Floriade Expo, the Netherland’s largest public event and the only recurring horticultural Expo in Europe, takes place once every ten years and provides 40 inspiring country presentations, and will introduce Japan, as a new international participant for 2022. Floriade features a spectacular greenhouse complex, an arboretum, a cable car ride over the park, pavilions with sustainable innovations, including an exciting new bee pavilion called Alvarium, as well as a vibrant arts and culture program and so much more. All of this made available to Riviera’s guests on the eight-day Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders as they travel this Dutch waterways and Rhine river itinerary in 2022.
The Netherlands is, of course, world famous for its fields of colourful flowers and Floriade, which opens on April 14th, 2022 and runs till October 9th, 2022, will add to the feast for the senses by its extraordinary display of colours and fragrances, being described as the “greenest day out”. Definitely an event not to be missed by gardeners, nature lovers and anthophiles (someone who loves flowers) from around the world. Riviera’s guests will have the option of either a full-day excursion to the Floriade Expo which will be held in Almere (just outside of Amsterdam), or a morning visit to Floriade with free time in Amsterdam in the afternoon. The choice is yours!
Amsterdam, Cologne and the Best of Holland & Flanders river cruises
April – October 2022 departures
This eight-day cruise travels the Dutch waterways and Rhine River from Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands to maritime Rotterdam, medieval Ghent and Belgium’s second city, Antwerp, before arriving in Germany's magnificent Cologne. Wander the picture perfect streets of medieval towns, gaze in awe at magnificent Gothic architecture, discover urban landscapes and the iconic windmills of a bygone age – this itinerary embraces the rich and diverse cultural heritage of these European neighbours, inextricably linked by history and their fascinating waterways. Guests will also take in Rotterdam’s interesting architecture, UNESCO-listed stunning Bruges’ historic center and Cologne’s twin-spired Gothic cathedral during included guided tours, as well as a visit to the iconic Kinderdijk windmills, and either the Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace near Arnhem, depending on the itinerary.
Your Cruise Includes:
- 7 nights on board in your choice of luxury stateroom or suite, all with river views
- 8 visits and tours including a trip to the Floriade Expo, guided tours of Cologne, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent and Rotterdam, and visits to Kinderdijk, Airborne Museum or Het Loo Palace
- All meals onboard starting with dinner on your day of embarkation through to breakfast on your day of disembarkation, including a Welcome Dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
- Complimentary tea, coffee and water throughout the day
- A packed lunch during the full day trip to Bruges
- Five star service from an English speaking crew and local guides
- Services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director and onboard concierge
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- All port charges and taxes
Floriade 2022 will be an extraordinary experience for young and old. Don't miss it!
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Riviera River Cruises offers 20 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including dedicated departures for solo travellers with no single supplement charged. Riviera’s fleet of 12 ships is one of the youngest in Europe, features spacious staterooms and suites, and its cruises include fine culinary experiences, from splendid breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring international and regional specialties, as well as expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places.