All packages are protected so your money is safe. For the latest information regarding travel and COVID-19, click here.

Travel by Eurostar to the Netherlands to experience the once-in-a-decade Floriade Expo, the wonderful city of Amsterdam and some of Holland’s most beautiful traditional towns

Held in the Dutch town of Almere, the world-famous floral spectacle that is the Floriade Expo will next year have the important theme of 'growing green cities' as guests will be treated to the sights and smells of some 3,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs at this truly unique exhibition.

This rail holiday will also take you to Holland's most beautiful Zaanse Schans with its windmills and iconic green wooden houses and artisan workshops; Volendam, where you will enjoy a special cheese tasting and wander along the lovely harbour lined with seafood vendors and old fishing boats; and Marken, set on the wonderful Markermeer Lake.

You will stay in Amsterdam and enjoy a full day exploring the delights, sights and sounds of the capital city, including a cruise through the city's canals as well as a special farewell dinner.

To read more about this trip:
PDF

Reasons to book

Share this trip

Price includes

  • A visit to the world's greatest floral spectacle at Floriade
  • Visits to the beautiful towns of Zaanse Schans, Volendam & Marken
  • Sampling of traditional cheese in Volendam
  • Canal cruise in Amsterdam
  • Special farewell dinner at the Grand Café in Amsterdam
  • Staying in a four-star hotel in Amsterdam with breakfast and dinner
  • Return travel by Eurostar and all transfers

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, May 22, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, May 26, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£795*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 12, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jun 16, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£795*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 26, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£795*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 10, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jul 14, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 24, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 7, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 11, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 21, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 25, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Sep 18, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 2, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 6, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£695*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST FLORIADE
Got any questions about this trip? Send us an enquiry

Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    London to Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Journey aboard the Eurostar from London to Amsterdam. On arrival, your coach will transfer you to your hotel for the next four nights. Relax over dinner this evening.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    The Floriade World Horticultural Expo
    Almere, Netherlands

    After breakfast, travel by coach to the Floriade World Horticultural Expo in the town of Almere. Floriade Expo 2022 will be an extraordinary experience. The theme will be 'Growing Green Cities' and it is focused on the cities of the future. Visitors will have a unique interactive experience. It will also be the start of a new city district near Amsterdam. Almost everything that will be built for the exhibition will become part of the legacy of Almere and the structures will remain and become part of the community.

    The expo site will be developed as a Green City Arboretum, serving as a model for green structure development in cities. This arboretum will consist of a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs, all of which contribute to a green, healthy and sustainable city. Around 3000 species have been selected that contribute to the green city in terms of biodiversity, air purification, food production and city climate management.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken
    Volendam, Netherlands

    After breakfast, your coach will take you on a scenic drive to Zaanse Schans, where you'll see its iconic green wooden houses and windmills. From here, continue to a cheese farm in Volendam to enjoy a tasting and demonstration on how the cheese is made by staff wearing traditional Dutch costumes.

    You then drive to Marken, a village in North Holland province, where there's free time to explore. Marken was separated from the mainland in the 13th century by a storm, and was only re-connected in 1957 by the building of an embankment. It has been a peninsula since then. Marken is well known for its wooden houses and authentic character, and the local residents cherish their traditions.

    Later, return to the hotel where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Dinner is served in the hotel restaurant this evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Amsterdam canal cruise
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, your coach will take you into the centre of Amsterdam, a city which boasts 120 canals, 1280 bridges and a host of museums. Enjoy a memorable cruise through the canal network, which will offer a different perspective of the city. The canals have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and your relaxing cruise will reveal why - you'll pass all of the city's highlights, including the famous 17th-century canal houses, as well as modern urban areas too.

    During your free time after the cruise, why not admire the 17th-century merchant houses or the floating flower market, which is ablaze with colour in every season. There are many traditional and contemporary art galleries too, and Amsterdam is also haven for shoppers. ]

    This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the Grand Café Restaurant in Amsterdam - the perfect ending to this memorable holiday.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Return home
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    After breakfast, take the Eurostar from Amsterdam back to London.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Corendon City Hotel Amsterdam

4
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Four-star hotel a few miles from Amsterdam's main attractions

The Corendon City Hotel Amsterdam is in the city district Nieuw-West (New West). You can reach the centre of Amsterdam by public transport in 10 minutes and the hotel is just over two miles from Museum Square and the Van Gogh Museum too. The hotel has free Wi-Fi and has a restaurant, bar, terrace and lift. There is also a swimming pool, spa area with sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and a gym (all available at small extra cost).

Brought to you by

TS Tours as agent for Arena Travel
This tour is operated solely by TS Tours
TS Tours is acting as agent for Arena Travel. Arena Travel, with its portfolio of top experts, is one of the UK's leading special interest holiday companies. TS Tours Ltd specialises in creating bespoke tours, cruises and rail journeys in the company of experts. Its exclusive trips combine unique experiences as well as access to inspirational people. All trips are ATOL protected and financially bonded.

For general information, click here.

To view TS Tours as agent for Arena Travel’s supplier’s terms and conditions click here.

This tour is protected by the following:

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, May 22, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, May 26, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£795*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 12, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jun 16, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£795*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 26, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£795*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 10, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jul 14, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 24, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 7, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 11, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 21, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Aug 25, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Sep 18, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£829*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 2, 2022
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 6, 2022
Duration
5 days
Price per person
£695*

* From price is per person, based on two sharing. Deposit: £150pp payable on booking. Single supplement on request. Subject to availability. Your trip is operated by Arena Rail Holidays. Arena is a company wholly independent of Hearst UK.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST FLORIADE