• Price: From £645
  • Leaving on: 24/04/2017
  • Arriving back on: 26/04/2017
  • Location: Keukenhof, Netherlands
This tour is by flight only.

A shopping holiday to the Netherlands including a visit to Keukenhof. 

Open to both groups and individuals

Join Jonathan Moseley - Floral Expert on BBC2 Big Allotment Challenge and founder of #flowertalk, on this floral journey of discovery, and learn some fascinating facts about the illustrious history of the Tulip - the most magical of all spring flowers.

On this tour, enjoy the beautiful  garden of Keukenhof with its annual display of over seven million flowering bulbs. Many varieties of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils bloom along the park’s pathways; and there are exhibition pavilions with impressive floral displays. 

New varieties of flowering bulbs are introduced each year, and there are outlets inside the park selling bulbs which can be ordered (they are sent to you in the autumn), for you to plant and enjoy the following spring. We will also visit the annual tulip exhibition at the Frans Hals Museum; here, floral displays feature alongside art exhibitions and are arranged daily by Friends of the Museum and Paul Wijkmeijer from Bloemenatelier. By special arrangement, we will visit Van den Berg Greenhouse and delight in a floral demonstration by international florist, Astrid van den Berg.

A light lunch will be served and you will have an opportunity to browse through the many floral treasures on show and available to buy.

I will be your tour host, as well as performing a ‘Tulipmania’ demonstration. 

To register your interest call ECT Travel: 0800 298 0588

www.jonathan-moseley.com

 

Birmingham

KLM

KL1424 1120 arrives 1330 24 April

KL1435 2105 arrives 2115 26 April

 

Bristol

KLM

KL1050 0920 arrives 1135 24 April

KL1057 2145 arrives 2115 26 April

 

Leeds/Bradford

KL1542 1020 arrives 1225 24 April

KL1551 2200 arrives 2210 26 April

 

Manchester

KLM

KL1082 1115 arrives 1340 24 April

KL1551 2115 arrives 2135 26 April

 

Norwich

KLM

KL1506 0920 arrives 1115 24 April

KL1515 2120 arrives 2110 26 April

Please note: Our tour coach will depart from Schipol Amsterdam after the 1335 flights have arrived. Flights arriving earlier will have a little free time at Schipol to have something to eat/drink and for shopping before our tour commences with a visit to the Frans Hals Museum Haarlem. Our tour manager will meet with you at Schipol.

Day One

After arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport we then go to visit the Van den Berg Nursery - here you will have the opportunity to enjoy browsing and shopping for floral sundries. Owner and floral designer Astrid van den Berg and I will provide a series of tulip inspired floral designs. After we will continue to our hotel, the NH Leeuwenhorst, where we will all enjoy dinner.

Day Two

After breakfast, we will head to the Frans Hals Museum, to enjoy an annual show of tulips and floral bouquets displayed amongst the museum's fine art collection. We then return to Astrid's for a light lunch followed by a demonstration from Astrid and myself. A group dinner will follow in the evening.

Day Three

Our final day will be a visit to Hortus Botanicus Leiden followed by the wondrous Keukenhof. There will be time to stroll through the garden and enjoy the pavilions which showcase inspiring floral designs. You will be able to shop for bulbs to plant in your garden in the autumn (these can be sent to you, so you do not need to carry them back). Our coach will transfer us back to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, for our return flight departure to the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tour price per person

Flying from:

Birmingham

£645/£765 in a twin/single*

Bristol

£699/£815 in a twin/single* 

Leeds/Bradford

£695/£815 in a twin/single*

Manchester

£645/£765 in a twin/single*

Norwich

£780/£900 in a twin/single*

 

*Prices available until 2pm Monday 6 Feburary

Please note:  

All include 23kg luggage

 

Tour Includes

Return flights from Birmingham / Bristol / Leeds / Bradford / Manchester and Norwich.

2 nights' half-board at 4* NH Leewenhorst

Visit to Keukenhof

Visit to Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Annual Tulip exhibition at Frans Hals Museum

Shopping at VD Berg Nursery/Studio

Floral demonstration by me

Floral demonstration by Astrid van den Berg

2 group dinners with me

Light lunch at VD Berg studio

Coach travel in Holland

Services of an ECT Tour Manager