A fantastic spring cruise with a star of TV’s Gardeners’ World: See the glory of Holland’s tulips with Adam Frost – exclusive for MoS readers
- Adam will give a fascinating talk about his life and career, as well as answer all your horticultural questions
- He will join you for a visit to the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, where 80m bulbs are planted each year
- Sail on one of The River Cruise Line’s premier ships, MS Arena, which offers a lounge bar and restaurant
Nowhere does spring quite like Holland. Each year, the famous tulip fields burst into bloom and carpet the countryside in vivid reds, pinks, oranges and yellows. On this wonderful five-day cruise, Mail on Sunday readers will enjoy picturesque views of the flowers as you sail from Amsterdam on Holland’s atmospheric canals and waterways.
And you will be joined by landscape designer and gardening presenter Adam Frost, who will give a fascinating talk about his life and career, as well as answer all your horticultural questions in a special Q&A.
Adam will join you for a visit to the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, where more than seven million bulbs are planted each year across 80 acres, including a stunning 800 varieties of tulip.
Nowhere does spring quite like Holland. Each year, the famous tulip fields burst into bloom
Reasons to book
Visit Keukenhof and enjoy a private talk with Adam Frost
Join Gardeners’ World presenter Adam for an exclusive talk and Q&A session at the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens.
You’ll also have the chance to ask Adam your burning horticultural questions – plus hear his personal insights into one of the world’s greatest gardens, which boast dazzling patterns and shapes amid the pretty lakes, trees and pavilions.
A stylish river cruise ship
Sail on one of The River Cruise Line’s premier four-star ships, MS Arena, which offers a fitness suite, sun deck, library, lounge bar and restaurant, as well as spacious cabins, all with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and French balconies so you can enjoy the river views from the comfort of your room.
Discover historic maritime cities
You’ll visit Hoorn, a former Dutch East India Company base with a charming 17th Century town centre, the distinctive town of Den Helder, on the northernmost tip of Holland, with its beautiful nature reserve and naval base, and Harlingen, which boasts more than 600 monuments marking its long history of fishing and shipping.
Traditional Dutch specialities
Join an optional excursion to the Medemblik Bakery, a quaint two-storey museum where you’ll see how ‘gevulde koek’, an almond paste cookie, and ‘speculaas’, delicious gingerbread cookies, are made.
Enjoy time in Amsterdam
You have the option of taking a canal cruise around picturesque Amsterdam (pictured)
You will have time to spend exploring Amsterdam or to take an optional canal cruise around Amsterdam’s picturesque centre while enjoying a cheese and wine feast.
Free gardening book
Readers who book this exclusive river cruise will receive a complimentary copy (one per booking) of Adam Frost’s How To Create Your Garden, which he will be happy to sign in person on the trip.