Holland and Belgium, MS SE-MANON
Tulips, Cheese, Beer and Chocolate – a Ramble through Holland and Belgium
- 6 Days / 5 Nights
- Self guided
Individual arrival for embarkation in the Rhine metropolis of Düsseldorf. Our tour guide welcomes you on board with a glass of champagne. In the evening, your ship leaves Germany to set sail for the Netherlands.
The Netherlands` capital with its famous canals (Dutch: Grachten) and more than 1000 bridges is also known as the Venice of the North. Join us today for a canal cruise (optional), and hear straight from the horse`s mouth why every Dutch person has at least one bicycle. The Netherlands and tulips simply go together. In this period of the year, you will have the unique opportunity to see more than 800 varieties of tulips and outstanding plant arrangements at Keukenhof Gardens.
A warm welcome to Rotterdam! The second largest city in the Netherlands is considered one of the country`s cultural centres. On an optional guided tour, past the famous market hall or the iconic Cube Houses, get a first impression of this city with its many faces. In the morning, experience the bustling activity of one the world`s biggest ports in all its beauty. During a harbour tour, admire the impressive skyline from a vessel (optional).
Today you have the whole day to explore Belgium`s second largest city, at the same time the largest port in Belgium. In the 16th century, Antwerp was regarded as one of the most important cities in Europe, and was home to Baroque painter Pieter Paul Rubens.
Discover the historic Old town during an optional guided tour. You will have a free afternoon to explore Antwerp at your leisure. In the evening, the MS SE-MANON sails to Nijmegen.
In the early morning, the MS SE-MANON arrives in the cosy Hanseatic City of Nijmegen. Founded over 2000 years ago, Nijmegen is the oldest City in the Netherlands.
In the immediate vicinity of the market square, you will find the St Steven`s Church, medieval bourgeois houses, restaurants and galleries. Explore this marvellous city on a guided city walk (optional). Enjoy your last evening in the saloon with a glass of wine, while sitting back and recalling the beautiful moments and impressions of this voyage.
Arrival in Düsseldorf at around 07:00 pm. After breakfast, disembarkation and individual journey home.
- River Cruise with MS SE-MANON☀☀☀☀ according to itinerary
- 5 nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
- Luggage is taken on and off the ship, directly to/from your cabin
- Full meals
5 x breakfasts, 4 x four-course lunch, 4 x afternoon coffee/tea with pastries, 4 x four-course dinners, 5x small midnight snacks
- Drinks packages included: house wine, beer on tap, alcohol-free beer, soft drinks, juices, coffee/tea and mineral water from 10:00am to 10:00pm
- 1 x welcome drink
- 1 x Gala Dinner with five-course-menu
- Board musicians
- SE-Tours Tour guide
Arrival and return journey, parking fees, beverages ordered outside the established time limit (10:00 am to 10:00 pm), personal expenses, gratuities, travel insurances, optional excursions, Wi-Fi.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there may be restrictions on board. These are temporary, government-mandated restrictions that may vary regionally. For the safety of all persons present on board, you are obliged to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene. For this purpose, you will receive our ship-specific hygiene concept when booking/inquiring.
Travel documents: For this journey, EU-citizens need a valid passport or ID-card, which must be valid for at least 6 months after last day of travel. It is absolutely necessary that you contact us, if you have either a non-EU citizenship or a multiple citizenship, or if you have to respect special entry requirements. Voltage: 220 V AC electrical sockets. Itinerary: In principle, all itineraries and schedules may be subject to changes. In case a route cannot be operated due to high or low water levels, the cruise company reserves the right to operate part of the route or the entire route by motor coach or to reroute the itinerary. At any time, the captain of the ship is authorised to modify the itinerary for the safety of the passengers. Clothing: smart casual. In the evening, no formal attire required. For the captain`s dinner, we suggest that women wear a pretty dress or lady`s suit, for men a suit. Gratuities: It is customary to give the crew gratuities. Naturally, the amount is discretionary. Optional Excursions: We will be delighted to send you an order form with our range of optional excursions prior to departure. All excursions are in the German language. Accessibility: This journey is not suitable for persons with limited mobility.
Programme subject to changes. Minimum number of participants: 110 persons (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure)
You may cancel the booking at any time. For cancellation fees, please refer to the booking conditions of SE-Tours. The tour operator’s terms and conditions apply: SE-Tours GmbH, Am Grollhamm 12a, 27574 Bremerhaven, Germany We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.
All 75 cabins are outside cabins (approx.14 m²) and are comfortably equipped with hotel-style beds. They feature en-suite facilities with shower* (*cabin no. 306, 307, 308, 309 with bathtub), satellite TV, safe, hair dryer, internal telephone line and individual adjustable air conditioning. Upper Deck: cabins featuring French balconies (= floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door). Middle Deck: The huge panorama windows can be opened. Main Deck: The small windows cannot be opened. (Height approx. 40 cm).
The inviting spa area offers a holiday for body and soul, and in the small sauna and in the whirlpool, you may want to rest and relax. For endurance and fitness training, there is a small number of cardio equipment available. The MS SE-MANON, holds a reading lounge with small library, an elegant place for a quiet time to devour your summer reads. In the restaurant with panorama windows, enjoy the views over the passing scenery while the crew serves your meal or while you recall the moments of the day over a glass of wine listening to relaxing music. The spacious sun deck is partly shaded and features plenty of deckchairs. A special highlight is the outdoor pool at the aft of the ship.
There is an elevator running between Middle and Upper Deck! The ship is not wheelchair accessible. Smoking is permitted on the open deck, all the other spaces on board are non-smoking areas.