European Waterways River Cruising in Belgium
Panache 2017 Rates

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European Waterways - Belgium 2017 Rates
Rates are shown in Euros
Rates are for six nights on either Per Person
based on double occupancy per cabin or Whole Boat Charter basis
Junior Suite per person
€ 4,350 € 5,050
Single Supplement
€ 1,550 € 1,800
Charter 8 passengers Whole Boat
€ 42,500 € 49,300
Charter 9 passengers Whole Boat
€ 43,900 € 51,000
Charter 10 passengers Whole Boat
€ 45,000 € 52,300
Charter 11 passengers Whole Boat
€ 46,100 € 53,600
Charter 12 passengers Whole Boat
€ 47,200 € 54,900
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

2017 Season Departure Dates
March - 26
April - 02
April - 09, 16, 23, 30
May - 07, 14
May - 21, 28
June - 04, 11
June - 18, 25
July - 02, 09
July - 23, 30
August - 06, 13, 20
August - 27
September - 03, 10, 17, 24
October - 01
October - 08, 15, 22
Classic Holland to Belgium Cruise Itinerary


Rates Include:

  • Local transfers between local meeting point and the hotel barge,(all transfers on Panache cruises are
    approximately 1hr, with the exception of the WW1 cruise between Bethencourt sur Somme and Paris which takes 2hrs)
  • a luxury 6 night cruise
  • all meals on board catered for by the on board Master Chef
  • an open bar 24/7 with a large range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • all wines served throughout the cruise
  • excursions and admittance fees as per the itinerary
  • the services of 6 crew and use of barge facilities
  • which include bicycles and spa pool.

Rates Do Not Include:

  • Air Fare
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visas
  • Health or Accident Insurance
  • Trip cancellation Insurance
  • Superior Chateaux vintage wine
  • Crew gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Laundry
  • Communication charges or purchases

Classic Holland to Belgium Cruise - Delft to Cortrai: (21 May 2017)
Note: This itinerary features longer daily cruising on larger waterways, so it is different from a gentler-paced canal cruise, with limited opportunities for walking and cycling along towpaths en route. However, there is a wide selection of fascinating escorted excursions during the voyage.

Sunday, Day 1 Delft
Guests are met in Amsterdam and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Panache. Once on board, enjoy a Champagne Welcome and an introduction to your crew and hotel barge. Time perhaps for a walk or cycle ride. Dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Delft to Dordrecht
This morning, we visit Delft, an unspoilt town more than 750 years old that began life as the home port of the Dutch East India Company, and we go to the Royal Delft pottery, a short distance from our mooring to learn how this world-famous porcelain is made. We return to the barge for lunch and then enjoy an afternoon cruise along the canals to the town of Dordrecht. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Dordrecht to Tholen
A morning cruise out of Dordrecht to the River Ijssel and across Holland's Diep, part of the Dutch estuaries system, to the old fortress town of Willemstad. We take a tour of this charming town, named in honour of William I of Orange and which is preserved in its original state, with windmill dykes, an old church, fortifications and a 15th century arsenal. After lunch back on board, we cruise to our mooring at Tholen. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Tholen to Antwerp
This morning, we will cruise out of Holland and cross the border into Belgium, arriving in Antwerp, the city of Rubens and dating back to the Middle Ages. After lunch on board, we can take a tour of Rubens' house, then explore this beautiful Flemish city further with a walk in the Oude Stad, or Old Quarter, its labyrinth of winding streets and the Grand market Square, famous for its Renaissance-style architecture. Dinner ashore at a local restaurant.

Thursday, Day 5 Antwerp to Ghent
After breakfast, we catch the flood tide on our cruise up the winding "Sea Schelde" which takes us to the historic city of Ghent, also known as the flower city of Belgium. This afternoon we enjoy a walking tour of Ghent, with its dramatic Gothic cathedral and pedestrianised centre that acts like a museum to early Flemish architecture. Free time also to shop and explore. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Ghent to Courtrai
This morning, we embark on our final cruise, from Ghent to Courtrai. After lunch on board we drive to Oudenaaarde and the Liefmans Brewery, established back in the 17th century. The brewery is particularly well-known for using traditional techniques to make such beers as its Cuvee Brut Kriek, a cherry beer made using only locally grown cherries. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Courtrai
After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Bruges.

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On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction. This is a sample itinerary and is subject to change.


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