Welcome to Amsterdam! A Scenic Tours Representative will meet you on arrival and assist with your transfer* from Amsterdam Airport to your luxurious Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ where a warm welcome awaits you from your crew. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and an orientation tour of one of Amsterdam’s most iconic districts.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) with 165 canals stretching 100km in combined length, experience Holland’s most popular tourist attraction when you glide through some of Amsterdam’s remarkable network of canals aboard a relaxing cruise whilst enjoying commentary about the numerous sites you’ll see and learning more of the history of this fabulous Dutch city; or (2) windmills, cheese and clogs are synonymous with the Dutch heritage and today you’ll have the opportunity to venture via the World Heritage listed reclaimed landscapes of Beemster to the vibrant community of Zaanse Schans to wander the streets adorned with buildings of the typically Dutch wooden architectural style and immerse yourself in the culture of this unique pocket of the Netherlands by tasting locally produced cheese, visiting a working windmill and enjoying a clog making presentation. Enjoy time at leisure in Amsterdam before taking in the views from the Sun Deck as you cruise from Amsterdam towards Antwerp.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’, travel to the charming World Heritage city of Bruges and be amazed by its pretty canals and cobble stone streets on your guided tour before time at leisure to discover the traditional lace making or chocolatier stores of this ever popular historic town; or (2) discover Belgium’s second largest city, Antwerp, 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 restaurants, striking architecture and is home to some of Belgium’s finest fashion designers. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this delightful city followed by time at leisure.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit the Delta Works followed by a guided visit through the Storm Surge Barrier. The Delta Works are an engineering feat consisting of a complex series of dams, purposely built to protect the population on the Delta plain from treacherous floods; or (2) with a history stretching back to the 15th century and located on a series of regional dykes, discover many of the hundreds of heritage buildings and the atmospheric charm of the village of Veere on a guided tour through its quaint streets. This evening enjoy vistas of illuminated waterfront villages on the banks of the River Scheldt as we cruise towards Rotterdam.
SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) join a guided tour of Rotterdam, a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace, redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline, you’ll enjoy the energy of this modern Dutch city on your guided tour; or (2) take an excursion to Delft, with its pretty town centre and canals, this beautiful city has played a significant part in Dutch history for its association with the Dutch Royal Family and has been the origin since the 16th century for the creation of the globally regarded Delft Blue Pottery. Enjoy a guided tour of the charming city of Delft before a visit to a pottery factory and museum. SCENIC SUNDOWNERS Famous for its historic windmills, we’ll stop in the pearl of this region of Holland this afternoon when we’ll step ashore in picturesque Kinderdijk for an exclusive cocktail reception at the days end.
Enjoy your included tour this morning from the sleepy fishing village of Volendam, home to the unusual raised homes of the fishermen and the quaint wooden church, to Edam, world famous for the round cheese of the same name. You’ll see the rich history of the city in its lovely squares, bridges and cheese warehouses. Over lunch you’ll cruise to the harbour city of Hoorn. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) walking tour of Hoorn, including cheese and fish tasting; or (2) guided cycling tour of Hoorn; or (3) you might wish to stay on board, relax and enjoy a clog painting presentation. SCENIC ENRICH A special experience awaits you this evening when you’ll come together with the hospitable locals of this quiet pocket of north-eastern Holland, to enjoy friendly conversation whilst together enjoying dinner with accompanying local entertainment. What a fabulous way to celebrate your time in this charming region!
Enjoy a guided visit to Keukenhof Gardens which have been delighting visitors for over 60 years with its millions of flowering tulips, intricate flower displays and expansive sculpture garden. Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof Gardens is the world’s largest flower garden and explodes with colour against a backdrop of manicured lawns blanketing the shores of the waterways that weave their way through this impeccably designed landscape. Upon your return to Amsterdam, enjoy time at leisure.
This morning after breakfast your Scenic Tours Representative will transfer* you to Amsterdam airport for your onward or homebound flight.
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.