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Descent from the Cross was painted by Rubens in 1612 9 nights FULL BOARD from £1849^ Including optional travel insurance or from £1795^ without insurance§ Your cruise includes VIP door-to-door travel service · 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners · Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner · All Gratuities on board · Saga Team · Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK · Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry. Return flights or direct Eurostar train to Amsterdam for a supplement. · 8 included excursions and experiences For a full inclusions list see page 12 The historic windmills of Kinderdijk Vermeer's The Milkmaid is housed at the Rijksmuseum Adventures ashore Dutch delights During your time in Amsterdam you simply cannot miss the completely renovated Rijksmuseum. The iconic 135-year-old institution displays more than 8,000 works of art ­ just a tiny portion of its one-million-strong collection ­ and is particularly renowned for its paintings from the 17th-century ­ the Dutch Golden Age. You'll find the Dutch Masters section on the top floor, where you can study master painter Vermeer's famous Milkmaid, and the museum's pièce de résistance is Rembrand's huge The Night Watch. Highlights of the Hague While in Rotterdam, make the short drive to The Hague for a visit to two superb museums ­ the Mauritshuis and Gemeentemuseum. Built originally in the 17th century as the home for the count of Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, the Mauritshuis is a fine example of Dutch classicism which became a museum in 1822. Study some of the finest masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Era, including Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rembrandt's 1669 Self-Portrait. Afterwards head to the beautiful art deco confines of the Gemeentemuseum, which is home to the world's largest Mondrian collection as well as famous works by other artists including Pablo Picasso. Admire Antwerp Belgium's second largest city was a great centre for the arts in the Renaissance period with Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens and and Van Dyck both living and working here. Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts is partly dedicated to Rubens' work and you can look forward to an included visit to that, as well as the Rubens House Museum. No trip to Antwerp would be complete without a visit to the medieval Cathedral of Our Lady the largest Gothic cathedral in the country with the highest church tower in Benelux at 403 feet. There you'll be able to see Rubens' altarpieces including Elevation to the Cross, Descent from the Cross and Resurrection of Christ. Rotterdam NETHERLANDS Amsterdam Utrecht Kinderdijk Dordrecht BELGIUM Antwerp Brussels SAVE £250^ per person on all cabin grades when you book by December 20, 2019 Prices from: Lower Deck Middle Deck, French Balcony Upper Deck, French Balcony Cabins for sole occ. from: Cruise code May 10, 2021 2099 1849 2549 2299 2899 2649 2849 2599 AT198 From Rembrandt to Rubens - Art Cruise. 9 nights. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing including 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 £54 if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 54 for details. For the latest prices and offers visit TRAVEL OPTIONS: Prices based on coach travel from Folkestone to Amsterdam via Eurotunnel or ferry, returning from Brussels. Eurostar standard is available for a supplement departing from London St Pancras, direct to Amsterdam, returning from Brussels. 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. 25