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Private river cruise in The Netherlands | 8 days cities tour

What is more fun than experiencing The Netherlands from the water? Sail with us for 8 days along typical Dutch cities such as Amsterdam, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Arnhem, Willemstad, Gorinchem and other fortress and Hanseatic cities. Dock at picturesque and intimate ports and enjoy our iconic waterways such as the Vecht, the IJssel, the Biesbosch nature reserve and the IJsselmeer. You’ll easily find yourself at home as guest aboard our yachts, delivering you a memorable experience.

Included: meet & greet and personal assistance, airport transfers, 7 nights stay aboard and a captain navigating.

Embarkation at Amsterdam, or Zaltbommel.

Flight tickets, land arrangements & extensions and international car transport at request.

 Destination Holland | Mondi DMC Holland

Do you want to book or change the travel arrangement? Call us at +31 418 64 80 43, or email us to: info@mondireizen.nl

    Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, canal network and narrow façade houses, a legacy from the Golden Age. Visit a museum, take a boat trip, walk through the Vondelpark and experience the pleasant atmosphere on the many terraces and shopping streets. Throughout the year there are covered markets at special locations, such as the IJhallen, Cultuurpark Westergas with fashion, design, art, food stalls and the NeighbourFood Market with all kinds of street food to lick your fingers at. Also visit the nice microbreweries in and around Amsterdam. Whether you are looking for a dark brown bock, a fresh white or something in between, just assume that one is brewed to your taste!

    Hanseatic city of Deventer

    Hanseatic city Deventer on the river IJssel is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and you can see that everywhere in the city! Beautiful monuments, beautiful squares, old museums but also plenty of fun for those who want to go shopping or enjoy a cozy cafe or restaurant. Whoever wants to taste the age-old atmosphere of Deventer can best go for a walk. Along the way, you will not only see the oldest stone house in the Netherlands, you will also find the oldest scientific library in the Netherlands, the Athenaeum library, and the oldest park in the Netherlands; the Worpplantsoen. Be amazed by the history and authentic streets with unique shops, special galleries and nice places for a snack and a drink. For nature lovers, a walk along the river is highly recommended!

    Dordrecht

    The English newspaper The Times called Dordrecht a ‘hidden gem’ and tipped it as an alternative to city trips to world cities such as Paris and Barcelona. Dordrecht is perhaps indeed one of the Netherlands’ best kept secrets. You will find a city on an island full of culture, bustling festivals, rugged nature and a rich past, witness the thousands of monuments in the historic city center. And certainly in 2020 a visit to Dordrecht is worthwhile. This year it is celebrated that Dordrecht has 800 years of city rights. There are events, special exhibitions and activities throughout the year. Make your visit to Dordrecht complete with a city walk, a boat trip, or a visit to a museum. Dordrecht city on the water …

    Gorinchem

    Gorinchem is a real fortified city, beautifully situated opposite Woudrichem on the Merwede and the Linge. Around 1600 the medieval city became a “modern” fortress. The Eighty Years’ War was in full swing and the fortress kept the Spaniards at bay. Later in 1672 Gorinchem became an important fortress in the Oude Hollandse Waterlinie, Gorinchem also remained a strategic stronghold in the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie. The original ramparts with bastions are almost completely intact. The footpath over the ramparts runs all the way around and gives beautiful views over the rivers; unique in the Netherlands! Gorinchem is therefore the largest authentic fortress in the Netherlands. Take a look at the fully restored Lingehaven and historic harbor as an extension of this, a nice quiet place on the edge of the pleasant city center.

    Arnhem

    As the capital of Gelderland, Arnhem has a rich and eventful history. The city is located in the middle of the beautiful green nature area De Veluwe and you can see that on the menus. Here you eat dishes with wild boar, roe deer, mushrooms and other specialties from the region. Dine at special locations such as the idyllic Groot Wansborn estate or in a former water tower. You can also go shopping in Arnhem. In the Spijkerkwartier and 7straatjes you walk past characteristic shops with a unique selection. Discover the attractive city center of Arnhem and the beautiful shopping streets. Here you will find the nicest shops for every taste and budget. It is not for nothing that Arnhem has been named Best City Center in the Netherlands several times!

    Enkhuizen

    Enkhuizen: a picturesque port city with a rich past. Enkhuizen was one of the wealthiest cities in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. As a member of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), the city, together with Hoorn, gained power and influence. Today, the many mansions, canals, churches, city walls and harbors remind you of this rich history during a walk through the old town. Enkhuizen had more inhabitants in the Golden Age than today. The Drommedaris, the gateway to the city dating from 1540, the Waag from 1559, the Zuiderkerk and the town hall still bear witness to this prosperous past. Enkhuizen is ideal for exploring on foot or by bike. The Zuiderzee Museum is the most important museum in the city. This is the place to find out more about the history of Enkhuizen and the former Zuiderzee.

    Embark on adventure

    There’s nothing compared to the yachting life. With every morning comes a different and exciting surprise. Explore historic places, cathedrals and iconic castles in Dutch landscapes. While cruising immerse yourself in Dutch historic events and narratives like Loevestein Castle… the most famous castle in the Netherlands, because who doesn’t know the story of Hugo de Groot who escaped in a book chest? In 1361, in the typically Dutch river landscape, where Maas and Waal meet, knight Dirc Loef van Horne had his castle built. At the time ideal for levying tolls, nowadays attractive for a day out. Everyone can experience everything in the castle, the forecourt and the soldiers’ village. In the museum you will learn about Hugo de Groot, the Middle Ages and the Dutch Waterline. With games you learn more about gunpowder and weapons, and in the basement you can feel the experience of high water. Everyone gets a key to discover everything. Experience a great adventure for young and old!

