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European Affair & The Chelsea Flower Show

Duration 9 days

Destinations visited :
  • England
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  • Netherlands
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  • Belgium
    ,
  • France
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Experience the finer things in life as you cruise through the canals of medieval Bruges, admire the Mona Lisa at Le Louvre in Paris and witness the world’s largest flower auction in Amsterdam. Arriving into London, Britain puts its best foot forward with the internationally renowned Chelsea Flower Show. Be on the lookout for the royal, the rich and the famous at the world’s premier garden show before embarking on an exclusive Thames River Dinner Cruise. Hop the English Channel to France and live it up at the Loire Valley Chateaux—where the riverside castles at Chenonceau and Chambord flash back to the heyday of the French royal family. The regality continues with a tour of King Louis XIV’s palace of Versailles before the vacation draws to a close at Monet’s Garden and water-lily pond.

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DAY 1

Arrive London
Welcome to London! On arrival you are transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure to relax or explore London. This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Drink and trip briefing at the hotel.
Hotel: Amba Marble Arch, London
Meal:

DAY 2

Chelsea Flower Show
Enjoy a full day to experience the famous Chelsea Flower Show – the ‘mecca’ of all garden shows. A transfer in the morning takes you to the famous show! The Chelsea Flower Show will bring together the very best show gardens, flowers and gardening from around the world. You will see magnificent floral displays, model gardens, English garden tools and a host of garden structures and artifacts. This afternoon a transfer back to your hotel is provided. This evening we dine on a spectacular Thames River Dinner Cruise.
Hotel: Amba Marble Arch, London
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

DAY 3

London – Amsterdam
Cross to Dover for the channel crossing to Calais, and transfer to Amsterdam.
Hotel: Moevenpick City Centre, Amsterdam
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

DAY 4

Amsterdam
Start your day at the famous Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the world’s largest flower auction, where you experience the bustle of the auction floor, and witness the incredible number of flowers sold every day. Later visit a typical Dutch windmill and the picturesque village of Volendam. Volendam is renowned for its wooden houses, traditional fishing boats and old harbour.
Hotel: Moevenpick City Centre, Amsterdam
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 5

Amsterdam – Bruges
Continue to medieval Bruges in Belgium. Stroll along the cobbled streets lined with high gabled houses from the Golden Age of the 16th century. Visit the market square dominated by the 272ft Belfry of the Market Hall. Then explore Burg Square with its ornate Gothic town hall and glorious frescoes on the walls of the Holy Blood Chapel. Afterwards enjoy a relaxing canal cruise before dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Radisson Blu/De Tuilerieen Hotel – Bruges
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

DAY 6

Bruges – Paris
Depart Bruges for glittering Paris. Sightseeing with a Local Expert takes you by the Île de la Cité to see Notre Dame Cathedral with its famous tale of Quasimodo. Then around the imposing facades of the Louvre and Garnier’s Opera House. See the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde and drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe and see the Eiffel Tower, built for the World’s Exhibition of 1889.
Hotel: Hyatt Paris Regency Etoile, Paris
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 7

Loire Valley Excursion
Take a day trip from Paris to visit two of the most famous Châteaux of the Loire Valley: beautiful Chenonceau Castle, and, perhaps most magnificent of them all, the Château de Chambord. You’ll witness the glamour and grandeur of French royalty and aristocracy, and gain insights into “castle life” in these Renaissance riverside castles.
Hotel: : Hyatt Paris Regency Etoile, Paris
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 8

Versailles and Giverny
Taking in two of Europe’s most celebrated gardens; we have a full day to explore Versailles and Giverny. France’s royal history is revealed at King Louis XIV’s majestic palace of Versailles which, along with its magnificent garden, became the quintessential model for palaces in Europe. Visiting the luxurious Grand Apartments, the chandelier-lit Hall of Mirrors and the Chapel of Versailles, you get a glimpse into the lives of 17th century French nobility. Then we head to Giverny to view the gardens that inspired many of Impressionist Claude Monet’s most famous masterpieces, seeing the Japanese Bridge which crosses the illustrious water-lily pond – as painted in Monet’s magnum opus ‘Nympheas’.
Hotel: Hyatt Paris Regency Etoile, Paris
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 9

Farewell Paris
Your memorable journey comes to an end as you bid your Travel Director farewell. Transfers arrive at Charles De Gaulle Airport today at 08:30, 11:00 & 18:00.
Meal: Breakfast

Authentic Dining

  • Dining Summery: 8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners with Wine

Insight Experiences

  • Explore the famous Chelsea Flower Show
  • Enjoy a Thames River Dinner Cruise
  • Experience the famous Aalsmeer Flower Auction
  • Visit a typical Dutch windmill & village of Volendam
  • Enjoy a relaxing canal cruise in Bruges
  • Visit two famous Châteaux of the Loire Valley
  • Experience the magnificent palace and gardens of Versailles
  • Visit Monet’s garden in Giverney

Included Insight Services

  • Accommodation in premium hotels in the best locations
  • Escorted by an expert Travel Director throughout
  • Business class legroom onboard your 40 seater luxury air conditioned coach*
  • Included airport transfer service on first and last day of trip (selected times)
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included
  • Concierge service and luggage handling throughout
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European Affair & The Chelsea Flower Show

Experience the finer things in life as you cruise through the canals of medieval Bruges, admire the Mona Lisa at Le Louvre in Paris and witness the world’s largest flower auction in Amsterdam. Arriving into London, Britain puts its best foot forward with the internationally renowned Chelsea Flower Show. Be on the lookout for the royal, the rich and the famous at the world’s premier garden show before embarking on an exclusive Thames River Dinner Cruise. Hop the English Channel to France and live it up at the Loire Valley Chateaux—where the riverside castles at Chenonceau and Chambord flash back to the heyday of the French royal family. The regality continues with a tour of King Louis XIV’s palace of Versailles before the vacation draws to a close at Monet’s Garden and water-lily pond.