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Floralia Spring Flower Show & Keukenhof Gardens

(Tour code: 17FKE)Antwerp, Floralia and Keukenhof Gardens by rail

From Belgium's forgotten gem, Antwerp, discover the magnificent flowers of Floralia and kaleidoscopic displays of Keukenhof Gardens on this enchanting tour celebrating the best of Dutch and Belgian horticulture.

Tour Highlights
  • Guided tour of Antwerp
  • Excursion to Floralia Spring Flower Show
  • Excursion to National Botanic Garden of Belgium
  • Excursion to Delft and Keukenhof Gardens
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Day 1

By train to Antwerp

After meeting at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office, leave St Pancras International
on the Eurostar to Brussels. Here you connect with a local train to Antwerp. Famous as the world's leading diamond city, Antwerp is one of Belgium's hidden gems. On arrival in Antwerp, check into the 3* Ibis Centrum for four nights.

  • Dinner
Day 2

Floralia and National Botanic Garden

Travel by coach to the Floralia Spring Flower Exhibition, hosted at Château de Grand-Bigard. A vibrant display of 500 varieties of flowers including 400 different types of tulip awaits, the perfect reward for the more than one million bulbs that were planted here by hand. Your next visit is to the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, located in the grounds of Bouchout Castle. The gardens showcase flora and fauna from a wide-range of environments, meaning that 18,000 species of plants from all over the world can be found here.

  • Breakfast
  • Excursions
Day 3


This morning you enjoy a walking tour of Antwerp with a local guide. The tour includes the Grote Markt, which is lined with wonderfully grand, gabled Guild Houses and is home to the large town hall and the famous Brabo Fountain. You are then free to continue exploring Antwerp - you could visit the beautiful Gothic cathedral or Rubens House. You can also explore the Diamond District, where 70% of the world's diamonds are traded.

  • Breakfast
  • Excursion
Day 4

Delft and Keukenhof Gardens

You travel by coach over the border into the Netherlands, continuing to Delft, one of the prettiest towns in the country, famous for its pottery. Tree-lined canals and cobbled streets wind away from Markt, Delft's large open central square. You are free to explore Delft at your own pace. You could visit the Royal Delft porcelain factory, where the distinctive 'Delft Blue' design is made, take a cruise along Delft's canals, or make a stop at the Johannes Vermeer Museum, which celebrates the life and works of one of the most famous 17th century Dutch masters. This afternoon, continue to the famous Keukenhof Gardens, the world's largest flower garden. The gardens only open in the spring, displaying a powerful burst of colour and providing an incredible seasonal display of tulips, crocuses, daffodils and other flowering plants.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
Day 5

By train to London

Transfer to Antwerp station for the train to Brussels and your onward connection on the Eurostar to London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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