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Keukenhof Gardens and the Delights of Amsterdam

Every year, 100 flower bulb companies and growers exhibit their spring flowering bulbs at the colourful Keukenhof Gardens. Appreciate the rich, vibrant flowers as you walk through the displays. We also visit the oldest botanical garden in The Netherlands, Hortus Botanicus, which has sections dating back to 1590 – don’t miss the Victoria Glasshouse or Japanese Garden. We take time to see the highlights of Leiden and Amsterdam, and stay at the wonderful 4-star nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel, with breakfast and dinner included. On our final night, you can look forward to a dinner together at the Grand Café Restaurant 1ste Klas. This holiday makes the perfect spring break.

Your Tour Includes

  • Return Eurostar from London to Amsterdam
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • 4 nights’ half-board accommodation at the nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel
  • 1 farewell dinner at the Grand Café Restaurant 1ste Klas in Amsterdam including 1 drink per person and tea/coffee
  • Services of an Arena Travel Tour Manager
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Itinerary

Overview

Today we board the Eurostar at London St Pancras International for the journey to Amsterdam. On arrival, our coach picks us up and transfers us to our hotel, the 4-star nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel, where we enjoy an included dinner this evening.

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Overview

After breakfast, our coach takes us to Keukenhof Gardens for our included visit.  Follow the winding pathways through a sea of colour, which surrounds 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. Later today we return to our hotel by coach and dinner is included at the hotel.

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Overview

This morning, we head to the pretty town of Leiden where a local guide will take us on a walking tour, taking in many of the city’s highlights. Discover the atmospheric university city of Leiden with its countless beautiful museums, canals, and ‘hofjes’, or inner courtyards. As you will be visiting Leiden in spring, you will find yourself in the centre of the flower-bulb region. After some free time for lunch at leisure, we head to Hortus Botanicus, the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. This amazing garden has a large collection of plant species from Asia, Southern Europe and South Africa. This is where Carolus Clusius grew Europe’s first big tulip collections. We enjoy entrance and a guided tour here plus free time to explore before returning to our hotel, where we dine together.

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Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, our coach will take us into the centre of Amsterdam which boasts 120 canals, 1280 bridges and a host of museums. We include a memorable cruise through the canal network, which will offer a different perspective of the city.  The canals have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and our relaxing cruise will reveal why - you’ll pass all the city’s highlights, including the famous 17th century canal houses as well as modern urban areas. This afternoon you are free to explore Amsterdam at your leisure. Why not admire the 17th-century merchant houses or the floating flower market, which is ablaze with colour in every season. There are many traditional and contemporary art galleries too and of course Amsterdam is a haven for shoppers. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at the Grand Café Restaurant 1ste Klas in Amsterdam – the perfect ending to this memorable holiday.

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Overview

We sit down to a final breakfast before taking the Eurostar from Amsterdam to London. *Please note: The running order of the itinerary may vary depending on availability. The final running order and rail routing will be confirmed in your final Travel Documents.*

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Accommodation

You will stay for four nights' at the nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel.