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La Nouvelle Etoile 2017 Rates

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European Waterways - Holland 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
ACCOMMODATION
VALUE RATE REGULAR RATE
Suite per person
€ 6,500 € 6,900
Single Supplement
€ 3,250 € 3,450
Charter 8 passengers Whole Boat
€ 49,500 € 53,000
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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted


La Nouvelle Etoile
2017 Season Departure Dates
DATES
RATES
April - 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Regular
May - 07, 14, 28
Regular
June - 04, 11, 18, 25
Regular
July - 02, 09
Regular
July - 16, 23
Value
August - 20, 27
Regular
September - 03, 10, 17, 24
Regular
October - 01, 08
Regular
October - 15
Value
Classic Haarlem to Haarlem Cruises Itinerary
Classic Haarlem to Bruges Cruise Itinerary


Rates Include:

  • Local transfers to and from the hotel barge (the approximate transfer duration is between 2 and 3 hours depending on the cruise itinerary & direction.Except cruises in Holland when the transfer is just 45mins)
  • 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 5 crew and use of barge facilities
  • which include bicycles
  • TV and DVD player
  • a PC and wireless internet access
  • an exercise room and a 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 Cruise - Haarlem to Haarlem:
Sunday, Day 1 Zaandam
Guests are met in Amsterdam and transferred to the hotel barge mooring in the centre of Haarlem where there will be a champagne welcome. Haarlem is quite a charming and cosmopolitan city full of historical beauty. St. Bavo's Cathedral in the main square is where both Mozart and Handel played on its magnificent Muller organ. There's time to relax as you cruise this afternoon to Zaandam before your first gourmet dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 Zaandam to Ouderkerk
Enjoy breakfast and then take an excursion to the reconstructed historic village of Zaanse Schans with its working windmills, clog makers, cheese farm and mustard mill. Everything the Dutch are known for can be found in this quaint village. This afternoon cruise through the heart of Amsterdam where the small canals and architecture take you back to a previous century. Continue cruising along the Amstel River to Uithoorn where we will moor for the night. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Ouderkerk to Gouda
This morning we take a leisure cruise to Gouda, famous for its cheese, pipes and candles. After lunch, visit a local cheese farm and explore Gouda's gorgeous architecture, excellent shopping and also the most beautiful stained glass windows in Holland. These remarkable windows in St. John's church date back to the 15th century. Enjoy dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Gouda to Delft
After breakfast this morning we cruise to Rotterdam, the world's largest port, stopping at a vodka distillery en route, Ketel One is the oldest distillery in Holland still owned by the same family. We then continue to Delft. Delft is a beautiful town with many historic connections including being one of the starting chambers of the Dutch East India Company and the birthplace of artist Jan Vermeer. The day's visit also includes a tour of a factory to learn how the world famous pottery is made. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling around this delightful and historic Dutch city. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Delft to Oude
Wetering Continuing our voyage, we cruise through the canals past Leiden, a charming University town. It is also where many of the Pilgrims lived before they ventured to the New World. Cross the Brasemmer Lakes to Oude Wetering. After lunch, spend the afternoon at the famous Keukenhof Gardens, a 70 acre showcase for the Dutch floral industry. From late March to mid-May, visitors are treated to an ever-changing display of spring flowers beginning with narcissus followed by hyacinths and tulips a few weeks later. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Oude Wetering to Haarlem
An early morning visit brings you to the worlds largest flower auction in Aalsmeer, where some 10 billion flowers are sold annually. Return to La Nouvelle for a cruise to Haarlem with an optional visit to the Cruquius Museum along the way. The Cruquius pumping station is a beautiful neo-Gothic building built in 1846. Visit the picturesque town of Haarlem and the Frans Hals Museum which has an internationally well-known collection of Old Masters and works representative of the Dutch Golden Age. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Haarlem
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer back to Amsterdam.

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

Classic Holland & Belgium Cruise - Haarlem to Bruges:
Sunday, Day 1 Haarlem to Cruquius
Guests are met and transferred to the hotel barge moored in the quaint town of Haarlem where there will be a champagne welcome. There will be time to relax and then take a short walking tour of Haarlem. Upon return, La Nouvelle Etoile will set off for a short cocktail cruise through Haarlem and moor for the night near Cruquius. Tonight will be your first, of many, gourmet meals on board.

Monday, Day 2 Cruquius to Delft
After an early breakfast, we drive to the colourful flower auction in Aalsmeer and then return back for morning cruise along the canals to Lisse where you will be taken after lunch to visit the Keukenhof Gardens, the largest display of flowers in the world. Here you will see hundreds of varieties of tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs. Meanwhile, La Nouvelle Etoile has continued cruising to Delft and before returning to the hotel barge we visit the Delft Pottery Works, where the world famous pottery is still handmade and painted. Dinner on board.

Tuesday, Day 3 Delft to Willemstad
We leave Delft and cruise to Rotterdam. During the morning you will have time to visit the ancient distillery of Ketel One, where one of the most prestigious vodkas in the world is made. Upon returning to the barge, we continue our cruise through the busy port of Rotterdam and across the Hollandsch Diep, part of the Dutch estuaries, to the charming old fortress town of Willemstad. Dinner on board.

Wednesday, Day 4 Willemstad to Antwerp
Today, we will leave Holland and cross the border into Belgium and cruise to Antwerp. Antwerp is the city of Rubens. After lunch, we tour Rubens home and take a stroll in the old quarter of this beautiful Flemish city. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 Antwerp to Ghent
After breakfast, we can catch the flood tide up the winding "Sea Schelde", which takes us to the town of Ghent. Here you can look at the "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb", the famous painting by the Van Eyck brothers, or take a walk through this wonderful town in the afternoon. Dinner on board.

Friday, Day 6 Ghent to Bruges
This morning we will cruise to the beautiful little town of Bruges, known as the "Venice of the North". You'll have ample time to explore the many museums and maybe buy some of the handmade lace or take a boat trip on the small canals which meander through this picturesque town. Tonight is the Farewell Captain's Dinner on board.

Saturday, Day 7 Bruges
After breakfast, disembark La Nouvelle Etoile and transfer to the drop off point in Bruges.

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

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