Departs: 27th April 2020 | 5 Days
Tour Price: £539.00 per person
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When you think about Holland, you probably envision Windmill, Clogs and Tulips. Huge fields split up into strips filled with bright tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in the most wonderful colours. Enjoy them in springtime in the flower-bulb region around Leiden. When the flower bulbs are blooming, this may well be the most colourful region in the world.
Amersfoort and its inner city have been preserved well since medieval times. Points of interest are Sint-Joriskerk (Saint George's church), the canal-system with its bridges, as well as medieval and other old buildings; many are designated as national monuments. During medieval times, Amersfoort was an important centre for the textile industry, and there were a large number of breweries.
- All coach travel
- 4 nights half board
- Entrance to Keukenhof Gardens
- Tram trip (single journey)
- Boat trip
- Courier escorted
- The currency you will need for this tour is the Euro.
- A valid passport.
- To ring back to England, you dial: +44 then minus the 0 from your code, followed by your number.
- There is no tea or coffee making facilities in the hotel rooms. (Best bring your own)
- European 2 pin adapter plugs will be needed.
- Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
- Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
- Itinerary could be subject to change.
- Exchange Rate: The price is NOT guaranteed against any alterations as a result of currency fluctuations. We have done our best to calculate in advance.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £58.00
Kontakt der Kontinentwen Hotel
Amersfoortse straat 20, Soesterberg, Netherlands.
Tel: +31 (0)346 351755
The 3 star Kontakt der Kontinenten hotel, a former mission house and monastery, is just 5 minutes on foot from the centre of Amersfoort.
The hotel is light and airy with a great Restaurant. Their internationally oriented kitchen offers excellent meals, also from the restaurant you have a direct view and access to the terrace and beautiful forest garden.
There are 125 bedrooms all with en-suit, TV, Telephone and Wi-Fi. The lounge serves as the living room, where you can get a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea for free throughout the day. There are lounge chairs and a large reading table where you can calmly read the newspaper or a magazine. Free internet via Wi-Fi is available everywhere. In the monastery Cenakel there is also a lounge with delicious coffee, newspapers and wireless Internet.
In the bar you can relax while enjoying a drink and a snack. In good weather you can stroll with a drink from the bar to the large terrace overlooking the forest.
Day 1: Depart Local Area
After boarding your luxury coach, we depart our local area, to travel direct to Dover for our morning ferry to Calais. We travel through France and into Belgium and then the Netherlands, with comfort stops on route. Passing Utrecht we head for Amersfoort, We arrive at the 3 star Kontakt der Kontinenten Hotel in Amersfoort, where we check-in and spend the next 4 nights with dinner, bed and buffet breakfast.
Day 2: Keukenhof Gardens
One of the most spectacular gardens in the world can be found at Keukenhof (Entrance included). Think of Keukenhof as an 'amusement park for flowers'. There are meandering paths, fields exploring with colour as millions of tulips are blooming, and the site has the requisite windmill or two, as well as a variety of exhibits. The number of bulb-growing companies taking part has now grown from 10 to more than 100, but the Keukenhof's character remains unchanged: every year it exhibits the best and most beautiful flowers in the Netherlands. Keukenhof has become one of the best-known attractions in the country and one of the most photographed sights in the world. A design dating back to 1840. The majestic trees and the pond date back to that time. In the years following, the Keukenhof Estate was further developed into the present 32-hectare park. Areas of beautiful displays inside the many Pavilions. Many places for relaxation and refreshments. After a colourful day we return back to the hotel to relax before dinner. Rest of evening at leisure.
Day 3: Old Holland Tram & Boat
After breakfast we leave the hotel and head north to Hoorn where we will board the famous Tram for our included journey through the Dutch countryside to Medemblik, this will include coffee and pastry served on board. On arrival you have free time to explore the lovely town of Medemblik with its beautiful historic centre, before boarding the Museum Ship Friesland for your cruise to Enkhuizen. You will be sailing on what was once called the Zuiderzee. This picturesque town draws thousands of tourists every year. Some love Enkhuizen for its many historic buildings and monuments, others because of its harbour and excellent water sports facilities. From here we make our way back across the Houtridijk, a 27km dike, which separated the old Zuiderzee, now called the Ijsselmeer, the largest inland lake in Western Europe. From here we make our way to the mainland and back to the hotel.
Day 4: Zaanse Schans & Volandam
After breakfast we take a trip to the Zaandam area of Holland to the lovely outdoor museum of Zaanse Schans. With its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops, this historic village offers a preserved glimpse of what life was like to live in the Netherlands in the 18th and 19th centuries. This afternoon we then visit the quaint fishing village of Volandam. This old fishing village is famous for its splendid harbour, fishing trade, authentic Dutch character and traditional clothing. In other words: it is a great place to visit, no matter the season!
Day 5: Depart for Home
After breakfast and cases have been loaded onto the coach, we depart the hotel making our way to the pretty Dutch border town of Sluis, here you can visit the working windmill, explore the quaint cobbled street with its canal ways, whilst browsing the many shops, flower stalls and cheese markets. Time for lunch before we make our way back to the port and our late afternoon ferry to Dover, to arrive home later this evening.
Your driver and tour manager will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.