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£345pp -- Amsterdam & Bulbfields River Cruise w/Coach Travel*

Sold out - (28 August, 2014) A new deal from this provider was published on 20 March, 2015.
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By Luke Doyle

"In spring, the Dutch bulbfields are a riot of colour," says The Telegraph. And that's just one of the perks of this tempting 2015 river cruise -- along with coach travel from across the UK and all of your meals. At £345 per person, this deal from Travelwasp blows the competition out of the water.

What's included

  • Return coach pick up from various UK locations
  • Three nights on board MS Olympia in a Standard Lower Cabin
  • Full board while on board, including meals, afternoon tea, coffee and cake and late-night snacks
  • Onboard entertainment, including a welcome cocktail party and a farewell dinner
  • An excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens

Depart on 8, 11, 14, 17 or 20 April, 2015.

Visit Travelwasp's website for departure points and more information.

After boarding in Amsterdam, you'll settle into your cabin before joining a welcome cocktail party. After dinner the ship sets out to the Markermeer, mooring overnight in the former fishing village and artists' retreat of Volendam. On day two you can wander through the quaint streets of Volendam, before cruising across to Lelystad. From there you can join an optional excursion** to the garden city of Apeldoorn and Het Loo Palace, the former Dutch royal residence. Next on the list is Zaandam, with its windmills and colourful houses that were once subjects for Claude Monet.

Day three starts with a trip to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, with its seven million flowers that carpet the ground in a vivid display of colour. There you can relax in a café or take a boat ride** through the gardens. Then either return to the MS Olympia or join an optional canal boat tour** of Amsterdam -- "the best way to truly get a feel for the city's quaint 17th-century buildings and picturesque curved bridges" (Fodor's). The day is topped off with the Captain's farewell dinner, before the journey home the following morning.

Ship details
MS Olympia is an intimate vessel with just 49 cabins, and a large observation deck with sun loungers. The restaurant's regional cuisine is accompanied by local wines and beers. A lounge and bar with live music is on board.

Other Options
Instead of coach travel, fly from Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton, Southend, Stansted or Manchester for £150 more per person. Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Humberside, Leeds Bradford and Southampton flights are an extra £180 per person. 

Transfers & baggage
Both are included.

Restrictions may apply. Subject to availability. Price is based on two sharing. Credit-card fees are 2.5%, and there is no charge for debit cards. Travel Wasp is a member of the Travel Trust Association. Travelwasp acts as an agent for the separate suppliers of each component booked, and membership of the Travel Trust Association guarantees that your money is protected should any of those suppliers become insolvent. Offer is limited and may be withdrawn without notice. The price for this offer is based on specific flights (times, dates, airline, airports). Flights for other times, dates, airlines or airports may incur additional charges. Fares on all airlines can fluctuate, depending on demand. See for cancellation information. Some flights included in this deal may depart very early in the morning or late at night. Book early to get the best prices on flights at sociable hours. Other flight times may also be available at an additional cost. Travel Wasp's full terms and conditions apply. Travel Wasp is solely responsible for all customer service in connection with your purchase; Travelzoo has no liability for such service. If you experience any difficulties, please report it to our Customer Service Team at support_uk@travelzoo.com. **Payable locally.