OLD HOLLAND & THE BULBFIELDS

There is no better time to visit Holland than when the tulips are in full bloom. The fields of western Holland explode in a riot of colourful displays that you will not see anywhere else. We include a full day at the Keukenhof Flower Show and a variety of excursions to explore the beautifully historic and sometimes unconventional Netherlands.    

The four star Apollo Hotel, Breda sits in the heart of a city awash with history and architecture. We are returning to this hotel following the warm welcome and excellent service offered to us on previous visits. Rooms are comfortably furnished and air conditioned. The hotel has a lift.

Itinerary

Sunday We make an early start from Cornwall and travel to Dover where we board our afternoon ferry to Calais. Once in France we make our way to Lille for an overnight stay.

Monday After breakfast we will travel to Bruges. This attractive city is filled with canals and a maze of pretty cobbled streets and it is plain to see that its architectural and artistic treasures have been carefully cherished. Later in the day we travel to Breda and enjoy a welcome cocktail on arrival at our hotel.  

Tuesday Today we have a full day visit to Keukenhof. For over fifty years the Ornamental Flower Industries have honed their skills in producing the finest displays of floral art and each year has a different theme to wow the thousands of visitors that attend this monumental event.

Wednesday Today we have a morning excursion to s-Hertogenbosch. This 12th century fortified city is dotted with rich merchants houses and it is possible to take a fascinating boat trip on the canals that run underneath the city. After lunch we will return to Breda where you will have time at leisure to explore the city we are staying in.

Thursday Our first stop today will be the cheese town of Gouda. Cheese is still marketed in the ‘old’ manner and is brought in, tested for quality, weighed, priced, and sold. You will also have time to visit the traditional craft market. Later we visit one of Holland’s gems, the town of Delft. The lovely centre is best contemplated from its centuries-old canals and therefore we begin our visit with a 45 minute cruise of discovery.

Friday We leave Holland and travel to Calais for the ferry crossing to Dover and then return to Cornwall arriving home late in the evening.

Term

Single rooms available at a supplement of £100 per person

FULL BRITISH PASSPORT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR

Home pick up £12 per person

£100 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

Tour subject to loading

 

Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

Ferry crossings

5 Nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Welcome cocktail on arrival at the Apollo Hotel

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Keukenhof Gardens

Delft canal cruise

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Sunday 8th to

Friday 13th April 2018

6 Day Tour

£629

For more details

please phone

01209 717152