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Canal cities and flowers
Combine a visit to the oldest flower parade in Europe with a full day exploring the canals, museums, bustling bars and cafes of Amsterdam. See the unforgettable floral display that takes place on just two days each year, and enjoy a short trip to the delightful Belgian city of Bruges on this wonderful four-day coach trip.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Visits to Amsterdam and Bruges
- A visit to Zundert including entry to the Flower Parade
- Three nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation at a three-star standard hotel within a one-hour drive of Zundert
- Coach travel throughout
- Return Channel crossings
- Services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we travel to Dover or Folkestone for our Channel crossing, arriving at our by mid-evening.
This morning we'll head to Amsterdam. Visit the Royal Palace, the renowned Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, and wander the cobbled streets and bridges in search of little markets and interesting shops and stores, or join our optional excursion to Volendam. Explore this traditional Markenmeer fishing village, and visit a local cheese farm and clog-making shoe factory.
In the afternoon, why not join our optional Amsterdam canal cruise to see the step-gabled buildings that line the three 'grand' canals: the Herengracht, Prisengracht and Keizersgracht? Some house cosy pubs, others shops, others elegant, half-hidden hotels - but most are home to residents of this beautiful, cosmopolitan city.
After breakfast we'll head to the small town of Zundert, birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh, for your visit to Europe's oldest Flower Parade. Each of the hamlets surrounding the town designs and builds its own float, grows the thousands of dahlias needed to cover it and competes for the coveted Best in Parade prize.
From the comfortable viewpoint of your reserved seat you'll see the huge, complex flower sculptures parade through town as a carnival atmosphere fills the streets. And you'll have time to enjoy an early dinner here (payable locally) before we return to the hotel.
Today we'll begin our journey home. En route we'll stop in Bruges, for a short visit and the chance to discover its network of canals, fine medieval architecture and magnificent town square. From here we'll continue to Calais, cross the Channel and head for home, arriving back at your original pick-up point by late evening.
|Departure Date||Price From|
|Fri 01 Sep 2017||£275.00|
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
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