2021 - Dutch Dahlias On Parade
Enjoy this colourful weekend and marvel at the incredible floral displays at the annual Zundert Flower Parade which has been taking place for over 80 years. Using half a million locally grown dahlias, twenty nearby villages compete to craft giant, elaborate floats covered in the pom-pom like blooms. The spectacular creations are kept top secret until parade day when they wind their way through the town and the judges make their decision. You will enjoy the dazzling action with a seated ticket for the parade and there is plenty of fun to be had with all kinds of street entertainment, music and stalls to enjoy
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
DAY 1 - From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to the designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, you travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais, then continue to Holland via the auto-routes of France and Belgium and check into your hotel in Breda for your 3-night stay. Buffet dinner, bed & breakfast
DAY 2 - 3 - At leisure in Breda, with two included excursions. Dinner, bed & breakfast
Breda & Dordrecht
Transfer the short distance into the centre of Breda, an unexpected delight of a city with its beautiful historic centre, numerous terraced cafes, imposing buildings and monuments and a distinctive bon-vivant atmosphere. There will be time to explore and you may like to visit Breda's best known building, The Great Church (entrance is free but climbing the tower costs approx. €5) as well as the wonderful Park Valkenburg, the former castle gardens. Continue to Holland's oldest city, Dordrecht with its 100s of monuments, ancient warehouses and inner city harbours. Best discovered on foot, you may like to follow the 'Rondje Dordt', a signposted walk around the historic centre.
Zundert Flower Parade
Enjoy the highlight of the weekend - the 'Corso Zundert', the biggest flower parade in the world. After a short transfer to the quaint Dutch village of Zundert, birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh, you will marvel at this annual, vibrant spectacle and the riot of colour as the towering floats pass by. You will have a ticket for a numbered seat in area B where the parade passes twice.
DAY 4 - Drive back to Calais today and the return ferry crossing to Dover, arriving home during the evening.Back to top
Amrath Hotel Brabant, Breda
The modern, out of town hotel is a few minutes' drive from central Breda. Guests have free use of an indoor pool and the well-presented rooms offer TV, free WiFi plus tea and coffee making facilities. The on-site restaurant is bright and airy. There is a lift.Back to top