14-night Bordeaux Explorer Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Rotterdam
Destination:
Amsterdam/Rome (Civitavecchia)
Departure Date:
10/5/2019
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1315187
from
$1399

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Amsterdam
Suggested Private Excursion
10/5/2019
10/5/2019 5:00:00 PM

Cosmopolitan Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. Interesting attractions include the medieval weighhouse, Royal Palace on Dam Square, and New Church. Its most glamorous industry is the diamond trade. Not too far from Amsterdam are the flower centers of Aalsmeer, the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, cheese markets at Edam and Gouda, and historic Haarlem, the main center of the bulb-growing industry. Enjoy the city’s sights from a glass-topped sightseeing boat which passes characteristic gabled houses and negotiates picturesque arched bridges. Facing Dam Square, the Royal Palace was built in 1648 and is still officially the royal residence, although the royal family resides in The Hague. The marbled Citizens Hall with inlaid maps of the world is worth seeing. One of Amsterdam’s most visited sites is historic Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum, the city’s most prestigious museum, houses the largest collection of Dutch paintings in the world. Van Gogh Museum houses a striking collection.

Suggested Private Excursions

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

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

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

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

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

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

Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours

Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours

Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours

Bruges (Zeebrugge)
10/6/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/6/2019 4:00:00 PM

Zeebrugge is an important port city in Flanders, connecting Belgium’s intricate railway and canal transportation systems. It is the gateway to medieval Bruges, one of northern Europe's most picturesque old cities and Brussels with its tree-shaded boulevards, splendid parks, imposing monuments, and beautiful buildings.

Paris/Normandy (Le Havre)
10/7/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/7/2019 7:00:00 PM

Le Havre is the gateway for optional tours to Paris, the "City of Light." See the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs Elysees. In Le Havre itself, visitors can explore at leisure and learn something of the French "art de vivre." Visit fish and vegetable markets, public parks, modern architecture, a long seaside promenade and a vast beach.

London (Dover)
10/8/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/8/2019 7:00:00 PM

The white cliffs of Dover are famous in song and story. From Dover you can visit nearby Canterbury or take a full-day excursion to see the sights of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more.

At Sea
10/10/2019
10/10/2019

No information currently available.

La Rochelle
10/11/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/11/2019 6:00:00 PM

La Rochelle has an interesting history. Today La Rochelle is centered around the old port and appears as a laidback but lively city that is very popular with tourists during the months of July and August. Although itself without beaches, stretches of fine sand can be found at the nearby Ile de Ré.

Bordeaux
Suggested Private Excursion
10/12/2019 8:15:00 AM
10/12/2019

Surrounding Bordeaux are world-renowned vineyards and châteaux. Visitors from all over the globe come here to learn about the winemaking process - from growing grapes to harvesting, fermenting and bottling these top-quality wines. Here in the wine region the title of château can mean anything from a palatial residence to a basic winery. There are thousands of châteaux that rank from very modest family establishments to large famous properties where grapes are raised, fermented and then matured to produce the area’s famous wines. Visit Rue Ste. Cathérine - a half-mile-long pedestrian street leading through the Old Town’s major shopping area and marking the beginning of the elegant 18th-century city. - and Musée des Beaux Arts -- a museum with a large collection of 17th-century paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters as well as works by Delacroix.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bordeaux - Gourmet tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Cultural tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux -Saint Emilion Wine Tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - About Grape Varietals… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Wine Architecture in Saint-Emilion - 8 hours

Bordeaux
Suggested Private Excursion
10/13/2019
10/13/2019 6:45:00 AM

Surrounding Bordeaux are world-renowned vineyards and châteaux. Visitors from all over the globe come here to learn about the winemaking process - from growing grapes to harvesting, fermenting and bottling these top-quality wines. Here in the wine region the title of château can mean anything from a palatial residence to a basic winery. There are thousands of châteaux that rank from very modest family establishments to large famous properties where grapes are raised, fermented and then matured to produce the area’s famous wines. Visit Rue Ste. Cathérine - a half-mile-long pedestrian street leading through the Old Town’s major shopping area and marking the beginning of the elegant 18th-century city. - and Musée des Beaux Arts -- a museum with a large collection of 17th-century paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters as well as works by Delacroix.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bordeaux - Gourmet tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Cultural tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux -Saint Emilion Wine Tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - About Grape Varietals… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Wine Architecture in Saint-Emilion - 8 hours

Gironde Estuary
10/13/2019
10/13/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/14/2019
10/14/2019

No information currently available.

