Holland's springtime colours
Experience an unforgettable day in perhaps the world’s most famous flower garden – magnificent Keukenhof. This wonderful springtime break also includes the chance to spend time in the delightful Dutch capital Amsterdam, with its canals and cobblestones, its museums, bars and cafes. You’ll also enjoy visits to the charming villages of the reclaimed Zuider Zee and medieval gem Utrecht. This is the perfect break to introduce yourself to a wonderful country that’s right on our doorstep.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Fly to Holland
Fly to Amsterdam, meet your tour manager and transfer into the heart of the colourful Dutch capital. Spend the afternoon in this exciting city of canals and cobblestones, ‘brown’ bars, cafes and world-class museums. Enjoy an included canal cruise, before taking the opportunity to grab a bite to eat in one of a host of cafes and restaurants. Re-board the coach and make the journey south to your hotel base for the next three nights.
Day Two: Explore the gardens at Keukenhof
A wonderful day awaits you, as after breakfast at the hotel, you board the coach to make the scenic journey to world-renowned Keukenhof, where some seven million flowers carpet the ground in a breath-taking horticultural display. Wander the pathways that meander through this floral paradise, perhaps stopping in one of the gardens’ several restaurants and cafes for lunch, or even taking an optional canal boat ride through the stunning gardens. Return to the hotel in time to enjoy dinner this evening.
Day Three: Visit the villages of the Zuider Zee
The delightful villages of the windmill-dotted landscape and the reclaimed Zuider Zee form the background to this morning’s touring. Admire the pretty streets of historic fishing village Volendam – once trodden by the likes of Picasso and Renoir – and catch a glimpse of Dutch life through the ages in the preserved traditional houses. You’ll also enjoy behind the scenes visits unveiling two of Holland’s traditional crafts, as you observe a wooden shoemaking demonstration at Zaanse Schans in Zaandam, and visit the famous cheese-producing town of Edam.
This afternoon you’ll return once again to Amsterdam to enjoy another chance to explore the Dutch capital. Perhaps you’ll take in a famous museum – the Van Gogh collection or the vast Rijksmuseum housing the works by the old masters, including Rembrandt’s astonishing The Night Watch – or wander through the colourful stalls of the flower market. Take the chance to visit the poignant Anne Frank house or simply enjoy the stores of one of Europe’s most vibrant shopping centres – the choices, and the pleasures, are all yours. Return to the hotel for a last overnight stay.
Day Four: A final morning in Medieval Utrecht
Bid farewell to your hotel, returning to the airport via Utrecht, one of Holland’s medieval cities famed for its Gothic cathedral. Enjoy far-reaching views from Holland’s highest tower, the Dom Tower. A last chance, perhaps to enjoy a coffee, beer or light lunch, in one of the countless hostelries that line Utrecht’s canals and cobbled streets, will be the final highlight of this delightful Dutch break.
Ibis Hotel Tilburg, Tilburg
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Tilburg tourist tax
The city of Tilburg operates a tourist tax of approximately 3 € per person per night, which must be paid locally direct to the hotel.
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.
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.
Airport development fees
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.