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Amsterdam to Amsterdam
15 days
Tour code: EUWC15F

Includes return flights from the UK. Delve into World War I history as you explore the battlefields, shrines and memorials found along the Western Front. Lose yourself within Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges, and explore The Netherlands, where cuisine, culture and art take centre stage.

What's included?

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK and home-to-airport transfers by private car*
  • Experiences in 14 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 41 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship with the services of an expert APT Cruise Director 
  • The services of an expert cruise director
  • In Willemstad, be treated to a private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in The Netherlands
  • Visit the 17th-century Château Neercanne, and enjoy a special Michelin-starred lunch, overlooking the baroque gardens

Accommodation

Room types available

  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Fly from the UK and be met on arrival. We’ll transfer you to your ship – your luxurious floating hotel for the next 15 days – where you’ll have time to unpack and get ready for everything that’s about to come.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

Meals: dinner

Day 2
Amsterdam
Choose your sightseeing. We have left the afternoon free so you can get out and explore more on your own. Tonight, enjoy a gala wel­come dinner.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 3
Rotterdam
Choose the sightseeing that suits you. Afterwards, discover Rotterdam on a guided tour, or maybe head off and explore on your own. Later, enjoy dinner on board.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 4
Kinderdijk, Willemstad
Visit World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for having the country’s greatest concentration of 18th-century windmills. Then enjoy your Signature Experience.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Bruinisse, Delta Works
Cruise into the region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, a series of flood protection systems including storm surge barriers that took more than 30 years to complete.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 6
Ghent
Today presents two very different but equally tempting sightseeing choices. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Ghent
A new day presents new choices in sightseeing.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 8
Ghent
Today presents a great opportunity to recharge the batteries halfway through your journey, with a full day at leisure. The canal-side architecture offers numerous medieval and classical wonders. You may wish to take one of the onboard bikes out for a spin and explore the town on your own. Or you may wish to do nothing at all and relax.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
Antwerp
Arrive in Antwerp where you can join a culinary walk to sample Belgium’s renowned waffles and chocolate, and taste for yourself as to why they’re considered the world’s finest.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Antwerp
A visit to the Belgium battlefields takes you to Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele. You also have the option to take it easy with a full day at leisure. Perhaps take your APT Concierge app for a spin and explore on your own.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 11
Maastricht
Enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture. Afterwards, take some free time to either do a little more exploring, or maybe relax on board with a drink at the bar.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 12
Nijmegen
Choose the sightseeing that’s right for you.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 13
Arnhem
Today is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice inclusions.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 14
Amsterdam
On spring departures, visit the Keukenhof Gardens, encompassing more than 70 acres of renowned gardens and parklands. Relish the chance to admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom, including colourful tulips. Tonight, sit down to the captain’s farewell dinner.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 15
Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam
Sadly today, your journey draws to a conclusion. Be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals: breakfast

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