Western Front Explorer

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Western Front Explorer

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Our Price From 7,467 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 132 Per Person
 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Amsterdam
 Trip Finishes
Amsterdam
15 Day Western Front Explorer Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Holland Belgium France
Our Price From 7,467 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 132 Per Person
 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Amsterdam
 Trip Finishes
Amsterdam
15 Day Western Front Explorer Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Holland Belgium France
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUWC15
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUWC15

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Western Front Explorer. Explore Amsterdam and immerse yourself in World War I history in the Somme battlefields, visiting Fromelles, Ypres and Passchendaele. Discover Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp.
Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Western Front Explorer. Explore Amsterdam and immerse yourself in World War I history in the Somme battlefields, visiting Fromelles, Ypres and Passchendaele. Discover Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp.

Itinerary

Welcome to Amsterdam. We'll meet you on arrival and transfer you to 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. Stay 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship (D)

After your chosen activity, we have left the afternoon free so you can get out and explore more on your own. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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 to visit a fishmonger, bakery and cheese store.

Once again, select the activity that appeals to you today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Arnhem, history buffs will love the Airborne Museum, viewing a depiction of 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 would have centuries ago.

Choose your experience today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum and see its sculptural art collection, including pieces by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Or maybe visit the residence of the last German Emperor Wilheim II, Huis Doorn. After the German defeat in World War I, Wilheim II fled to the neutral Netherlands, where he lived on this estate in the Utrecht province from 1920 to 1941.

Tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture. Afterwards, enjoy free time. (B/L/D)

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

Arrive in Antwerp where you can join a culinary walk to sample Belgium's renowned waffles and chocolate, and taste for yourself why they're considered the world's finest. (B/L/D)

You might like to spend today visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum, Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the VC Corner Australian Cemetery. Alternatively, enjoy a day at leisure to relax and explore Antwerp. (B/L/D)

Today presents two very different sightseeing choices. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.

Enjoy a full day to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including the Markt Plaza and medieval bell tower. (B/L/D)

Today, visit the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, Tyne Cot Cemetery – the largest Commonwealth War Graves site in the world – and the Polygon Wood battlefield. On our November departure, you will attend a moving Remembrance Day ceremony in Ypres, while on our March departure you experience the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Both departures will also enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit the Passchendaele Memorial Gardens, where each country that participated in the war has planted a small commemorative garden. Here, locals will share stories, music and poetry about World War I.

Cruise into the Zeeland region, home to one of the world's most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, an incredible series of flood protection systems that took more than 30 years to complete. (B/L/D)

Take a tour of Willemstad. Later, visit Dordrecht for a walking tour and a visit to a traditional windmill. (B/L/D)

After your morning activity, maybe head off and explore Rotterdam on your own. Later, enjoy dinner on board your luxurious river ship. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a guided exploration of The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building and the Peace Palace. Alternatively, tour Gouda, or stay on board and partake in a fun Dutch language lesson.

After a day of touring in Amsterdam, sit down to the Captain’s farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

Sadly today, your journey draws to a conclusion. Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport. (B)

Welcome to Amsterdam. We'll meet you on arrival and transfer you to 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. Stay 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship (D)

After your chosen activity, we have left the afternoon free so you can get out and explore more on your own. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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 to visit a fishmonger, bakery and cheese store.

Once again, select the activity that appeals to you today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Arnhem, history buffs will love the Airborne Museum, viewing a depiction of 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 would have centuries ago.

Choose your experience today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum and see its sculptural art collection, including pieces by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Or maybe visit the residence of the last German Emperor Wilheim II, Huis Doorn. After the German defeat in World War I, Wilheim II fled to the neutral Netherlands, where he lived on this estate in the Utrecht province from 1920 to 1941.

Tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture. Afterwards, enjoy free time. (B/L/D)

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

Arrive in Antwerp where you can join a culinary walk to sample Belgium's renowned waffles and chocolate, and taste for yourself why they're considered the world's finest. (B/L/D)

You might like to spend today visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum, Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the VC Corner Australian Cemetery. Alternatively, enjoy a day at leisure to relax and explore Antwerp. (B/L/D)

Today presents two very different sightseeing choices. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.

