15 Day Western Front Explorer

Delve into World War I history as you explore the battlefields, shrines and memorials found along the Western Front. Lose yourself within Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges, and explore The Netherlands, where cuisine, culture and art take centre stage.

Price Includes

All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 14 destinations including two APT exclusive Signature Experiences: a private organ recital and a Michelin-starred lunch at Château Neercanne
APT’s Freedom of Choice inclusions in 6 locations
Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals
A range of complimentary beverages served on board
Expert APT Cruise Director
Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
Transfers, port charges and gratuities.

Travel dates:
18 March 2020 
Other departures available in April 2020, seasonal surcharges apply.  

Bonus
Fly Free~ 

Earn 2 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent† (valid on APT holidays which include a Luxury River Cruise of 7 nights or more)  

Helloworld Travel Exclusive Offer: Save up to $200* per person

Room/Cabin information

Twin Window Suites 

Ship Name: Ms Amavenita/Ms Amabella
Cabin Category / Grade: (Cat. E)
Room / Cabin Configuration: Twin/Double

Offer Ends

15 Feb 19,

Destinations
Categories
Product itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your ship – your luxurious floating hotel for the next 15 days – where you’ll have time to unpack and get ready for everything that’s about to come.   
14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship   D

Day 02: Amsterdam

Choose your sightseeing. We have left the afternoon free so you can get out and explore more on your own. Tonight, enjoy a gala wel­come dinner.   BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Otherwise, gourmet lovers will enjoy a culinary journey through Jordaan and visit a fishmonger, bakery and cheese store.

Day 03: Rotterdam
Choose the sightseeing that suits you. Afterwards, discover Rotterdam on a guided tour, or maybe head off and explore on your own. Later, enjoy dinner on board. BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Enjoy a guided exploration of The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building and the Peace Palace. Alternatively, visit the cheese mecca of Gouda to sample the region’s finest varieties.

Day 04: Kinderdijk, Willemstad
Visit World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for having the country’s greatest concentration of 18th-century windmills. Then enjoy your Signature Experience. BLD

Signature Experience
stop in Willemstad, where we have prepared something special for you, an incredible private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands

Day 05: Bruinisse, Delta Works
Cruise into the region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, a series of flood protection systems including storm surge barriers that took more than 30 years to complete.
   BLD 

Day 06: Ghent
Today presents two very different but equally tempting sightseeing choices. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner.
   BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

Explore the Somme Battlefields, including the 1st and 2nd Australian Division Memorials and the John Monash Centre. Alternatively, enjoy a guided discovery of Ghent, including a canal cruise.

Day 07: Ghent
A new day presents new choices in sightseeing.   BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Enjoy a full day visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum, Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the VC Corner Australian Cemetery. You will also have the opportunity to view The Last Post at Menin Gate. Alternatively, enjoy a full day to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including Markt Plaza and Belfry.

Day 08: Ghent
Today presents a great opportunity to recharge the batteries halfway through your journey, with a full day at leisure. The canal-side architecture offers numerous medieval and classical wonders. You may wish to take one of the onboard bikes out for a spin and explore the town on your own. Or you may wish to do nothing at all and relax.   BLD

Day 09: Antwerp
Arrive in Antwerp where you can join a culinary walk to sample Belgium’s renowned waffles and chocolate, and taste for yourself as to why they’re considered the world’s finest. BLD 

Day 10: Antwerp
A visit to the Belgium battlefields takes you to Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele. You also have the option to take it easy with a full day at leisure. Perhaps take your APT Concierge app for a spin and explore on your own.   BLD

Day 11: Maastricht
Enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture. Afterwards, take some free time to either do a little more exploring, or maybe relax on board with a drink at the bar.    BLD

Signature Experience

Savour a Michelin-starred lunch at Château Neercanne, which commands impressive vistas across the Jeker Valley from its terraces.

Day 12: Nijmegen
Choose the sightseeing that’s right for you.  BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum and discover its sculptural art collection, including masterpieces by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Alternatively, pay your respects at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, where more than 1,500 Commonwealth World War II soldiers are buried.

