Take a River Cruise with Newmarket Holidays

Six years ago, Newmarket Holidays teamed up with the MS Olympia to provide relaxing river cruises to its customers. Voyaging down the mighty Rhine, cruising the blue Danube, or meandering the Moselle affords Newmarket’s customers an opportunity to see some of the most stunning scenery in the world while travelling on a floating luxury hotel. From the holiday festivities of Germany’s Christmas Markets, to the vibrant bulbfields of Holland in the Springtime, Newmarket Holidays has a river cruise to suit anyone’s tastes.

Life Aboard the MS Olympia

The idea of cruising brings to mind thoughts of luxurious accommodations, gourmet foods, and exciting activities. From the moment you step aboard the MS Olympia you will know you won’t be disappointed. This river-sailing ship hosts fewer than 100 passengers, ensuring every traveller receives the type of personal attention they deserve. Gaze out the panoramic windows as the picturesque shores roll by, then go ashore each time the ship makes port to see the sights and take part in exciting activities, knowing that fine food, delightful company, and a comfortable bed await your return each night.

A Sampling of Newmarket Holidays’ River Tours

From the flower fields of the Netherlands, to the sparkling Frankfurt skyline in Germany, the Olympia promises to take you to a variety of magnificent destinations. Whether you choose to travel the Rhine, the Moselle, or the Danube, there are plenty of sights to see, and exciting things to do.

Spectacular Springtime in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

What better way to take in the lovely fields of tulips and other bulb gardens, for which Amsterdam and the Netherlands are famous. Discover the quaint canals and cobblestones, fishing villages, and picturesque towns. Take in the sights and scents on walking tours, or use your free time to rent bicycles and wander the enchanting streets on your own in this land where billions of flowers carpet the earth in a breathtaking display of nature that calls visitors from around the globe.

The Fairy-Tale Black Forest

A Rhine cruise to theNewmarket Holidays Black Forest promises stunning sights of vineyards, ancient towns, and the Black Forest itself. The Black Forest, named for its dark and sinister canopy of evergreens, is the very place Hansel and Gretel encountered their wicked witch, and was the setting for many of Grimm’s fairy tales. This vast expanse of forest stretches to the spa town of Baden-Baden, where travellers can take an optional excursion.

Newmarket Holidays Flexibility

Newmarket Holidays offers a wide selection of departure locations, with a number of ways to join with the MS Olympia for your cruise holiday. Count on Newmarket Holidays’ Customer Service team to take care of all the details and answer any questions you may have. Information on Newmarket Holidays’ cruise vacations is conveniently located on their website.

Holland | Newmarket Holidays

The Netherlands, known commonly in English as Holland (North and South Holland being two of its provinces), is a picturesque, small country that has Belgium on its southern border and Germany on its eastern border.

Newmarket HolidaysHolland is a densely populated country, small but with a population of 16 million. The country has a great history as a naval power and has produced cultural artifacts and figures that are regarded as among the most important in world history. Holland is especially well-known for its painters. The landscape of Holland is flat but picturesque and with rural charm outside the sophisticated, cosmopolitan cities. Windmills and clogs are also things that Holland is famous for. The urban side of Holland reflects its status as a modern, international, cosmopolitan European country with a liberal mentality. Holland is a founding member of both NATO and the European Union. The International Court of Justice, famously, is located in Holland in The Hague. This fact reflects the status of Holland as being an important player in international cooperation and international relations.

What really attracts travellers to Holland is the friendly, welcoming attitude that makes travellers feel at home although they might be from far away. The small size of the country and its many sights also make it appealing to travellers, whether for a quick getaway or as an addition to a more extensive tour of Europe.

Newmarket HolidaysHolland is a very colourful country, and summertime gives travellers the chance to see its colours, hopefully shining in the summer sunlight. Amsterdam is the country’s most famous city, well-known for its cafe-bars, canals and cobblestones. The ‘Venice of the North’ is also famous for its colourful flower market. The seat of Holland’s government is at The Hague, and guided walking tours are recommended for travellers who wish to learn more. The Peace Palace, the famous Mauritshuis museum and the historic Binnenhof  parliament buildings are well worth seeing. Travellers can also explore popular seaside resorts and rural areas dotted with many windmills.

An escorted holiday such as those offered by Newmarket Holidays in the summer of 2014 is a great way to get to know Holland. A quality escorted holiday at a good price will cover most of the highlights of Holland in a comfortable, informative way.