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Sailing the Waterways of Holland

Sunday 15 – Wednesday 18 July 2018

4 days – £425

(Single Supplement £87)

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A unique opportunity to sail across the North Sea to Holland and then stay on board the impressive ss Rotterdam, once the legendary flagship of the Holland America Line, now a floating hotel.

 

The ss ROTTERDAM is the former flagship of the Holland America Line and is now considered to be one of the best hotels in Rotterdam. With its unique setting on the river Maas it overlooks the skyline of this dynamic city. Although the ship is stationary you will be stepping into a completely different world as it has been beautifully renovated with authentic décor, original masterpieces in the elegant 1950s style.

The GUIDED SEABREEZE TOUR OF ss ROTTERDAM includes the bow, the bridge, the pilothouse and even a peek into the areas at the back. Visit the chart room, the radio room and the captain’s cabin and from the upper sports decks and the stern you are guaranteed a truly magnificent view.

 

ROTTERDAM HARBOUR – BOAT TOUR experience one of the world’s largest ports in all its glory! This special cruise takes you around the harbour passing its busy sea-going traffic and inland boats, shipyards and docks.

From the boat you have an excellent view of Rotterdam’s impressive skyline with its imposing buildings and finally you get to see the ss Rotterdam from a different perspective as you sail by.

 

ROTTERDAM is known as the city of architecture! After being almost completely reconstructed following WWII the city is famous for its bold, modern architecture which can be seen at every turn. However there are also areas that escaped the bombing; picturesque Delfshaven with it historic canal houses. Also right next to our ‘hotel’ is the Katendrecht peninsula whichHet kent een unieke mix van historische panden en trendy nieuwbouw. has a unique mix of historic and trendy new buildings. Here you’ll find Deliplein, a charming city square lined with cosy restaurants and cafés,

 

‘s-HERTOGENBOSCH commonly known as Den Bosch, is a city with a warm, welcoming atmosphere packed with jazz cafes, little restaurants and trendy bars-reflecting the citizen’s infamous love of the good things in life! Founded in the 12th century this fortified city is a historic gem with gothic cathedral and countless rich merchants houses. CITY CANAL TOUR discover the beauty of Den Bosch from the water during a boat tour. A characteristic open boat takes you through the centuries-old canal system passing, beautiful monuments, exciting waterways and imposing fortifications sometimes in the open air and sometimes beneath old buildings!

 

Your holiday includes

Ferry – outward Harwich/Hook of Holland overnight with lower bedded cabin & breakfast

Ferry – return day crossing Calais/Dover

ss Rotterdam 2 nights, dinner bed & breakfast

Guided tour of ss Rotterdam

Guided boat tour of Rotterdam Harbour

Canal trip in Den Bosch

Complimentary tea/coffee on coach

Driver & courier throughout tour

All coach travel & excursions

Accommodation

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ss Rotterdam

The 4 star ss Rotterdam is permanently moored in Rotterdam and has been converted to a hotel with period decor in an elegant 1950’s style. Rooms are well equipped with en suite facilities, air conditioning, television, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. There is an outdoor swimming pool, lift and WiFi is available.