Your tour departs from Amsterdam's Museum District.Travel by air-conditioned coach about 30 minutes southwest to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. Since Keukenhof is one of Holland’s most popular attractions and only open for eight weeks in the springtime, it’s always a busy spot. But this tour grants you skip-the-line access, so you’ll bypass the entrance queue and head straight inside.
Your guide will take you on a leisurely walk through the breathtaking gardens while explaining the history of the site. The world's largest flower garden, Keukenhof Gardens covers 79 acres (32 hectares) and is home to more than seven million blooming tulips, daffodils and hyacinths.
Your walking tour is followed by a meet-and-greet with an expert gardener responsible for this blooming masterpiece. This unique opportunity gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the gardens, revealing little-known facts about its history, development and significance. Feel free to ask any questions you have!
At lunchtime, enjoy a relaxing picnic in the gardens. Your picnic lunch box contains a sandwich or wrap, some fruit and orange juice. You'll then have time to explore the gardens at your leisure. Soak up the blaze of color that envelops the park, with its greenhouses, brooks, shady ponds and winding paths -- this is truly a memorable sight!
After your time at the Keukenhof Gardens, travel by coach to Haarlem, passing beautiful tulip fields along the way. The capital of the province of North Holland, Haarlem is a historic city with a medieval flair, attractively located on the banks of the Spaarne River.
Take a walking tour to learn about Haarlem’s interesting history, culture and Gothic architecture. Explore classic Dutch cobblestone streets; see historic buildings, churches and museums; and admire cozy bars, fine cafes and the odd canal.
When your Haarlem walking tour is over, board the coach and make your way back to Amsterdam.