Uniworld have announced first details of their Gems of Germany, Belgium & the Netherlands with Floriade Cruise. Floriade, the World Horticultural Expo is held every ten years in Venlo, The Netherlands, runs from 5 April until 7 October 2012 and is where visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the world’s most exquisite and exceptional flowers, plants, trees and fruit and vegetables, with countless exciting, innovative and educational attractions and activities.
As part of the Cruise Uniworld's Luxury River Cruise visits Cologne where guests can enjoy a guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town, you’ll see Romanesque churches, the Renaissance City Hall, Medieval houses, and UNESCO-designated Cologne Cathedral—one of the tallest Gothic buildings in the world. Guests can also enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating Roman-Germanic Museum, including the beautiful Dionysus mosaic.
Afterwards, mingle with the locals at a tavern and join in an exclusive tasting of Kölsch, the popular local brew served in test tube-like glasses. Stop off at the quaint village of Königswinter, which lies at the foot of the Siebengebirge. Guests will experience an exclusive visit to Castle Drachenfels, which boasts a stunning panoramic view of the Rhine Valley. Brussels highlights include a local expert city tour, exclusive chocolate demonstration, and tasting at Planet Chocolate Factory; Antwerp, enjoy a local tour, followed by an afternoon at leisure to allow guests explore Antwerp’s fine shopping and museum collections, an exclusive Belgian brewery and beer tasting; walking tour of Maastrict; full day at Venlo for Floriade;
For more info and booking details, check out www.uniworldrivercruises.co.uk