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Floralia & the City of Flowers

(Tour code: FBE17)Brussels, Ghent, and Acres of Colour

From the Floralia Spring Flower Show, to one of the world's largest botanical gardens and Ghent's 35th Floraliën celebrations, discover the kaleidoscopic displays of Belgium in the spring on this delightful five day rail tour.

Tour Highlights
  • The Floralia Spring Flower Show
  • Tour of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium
  • Jardins Annevoie & Abbaye de Villers
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Day 1

London to Brussels

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras International and take the Eurostar service bound for Brussels, a cosmopolitan city where the Art-Nouveau influence blends seamlessly with modern buildings. On arrival we check into our 4-Star hotel, the Pullman Brussels Midi, our home for four nights.

  • Dinner
Day 2

The Floralia Flower Show

We travel by coach to the Château de Grand-Bigard, whose grounds play host to the spectacular 2017 Floralia Spring Flower Show Exhibition, a vibrant display of over 500 varieties of flowers stretching out over 34 acres. This allows us to stroll through the park, experiencing the vivid colours and arrangements for ourselves. In the afternoon we make our way to the National Botanical Garden of Belgium at Bouchout Castle. As one of the largest of its kind in the world, it boasts an extensive collection of more than 18,000 species of flora and fauna from around the globe. Here we are treated to a behind-the-scenes tour which allows us to admire a range of conservation and research collections not usually visible to the public.

  • Breakfast
  • Exclusive Tour of Floralia
Triumphal Arch
Day 3

At leisure in Brussels

With a free day to spend in the Belgian capital, there are many sights and attractions that you will not want to miss, such as the majestic Grand- Place, crowned by the mighty Town Hall, and Brussels' many elegant cathedrals. Alternatively you could visit the prestigious Royal Museum of Fine Arts, which boasts works by influential Flemish artists including Anthony van Dyck.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Abbaye de Villers
Day 4

Jardins Annevoie & Abbaye de Villers

This morning we take the coach to Jardins Annevoie, an extensive set of landscaped gardens that include fountains, cascades, water jets and 20 ornamental ponds. Set within the gardens is an attractive 18th century château, and while you explore you have the opportunity to take lunch in the café. This afternoon we continue to the 12th century Abbaye de Villers, founded under the protection of St Bernard. Today this majestic ruined abbey sheds light on the lifestyles of the Cistercian monks who made their home here.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5

Return to London

After breakfast this morning, we walk to the station and connect with the Eurostar back to London St Pancras Internatioanl.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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