to London
Start your journey at your hotel in London for your memorable three night stay.
Take a guided tour of London where you will see highlights such as Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Kensington Gardens, followed by a visit to the history-rich Westminster Abbey. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner of hearty English fare with your fellow travellers.
Explore this magnificent city at your leisure. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day.
London > Amsterdam
Take the Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam where you will embark on your Scenic Space-Ship.
Freechoice: Join a knowledgeable local for a guided tour of Rotterdam. A dynamic, international city with a bold and passionately beating heart, Rotterdam is known as the architectural capital of the Netherlands.
Or, you could choose to explore beautiful Delft before dropping into the pottery factory and museum to discover more about the world famous Delft Blue Pottery. Alternatively, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, famous for its historic windmills. Or visit Gouda, a town synonymous with cheese, and visit its local cheese market that dates back centuries.
Freechoice: Visit the Delta works, including the famous Storm Surge Barrier, an incredible feat of modern engineering, purpose-built to protect the flooding Delta Plain. Alternatively, you can choose to explore the charming village of Veere, located on a series of regional dykes, with a history that extends all the way back to the 15th century. Or, for something more active, embark on an enjoyable guided cycling tour of Veere and its surroundings. Alternatively, choose to visit an oyster farm for a tour and tasting.
Freechoice: Let a local expert guide you through Ghent, one of Belgium’s most historic cities with a myriad of medieval buildings and charming canals, or explore Antwerp, renowned as the diamond capital of the world. Alternatively, learn about the life of the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens during a guided tour. Visit his former residence and the cathedral that is now home to some of his most important works.
Freechoice: Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Or, join a cycling tour through pretty surrounds.
Freechoice: Travel from Hoorn to the sleepy fishing village of Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and its quaint wooden church, then continue 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 guide and be immersed into the local life while tasting fine regional cheese and seafood. Or perhaps discover the long held family secrets to making traditional apple pie with a cooking class hosted by a local, while learning about life in this region. Alternatively, you can choose to explore Hoorn by bike.
A special experience awaits as you’ll be treated to a ladies choir performance in the 17th century Dutch reformed church of Oosterkerk.
Discover Keukenhof Gardens, complete with over seven million flowering bulbs.
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Amsterdam is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of wonderful memories.
This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.