6 days

From £975

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Summary

Held every ten years at a different venue in The Netherlands, Floriade is one of the premier events of the horticultural world. In 2022 the spotlight falls on Almere, a new city near Amsterdam, where a purpose-built site has been created to provide a ‘living laboratory’ with inspirational and innovative exhibitions by countries, cities and businesses. There will also be a host of impressive attractions, heaps of art and culture and a unique collection of trees, shrubs and flowers. The theme of this, the seventh iteration of the event, is ‘Growing Green Cities’. With the world’s urban population expanding to 70%, cities will have to find creative, green and sustainable solutions to remain safe, healthy and attractive and these proposed solutions will be central to the exhibits at the 2022 Expo.

This longer version of our Floriade tour includes visits to two of the best gardens in The Netherlands. Mien Ruys is a key figure in Dutch gardening and her extensive garden reflects her influence, with 25 different areas, each with a distinct character. The dazzling garden created by Ada Hofman is the largest complex of water gardens in Holland, with no fewer than 30 separate gardens and 50 ponds. The way the water reflects both the planting and the sky is breathtaking. We also visit the beautiful country house garden of De Wiersse, the sumptuous formal gardens of Het Loo and the fascinating outdoor museum complex at Zaanse Schans, complete with its iconic windmills.  

We are based at the 4-star Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel, conveniently located in the centre of Almere, meaning negligible transfer times between the hotel and the site.

  • Dinner Supplement - £150

Tour highlights:

  • Full day at Floriade
  • Dazzling water gardens
  • The sumptuous Het loo Palace
  • Beautiful country house and gardens at De Wiersse
  • Iconic windmills and fascinating museums at Zaanse Schans

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
London
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
07.00 23.30
Gatwick
Outside the Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick, Copthorne Way, Crawley
08.15 22.45
Dover
Outside Ferry Terminal building, Western Docks
09.30 21.30

Location Depart Return
Portsmouth
Bus stop O, Queen Street, outside the Ship & Castle pub
08.00 22.00
Chichester
Outside Bus Station, opposite Foundry pub
08.15 21.45
Worthing
Bus stop outside the Dome Cinema, Marine Parade
09.00 21.00
Brighton
Bus stop on Queens Road, outside Brighton Railway Station
09.15 20.45
Eastbourne
Bus stop outside the Pier, Grand Parade
09.45 20.15
Hastings
Coach bay opposite Falaise Road car park
10.15 19.45
Dover
Outside Ferry Terminal building, Western Docks
11.00 19.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Today's Price
£975

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £295

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Tour dates & prices
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
16 September 2022 BFGH220916 16 September 2022 (Friday) 21 September 2022 (Wednesday) £975
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