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Antwerp, Floralia and Keukenhof Gardens by rail

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2020 Tour code: 20FKE

About the tour

From Belgium's forgotten gem, Antwerp, discover the magnificent flowers of Floralia and kaleidoscopic displays of Keukenhof Gardens.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Antwerp

After meeting at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office, leave St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels. Here you connect with a local train to Antwerp.

Includes
  • Dinner
Eurostar
Day 2 - Floralia Spring Flower Exhibition

Travel by coach to the Floralia Spring Flower Exhibition, hosted at Château de Grand-Bigard. Over 4 weeks in the grounds of this marvellous stately home, over 400 floral varieties are put on display, bringing a magnificent cornucopia of colour to the manicured gardens. Indoor gardens here also hold a superb array of flowers from around the world.

Afterwards, you journey to Berchem where you have free time to explore. Perhaps take a walk in Brilschanspark, which forms part of the 'green lung of Berchem' together with Wolvenberg nature reserve. Or, you could enjoy a spot of lunch in one of the city's many cafes.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Floralia
Day 3 - Antwerp

This morning you enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp with a local guide. The tour includes the Grote Markt, which is lined with wonderfully grand, gabled Guild Houses and is home to the large town hall and the famous Brabo Fountain.

You are then free to continue exploring Antwerp - you could visit the beautiful Gothic cathedral or Rubens House. You could also explore the Diamond District, where 70% of the world's diamonds are traded.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Antwerp
Day 4 - Keukenhof Gardens

You travel by coach over the border into the Netherlands for a spectacular visit to the famous Keukenhof Gardens, the world's largest flower garden. The gardens only open in the spring displaying a powerful burst of colour and providing an incredible seasonal display of tulips, crocuses, daffodils and other flowering plants. The fantastic floral exhibitions are something to remember, and there are plenty of places to stop off for some refreshment amid the beautiful walks and footpaths.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Keukenhof Gardens
Day 5 - By train to London

Transfer to Antwerp station for the train to Brussels and your onward connection on the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Eurostar

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Ibis Centrum Hotel, Antwerp

Ibis Centrum Hotel, Antwerp

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Eurostar

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Reviews

93% of travellers would recommend this tour

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Mr J Cook

Submitted 01/05/2018

The trip to Delft was so disappointing. Not enough time to see this town. The walk from the coach park took such a chunk of our visiting time. Although the coach was not allowed ( seemingly only if you held a German international driving plate ). Both my wife and I were very greatly disappointed with the hotel room. No air conditioning. British station on TV not accessible. A bathroom that did not accommodate the size of an adult. Neither of us are grossly overweight but found using the bathroom extremely depressing inconvenient and bordering on claustrophobic. The toppers on our beds kept moving. To get into and out of one of our beds it was necessary to shuffle sideways. Noise not only of local building works but also in the hotel definitely interrupted my wife's sleep. Insufficient storage space. 5 coat hangers and only open shelving - no drawers. For one night ok but not for 4 nights for two people. No safe in our room as we had believed - only one in reception. Julie,our tour guide was excellent.

Anonymous

Submitted 22/05/2017

Everything went to plan thank you.

Anonymous

Submitted 14/05/2017

Well organised and very interesting tour

Anonymous

Submitted 14/05/2017

Well organised, rooms at the Ibis a little snug, Keukenhoff exceptional, could have done with a longer visit.

Mrs A Mills

Submitted 14/05/2017

The Eurostar was a new experience for us - a very smooth journey. The trips were well organised & our tour guide very helpful. The highlights were the Keukenhof Gardens & the Floralia Spring Show.

Mr L Wheeler

Submitted 01/05/2017

A well organised short holiday. The only problem was the dinner on the first night (which was included in the cost of the holiday). There was quite a long walk to the restaurant and the service was very slow..

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