Enjoy a full day to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including the Markt Plaza and medieval bell tower. (B/L/D)

Today, visit the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, Tyne Cot Cemetery – the largest Commonwealth War Graves site in the world – and the Polygon Wood battlefield. On our November departure, you will attend a moving Remembrance Day ceremony in Ypres, while on our March departure you experience the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. Both departures will also enjoy a special Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit the Passchendaele Memorial Gardens, where each country that participated in the war has planted a small commemorative garden. Here, locals will share stories, music and poetry about World War I.

Cruise into the Zeeland region, home to one of the world's most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, an incredible series of flood protection systems that took more than 30 years to complete. (B/L/D)

Take a tour of Willemstad. Later, visit Dordrecht for a walking tour and a visit to a traditional windmill. (B/L/D)

After your morning activity, maybe head off and explore Rotterdam on your own. Later, enjoy dinner on board your luxurious river ship. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a guided exploration of The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building and the Peace Palace. Alternatively, tour Gouda, or stay on board and partake in a fun Dutch language lesson.

After a day of touring in Amsterdam, sit down to the Captain’s farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

Sadly today, your journey draws to a conclusion. Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

APT's Luxury Fleet
APT's Luxury Fleet

Partnering with AmaWaterways, APT operate their own innovative award-winning fleet of floating boutique hotels. Read more

All-inclusive. All taken care of.
All-inclusive. All taken care of.

From the moment you depart to the moment you return, everything you need is included in the trip price you pay. Read more

Luxury Service
Luxury Service

An APT cruise or tour director is always present, while local experts join you along the way. Sit back and relax while APT take care of all the details. Read more

Freedom of Choice
Freedom of Choice

Personalise your journey to suit your interest and mix and match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, historical and active experiences. Read more

Signature Experiences
Signature Experiences

These are the stand-out moments. Carefully designed to help you experience Europe in far greater depth and normally unavailable to independent travellers. Read more

Live Fully
Live Fully

With every detail taken care of behind the scenes, you’re 100% free to be whoever you want to be. Every day is yours to design. Read more

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Twin Window
 
Category D
Twin Window
Piano Deck (Level 1)
 
Category C
Panoramic Balcony
 
Category T
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Category P
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck (Level 2)
 
Category B+
Panoramic Balcony
 
Category T+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Category P+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Royal Suite
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck

Cabins

  • 160 sq ft - 14.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 160 sq ft - 14.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 210 sq ft - 19.5 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 235 sq ft - 21.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 300 sq ft - 27.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Twin Window
 
Category D
Twin Window
Piano Deck (Level 1)
 
Category C
Panoramic Balcony
 
Category T
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Category P
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck (Level 2)
 
Category B+
Panoramic Balcony
 
Category T+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Category P+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Royal Suite
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck

Cabins

  • 160 sq ft - 14.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 160 sq ft - 14.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 210 sq ft - 19.5 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 235 sq ft - 21.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
  • 300 sq ft - 27.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Availability

Wednesday 02 Nov 2022
Wednesday 16 Nov 2022
Ship Name MS AmaReina
From: $7,795 $7,663
Save $132 Enquire
Wednesday 15 Mar 2023
Wednesday 29 Mar 2023
Ship Name MS AmaVenita
From: $7,595 $7,467
Save $128 Enquire
Key
Exclusive Global Journeys Savings. Available for a limited time or until sold out.
Note
Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 400
Category C $ 3,300
Category B+ $ 3,400
Category T $ 3,800
Category T+ $ 4,000
Category P $ 4,200
Category P+ $ 4,500
Royal Suite $ 6,800
Note
Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.

Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 400
Category C $ 3,300
Category B+ $ 3,400
Category T $ 3,800
Category T+ $ 4,000
Category P $ 4,200
Category P+ $ 4,500
Royal Suite $ 6,800
Note
Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by APT.

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