9 Days ● 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
HIGHLIGHTS… London City Tour, Chelsea Flower Show, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Eurostar High Speed Train, Amsterdam Canal Cruise, Food Tour, Floriade
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 5 The Wellington Hotel, London
Days 6 – 8 Swissotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Day 1: Sunday, May 22, 2022 Overnight Flight You’re on your way to experience Europe in full bloom. From classic English gardens and the iconic Chelsea Flower Show to the once-adecade Floriade expo and canals of Amsterdam, you’ll discover how the roots of horticulture run deep through England and the Netherlands and connect the world.
Day 2: Monday, May 23, 2022 London, England - Tour Begins Welcome to London, a sophisticated metropolis with a timelessmeets-modern style all its own. Its bustling streets are lined with beautiful gardens, world-famous museums, and historic landmarks. Take some time to get to know the city before joining your fellow travellers for some traditional English fare at tonight’s welcome dinner. (D)
Day 3: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 London Start the day with a local guide and take in London’s quintessential sights. After lunch on your own, it’s your choice! Tour Kensington Palace, the residence of royals like Queen Victoria and Princess Diana -OR- explore the vast collections of art spanning more than 5,000 years at the Victoria & Albert Museum. (B)
Day 4: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 London - Chelsea Flower Show Enliven your senses and experience the vibrance of the Chelsea Flower Show. With a variety of hands-on exhibits, peaceful miniretreats, and a seemingly endless array of flowers, discover for yourself why this expo is considered one of the premier events in all of horticulture. (B, D)
Day 5: Thursday, May 26, 2022 London - Kent – London Head out of the city to Kent – often referred to as “the Garden of England” – to explore Sissinghurst Castle Garden, one of England’s most renowned gardens. Spend an afternoon discovering the distinct planting design, gleaming with blooms and greenery, before returning to London for an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 6: Friday, May 27, 2022 London - Amsterdam, Netherlands Hop aboard the sleek, futuristic Eurostar High Speed Train and set out for the narrow canals and bike-brimmed lanes of Amsterdam. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel for a relaxing three-night stay. (B)
Day 7: Saturday, May 28, 2022 Amsterdam See the city’s famous architecture from a unique perspective as you cruise its canals, passing under picturesque bridges and by iconic Dutch houses. Afterward, explore Amsterdam’s rich culinary heritage on a locally led food tour. (B, L)
Day 8: Sunday, May 29, 2022 Amsterdam - Floriade Once a decade, people from all corners of the globe gather at Floriade to celebrate horticulture on an epic scale. Spanning 148 acres, the expo’s grounds are teeming with vibrant colour and countless shades of green. Explore the numerous exhibits and discover the role that living flora and fauna play in our modern world. Gather this evening for dinner at a local restaurant and look back fondly at memories made and toast to newly blooming friendships. (B, D)
Day 9: Monday, May 30, 2022 Amsterdam - Tour Ends Your tour through England and the Netherlands comes to a close today. (B)
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