Tulip Time in the Low Lands
Discover delightful Dutch scenery as we visit the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, the largest flower garden in the world. In addition to this, explore the intricate network of inland waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium which flow through historic cities and charming countryside. Discover the contrasting highlights of these two enchanting countries, including magnificent Amsterdam with its myriad of canals and unique townhouses, the bustling port of Rotterdam, the famous windmills of Kinderdijk, the silver city of Schoonhoven, and the medieval cities of Ghent and Bruges. This cruise will capture the essence of real Holland and Belgium with a perfect mix of cities, riverscapes and spring colour.
Guest speaker - Sandy Primrose
Sandy trained as a microbiologist. After spending 10 years in academia, he moved to industry where he worked in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and food sectors. He has worked with various government departments on topics such as the safety of GM crops and the detection of food fraud. His real passion is plants and gardening and his cruise lectures focus on the plants and food of the regions through which we travel. Sandy was awarded an MBE in 2010 for services to the Food Standards Agency and still consults widely, as well as being Chairman of a number of small, high technology companies. He has written a number of very popular scientific textbooks but is particularly proud of his recent publication entitled Plants, Poisons and Personalities which is aimed at lay audiences.
Your holiday includes:
Hebridean river cruises are all-inclusive; not an empty promise but a Hebridean pledge to ensure that you have a carefree holiday both on board and ashore. Each cruise includes...
Accompanied flights from London Heathrow and return, together with assistance at check-in and pre-flight refreshments at the outbound
departure terminal. Overseas transfers to and from the vessel are also included.
All meals and snacks on board and ashore as shown in the itineraries.
Selected wines of the day, served at the table to complement your meal, plus all other house wines and spirits, including Champagne by the glass (shipped from Hebridean Princess!), soft drinks and beers, tea, coffee and other hot drinks.
Scotch whisky selection
Hand-picked whiskies, also shipped from Hebridean Princess including our own blend!
Entrance fees and transport to and from shore visits, as shown in the itineraries.
Gratuities - no tipping
All gratuities – Hebridean operates a strict ‘no tipping’ policy.
*Includes 2 Gala Dinners*