Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Join Adam Frost on a voyage to Holland’s wondrous blooms
Seeing Holland’s famous bulbfields as they burst into bloom in spring is one of the world’s most wonderful experiences.
The blossoms blanket the countryside in a riot of vibrant reds, oranges, pinks and yellows – and on our unique five-day, full-board cruise, you’ll witness this spectacle in the company of landscape designer and Gardeners’ World presenter Adam Frost.
Sailing from the capital, Amsterdam, in April 2022 and travelling along Holland’s pretty canals and waterways, you’ll enjoy picturesque views of the bulbfields.
Colourful treat: The magnificent bulbfields in front of a Dutch windmill
You will sail from Amsterdam in April 2022 and travel along Holland’s pretty canals and waterways
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
You will be joined by Adam Frost
Since setting up his own landscape business in 1996, Adam Frost has designed gardens around the world and won seven gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. He is a popular presenter on BBC’s Gardeners’ World, an RHS ambassador for education and founder of the Adam Frost Garden School in Lincolnshire. Adam has written two books – Real Gardens and How To Create Your Garden.
You will also discover the historic maritime city of Hoorn, lovely Den Helder, the harbour at Harlingen and the lively port of Lelystad.
You’ll be joined by Adam, who will give a fascinating talk about his life and career, as well as answering all your horticultural questions in a special Q&A session. Adam will accompany you on 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. 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 known as one of the largest and most beautiful in the world, and you’ll enjoy an exclusive visit with Gardeners’ World presenter Adam. As well as countless tulips, Keukenhof features daffodils and hyacinths amid pretty lakes, trees and pavilions.
Private talk with Adam Frost, and free book: Adam Frost will give an exclusive talk about his horticultural career and take part in a Q&A session at Keukenhof Gardens, during which you will be able to ask him your own gardening questions. In addition, 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 the comfort of your room.
Enjoy time in Amsterdam: You will have the opportunity to wander around the Dutch capital’s picturesque centre, go cycling along the city’s canals or take an optional canal cruise.
Maritime cities: During your memorable trip, you’ll also stop at Hoorn, a former Dutch East India Company base with a charming 17th Century town centre; Den Helder, on the northernmost tip of the Netherlands, with its beautiful nature reserve and a naval base; and Harlingen, which has more than 600 monuments marking its long tradition of fishing and shipping.
Traditional Dutch specialties: Join an optional excursion to the Medemblik Bakery, a quaint two-storey museum where you’ll see how gevulde koek, an almond paste cookie, and speculaas, delicious gingerbread cookies, are made.
- Four nights’ full-board cruise, including a welcome drink, afternoon tea/coffee and cake, and late-evening snack.
- Return travel to UK by coach (rail and air options also available).
- Visits to Amsterdam, Hoorn, Den Helder, Harlingen and Lelystad.
- Talk, Q&A session and excursion to Keukenhof Gardens with Adam Frost.
- Complimentary copy of Adam Frost’s How To Create Your Garden (one per booking).
- Free wi-fi on board.
- Services of an Arena cruise manager.
YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Amsterdam DAY 2 Amsterdam and Hoorn DAY 3 Den Helder and Harlingen DAY 4 Lelystad and Keukenhof Gardens with Adam Frost DAY 5 Amsterdam and return to UK
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: April 15 to 19, 2022. The price: Five days from £829pp*.
Call 01858 589 612, quoting MOS ADAM FROST. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/tulips.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Prices based on two sharing a Main Deck Standard Cabin. All cabins have two berths. Supplements: 50 per cent for single occupancy, £100pp for Main Deck Superior Cabin, £200pp for Upper Deck Superior Cabin. Our travel partner, Arena Rail Cruises, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL protected. For full terms and conditions, go to mailtravel.co.uk/tulips.