Amsterdam
12/17/2019 12:00 AM
12/17/2019 12:00 AM
The famous canals of Amsterdam await discovery on your scenic canal cruise. Tall narrow homes along the water, the beautiful wooden Skinny Bridge, and the Anne Frank House are a few of the highlights you will see. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Discover Amsterdam’s highlights in the historic city center by private car and by private boat.
Highlights:

  • See the city center by private car; land mark buildings, merchant houses, the famous skinny bridge at the Amstel river and the floating flower market.
  • Experience the canal ring of Amsterdam (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with a private salon boat.
  • Visit the famous Van Gogh Museum, with the most extensive collection of this well known Dutch painter. Optional visit possible to the renowned Rijksmuseum. See the Dutch Master paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals.
  • Countryside tour and visit to the windmill village “Zaanse Schans”: Dutch wooden houses, canals, cheese farm and wooden shoe maker.
     

Tour Duration:
8 hours, full day tours should take place between 08h00 and 19h00 for maximum 8 consecutive hours.

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port, guided tour by professional guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Visit the largest flower auction in the world.

(Flower Auction only on week days, best visiting hours 07.30 -09.00 hrs) 

Highlights:

  • Visit to world largest flower auction (wholesaler market) and bulb fields.
  • Enjoy the city of The Hague, the governmental capitol of The Netherlands and home of Dutch the Royal family Orange-Nassau.
  • See the “Girl with a pearl earring” at the Mauritshuis / Royal Painting Cabinet
  • Experience Porceleyne Fles / Royal Delft, the Delftware factory.

Tour Duration:
8 hours

Tour can operate: full day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: private car - transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during the tour, additional English speaking local guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.


 

Amsterdam - Kr

Discover the beautiful “Green Heart” of Holland and its largest National Park "De Hoge Veluwe". You will visit the renowned Kröller Müller museum; which offers an collection of fine art mainly from the 19thand 20th centuries. Such as an extensive range of paintings by the world famous Vincent van Gogh. The museum is surrounded by an open air exhibition of modern sculptures; showing some exceptional pieces of for example Rodin, Henry Moore and Serra. 
Enjoy the "Loo Palace" (1650) for a visit. Het Loo Palace, in the woodland setting of Apeldoorn. Since 1984 the palace has served as a museum after a spectacular restoration 
of the buildings and the gardens, returning them to their original seventeenth 
century.  


Highlights:

  • A visit to Kröller Müller Museum in Otterloo and The “Loo Palace” in Apeldoorn; both situated in the beautiful Dutch countryside..

Tour Duration: 8 hours
Tour can operate: full day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the Pier and private car at disposal, English speaking guide available, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Enjoy Amsterdam beautiful historic city center, canal ring and its famous museums.

Highlights:

  • Explore Amsterdam’s city center and 400 year old canal ring (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • See the merchant houses along the canals, floating flower market and the antique street
  • Visit the world renowned Rijksmuseum, with Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Nightwatch”
  • Enjoy a wonderful boat tour of 1,5 hours in a private salon boat and see Amsterdam from the waterside.  

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Museums Yes, private boat No.

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: English speaking guide fora walking tour, entrance fees.

Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam- In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours) 
Discover the Jewish history of Amsterdam; Portuguese synagoge and the former Jewish quarter and the Resistance Museum.

(Jewish Historical Museum daily opened from 11.00-17.00 hr except on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Portuguese Synagoge opened from Sunday till Thursday 10.00-17.00 hr, Friday 10.00 -16.00 hr, Saturday closed for sabbat).

Highlights:

  • A visit to the Jewish Historical Museum; the museum has been housed in a complex of four former Ashkenazic synagogues, built between 1671 and 1752. The museum owns a magnificent collection of special objects.
  • A visit to “The Esnoga” or the Portuguese synagogue, built in 1675, which is situated at the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein just opposite the Jewish Historical Museum. In this complex you will explore the “Treasuries”; very special ceremonial objects and a part of the famous library Ets Haïm-Livraria Montezinos which can only be visited by appointment.
  • A visit to the Resistance Museum.

Tour Duration:
Half day tours should take place between 0800-13h00 or 13h00-19h00 for maximum 4 hours 
Tour can operate: half day
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Physical Activity Level: Moderate
Included: transfer to/from the port and private car at disposal during touradditional English speaking guide, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral water
Not Included: Meals and gratuities.
 

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)
Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and 
Broek In Waterland (4 hours) 


In the surroundings of Amsterdam there are many beautiful and typical Dutch villages, which are definitely worth a visit. During this tour you will visit Marken with its traditional green painted houses, taste smoked eel at fisherman’s village Monnickendam and enjoy the wonderful Dutch scenery at Broek In Waterland.

