Brussels & Floriade by Eurostar
Holiday REF: EBBF
4 days from just £349
Dates from 1 June to 21 Sept, 2012
Be transported to horticultural heaven with this holiday to the Floriade 2012 exhibition. Prepare to be dazzled by spectacular floral displays and a wondrous showcase of all of nature’s wonderful things from flowers, plants and trees to fruits and vegetables.
Day 1 UK/Brussels
Board the Eurostar in the UK, arriving in Brussels before transferring to your hotel.
Day 2 Brussels
Enjoy a guided tour of the city this morning, taking in the main highlights including the Grand Place which is the centre of activity in the city, the Parliament building and the Mannekin Pis, Brussels’ world-famous mascot. This afternoon you are free to discover the delights of Brussels at your own pace. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets, sit at a pavement café and watch the world go by or enjoy one of the local specialities, such as moules et frites. Meals: B
Day 3 Floriade 2012
Today we take you on a full day excursion to Venlo in Holland for the Floriade 2012 exhibition. Blooms from all over the world create a dazzling display at this event which only takes place every 10 years. There are hundreds of exhibitors and five themed zones, spread over 66 hectares, showcasing some of the world’s most spectacular flowers, plants and trees as well as a huge variety of fruit and vegetables.
Floriade 2012 also offers a varied cultural programme of music, dance, theatre, literature and visual art from all over the globe.
The event is organised into five zones including the Relax and Heal zone following the theme of ‘organic shapes’. There are no straight lines here, fluid paths and grassy hillocks help to create a harmonious landscape. Other zones include the Green Engine zone with industrial designs, machines and motors demonstrating the enormous resilience of nature. The Education and Innovation zone is designed to constantly present a different perspective, while greenery in cities and the creatures it attracts are highlighted in the Environment zone. You may also enjoy connecting with other event visitors in the World Show Stage zone, where water plays a vital role - water being the shared source of all life on earth. Meals: B
Day 4 Brussels/UK
You leave Brussels today for your journey back to the UK. Meals: B
You will stay at the centrally located 4-star Hotel Thon on a bed and breakfast basis. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar and lounge. Bedrooms all feature private facilities, air-conditioning, TV and telephone.
Your holiday includes
- Standard class return rail travel by Eurostar
- 3 nights’ bed & breakfast
- Your experienced Travelsphere Tour Manager
Included excursions & other highlights
- Floriade 2012 entrance
- Brussels city tour
Notes: key to your included meals
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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