Day 13: Arnhem

Today is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice inclusions.    BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

In Arnhem, history buffs will love the Airborne Museum, which depicts the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine river in September 1944. Or discover The Netherlands Open Air Museum where a number of Dutch houses, farms and windmills have been expertly recreated to appear as they were centuries ago.

Day 14: Amsterdam, Keukenhof

Visit the Keukenhof Gardens, encompassing more than 70 acres of renowned gardens and parklands. Relish the chance to admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom, including colourful tulips. Tonight, sit down to the captain’s farewell dinner.    BLD

Day 15: Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam
Sadly today, your journey draws to a conclusion. Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport. B 


B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your ship – your luxurious floating hotel for the next 15 days – where you’ll have time to unpack and get ready for everything that’s about to come.   
14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship   D

Day 02: Amsterdam
Choose your sightseeing. We have left the afternoon free so you can get out and explore more on your own. Tonight, enjoy a gala wel­come dinner.   BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Otherwise, gourmet lovers will enjoy a culinary journey through Jordaan and visit a fishmonger, bakery and cheese store.

Day 03: Rotterdam

Choose the sightseeing that suits you. Afterwards, discover Rotterdam on a guided tour, or maybe head off and explore on your own. Later, enjoy dinner on board. BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

Enjoy a guided exploration of The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building and the Peace Palace. Alternatively, visit the cheese mecca of Gouda to sample the region’s finest varieties.

Day 04: Kinderdijk, Willemstad
Visit World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for having the country’s greatest concentration of 18th-century windmills. Then enjoy your Signature Experience. BLD

Signature Experience
stop in Willemstad, where we have prepared something special for you, an incredible private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands

Day 05: Bruinisse, Delta Works
Cruise into the region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, a series of flood protection systems including storm surge barriers that took more than 30 years to complete. BLD 

Day 06: Ghent
Today presents two very different but equally tempting sightseeing choices. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner. BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

Explore the Somme Battlefields, including the 1st and 2nd Australian Division Memorials and the John Monash Centre. Alternatively, enjoy a guided discovery of Ghent, including a canal cruise.

Day 07: Ghent
A new day presents new choices in sightseeing.   BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Enjoy a full day visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum, Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the VC Corner Australian Cemetery. You will also have the opportunity to view The Last Post at Menin Gate. Alternatively, enjoy a full day to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including Markt Plaza and Belfry.

Day 08: Ghent

Today presents a great opportunity to recharge the batteries halfway through your journey, with a full day at leisure. The canal-side architecture offers numerous medieval and classical wonders. You may wish to take one of the onboard bikes out for a spin and explore the town on your own. Or you may wish to do nothing at all and relax.   BLD

Day 09: Antwerp
Arrive in Antwerp where you can join a culinary walk to sample Belgium’s renowned waffles and chocolate, and taste for yourself as to why they’re considered the world’s finest. BLD 

Day 10: Antwerp
A visit to the Belgium battlefields takes you to Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele. You also have the option to take it easy with a full day at leisure. Perhaps take your APT Concierge app for a spin and explore on your own.   BLD

Day 11: Maastricht
Enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture. Afterwards, take some free time to either do a little more exploring, or maybe relax on board with a drink at the bar.    BLD

Signature Experience

Savour a Michelin-starred lunch at Château Neercanne, which commands impressive vistas across the Jeker Valley from its terraces.

Day 12: Nijmegen
Choose the sightseeing that’s right for you.  BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum and discover its sculptural art collection, including masterpieces by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Alternatively, pay your respects at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, where more than 1,500 Commonwealth World War II soldiers are buried.

Day 13: Arnhem
Today is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice inclusions.    BLD

Freedom of Choice Sightseeing

In Arnhem, history buffs will love the Airborne Museum, which depicts the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine river in September 1944. Or discover The Netherlands Open Air Museum where a number of Dutch houses, farms and windmills have been expertly recreated to appear as they were centuries ago.

Day 14: Amsterdam, Keukenhof
Visit the Keukenhof Gardens, encompassing more than 70 acres of renowned gardens and parklands. Relish the chance to admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom, including colourful tulips. Tonight, sit down to the captain’s farewell dinner.    BLD

Day 15: Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam
Sadly today, your journey draws to a conclusion. Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.    B 


B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

 

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