For a fabulously floral holiday, join us as we take you on a tour of some of Europe’s most delightful displays. From our base in Belgium we begin with a visit to the spectacular Floralia Spring Flower show. Centred in the parks and green houses of the Groot-Bijgaarden castle, the exhibition covers 14 hectares. In Ghent, known as the ‘flower capital of Belgium’, spend an afternoon exploring the medieval architecture, of the canal side city. Crossing the border into the Netherlands, see how the spring time flowers transform the landscape into a spectacular sea of colour, as you witness the amazing blooms of the famous Keukenhof Park. Finally, there is an option to explore the charming town of Antwerp, making this the perfect Dutch holiday to experience the very best of the Netherlands in spring.
Local departure by coach then to Belgium for a four-night stay.
Floralia Spring Flower Show & Ghent
This morning, our included excursion takes us to Floralia, the spring flower exhibition in the park and greenhouses at the castle of Groot Bijgaarden. The park, which is approximately 14 hectares in size, incorporates many spring bulb varieties. The castle’s gardeners plant by hand, under direction from The Netherlands, more than one million bulbs. See tulips, lilies, narcissi, and daffodils and numerous botanical varieties. A sea of muscari, wild tulips, violets, azaleas and rhododendrons spreads out under the ancient trees. This afternoon, we travel to Ghent, affectionately known as the ‘Flower Capital of Belgium’. This wonderful medieval Flemish harbour city has a wealth of stunning architecture to be explored. A visit to Ghent is certain to astound and impress. With its quaint canals and three impressive towers of St Nicholas Church, the Belfry and the magnificent St Baaf’s cathedral, containing the world famous fifteenth century painting the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by Jan van Eyck, there is plenty for you to see and do.
Today we have a full-day visit to Keukenhof Park to see the impressive blooms. Originally a simple kitchen garden filled with vegetables and herbs, Keukenhof Gardens has grown to become the world’s largest flower garden. Each year it is visited by thousands of people who come to see the six million bulbs bloom. Spilling across various themed gardens and four pavilions, Keukenhof is a natural paradise filled with spectacular flower displays, inspirational gardens, blossoming fruit trees, and unique art instillations. As you stroll through the fantastic vibrant carpet of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies and many other flowers you will have no doubt as to why Keukenhof is widely known as 'The Greatest Flower Show on Earth'. As entrance to the park is included, you can spend the day admiring the exuberant colours of spring, perhaps picking up some tips for your own garden.
Join our optional excursion to Antwerp. Antwerp today is Europe’s second largest port (after Rotterdam), and one of the 10 largest in the world and has much of the zest often associated with a harbour town. Famous for being the diamond capital of the world and one of the fashion cities of Europe, Antwerp is both a stylish and confident town. You will have time at leisure to explore the charming narrow streets, spacious squares and elegant boutiques which ensure Antwerp remain typically Flemish in character.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
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more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your
tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your
car in the car park which is accredited by the Park
Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24
hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is
made on arrival using the self-service machines.
Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany
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Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over)
on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration)
and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to
availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot
occupy a front row seat due to French Law.
Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.
If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.
Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.
Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver.
Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.
Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular
date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer
Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.
With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.
All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are
used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours,
compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National
Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.