10137
Netherlands/Belgium

Tulipmania

From the floor of the world’s largest flower auction to prized botanical gardens to the works of the Golden Age Masters, discover the history of the iconic tulip.
Rating (5)
Program No. 10137RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,649
Flights start at
775
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Jewell
(5)

This program was amazing. Tulips are a must see and the story of how the people of the Netherlands must continuously work to, "keep their feet dry" is fascinating.

Karen
(5)

Tulipmania was my first RoadScholar trip but it wasn’t my last! I intend to travel more with RoadScholar in the future. This trip made traveling internationally and having excellent educational experiences possible for me.

Nancy
(5)

This program had all of our key interests - art, architecture and horticulture. Once in a lifetime experience that includes the Keukenhof, Bruges and everything in between. Well organized with lectures that enhance every excursion. Listening devices are the best! Came home and booked two more Road Scholar trips.

Carole
(5)

History, beauty, great food, learning What else is there?

Hildy
(5)

Tulipmania is a program where you really can tip-toe through the tulips and so much more. The tulips are spectacular but so are the historic sites including the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseums. Experience a flower auction first-hand where 14 million flowers are sold daily and then visit a farmer who grows flowers for the auction. Under the capable leadership of Balazs Fuzesi and Nemanja Ciric we traveled from Holland to Belgium and were able to immerse ourselves in European history hundreds of decades old. A highlight for all was the Van Eyck altarpiece at the St Bavo Church in Ghent. If this program isn't on your "bucket list" do consider it for 2019.

Lynn
(5)

The combination of visits to Keukenhof and other flower related sites was a good balance with some study of the Dutch masters and ancient cultural history.

Tom
(5)

This is a nice program that touches on the important highlights of Dutch and Belgian cultures. We saw some amazing old city architecture in Ghent, Bruges, Haarlem some awful modern architecture in Rotterdam as well as literally millions of tulips in formal plantings in the Keukenhof gardens. We saw amazing art from the Dutch Masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Gogh as well as tasted some delicious local specialty meals such as Ghent Stew and Waterzooi which we want to replicate in our home kitchen. Of course on our own time we tasted more than our share of Belgian chocolates and fantastic Belgian beers.

Nancy
(5)

Very easy to cyomplete

Ruth
(5)

Fabulous trip!!!!!!!






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