Chelsea Flower Show Springtime in the Alps Tour

From Amsterdam to London

Visiting: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, England, United Kingdom


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations


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Tour Overview

Visit Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam, discover the 16th century town of Rothenbur, travel into the heart of Bavaria to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein and much more.

Highlights

  • iconAuthentic Dining - Dinner Summary: 17 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners with wine
  • iconChelsea Flower Show: Explore the famous Chelsea Flower Show
  • iconInsight Experiences - Neuschwanstein Castle: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • iconInsight Experiences - Borromeo Palace & Garden: Cruise to Isola Bella and visit Borromeo Palace & Garden
  • iconEiffel Tower: Savour a highlight dinner up the sparkling Eiffel Tower
  • iconMonets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens: Visit Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens
  • iconInsight Experiences - Keukenhof: Visit the renowned gardens at Keukenhof
  • iconInsight Experiences - Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens: Visit Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens
  • iconVersailles Châteaux: Explore Versailles Châteaux and gardens
  • iconInsight Experiences - Eiffel Tower: Savour a highlight dinner up the sparkling Eiffel Tower
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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam

Accommodation: Grand Amrath Amsterdam

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Welcome to Amsterdam! On arrival, complimentary transfers are provided to your hotel, departing the airport at 09.00, 11.30 and 14.30. Later we board our canal boat and dine as we gently glide along the canals, past traditional Dutch-gabled houses built right on the water’s edge and under picturesque bridges.(Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 2: Keukenhof

Meals: Breakfast

It’s off to Keukenhof Gardens to view this amazing spectacle. After plenty of time to meander through the fields of flowers return to Amsterdam for some free time.(Breakfast)

icon Day 3: Amsterdam – Maastricht

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Maastricht

Meals: Breakfast

For those early risers join our trip to Aalsmeer Flower Auction. The size is so tremendous that it will overwhelm the eyes and the senses as millions of brilliant flowers are sold worldwide. Later head to the pretty town of Maastricht on the Dutch/Belgian border. Enjoy guided sightseeing of this city, where the European Union was created in 1993. This evening is at your leisure.(Breakfast)

icon Day 4: Maastricht – Rothenburg

Accommodation: Hotel Eisenhut, Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

This morning travel to Rothenburg, the most well preserved town on part of the “Romantic Road”. On our orientation, we plunge into the 16th century, walking through the narrow cobbled streets lined with high gabled houses to the market square dominated by its Renaissance town hall. Dinner tonight is in an old town restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 5: Rothenburg – Munich

Accommodation: Pullman, Munich

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Continue on the “Romantic Road”, meandering through river valleys and rolling countryside before heading for the Bavarian capital of Munich. On arrival your orientation shows the Olympic Stadium, University, Victory Arch and the Marienplatz.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 6: Neuschwanstein Excursion

Accommodation: Pullman, Munich

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy the scenery as you travel into the heart of Bavaria to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, perched on a spectacular Alpine mountainside. This was King Ludwig II’s favourite castle. Visit the exuberantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room before returning to Munich.(Breakfast)

icon Day 7: Munich – The Dolomites

Accommodation: Parkhotel Laurin Bolzano

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Travel to Innsbruck in Austria, set in a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. See the lovely Golden Roof of the Emperor Maximilian and the Royal Palace. Continue through the Italian Alps and some of the most spectacular scenery Europe has to o#er before arriving in the stunning town of Bolzano.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 8: The Dolomites – Italian Lakes

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Simplon Baveno

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Descending the Dolomites, drive to the walled medieval town of Soave, a middle age wine village situated in the region of Veneto in Italy at the foot of an impressive castle. On an orientation tour of the town, see the churches and palaces of di#erent architectures, like the Palazzo di Giustizia, the 14th century law court and the residence of the Captains of Serenissima. Continue through picturesque scenery to the much loved Italian Lakes District, where we head to our lakeside hotel for our two night stay.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 9: Italian Lakes

