Flavours of the Low Countries
Taste the best of Dutch and Belgian food and drink as you cruise through a vast network of canals and rivers, stopping in key cities to soak up local culture and sample the produce for which this area is renowned. Savour local beer in Europe’s diamond capital of Antwerp, enjoy the world-famous Belgian chocolate in historic Brussels, sip award-winning Dutch wines in Limburg and taste one of Holland’s biggest exports, cheese, as we explore the picturesque city of Gouda. Combined with a visit to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, this voyage is a true feast for the senses.
Guest speaker - John Ducker
A freelancer wearing two quite distinct ‘hats’, John is a member both of the Association of Wine Educators and the élite Circle of Wine Writers, with many sea and river miles behind him as a lecturer. Happily, and never quite having recovered from the surprise of winning the BBC’s Zanussi-sponsored competition ‘The Taste of Italy’ many years ago, judged by Antonio Carluccio, his interest in wine is completely interlocked with that of food…. and of creating exciting balanced wine/food matches. Not a food professional himself, his main focus has centered principally around the sheer diversity of European cuisine, not simply theoretically but practically too, as an accomplished home cook. Under John’s other ‘hat’ is a professional actor of many years standing with, in his later years, a world-wide reputation for ‘doggedness’…. Yes, pun intended. Wait and see!
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*