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Western Front with Anzac Day Dawn Service

FROM $8,295

Commence with a cruise of the Netherlands and Belgium, then step back in time to World Wars I and II as you visit the sites of France’s battlefields including Fromelles, as well as attending the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Villers-Bretonneux.

  • DURATION 15 DAYS
  • TYPE LUXURY CRUISE JOURNEY
  • OPERATES 15 DAYS
  • DEPARTS Amsterdam

ITINERARY

DAY 1 April 14. Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.(D)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 2 April 15. Amsterdam

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps cruise Amsterdam’s canals on a glass-top boat or visit Zaanse Schans.

Tonight, attend a Gala Welcome Dinner.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 3 April 16. Amsterdam, Hoorn, Volendam, Edam

Cruise to Hoorn this morning, then enjoy a tour to Volendam Harbour. From here, travel to Edam for a tour of the town’s Old Quarter followed by a cheese tasting.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 4 April 17. Nijmegen

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the Kröller-Müller Museum, or pay your respects at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, where more than 1,500 Commonwealth World War II soldiers are buried.

Choose your included sightseeing activity.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 5 April 18. Maastricht

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a Michelin-starred lunch at Château Neercanne.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In the afternoon, tour Maastricht or explore the underground passageways known as the Casemates of Maastricht.

Enjoy the day in Maastricht.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 6 April 19. Antwerp

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Join a culinary walking tour or enjoy a full-day excursion to the Battlefields of Belgium near the town of Ypres. Visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood Cemetery, Hill 60 and more

Choose your sightseeing in Antwerp.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 7 April 20. Rotterdam

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Enjoy a guided tour of The Hague or visit Gouda to sample the region’s cheese.

Choose your sightseeing in Rotterdam.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 8 April 21. Kinderdijk, Willemstad

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After your sightseeing, enjoy a private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands.

Visit World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for having the country’s greatest concentration of 18th-century windmills. Then stop in of Willemstad for a tour.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 9 April 22. Veere, Delta Works

See one of the world’s most complex engineering feats, the Delta Works, which took more than 30 years to complete.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 10 April 23. Ghent

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps join your historian for an excursion to the World War I battlefields of Flanders and Fromelles, or enjoy a guided tour of Ghent.

Today you will have the opportunity to select your preferred activity.
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 11 April 24. Ghent, Bruges

Visit the World Heritage-listed medieval city of Bruges in Belgium.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 12 April 25. Ghent, Villers-Bretonneux, Anzac Day Dawn Service

Depart for the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux. Today commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Anzac victory at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux. Later, visit the first and second Australian Division Memorials at Pozieres. Please note: Facilities at the Australian National War Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux are limited and crowds may be large. As some of the night will be spent outdoors, a sleeping bag will be provided but be mindful that it will become cool.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 13 April 26. Arnhem

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the Netherlands Open Air Museum or the Airborne Museum.

Choose your sightseeing in Arnhem.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 14 April 27. Amsterdam, Keukenhof

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

The doors of the Van Gogh Museum are open just for you to enjoy a private tour.

Visit the Keukenhof Gardens before the Captain’s Farewell Dinner this evening.(BLD)
Stay: a Concerto River Ship

DAY 15 April 28. Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam

Transfer to the airport for your flight.(B)

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