Collette Vacations to include Floriade in its New Europe Tour for 201207/13/2011 - Netherlands, Belgium, and Paris tour features historic Bruges and Floriade horticultural event.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island … Collette Vacations announces the launch of a new Europe tour featuring Floriade 2012, a major world horticultural expo which only occurs every 10 years. Collette’s Netherlands, Belgium, and Paris tour is an 11-day journey that includes 3 overnight stays in Amsterdam, three nights in Brussels and three nights in Paris. The highlight of this grand European tour is the once-a-decade Floriade exhibition which is available on departure dates of this tour, April through October 2012. This unique event takes place in a 165 acre park in the city of Venlo, outside of Amsterdam, and near the Dutch and German border. On some Floriade departure dates a visit to the legendary Keukenhof Gardens is also included.
“Collette took passengers to the Floriade in 2002 and I can tell you it is a fascinating world of nature and culture and this time around about 35 million visitors are expected with over 100 exhibitions,” says David Lutz, product manager for Collette. “One of the delights for our passengers will simply be wandering through gardens created by famous landscape architects; however, the green city and some never-before-seen eco-tech innovations will also be a big attraction.”
Also included on the Netherlands, Belgium and Paris tour are a candlelight canal cruise in Amsterdam and a walk through the red light district; a locally guided tour through Brussels; a cruise through Paris on the Seine River; a local resident-guided walk through ancient Bruges famous for its breweries, canals, chocolate and medieval architecture; and a visit to Claude Monet’s house in Giverny.
In addition to must-see attractions, this tour features a unique, 3-night stay in Amsterdam in a boutique-style hotel that was formerly a convent; as well as dining experiences like a traditional Dutch dinner; dinner at the Eiffel Tower; and a highly-rated Indonesian fusion restaurant.
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