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12 Day Seine River Cruise with Amsterdam & Bruges

From Amsterdam, Netherlands to Paris, France
Length: 12 Days - Departs: Thu, Sep 08, 2022

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for the Netherlands
    Thu, Sep 08, 2022
    Depart for the Netherlands
  2. Day 2
    DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Amsterdam
    Fri, Sep 09, 2022
    Welcome to Amsterdam, Holland's sophisticated and modern capital. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 3 PM
    Overnight: Amsterdam
    Meals: Dinner
  3. Day 3
    DAY 3, Saturday - Amsterdam City Tour
    Sat, Sep 10, 2022
    Today's panoramic tour of 700-year-old Amsterdam introduces you to both the old and the new sections of this city. View the Royal Palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square, the king's official home-away-from-home. On to the Dutch National Monument dedicated by Queen Juliana as a memorial to the victims of WWII and to the unusual Skinny Bridge, once so narrow that pedestrians could not pass each other. Then, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals for an up-close view of the stately historic homes, 16th-century warehouses and charming churches with striking bell towers. The rest of the day is free, or join the optional Windmills & Edam tour. Head north of Amsterdam to the Museum Mill. Here, visit an authentic windmill, see how the mill works, and meet a local miller. Afterward, travel to the town of Edam, best known for its famed cheese. View the leaning Carillon tower, the 15th century Grote Kerk, (Great Church), and town hall. Learn how Edam's world-famous cheese is made and enjoy a tasting
    Optional: Half Day Windmills & Edam (PM)
    Overnight: Amsterdam
    Meals: Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    DAY 4, Sunday - Travel to Bruges, Bruges City Tour
    Sun, Sep 11, 2022
    Depart Amsterdam and travel through Holland's open fields, crisscrossed with canals and windmills to Bruges, also known as the "Venice of the North," and home to some of Europe's best-preserved medieval buildings. Embark on a tour of Bruges' medieval district with its charming squares and historic buildings. The walking tour includes the Lake of Love (Minnewater), the Beguinage Convent, the Market Square and Belfry, and the Town Hall Square with its Chapel of the Holy Blood. View Our Lady's Church, which houses the famous Madonna statue by Michelangelo. Balance of the day is at leisure
    Overnight: Bruges
    Meals: Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    DAY 5, Monday - Travel to Paris, Cruise Embarkation
    Mon, Sep 12, 2022
    Depart Bruges and travel to Paris. Arrive and transfer to the ship. Embarkation begins at 2 PM. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy dinner, as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise
    Overnight: River Cruise
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    DAY 6, Tuesday - Arrive in Conflans, Auvers-Sur-Oise
    Tue, Sep 13, 2022
    This morning, arrive in Conflans. Embark on a tour of the quaint town of Auvers-sur-Oise, and learn about Van Gogh's troubled life. View Ravoux Inn, where he rented a room, and spent the final months of his life. During his time in Auvers-sur-Oise, Van Gogh was very prolific and painted over 70 works. View the cemetery where he is buried and return to the ship for lunch. This afternoon perhaps, join the optional tour to magnificent Versailles to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture
    Optional: Palace of Versailles (PM)
    Overnight: River Cruise
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    DAY 7, Wednesday - Les Andelys
    Wed, Sep 14, 2022
    Enjoy an informative presentation on Château Gaillard this morning, as the ship sails towards Les Andelys. Disembark and head up to Château Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart. Explore the grounds and admire the panoramic views of the Seine and of the charming town at the foot of the hill before returning to the ship. On board, attend a lecture on the life of Joan of Arc, to prepare you for tomorrow's visit to Rouen
    Overnight: River Cruise
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    DAY 8, Thursday - Morning Tour of Rouen
    Thu, Sep 15, 2022
    Spend the day at leisure in Rouen to further explore this historic city. Perhaps, visit the riverfront Panorama XXL, Art Museum, and Tour Jeanne d'Arc, or join the optional full day tour to Normandy Beaches. Visit Omaha Beach and the site of the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial. The cemetery covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 American soldiers. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant in the town of Arromanches, just a few steps away from the beaches
    Optional: Half Day Honfleur (PM)
    Overnight: River Cruise
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    DAY 9, Friday - Full Day in Rouen
    Fri, Sep 16, 2022
    Spend the day at leisure in Rouen to further explore this historic city. Perhaps, visit the riverfront Panorama XXL, Art Museum, and Tour Jeanne d'Arc, or join the optional full day tour to Normandy Beaches. Visit St. Mere Eglise on the Cotentin Peninsula, where the allied invasion began. Explore Utah Beach, then make a stop at the Ranger Memorial at Pointe du Hoc. Continue east to visit Omaha Beach and the site of the Normandy American Cemetery and memorial. The cemetery covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 American soldiers
    Optional: Full Day Normandy Beaches with Lunch (AM)
    Overnight: River Cruise
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    DAY 10, Saturday - Vernon, Giverny
    Sat, Sep 17, 2022
    Arrive in Vernon this morning and disembark the ship for your excursion to Giverny, home of Claude Monet, one of the world's greatest impressionist painters. Walk through the famous gardens that inspired many of his masterpieces, including his famous "water lilies" series of paintings. In the afternoon, free time to discover Vernon, before you set sail for Paris
    Overnight: River Cruise
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    DAY 11, Sunday - Panoramic Tour of Paris
    Sun, Sep 18, 2022
    Begin the day in Paris, the City of Lights, with a panoramic tour, including a drive along the Champs Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe. View the iconic Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Latin Quarter, and the lively Opera district. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional half day tour to Montmarte. Explore Montmartre with its bohemian vibe. View the Moulin Rouge and walk along the winding lanes to mingle with street artists selling their wares at Place du Tertre. Spectacular views of the city await you from the steps of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Afterward, enjoy a drink at a local bistro
    Optional: Half Day Montmartre (PM)
    Overnight: River Cruise
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day 12
    DAY 12, Monday - Depart France
    Mon, Sep 19, 2022
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 11:30 AM
    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Belgium, France, Netherlands

