From Normandy to The Netherlands featuring Floriade

14 days

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Summary

We once had the pleasure of organising a tour of northern France, Belgium and The Netherlands for a private group of garden enthusiasts. Such was the success of this holiday that we decided to offer it to a wider audience and let you enjoy some of the finest gardens in this ever-popular corner of Europe.

There are no airport queues or security checks to endure as we set off in traditional style and take the ferry to Calais. Among the garden highlights here in Normandy and Picardy are Le Bois des Moutiers and Le Vasterival, Monet’s garden at Giverny and the remakable floating gardens of Les Hortillonages in Amiens. Crossing into Belgium we see masses of roses at the Castle of Coloma, the Hemelrijk Garden, whose creators were assisted by Russell Page and the spectacular Herkenrode Garden and Wespelaar Arboretum, considered to be the best in the world. In The Netherlands we visit De Wiersse, which has been described as the most beautiful garden in the country; the fabulous water gardens of Ada Hofman and the extravagantly planted garden of Mien Ruys, who dominates the story of 20th century gardening in Holland. We also take the opportunity to visit the Floriade exhibition at Almere, one more highlight in a tour that is bursting with outstanding horticultural delights.

Excursions:

  • Optional excursion to Naours             £20.00

Tour highlights:

  • Famous Normandy gardens
  • Boat trip among the floating gardens of Amiens
  • The spectacular Herkenrode Garden and Wespelaar Arboretum
  • Dutch gardening royalty at Mien Ruys and Ada Hofman
  • A full day at Floriade
  • An epic journey across northern France and the Low Countries

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Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • 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 medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
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Departure Points

Location Depart Return
London 07.00 18.00
London Gatwick 08.15 17.15
Dover 09.30 16.00

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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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
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9 May 2022 BGFR220509 9 May 2022 (Monday) 22 May 2022 (Sunday) £2,695
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7 July 2022 BGFR220707 7 July 2022 (Thursday) 19 July 2022 (Tuesday) £2,695
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