Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See Holland in bloom with TV’s Adam Frost
We are delighted to bring you another chance to see Holland’s famous bulb fields burst into bloom next Easter, as they cover the countryside in bright reds, oranges, pinks and yellows.
It’s a riot of colour that keen gardeners will love, and on this unique five-day cruise you’ll get to see this spectacular display in the company of the landscape designer and Gardeners’ World presenter Adam Frost.
Sailing from the Dutch capital Amsterdam in April 2021 and travelling along Holland’s pretty canals and waterways, you’ll enjoy picturesque views of the blooms. You will also get to discover the historic maritime city of Hoorn, beautiful Den Helder, the harbour at Harlingen, and the lively port of Lelystad.
The Mail on Sunday offer includes an unforgettable visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens (pictured) in Lisse, where more than seven million bulbs are planted each year
Passengers will sail from the Dutch capital Amsterdam (pictured) in April 2021
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
Since setting up his landscape business in 1996, Adam Frost, above, has designed gardens around the world and won seven gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. Adam is a popular presenter on BBC’s Gardeners’ World, an RHS ambassador for education, and the founder of the Adam Frost Garden School in Lincolnshire. He has also written two books, Real Gardens and How To Create Your Garden.
And making an exclusive appearance for Mail on Sunday readers, you’ll be joined by Adam, who will give a fascinating talk about his life and career, and answer your horticultural questions in a special Q&A.
Adam will also be with you for an unforgettable visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, where more than seven million bulbs are planted each year across 79 acres, including a stunning 800 varieties of tulip. Adam says: ‘Spring is a magical time of year to visit Keukenhof Gardens when the tulip displays are at their most beautiful, and I can’t wait to explore alongside Mail on Sunday readers next year.’
REASONS TO BOOK
Visit Keukenhof Gardens with Adam Frost: The Gardens are spread across 79 acres in Lisse and are known as one of the largest and most beautiful gardens in the world. You’ll enjoy an exclusive visit with Gardeners’ World presenter Adam. As well as thousands of tulips, the gardens feature daffodils and hyacinths amid pretty lakes, trees and pavilions.
Private talk with Adam Frost and free book: Adam Frost will also give an exclusive talk about his horticultural career and take part in a Q&A session at Keukenhof Gardens (or other suitable location) during which you can ask him your own gardening questions. Plus each booking will receive a complimentary copy (one per booking) of Adam Frost’s How To Create Your Garden, which he will be happy to sign for you.
Sail in style: You will sail on Arena’s four-star ship MS Arena, which boasts a fitness suite, sun deck, library, lounge bar and restaurant, as well as spacious cabins with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and French balconies so you can enjoy the river views from your room.
Enjoy time in Amsterdam: You’ll have the opportunity to wander around the Dutch capital’s picturesque centre, go cycling along the canals or take an optional canal cruise.
Maritime cities: You’ll stop at Hoorn, a former Dutch East India Company base with a 17th Century town centre; Den Helder on the northernmost tip of Holland, with its beautiful nature reserve and naval base; and Harlingen, which boasts more than 600 monuments marking its long history of fishing and shipping.
Traditional Dutch specialities: Join an optional excursion to the Medemblik Bakery, a museum where you’ll see how gevulde koek, an almond paste cookie, and speculaas, gingerbread cookies, are made.
- Four nights’ full-board cruise, including a welcome drink, afternoon tea/coffee and cake, and late-evening snack.
- Visits to Amsterdam, Hoorn, Den Helder, Harlingen and Lelystad.
- Talk, Q&A and excursion to Keukenhof Gardens with Adam Frost.
- Complimentary copy of Adam’s How To Create Your Garden (one per booking).
DAY 1 Amsterdam DAY 2 Hoorn DAY 3 Den Helder and Harlingen DAY 4 Lelystad and Keukenhof Gardens DAY 5 Amsterdam and return home
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: April 5-9, 2021. The price: Five days from £719.
Call 01858 589 612 quoting TSMOS10203.
To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/tulips.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *Prices based on two sharing a Main Deck Standard Cabin travelling by coach (direct join option from £619pp, rail from £919pp, air from £869pp – call for information). All cabins have two berths. Single occupancy at 50 per cent supplement. £80pp supplement for Main Deck Superior cabins, £120pp supplement for Upper Deck Superior cabins. Our travel partner, The River Cruise Line, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. For full terms and conditions, go to mailtravel.co.uk/tulips.