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Spring Gardens in Holland & Belgium
• Visit the capital cities of the Netherlands and Belgium
• See over 200 model gardens on an included visit to Appeltern
• Walk around Château de Grand-Bigard during the spectacular Floralia spring flower show
• Entrance to one of the largest botanic gardens in the world, the National Botanic Garden of Belgium
• See the Plant Palace which houses more than 10,000 plant species from around the world
• Visit Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world
Travel from the UK to the Ship by coach, rail or air
En suite cabin accommodation aboard the MS Serenity
Full board during your cruise
Services of a Cruise Manager
Day 1: Amsterdam
We travel to Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, and enjoy a relaxing evening onboard our ship.
Day 2: Amsterdam
Set off early this morning on an optional excursion to the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, where you can experience the hustle and bustle of the auction floor and admire the stunning flowers traded daily from more than 10 countries (a packed breakfast will be taken because of the early start). Later today you can join another optional excursion which reveals the best views of Amsterdam on a cruise around the city’s canals.
Day 3: Kinderdijk & Appeltern Gardens
This morning you reach Kinderdijk, which is renowned for its 19 beautifully preserved windmills. An optional excursion visits two of the mills, where we learn about the lifestyle of a miller and the mechanism of a mill, before cruising to Dordrecht. Your included excursion then takes you to Appeltern Gardens, home to 200 model gardens bursting with colour and inspiration. Later today begin cruising towards Belgium.
Day 4: Antwerp & Floralia
After breakfast your coach departs on an included trip to Floralia, the spring flower show held in the grounds of Château de Grand Bigard. Here you can wander among more than a million bulbs and admire the glasshouse exhibits. The remainder of the day is free to explore Antwerp which is renowned for its skilled diamond cutters and cherished artist Peter Paul Rubens.
Day 5: Antwerp & Meise
Today’s included trip takes you to the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise) and the Plant Palace. This is one of the largest botanic gardens in the world, which also boasts an enormous glasshouse filled with more than 10,000 plant species. Later today begin cruising to Rotterdam.
Day 6: Rotterdam & Keukenhof Gardens
After breakfast your coach departs on an included trip to Keukenhof Gardens, where over seven million bulbs are on show. You can follow the pathways which surround shimmering lakes, ancient trees and wonderful works of art, browse the pavilions, find your way around the hedge maze and enjoy the entertainment taking place throughout the day. Later this evening begin cruising back to Amsterdam
Day 7: Amsterdam – UK
Bid farewell to our captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.