Chocolates & Canals
16th September 2018 • 9 nights • Sails from Newcastle • Balmoral • L1830
From only £1,099 per person
Amsterdam Zaanse Schans
Escape for a nine-night adventure that’s
sure to be made all the more rewarding
by Balmoral sailing further inland to reach
– and fully explore – the best cities of the
Netherlands and Belgium. You’ll be able
to enjoy canal boat and battlefield tours;
engaging museums; medieval monuments;
contrasting styles of architecture; and more.
Ghent’s dramatic Gothic monuments – including St Bavo’s
Cathedral and the Castle of the Counts – evoke a fascinating
past, while the museums enthral the mind and artisan
chocolatiers entertain the taste buds. The highlights here are
explorable on foot, by tram or via a rewarding canal boat tour.
An overnight stay in Antwerp, combined with Balmoral’s closer
docking location, means seeing the highlights is so much easier.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts – housing works of ‘Flemish
masters’ – and the legendary diamond district are recommended
for uncovering the city’s prized possessions. Alternatively, savour
the countryside en route to the Waterloo Battlefields.
From Belgium’s medieval facades to the Netherlands’ futuristic
architecture, Rotterdam is an excellent addition to this itinerary.
The unusual Cube Houses and Markthal have to be seen to be
believed. In Amsterdam you’ll find plenty of options for
exploration: unravel haunting history at Anne Frank House;
immerse yourself in the Museum Quarter; or take a leisurely
canal cruise. For a typically Dutch experience, visit the windmills
of Zaanse Schans, with a call to Edam, and then a nearby cheese
factory to see local products being made.
Date Arrive Depart Destination
Sun 16 PM Newcastle
Mon 17 Cruising
Tue 18 early am late night Ghent, Belgium
Wed 19 early am Antwerp, Belgium
Thu 20 late pm Antwerp, Belgium
Fri 21 early am late night Rotterdam,
Sat 22 early am Amsterdam,
Sun 23 late pm Amsterdam,
Mon 24 Cruising
Tue 25 AM Newcastle
Explore Anne Frank House
Visit the historic Waterloo Battlefields
Experience Ghent by canal boat
Upgrade prices per person, per night
Ocean View Room from: £17
Balcony Room from: £112
Suite from: £134
Single Rooms from: £1,799
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All included in your cruise price: Comfortable en-suite accommodation • Breakfast, lunch,
afternoon tea, five-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet and self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime
activities • Lectures and talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym • Choice of live evening entertainment
2 formal nights • Overnight stays in Antwerp & Amsterdam
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