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9am - 7pm

Amsterdam & the Dutch Flower Parade

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

Amsterdam Coach Trip Itinerary

Day One: Coach travel to Holland

Leaving the local area in the early morning we travel to Dover or Folkestone for our Channel crossing, arriving at our by mid-evening.

Day Two: Optional Amsterdam canal cruise

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 Markermeer 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.

Day Three: Included Zundert Flower Parade excursion

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.

Day Four: Included visit to Bruges

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 county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford
Berkshire
Berkshire Reading
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, St Neots
Cheshire
Cheshire Crewe, Macclesfield, Sale, Stockport, Warrington
Clwyd
Clwyd Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Liskeard, Newquay, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Derby
Devon
Devon Bideford, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Newton Abbot, Paignton, Plymouth, Tiverton
Dorset
Dorset Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest
East Sussex
East Sussex Hastings
Essex
Essex Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Harlow, Romford, Saffron Walden, Thurrock Services M25
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Dursley, Stroud
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Cwmbran
Hampshire
Hampshire Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Portsmouth, Ringwood
Herefordshire
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Stevenage
Kent
Kent Ashford, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Herne Bay, Maidstone Services M20, Ramsgate, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood, Tonbridge
Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Bury, Leigh, Manchester, Rawtenstall, Wigan
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Coalville, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Grantham Services A1, Lincoln, Sleaford
London
London Camberwell, Lewisham
Merseyside
Merseyside Liverpool, Southport
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Swansea
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Ruislip
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire York
Norfolk
Norfolk Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Kettering, Northampton
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Newark, Nottingham
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Bicester, Oxford, Oxford Services M40
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Rotherham
Somerset
Somerset Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Cannock, Stafford, Stoke On Trent
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Redhill, Staines, Sutton, Woking
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Halesowen, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall
West Sussex
West Sussex Chichester, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Nuneaton, Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Salisbury, Swindon
Worcestershire
Worcestershire Hopwood Services M42, Malvern Link, Worcester

Amsterdam and Zundert Area Hotel ★★★

You will be staying at a carefully chosen three-star standard hotel within a convenient coach journey of both Zundert and Amsterdam. Bedrooms in all the hotels are comfortably furnished, and all offer private facilities. All hotels will also have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

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.

Meet at port option

To give you greater flexibility and allow you to travel on the date that suits you best, you may like to meet the coach at Folkestone Services (called Stop 24) on the M20, which is just a five-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and a 15-minute drive from Dover. If you wish to do this, please select the county 'Kent' and the pick-up point 'Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood' when booking. You will be notified of the exact pick-up location in your Final Travel Details, which you will receive approximately 7-10 days prior to departure. Further information and car parking charges can be found at www.stop24.co.uk

Meal arrangements

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.

Triple rooms

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.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.