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European Canal Barge Cruises

'Panache' - Holland 2019


7 days from $5,490

Limited to 12 guests

Lovely 'Panache' is outfitted in traditional yacht-style with brass and mahogany fittings. Panoramic windows admit natural light into the barge's spacious salon with its leather sofas and polished hardwood flooring. Absorb the beauty of Amsterdam, visit the cheese town of Alkmaar, explore museums, and view prolific springtime blooms in Holland's magnificent gardens. Along the way, pause in the historic university town of Leide, and visit the fabled porcelain factory in Delft.

'Panache' - Holland

Vessel Information

129 feet long, 15 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 12 in 6 double/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system, television, assortment of CDs/DVDs

Sun deck, partially covered for al fresco dining, with spa tub

Bicycles provided

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
Sunday

You are met in Amsterdam and transferred to the barge, moored in Alkmaar, where a welcome reception awaits followed by dinner on board.

'Panache'
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
Monday

In the town of Alkmaar today, visit the Dutch Cheese Museum. After lunch on board the barge, visit Zaanse Schans. This recreation of life in the 17th and 18th centuries features authentic houses, a working windmill, historic shipyard and pewter factory.

'Panache'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Tuesday

Cruise to the historic city of Haarlem for a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, Holland's premier springtime attraction. From late March to early May, an ever-changing display of lovely flowers is showcased here. Dinner this evening is ashore at a local restaurant.

'Panache'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Wednesday

Early risers may choose to visit Aalsmeer this morning, a fascinating flower auction where 7,000 growers supply the 18 million blooms sold daily. Then tour Haarlem, a center of Dutch painting in the 16th and 17th centuries. Visit St. Bavo's Cathedral where both Mozart and Handel played the magnificent Müller organ. Later, cruise to the quiet town of Oude Wetering.

'Panache'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Thursday

Cruise to the old university town of Leiden this morning. Also the birthplace of Rembrandt, Leiden is full of charm with pretty tree-lined canals. On your guided tour, visit St. Pieterskerk where the Pilgrims gathered to pray before departing for America.

'Panache'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Friday

After a morning cruise to Delft, visit the tableware factory to learn how the world-famous porcelain is produced. There is time to wander the cobbled streets and pedestrian bridges of the town before a gala farewell dinner aboard the barge this evening.

'Panache'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Saturday

After breakfast on board, return to Amsterdam.

Meals: Breakfast
Route runs in reverse on alternate week and may differ on selected cruise dates.

2020 Travel | 2020 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Mar 24 - Apr 13, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $5,490
    Single Supplement
    $1,950
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $59,500
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Apr 14 - May 18, 2019
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,350
    Single Supplement
    $2,200
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $68,800
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

Minimum age (for Independent Bookings) is 12 years old.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 8-11 guests.

Family and golf theme cruises available for Private Charters (supplements may apply).

Alternate Routes:

May 26: Paris to Condé-sur-Marne

Jun 2-Jul 6: cruising in France's Champagne region

Jul 14-Oct 26: cruising in France's Alsace region

Contact A&K for details.


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