Dutch Delights

Dutch Delights

Available from Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria.


Available from Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria.

Enjoy a delightful spring break with a distinctive Dutch flavour, visiting the magnificent, world-famous Keukenhof Gardens, named ‘The Greatest Flower Show on Earth’.  Our previous passengers and drivers have given us some lovely photos to prove it!


Admission is also included to the magnificent Het Loo Gardens, Arnhem Airborne Museum and of course a traditional cheese and clog makers.


What’s Included?


  • return coach travel

  • five nights dinner, bed and breakfast (including an overnight each way on the ferry)

  • ferry travel

  • en-suite accommodation

  • two excursions

  • complimentary tea/coffee in the hotel’s lounge

  • entry to Het Loo Gardens

  • entry to Keukenhof Gardens

  • entry to a cheese and clog makers

  • entry to Arnhem Airborne Museum




The deposit required at the time of booking for all holidays is £30 per person, full payment is required 28 days prior to departure.

Keukenhof Gardens

After disembarking the ferry, travel through the Dutch Bulbfields with entry to Keukenhof Gardens, named the greatest flower show on earth. There are over 70 acres of parkland and 10 miles of walkway, admire a vast collection of hundreds of thousands of flowers displayed in the beautifully landscaped gardens which adorn the estate.

Het Loo/Arnhem

See the grand baroque parterre gardens at Het Loo, which are newly planted each spring and summer in typical 17th Century Dutch style – well stocked and with plenty of geometry and formality (note the Palace itself is closed), before travelling on to Deventer, where much of the filming of ‘A Bridge Too Far’ took place. Then to Arnhem, which played a pivotal role during the final days of the Second World War. Visit the Arnhem War Cemetery in Oosterbeek, before continuing to the Arnhem Airborne Museum, one of the world’s most impressive war museums.

Cheese/Clog Makers

An excursion passing Harderwijk to cross ’Flevoland’, Lelystad and across The Houtribdijk, which is a 27km dike over the Ijsselmeer. On to a traditional cheese and clog makers (included) and picturesque Volendam, famous for its traditional costumes that are still worn today.

The Hague

Free time in The Hague, home to the Dutch Royal Family, and a beautiful ‘city behind the dunes’ with a rich history. Then to the seaside town of Scheveningen, with many beach pavilions and cafes.

Kontakt der Kontinenten, Utrecht (3 nights)


The hotel is spread over two buildings, a former mansion house and the Monastery Cenakel and is located within a large private forest.  Most of the rooms have a view of either the woods or the gardens.  At anytime during your stay, complimentary cups of fresh coffee or tea are available in the lounge.


Hotel and Bedroom Facilities:


  • TV

  • telephone

  • WiFi

  • lift


There will be an overnight each way on the Hull-Rotterdam crossing (bunk as standard, side-by-side are on request only with supplement).


Please note porterage is NOT included for this holiday.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Bus Station Ayr Bus Station
Stance 14
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Cairnryan Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Carlisle Sands Sands Centre, Main Door
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
Dalbeattie Dalbeattie , Opp The Birchtree Hotel
Maxwell Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Irvine Irvine, Opposite Townhouse, Irvine Cross
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station
Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square
Opposite the Old Post Office
Lochmaben Lochmaben, Outside Kings Arms Hotel
Lockerbie Lockerbie, The Townhead Hotel
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Penrith Penrith, Sandgate Bus Station
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Sanquhar TBA
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach.
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