Day 1: From local joining points we cross the Channel and continue through Belgium and into Holland to reach Arnhem and the Esmeralda for a late dinner.
Day 2: A morning to explore Arnhem, renowned for the Battle of Arnhem during World War II. Over lunch we depart and sail to Emmerich, the first town in Germany.
Day 3: Cruising this morning we reach Dusseldorf by lunchtime. This afternoon explore the city at leisure.
Day 4: This morning we cruise back across the border and on to the River Waal to Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands.
Day 5: Over breakfast we cruise along the Waal and through the lowlands to reach the busy port of Rotterdam. This afternoon we include a visit to The Hague, seat of the Dutch Parliament.
Day 6: A morning cruising to Amsterdam where the afternoon is free to explore this fascinating city before enjoying your last night on board.
Day 7: We disembark after breakfast 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.
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- 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
- Morning coffee and afternoon tea whilst cruising
- Regular entertainment on board