Chelsea Flower Show & Springtime Alps - Summer 2022

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Visit Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam, discover the 16th century town of Rothenbur, travel into the heart of Bavaria to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein and much more.

Highlights
  • Thames River: Enjoy a Thames River dinner cruise
  • Keukenhof: Visit the renowned gardens at Keukenhof
  • Dinner Summary: 17 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners with wine
  • Chelsea Flower Show: Explore the famous Chelsea Flower Show
  • Neuschwanstein Castle: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens: Visit Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens
  • Eiffel Tower: Savour a highlight dinner up the sparkling Eiffel Tower
  • Versailles Châteaux: Explore Versailles Châteaux and gardens
  • Borromeo Palace & Garden: Cruise to Isola Bella and visit Borromeo Palace & Garden
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • England
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Custom Group
  • Seniors

Location: Amsterdam

Welcome to Amsterdam! On arrival, complimentary transfers are provided to your hotel, departing the airport at 09.00, 11.30 and 14.30. Later we board our canal boat and dine as we gently glide along the canals, past traditional Dutch-gabled houses built right on the water’s edge and under picturesque bridges.(Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Grand Amrath Amsterdam

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Location: Amsterdam

It’s off to Keukenhof Gardens to view this amazing spectacle. After plenty of time to meander through the fields of flowers return to Amsterdam for some free time.(Breakfast)<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

For those early risers join our trip to Aalsmeer Flower Auction. The size is so tremendous that it will overwhelm the eyes and the senses as millions of brilliant flowers are sold worldwide. Later head to the pretty town of Maastricht on the Dutch/Belgian border. Enjoy guided sightseeing of this city, where the European Union was created in 1993. This evening is at your leisure.(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Maastricht

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rothenburg

This morning travel to Rothenburg, the most well preserved town on part of the “Romantic Road”. On our orientation, we plunge into the 16th century, walking through the narrow cobbled streets lined with high gabled houses to the market square dominated by its Renaissance town hall. Dinner tonight is in an old town restaurant.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Hotel Eisenhut, Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: Munich

Continue on the “Romantic Road”, meandering through river valleys and rolling countryside before heading for the Bavarian capital of Munich. On arrival your orientation shows the Olympic Stadium, University, Victory Arch and the Marienplatz.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Pullman, Munich

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Enjoy the scenery as you travel into the heart of Bavaria to the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, perched on a spectacular Alpine mountainside. This was King Ludwig II’s favourite castle. Visit the exuberantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room before returning to Munich.(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Pullman, Munich

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Munich, Innsbruck, Bolzano

Travel to Innsbruck in Austria, set in a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains. See the lovely Golden Roof of the Emperor Maximilian and the Royal Palace. Continue through the Italian Alps and some of the most spectacular scenery Europe has to offer before arriving in the stunning town of Bolzano.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Parkhotel Laurin Bolzano

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: Baveno

Descending the Dolomites, drive to the walled medieval town of Soave, a middle age wine village situated in the region of Veneto in Italy at the foot of an impressive castle. On an orientation tour of the town, see the churches and palaces of different architectures, like the Palazzo di Giustizia, the 14th century law court and the residence of the Captains of Serenissima. Continue through picturesque scenery to the much loved Italian Lakes District, where we head to our lakeside hotel for our two night stay.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Simplon Baveno

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: Baveno

The Italian Lakes District, a favourite haunt for artists and travellers where a full day is set aside to relax and enjoy. Take a cruise to Isola Bella, the largest and most famous island, renowned for its incredible palace and stunning Botanical Gardens. There is a guided tour of this privately owned palace with free time to admire the gardens.(Breakfast)<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Grindelwald

Travel across the border into Switzerland and ascend the Swiss Alps where we stay for the next two nights.(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Romantik Hotel Grindelwald

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Grindelwald

Marvel at the dramatic glacial views as you travel along Grindelwald Valley, and follow the sparkling Lutschine River to Lauterbrunnen at the head of the “Valley of Waterfalls”. See the Staubbach Falls plunge 300 metres. Perhaps take a cog- wheel train ride to the summit of the Jungfrau Mountain?(Breakfast)<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Dijon

Visit Chillon Castle today, set on a rocky inlet, immortalised by Byron’s “Prisoner of Chillon”. Later travel to Montreux for a lunch stop before continuing to Burgundy and to historic Dijon. Enjoy a walking tour through the medieval streets where you are sure to appreciate the wealth and elegance of the city’s architectural heritage.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: Mercure Hotel Dijon City Centre Clemenceau

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: Dijon, Paris

Travel through the countryside before arriving at the Château de Versailles, one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art. Visit the Château and the extensive gardens which in Louis XIV’s view were just as important as the Château itself. In glittering Paris tonight, perhaps see one of the world famous cabaret shows for an evening of glamour?(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: Pullman Montparnasse Hotel Paris or Similar

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Paris

Travel first to Giverny to visit the charming house and gardens of the former home of the greatest impressionist painter, Claude Monet, and inspiration for his famous water lily paintings. Return to Paris where this afternoon is at leisure. This evening, a highlight dinner in true French style.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: Paris

After crossing the channel this morning from Calais, continue to Sissinghurst, one of the best known and admired gardens in the world. Explore the amazing series of garden spaces and climb the tower for a fabulous view. Then to your luxury spa hotel in the picturesque Kent countryside.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Accommodation: The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: London

Garden Wisley was gifted to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1903 and since then it has evolved into a world class garden. Explore the beautiful Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, picturesque orchard and the huge cathedral like glass house. Continue to London, where the rest of the day and evening is at your leisure(Breakfast)<br/>

Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace, London

Meals: Breakfast

Location: London

A transfer in the morning takes you to the famous Chelsea Flower Show! The Chelsea Flower Show will bring together the very best show gardens, flowers and gardening from around the world. You will be able to see magnificent floral displays and model gardens plus extensive displays of show gardens, courtyard gardens, city and roof gardens with areas to learn about plants and growing flowers. This afternoon a transfer back to your hotel is provided. This evening we dine on a spectacular Thames River Dinner Cruise, a perfect way to complete our memorable holiday!(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)<br/>

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

Location: London

After breakfast bid your Travel Director farewell and transfer to the airport to meet your ongoing flight.(Breakfast)<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

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

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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With Insight Vacations, you travel in style in smaller groups with every detail taken care of by a highly skilled Travel Director. You will enjoy Insight Experiences that truly engage you with local people, stay in hotels that are in the heart of the action and dine in authentic local restaurants. As you travel through Europe, USA and Canada you'll connect with like-minded people and fulfil your travel dreams.They include an array of modes of transportation, such as a ferry, cruise, train or aboard their luxury coaches where you’ll enjoy the best possible views along with personal air conditioning, double the legroom of a standard coach and complimentary Wi-Fi.

They want your experience to be hassle-free, so when you book your Insight Vacations holiday they will provide you with a complimentary door-to-door transfer service in a chauffeur-driven car from your home to your departure airport.*

As a proud member of The Travel Corporation (TTC), Insight Vacations is driven by service and passionately run and owned by a family involved in travel and hospitality for 100 years.

Partnering with the Treadright Foundation helping to ensure that the environment and communities they visit remain vibrant for generations to come.

 

*Applies to distances of up to 150 miles

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