Three nights dinner bed & breakfast
Located in a large private forest in a rural setting, this former mission house and monastery is ideally situated near to Utrecht and Amersfoort. Modern bedrooms have showers, and most have views of woods, monastery garden or courtyard garden. Facilities include: Restaurant, lounge, which you may visit any time during your stay for a complimentary cup of fresh coffee or tea; bar; and Wi-Fi
We make our way to Dover for the channel crossing to Calais, and continue to our hotel in time for dinner.
Board our coach to enjoy a full day excursion to, and through, the Dutch Bulbfields to Keukenhof Gardens, named “The Greatest Flower Show on Earth”, with over 70 acres of parkland and 10 miles of walkways. Admire a vast collection of hundreds of thousands of flowers displayed in the beautifully landscaped gardens, which adorn the estate.
We head north to Hoorn and board the famous tram for an included journey through the lovely Dutch countryside to Medemblik. During the journey you will be served coffee and a local pastry. On arrival there will be free time to explore Medemblik with its beautiful historic centre, before boarding the museum ship Friesland for an included cruise to Enkhuizen. The journey continues across the Houtribdijk, a 27km dike, built between 1963 and 1975, which crosses what used to be the Zuiderzee and is now the Ijsselmeer, the largest inland lake in Western Europe. Look out for the radio station half way, before joining a polder “Flevoland” which is reclaimed land from the sea. From here we return to the mainland and the hotel.
We retrace our steps to Calais for the return ferry to Dover and continue homeward.