Fleuramour Alden Biesen - by air

Alden Biesen Fleuramour 2018
Price
From £469 pp
Leaving on
21/09/2018
Arriving back on
23/09/2018
Location
Bilzen, Belgium
Flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Heathrow or Manchester

Meaning ‘Passion for Flowers’, Fleuramour is one of Europe’s most prestigious floral events and has been a highlight of the ECT tour calendar for many years. Set in the historic grounds of the National Commandery at Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium and hosted by Rekad, publishers of Fleur Créatif magazine, the show takes place every September, attracting exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

Themes

Fleuramour is a showcase for the best in floral art and every year the exhibiting designers are asked to respond to a particular theme. In 2016 for example, it was ‘Fire, Air, Water, Earth’, a subject that inspired European Master Certification students and instructors to create an extraordinary field of more than 5,000 David Austin wedding roses, while in 2017, the ‘Culture’ theme prompted florist Natallia Sakalova to transform the Church of the Commandery into an idyllic, sustainable suburbia.

Setting

The breath-taking masterpieces that are created in the 35 rooms of the 16th century castle and across its grounds are a celebration of flowers, colour and floral artistry. Annual highlights include the chapel of  bridal displays and the Court of the Commandery, where this year acclaimed Belgian florist Tom De Houwer will be designing what he enticingly describes as 'a large scale object'. There is also a fashion show featuring glamorous gowns made entirely from flowers. (‘Hat Day’, the show’s opening day, is a treat for fashionistas as everyone attending is invited to wear a hat made from flowers and prizes are awarded for the best. Please ask us to quote for your tour to include Friday.)

What's On

Fleuramour doesn’t simply aim to inspire, it also hopes to teach and there is an excellent programme of demonstrations and workshops where visitors can watch some of the world’s best floral designers in action. Previous years have featured demonstrations from internationally-acclaimed names such as Lana Bates, Moniek Vanden Berghe, Nadine Van Acker, Erika Oldenhof and, Carles Fontanillas, founder of Floos A Crafter’s Secret.

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Day 1

Depart from your regional airport and transfer to hotel in Hasselt.

Day 2

Full day at Alden Biesen Fleuramour event

Day 3

After breakfast, transfer to Brussels for free time.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

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Flights include:

All flights are with Brussels Airlines

- 1 x 23kg max hold luggage

- 1 x 12kg max hand luggage

 

From Birmingham

21/09/2018: Birmingham - Brussels | 10:40 - 12:50 | SN2038

23/09/2018: Brussels - Birmingham | 17:05 - 17:15 | SN2047

 

From Bristol

21/09/2018:Bristol - Brussels | 10:35 - 12:50 | SN2056

23/09/2018: Brussels - Bristol | 16:50 - 17:00 | SN2057

 

From London Heathrow

21/09/2018: Heathrow - Brussels | 11:05 - 13:15 | SN2094

23/09/2018: Brussels - Heathrow | 15:45 - 17:00 | SN2095

 

From Manchester

21/09/2018: Manchester - Brussels | 11:05 - 13:25 | SN2174

23/09/2018: Brussels - Manchester | 16:45 - 17:00 | SN2177

 

Stay at the Radisson Blu or the Holiday Inn

 

The 4* Radisson Blu, Hasselt

Radisson Blu Hotel, Hasselt is set within a 2-minute walk from the central Market Square, featuring free WiFi throughout the hotel and free access to the indoor swimming pool and the fitness centre. It also offers a restaurant and a roof-top bar with panoramic views of Hasselt.

The hotel rooms are spacious and modern in style. They come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a seating area.

Radisson Blu Hasselt's restaurant, Koper, serves Belgian dishes. The Sky Lounge Bar is situated on the top floor and offers a panoramic view of the area. Wine, champagne and snacks are available here.

All guests have free access to the Health Club and are offered access to the heated swimming pool, sauna and fitness.

The 4* Holiday Inn, Hasselt

Holiday Inn Hasselt places you close to the city's central bars and restaurants. 

Around the corner from the hotel, Modemuseum Hasselt traces the history of fashion with collections from the 18th century to the present. Five minutes away, the Jenevermuseum examines jenever, Belgium's juniper-flavoured national liquor. Stroll past cherry trees and koi ponds in the Japanese Garden, 20 minutes' walk from the hotel. Opposite the park, the Ethias Arena and Grenslandhallen host international concert and event programmes.

Enjoy city or canal views from the stylish guestrooms of this welcoming hotel. Start your day with a buffet breakfast in the hotel's modern Brasserie De Boulevard, and enjoy traditional Belgian cuisine or Starbucks coffee. Unwind with a mini gym workout, a swim in the heated indoor pool or a sauna session before meeting friends for drinks at the bar.

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2018 Prices:

Bristol Departure:

Tour Price: £509.00*

Manchester Departure:

Tour Price: £479.00*

London Heathrow Departure:

Tour Price: £469.00*

Birmingham Departure:

Tour Price: £499.00*

 

Single Room Supplement:

If staying in the Holiday Inn: £117.00

if staying in the Radisson: £100.00

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Prices shown are per person, based on 2 guests sharing a twin/double room

 

Deposit:

£250.00 per person

Tour Includes

  • One day entrance to Fleuramour with coach transfer
  • Two nights' bed and breakfast in 4* hotel
  • Brussels Airlines return flight
  • 23kg hold luggage + 12kg hand luggage
  • Return airport transfers Brussels/Hasselt