Enjoy a delightful spring weekend break with a distinctive Dutch flavour visiting the magnificent, world-famous gardens at Keukenhof We also have an included trip through time by steam tram and on a museum boat cruise.
Day 1 After our early morning taxi pick up, we make our way to Dover for a mid-morning crossing to Calais. We then travel through Belgium and into Holland, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 Our incredible day begins with a drive to Hoorn where we board the steam tram for our journey through lovely Dutch countryside to Medemblik, with coffee and pastries served on board. After some free time to explore this historic town, we board the museum ship Friesland for a 1½ hour-cruise to Enkhuizen, where we are met by our coach. We continue on the incredible 27km dyke across Ijsselmeer, the largest inland lake in Western Europe. We then cross the Polder and travel back to our hotel.
Day 3 After breakfast, we leave for a full day excursion to the worldfamous Keukenhof Gardens. Over 70 acres of parkland contain a vast collection of hundreds of thousands of flowers displayed in beautifully landscaped gardens.
Day 4 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel west and have a stop in the beautiful medieval town of Bruges. We continue to Calais to catch our late afternoon crossing to Dover, and then continue home.
Our three-star hotel is a former mission house and monastery, located in the Utrecht Heuvelrug National Park, 40 miles south of Amsterdam. Tea and coffee are available at all times in the lounge, and there is a pleasant bar, restaurant and a terrace with views of the forest. Bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and WiFi. The hotel has a lift.