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Holland - The Tulip Train

Holland - The Tulip Train

A tasteful travel through time - enjoy a historical steam train journey through the most colourful of the bulbfields, and a cruise onboard a vintage museum ship. A classic Holland experience!

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A tasteful travel through time - enjoy a historical steam train journey through the most colourful of the bulbfields, and a cruise onboard a vintage museum ship. A classic Holland experience!

A new twist on an old favorite – our clients have always enjoyed celebrating the coming of spring with a visit to the glorious Dutch Bulbfields and the popularity of these tours remains undiminished. To further enhance the event we have been able to combine a historical steam train journey through the most colourful bulbfields, with a cruise onboard the vintage museum ship MS Friesland. A classic Holland experience – the train is beautifully restored and over 100 years old. The Friesland was built in 1956 and is now a floating and working museum. A “Tasteful Travel Through Time” and an unforgettable experience.

ITINERARY


Monday - Morning departure from Dorset to Folkestone for the midday Eurotunnel departure to Calais. Onwards to Utrecht in Holland and check-in to our unusual hotel - set menu at dinner tonight - choice offered all other nights.

Tuesday - A full day excursion through the glorious Dutch Bulbfields with included admission to the famous Keukenhof Gardens - named "The Greatest Flower Show on Earth". Over 70 acres of parkland housing a vast display of flowers, trees and lakes plus outdoor entertainers, cafes and sunny terraces.

Wednesday - "The Tulip Boat-Train". Head north to the village of Hoorn and board the famous little steam train that travels through the lovely Dutch countryside to Medemblik (1 hr 20 mins). Wooden carriages creak, steam hisses and wheels sing - with pastry and coffee on-board. There is time to explore the beautiful historical centre of Medemblik before boarding the museum ship "Friesland", retaining original fittings, a comfortable saloon/bar and wide open decks from which to enjoy views across the Ijsselmeer Lake (1hr 20min cruise to Enkhuizen). Rejoin the coach and drive across the 17mile long Houtribdijk that crosses the Zuider Zee to Flevoland which is reclaimed from the sea. Back on the mainland make our way back to the hotel.

Thursday - Visit Amsterdam, a fascinating and exciting city often referred to as "The Venice of the North". A boat cruise is the best way to discover its many sights, although being so compact and flat walking is easy too. This afternoon drive to Volendam, the prettiest of fishing villages famous for the traditional costumes that are still worn. Synonymous with cheese and clogs, no visit would be complete without a visit to a craft workshop to witness their production.

Friday - Drive back to Calais for the early afternoon Eurotunnel crossing to Folkestone and so back to Dorset by that evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Kontakt der Kontinenten Hotel, Nr Utrecht.

This venue is something a little bit different – spread over two adjacent buildings: The former mission house of Saint Jan, and the Monastery Cenakel.  130 bedrooms include a high proportion of Single bedded rooms so everyone can have their own space!  Situated in a large private forest, most rooms have views of the woods, garden or courtyard. Simply furnished yet tastefully decorated they all provide private shower and toilet, telephone, television, wifi and are accessible by lift. The restaurant provides a substantial continental buffet breakfast and delicious 3 course dinner with waiter service. Complimentary tea/coffee and newspapers are available in the lounge 24 hours and the outdoor terrace/bar area is a great place to relax.  This is a unique 3 star venue with great character and history – completely different from the usual run-of-the-mill hotels – prepare to be surprised!

 

TOUR PRICE: £540.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £65.00

 

Price Includes: All coach travel, Return Eurotunnel crossings, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Entry to Keukenhof Gardens, Steam train fare, Boat cruise fare, VAT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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