Adam Frost established his own garden design and landscape gardening business in 1996. Since then he has gone on to design gardens around the world and win seven gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. Adam is a presenter on the popular BBC television programme Gardeners' World, he is an an RHS Ambassador for Education and Community Gardens and is also the founder of the Adam Frost Garden School in Lincolnshire. His first book, Real Gardens, was published in 2015 and tells the story of his award-winning gardens at Chelsea and his most recent, How to Create Your Garden, is available now.
See the tulips with Adam Frost on a four-day Dutch holiday
The Government has given the go-ahead for all river cruises and we are delighted to offer this new 2021 date on this sell-out cruise. For up-to-date advice on travel and COVID-19, see our homepage.
The blooming of tulips in spring makes Holland a must-visit, and on this special three-night cruise, you will have the chance to enjoy picturesque views of the Dutch flower fields while sailing along the country's famous canals.
Starting in Amsterdam, you will sail down the waterways to Kinderdijk, Doredrecht and Rotterdam. In Amsterdam, you'll be joined by BBC's Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost for a trip to the famously colourful Keukenhof Gardens. Adam will deliver an exclusive talk, where he will answer any horticultural queries.
Meet Adam Frost
Join the garden designer for an exclusive talk at Keukenhof Gardens, where he'll discuss his career, offer tips and take part in a private question and answer session.
Keukenhof Gardens visit
Marvel at Keukenhof Gardens, one of the world's largest flower gardens with displays of hundreds of plant varieties.
Cruise in style
On The River Cruise Line's four-star ship, MS Arena, you'll find a fitness suite, sun deck, library, bar and restaurant, as well as cabins with panoramic windows and French balconies. All meals are included, along with afternoon tea and cake, plus a snack.
Reasons to book
Meet Adam Frost
Keukenhof Gardens visit
Cruise in style
Hollands cities and towns
Your expert guide
- Enjoy an exclusive talk, Q&A and visit to Keukenhof Gardens with Adam Frost.
- Spend three nights on a full-board cruise with complimentary WiFi.
Tuck in to afternoon tea or coffee and cake, plus a late-evening snack every day.
Enjoy a welcome drink on your first evening on board
Visit Amsterdam, Kinderdijk, Doredrecht and Rotterdam.
- Call on the services of The River Cruise Line cruise manager.
Please note, lead-in price is for cruise-only option.
CRUISE ONLY from £599pp*
COACH FROM DOVER from £695pp*
TRAVEL BY AIR from £799pp*
TRAVEL BY EUROSTAR from £879pp*
Day1Arrive in AmsterdamAmsterdam, Netherlands
Arrive in Amsterdam and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard your ship, the MS Arena, with its comfortable bar and lounge. Dinner will be served in the Panorama Restaurant, from which you'll have views of Amsterdam's twinkling lights.
Day2Kinderdijk – DoredrechtKinderdijk, Netherlands
This morning we arrive in Kinderdijk, which is renowned for its 19 beautifully preserved windmills. Our optional excursion visits two of the mills, where we will learn about the lifestyle of a miller and the mechanisms of a mill. We return to the ship and set sail for Dordrecht. After lunch on board there is free time to explore this pretty little city, with its preserved centre and ancient buildings surrounded by a web of harbours and canals. Relax on board this evening as we set sail and cruise towards Rotterdam.
Day3Keukenhof with AdamKeukenhof, Netherlands
After breakfast our coach departs for our included excursion to Keukenhof Gardens, where there are seven million bulbs on show. You can follow the pathways which surround shimmering lakes, ancient trees and wonderful works of art, plus browse the pavilions, find your way around the hedge maze and enjoy the entertainment taking place throughout the day. You'll be joined by Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost, for an exclusive talk and Q&A, where you can ask Adam all your horticultural questions, and hear his insights into one of the world's greatest gardens. Later you'll rejoin the ship in Amsterdam and enjoy a final relaxing evening on board.
Day4Return homeAmsterdam, Netherlands
Bid farewell to your captain and crew this morning, and disembark for the return journey to the UK.
Four-star ship with excellent facilities, comfortable cabins and a stylish lounge bar
Step aboard and feel right at home from the minute you set sail on the stylish and spacious MS Arena. Take advantage of the wellness and fitness suite, treat yourself to a drink or two with new friends in the Ambassador's Lounge or soak up the ambience and spectacular sights from the comfort of the elevated sun deck.
Port visits are the highlights of anybody's cruise, but the crew onboard MS Arena want to make sure your time on the ship is just as special. When you're not at port, the fitness suite, library or sun deck are just a few of the places where you can spend time indulging in the things you love. There's also the onboard shop for stocking up on souvenirs and essentials, and for your convenience there is complimentary WiFi onboard. Panoramic windows throughout the ship's main and upper decks you won't miss any of the stunning river scenery.
Dine on fresh and delicious dishes in the Panorama Restaurant, then head up for a drink at the Ambassador's Lounge Bar. You can also relax in the lounge with a book, chat with fellow guests or simply watch the world drift by.
All of the cabins on board the MS Arena feature outward-facing floor to ceiling panoramic windows with French balconies, allowing you to take in the wonderful views of the river and surroundings from the comfort of your own cabin.
The spacious cabins feature en-suite bathrooms with a shower and toilet. There's plenty of space and storage for your belongings, plus air conditioning, TV, telephone, hairdryer and a safe all come as standard. You can choose from accommodation on the upper deck or main deck; all with contemporary furnishings, providing the ideal home from home on your cruise.
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