Tagus River
10/15/2019
10/15/2019

No information currently available.

Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
10/15/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/15/2019 5:00:00 PM

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Fatima & Nazare

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Sintra, Queluz and Estoril – 8 hours

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Mafra Palace & Ericeira

Batalha and Alcobaça Majestic Monasteries, Fátima & Óbidos (10 Hours)

Fátima & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)

Alcobaça Monastery, Nazaré and Óbidos Villages (6 - 8 Hours)

Alenquer for Wine Lovers & Óbidos (6 - 8 Hours)

Dressage Experience, Wine & Lunch with the Countess (6 - 8 Hours)

Tomar & Óbidos Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon History & Local Flavours (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Lisbon History with Alfama District (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon History with Belem Area (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon Family Travel (6 - 8 Hours)

Mystic Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Lisbon (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Mystic Sintra & Cascais & Estoril Coastline (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Queluz History (6 - 8 Hours)

Cooking Class & Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Sintra Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)

Alentejo & Local Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)

Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil (10 Hours)

Alentejo, Local Tradition & Wine Estates (10 Hours)

Alentejo & Wine Flavours (6 - 8 Hours)

Gibraltar
10/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
10/16/2019 6:00:00 PM

Gibraltar is the famous promontory located at the western entrance of the Mediterranean, with Spain to the north and, across the Straits, Morocco to the south. The Straits are a channel connecting the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Africa is clearly visible on a fine day. In ancient times, the Rock, as Gibraltar is popularly called, and its counterpart on the African side, Mount Abyla, were known as the Pillars of Hercules. Visitors enjoy historical sites, magnificent views and beautiful beaches. A favorite pastime is strolling along Main Street to browse and shop in the duty-free shops or stop in one of the pubs. Many visitors come to see Gibraltar's curiosity, the Barbary Apes. According to legend, the British will remain as long as the apes survive. Alemeda Botanical Gardens is where the British troops mustered for their parades. Trafalgar Cemetery was named for the casualties of the Battle of Trafalgar. On the fringe of the downtown area is the Cable Car Base Station where the car runs to the rock top.

Cartagena (Spain)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/17/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/17/2019 5:00:00 PM

Today Spain's major commercial port and naval base, Cartagena lies on the coast of Murcia, its great indented bay guarded by rocky promontories, each topped by a fort. The city contains the remains of old walls, a castle constructed probably in Carthaginian times, and a church that was formerly a 13th-century cathedral. Attractive promenades extend along the harbour, while to the northeast is the famous beach and watersports resort area of the lagoon-like Mar Menor.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cartagena: Historical Half Day City Tour

Cartagena: Murcia & Cartagena Full Day Excursion

At Sea
10/18/2019
10/18/2019

No information currently available.

Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/19/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/19/2019

Civitavecchia is the port city for Rome. Rome has always been and remains the Eternal City. With its splendid churches, ancient monuments and palaces, spacious parks, tree-lined boulevards, fountains, outdoor cafés and elegant shops, Rome is one of the world’s most attractive cities. Among the most famous monuments is the Colosseum where spectators watched combats between muscled gladiators and ferocious animals. Stop to see the remains of the Forum, once a political and commercial center. Rome’s squares were enhanced with such imposing structures as the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and grandiose fountains like the Fontana di Trevi. Awe at Christendom’s most magnificent church, the Sistine Chapel. The busy square Piazza Venezia is easily recognized by its imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Take a stroll to Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is the site of lovely St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, where for 200 years, Renaissance masters worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Visit Vatican Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $332 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
10/5/2019
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 14-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1315187

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