b'Day 1 - London to Amsterdamkey battlefront in the First World War. ReturnDay 7 - The Keukenhof Gardens Meet your group and Tour Manager at to the ship later for dinner. Overnight ship.This morning we arrive back in Amsterdam, London St Pancras today, where you board(B, L, D) and are joined onboard by the wonderful the Eurostar to Amsterdam. On arrival in Day 4 - GhentCharlie Dimmock, star of the BBCs Ground Amsterdam you are escorted to the shipDiscover the attractive town of Ghent thisForce. We enjoy a presentation as well as a and can settle into your cabin and your newmorning, as we venture into the narrowquestion and answer session with her,surroundings. Travelers may elect to arrivestreets and pretty boulevards for a guidedlearning about her time at the BBC andin Amsterdam independently, and join thetour. Built in an instantly identifiable style,her tips on horticulture and garden care. group once on board. Later, enjoy a welcomethe architecture lends an elegant grandeurLater, we experience a true highlight of the drink in the lounge before a sumptuousto the buildings here, and we discover sometour, visiting the magnificent Keukenhof 5-course dinner in the restaurant. Overnightof the finest examples on our tour, whichGardens. Lined and filled with all manner of ship. (D) includes the ever impressive St Bavos glorious tulip displays of all sizes and variety, Day 2 - AmsterdamCathedral and the Belfry. After lunch, yourthis is one of the best floral displays inAfter waking up to your first morning andtime is your own to explore more of Ghent.Europe and indeed the rest of the world. In breakfast onboard, you are given a choice Overnight ship. (B, L, D) the evening, we are serenaded back onboard between two fascinating excursions. Yourby a Dutch sea shanty choir. Overnight ship.first option is a guided sightseeing tour ofDay 5 - Bruges (B, L, D)Amsterdam, taking in all the sights whichToday we pay a visit to the fairytale city ofDay 8 - Tour Conclusion make this enigmatic port city one of theBruges, an exceptional example of a After a buffet breakfast, your cruise comesmost loved in Europe. Your second option medieval town which takes great pride in itsto an end and you disembark your ship in is a visit to the town of Hoorn where you history, Bruges is a truly an enchanting city.Amsterdam. Here you are escorted by your embark on a nostalgic steam train trip on Later, after our day in Bruges, we enjoy Tour Manager by rail back to London.the wonderful Medemblik Steam Railroad. another delicious dinner onboard. Alternatively, transfers are available toIn 2022, a third option is available: a half-dayOvernight ship. (B, L, D) Schipol Airport for your flight home. (B)excursion to the Floriade, the internationalDay 6 - Arnhem horticulture exhibition and garden festival,We arrive into Arnhem this morning. After which takes place once-a-decade. free time, you have another choice of two Overnight ship. (B, L, D) excursions. Your first option is to visit the Day 3 - The Battlefields of Ypresexcellent Hartenstein Airbourne MuseumOur vessel arrives into Ghent today, in in nearby Oosterbeek for a guided tour.Flemish Belgium. This morning, ColonelAlternatively, you may wish to join thePiers Storie-Pugh OBE comes aboard to excursion which visits the Netherlands Open deliver a fascinating talk about the Air Museum, recanting the storied historybattlefields in the region, using his of flight in this proud European country.impressive expertise in the field to take usTonight we sit down to an elegant Galaback in time. In the afternoon, our excursiondinner with our captain and crew.takes us to the infamous Ypres Battlefields, aOvernight ship. (B, L, D)For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 55'