Flower parade and tulips in springtime in Holland
As the days get shorter and the weather colder it is the ideal time to start thinking about spring. Our first tour next year, “Springtime in Holland”, takes place from 14th to 28th April 2018. We will be offering this tour for the second consecutive year but will not be offering it again in 2019 so anyone who has thought about booking this tour in the past should consider joining us next year!
The tour starts in the historical city of Ghent in Belgium and moves on to Amsterdam, Alkmaar and then to the bulb growing region, close to the coast, in time for the annual flower parade. We have the opportunity to admire the floats while stationary on the evening before the parade and then to watch the parade on Saturday. Watch a video we took last year during the flower parade to get an idea about this part of the tour. You will find many more videos and pictures taken during our “Springtime in Holland” tour on our Facebook page, for example a video taken during the world’s largest flower auction in Aalsmeer!
For many of our customers, a further highlight of this tour is a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens to see nearly 7 million spring-flowering bulbs and to walk through the Inspirational Gardens. Both locations are only a short cycling distance from our campsite.
We visit the historic city of Delft, during “Kings Day”, the most important bank holiday in Holland. Everything turns orange (Holland’s national colour), and you can walk into town to attend the local events, or go on a short train ride to The Hague, Holland’s capital and home of the Dutch royal family. To download the tour flyer of our “Springtime in Holland” tour click here.
In the January issue of Practical Motorhome, there is an interesting article on Belgium. Not many people think of Belgium as a prime touring region, but this country has a lot to offer: beautiful historic towns, stunning nature and of course delicacies like their beer and chocolates. Our one week “Belgian Break” tour is also ideal for people visiting Europe for the first time in their motorhome. The first stop in Bruges is only 71 miles from Calais and even closer from other ports like Dunkirk, or Zeebrugge. Total mileage on the tour is only 65 miles. In addition to visiting Bruges, Ghent and Brussels you have time to visit Ypres, famous for it’s role during WWI. If you are interested in our “Belgian Break” tour you can download the tour flyer here.