Wake up early and smell the tulips at world's biggest flower auction and Keukenhof gardens

Monday 9 January 2017

Four-night river cruise from £399 with rail, coach and air transport options

Wake up early and smell the tulips at world's biggest flower auction and Keukenhof gardens

Saga’s Holland in Bloom four-night river cruise offers the best of springtime floral delights.

The world’s biggest flower and plant auction is held daily at Aalsmeer, just south of Amsterdam, and and Saga guests can get early up to experience the hustle and bustle of the auction floor and watch traders bidding against the clock.

More than 20 million flowers are sold every day in the giant auction house which covers 128 acres. From the gallery, visitors can watch flower carts whizzing through the warehouse area where the colourful blooms are made ready for swift transport across the world.

The river cruise also features a full day’s tour to Keukenhof Gardens, considered one of the most beautiful spring gardens on the planet, with its dazzling displays of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as pavilions of exotic and scented blooms.

River cruise ship Rex Rheni is exclusively chartered by Saga and the Holland in Bloom sailing starts in Arnhem with time to visit the sights associated with the World War II Battle of Arnhem.

Next on the itinerary is a call to Wijk bij Duurstede, one of the oldest settlements in the Netherlands which features the 13th century Castle Duurstede and traditional windmills.

The cruise continues to Amsterdam where guests can explore the wealth of museums and galleries nestled in canal-lined streets. The 151-passenger ship Rex Rheni moors overnight in the city and tour options to explore further afield include the quaint fishing village of Volendam and the city of Edam.

Guests join Rex Rheni on March 29, 2017 and there is a choice of travel options; travel by coach via Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries; by rail on Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International and regional flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Norwich and Newcastle airports.

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For details call free on 0800 300 400 or visit saga.co.uk/rivercruises

Four nights from £399 departing on March 29, 2017. Price includes UK travel service, travel by coach from Folkestone to Arnhem via Eurotunnel or P&O Ferries, plus further options on Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International, flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Gatwick, Norwich or Newcastle airports; all meals, Saga cruise director, Saga cruise escort on board entertainment and activities on the ship, welcome reception and dinner, porterage, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights or a discount if passenger has own insurance.
There is an additional charge for optional tours.

Editors: Contact Press Officer Jessica Myers email jessica.myers@saga.co.uk or call 01303 776133

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