6 days

From £995

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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 Points

Location Depart Return
London 07.00 23.30
London Gatwick 08.15 22.45
Dover 09.30 21.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £295

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Tour dates & prices
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
24 May 2022 BFGH220524 24 May 2022 (Tuesday) 29 May 2022 (Sunday) £995
(ex. flights)
£100 £295 Book your trip
24 June 2022 BFGH220624 24 June 2022 (Friday) 29 June 2022 (Wednesday) £995
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£100 £295 Book your trip
16 September 2022 BFGH220916 16 September 2022 (Friday) 21 September 2022 (Wednesday) £975
(ex. flights)
£100 £295 Book your trip
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