Summer Garden Cruise of Holland and Belgium – by Eurostar

Enjoy some of the best gardens that the Low Countries have to offer, at the height of their summer glory, as we cruise from Antwerp to Amsterdam.

As part of this trip you’ll enjoy three nights as a guest onboard the MS Gérard Schmitter. Our comfortable vessel transports us across rivers and sea, ensuring that our journey is just as special as the destinations it brings us to. Think welcoming cocktails with the crew, falling asleep to the water’s gentle motions, lunches and dinners with wine and beer, and – of course – the always convivial company of like-minded Brightwater travellers.

On land we visit a trio of top gardens, beginning with the Hemelrik Garden and Arboretum, described by Brightwater’s horticultural expert Colin Crosbie as “a heavenly garden, one of the most beautiful and special in Belgium”. In the Netherlands we visit two more gardens with the Crosbie seal of approval: the garden of Mien Ruys, described by Colin as “one of the finest and most inspirational gardens in Holland” and the nearby garden of Ada Hofman, which he says is “one of the best water gardens in Europe”. Praise indeed from the former curator of RHS Wisley!

Further visits include the Bloemenmarkt, a colourful floating flower market, and the magnificent ‘Golden Age’ canal-side residence and garden at the Museum van Loon, both in Amsterdam.

All aboard!

Supplements per person:
Single cabin lower deck                     £295.00
Single cabin middle deck                   £415.00
Single cabin upper deck                     £445.00
Twin cabin middle deck                      £120.00
Twin cabin upper deck                       £150.00
Insurance                                         £65.00 (under 65); £130.00 (65-74); £195.00 (75-90)
Rail/air connections and/or overnight accommodation before or after the tour available in London on request

What's included?

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Train travel

Tour highlights:

  • Fast and comfortable journeys between London and Amsterdam/Brussels with Eurostar
  • Friendly and attentive crew on board the MS Gérard Schmitter
  • Three of the finest gardens in the Low Countries
  • Paintings, porcelain and silver at the Museum van Loon
  • The colourful selection of flowers at the floating bloemenmarkt

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