Bountiful Holland: Tulips & Gardens by Riverboat

The story of Dutch tulips is one of mystery, intrigue and a springtime symphony of more than 7 million bulbs in bloom. Voyage the rivers of Holland to experience this fascinating story.
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Program No. 22231RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Imported from Turkey in 1593, tulips were once so prized that the Dutch used flower bulbs as currency. On this voyage through Holland, learn about the history of tulips while delighting in their vibrant splendor. Walk amid a vivid palette of colors in one of the world’s largest flower gardens, learn about tulips with a bulb farmer and explore the grounds where these now bountiful blooms first arrived in the Netherlands.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two hours/two miles at a time, sometimes twice per day; cobblestones and many unavoidable stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience the world-famous Keukenhof Garden, where more than 7 million bulbs bloom each spring.
  • Learn about the history and impact of Delft blue pottery.
  • Meet a tulip bulb farmer and explore a bustling flower auction.

General Notes

For a more leisurely paced version of this program, please see program "Bountiful Holland by Riverboat: Tulips & Parks at a Slower Pace" (#23835).
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Balázs Füzesi
Balázs Füzesi was born and raised in the city of Pécs, in southwestern Hungary. He has earned bachelor’s degrees in communications and in business administration and has also completed a license for leading educational excursions in his native country. He has pursued study and work with members of other nationalities whenever possible, spending a high school year in Denmark and working abroad in Greenland, London and the U.S. He credits his grandmother for his love of travel and exploration; she was an avid traveler throughout her entire life.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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