Rivers Visited

Seine

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Inclusions

Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

River Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Amsterdam, Paris-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Amsterdam
  • 1 night Bruges
  • 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe
  • River port charges of $190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
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    Special Features

  • In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
  • Tour Bruges, home to some of Europe's best-preserved medieval buildings
  • See magnificent panoramic views of Seine River
  • In Auvers-sur-Oise, view Ravoux Inn where Van Gogh spent the final days of his life
  • Explore Chateau Gaillard, built by Richard the Lionheart
  • Visit the historic city of Rouen with its beautiful medieval quarter
  • Tour the home of Claude Monet in Giverny and view the tranquil gardens that inspired his masterpieces
  • Tour Paris, the historic City of Lights and view the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and the Latin Quarter
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    River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English
  • Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

    European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. When the option exists, the operator will "swap ships" with another vessel sailing in the opposite direction, retaining the sailing experience. Crew, ship and cabin configuration may differ. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

    †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional shore excursions and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. Kindly refer to our Terms for additional information.

    While sailing with Monarch Cruises, passengers are subject to the cruise's Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: .

    Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

    European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. When the option exists, the operator will "swap ships" with another vessel sailing in the opposite direction, retaining the sailing experience. Crew, ship and cabin configuration may differ. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

    Please note that the following inclusions may contain items that are only applicable when you purchase Land & Air. The brochure prices below are for Land Only - call us for our best deal.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

    Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

    Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

    The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.5
    Accommodations
    4.2
    Itinerary
    4.7
    Professional Staff
    4.4
    Repeat with Operator
    4.6
    Value for Money
    4.6

    Ratings based off 18 reviews - currently showing 7 reviews with comments only

    Our tour was outstanding. Great service every day and always friendly and very accommodating.

    We really enjoyed our Gate 1 river cruise. It was a great value for the money. Everything was as good or better than the Viking River Cruise we took the following week The crew was exceptional and the ship was clean and nice. The beds/pillows were the most comfortable we've ever had. Food was good with a nice variety. The trip through Belgium to Paris was a nice plus.

    My husband, Peter, and I, together with two other couples took Gate 1's Monarch Countess, 7-day Amsterdam to Basel. It was a very well-organized Cruise. The staff were all pleasant and accommodating. The cabin and dining area were very clean. Our tour director Maarten was very knowledgeable and helpful. The activity host Nico was absolutely fun and energetic. We never had a dull moment aboard the riverboat. We used AT's emergency phone number when we couldn't find the embarkation point and our flight was delayed - and we got the response right away. Local tour guides in the included tour were very good except for the elderly lady in Mannheim. Affordable Tours = traveling for less, without sacrificing the quality. We will recommend Affordable Tours in a heartbeat. The invitation to review however, was only sent to my husband Peter, and he forwarded it to me. I wish that it was sent to me directly. I'm top 1% reviewer in NY for Trip Advisor. Actually I wanted to review Monarch Countess but it didn't pop up yet in TA's website.

    Lots of walking, cobblestones, steps and hills. Few people if any changed clothing from their daytime tour for dinner.

    I would suggest that the hotel in Paris be changed to an air conditioned hotel. The rooms were terribly uncomfortable

    The entire process was efficient and professional. Brandon's email's were timely and detailed. A group of 6 booked and travel together; it was helpful to have one of our group reach out for questions and to book our excursions. She then emailed us afterward; this saved us time and I appreciated Affordable Tours embracing this process. The trip was AMAZING and the luck of having perfect spring weather was perfect. GATE 1 provided first class tours and guides. Early arrival to most attractions afforded us the opportunity to beat the crowds and have a perfect experience.

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