Spring Gardens of Keukenhof & Floralia

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20 Apr 2018 - 23 Apr 2018
Duration: 3 nights
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Visit two of Europe’s most spectacular floral displays and enjoy the unforgettable scent and colour as millions of bulbs burst into life. For eight weeks of the year, Keukenhof Gardens opens its gates to visitors from around the world, who come to admire a picture perfect landscape filled with more than seven million flowers – it is without doubt the best place to see tulips in the Netherlands. In the neighbouring country of Belgium, the beautiful grounds surrounding Château de Grand-Bigard are also ablaze with the colour of over 1.5 million hand-planted bulbs. Together with the fascinating cities of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels, this is a wonderful springtime break.

DAY 1: LONDON – ROOSENDAAL

We journey from London to Brussels aboard Eurostar and continue by rail to the Dutch city of Roosendaal. Our hotel is within walking distance from the station and there are plenty of restaurants in and around the town centre.

DAY 2: KEUKENHOF GARDENS & AMSTERDAM

Our coach collects us from our hotel after breakfast and takes us to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens for our included visit. Follow the winding pathways through a sea of colour, which surround shimmering lakes, mature trees and wonderful works of art. There are also themed pavilions and a hedge maze, along with musical entertainment throughout the day. After our visit we head to Amsterdam, the laid-back capital of the Netherlands. Built on a network of canals, this is a beautiful place to explore as you stroll alongside the water, across quaint bridges and through the streets with their grand facades. Alternatively you can join our optional canal cruise which gives a great perspective of the city. Later today we return to our hotel by coach.

DAY 3: FLORALIA & BRUSSELS

Today our coach takes us to Floralia, the colourful flower show held in the grounds of Château de Grand-Bigard. Over 1.5 million bulbs have been hand planted by the castle’s gardeners under the ancient trees of the 14-hectare park that surrounds the fortress. In addition there is an exhibition of flowers in the greenhouses, where more than 10,000 flowers from various markets in Europe are brought in. In the afternoon we visit Brussels. This Belgian city is filled with international flair, from its beautiful medieval core filled with ancient buildings to its legendary chocolatiers and reputation as the capital of Europe. You can explore at leisure or join our optional excursion visiting the Atomium, a huge replica of an iron atom which has become the unmistakable symbol of Belgium. Later today we return to our hotel by coach.

DAY 4: ROOSEDAAL – LONDON

We travel by train to the city of Roosendaal and retrace our route to Brussels and join Eurostar for the return to London.

PRICES:

Twin/double share: £529
Single supplement: £125
Deposit: £150

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Return Eurostar from London to Brussels
  • Connecting rail journeys
  • Three nights’ bed and breakfast in Roosendaal
  • Services of our Tour Manager
  • Plus the following excursions:

    • Visit to Keukenhof Gardens
    • Visit to Floralia at Château de Grand-Bigard
    • Visits to Amsterdam and Brussels

Best Western City Hotel Goderie, Roosendaal

This 4 star hotel is an oasis of comfort, service and hospitality. It is close to the railway station and the town centre, and it also has all the facilities you need including a bar, brasserie and restaurant – the restaurant in particular has an excellent reputation and is widely recommended. All of the bedrooms have an en suite along with free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.