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
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. Dinner, bed & breakfast each night (5 day tour features one night Bed & Breakfast only)
DAYS 2 - 3 At leisure in Holland with 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.
RETURN DAY - After breakfast, depart for Calais and the ferry crossing to Dover, arriving home during the evening.
- Hotel for 3 or 4 nights with breakfast- Buffet dinner each evening - 4 day- 3 nights buffet dinner & 1 night B&B - 5 day only- 2 included excursions- Entrance to Keukenhof Gardens
Fletcher Hotel Rotterdam Airport (26 April - 4 day)
Fletcher Hotel Rotterdam Airport is a new and modern 3* hotel, situated at Rotterdam Airport. It provides simple, comfortable facilties and accommodation with easy access to the terminal facilities. The cosy guestrooms are sound-proofed and offer walk-in shower, flat-screen TV, safe and tea / coffee making facilities. NB a clothes rail and shelving are provided instead of a wardrobe. There is a breakfast room with a mini-market facility where a variety of snacks and drinks can be purchased. There is a lift. NB Buffet dinner is taken each night at the next door sister hotel, Fletcher Hotel Wings Rotterdam