Windmills, Tulips & Belgian Delights with London and Bruges

14 Days
London to Brussels
From (NZD)
$ 9,290
$ 8,840
Dates & Pricing

2021 London > Brussels

The Netherlands in bloom

There’s something irrepressibly joyful about Europe in springtime, and nowhere more so than in beautiful Holland, where fields of tulips seem to personify the mood of young and old alike.
Starting in London, explore the many wonders the United Kingdoms largest city has to offer, before joining your Scenic Space-Ship for a uniquely Dutch experience. End your journey in Bruges, the historic Flemish city founded by Vikings centuries ago.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
TULB
Duration:
14 days
Departure City:
London
Return City:
Brussels

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Welcome to London

    Start your journey at your hotel in London for your memorable three night stay.

  2. Day 2 - London

    Take a guided tour of London where you will see highlights such as Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Kensington Gardens, followed by a visit to the history-rich Westminster Abbey. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner of hearty English fare with your fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - London

    Explore this magnificent city at your leisure. Your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - London > Amsterdam

    Take the Eurostar train from London to Amsterdam where you will embark on your Scenic Space-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Dordrecht

    Freechoice

    Join a knowledgeable local for a guided tour of Rotterdam. A dynamic, international city with a bold and passionately beating heart, Rotterdam is known as the architectural capital of the Netherlands.
    Or, you could choose to explore beautiful Delft before dropping into the pottery factory and museum to discover more about the world famous Delft Blue Pottery. Alternatively, discover picturesque Kinderdijk, famous for its historic windmills. Or visit Gouda, a town synonymous with cheese, and visit its local cheese market that dates back centuries.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Veere

    Freechoice

    Visit the Delta works, including the famous Storm Surge Barrier, an incredible feat of modern engineering, purpose-built to protect the flooding Delta Plain. Alternatively, you can choose to explore the charming village of Veere, located on a series of regional dykes, with a history that extends all the way back to the 15th century. Or, for something more active, embark on an enjoyable guided cycling tour of Veere and its surroundings. Alternatively, choose to visit an oyster farm for a tour and tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Antwerp

    Freechoice

    Let a local expert guide you through Ghent, one of Belgium’s most historic cities with a myriad of medieval buildings and charming canals, or explore Antwerp, renowned as the diamond capital of the world. Alternatively, learn about the life of the famous Flemish painter, Peter Paul Rubens during a guided tour. Visit his former residence and the cathedral that is now home to some of his most important works.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Arnhem

    Freechoice

    Explore the Arnhem Airborne Museum and learn about the Battle of Arnhem. Alternatively, visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum and discover historic houses, farms and windmills. Or, join a cycling tour through pretty surrounds.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Hoorn

    Freechoice

    Travel from Hoorn to the sleepy fishing village of Volendam, with its unusual raised homes and its quaint wooden church, then continue to Edam, famous for its round cheese. You’ll simply love this village and its beautiful squares, old-style bridges and cheese warehouses. Or, discover Hoorn with a local guide and be immersed into the local life while tasting fine regional cheese and seafood. Or perhaps discover the long held family secrets to making traditional apple pie with a cooking class hosted by a local, while learning about life in this region. Alternatively, you can choose to explore Hoorn by bike.

    Enrich

    A special experience awaits as you’ll be treated to a ladies choir performance in the 17th century Dutch reformed church of Oosterkerk.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Amsterdam

    Discover Keukenhof Gardens, complete with over seven million flowering bulbs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Amsterdam > Bruges

    Depart Amsterdam after breakfast and travel to Bruges, the historic Flemish city that was founded in the 9th century by the Vikings. Upon arrival you will check into your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Bruges

    This morning you will have the pleasure of exploring the beautifully preserved medieval centre with your local guide. Meander through the cobbled laneways that reveal charming town squares, see sights such as the medieval tower ‘Belfry of Bruges’, and enjoy a tasting of local Belgian beer while learning about the fascinating history of this ancient town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bruges

    Enjoy this fabulous city at your leisure. Perhaps wander along the romantic canals crossing some of the 80 plus bridges of the city, some dating back to medieval times or indulge in some of the local specialities such as the famed Belgian waffles and chocolates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Bruges

    After breakfast, transfer to Brussels airport for your on ward journey, taking many wonderful memories with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive highlights
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 18 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 28 meals – 13 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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