Calling all flower enthusiasts and green fingered gardeners! With a dazzling Dutch displays of tremendous tulips, divine daffodils and handsome hyacinths, you are sure to appreciate Springtime in Holland when you can expect rainbow carpets of flower fields blooming into a beautiful patchwork quilt of colour. You can tip toe (or skip or waltz!) through the tulips at the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, the breath-taking park which opens for just eight weeks a year to show off the millions of bulbs planted annually. Your tulip time holiday stays very close to Keukenhof Gardens itself and is well situated for a visit to the heart of the bulb growing region. Your holiday includes a day out in Amsterdam and Volendam.
Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).
Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.
The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.
*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.
NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
DAY 1 - A morning departure to Dover for the short sea ferry crossing to Calais. Then travel through Belgium before entering Holland and on to your holiday hotel, arriving in the early evening.
DAYS 2 - 4 At leisure in Holland with TWO INCLUDED excursions.
Bulbfields & Keukenhof Gardens
After breakfast tour around the glorious bulbfields of Holland where the continuously drained soil of the polders creates perfect growing conditions for the tulip bulbs which love well-drained but moist soil. Enjoy an included visit to Keukenhof Gardens, the Dutch Master Growers showpiece which rightly draws visitors from all around the world to marvel at this spectacular sight. Over 7 million flower bulbs are planted every year and the gardens and pavilions comprise a fantastic collection of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and more - an overwhelming spectacle of colour and perfume. During the day there will be the opportunity for an optional guided cruise on the Kaag lakeVolendam & Amsterdam (all tours)
Visit the quaint and picturesque old fishing village of Volendam and the former Zuider Zee where many of the local inhabitants still wear the traditional costumes. You will stop by a local clog maker and a cheese farm and then continue onto Amsterdam, with its compact centre packed with art museums full of masterpieces, historic scenic canals, atmospheric lanes, crooked merchant buildings, house boats, bikes and inviting cafes. You will have the opportunity of an optional guided city tour.
Delft & Scheveningen
Drive to the picturesque historic town of Delft, known for its blue ceramics and delicious pancakes. A visit will be made to the world famous Delft Pottery and Showroom before you continue on to Holland's most famous seaside resort, Scheveningen. A much loved North Sea resort, you will find a superb beaches and dunes, a gigantic and very striking pier with its many attractions. Take a stroll along the boulevard and soak up the glorious seaside atmosphere.RETURN DAY - After breakfast, depart for Calais and the ferry crossing to Dover, arriving home during the evening.
- Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast- Buffet dinner each evening - 5 day 2 included excursions- Entrance to Keukenhof Gardens
Novotel Rotterdam Schiedam
The Novotel Rotterdam Schiedam is a comfortable 4* hotel surrounded by water, trees and greenery, located in Schiedam. It offers modern facilities including a restaurant, bar, outdoor terrace & heated pool plus fitness centre. Contemporary and bright guestrooms offer all mod cons including air-conditioning, free WiFi, flat screen TV, tea / coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Singles are double for sole use. There is a lift