April 16-26, 2017
The flat, sandy fields to the south-west of Amsterdam burst into color every spring with the appearance of millions of daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths. On this tour you will see this unforgettable spectacle as we journey to the heart of the Dutch bulb growing region to visit the justly famous Keukenhof gardens, where every year the region’s growers put on a magnificent display of flowering bulbs. We also attend the smaller, but no less impressive, Floralia flower show near Brussels, and enjoy a tour of the fascinating Hortus Bulborum, a living museum of old tulip varieties. But there is much more to this tour than bulbs, for we also visit a selection of little-known but superb private gardens noted for their spring color, idyllic lost-in-time villages such as Bronkhorst and Giethoorn, and the incomparably beautiful medieval cities of Amsterdam, Ghent, and Bruges, with their atmospheric canals and old world charm. Other highlights include the picturesque and quintessentially Dutch windmills at Kinderdijk; Het Loo’s richly detailed Baroque garden, one of Europe’s great gardens; and the spectacular Royal Glasshouses at Laeken, open for just a few weeks in the year.
Land Tour Price:
9 Nights — $4300.00
Single supplement: $800.00
Meals included: all Breakfasts (B), 3 Dinners (D)
Limited to: 12 participants
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