Chelsea Flower Show & Springtime in the Alps - 2022

17 nights from £5809

Chelsea Flower Show and Springtime Alps Guided Tour
Chelsea Flower Show Springtime Alps Guided Tour Map

Overview

From the flowers of London’s Chelsea Flower Show to the fresh air of the Swiss Alps and springtime along the Seine in Paris, this three-week tour recharges and rejuvenates. In Amsterdam, visit the world renowned Keukenhof Tulip Gardens to witness 7 million floral bulbs bursting through the earth, and attend the spectacular Floriade Expo 2022. This vast once-in-a-decade exhibition has “Growing Green Cities” as its theme, and showcases the best of horticulture, innovation and technology. Not to be outdone, Louis XIV’s magnificent grounds at the Versailles Châteaux are sure to delight before a glittering evening in Paris and a trip to the lily pond of the Monet Gardens. Onward to the UK through Royal Tunbridge Wells, the fabulous Sissinghurst Gardens give way to the magnificent floral displays and show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. A sumptuous Thames River dinner cruise ends the vacation in style. .......read more
Highlights
  • Dinner Summary: 17 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners with wine
  • Chelsea Flower Show: Explore the famous Chelsea Flower Show
  • Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens: Visit Monets Gardens, Sissinghurst and Wisley Gardens
  • Keukenhof: Visit the renowned gardens at Keukenhof
  • Neuschwanstein Castle: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Borromeo Palace & Garden: Cruise to Isola Bella and visit Borromeo Palace & Garden
  • Versailles Châteaux: Explore Versailles Châteaux and gardens
  • Eiffel Tower: Savour a highlight dinner up the sparkling Eiffel Tower
  • Thames River: Enjoy a Thames River dinner cruise
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : "Munich is the capital of beer, so taking guests into the famous Hofbräuhaus, at any time of year, gives them a small idea of what it’s like to attend Oktoberfest."
  • : "Italians are very fashionable but their cooking is the opposite - simple, rustic and down to earth. A handful of quality vegetables, fresh herbs and beans are turned into a warm and comforting soup."
  • : "Paris is truly a delight to all the senses – seeing the iconic architecture, hearing about the history, smelling the wonderful bakeries and tasting the local specialties during our foodie walk."
  • Amsterdam: Toast to the travels ahead during your Welcome Dinner while we cruise along the old waterways, discovering the architectural gems of the old city, including mansions dating from the Golden Age of the 17th Century.
  • Dining Summary: 17 Breakfast (B), and 9 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • Almere: Visit the Floriade Expo 2022, a once-in-a-decade horticultural and international garden.
  • Aalsmeer: Visit Aalsmeer Flower Auction, enjoy the senses as millions of brilliant flowers are sold worldwide.
  • Maastricht: Join your Local Expert for a guided visit of the city, where the European Union was created in 1993.
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Explore Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the most well-preserved town on the Romantic Road.
  • Munich: During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • Neuschwanstein Castle: Visit the archetypal fairy-tale castle that allegedly inspired many of Walt Disney's castles. Led by a local historian, walk through the magnificent halls, take in the lavish decoration and enjoy spectacular views.
  • Innsbruck: Enjoy an orientation with your Travel Director as you walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades, to see the Golden Roof.
  • Soave: Enjoy an orientation tour of 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.
  • Isola Bella: Take to the waters of Lake Maggiore for a delightful cruise to the beautiful Borromean Islands. Visit Isola Bella renowned for its incredible palace and stunning Botanical Gardens.
  • Chillon Castle: Visit the castle set on a rocky islet in the lake. Following his walk through the dungeons in 1816, Lord Byron wrote the poem 'The Prisoner of Chillon'. Look out for his name, which he carved into a pillar.
  • Dijon: Listen as your Travel Director tells you about the history of Dijon, the capital city of the Burgundy region.
  • Versailles: Visit Château de Versailles, one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th century French art.
  • Giverny: 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.
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden: Explore the amazing series of garden spaces and climb the tower for a fabulous view.
  • Grindelwald: Explore this glacier village during an orientation led by your Travel Director.
  • Woking: Explore the beautiful Bowes-Lyon Rose Garden, picturesque orchard and the huge cathedral like glass house.
  • London: Experience the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show, an inspiring and enjoyable showcase of fabulous floral displays and cutting-edge garden design. Immerse yourself in colour and ingenuity as you enjoy the very best show gardens, flowers, and gardening from around the world.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).

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