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Play Bridge & Explore the Spring Gardens of Holland and Floriade River Cruise

5th – 11th May 2022

7 days from £1,089pp

Say goodbye to winter and hello to Spring with this delightful river cruise bursting with vibrant colours and incredible sights. Spend your days exploring famous floral gardens and your evenings in our onboard Bridge room.

  • Relaxed bridge directed by John Barker and hosted by Rosa Richardson
  • 6-night full board cruise on the MS Arena
  • Full day excursion to the Keukenhof Gardens, including entrance
  • Excursion to Floriade, a spectacular floral event which only takes place every 10 years
  • Ideal for garden lovers
  • Huge amount of regional flights available

Play Bridge & Explore

If you’re looking for a relaxed holiday with duplicate bridge, our Play & Explore holidays are ideal. Less competitive than our club standard holidays and suitable for players of all levels, these tours combine a relaxed bridge programme with smaller group sizes and beautiful destinations. Our Play & Explore collection of holidays will include at least two excursions or an activity pass in the package, making them ideal for the explorer at heart.

Play Bridge & Explore the Spring Gardens of Holland and Floriade River Cruise

Embrace Spring on this delightful river cruise, bursting with floral delights & beautiful gardens. Once every 10 years in the Netherlands, we are treated to the world's ultimate flower show in the form of a spectacular festival. In 2022, the Floriade World Horticultural Expo takes place in the Dutch town of Almere and will be spread over five themed zones in a celebration of plants, vegetables, fruit and produce. The Expo’s theme, ‘Growing Green Cities’, will focus on the Green City of the Future.

This colourful river cruise will also give you the option to spend time in the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and the famous ‘diamond city’ of Antwerp. And, to complete this floral bonanza you can visit Appletern Gardens, and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium – making this the perfect spring escape.

During the evenings, after a superb dinner on board, we play a relaxed bridge session directed by one of friendly bridge team.

Your Accommodation

MS Arena

★★★★
Overview

Our new 4 star ship has all the ingredients of an unforgettable river cruise; comfort, style and the crew’s unfaltering attention to detail is everything.

MS Arena is completely deserving of its place in our premier cruise collection! Whether you’re cruising the Dutch Waterways, the rivers Rhine, Moselle or Danube, all the way to the Black Sea, this elegant, 4-star ship promises everything you’d wish for – and more – making for an unforgettable river cruising experience.