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Dutch Bulbfields Mini Cruise

  • Keukenhof Gardens

    Floralia and Keukenhof
  • Keukenhof Gardens

    Keukenhof Gardens
  • Whisper Boat through Keukenhof Gardens

    Whisper Boat Keukenhof Gardens
  • Keukenhof Tulips ©NBTC

    Keukenhof Tulips ©NBTC
3 day tour
From £139 per person - minimum 25 passengers

A mini cruise to Holland is a wonderful way to welcome the spring! At this time of year, the Dutch bulbfields are ablaze with flowering tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and a host of other spring flowers. Unsurprisingly, this trip is a firm favourite with Greatdays’ clients.  This is a wonderful, leisurely way to travel to Holland.

Visit the world famous Keukenhof gardens, one of the world’s finest bulbfields and flower parks. Each year the Dutch bulb growing industry stage their annual petal spectacular. Keukenhof Flower Gardens was once a modest kitchen and herb garden for the Dutch Royal House. Today, however, each year between March and May, seven million bulbs planted across the park’s 70 acres burst into bloom. Visitors enjoy a spectacular rainbow carpet of flowers. For over 50 years, Keukenhof has been displaying its floral art with a different theme each year and a fresh look every day. The park has easy walking with flat paths and several restaurants.

Departing from the port of Hull embark on a relaxing overnight cruise to Rotterdam with P&O Ferries. On board, why not enjoy an extensive buffet dinner and breakfast? Furthermore, the journey across is complete with evening entertainment with a great atmosphere in the café and bar.

The following day, transfer from the port in Rotterdam to Keukenhof Gardens. Here you will have until mid afternoon to explore the charming gardens and flower displays. What’s more, you  can upgrade your bulbfields package and add a €5.00 voucher per person is included for use at one of the many cafés in the park for you to enjoy a cup of coffee or cake.  In the evening, board the return overnight sailing back to Hull.

Treat yourself to a splash of colour and embrace nature’s beauty. Whether you are a novice or green-fingered gardening God, this is a wonderful trip. The vibrant gardens are a delight to behold. A visit is a lovely way to celebrate nature and welcome the coming summer.


March - May 2023

Suggested itineray

Day 1

Cruise from Newcastle/Hull/Harwich

Upon arrival in Board our cruise ship for our overnight cruise to Holland. Whilst on board, why not enj enjoy a 5 course buffet dinner in The Kitchen restaurant? After dinner, why not settle down in the Sunset Show Lounge or the Piano Bar to take in the night’s entertainment.

Day 2

Keukenhof Gardens

Rising early, enjoy an on-board breakfast (supplement) as you sail into Rotterdam before departing the ship.  Transfer to the beautiful Keukenhof Gardens.

Once a modest little herb garden, it is now where the Dutch bulb growing industry stage their annual petal spectacular. Each year between March and May, seven million bulbs are planted across 70 acres burst into bloom. Not just tulips, but daffodils, hyacinths, narcissi and crocuses too. With a different theme every year and a fresh look every day, it has developed into a showcase for the flower bulb and ornamental plant industry.

Why not enjoy a break in one of the cafés within the gardens? A €5.00 voucher per person can be pre-arranged.  And if you would like to see the gardens and surrounding bulbfields from a different perspective, perhaps take a whisper boat cruise along the canals that run through the grounds (optional extra).

Late afternoon we retrace our steps back to port for your return overnight crossing. Once again, make the most of the on-board buffet dinner (supplement) in The Kitchen restaurant and the entertainment provided.

Day 3

Disembark and return home

Disembark early morning in the UK and continue on your journey home.

Your ship

Your ship will be the Pride of Rotterdam or The Pride of Hull with facilities including The Kitchen restaurant and the Sunset Show Lounge. There is also a bar to meet and socialise with fellow passengers. All cabins include en-suite shower room and WC. Upgrades to low berth and outside cabins are available on request.

The ship is accessible for passengers with mobility issues. If you do have any mobility issues, please contact us as soon as possible.

Half twin

(based on low berth cabin)

2023 dates from £139.00 per person

Supplements apply for single cabin occupancy. Upgrades available for low berth inside and outside cabins.

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.17. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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