• Price: From £275
  • Leaving on: 22/09/2017
  • Arriving back on: 24/09/2017
  • Location: Bilzen, Belgium

One of the most enjoyed events in the floral calendar is the Alden Biesen Fleuramour event which takes place every September in the prestigious and historic grounds of the National Commandery of Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium. 

The event is hosted by Rekad, the publishers of Fleur Creatif magazine.

New trends in floral design and floral arrangement will inspire you, along with demonstrations in which to take part.  Celebrated floral designers create enchanting displays in the grounds and rooms of the 16th-century castle, Alden Biesen, set in the small city of Bilzen in Belgium - every year ECT take delighted floral travellers to this exceptional event.

2016 theme was 'Fire, Air, Water, Earth' and, as ever, it will showcase the very best of Europe’s floral artists.  The breath-taking masterpieces that are created in the interior and grounds of Alden Biesen by highly talented floral designers use an array of botanical and floral materials.  Each year the floral artists adapt their designs to different spaces with the result always being a spectacular burst of bloom and colour.

There is always a number of different and magnificent table settings, and also a chapel which is festooned in bridal and wedding floral displays.  In a previous year, a spectacular display was created by Lana Bates showcasing the Avalanche collection by Meijer Roses - giving goosebumps to all who saw it.
No fewer than 35 rooms and halls are decorated with floral works by over one hundred designers from Belgium and beyond.   Designers such as Lana Bates, Moniek Vanden Berghe, Nadine Van Acker,  and Erika Oldenhof.

New varieties of flowers are featured every year in spectacular designs, such as a courtyard woven with a web of  White Vanda Orchids, White Anthurium, Madonna Lilies and Spanish Moss.

A floral fashion show is held every year featuring magnificent glamour gowns created from flowers. The event’s opening day on Friday is famous for its ‘Hat Day’, when visitors are invited to wear headdresses and hats made from flowers.   Please ask us to quote for your tour to include Friday. 

Accommodation options

3* Holiday Inn Express, Hasselt - centrally located and recently refurbished, the ground floor offers a comfortable space where guests can relax.

4*Radisson Blu - a modern, spacious hotel located two mins, work away from the central market square. Health suite, swimming pool, restaurant and lounge bar.

 

Friday 22 September 

Departure by executive coach, channel crossing, and arrival early evening in Hasselt.

Saturday 23 September

After breakfast, you will visit the Bilzen Fleur Amour flower event where your day is at leisure.

Sunday 24 September

With departure from your hotel after breakfast, you may choose from one of the following options:

1. Visit to Floralux (the largest garden centre in Belgium) then Ypres for lunch (not included).

2. Visit to Antwerp.

3. Visit to Bruges.

Monday 25 September (Sunday night is an optional extra - see price panel)

If staying Sunday night, you may choose a visit to The Japanese Garden in Hasselt, which is open on Sunday afternoon (not open on Monday). There would be an additional cost of £6pp for entrance only or £12pp for a guided tour.


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Tour price per person

 

Staying in the Holiday Inn Express

£275/£369 pp twin/single for 40 passengers

£285/£379 pp twin/single for 35 passengers

£309/£403 pp twin/single for 30 passengers

£329/£423 pp twin/single for 25 passengers

(Extra night £89/£136 pp in a twin/single)

 

Staying in the Radisson Blu

RESERVED NO LONGER AVAILABLE

£305/£399 pp twin/single for 40 passengers

£325/£419 pp twin/single for 35 passengers

£349/£443 pp twin/single for 30 passengers

£369/£463 pp twin/single for 25 passengers

(Extra night £105/£152 pp in a twin/single) 

Tour Includes

  • One day entrance to Fleuramour, Alden Biesen event
  • Two nights' bed and breakfast
  • Channel crossing
  • Executive coach travel
  • ECT tour manager
Optional Extras
  • Travel insurance
  • Sunday night stay (see prices above)