A picturesque latticework of tree-lined canals awaits you in the vibrant Dutch capital. Take a cruise along Amsterdam's centuries-old waterways to see the city's trademark tall, narrow buildings, relax in the leafy Vondelpark, peruse the iconic Albert Cuyp Market and embrace in the culture at the incredible Van Gogh Museum.
Enjoy a relaxing short break away to Bruges, often known as ‘the Venice of the North’. Crossings are an absolute delight with top-notch entertainment. Each ship has a resident band or duo that will keep you entertained throughout the evening.
Ghent is Belgium’s best kept secret and one of Europe’s greatest discoveries – small enough to feel cosy but big enough to stay vibrant. It has enough medieval frivolity to create a spectacle but retains a gritty industrial edge that keeps things ‘real’. With its fabulous canalside architecture, wealth of quirky bars and some of Belgium’s most fascinating museums, this is a city you really won’t want to miss.
The Keukenhof Gardens is one of the largest flower gardens in the world, stretching over 79 acres. Nearly 7 million bulbs are planted there each year, which grow into absolutely stunning flowers in a riot of colours. The gardens are only open for a short time each year, and April is the best time to go if you want to see the famous Tulips.
These gardens are perfect for a leisurely day, wandering among the flowers – whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, or just enjoy looking at flowers in all their beauty, this tour is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and inspired.
Lille may be France's most underrated major city. Highlights for the visitor include an attractive old town with a strong Flemish accent, three renowned art museums, stylish shopping, and some excellent dining options. The Lillois have a well-deserved reputation for friendliness – and they're so proud of being friendly that they often mention it!