Fly to Amsterdam, meet your Tour Manager and transfer into the heart of the colourful Dutch capital. Spend the afternoon in this exciting city of canals and cobblestones, bars, coffee shops, cafes and world-class museums. Enjoy an included canal cruise, and take the opportunity to grab a bite to eat in one of a host of cafes and restaurants, before returning to the coach as we begin the journey south to your hotel in Tilburg.
A wonderful day awaits you today. After breakfast at your hotel, you'll board the coach to begin the scenic journey to the gardens at Keukenhof. Here some seven million flowers carpet the ground in a breath-taking horticultural display. Wander the pathways that meander through this floral paradise, perhaps stopping in one of the gardens’ restaurants and cafes for lunch. You can even take an optional canal boat ride along the waterways threaded through the stunning gardens before returning to your hotel for dinner this evening.
The delightful villages of Holland's windmill-dotted landscape and the reclaimed Zuider Zee form the background to this morning’s touring. Stroll the pretty streets of historic fishing village Volendam – once trodden by the likes of Picasso and Renoir – and catch a glimpse of Dutch life through the ages in its preserved traditional houses. You’ll also enjoy behind the scenes insights into two of Holland’s most traditional crafts, as you observe a wooden shoemaking demonstration at Zaanse Schans in Zaandam, and visit the famous cheese-producing town of Edam.
This afternoon you’ll return once again to Amsterdam to enjoy another chance to explore the Dutch capital. Perhaps you’ll take in a famous museum – the Van Gogh collection or the vast Rijksmuseum housing the works by the old masters, including Rembrandt’s astonishing The Night Watch – or wander through the colourful stalls of the flower market. Take the chance to visit the Anne Frank House or simply enjoy the varied stores of one of Europe’s most vibrant shopping centres – the choices, and the pleasures, are all yours.
Today you'll bid farewell to your hotel, and return to the airport via Utrecht, one of Holland’s medieval cities and famed for its Gothic cathedral. Enjoy far-reaching views from Holland’s highest tower, the Dom Tower. A last chance to enjoy a coffee, beer or light lunch in one of the many cafes, restaurants and bars that line Utrecht’s canals and cobbled streets will be the final highlight of your delightful Dutch break.
The city of Tilburg operates a tourist tax of approximately 3 € per person per night, which must be paid locally direct to the hotel.
An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.
This offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 1st and 28th February 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (FEB5) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.