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Holland's springtime colours

Enjoy the best of Holland’s springtime colours and scents on this tremendous value break.

Spend an unforgettable day in the world’s largest and perhaps most famous flower garden – magnificent Keukenhof. This wonderful springtime break also includes the chance to spend time in the delightful Dutch capital Amsterdam, exploring its canals and cobblestones, its museums, bars and cafes. You’ll also enjoy visits to the charming villages of the reclaimed Zuider Zee and to medieval gem Utrecht. It's the perfect way to get to know a wonderful country that’s right on our doorstep.

What does this price include?

  • Three nights' carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation at a three-star hotel
  • A three-course dinner on Day Two
  • Return flights to Amsterdam
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Your Itinerary

  • 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, bars, coffee shops, cafes and world-class museums.

    Enjoy an included canal cruise – arguably the best way to see the sights of the city – and take the opportunity to grab a bite to eat in one of Amsterdam's many cafes and restaurants, before returning to the coach as we begin the journey south to your hotel for the next three nights, in Tilburg.

  • A wonderful day awaits you today. After breakfast at your hotel, you'll board the coach to begin the scenic journey to the gardens at Keukenhof. Here some seven million flowers carpet the ground in a breath-taking horticultural display that attracts visitors from around the world each year. Wander the pathways that meander through this floral paradise, perhaps stopping in one of the gardens’ restaurants and cafes for lunch. You can even take an optional canal boat ride (payable locally) along the waterways that thread their way through the stunning gardens before returning to your hotel for dinner this evening.

  • The delightful villages of Holland's windmill-dotted landscape and the reclaimed Zuider Zee form the background to this morning’s touring. Stroll the pretty streets of the historic fishing village of Volendam – once trodden by the likes of Picasso and Renoir – and catch a glimpse of Dutch life through the ages in its preserved traditional houses. You’ll also enjoy behind the scenes insights into two of Holland’s most traditional crafts as we head to Zaandam and its famous windmills to watch a wooden shoemaking demonstration at Zaanse Schans in Zaandam, and visit the famous cheese-producing town of Edam.

    Late this afternoon you’ll return to Amsterdam for another chance to explore the fascinating Dutch capital. Why not visit one of the city's museums and galleries? The Van Gogh Museum and the vast Rijksmuseum, which houses the works of Old Masters, including Rembrandt’s astonishing The Night Watch, are well worth a visit. Alternatively, wander around the colourful stalls of the flower market, head to the Anne Frank House or simply spend your last evening enjoying dinner in one of the many inviting restaurants this wonderful city has to offer. We'll return to the hotel late in the evening.

  • Today you'll bid farewell to your hotel, and return to the airport via Utrecht, one of Holland’s most lovely medieval cities and famed for its Gothic cathedral. Enjoy far-reaching views from Holland’s highest tower, the Dom Tower, and perhaps stop for a coffee, beer or light lunch (the local smoked eel and herring are worth trying) in one of the many cafes, restaurants and bars that line Utrecht’s canals and cobbled streets - a final highlight of your delightful Dutch break.

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Hotels

Ibis Hotel Tilburg, Tilburg

The modern, friendly Ibis offers comfortable accommodation close to Tilburg town centre and its attractions.

Further Information

  • The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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