Fleuramour Alden Biesen - by air

Fleuramour Alden Biesen - by air
Price
Please contact us for details about 2018
Leaving on
21/09/2018
Arriving back on
23/09/2018
Location
Bilzen, Belgium

Please contact us on +44 (0)125 333 747 / sales@ecttravel.com for information on joining this tour in 2018, prices and flight times are coming soon.

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.

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.

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 Court of the Commandery where, in 2017, the Russian floral designer Natalia Zhizhko built a life-size, fairy tale floral carousel; the chapel festooned with bridal displays and a fashion show featuring glamorous gowns constructed 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.)

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.

Our weekend flight tour is the perfect way to experience this unique event. We can arrange flights from London Heathrow, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester or Edinburgh airports and provide transfers both to the 4* Holiday Inn in the beautiful centre of Hasselt and to Fleuramour. Our schedule gives you a whole day to explore the show and enough time afterwards to enjoy a relaxed evening in one of Hasselt’s many restaurants.

Friday 

Departure from regional airport and transfer to hotel in Hasselt.

Saturday 

Full day at Bilzen Fleuramour flower event

Sunday

After breakfast, transfer to Brussels Airport for return flight departure.

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2017's Guide Prices

Birmingham Departure:

Tour Price: £465.00*

Bristol Departure:

Tour Price: £470.00*

Manchester Departure:

Tour Price: £465.00*

London Heathrow Departure:

Tour Price: £425.00*

Edinburgh Departure:

Tour Price: £460.00*

 

Single Supplement: £110.00

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Prices shown are per person, based on 2 guests sharing a twin/double room for 2017.

 

Prices for 2018 will be published as soon as the airline makes them available

 

Tour Includes

  • One day entrance to Fleuramour with coach transfer
  • Two nights' bed and breakfast in 4* hotel
  • Brussels Airlines return flight
  • 23kg baggage allowance & seat selection
  • Return airport transfers Brussels/Hasselt
Optional Extras
  • Travel insurance