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European Canal Barge Cruises

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland 2020


7 days from $8,630

Limited to 8 guests

Experience the flower-filled charms of springtime in Holland aboard luxurious 'La Nouvelle Etoile.' Cruise the historic waterways, stopping for a cheese-tasting in Gouda, a visit to the open-air museum of Zaanse Schans and a tour of Delft with its famous porcelain. Sample renowned vodka at Ketel One, and visit Keukenhof Gardens for its amazing spring blooms.
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Vessel Information

128 feet long, 16.5 feet wide with air conditioning throughout

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin cabins, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

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

Small workout room on board

Sun deck, partially shaded 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

Meet in Amsterdam and transfer to elegant 'La Nouvelle Etoile,' moored in the center of Haarlem. After a welcome reception, enjoy a gourmet dinner on board.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

After breakfast, drive to the reconstructed village of Zaanse Schans to see a working windmill. In the afternoon, cruise through the heart of Amsterdam en route to Uithoorn.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
TUESDAY

Today, 'La Nouvelle Etoile' cruises to Gouda, a historic trading center situated between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. In the 15th century, wealthy Gouda was Holland's fifth-largest town. After lunch, visit a local cheese farm.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
WEDNESDAY

Cruise to Rotterdam this morning, visiting Holland’s oldest vodka distillery en route. Then visit the historic town of Delft, the epitome of an old-fashioned Dutch town with quaint shops and picturesque canals. Stop at the pottery works, where the town’s famous porcelain is still painted by hand. After lunch, you have time on your own to explore the old city center.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
THURSDAY

A morning cruise past Leiden crosses the Brasemmer Lakes to Oude Wetering. Spend the afternoon at the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens, a famous 79-acre park containing millions of colorful flowers. One of the most photographed places in the world, Keukenhof is also home to the largest sculpture park in Holland.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
FRIDAY

Early this morning, visit the fascinating and fast-paced flower market at Aalsmeer, where 7,000 growers supply over 20 million flowers and plants to be sold each day. Perhaps make an optional visit to the Cruquius Museum, a pumping station that originally helped to drain Haarlemmermeer (Haarlem's Lake). Back in Haarlem, explore the museum dedicated to Dutch portrait artist Frans Hals. This evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner on board 'La Nouvelle Etoile.’

'La Nouvelle Etoile' - Holland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer back to Amsterdam where your program ends.

Meals: Breakfast

Book a 2021 cruise at 2020 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2020. 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. 

  • Departs Every Sunday Between Mar 29 - May 10, 2020
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $8,630
    Single Supplement
    $4,315
    Cabin Class
    Private Charters
    Price
    $65,000
    Single Supplement
    N/A
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Journey Details

Minimum age for Individual Travel is 18 years.

'La Nouvelle Etoile' also cruises in Burgundy & Île-de-France from Jun 14 to Jul 05 and on the Moselle River in Germany from Aug 23 to Oct 11. Contact A&K for details.


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