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SELECTED VISITS FOR 2019
With all the trips finished for 2018 we are looking forward to 2019 and hope to run a 4 day visit to Holland
We are proposing to run a long weekend break to Holland with the main feature being the visit to Keukenhof Park and to base the tour in Amsterdam. The trip will be by coach with the channel crossing via the Eurotunnel.. If you dont like the tunnel we may be able to offer flight from Bristol for you but ther main trip will be by coach departing Bideford at 6.00am and another pick-up at Barnstaple Square, then to the tunnel with stops en-route. Things are progressing on this trip and numbers are coming in. We are working with a specialist Floral Tour operator in Bath to provide as much interest as possible without being a whistle-stop trip. Dates suggested are Tuesday 30th April to Friday 3rd My 2019. After crossing the Channel via the tunnel we take the motorways to Rotterdam and visit Kinderdijk Windmills before arriving at our hotel on the west of Amsterdam for evening meal which will be included on the first night. Accomodation is on Bed & Breakfast basis for the next 2 nights to give you chance to sample Amsterdam night life. A tram stop is near our proposed hotel, The 4 star Ramada Amsterdam Centre. The intention is to have the first day In Holland at Keukenhof Gardens then tour the Bulbfields with added visits to a Clog Maker and Cheese Shop. The second day will visit a FloraHolland Auction and a Commercial Nursery (possibly an Orchid Grower) then to Volendam, returning to Amsterdam for a canal boat trip. On our return trip we leave after breakfast and will have a nice break and spend some time in Belgium, at lovely Bruges before the return tunnel trip and journey back to North Devon arriving late evening.
The trip is in the concept stage and open to changes but the projected cost would be around £350 per person.
If you are interested we would love to hear from you so we know how to progress and we will invite other clubs to join us. The more that go the cheaper it will be and any free spaces will be used to reduce costs.
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Taunton Flower Show
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