Highlights of Holland & Keukenhof Gardens

Staying at The Holiday Inn, Leiden

 

5 DAYS | 23rd April 2017

Holland is famous for its beautiful floral delights, and spring is the perfect time to see it at its blooming best. Our tour to Holland takes us to the city of Amsterdam with its treasure trove of cultural historical delights and it’s picturesque landscape dotted with traditional windmills and quaint houses. The highlight of the tour is our visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens with it’s dazzling displays.

Our tour includes a mini-cruise both on the outward and return journey, with an overnight sailing from Hull to Rotterdam on one of P&O’s ferries with facilities on board that include a fabulous lounge/piano bar, two restaurants, a Continental Café, Wine Bar and Irish Bar.

We will stay at the Holiday Inn at Leiden, a modern hotel in a great location. The hotel boasts the Garden restaurant, convivial Ocean bar and indoor pool, sauna and gym. All rooms en-suite with TV and courtesy tea tray.

Sunday

We depart Macclesfield in the morning calling for coffee en-route to Burnaby Hall Gardens. There will be free time to explore the gardens and have lunch. We then continue on to Hull for our overnight crossing to Rotterdam.

Monday

After breakfast we disembark and take the short journey to the village of Kinderdijk; we visit the museum, visitors centre, meet the Millar and take a boat trip to see the iconic 18th century windmills. After our visit we continue on to explore the pretty city of Gouda famous for its cheese, its 15th century town hall and the amazing glass windows in St. Janskerk. Free time for lunch and a browse before we continue on to Leiden and our hotel.

Tuesday

This morning we venture north firstly calling at Aalsmeer flower market, the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. We take a behind-the-scenes look at the trading centre and the auction process, while admiring the amazing array of flowers. We then continue on to Amsterdam, you will have free time for lunch before we board a canal boat for a relaxing trip with a commentary through the city, a relaxing way to get to know Amsterdam.

Wednesday

Now for the highlight of our tour, our visit to the glorious Keukenhof Gardens for the fabulous display of Spring flowers. The gardens are set in a 32 hectare castle park of ancient trees, ponds and fountains. Millions of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and special bulb plants are in bloom in seven themed gardens. Late afternoon we head to Rotterdam for our overnight sailing to Hull.

Thursday

After breakfast we disembark and head for home calling for morning coffee en-route to arrive in Macclesfield early afternoon.

Tour includes: Luxury coach travel throughout, return overnight crossing with en-suite inside cabins. Entrance to Burnby Hall Gardens, Kinderdijk & boat trip, Aalsmeer flower market, Keukenhof Gardens and canal trip in Amsterdam.
£495.00 per person sharing twin cabin
£108.00 single supplement (cabin and hotel)
£15.00 outside cabin supplement per person sharing twin
£35.00 insurance per person, inc. IPT
£46.00pp opt meals 2 dinners 2 breakfasts (clearly state if you require meals on board)

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