FRIDAY 29th March
01:00hrs London Pick-ups begin.
Don’t forget to bring your passport!
We make the journey to Dover for our Chanel ferry crossing.
04:20hrs Dover to Calais ferry crossing.
07:10hrs Upon arrival to Calais we commence our onward journey through France, Belgium and into the Netherlands making comfort stops en route.
15:00hrs Approximate time of arrival at our hotel in Valkenburg, Netherlands. The rest of the evening is at leisure to enjoy the bars and nightlife of this lively town!
SATURDAY 30th MARCH COLOGNE!
09.30hrs We depart our well appointed hotel for Cologne, Germany!
11:00hrs We arrive Cologne for a full day of fantastic sightseeing in this great German city. Make sure you check out the awe inspiring cathedral or find some time to sink a couple of German beers in the sunshine! The rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure so that you can make the most of your time here.
21:00hrs We make our way back to Valkenburg.
SUNDAY 31st MARCH Amsterdam!
09:00hrs We depart the hotel for Keukenhof. Nowhere else in the world are the tulips and colours of spring as glorious as at Keukenhof. Here you can find endless inspiration while you relax in the beautiful surroundings of the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands. It is the most photographed place in the world so don’t forget to bring your camera! Entrance is included.
After we head over to Amsterdam for an afternoon in this great city. Maybe take some time for a boat trip or just spend the rest of the day soaking up the atmosphere of this lively city. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore! Perhaps check out Anne Franks House, Van Gogh Museum or try one of the many bars or coffee shops!
21:00hrs Make the return journey back to our hotel in Valkenburg after a huge day in Amsterdam!
MONDAY 1st APRIL BRUGGE!
10:00hrs We depart our hotel and begin the journey over to Belgium and the city of Brugge for lunch. This stunning city is famous for its architecture, chocolate and beer! Don’t forget to try the moules frites and waffles either!
17:00hrs We depart Brugge and make our way to Calais, France for our return ferry crossing.
20:35hrs Calais to Dover ferry crossing.
23:30hrs Approximate time of arrival into central London after a great weekend away!
*All times are shown in local time*
About Keukenhof Gardens...Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe is situated near Lisse, Netherlands and is the world's largest flower garden. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, there are approximately seven million flower bulbs planted annually at the park.
About Amsterdam... The name is derived from the Dutch words Amstel and dam, which literally means dam on the river Amstel. Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the Dutch Golden Age and the River Amstel is a large part of the charm of the Dutch capital - the largest city of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is art, history and culture... not to mention good fun!!
About Cologne...Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany, having been founded by the Romans in the year 38 BC. Cologne was granted the status of a Roman city in the year 50 AD.
Cologne lies on the River Rhine. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest universities.
About Brugge...Brugge is made up of winding cobblestone streets and narrow canals. This stunning city won the prestigious award of 'European City of Culture' in 2002. Most of Brugges medieval architecture is still intact, thus named a World Heritage Site in 2000. Brugge is world famous for its lace, beer and chocolate!