Highlights:
  • Monnickendam, this small town is situated on a former island and is located near the IJssellake. It is a lovely place to visit and has many special featureslike its houses on pillars, the traditional greenpainted houses and folkloristic customs and clothing's. 
  • Explore Monnickendam; This town is a former fisherman's village and has an interesting history. During the city walk you will for instance see the beautiful City Hall and 'De Waag' a place where they used to weigh the ship loadings coming in from overseas.
  • Enjoy Broek-in-Waterland; situated in the beautiful “Waterland” area. During the 17e and 18e century this village was one of the most prosperous villages in this area. Many ship owners, captains and merchants used to settle here. Famous people like the French philosopher Victor Hugo, the emperor Alexander of Russia and Napoleon visited this small village.
Tour Duration:  4 hours, half day tours should take place between 08.00 – 13.00 hr or 13.00 – 19.00 hr

Tour can operate: half day

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: Transfer to/from the port, guided tour, entrance fees. Bottle of mineral
water


Not Included: Meals and gratuities.

 
Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam
Meet your driver at the Port in Amsterdam for a private transfer to the city centre where your guide is waiting to meet you for a walking tour of this beautiful city. Begin at Dam Square, bordered by the Royal Palace and enjoy wonderful views of the canals and gabled houses of the mercantile quarter before visiting the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*. After your tour, transfer in the comfort of your own private vehicle back to your ship.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)

Highlights:
  • Tour Anne Frank's house

Tour Duration: 4 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 4 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours
Spend the day exploring Amsterdam in the hands of your expert guide. You are met at the port and transferred to Dam Square where your morning’s walking tour includes the notable Royal Palace.  Admire the views of the canals and the gabled houses of the Canal Ring district, where you will visit the house in which Anne Frank wrote her celebrated diary during the last war*.

After lunch explore the beautifully-restored Rijksmuseum, to admire the stunning collection of masterpieces from the seventeenth-century Golden Age, including works by Rembrandt and Vermeer. No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the delightful Van Gogh Museum, home to many of his famous works as well as those of other Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.

*tickets for the Anne Frank House sell out very quickly and are subject to availability. Guides are not allowed to accompany you into the house itself, but will be waiting for you at the end of your visit (approx. 45-90 mins)


Highlights:
  • Visit Anne Frank's House
  • Explore the Van Gogh Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours
You are met at Amsterdam port for a full-day excursion outside of the city. Not far from Amsterdam lies Aalsmeer with its Flower Auction - the largest in the world. Here you will watch the colourful auction from the observation gallery, and the earlier you arrive, the more you see.

From Aalsmeer, travel on to Delft, one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands. Delft preserves an historic look that is best appreciated by walking along its small canals with their graceful humpbacked bridges. Delft is also world-renowned for its famous blue and white porcelain. After lunch at leisure continue to Den Haag, the home of the Dutch Royal Family and also the administrative capital of The Netherlands. Explore the Mauritshuis Museum that holds one of the world's finest collections of paintings, predominately Dutch artists, including Rembrandt, Steen, Hals, Rubens and Van Dyck.


Highlights:
  • Watch the colourful Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit the Mauritshuis Museum

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning/ Afternoon

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Private transport by luxury car or minivan
  • An expert local guide for 8 hours
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • All taxes
Exclusions:
  • All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
  • Gratuities
Holland
Discover Vincent van Gogh’s roots; see his birthplace of Zundert in the South of Holland. Visit the village of Nuenen and the Vincentre, hometown of Van Gogh’s world famous “The Potato Eaters”. 

Highlights:
  • Explore Vincent’s birthplace Zundert in the south of Holland (1h15 min drive). Here your will be met by a Van Gogh Expert to pass by the Van Gogh house, the church of Zundert and the graveyard.
  • Discover the village of Nuenen, known most of all for Vincent's first large painting, “The Potato Eaters”, the original can be found in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh by visiting some of the 21 locations in the village of Nuenen with links to his life. See the highlights of the two years he spent in Nuenen. This was the last place where Vincent lived and painted before departing for Belgium and France.
  • Visit to the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, where 11 Van Gogh paintings are displayed in the exposition “the story of Brabant”.
Note:
The Vincentre is open throughout the year on the following days:
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Het Noordbrabants Museum Opening hours:
  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday            11:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday       11:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Friday   11:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday           11:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Tour Duration: 10 hours 8am – 6.30pm

Tour can operate: Tuesday to Sunday  

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included: transfer to/from the port, including private driver, professional guide, entrance tickets to the different museums.

Not Included: lunch
 

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