Dutch Waterways & Keukenhof Gardens

Springtime in Holland is a special time of year as the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens burst into a kaleidoscope of colour across acres of pretty parkland. This lovely cruise, onboard the friendly Prinses Christina, includes a visit to the gardens and the pretty towns of Enkhuizen and Hoorn as we cruise along the inland waterways.

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• Keukenhof Gardens • Amsterdam • Enkhuizen • Cruising the IJsselmeer • Hoorn

Cruise itinerary

Monday: An early morning start from selected local departure points to Harwich for the crossing to the Hook of Holland. From here it’s on by motorway to Amsterdam to join our river cruise vessel, in time for evening dinner.

Tuesday: Today we cruise to the harbour town of Enkhuizen with strong links to the old East India trade routes and characterised by its traditional houses and drawbridges over canals.

Wednesday: An early start this morning as we head by coach to the world famous Keukenhof Gardens. Here there is ample time to explore the vast array of displays and vibrant gardens that make this such a popular springtime attraction. Enjoy the indoor pavilions, outdoor walks and simply immerse yourself in the feast of colour and scents. This afternoon we return to our vessel in Hoorn where there is time to explore the town before dinner.

Thursday: This morning we cruise back to Amsterdam where the afternoon is free to explore this fascinating city with its world famous museums, fragrant flower markets and network of canals.

Friday: After breakfast we disembark and return to the Hook of Holland for our return ferry crossing to Harwich. Then it’s on to our original departure points for a late arrival home.

Prinses Christina

Prinses Christina

This tastefully furnished air-conditioned ship includes a forward lounge on the Promenade Deck, with a dance floor and bar area, and a separate restaurant on the Cabin Deck. There is a spacious open-air Sun Deck, which is partially covered, and there are stair lifts between the Main and Promenade Decks, and between the Main Deck and the restaurant on the Cabin Deck. There are a total of 54 outward facing twin-bedded cabins on three decks. Cabins vary in size and are located on the Promenade Deck, Main Deck and Cabin Deck. All cabins have beds at floor level, shower & toilet, satellite television, in-house movies, continental electricity socket (220 volts).

Please note that whilst there are stair-lifts onboard, wheelchair access is not possible.

Pick-up Arrangements

Coach tour holidays with SunriseDirect include a FREE pick-up service from over ninety five locations throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Rarely are all departure points available on every holiday so please check at the time of booking.

Coaches travel through to our Passenger Interchange Areas at either Cambridge Services on the A14 or Birchanger Services on the M11 for UK & Ireland holidays
or Thurrock Services on the M25 for most European holidays.

Harwich Port is utilised for the Dutch Waterways cruise.

In some instances you may be routed more locally to join your tour coach.
Your luggage will be transferred for you, so there’s no need to worry. Confirmation of your interchange point, final travel times, pick up address and details
will be sent with your travel documents approximately 10 days before departure.

For Departure Times and Places - please click here.

Look what's included...

  • All coach travel from selected local departure points
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Complete Luggage Handling
  • Full board on the cruise ship including hot/cold buffet breakfast, set menu lunch and dinner
  • Cruise itinerary, admissions and excursions as stated
  • The services of the SunriseDirect driver

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