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Enjoy visiting Holland and the most vibrant time of the year The Floralia Show is held at the Groot-Bijgaarden Castle in Brussels 7 nights FULL BOARD from £1399^ Including optional travel insurance or from £1379^ without insurance§ Your cruise includes VIP door-to-door travel service · 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners · Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner · All Gratuities on board · Saga Team · Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK · Return coach travel via Eurotunnel or ferry. Return flights or direct Eurostar train to Amsterdam for a supplement. · 3 included excursions and experiences For a full inclusions list see page 12 Haarlem Zaandam Amsterdam Utrecht NETHERLANDS See the floats of Haarlem's annual flower paradee Antwerp BELGIUM Adventures ashore Dutch delights You have a full day to seek out the delights of the Dutch capital, but instead of taking the tourist trail, you might choose to indulge your passion for gardens. Why not accompany your expert gardens host on an optional excursion to Hortus Botanicus ­ Amsterdam's botanical gardens, one of the oldest in the world. A peaceful retreat from the hubbub of the city, the attractive grounds incorporate three impressive greenhouses: the Palm House where some of the world's oldest plants are kept, the three-climate greenhouse with its subtropical plants, and the butterfly house. Another option is to join an excursion visiting Vondelpark, Amsterdam's largest park. The best medicine You can look forward to an included half-day trip to Utrecht Botanical Gardens. Originally called Hortus medicus, the gardens were first laid out in 1639 and are one of the oldest university gardens in the Netherlands. They were installed for students of medicine and played an important role in the development of systematic botany in the Netherlands. The gardens incorporate six different areas, including a Rock Garden said to be one of Europe's finest, Tropical Greenhouses and an Outer Fort where marsh marigold and huge skunk cabbage flourish in the spring. Flowers on Parade Make the most of your overnight mooring in the beautiful city of Haarlem. The attractive market square, Grote Markt, is home to an impressive 14th-century Town Hall and St Bavo's church which provide the backdrop for one of the highlights of your holiday. The annual Flower Parade that begins in Noordwijk will arrive in Haarlem a few hours after you do, allowing you to feast your eyes on a procession of floats carrying magnificent floral displays. The following morning why not head back into town to take a closer look at the arrangements before you set sail for Amsterdam at lunchtime. SAVE £200^ per person on all cabin grades when you book by December 20, 2019 Prices from: Lower Deck Middle Deck, French Balcony Upper Deck, French Balcony Cabins for sole occ. from: Cruise code Apr 12, 2021 1599 1399 1999 1799 2299 2099 2199 1999 AH611 Flowers on Parade. 7 nights. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. Prices shown may be based on aft or forward cabins and supplements may apply for midship. Other sole occupancy cabins available, subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction applies of £20 if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 51 for details. For the latest prices and offers visit TRAVEL OPTIONS: Prices based on return coach travel from Folkestone to Amsterdam via Eurotunnel or ferry. Eurostar standard is available for a supplement departing from London St Pancras, direct to Amsterdam, returning via Brussels. Flights from Heathrow are also available for a supplement. To travel from your local airport or to take advantage of our flight and Eurostar upgrade deals (both subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please call for details. Please do not call. Our agents will contact you soon to finalise your booking. 19