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Blooming September & Zundert Flower Parade Blooming September & Zundert Flower Parade

Blooming September & Zundert Flower Parade

Blooming September & Zundert Flower Parade

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Join us as we head to Tilburg in the Netherlands for our Blooming September and Zundert Flower Parade Tour.  Enjoy an overnight mini-cruise to Rotterdam with meals and entertainment onboard. Stay at the wonderfully luxurious Van de Valk Gilze retreat located in lovely, natural surroundings. The highlight of our tour is the magnificent Zundert Flower Parade, a real treat for the senses. Join in the festival atmosphere and watch the amazing floats, some 9-meters tall and 19 meters long, from our grandstand seats. In the southern Netherlands they are crazy about their flower parades with this being the largest flower parade in the world. Born from a tradition passed down the generations, this unique day is a wonderful experience to be part of. During our stay in the Netherlands visit historic cities famous for their cheese and explore one of the country’s oldest fortified medieval cities. Don’t miss out on this wonderful floral journey filled with tradition and community, a great experience to be part of, what are you waiting for, book early to avoid disappointment!



Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service

Return overnight ferry crossings Hull/Rotterdam, Rotterdam/Hull (rate based on 2 berth inside cabin for single occupancy and 4-berth inside cabin for two people sharing –beds will be side by side).

Buffet dinner, bed, and breakfast on both P&O ferry crossings

Executive coach travel throughout



Hotel Van der Valk Gilze-Tilburg – 29th Aug/2nd September- 4 nights


Dinner, bed and breakfast (consisting of hot/cold buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meals with set menu on day of arrival).

En-suite bedrooms

Grandstand seating for the Zundert Flower Parade


Executive coach travel throughout


Single rooms supplement - £248.00


Depart Leyland at 14:00pm for our journey to Hull where we will board our overnight ferry to take us on a mini cruise to Rotterdam, once onboard disembark the coach (we suggest taking an overnight bag so that your main case can be left on the coach, make sure you pack essentials, medication, valuables etc in your overnight bag as access to the coach once onboard will be prohibited). We will have dinner on the ferry, enjoy the onboard entertainment before retiring to your cabin for the night.

Following breakfast on-board the ferry, re-join the coach to disembark in Rotterdam continue our journey with a suitable lunch stop en-route, arrive in Tilburg and our luxury 4-star resort hotel, our home for the next 4-nights, receive a warm welcome with time to unpack and freshen up before our evening meal.

Following breakfast this morning's excursion takes us to 'S-Hertogenbosch, one of the oldest medieval cities in the Netherlands and the capital of Brabant. This magnificent 12th century fortified city is a gem with its Gothic cathedral and rich merchant's houses. Don't miss out on the museum quarter, perhaps take a canal boat trip on the waterways underneath the city. Wander a maze of narrow medieval streets and alleyways. Watch the world go by from a table at one of the many outdoor cafes and restaurants, for lovers of sweet treats perhaps order the Den Bosch delicacy Bosschen Bollen with a coffee. Allowing time to explore and have lunch before returning to the resort.

Say Cheese! This morning following breakfast take a scenic journey to the picturesque town of Woerden the first of the Netherlands cheese cities that we will visit today. Woerden is the historic capital of the Green Heart of the Netherlands, a fortified city with a Roman history, discover museums, windmills and mills, cheese shops and market, allowing time to explore with time for lunch, before continuing our cheese journey to Gouda, the city of cheese in the Netherlands with much more than cheese to offer, discover the beautiful historic city, visit the central square with iconic town hall and marvel at the beautiful stained-glass of Sint-Jans church, visit cheese shops or watch the world go by from a pavement café.

Today is Parade Day! Following breakfast today's excursion takes us to the picturesque town of Zundert to soak up the festival atmosphere and see the huge masterpieces from our grandstand seating, marvel at the dazzling floral floats, full of hand-made creations of glorious dahlia blooms, created and built by volunteers from twenty surrounding hamlets, each participating in the magnificent Bloemencorso. Experience these magical events and join in the festivities, with music and street performers to enjoy, local bars and restaurants join in the fun too with special activities and special offers all adding to the festival atmosphere.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast to begin our journey to Rotterdam with a suitable lunch stop en-route. Continue our journey to Rotterdam to check in at the port, once onboard the ferry (don't forget your overnight bag) enjoy an evening meal and onboard entertainment before retiring to our cabins.

Following breakfast onboard the ferry re-join the coach as we disembark in Hull to continue our journey home.

Single room supplement


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 The Van Der Valk Hotel Gilze - Tilburg







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 4 Star







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About the hotel

   Van der Valk Hotel Gilze-Tilburg is a country-style resort hotel in lovely natural surroundings. Enjoy luxury, style and benefit from wellness facilities available on site. Guest bedrooms are beautiful, spacious, modern rooms with all the facilities for a truly wonderful stay, a serene retreat of peace and tranquillity in which to relax following a busy day exploring.

The Toucan Health Club at the hotel offers heated indoor pools, whirlpool, sauna and Turkish steam bath. Relax in the infra-red cabin, chill in the relaxing room, or get a massage. modern fitness facilities are available too. N.B Treatments and massages will incur additional charges to be booked and paid for locally by the customer).















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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Leyland, PR25 2SB
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Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed