The Keukenhof Gardens is one of the largest flower gardens in the world, stretching over 79 acres. Nearly 7 million bulbs are planted there each year, which grow into absolutely stunning flowers in a riot of colours. The gardens are only open for a short time each year, and April is the best time to go if you want to see the famous Tulips.
These gardens are perfect for a leisurely day, wandering among the flowers – whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, or just enjoy looking at flowers in all their beauty, this tour is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and inspired.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
History of Keukenhof
The gardens are built on 15th century Hunting-grounds, and were a source of herbs for Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut’s castle (she was the last Wittelsbach ruler of Hainaut and Holland), which is where the name Keukenhof comes from – it means Kitchen Garden. In 1641, Captain Adriaen Maertensz Block of the Dutch East India Company had a house built there, which he lived in once he had retired.
The garden itself was established in 1949 by the then-Mayor of Lisse. It was meant as a garden where growers from all over the Netherlands and Europe could come to show their hybrid specimens, as well as helping the Dutch export industry – Holland remains the largest exporter of flowers in the world.
The Keukenhof features many gardens of different styles. For example, the English Landscape Garden, which has winding paths and unexpected vistas. The Historical Garden is an enclosed garden where you’ll find many old types of bulbs.
You won’t have to get up early, as you’ll be picked up from your local pick-up point in the mid-afternoon, heading to Hull where you’ll board the ferry for an overnight crossing to Rotterdam.
Once the ferry has docked in Rotterdam, you’ll re-join the coach and head to Keukenhof where you’ll have a full day to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of these utterly stunning gardens. There’s so much to see and do, including a Flower Mosaic, various exhibitions and shows and even a maze if you fancy getting lost for an hour or two. There is a plant shop where you can purchase bulbs that you can then plant in your own garden when you get home - a living souvenir! You’ll then board the ferry for the return crossing to Hull.
You’ll arrive into Hull in the morning and re-board the coach which will take you back to your drop-off point.
There’s everything you could need on a P&O Ferry. Enjoy fabulous sea views, indulge in a little fine dining or pick up a bargain in the onboard duty-free outlet. Your accommodation will be comfortable and cosy, whether you choose to stay in a standard cabin or upgrade to a premier cabin.
- Return coach travel
- 2 nights onboard P&O Ferries, cabin only
- Admission to Keukenhof Gardens
Cabins & Upgrades
Single – 2 berth inside cabin (1 set of bunk beds) for sole occupancy. A supplement from £30 applies for this cabin.
In2Berth – 2 berth inside cabin (1 set of bunk beds) for 2 people.
In4 Berth – 4 berth inside cabin (2 sets of bunk beds) for 3 or 4 people.
In2Lev - 4 berth inside cabin (2 sets of bunk beds) for 2 people. A supplement of £25 per cabin applies.
Out4Berth - 4 berth outside cabin (2 sets of bunk beds with a porthole window) for 2-4 people. A supplement of £35 per cabin applies.
Meal Package – 2 buffet evening meals and 2 buffet breakfasts available to pre-book for £55 per person.
The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.
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