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Bountiful Holland: Tulips & Gardens by Riverboat

Program No. 22231RJ
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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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.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two hours/two miles at a time, sometimes twice per day; cobblestones and many unavoidable stairs.

What You'll Learn

  • Experience the world-famous Keukenhof Garden, where more than 7 million bulbs bloom each spring.
  • Discover the collections of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.
  • Meet a tulip bulb farmer and explore a bustling flower auction.

General Notes

Please note that on this program, Road Scholar has the entire ship and welcomes a maximum of 90 Road Scholars which will be divided into smaller groups, each with their own Group Leader. The small groups may occasionally come together for lectures.
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