Floralia Spring Flower Show & Keukenhof Gardens
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From Belgium's forgotten gem, Antwerp, discover the magnificent flowers of Floralia and kaleidoscopic displays of Keukenhof Gardens.
After meeting at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office, leave St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels. Here you connect with a local train to Antwerp.
Travel by coach to the Floralia Spring Flower Exhibition, hosted at Château de Grand-Bigard. Over four weeks in the grounds of this marvellous stately home, over 400 floral varieties are put on display, bringing a magnificent cornucopia of colour to the manicured gardens. Indoor gardens here also hold a superb array of flowers from around the world.
Your next visit is to the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, located in the grounds of Bouchout Castle and boasting over 18,000 plant species.
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.
You travel by coach over the border into the Netherlands for a spectacular visit 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. The fantastic floral exhibitions are something to remember, and there are plenty of places to stop off for some refreshment amid the beautiful walks and footpaths.
Transfer to Antwerp station for the train to Brussels and your onward connection on the Eurostar to London St Pancras.
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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Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Antwerp, Floralia and Keukenhof Gardens by rail