Meals: Breakfast

The Italian Lakes District, a favourite haunt for artists and travellers where a full day is set aside to relax and enjoy. Take a cruise to Isola Bella, the largest and most famous island, renowned for its incredible palace and stunning Botanical Gardens. There is a guided tour of this privately owned palace with free time to admire the gardens.(Breakfast)

icon Day 10: Italian Lakes – Swiss Alps

Accommodation: Romantik Hotel Grindelwald

Meals: Breakfast

Travel across the border into Switzerland and ascend the Swiss Alps where we stay for the next two nights.(Breakfast)

icon Day 11: Swiss Alps

Meals: Breakfast

Marvel at the dramatic glacial views as you travel along Grindelwald Valley, and follow the sparkling Lutschine River to Lauterbrunnen at the head of the “Valley of Waterfalls”. See the Staubbach Falls plunge 300 metres. Perhaps take a cog- wheel train ride to the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain?(Breakfast)

icon Day 12: Swiss Alps – Dijon

Accommodation: Mercure Hotel Dijon City Centre Clemenceau

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Visit Chillon Castle today, set on a rocky inlet, immortalised by Byron’s “Prisoner of Chillon”. Later travel to Montreux for a lunch stop before continuing to Burgundy and to historic Dijon. Enjoy a walking tour through the medieval streets where you are sure to appreciate the wealth and elegance of the city’s architectural heritage.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 13: Dijon – Paris

Accommodation: Pullman Montparnasse Hotel Paris or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Travel through the countryside before arriving at the Château de Versailles, one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art. Visit the Château and the extensive gardens which in Louis XIV’s view were just as important as the Château itself. In glittering Paris tonight, perhaps see one of the world famous cabaret shows for an evening of glamour?(Breakfast)

icon Day 14: Paris & Monet’s Garden

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Travel first to Giverny to visit the charming house and gardens of the former home of the greatest impressionist painter, Claude Monet, and inspiration for his famous water lily paintings. Return to Paris where this afternoon is at leisure. This evening, a highlight dinner in true French style.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 15: Paris – Tunbridge Wells

Accommodation: The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

After crossing the channel this morning from Calais, continue to Sissinghurst, one of the best known and admired gardens in the world. Explore the amazing series of garden spaces and climb the tower for a fabulous view. Then to your luxury spa hotel in the picturesque Kent countryside.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 16: Royal Tunbridge Wells – London

Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace, London

Meals: Breakfast

Garden Wisley was gifted to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1903 and since then it has evolved into a world class garden. Explore the beautiful Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, picturesque orchard and the huge cathedral like glass house. Continue to London, where the rest of the day and evening is at your leisure(Breakfast)

icon Day 17: Chelsea Flower Show

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

A transfer in the morning takes you to the famous Chelsea Flower Show! The Chelsea Flower Show will bring together the very best show gardens, flowers and gardening from around the world. You will be able to see magnificent floral displays and model gardens plus extensive displays of show gardens, courtyard gardens, city and roof gardens with areas to learn about plants and growing flowers. This afternoon a transfer back to your hotel is provided. This evening we dine on a spectacular Thames River Dinner Cruise, a perfect way to complete our memorable holiday!(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 18: Farewell London

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast bid your Travel Director farewell and transfer to the airport to meet your ongoing flight.(Breakfast)

What's Included

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    Concierge service and luggage handling throughout

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    Hotel and restaurant tips included

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    Accommodation in premium hotels in the best locations

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    Escorted by an expert Travel Director throughout

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    Business class legroom onboard your 40 seater luxury air conditioned coach*

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    Included airport transfer service on first and last day of trip (selected times)

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    Concierge service and luggage handling throughout

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Dates & Availability

Wednesday May 05, 2021

Nights

17

Available

99

Single Supplement

Thursday May 06, 2021

Nights

17

Available

99

Single Supplement

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

17Nights

99Available

Thursday, May 06, 2021

17Nights

99Available