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Your journey with us... Day 1: UK to Amsterdam. Travel by coach from Folkestone to Amsterdam via Eurotunnel or ferry and embark your ship. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner before beginning your cruise later this evening. Day 5: Haarlem. Perhaps explore the city with its attractive market square, Grote Markt, home to an impressive 14th-century Town Hall and St Bavo's church. This evening sail overnight towards Belgium. Tom Hart Dyke On the April 23, 2020, cruise (Holiday code: AH297) passengers will be joined on board by renowned horticulturist Tom Hart Dyke. Tom first shot to international prominence in March 2000 when he and his travelling companion Paul Winder were on a plant hunting expedition in the Colombian jungle. They were captured by warring guerrilla factions while trekking through `The Darien Gap', and he was held captive for nine months. Since his release, he has been busy building the `World Garden' at his home in Lullingstone Castle, Kent. Day 2: Amsterdam to Zaandem. The day is yours to explore the city at your leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to Amsterdam's botanical gardens one of the oldest in the world, or to Vondelpark Amsterdam's largest park. Sail to Zaandem this evening for an overnight mooring. Day 6: Antwerp. Arrive in Antwerp and enjoy an included half-day excursion to the 16th annual Floralia Brussels flower show in the grounds and greenhouses of Groot-Bijgaarden Castle, with more than one million bulbs and nearly 400 types of tulips. The rest of the day is at leisure. Your ship remains moored here until the early hours. Day 3: Zaandam. Enjoy a full-day excursion to the famous Keukenhof gardens, also known as the `garden of Europe'. More than seven million bulbs fill the park with vibrant colour and fragrance at this annual exhibition lasting eight weeks, with dazzling displays of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, plus flower and plant shows. Please note: the tulip displays are weather dependent, but normally bloom from mid-March to mid-May. Day 7: Antwerp to Utrecht to Amsterdam. Cruise to Utrecht, disembarking for a half-day trip to Utrecht Botanical Gardens. Originally called Hortus medicus, the gardens were first laid out in 1639 and are one of the oldest university gardens in the Netherlands. Sail on this evening to moor in Amsterdam late tonight. Utrecht Botanical Gardens Originally called Hortus medicus, these gardens were first laid out in 1639 and are one of the oldest university gardens in the Netherlands. They were installed for students of medicine and played an important role in the development of systematic botany in the Netherlands. The gardens incorporate several different areas, including a Rock Garden said to be one of Europe's finest, Tropical Greenhouse, a Rare Plants area and an Outer Fort where marsh marigold and huge skunk cabbage flourish in the spring Day 8: Amsterdam to UK. Disembark after breakfast for your return journey to the UK. Day 4: Zaandam to Haarlem. Cruise towards the beautiful city of Haarlem, arriving at lunch time. This evening the annual Flower Parade arrives in Haarlem, with its procession of floats carrying magnificent displays. Your ship remains moored here overnight. SAVE up to 200^ per person on selected cabin grades and departures when you book by Aug 9, 2019 Ship Rex Rheni Ship MS Bellejour Prices from: Apr 22, 2020 Prices from: Apr 23, 2020 Passenger Deck 1199 999 Lower Deck 1299 1149 Main Deck 1499 1379 Middle Deck, French balcony 1549 1449 Promenade Deck 1619 1499 Upper Deck Deluxe, French balcony 1849 1749 Cabins for sole occ from: 1949 1829 Cabins for sole occ from: 1749 1599 Cruise code AH294 Cruise code AH297 Floral Delights of Holland. 7 nights. All prices are s per person based on two people sharing, include savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Prices shown may be based on aft or forward cabins and supplements may apply for midship. Other sole occupancy cabins available, subject to availability. Optional travel insurance: A reduction applies of 20 if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights call for details. For the latest prices and offers visit saga.co.uk/holidays. TRAVEL OPTIONS: Prices based on return coach travel from Folkestone to Amsterdam via Eurotunnel or ferry. Eurostar standard is available for a supplement departing from London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet to Brussels and onward by coach. Flights from Heathrow are also available for a supplement. To travel from your local airport or to take advantage of our flight and Eurostar upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply),, please call for details. The departure on board MS Bellejour (Holiday Code: AH297) follows a slightly different itinerary. Please call for details. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently. To book see page 163 and call FREE on 0800 300 400 or visit saga.co.uk/rivers Agent To book, please visit your Travel Please quote RIV77 19