Christmas Rhine to Belgium & Dutch Waterways Itinerary -
23 Dec 2018 on the mps Lady Anne

Day 1 UK – Cologne

We travel to the vibrant city of Cologne and board our ship, where you can relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Day 2 Christmas Eve Cologne – Dusseldorf

Spend the morning at leisure or join our optional excursion for a guided tour of Cologne’s old town. Later we cruise to Dusseldorf, which is divided by the Rhine with the old town on one side and the modern city on the other. This evening we gather together for a Christmas Eve dinner, after which our Cruise Manager will accompany anyone who wants to attend midnight mass at the local church.

Day 3 Christmas Day Dusseldorf – Nijmegan

Merry Christmas! This morning we cruise to Nijmegen which is the oldest city in the Netherlands and nestles on the banks of the Waal River. After a traditional British Christmas lunch, you are free to walk through the old town which takes you on a journey through time, starting from when the Romans first settled here. x

Day 4 Boxing Day Nijmegan – Gorinchem

Boxing Day takes us to the quaint Harbour town of Gorinchem. Here you are free to relax onboard MPS Lady Anne, or you can take a walk to explore the harbour, the towns square, the monumental building and church.

Day 5 Gorichem - Willemstad

This morning we cruise to Willemstad, known for its old town centre, with architecture buildings. Join our optional excursion to Antwerp which boasts of many attractions, including the second biggest port in Europe and an array of 16th-century architecture. Our guided tour is a great way to see the city highlights and there’s also the opportunity to visit Rubens House, where you can discover the life and work of this master painter.

Day 6 Willemstad - Rotterdam

We complete our cruise on arrival in Rotterdam, it’s known as ‘Manhattan on the Meuse’ because of its impressive skyline, which showcases cutting-edge architecture. Join our optional excursion to see some of the highlights: take a trip up the Euromast observation tower where you will have views as far as Antwerp on a clear day.

Day 7 Rotterdam – UK

This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.