    Relax & live well

    Yachting is relaxing. Feel at home aboard and let the quaking water affect you. Pamper yourself with Mondi’s choice of restaurants, or feel free to make your own culinary experience. Enjoy the pleasures aboard and customize your land adventures in the small and cosy Dutch places you dock at. There’s nothing compared to the yachting life, make it your own personal memorabel experience. Relax and live well…

    The Dutchess

    With a LOA of max. 15m we are able to get to intimate ports where bigger ships can’t come. If the Dutchess is not available, we’ll embark on a ship of similar length and standards. All ships have a luxurious interior, well equipped galley with fridge, microwave, gas stove and saloons with television. Ships interior houses a guest suite with bathroom and shower, sink and electric toilet and a separate guest or children’s cabin with two beds. The owner’s suite has a min. 2000 x 1500 mm berth and private bathroom with shower annex bathtub, sink and electric toilet. Further luxury equipment on request.

    8 Days private river cruise in The Netherlands price from EUR 2.970,– per person

    Based on a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people. Please note: fares are per person based on double occupancy. For this voyage a 200% single supplement rate applies.

    Including:

    • 7 Nights onboard 
    • 8 days itinerary Amsterdam – Amsterdam or Zaltbommel – Zaltbommel
    • Captain onboard during navigation
    • Personal meet & greet and airport transfers
    • All port dues
    • All fuel costs based on the itinerary
    • Tourist infomation for places of interest available onboard
    • Bikes available onboard

    Optionally available at request:

    • Care based on breakfast, halfboard, fullboard, or all- in. Wine & Dine arrangements at request
    • Cook onboard, extra crew

    Exclusive:

    • Tourist tax (to be paid on location)
    • Transfers and transportation not mentioned in the program
    • Beverages, tips and other personal expenses
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program
    • Entrance fee for places of interest.
    • Optional electric bicycle 25 euros p.p.p.d.
    • Mondi Reizen administration costs 15.00 euro
    • SGR / SGRZ contribution 2.50 euro
    • Calamity Fund contribution 2.50 euro

    All package holidays from Mondi Reizen are offered under the guarantee of the SGR, SGRZ and the Calamiteitenfonds. VvKR and the Mondi Reizen general terms and conditions apply.

    Mondi recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.

    Guided city- tours and other excursions are on availability and at an additional cost. Please contact us.

    8 Days private river cruise

    From day to day

    Day 1 Arrival, transfer and boarding in Amsterdam 

    Your tour starts with a personal meet & greet at the airport. Than you transfer to Amsterdam and board the ship. If your schedule allows it, have a rest or spend the day in Amsterdam! Overnight aboard the ship. 

    Day 2 Amsterdam – Wijk bij Duurstede

    After breakfast we leave Amsterdam and head for the old city of Wijk bij Duurstede sailing the beautiful small river De Vecht.  We’ll have lunch at a local restaurant along the river. Dinner at arrival in Wijk bij Duurstede, overnight aboard. 

    Day 3 Wijk bij Duurstede – Schoonhoven – Dordrecht

    In the morning we sail to Dordrecht. In the fortified city of Schoonhoven we’ ll have a stop for lunch. Enjoy your lunch in a nice restaurant and have a glimpse at the city center. Immerse yourself in the important role that Schoonhoven played in the old Dutch defense lines (information available on board). Early in the afternoon we head for Dordrecht. At arrival, have a look and shop at the city center. Dinner in the evening, following overnight aboard in Dordrecht. 

    Day 4 Dordrecht – Willemstad – Gorinchem

    Leaving Dordrecht we sail to Willemstad, a typical Dutch city strategically situated where waterways converge. After lunch and a walk around Willemstad we follow our route to Gorinchem. Along the way we’ll have a stop at Woudrichem to pay a visit to Castle Loevestein. Information is available onboard. Overnight across the river in Gorinchem. 

    Day 5 Gorinchem – Heusden – Arnhem

    After breakfast we follow our route and head for Arnhem. Depending the weather circumstances we follow the Northern river Waal route and have lunch in Zaltbommel. Or we go the Southern waterway over river the Maas and have lunch in Heusden. At arrival in Arnhem have a rest and spend some time in the city center. After dinner you overnight aboard in the port of Arnhem.

    Day 6 Arnhem – Deventer – Kampen

    In the morning we follow our way from Arnhem to Kampen over the beautiful river De IJssel. We’ll have a stop in Deventer for lunch. Spend some time in the Hanseatic city of Deventer! In the afternoon we head for Kampen where we dock and spend the night.

    Day 7 Kampen – Hoorn – Enkhuizen

    Early in the morning we prepare to cross- over the IJsselmeer heading Hoorn and Enkhuizen. We’ll have lunch in Hoorn and overnight in Enkhuizen. Enjoy a few hours of free time in Enkhuizen and immerse yourself in Enkhuizen’s VOC history. Information is available onboard.

    Day 8 Enkhuizen – Amsterdam / end of program

    After an early breakfast we leave Enkhuizen and head for Amsterdam. Disembarkation in Amsterdam, than we’ll transfer you to the airport, trainstation or hotel. Feel free to ask, if we can assist you arranging extended stay.

    ***** The journey ends, but memories remain! *****

    Do you want to change the route or travel arrangement? Contact us, call 0031 418 6480 43, or mail to info@mondireizen.nl

    Flight tickets, domestic and international car transport at request.

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