DAY 1: From local joining points we cross the Channel and onward to reach our ship in Amsterdam for dinner.
DAY 2: We cruise over breakfast to Hoorn. From here we head by coach to visit the floral spectacular of Keukenhof Gardens. We return to our ship in Enkhuizen.
DAY 3: This morning we depart Enkhuizen, crossing the IJsselmeer to join the IJssel River and reach the old Hanseatic city of Kampen.
DAY 4: We continue cruising along the IJssel today to reach Deventer where the old town is worth exploring.
DAY 5: This morning we travel by coach to visit Het Loo Palace, built in the 17th Century for William of Orange and Mary II of England. We re-join our ship in Zutphen for a final cruise to Arnhem, where the remainder of the day is free to explore.
DAY 6: We disembark this morning and return homeward.
The Esmeralda is a spacious, superior, river cruise ship with 63 outward facing cabins on two decks with a homely, friendly atmosphere. The vessel has air-conditioning throughout.
Public areas include: > Forward lounge/bar on Promenade Deck > Restaurant on the Main Deck > Partially covered Sun Deck
All cabins include: > Picture window > Shower & toilet > Satellite television > Safety deposit box > Twin beds at floor level > Continental electricity socket (220 volts)
Please note: Prices reflect cabin location. Promenade Deck cabins are higher above the waterline and have better views. There is a stair lift between Main and Promenade Deck and Promenade Deck and Sun Deck. Whilst there is a stair lift on board wheelchair access to and from ship is not possible.
Single cabin supplement: Main Deck: £129* Promenade Deck: £189*
- Free local joining points
- All coach travel
- Return Channel crossings
- Tour Manager escorted
- Cruise itinerary and sightseeing excursions as stated
- Accommodation in a twin outward facing cabin
- Full board on the ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner **Half board in overnight hotel
- Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
- Regular entertainment on board