Keukenhof 2018 – Romance in Flowers

Keukenhof 2018 fly from Manchester
Price
From £565
Leaving on
13/04/2018
Arriving back on
15/04/2018
Location
Netherlands
Flights from Heathrow, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester

Join us on a wonderful weekend tour to see the show-stopping spring gardens of Keukenhof, which, for 2018, celebrate the theme ‘Romance in Flowers’, and the quintessentially Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem and Delft.

This flight-based tour is ideal for individuals and small groups of friends looking to travel with like-minded people. We believe in making your life as easy as possible, so we can arrange for you to fly to Schiphol from a range of regional airports and will organise all transport once you arrive in the Netherlands.

You will stay at the Hague Marriott Hotel, a contemporary 4* hotel offering spacious rooms close to the city centre and just a short bus ride from Scheveningen Beach.

Tulips growing in Keukenhof

 

 

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The Gardens of Keukenhof

Keukenhof’s annual spring festival is one of the world’s most spectacular floral events. Seven million flowering bulbs turn the garden into a heady celebration of tulips, anemones, daffodils, freesias and hyacinths - themed, for 2018, around the idea of 'Romance in Flowers'. There is also a spectacular sculpture garden where visitors will find extraordinary displays created by the world’s leading floriculturists, as well as exhibition zones such as the Beatrix Pavilion with its stunning collection of orchids and the Orange Nassau Pavilion where florists give daily demonstrations

Flowering Tulips of Keukenhof 2018

Flower display at the Frans Hals Museum

With its ancient buildings, cobbled streets and winding waterways, Haarlem is certainly one of the Netherland’s most beautiful cities. Keen shoppers will find plenty of Dutch specialities to take home at Grote Markt, the country’s best street market, while those after an archetypal Dutch experience should head straight for the 18th century smock windmill Molen de Adriaan.

The tour price includes entry to the Frans Hals Museum. Hals, the principal portraitist of the Dutch Golden Age, lived and worked in Haarlem and the eponymous museum holds the largest collection of his work in the world. Set in the heart of the region’s bulb growing area, Haalem is also a city of flowers and each spring the Museum invites florists, including Paul Wijkmeijer, to create floral arrangements which are displayed in both historic vases from the collection and contemporary ones designed by students at the Rietveld Academy. Cleverly placed among the paintings, this unique flower exhibition is not to be missed – particularly in 2018 when it will accompanied by a display of wild tulips in the Museum courtyard.

Delft in the Netherlands

Delft is synonymous with the blue and white pottery that bears its name and no trip to the city would be complete without a visit to the Royal Delft Experience. Meet a Master Painter, go on a fascinating journey through Royal Delftware’s 400 year history and discover the brand’s links with the Dutch Royal Family and Delft’s most famous artist, Johannes Vermeer.

You will also have time to visit some of Delft’s other cultural highlights. See the studio where Vermeer painted ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and ‘View of Delft’ at the Vermeer Centre for example, or explore the city’s fascinating history at the Museum Prinsenhof, then visit Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk to see the graves of both Vermeer and William of Orange.

The pretty, medieval streets surrounding the Markt Square have plenty to tempt shoppers. Oude Delft, Choorstraat, Voldersgracht, Wijnhaven, Hippolytusbuurt and Vrouw Juttenland are filled with art galleries, one-off fashion stores, gift shops, vintage boutiques and speciality stores selling local cheese and wine. And if you need some refreshment, there are plenty of cafés too; try a traditional Dutch herring or mackerel sandwich at Visbanken, which has been involved in the fish trade since the Middle Ages, for example, or follow Bill and Hillary Clinton’s lead and treat yourself to a plate of ‘poffertjes’ (Dutch pancakes) at Het Gulden ABC.

Amsterdam in the Netherlands

The Netherlands’ capital is known for its artistic heritage, narrow Golden Age houses with their gabled facades and its canals. Our tour culminates with an atmospheric cruise along these famous waterways, taking in all the must-see sights. You will then have time to pick up some last minute souvenirs in the 17th century city centre.

The Hague Marriot

The 4* Hague Marriott is a stylish and comfortable hotel with spacious bedrooms, conveniently located close to the centre of The Hague. The Gallery Breakfast Room serves an extensive breakfast buffet, including delicious Dutch waffles, while the Lounge Bar offers an all-day international menu. There are also plenty of restaurants within  easy walking distance of the hotel.

 

Hague Marriot

Travel to Keukenhof 2018

Friday 13th April 2018

. Regional flights into Amsterdam Schiphol, meet tour guide and coach

. PM Visit to Keukenhof

. Transfer to Hague Marriott Hotel, evening at leisure

Saturday 14th April 2018

. Breakfast at hotel

. AM visit to Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem and free time

. PM visit to Royal Delft Experience

. Free time in Delft

. Transfer to hotel, evening at leisure

Sunday 15th April 2018

. Breakfast at hotel and check out

. AM Canal trip in Amsterdam and free time

.PM Transfer to Schiphol airport for return flights to UK

All flights arrive into Schiphol Airport flying with KLM

KLM fly to Keukenhof

Birmingham

Outbound: departing 09:25, arriving 11:35 (KL1422)

Inbound: departing 16:35, arriving 16:50 (KL1431)

Bristol

Outbound: departing 09:20, arriving 11:35 (KL1050)

Inbound: departing 16:40, arriving 16:55 (KL1053)

Edinburgh

Outbound: departing 08:20, arriving 10:55 (KL1278)

Inbound: departing 16:35, arriving 17:00 (KL1289)

Leeds Bradford

Outbound: departing 10:20, arriving 12:25 (KL1542)

Inbound: departing 16:40, arriving 16:50 (KL1549)

London Heathrow

Outbound: departing 09:55, arriving 12:25 (KL1008)

Inbound: departing, arriving 19:05/19:25 (KL1027)

Manchester

Outbound departing: 09:00, arriving 11:15 KL1072

Inbound: departing 18:45, arriving 19:00 KL1081

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Tour Prices

London Heathrow departure

Tour Price £585*

Birmingham departure

Tour Price £585*

Bristol departure

Tour Price £585*

Edinburgh departure

Tour Price £565*

Leeds Bradford departure

Tour Price £620*

Manchester departure

Tour Price £585*

Single room supplement £70 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

*Prices shown are p/p, based on 2 guests sharing a double/twin room

Prices are subject to change until an initial payment has been made

Prices are updated regularly to reflect the increase in airline costs

Tour Includes

  • Return flights to Amsterdam
  • Services of an ECT Tour Manager
  • Coach transfers from arrival in the Netherlands
  • 2 nights bed and breakfast at the 4* Hague Marriott Hotel
  • Visit to Keukenhof
  • Visit to Frans Hals Museum
  • Royal Delft Experience
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • 23Kg hold luggage
Optional Extras
  • Travel Insurance