Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

29th Oct 2020 7 nights Sails from Southampton Boudicca D2026
FROM ONLY £799 per person
Bridge over canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands Bridge over canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands
FROM ONLY £799 per person

With opportunities to explore five captivating cities, you’ll find this deeply enriching itinerary is packed with highlights ashore. From eye-catching architectural gems and world-famous museums, to iconic canals and legendary diamonds, there are attractions aplenty to uncover as Boudicca takes you to France, Belgium and the Netherlands in just seven nights.

Following in the footsteps of many lauded painters and poets, you’re sure to be inspired by quaint Honfleur. [ReadMoreMob]The charming cobbled streets of this historic city are a map of architectural treasures, including St Catherine’s Church – France’s largest timber-built church, while the Vieux Bassin district presents postcard-perfect scenes of colourful houses and a beautiful fishing harbour. In the Netherlands, an abundance of Dutch delights awaits. With a full-day to explore Amsterdam, you can delve deep into one of Europe’s finest capital cities and take your pick of the attractions. Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum and particular highlights. To view Amsterdam from a different perspective, take a boat tour of the city’s diverse districts via its iconic waterways. You’ll also have a chance to revel in Rotterdam’s modern marvels. The Netherlands’ futuristic second city boasts many impressive sights, such as the Erasumsbrug Bridge, innovative 1970’s Cube Houses and magnificent Markthal. [ReadMoreDesk]

In between Honfleur and Amsterdam, Boudicca also diverts to Belgium and Zeebrugge, gateway to UNESCO-listed Bruges. Opt to take the short journey to Bruges and you’re in for a rewarding day of exploration; the city is home to a unique mix of architecture and some of Belgium’s most sought-after landmarks. The Church of our Lady, the Madonna and Child sculpture, and the unmistakable medieval Belfry are must visit sites. For a memorable finale, you’ll return to Belgian shores before heading home, for an extended stop at Antwerp.  Once you’ve arrived in Belgium’s beautiful second city, you’ll have time to explore at your own pace. While the legendary diamond district is the jewel in Antwerp’s crown, there are plenty of other treasures to uncover here too; the intricate guildhouses of Grote Markt, the mighty Cathedral of our Lady and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts are all highly recommended. In both Bruges and Antwerp, don’t miss the chance to indulge yourself with the sweet, rich flavours of authentic Belgian chocolates, produced by some of the world’s best chocolatiers, too.  

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday. In fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship.