This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from three nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in Holland to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- Visit to medieval Gent
- Visit to Keukenhof Gardens
- Visit to Delft & its Pottery Museum
- Visit to the Open Air Museum of Zaanse Schans
- Visit to Amsterdam with a Canal Cruise
- Visit to The Hague & the Panorama Mesdag
- A visit to Sluis
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Arriving on the continent, we travel north stopping in the medieval city of Gent for a leisurely break before continuing north to Holland and your hotel.
Day 2 - The Keukenhof Gardens. Here you can admire the exuberantly coloured flowers and delightful coloured landscaped gardens. This spectacular open-air flower exhibition serves as a permanent showcase for the bulb and flower industry, offering a wide range of attractions guaranteed to excite and delight - a treat for gardeners and non-gardeners alike! But Keukenhof offers more than just flowers and in the park you'll find exhibitions by Dutch artists, a variety of restaurants and sunny terraces, just perfect for relaxing. Delft is synonymous with porcelain and its famous blue-and-white pottery which Italian immigrant potters began making here in the 1600’s. It flourished as the 17th century headquarters of the Dutch East India Company and was home to one of Holland's greatest painters, Jan Vermeer. The greatest attraction of Delft however is the historic city centre, which is crammed with 17th and 18th century houses. Many of its streets overlook picturesque canals; there are magnificent public buildings, outdoor markets, and a surprising number of museums.
Day 3 - The Hague, Netherland's capital city is full of history. A guided tour both by coach and on foot is the best way of learning about this historic city. Visit the Panorama Mesdag, a painting which gives the impression and optical illusion of being on a high sand dune in the heart of the sea, the dunes and Scheveningen village. Painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag, it is set on a panoramic canvas and is the largest painting in the Netherlands, at 120m long and 14m high. Panorama Mesdag is the oldest of its type of painting in the world and having been preserved it is a unique cultural heritage. A 'behind the scenes' tour is the optimum way to experience this attraction.
Day 4 - Zaanse Schans is an Open Air Museum. A guided tour tells the story of its houses, windmills, the local people and their history and all elements of living and working in the Zaanstreek. Dutch traditional crafts are still in daily practice here. With its historical atmosphere see time-honoured skills such as making wooden shoes, cheese or pewter. There are craftsmen still at work in the windmills at the Zaanse Schans demonstrating ingenious, centuries-old techniques. The possibility of witnessing the ancient production of oil, making pigments for paint, or wood being windmill-sawn is an unforgettable experience. Amsterdam - A perfect introduction is a canal cruise, which will allow you to familiarise yourself with the city. During your free time you may choose to visit the famous Singel canal and its flower market, Dam Palace or the Rijks Museum or explore the shopping street (Kalver Straat) where many bargains can be found. Anne Frank's house is often on the list of places to visit or you can just soak in the atmosphere of the city in one of the many street cafes that line the squares and streets.
Day 5 - A visit to the border town of Sluis, a pleasant and attractive fortified town with a rich history and a flamboyant atmosphere and is the birthplace of the lexicographer J.H. van Dale and the patron van Sluis. It has a long and turbulent history and as long ago as 1290, Gwijde van Dampiere granted Lammingsvliet, the former name of Sluis, a charter. It was once an important outport of Bruges and it was said, "He who owned Sluis, owned Flanders". You will be returned to your original departure point later today.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.