Amsterdam And The Floriade Horticultural Expo 2022
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99048
- Travel Type: Air
3 nights. April 2022 - September 2022. From £585.00.
A sea of scents and colours
Enjoy an unforgettable day at the vibrant Floriade Horticultural Expo 22 on this wonderful break that also includes the chance to spend time in the delightful Dutch capital Amsterdam, with its canals and cobblestones, its museums, bars and cafés, and visits to the delightful villages of the reclaimed Zuider Zee and medieval gem Utrecht. This is the perfect break to introduce yourself to a delightful country that’s right on our doorstep.
What's IncludedThree nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Ibis Hotel, Tilburg or four-star Mercure Hotel Tilburg Centrum
Return flights to Amsterdam
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsSpend an unforgettable day at the Floriade Horticultural Expo 2022
Experience colourful Amsterdam on a canal cruise
Explore the Zuiderzee fishing villages of Volendam and Zaase Schans
Taste original Edam cheese
Enjoy an early evening visit to Amsterdam
Visit medieval gem Utrecht, with its Gothic cathedral
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 1Fly to Amsterdam, meet your tour manager and transfer into the heart of the colourful Dutch capital. Spend the afternoon in the exciting city of canals and cobblestones, ‘brown’ bars, cafés and world-class museums, enjoying the included canal cruise – perhaps the best way to see the sights of the city – before taking the opportunity to grab a bite to eat in one of a host of cafés and restaurants, prior to re-boarding the coach and making the journey south to your hotel base for the next three nights.
Day 2A wonderful day awaits as you make the journey to Almere, venue of the Floriade International Horticultural Expo 2022. This event takes place once every ten years, each time in a different location, so today will be a very special day indeed. Step into a sea of scents and colours, as you enjoy the greenest day out and explore 40 inspirational country displays, a spectacular greenhouse complex, take a stunning included cable car over the Expo, and discover pavilions showcasing the latest sustainable innovations and a vibrant arts and culture programme. After a wonderful day out, journey back to your hotel for an included dinner this evening.
Day 3The delightful villages of the windmill dotted landscape and the reclaimed Zuiderzee form the background to this morning’s touring. Wander 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 visit a wooden shoe-making demonstration at Zaanse Schans, beneath its famous windmills, and the famous cheese-producing town of Edam, where one of the most famous of all Dutch exports is produced. This afternoon you’ll return once again to Amsterdam, to enjoy another chance to discover and explore the Dutch capital. Perhaps you’ll take in a famous museum – the Van Gogh collection or the vast Rijksmuseum housing the works of old masters, including Rembrandt’s astonishing The Night Watch – or wander through the colourful stalls of the flower market. Perhaps 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 the final night of your tour.
Day 4Bid farewell to the hotel, returning to the airport and the flight home via Utrecht, one of Holland’s medieval cities famed for its Gothic cathedral and Dom Tower – Holland’s highest – from which there are far-reaching views to be enjoyed. A last chance, perhaps to enjoy a coffee, beer or light lunch, perhaps of smoked eel or delicious herring, in one of the countless hostelries that line Utrecht’s canals and cobbled streets, will be the final highlight of this delightful Dutch break. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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 taxThe city of Tilburg operates a tourist tax of approximately 3 € per person per night, which must be paid locally direct to the hotel.
Special requirementsIf 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.
Disabled accessThe 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 AdviceVisit 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 feesAn 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. Back to top