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Tulip Season in Holland
Dates: 23rd -28th April
Den Haag, Volendam, Marken, Amsterdam, The Keukenhof, The Hague, Madurodam, Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, Zaanse Schans & Rotterdam
TUESDAY, 23RD APRIL
We meet at the airport at 5.00 am for our Air Malta flight departing at 7.25 am and arriving in Amsterdam at 10.50 am. We will be transferred to our 3-star Hotel Ibis Den Haag City Centre in The Hague. After check-in, we can join the leader on an optional excursion to Volendam. We will be able to gaze upon its real beauty while witnessing a typical fishing village which has been preserved for the past 6 centuries. We can also opt to take a boat across the lake to the island of Marken (extra – weather & and time permitting).
WEDNESDAY, 24TH APRIL
Our full-day optional excursion will take us to Amsterdam. We shall start with a city tour of Amsterdam, passing by many historical buildings and interesting sights such as the Royal Palace, the National Monument and the Skinny Bridge. We will later visit a windmill on the river Amstel, together with a clogs and cheese factory. One can also opt for a canal cruise (extra) to enjoy this beautiful city. Then, we will have some free time for personal sightseeing and shopping.
THURSDAY, 25TH APRIL
Today’s full-day optional excursion will take us to one of the most beautiful Spring gardens in the world; the Keukenhof. Keukenhof Gardens does not only provide a backdrop for its 7 million spring-flowering bulbs, but one can also see the nearby bulb fields, it is also a nice location for sculptures and other works of art that give the park an added dimension (entrance extra). In the afternoon we will go on a panoramic tour where we will see some of The Hague’s landmarks, such as The Peace Palace; which houses the International Court of Justice and Madurodam – ‘Miniature Holland’ which depicts many Dutch towns and villages. In the miniature park, almost every Dutch landmark has been reproduced on a miniature scale (entrance extra).
FRIDAY, 26TH APRIL
Today we will admire some of the natural beauty the Netherlands can offer. We shall start our full-day optional excursion with Enkhuizen, where we will visit the Zuiderzee Museum. An open-air museum depicting life in the Netherlands in years gone by (extra). In the afternoon we will make our way towards Zaanse Schans; an old, open-air, windmill museum-village on the bank of the river Zaan. Along with its typical Dutch windmills and houses, it depicts how a typical village on the river Zaan must have looked like in the 17th and 18th centuries.
SATURDAY, 27TH APRIL
Today, we will go on a full-day optional excursion to Rotterdam, one of the largest harbours in the world. Rotterdam is situated in the province of South Holland, on the banks of the rivers Waal and Nieuwe Maas. A visit to Rotterdam would not be complete without a tour of the harbour or without going up on the highest lookout tower in the Netherlands, the Euromast (extra) standing at 185 metres. The rest of the afternoon is free for some shopping or sightseeing in this great city.
SUNDAY, 28TH APRIL
After breakfast, we will leave the hotel and make our way to the airport for our Air Malta flight departing at 11.50 am and arriving in Malta at 2.55 pm
PRICE PER PERSON
Adult in Triple €939/* €839
Adult in Twin €999 /*€899
Adult in Single €1449 /*€1349
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken.
**There are many restaurants in the vicinity from which one can choose from.
Air Malta return flights to Amsterdam Airport
5 nights in 3-star Hotel Ibis Den Haag City Centre in Den Haag or similar
Rooms with private facilities & TV
Daily breakfast Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
Keukenhof, The Hague & Madurodam €55
Enkhuizen & Zaanse Schans €55
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
City tax of €3.00 per person per night (from 12 years upwards) is to be paid directly at the hotel.
Island of Marken Boat (with return trip) €16.50 Adult/€8.25 per child 4-11 years
Island of Marken Boat (one way) €10.00 Adult/€5.00 per child 4-11 years
Amsterdam Boat €14.00 Adult/€10.00 per child 4-12 years
Keukenhof €19.00 Madurodam €23.50 per person/Free under 3 years
Zuiderzee Museum €19.50 Adult/€13.00 per child 4-12 years
Euromast €12.50 Adult/€9.00 per child 4-11 years