• Price: from £420
  • Leaving on: 24/01/2017
  • Arriving back on: 26/01/2017
  • Location: Essen, Germany

Book Now! - Prices are valid until 14 November 2016.

The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Horticulture, IPM Essen provides a unique opportunity to see exhibitions relating to aspects of Floristry and Horticultural Production and Technology, as well as displays.  It also is a unique opportunity to observe demonstrations by members of the International Teachers of Floristry. 

Organised by the Federal State Horticultural Associations and the Trade Association of German Florists, this show offers a  comprehensive overview of the industry as well as the chance to see some of the finest talent in floral design.  Each year the number of floral designers and members of the International Teachers of Floristry grows in numbers. Many different floral schools are represented, with the Event's floral rooms covering over two halls.  It is unique having such diversity and range of styles and talent, and also being able to see the floral designers work up close.  It provides an insight into the array and distinctiveness of floristry being taught today.  

This is an excellent tour for those that teach floristry or offer workshops and perform floral demonstrations.  Leading wholesalers of floral sundries also exhibit so you can do a bit of shopping for new trimmings and floral decorations.

Designers who were  at  IPM Essen in 20016: Kazumasa Kubo Floral Design - Japan   l  Sylvia Serva - Guadeloupe  l Jacqueline Boerma - Netherlands  l  Tina Parkes - England l  Didier Gilles - France   l   Rudy Casati - Italia  l  Andreea Stör -Romania   l   Marina Bulatova - Russia l Rosa Bofill - Spain   l   Elena Butko - Ukraine l Olga Banis – Belarus

Floral Fundamentals Ambassadors:  Berit Skjøttgaard Laursen- Denmark l  Ulviya Akhmedova - Russia    l  Carles Jubany Fontanillas - Spain  l  Nicu Bocancea - Romania    l   Pirjo Koppi – Finland

Staying at the Best Western Parkhotel Velbert, Düsseldorf. Parkhotel Velbert is a four-star property, located with its own quiet park 16 miles from Düsseldorf Airport.  It offers modern bedrooms and has a restaurant with sun terrace and a sky bar.  

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Accommodation is on a bed & breakfast basis but a dinner supplement is available, on request.

Transfers between the hotel and the event

Included in the tour price are 2 day entrance cost for the show. (Supplement for non-student 2 day entry ticket is £16.00 - please enquire if you are eligible for a student ticket)  


Flybe: 10kg cabin bag + one item, eg handbag**

24 January Birmingham/Düsseldorf 1420/1650

26 January Düsseldorf/Birmingham 2055/2130



BMI: 20kg hold luggage + 12kg cabin bag + one personal item, eg handbag

24 January Bristol/Düsseldorf 1725/1950

24 January Düsseldorf/Bristol 2020/2055



Jet2:  22kg hold luggage + cabin bag + one personal item, eg handbag

23 January Leeds Bradford/Düsseldorf 1605/1835

26 January Düsseldorf/Leeds Bradford 1920/1950



Flybe: 10kg cabin bag + one item, eg handbag**

24 January Manchester/Düsseldorf 1425/1655

26 January Düsseldorf/Manchester 2050/2125



Flybe: 10kg cabin bag + one item, eg handbag**

24 January Southampton/Düsseldorf 1730/2005

26 January Düsseldorf/Southampton 2040/2120


** Hold luggage at a supplement and can be added at the time of booking (Flybe).

Tuesday 24 January

Arrive Düsseldorf Airport.  Your group will be met by a representative and you will travel by coach to the hotel.  Evening at leisure.

Wednesday 25 January

After breakfast, you will be able to take a shuttle bus (fare not included in tour price) to the event at Messe Essen where you can spend the day before returning to the hotel via the shuttle bus.

Thursday 26 January

Attend the IPM show for second time before you transfer to Düsseldorf Airport for your return flight.  


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Tour price per person

Flying from:


£555/£485 in a twin/single*


£610/£540 in a twin/single* 


£490/£420in a twin/single*


£490/£420 in a twin/single*


£490/£420in a twin/single*


Prices are based on 10 travelling. Deposit payment of £250pp

Please phone us for a quote. The above price are valid until 14 November 2016.

Tour Includes

  • Return flight to Düsseldorf (see over for details of
  • Regional airport options and baggage allowances)
  • Return airport transfers in Germany
  • Two nights’ 4 star B&B accommodation
  • Airport meet and greet service at Düsseldorf Airport
  • Entrance to IPM Essen on two days
Optional Extras
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers between the hotel and the event
  • Flybe hold luggage