Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Dutch Bulbfields

Resort - Ms Arena Ship


Experience some of the best scenery Europe has to offer on one of our River Cruise breaks. Here at Alfa we believe the journey is just as important as the destination so on our longer duration River Cruise tours we include overnight stays en route, meaning you can enjoy the journey in comfort without feeling rushed. With different routes on the outward and return journeys on most holidays, we also guarantee a great variety of location and hotels to sample on your European adventure! With 3 meals every day plus evening entertainment where everyone gets involved, a River Cruise truly is a memorable experience. Plus, don't forget that with Alfa all of the excursions are included in the tour cost!

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£769 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 927EC

Tour: Dutch Bulbfields

Resort: Ms Arena Ship

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 04 April 2020

Travelling by: River Cruise

Hotel: Ms Arena Ship

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Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Embarkment

Day 3 - Hoorn and Kampen

  • With over 500 munuments, there is plenty to see in this Hanseatic town.
  • The many town gates, museums and the imposing church are all worth a visit.
  • The delightful traditional town of Hoorn is set on the IJsselmeer lake.
  • The town's hub is the Roode Steen with its statue and museum.

Day 4 - Den Helder & Harlingen

  • Den Helder lies on the northernmost point of the province of North Holland, surrounded by the sea on 3 sides.
  • The city grew as the main base for the Dutch Navy in the 18th century.
  • Napoleon Boneparte subsequently build a heavily fortified naval base in the town in the 1800's.
  • As a majot port on the IJSelmeer, Harlingen is the base for ferries to the Wadden islands.
  • Major points of interest include the old lighthouse, Hannemahuis museum and pottery museum.
  • (entry fees may apply)

Day 5 - Keukenhof Cardens & Amsterdam Cruise

  • We travel to the small Dutch town of Lisse to see the famous flowering bulbs in their multitudes.
  • Entrance to the famous Keukenhof Gardens is included in the tour cost.
  • Throughout the vast gardens are many opportunities to pause and reflect, or to purchase refreshments.
  • The largest city in the Netherlands hosts a variety of great attractions including the famous Rijksmuseum.
  • The remarkable 'House of Weights’ is a prominent monument situated on the Nieuwmarkt.
  • We take a cruise around the smaller canals of Amsterdam to explore the city's sights and history.

Day 6 - Disembark

Day 7 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

Ms Arena Ship

The MS Arena is a well-equipped, modern ship offering panoramic views of the passing scenery as she glides effortlessly along the waterways of Europe. Spacious public areas include a shaded sun-deck, elegant restaurant and lounge bar with dancefloor. Each of the 96 cabins benefits from panoramic French windows with Juliette balcony and en-suite shower room.

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We have 5 interchanges across the UK:

Your Interchange will be - North West Tours – Burtonwood Interchange (M62 near Warrington)

Your Interchange will be - Midlands Tours – Tamworth Interchange (M42, Junction 10)

Your Interchange will be - South Tours – Reading Interchange (M4, Junction 11/12)

Your Interchange will be - Yorkshire and Humberside Tours – Woodall Interchange (M1, Junction 30/31 Northbound side)

Your Interchange will be - North East Tours – Bowburn Interchange (A1 (M), Junction 61)

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North West

  • Burtonwood (M62, Junction 8), Forton Services (M6, Junction 32/33), Hartshead Moor (M62, Junction 25/26), Charnock Richard (M6, Junction 27/28), Carlisle (M6, Junction 43 – layby near Tesco) – North and Scotland
  • Burtonwood (M62, Junction 8), Keele (M6, Junction 15/16), Sandbach (M6, Junction 16/17)

For selected tours we can pick you up at:


  • Keele (M6, Junction 15/16) – Scotland & North West England
  • Hopwood Park (M42, Junction 2) – South West England and South Wales
  • Woodall (M1, Junction 30/31) – Yorkshire and North East England
  • Watford Gap (M1, Junction 16/17) – South East England, East Anglia and Continental Europe

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South – South Mimms (M25, Junction 23)

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Yorkshire and Humberside Tours – Woodall (M1, Junction 30/31)

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North East Tours – North Allerton, Scotch Corner, Chester-le-Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Leeming Bar, Bowburn Durham Services (A1 (M), Junction 61)

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For only £6 per day you can book parking at selected locations for the duration of your holiday. So if you prefer to drive, leave your car and join your coach en-route then why not enquire about our Park and Tour locations. For more information please call our reservations team.

North West Tours – Charnock Richard Services (M6, Junction 27/28) – for clients travelling to Cumbria and Scotland

Midlands Tours – Watford Gap (M1, Junction 16/17) – South East England, East Anglia and Continental Europe

For selected tours we can pick you up at:

North East Tours – Bowburn Durham Services (A1 (M), Junction 61) – All destinations

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Reliable Coaches

Most of our holidays are operated by our own fleet of mostly modern Mercedes luxury coaches, all of which have an on board washroom and are air conditioned. We also work with selected third party coach operators who supplement our own fleet during peak periods. The facilities on third party coaches can vary, but the majority have air conditioning. We are members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport and the Coach Tourism Association – bodies established to encourage standards of excellence in our industry.